Archive | February, 2011

Good turnout for first monthly family-friendly ride

About 20 people, including six kids, showed up for the Living Streets Alliance’s first family-friendly ride. It’s something the organizers plan on hosting on the last Saturday of every month. The Alliance’s Emily Yetman said she thought the first ride was a success and would use what they learned to improve future rides. They might […]

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Sights and sounds: 2011 UA Criterium

Hundreds of cyclists raced in Saturday’s University of Arizona Criterium. Check out a video and photos from the race. Also be sure to read the recap of 14-year-old Lizzy Caputo’s third-place finish in a mixed Category 3 and 4 race. I tried a few new things to spice up the video including slow motion. The […]

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Link roundup: February 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. State Class trip aim for social change through the bicycle National NAHBS awards The artistry and expression of head badges Gary Fisher Commutes By Bike NAHBS 2011 – Austin Day 2 NAHBS Day 3 Slideshow Train Tracks to be Converted into Bicycle Road The World […]

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Rider of the week: Lizzy’s big race

The rider of the week is a little bit different this week. Rather than chasing someone down on 4th Avenue, I wanted to highlight Lizzy Caputo. Lizzy is 1415 years old and a member of El Grupo. Yesterday she participated in the University of Arizona Criterium, twice. She raced the youth division and finished first, […]

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Link roundup: February 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Sate Le Tour De Manure hits Valley streets National A cross-country ride to highlight dangers of texting and driving North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) 2011: part 1 NAHBS Day 2 highlights: Sylan, Yipsan, Shamrock, Naked, Indy Fab, Littleford A bike for kids, from Sacha […]

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Link roundup: February 26

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Bike Technician Wanted Now: National Bike Blogs From Around the U.S. Jesse Eisenberg Tells ‘Wait Wait’ About Taking Mom To The Oscars On A Bike NAHBS sneak peek: Calfee’s carbon bamboo tall bike Bicycles big part of future transportation plans Senate hikes penalty […]

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Advocacy group to host first ride

The newly formed Living Streets Alliance is hosting their first family-friendly ride Saturday at 10 a.m. It will leave from the Children’s Museum at 10 a.m. Saturday and head to the Reid Park Zoo. Here is a Q&A with alliance member Kylie Walzak who is helping organize the event. How long is the ride? The […]

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Two intersections go green; dozens more on wishlist

Two intersections along Sunrise Drive in the Foothills received a special green pavement treatment to help cyclists and motorists cross paths more smoothly. Within the last week, green pavement markings were added on westbound Sunrise Drive at Paseo Otono and southbound Craycroft Road just past Sunrise Drive. According to Matt Zoll, Pima County’s bicycle and […]

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Link roundup: February 25

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. View a larger version of this photo at Local Two Wheelin’ in Tucson: Cycling concierge 2 Wheelin’ at the Youth Bike Summit State National Driver in Fatal Car vs. Bicycle Crash Has 11 Tickets PSU report: Cycle track, buffered bike lanes working well, but […]

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Parking letter of the day: Matt’s letter

This is a continuation of a contest I launched on Monday. We are asking people to send in copies of the letters they submit to public officials about the proposed bicycle parking code changes. Get all the details about the contest to win a free breakfast at our sponsor, The B Line. I’ll post one […]

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Tucson’s Transportation Director set to pedal out of government

After almost 30 years working for the City of Tucson — 10 of those as the city’s Transportation Director — Jim Glock is set to retire by the end of 2011. Glock is unique among transportation directors around the county in that he can often be seen riding around Tucson in a suit with his […]

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Link roundup: February 24

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Check out this wonderful rap about all the benefits of biking rather than driving. Thanks to Aaron for sending me the link. Local Epic 24-hour ride is one of the world’s largest Have your say on regional transportation spending priorities National Bike trailer bill gains […]

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