Archive | October, 2010

Link Roundup: October 21

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local: Pima regional bike count underway State: Trailhead Bike Cafe in Phoenix is one-stop shop for cycling National Reading, Writing and Riding – Lees-McRae creates first cycling minor Progress on the Pavement Bicycle lights you wear under your skin Bicycle-Themed Parklet Coming to Valencia? Can […]

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No federal grant money for county’s Urban Loop

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the $600 million in federal grant money designed to stimulate the economy, but Pima County’s Urban Loop project missed the cut. Nannette Slusser, a Pima County assistant administrator and the point person for the 55-mile car-free loop, said she was disappointed they weren’t awarded a piece […]

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Update: New commuter bike shop opens

Update: There and Back Bikes officially opened its doors Thursday morning. Vihel said for now the hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. -7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Those hours may be adjusted as Vihel determines what the demand is. A new commuter-focused bike shop is opening this week near the University of Arizona Campus . […]

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Link Roundup: October 20

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Scraper Bikes: “Bike 4 Life Ride” from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Local Jan Miller relishes her ‘uphill’ battle Bike your way to adventure National Weight Loss and Improved Fitness With Bike Riding 70-Year-Old To Bike 1000-Mile ‘Ride For Reading’ An emerging new bike plan for San […]

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Photo: Very scary bike parking

Just an example of some scary bike parking at Trader Joe’s on Campbell.

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Link Roundup: October 19

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local: El Tour, county settle lawsuit over ’08 crash Deputy Arizpuru shows up for trial . . . with a very different story Top Three Cities for Staying Fit Top 10 Triathlon Cities in the US State: MCSO finds lost bicyclist in Cave Creek Tempe […]

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County could find out about Urban Loop money by mid-week

Despite leaks surfacing about projects being funded by federal reinvestment grants, Pima County officials still haven’t been notified of whether they received any money to help fund the Urban Loop. According to Matt Zoll, the county’s bike and pedestrian program manager, the federal agency in charge of doling out the money has verified the project’s […]

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Eight bike-count locations in need of volunteers

Pima Association of Governments planner, Ann Chanecka, sent out one last request for volunteer bike counters. Here is her email and the locations. My last plea (well, for this year at least)!  Anyone not hit up their friends to help count?  We have just a few more spots to fill.   We’ve had a response from […]

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Profile of Tucson Velo on

Check out the profile of Tucson Velo on’s website. It was a lot of fun talking bikes with them and they have a really great site. Here is an exceprt, but be sure to check out the full story and poke around in their archives. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with […]

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Link Roundup: October 18

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Mapping Your NYC Bike Commute from Streetfilms on Vimeo. National Man Shot In Ankle; Rides Bike To Hospital Build a No-Weld Recumbent Trike Out of Old Bike Parts Concept Bike Parking Spaces Double as Solar Panels Battling over bike lanes Kryptonite and Bike Revolution partner […]

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Link Roundup: October 17

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local ties: Missoula’s Schultz keeps climbing cycling ranks National: Are U on a bicycle-friendly campus? College pushing pedal power with refurbished bikes Stars Get Lessons in Life Out of the Bike Lane Women’s Liberation and the Bicycle Sharing Is Caring—Dividing Streets of New York Wheelin’ […]

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Rider of the week: Breakfast meeting

Laura Hapenciuc was waiting outside B-Line cafe waiting for her sister Claudia who built Laura’s bike. According to Claudia it was the first bike she built. It came from Berkeley, but all Claudia kept was the frame, fork and cranks. The rest required new parts. Look for Claudia’s bike, which she also built, next week.

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