Archive | February, 2012

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Best team names of 2012

One of my favorite things about the Epic Riders 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is the team names. Check out some of my favorites: 4 Person Single Speed: Singles Sells SeashellsbytheSeashore A Derailleur Killed My Family One Gear Full Beer Abusement Park 4 Person Men’s Open: Johnny Cash Slept Here Team Bacon Strip Spacely […]

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Link roundup: February 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Tuesdays with Dirty: Raced by a Village National Make a Bicycle Water Bottle Cage from a Coat Hanger Appeal of Bicycling Rises with Gas Prices Woman with no pants disrupts bike shop International Cyclist in Scotland performs ‘UK’s first bungee jump by bicycle’ Tokyo’s quake-inspired bicycle boom The Adventure Blog: Video: Major Mountain Bike Descent In The […]

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Driver who fled after killing cyclist pleads guilty

The driver who hit and killed Albert Brack on the east side of Tucson in September has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated driving under the influence. The Arizona Daily Star’s courts reporter Kim Smith reported that Edward Gomez Nava, 48, is facing between 16 and 36 years in prison for killing Albert Brack on Escalante Road. According […]

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Link roundup: February 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Old Pueblo Winner: Mike Melley Take On The Unrelenting Ascent At Kitt Peak National CNN: More people pumping their bicycle tires to avoid the gas pump The Oregonian: Bikes to blame for potholes, PBOT budget mess SF set to adopt new plan to promote bike commuting […]

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Local rider shines at 3rd MBAA race

Editor’s note: Karilyn Roach wrote this post. She holds a MS in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona and works as a Program Coordinator with Watershed Management Group, a Tucson non-profit. She currently sits on the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee and rides a Jamis Aurora Elite. Local cyclist Chloe Woodruff showed the men […]

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Registrations for downtown race lagging

With less than three weeks before the Old Pueblo Grand Prix in downtown Tucson, registration for the event is is lagging. As of Monday morning the event registration site showed 49 participants had registered for the March 17 event, which also marks the beginning of Tucson’s Bike Fest. The race pays out $20,000 in cash, […]

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Link roundup: February 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Failing to maintain transportation will choke recovery National ‘Show Me Yours’ gives hometown fans a peek at builders’ best Bad mamma jamma on two wheels The Ugliest Eddy Merckx EVER San Francisco’s Wiggle Bike Route is Over Capacity Bike Art, by Kiriakos Iosifidis Santa Cruz Bicycles – Test Lab […]

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Tucson texting ban to take effect April 1

The Tucson City Council voted to institute a ban on texting while driving during its meeting on Wednesday night. The ban will go into effect starting April 1. Bicycling advocates who spoke during a study session in January urged the council to make the law a primary offense —which allows officers to stop a motorist […]

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Link roundup: February 24

RACING THE END ——(Marathon Crash Race 2011) from Warren Kommers on Vimeo. Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Phoenix Police Bust Bike Theft Ring National Tech companies on the cutting edge… of bike commuting GOP Will “Revamp” H.R. 7 and Reportedly Restore Dedicated Transit Funding Dangerous new fad? Fixed-gear bicycles Loss in north state bicycle thefts conservatively set at $125000 […]

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Rider of the Week returns

Amber Perry was hesitant to become a Rider of the Week because her bike was looking a little beat up after a few crashes. The University of Arizona senior, double majoring in molecular and cellular biology and Spanish, says she has crashed a few times on the trolley tracks and once with another bike, so […]

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Link roundup: February 23

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National New National Plan to Transform Bicycling 3 Largest US Bicycling Organizations Unite!! The Human Cost of Car-Centrism: Carwashes are the New Sweatshops ANT Headbadge in the Making Here’s what a crowdsourced bicycle looks like I’m afraid you have bicycle face Bread SRSLY’s Bicycle-Based Bread Distribution System Is Almost as Cool as Its […]

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Stories from the course: Share yours

Big events like El Tour de Tucson and the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo seem to have a way of becoming part of who we are as cyclists. We tell people we rode 109 miles or rode through the desert at 3 a.m. in the middle of February and they look at us like […]

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