Archive | March, 2012

Reader’s email: Incident on Shootout route

I received an email from Alan Solot, a Tucson Velo reader about an incident he and his riding partners experienced last Saturday on Mission Road. Here’s his account: I have a regular Saturday morning group ride.  The route on this past Saturday’s ride was The Shootout route (note:  we weren’t in “THE Shootout, but only […]

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A Tucson bicyclist takes the bus and likes it

This post was written by Dan Majewski. He is a recent graduate (University of Arizona, 2011 – Regional Development) and a board member of the Living Streets Alliance.  He does not own a car and is passionate about helping make Tucson and Tucsonans less car dependant. On Monday, (Editor’s note: Majewski submitted this last week)  […]

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Link roundup: March 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Forget Carmageddon, Seattleites Predict A-Park-alypse If Parking Minimums Lifted SFPD Issues Targeted Enforcement Plan to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries High gas prices? Some consumers just say no League honors bike-friendly universities New law sets distance for vehicles passing bicycles Middle Schooler Writes Letter to City Councilman Asking for Bicycle Lanes If […]

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Bicycles and faith: Combining transportation and religion

Editor’s note: This post was written by Colby Henley one of Tucson Velo’s newest contributors. Henley is a daily bicycle commuter and advocate. On a recent Sunday at Vineyard Christian Community, I asked Dustin Shaber if riding his bike to church was just a matter of convenience or if it meant anything deeper for him. […]

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Link roundup: March 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State The ultimate ultra: The Arizona Trail Race From the Wire | PEDAL CRAFT PHX Prescott’s Whiskey Off-Road bike event set for late April Tempe Bike Count needs volunteers! National One mile on a bike is a $.42 economic gain to society, one mile driving is a $.20 loss Why Don’t […]

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Tucson hosts first Kidical Mass ride Saturday

Kids and their families will hit the streets for the first ever Kidical Mass in Tucson on Saturday. Kidical Mass was created by Eugene, Ore. cyclist Shane Rhodes in 2008 and is designed to be a safe and fun ride through a neighborhood that puts an emphasis on getting families riding bikes. Tucson’s first Kidical […]

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Link roundup: March 28

From Minnesota to Mississippi, America Tells Congress to Preserve Bike-Ped Funding from Streetfilms on Vimeo.   Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Annual Sales of Electric Bicycles to Surpass 47 Million by 2018 ‘Carpools’ on tandem bicycle Bicycle manufacturing in New York City Virtual Mountain Bike Racing Simulator Crazy Bike Rides in Peru’s Mountains (Videos) 7000 mile bike ride allows man to […]

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Stolen bike: Custom yellow Gilmour

Make: Gilmour Model: [model] Color: Yellow Serial # : Purchased: Gilmour Where stolen: Whole Foods parking lot Speedway, Tucson Time: 12:00 pm Date: 3/25/2012 Type of lock: none, taken off car trunk carrier Report #: 1203250436 Unique traits: Yellow, aluminum, red lettering.  Regular bike pedals as i had just removed my clip ons. Theft description: […]

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Stolen bike: Mercurio cargo bike

Make: Mercurio Model: Color: Caution orange Serial # : Purchased: Nogales, Sonora, MX; Koppel Dept. Store Where stolen: Lester and Forgeus Ave Time: 6:00 am Date: Mar 27, 2012 Type of lock: Master lock (with key and big chain) Report #: Unique traits: The bar at the front, top of the cargo cage is bent. […]

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Second Cyclovia this spring unlikely; group looks to fall

After a meeting of the Cyclovia Tucson steering committee on Friday, it appears a second Cyclovia isn’t likely to happen this spring. Emily Yetman, Living Streets Alliance and Cyclovia organizer, said on Sunday that it doesn’t appear that a second Cyclovia is feasible this spring. Instead, she said the group is now trying to host […]

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Link roundup: March 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National New WHO Tool Calculates the Health Savings of Bike/Ped Infrastructure Community bike shops are changing the face of cycling in America Red Hook rises with big crowds and crashes GLO-BARS – LED Base Bicycle Handlebar Concept Bicycle Touring Pro Travel Scholarship Do Your Part: Top 7 secrets to commuting […]

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Photos: Biking families invade Mercado San Agustin

About a dozen families turned out to participate in the Bikes and Tykes events at the Mercado San Agustin on Sunday. Several speakers discussed the pros and cons of their bike setups, family-friendly routes and safety tips. At one point there were so many bikes there, it made walking around the Mercado a little tricky. […]

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