Archive | October, 2011

Rider of the week: Rain harvester rides a bike

Brad Lancaster literally wrote the book on rain water harvesting, but he is also an avid cyclist. He says he sold his car in 1996 and immediately got a $7,000 raise because he no longer had to pay for gas, maintenance and insurance. He says going car free allowed him to be part of the […]

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Another attempt to eliminate bike funding

In what seems to be a recurring theme this year a senator is proposing diverting Transportation Enhancement money from bicycle projects. Transportation Enhancements represent 2 percent of the total transportation budget and go toward bicycle and pedestrian projects. According the the League of American Bicyclists, this time Senator Rand Paul is proposing taking the money […]

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Link roundup: October 31

Post any interesting stories in the comment section. National 7 billion people, 7 billion cars? Certini Bicycle Co staff wear handlebars for Movember A bike means freedom for South Side Chicago kids Bicycle Mechanic Goes Around With His DIY Mobile Shop Visual adventures of the urban bicycle With Generators Gone, Wall Street Protesters Try Bicycle […]

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Link roundup: October 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National They will not wear us down — Tell your Senator: I bike. I vote. Bicycle Commuting in New Orleans: A Better Idea Than It Sounds Occupy Wall Street Using Pedal Power A trip with a two-wheel friend Trek recalls 27000 bicycles Law-breaking SF cyclists could avoid […]

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Reminder: Biking with kids event

Want to tow your kids around on a bike, or know someone who does? Want to check out various alternatives to haul your children around? If so, join our Biking with Kids event on Sunday Oct. 30, 9 a.m. at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. The event, which is a partnership between Tucson Velo, Living Streets […]

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It’s time for the El Grupo Scavenger Hunt

One of the most popular bicycle events in Tucson is happening soon. The 8th annual El Grupo Bicycle Scavenger Hunt will take place on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. The scavenger hunt, which is El Grupo Youth Cycling’s largest fundraiser, leads participants around the downtown area while trying to solve riddles and experiencing some of […]

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Some residential streets to be repaved; major bike routes not included

An effort to repave some of the residential streets most in need of repair is underway, but unfortunately for cyclists none of them are major bikeways. Tucson Department of Transportation director  Jim Glock announced that five neighborhoods would be chip sealed in the coming months. There are no significant bike routes in any of the […]

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Link roundup: October 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Strike Three: Another Senator Takes Another Swipe At Bike-Ped Funding The Power of Blogs and Social Media in Transportation Policy Recall: Trek District and FX bikes Hey Senate Republicans, bikes can actually save our bridges Video: Helmet cam shows what it’s like to go by bike […]

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UA bike valet takes off in second year

The University Bike Valet has seen a huge jump in the number of people utilizing their bicycle valet this year over last. According to Charles Franz, the UA’s alternative transportation program coordinator, they have parked 2,165 bikes between the start of school and Oct. 11. During the same period last year they parked 442 bikes. […]

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Link roundup: October 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Sanofi’s Tucson Site Designated the Bronze Award for Bicycle Friendly Business State Bicycle-friendly Scottsdale earns ‘gold’ recognition National Action Alert: Killing bike funding won’t fix our bridges The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists Passing distance vs distance from curb LED by LITE aims to […]

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Hall of famer Bill Walton will ride El Tour

Cyclists riding in this year’s El Tour de Tucson looking for fellow cyclist to draft off of should keep their eyes open for the NBA Hall of Fame center Bill Walton. An email sent out by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America reminding people to sign up for El Tour de Tucson before the fees go […]

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120 turn out for ride with Gary Fisher

One hundred and twenty people turned out to to ride the streets of Tucson with mountain-bike pioneer Gary Fisher Tuesday night. Despite being known for creating mountain biking, Fisher is a big advocate for using bicycles as transportation and said doing an urban ride is a great way to show people you can get places […]

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