Archive | November, 2010

Residents trying to kill bike path improvements

This sign popped up along the south bank of the Rillito River path between Mountain Avenue and Campbell Avenue. A story on Tucson Velo documented the county’s plan and the neighborhoods’ objections to the proposed improvement. The plan would pave the portion of the Rillito between Mountain and Campbell, which would allow cyclists to cross […]

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Public meeting about bike-parking rules tomorrow

Cyclists are being encouraged to attend a public meeting about proposed changes to the bicycle parking code within the city of Tucson and express their views about bicycle parking in Tucson. The business community wants flexibility about where they are required to place bike racks, while the city is pushing to require the parking be […]

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$4.5 million coming to region for bike projects

View Transportation Enhancement Grants in a larger map Seven regional bike and pedestrian projects were awarded federal transportation enhancement grants last week. The $4.5 million in funding represents 19 percent of the total transportation enhancement money allocated to Arizona. Pima Association of Governments planner, Ann Chanecka said her colleague, John Liosatos coordinates the program for […]

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Link Roundup: November 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local BICAS Art Auction this weekend! A conversation with Phil Zajicek, the lone American on Pegasus finds a home State Mesa Bike Shops Speak About Bike Safety Ominbus Wilderness Bill likely National Anti-theft GPS bicycle tracker launches East County cycling group to bear gifts Adventure Cycling Association: […]

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Bicycle commute sparks business idea for bike-themed cafe

Every weekend, Jaime Arrieta is out on the edge of the Rillito River path at Campbell Avenue, spinning on his trainer as cyclists and pedestrians whiz by. If his bike is empty, he is probably brewing a cup of coffee for one of his regulars Arrieta is the owner of Peddler on the Path, a […]

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Link Roundup: November 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. National Celebrity + Bicycle Holiday Gift Guide for Bike Riders 42 Bicycle Fails, Wipeouts & Blunders The First 100% FSC-Certified Wood Bicycle Bike polo gains ground in LA Silicon Valley reps discuss the Netherlands Bicycle Transportation Facebook page shines light on Midtown bike thefts A […]

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Link Roundup: Novemeber 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local 2010 El Tour de Tucson Race Report Southern Arizona tackles El Tour National Confessions of a recovering engineer Upcycled Gifts: For the Bike Lover BMC adds mountain bike team International Helmet law hurting shared bike scheme Copenhagen plans super highways … for bikes

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Rider of the week: El Tour with one speed

James Payne rode the full 109-mile El Tour de Tucson on his recently built single speed Pake C’mute. He says he built his bike from the ground up, with Velo Orange, Sugino, Ritchey and Tektro components, which took him about three months to round up. He had Arizona Bicycle Experts install the bottom bracket and […]

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Link Roundup: November 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. National Bicycle program makes District easier place to get around, residents say Chef Biker Delivering Soup by Bicycle The tree and bike connection grows in Portland International The family that pedals together … Thieves steal bikes from Brandon police station 100 Recycled Bicycles = 1 […]

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Photo: Black Friday by bike

I had to go get some dog food this morning (which I also brought home with the tree, but took off for the photo) and decided to check to see if Home Depot still had one of their Christmas trees left. It turns out someone has just brought this one back, so I snagged it. […]

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El Tour perspectives from alternate ends of the ride

I thought I’d be finished with El Tour de Tucson posts by now, but I thought these were interesting enough to highlight. Both Victor Riquelme and Tiburon Erickson posted blogs about their El Tour de Tucson experiences. You’ve probably heard of Victor, who I wrote about a few weeks ago when he signed a pro […]

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Link Roundup: November 26

Post any interesting links you find in your comment section. Local Tucson Thanksgiving — Time to Ride National Company proving skeptics wrong with high-tech wooden bikes Parents blame Walmart, bike maker for son’s injuries Man bikes 25000 miles promoting random acts of kindness New York Set To Get Ultra-Techy Bike-Sharing Scheme Young Girl Continues Bike […]

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