Archive | March, 2011

Bringing bike commuting to the masses

I made an appearance on KGUN9′s Tucson Morning Blend show on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video, but if you click on the image, it will take you to the Tucson Morning Blend website. My goal was to come across as normal and show people bike commuting is not hard. That is the […]

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Link roundup: March 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Employees Encouraged to Bike to Work Next Week Cyclists try to list danger zones, improve safety Grant Rd. overhaul starts in fall State Auto accidents down overall in Phoenix in 2009 National Bike is the new black Reader’s view: Bikes are recognized by Michigan […]

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Bike track at local school leveled; district cites safety concerns

Sunnyside School District officials removed a bike track recently built on Elvira Elementary’s playground. Sunnyside’s public relations representative Misti Nowak said the district had safety concerns about the track and the proper approval from the district administration wasn’t obtained. She said it was an honest mistake on the part of school officials and the district […]

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City works to make I-10 crossing better for bikes

Cyclists trying to cross Interstate 10 will soon have another option available to them. The City of Tucson is spending $1,000 to make crossing the interstate at Speedway Boulevard easier for cyclists by legalizing riding on the sidewalk underneath the train tracks on the east side of the freeway. Tom Thivener, the city’s bike and […]

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Link roundup: March 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. National Double Digit Growth for US Bicycle Market National leader shares 12 trends that will help bicycling grow Around the Dinner Table for Bikes Promoting Bicycle Lanes as if They Were on the Ballot New bicycle racks susceptible to theft, vandalism, can be unbolted by […]

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Love Cyclovia but hate traffic? Here are some low-stress routes in Tucson

If Sunday’s Cyclovia Tucson demonstrated one thing, it was that there are thousands of Tucsonans who like to ride their bikes. But many of those who turned out on Sunday might not feel comfortable riding when the party is over and the roads are opened back up to traffic. Recently I was standing with an […]

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Link roundup: March 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local 2nd Annual Cycovia Tucson On the Spot: Roger Himmelright, Bike tourist National Motorist punched me, says cyclist Op-ed: Diverging trends for distracted driving Free ‘Superba’ to a Woman in Need Mapping Bicycle Mode Share Where You Live Battle of the Bike Lanes : The Extended Version […]

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Cyclovia Tucson photo booth images

Check out the images by photographer Chris Hinkle at the Tucson Velo photo booth yesterday. To see more images at one time, click the thumbnail icon on the lower menu bar. Chris is charging a really low $2 per digital download. Prices for prints very on the size depending on what size you want. Thanks […]

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From 6 months to 70 years old, Cyclovia pleases them all

Editor’s note: Be sure to check the site this afternoon to see photos from the Tucson Velo / Chris Hinkle photo booth at Cyclovia. Also, check back tomorrow for a post about the streets in Tucson that are most like the Cyclovia route — with low traffic and safe crossings. Thousands of cyclists, walkers and […]

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Link roundup: March 28

Post any interesting links you find. Local Cyclovia in Tucson attracts thousands Tucson Bike Party National Best Bike Lights 2011 The 20 Most Popular Bike Brands Sold in the US Support those who back bike program Santa Cruz launch three new bikes for 2012 For Schumer, a Bike Lane Far Too Close for Comment Right […]

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Cyclovia Tucson open thread

I’m about to head out to the Cyclovia Tucson route to set up the Tucson Velo/Chris Hinkle photo booth. If you can’t make the event, check the twitter box below for updates from the event. If you do make it out, drop a line in the comment section to let people know about your experience […]

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Reminder: Cyclovia Tucson tomorrow!

Don’t forget, one of Tucson’s premier biking events, Cyclovia Tucson, is tomorrow from 10-3. There will be tons of events, vendors, stands and activities. Best of all, it will be car free. Check the map below to find a place to jump on the route and enjoy the five mile car-free loop. Don’t forget to […]

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