Archive | December, 2011

Participate in wacky event to finish out 2011

Check out this funky event at Fantasy Island on Saturday hosted by TriSports Triathlon Club. Here’s what the event organizers say about the race, which takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us for the 5th Saturday Ride ‘n Tie at Fantasy Island brought to you by the TriSports Triathlon Club, Grasky […]

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Saying goodbye to 2011

It’s been an interesting and eventful year for cycling in Tucson. I’ve tried new things and learned a lot in this past year and am hopeful 2012 will be even better. Thanks so much to you all for reading and thanks to the sponsors who help make the site possible. In the past year I’ve […]

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Link roundup: December 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Commute by Bike’s Top 10 Posts of 2011 A Car Named Haig: Driving Seen Decreasingly as Compulsory National On January 1, bike traffic signals get the green light in Oregon Plantation teen biker breaks world record Jewish patrons deliver ‘Merry Christmas’ It takes a village to […]

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Take a break and ride your bike

We are going to take a few days off here at to enjoy spending time with our family, our friends, our bicycles and preparing for the upcoming year. If a big story breaks, of course we’ll cover it, but otherwise, it will just be the Link Roundups until Friday morning when we’ll publish a […]

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Link roundup: December 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local State Phoenix cycle shop customers donate $5K for kids’ bikes National Amish Buggy, Bicycle Memorial for Hit-and-Run Victim A Suitor for Cervelo Bike-Sharing for the Unbanked Studio City mom/inventor’s edict: Pedal that bike if you want to watch TV Short winter days prompt spike in bike […]

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Cyclist killed by train remembered by cousin

The cyclist killed by a train at 6th Street and 9th Avenue last week spent his winters in Tucson and summers in Minnesota. His cousin Marv Vredenburg sent me an email sharing a little more about Carl Astrum. Here is what he wrote: “Cuzzin Carl” was a simple man and a man of few bad […]

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Link roundup: December 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Video: Racing Bikes In Bars Boca Raton paramedics handle rescues on two wheels Woman biked from California to be with Grandma for holidays A cargo bicycle turned into the Pedal Powered Talk Show Bay area group helps homeless get from place to place with donated bicycles […]

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Twas the night before Christmas… bike style

This poem was written and submitted by Tucson Velo reader, Coghauler last year. Thanks to Cog and a very Merry Christmas to everyone. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and out on the street, everybody was cycling and, man, was it neat! The fixies were hopping at the stop signs with care, coz TucsonBikeLawyer said the […]

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Bike jacking on Santa Cruz River Path

A Tucson cyclist was assaulted by several teens and had his bike stolen on the Santa Cruz bike path last week. Dean Gray wrote in an email that the bike jacking took place late Sunday Dec. 18 as it started to rain. Here is what Dean posted on Craigslist trying to find his bike: On […]

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Link roundup: December 23

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local DM Airman rides across the US for Wounded Warrior Project State Arizona, New York, and others host Leadville mountain bike qualifiers National In Portland, separation is the new standard Seattle Police Mock “Dumb F***” Jogger Hit by Semi Truck On the Symbolism of Cargo Bikes San […]

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Winterhaven by bicycle

Santa and 50 of his bicycle friends came out to ride their bicycles through Winterhaven Wednesday night. Winterhaven officials expressed concern about the ride, but provided the group with a route to limit the interactions with the carriages and trolleys. Thanks all those that joined us and thank you to the Winterhaven residents who worked […]

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Link roundup: December 22

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Bike in a Box provides big gift to Tucson kids in need National Colorado Supreme Court to hear bike ban case Facebook transportation plan Vintage Christmas Bicycle Ads Make biking to work your 2012 resolution Where Did All the Bike Lanes Go? Not An Inexpensive Bike […]

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