Archive | September, 2011

RTA stops move by Pima County to keep project money

A proposal by Pima County to further develop a section of the urban loop with money intended for a memorial trailhead is not going to happen. After much controversy and an eventual total stoppage of the Brad Gorman memorial trailhead, the county’s transportation department was hoping to keep the funds within their jurisdiction. Pima County […]

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Link roundup: September 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local 2 Wheelin’ in Tucson: Doodah Style State Flagstaff bike lane-sharing pushed Havasu man to ride Peak to Peak for children with disabilities National An overview of commuting from the US Census Bureau (not just bikes) Backwards Priorities: Most Vulnerable Commuters Last to Be Considered Cincinnati seeks […]

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Photos: Legitimizing bikes in pedestrian crossings

Part of the ongoing design and implementation of the Fourth Avenue Bike Boulevard project is making the pedestrian HAWK signal more bicycle friendly. The above sign along Ft. Lowell precedes the crossing. The idea is to alert motorists that both pedestrians and bicyclists will use the light. The signs are in addition to the pavement […]

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Link roundup: September 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Meet Your Maker: Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes State Bicyclists gear up to encourage safety awareness National Minneapolis’s Midtown Greenway: Good for Bikes, Good for Business Census: Portland and Oregon lead nation in biking to work Diners can order from bicycle-based delivery service Beer bicycle handles […]

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TriSports in running for Arizona’s greenest business award, a Tucson Velo sponsor, is in the running for Arizona’s Greenest Business award and you can help them win it. You can vote for TriSports once a day until September 30. Vote here. Didn’t know they were a green company? Here are a few things they are doing, which TriSports highlighted in a blog […]

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BICAS wins grant in photo contest

Local non-profit BICAS is the runner-up in a GOOD Magazine and CLIFBar photo contest and will be awarded a $2,500 grant. A public announcement about the winners will be made today. BICAS employee Kylie Walzak said via text message that BICAS would use the money to help continue programs that aren’t yet sustaining themselves and […]

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Link roundup: September 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local The Clydesdale Project: Connect 2 Tucson Ride State Police arrest suspected serial bike thief 2012 Whiskey Off-Road offers $30000 purse National The era of e-bikes is upon us A Year on the Bike: 12 Months of Commuting to Work Without a Car First-of-its-kind Cyclist Anti-harassment Becomes […]

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Video: Stuck truck

While out for a ride with Luci to check out the newly paved Rillito and Santa Cruz river path connection, we stumbled upon this: While not really bicycle related, it did happen near a bike path, so I’m posting it. The driver said once he realized how deep the sand was,  it was too late. […]

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‘High Noon’ fixed-gear race set for this Saturday

Fixed-gear riders wondering how fast they really are will have a chance to find out at the High Noon Fixed Gear Match Sprints Championship on Saturday. Race organizer and Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Gear Ride creator Aaron Passmore said he and his friends had been kicking around the idea of a sprint race for a […]

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Link roundup: September 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Bike commuting jumps 58% in Tucson in 2010 State Arizona Cycling Wind Tunnel Unveiled Oct. 1 Comments taken on bicycle, private street dispute National DIY: High-heel, clipless bike shoes Police: Drunk Bicyclist Runs Over Pregnant Woman in Santa Cruz Kentucky Senator Suggests Bike/Ped Funding Switch United […]

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Rider of the Week: Riding dancer

University of Arizona dance student, Michelle Costello doesn’t have a car here in Tucson and uses her bike to get around. She bought the SE single speed at the beginning of last year and uses it to get to the UA from her home just off campus and to run small errands. For grocery shopping […]

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Hundreds turn out for climate change ride

Hundreds of cyclists participated in a bike ride along the newly connected Santa Cruz and Rillito paths, which was designed to highlight climate change and how bikes can help lower emissions. Connect 2 Tucson officials said 210 cyclists signed up for the ride Saturday morning. The ride was designed to highlight how a bicycle used […]

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