Archive | August, 2011

Wearing makeup and talking bikes in Tucson

In case you missed it yesterday, here is the Arizona Public Media piece I did with Melanie Colavito, the publisher of And here is a photo of me getting  makeup put on because the HD cameras are cruel. My favorite part was the tape-like thing that was rubbed on my head to “remove the […]

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Bikes, veggies and movies. Be there.

I was so excited about the event that is bringing Portland bicycle advocate Elly Blue and friends to Tucson for a dinner and discussion about bicycles that I helped sponsor it. The event is the 2011 Dinner and Bikes Tour, which will take Blue, bike activist, publisher, and filmmaker Joe Biel, and world famous vegan […]

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Link roundup: August 31

This LA motorist who hit cyclist threatens everyone who sticks around at the scene. Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local At the Courthouse: Man who struck motorized bicycle rider gets 6 years Launch “The Loop” on Oct. 22nd Dinner (and bikes) are served: The tour begins Dinner and Bikes Tour comes to […]

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Photo: Parking bikes inside

Ari Shapiro, who owns Xoom Juice, recently opened his newest venture, Sparkroot, in downtown Tucson. Shapiro, who is an avid cyclist and was named a bicycle commuter of the year by the Tucson Bicycle Advisory Committee, incorporated bicycle parking inside his new business. Sparkroot — which serves coffee, food, beer and wine, has three bike […]

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How to ride your bike slower

I’m a slow rider, at least partly because I want to be.  But this summer, my first long ride on an expensive carbon bike got me thinking about speed. A cycling friend took me on one his favorite rides west of Denver. I rode his spare Trek Madone up Willow Creek to the continental divide. […]

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Link roundup: August 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Do bicycle riders have death wish? National Interbike to Highlight Urban Cycling 2011 Wrigley Field Road Tour Recap Around Town: Trek hopes free bike rides kick-start more interest Law enforcement to continue to pull over gas-powered bicycles Future of USA Pro Cycling Challenge uncertain USA Pro […]

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Rider of the Week: Freebie

Steve Wilson says his Breezer Uptown 8 is his “old man’s bike.” The story about how he got it is pretty interesting. Steve won it from Bicycling Magazine during a commuter contest the magazine was running. The point of the contest was to encourage people to ride their bikes to work. Steve, a former president […]

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Stolen bikes: Specialized Expidition and Fuji touring bike

Make: Specialized & Fuji Model: Expedition & older touring bike Color: Grey & Brown/Yellow Serial # : Purchased: Where stolen: Downtown Time: 10:30PM Date: 8/28/2011 Type of lock: None- They were in our gated courtyard (gate was unlocked) Report #: 1108298501 Unique traits: His- 1984 Specialized Expedition frame with Surly Crosscheck fork and Richey Scuzzy […]

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Congratulations to the photo contest winners

Congrats to our three photo contest winners. It was close right up until the last hours of the contest. In the end, Christian’s photo of his Utah bicycle tour with Reyna the Wonderdog narrowly edged out Amy’s secret bowl photo by 4 votes. Christian was actually the winner of last year’s contest too, but only […]

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Link roundup: August 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Meet The Promoter: Travis McMaster Of The Series European student enjoys life in the Southwest Stepped-up pedal patrol National A Ride with Irene Bicycle Spoken Here: Cycling Through Irene’s Aftermath NYC After Hurricane Irene, On a Bicycle Bicycle storage rooms in demand in the NYC […]

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Stolen bike: Yellow Cannondale commuter

Make: Cannondale Model: DL50 Color: Yellow Serial # :getting from the UA tomorrow Purchased: From friend Where stolen: Congress in front of Yoga Oasis Time: 5:30 PM Date: 8/28/11 Type of lock: Cable with combo Report #: 1108288527 Unique traits: lots of yellow touch up paint on down tube Theft description: Cable cut and stolen […]

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Link roundup: August 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National “50 states in 50 days” cyclist stops in MS Bike ride, 25 years in the making, ends Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Bike stuff Woman seeks, invents, new design for bike seats Vail bike race crowds: ‘People are just losing their minds’ The positive impact […]

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