Archive | July, 2011

Link roundup: July 31

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Portland’s shifted to the next gear Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrates birthday with bike ride Iyer with his bicycle made out of cycled waste Roadshow: ‘Complete Streets’ program draws praise, anger San Dimas releases plans for bicycle-friendly future Explore gritty, creative Detroit by bicycle Rising to the challenge […]

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Link roundup: July 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Tune-ups for bikes offered to hundreds National Media Commentary: LADN Editorial Plays Up Bicyclists Vs. Drivers — What’s the Point? The Metamorphosis of Chuck Nevius and Mainstream Acceptance of Cycling The Future of Fixies launched six years ago today NYC bike commuting flourishes, say mayor […]

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Photo: Rendering of 5th Street and Euclid crossing

Here is a rendering from the city showing what the refuge crossing at 5th Street and Euclid could look like if it was upgraded for bikes. (Click on the image to enlarge it.) Below is what it looks like today. Lastly, if you missed the presentation about upgrading the Third Street and University Bicycle Boulevard, […]

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In event training, information is power

Editor’s note: Travis Woodruff is a Tucson-based cycling coach (USA Cycling certified Level I Elite Coach) and founder of Momentum Endurance, a coaching business. Travis provides training columns to help you take your cycling to the next level. If you would like more personalized service, contact Travis. Read more about Travis and his coaching in […]

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Link roundup: July 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Jr. El Tour training program looking for riders, ages 11-13 Seven gold medals for Team USA at first day of BMX World Championships National For Raquel Nelson, Justice Still Elusive Chicago Cargo The Grass is Always Greener… Post crash anxiety ROAM Velomobile tour gets big sendoff […]

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Mountain Avenue potholes get permanent fix

It’s been almost four months since we started tracking the fix for the potholes on Mountain Avenue near Adams Road, which is one of the busiest bike routes in the city. You may recall the city originally filled some of the holes with asphalt back in April. Pavement markings indicated they had future plans to […]

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More upgrades to the 4th Avenue/Fontana bike boulevard

Bicyclists using the new 4th Avenue/Fontana bike boulevard will notice some new features that will make it easier to use.   The city’s bike and pedestrian program manager, Tom Thivener, said the signage motorists see on Ft. Lowell Road will indicate the the crosswalks can be used by both bicycles and pedestrians.

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Link roundup: July 28

A bicycle thief halted in his tracks Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local National bike article sparks interest in Tucson trails 2 Wheelin’ in Tucson: The Loop is making progress Tucson family upset about considered hit-and-run plea State Outdoors: Cruizin’ for a bruisin’ National Bicycle Friendly Business shows that it pays to […]

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Bike stolen? Check Sun Tran lost and found

Are you one of the many people who have sent in their stolen bike reports to Tucson Velo, Craigslist or If so, you might want to give a call to Sun Tran’s  lost and found office because they might have your bike. According Bill Hutten, a Sun Tran customer service representative, his office gets […]

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Link roundup: July 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Recent UA Grad Plans Cross-Country Ride for Charity Tucson looking to extend bicycle friendly features across town Bicycle shop offers new service in SCC State Fittest survive, thrive in desert heat National Car and Driver Mag: “We must consider alternative transportation systems” Half-Cocked Panic About Bike […]

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Summer Photo Contest: Tuesday Night Bike Ride detour

Here’s how to submit your own photos into the contest and details about what you can win. Every reader can submit two bikey images to be included in the contest. The photos must have been taken this summer. The deadline for entry is August 15. You are welcome to submit an image and swap it […]

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Room packed for bike boulevard info meeting

Residents packed the meeting room at Himmel Park Library last night to learn more about proposed improvements to the 3rd Street/University Bike Boulevard. After a brief presentation by Tucson’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager, Tom Thivener, residents were asked to look at the maps and proposed improvements to make suggestions and ask questions. A few […]

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