Archive | June, 2011

Summer sightseeing series: Inspiration from the “Mothership” – My brief trip to Portland

Editor’s note: Many of us try to escape the heat in Tucson by venturing to other locales with more favorable climes in the summer. When my family and I get to take a vacation, I often look at the place we are visiting through a cycling lens and I am sure I am not the […]

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Link roundup: June 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National UCI may scrap 6.8kg weight limit for race bikes How to Build A Bike Biking in heels: A do or a don’t? What Does ‘Commuting’ Mean to You? San Diego’s Horner: Tour de France his tour de force? Bicycle commuting on the rise: Middle-aged men leading […]

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Local bike racer needs help after crash

Victor Riquelme, a local up and coming bike racer that we wrote about before, needs your help. Apparently, Riquelme crashed during a bike race and needs reconstructive surgery on his shoulder. His family and friends have started a page to accept donations to help pay for the surgery. Here is what they had to say: […]

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BMX park still viable; Questions about size and scope remain

A case of one government agency not communicating with another appears to have sparked concern that Barrio Trails was in jeopardy once again. The Army Corps of Engineers, originally thought to be opposing the BMX park’s reconstruction, is in fact not against rebuilding it. The park is being bulldozed to accommodate a drainage basin being […]

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Link roundup: June 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Bike Tucson | A photo essay National Seattle Bike Cop Touts Penis-Friendly Saddle in NYT Destination Reached: Bike Parking & Locking Coming to a College Campus Near You: More Learning, Less Parking Hawthorne Bridge bike traffic inspires epiphany for Oregonian columnist 17 Cool and Unusual Bike […]

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University repaving closes road until July 10

According to an email from the University of Arizona’s Parking and Transportation office, a portion of University Boulevard between Cherry and Campbell Avenues will be closed for repaving until July 10. Here is what the email said: The following two road paving projects for the UA Mall area will impact bicycle access……Detour signs should be […]

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Trolley Pub: ‘It’s a party on wheels’

Tucson’s first pedaling party vehicle hit the streets Saturday with the official launch of the Trolley Pub. More than 100 people took their turn helping pedal the 14 passenger vehicle down University Boulevard. The Trolly Pub sports 10 seats for pedaling patrons on the sides and four spots for riders who need a rest in […]

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Link roundup: June 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Calculating the Leap to Driving Less National A Release Valve for Cyclists’ Unrelenting Pressure In Cycling Race Across America, Sleep Is Shunned Do This: Fork and the Road’s Culinary Bike Tours City counts record 31,600 people at North Portland Sunday Parkways Unregistered bikes face bumpy road […]

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Movie premier benefiting El Grupo tomorrow

A screening of “3 Minute Gaps” a movie that followed some of the world’s best mountain bike racers will be shown at the Fox Theater on Tuesday night. The proceeds from the movie, which is being hosted by Tucson Pedaler publisher Damion Alexander, will be donated to El Grupo Youth Cycling. The price of admission […]

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BMX bicycle park under threat again

Eight months after Pima County officials said they were committed to rebuilding Barrio Trails — an unauthorized BMX park slated to be demolished for a drainage project — the park is apparently in peril yet again. A message on both Barrio Trails’ and Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists’ Facebook pages indicate the Army Corps of Engineers […]

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Construction update: University closed between Campbell and Cherry

I received word this morning from Tucson Velo reader Patrick B. that a portion of the Third Street/University bikeway is closed. Patrick said he usually rides to campus along Third Street, but said the road was closed between Campbell and Cherry Avenues. I have not seen an announcement about the closure, but will call the […]

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Link roundup: June 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State 12-year-old bicyclist from Arizona killed in southern Utah National Largest ever crowds for North Portland Sunday Parkways (Photos) Philadelphians ditch cars for bikes, SEPTA and walking Portland doctor makes house calls by bicycle Bicycle jousting is a tall order Serena Williams Reveals Bike Crash Car costs […]

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