Archive | November, 2011

Photo: Bike art on the bike path

Ran across this friendly drawing on the south side of the Rillito River Path between Campbell and Mountain Avenue

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Cyclocross returns to Tucson on Sunday

After a five year hiatus, Cyclocross racing is returning to the Old Pueblo on Sunday. With cross racing growing in popularity, race promoters Dan Maher and Chris Ramsey decided it was time Tucson had its own race. Maher said the race, which has several categories and starts 9 a.m. at Quincie Douglas Park, is part […]

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Link roundup: November 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Tour de coops highlights sustainable living practices Gyrowheel replaces training wheels on kids’ bikes National Is Congress Trying to Put the Kibosh on TIGER Funding For Bike/Ped? Mapped: How Federal Funding Fails to Match Demand for Transit in the U.S. Women and the Way of the […]

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Toys for Tots ride Saturday

The holiday season is upon us and so is the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association’s annual Toys for Tots bike ride. This Saturday at several locations around Tucson, cyclists will dress in spandex and Santa hats or other holiday outfits. They’ll deck out their bikes with tinsel and Christmas lights. And they will strap toys to […]

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Local Trader Joe’s upgrades their bike parking

You may remember the posts about the bicycle parking woes at Trader Joe’s from last month. The basic gist was the store at Campbell Avenue and Limberlost Road had made it a pain to park bicycles because their pumpkin patch was located in the bicycle parking area. The patch also covered one of the racks […]

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Link roundup: November 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Bike Race to the Bottom — Amazon.com Style Millennial Entrepreneurs Bypass Unemployment Line National Getting Young People Back Into Cars Is Auto Industry Job #1 Temperature Regulation and Underlayers Bicycle thief jailed 21 years Black Friday a Boon for Some, Bust for Others Local fitting pro […]

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ProBike aims to be a ‘next level’ bike shop

Tucson’s newest bike shop, ProBike Tucson, has opened its doors and though it isn’t completely finished, its owners say their shop is taking it to the “next level.” ProBike Tucson partner, Chris Gould said it’s all about the presentation. “Think Apple store or jewelry store,” he said. The shop, which was opened by Gould and […]

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Link roundup: November 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Green Valley riders take on El Tour Elite cyclists inspire Tucson kids with diabetes National Happy Bikey Face Gift ideas for cyclists 2012 Professionalism and the bike commute Urban Bicycle Networks and Sustainable Communities Leg-powered transports add new look to Columbia Stockton woman finds […]

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Photo: Good way to start a Sunday

Got a little trail time at Sweetwater this morning.

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Rider of the Week: Friends on the path

Friends Alicia Griffith and Matthew Arellano ran into each on the Rillito River bike path Sunday. Alicia was riding with her two-year-old son, Sebastian. Commuting to work is too far for Alicia to do by bike, but she says she always carpools with co-workers. She uses her bike for short trips including picking up Sebastian […]

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Link roundup: November 25

Local 2 Wheelin’ in Tucson: A paraplegic returns to cycling State National 25 Things I Love About Family Bicycling: #1 Mama Mittens St. Louis County: We Don’t Build Bike Lanes Because No One Bikes 10 Cycling Blogs I am Thankful For Mapping the Consequences of Our Automobile Addiction “Each dot represents a life” – Map […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’m thankful for finding cycling. And I am thankful to you all for reading Tucson Velo.

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