Archive | April, 2012

University Boulevard shut down for 4 months starting today

Starting today University Boulevard between Bean Avenue and Euclid Avenue will be closed for four months. University is a popular bicycling and walking route. Pedestrian access will remain open, but bicyclists will have to find alternative routes. Here are a couple options to bypass the area: View University Closure in a larger map Do you […]

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Link roundup: April 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Whiskey for breakfast, Whiskey for lunch Firefighter rides bike 750 miles across AZ in 9 days National The Onion’s Bicycle Safety Tips San Diego Police: Unless the Cyclist Is Killed, Top Penalty Is a Ticket Police arrest man in connection with Berkeley hit-and-run crash Bikes back up during […]

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Complaint leads to likely enforcement

A complaint from residents living near Hougton Road and Catalina Highway about cyclists blowing through the stop sign at the intersection will likely lead to targeted enforcement. Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Roher said the Sheriff’s department will likely spend some time there soon. The route is popular among recreation cyclists looking for the challenge […]

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Slightly more cyclists counted in 2011 but fewer women

Remember that bike count we had five months ago? The preliminary data was released late yesterday and there was a slight  increase in the number of cyclists counted from 2010 to 2011, but the data suggests a drop in women riders. This year, the count expanded to 119 locations throughout the region, but most of […]

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Link roundup: April 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Let the Debate Begin: NYC, SF Snag Top Spots in First Transit Score Rankings Berkeley hit and run caught on camera With bike shop and valet service, OHSU extends its bike-friendly lead In Defense of the Electric Bicycle, from the Bottom of a Steep Hill How MY […]

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Reed Owl Buttes 200k

Rider of the Week: Long-distance ‘Bent Rider

Editor’s note: Freelance writer Scott Lunt spends his cycling time piecing together impromptu loop rides and running occasional errands. Soaking in the Tucson sun since 1994, he can be found two-wheeling around town on his Bacchetta Giro 20 recumbent. The wide open spaces of the Southwest are perfect for a cyclist like Susan Reed who […]

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Link roundup: April 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local State High school teammates among competitors in Whiskey Off-Road National Why You Should Be On A Cargo Bike AAA President: What If Bicycling Became as Mainstream as Driving? D.C. wants three out of every four Washingtonians car-free in 20 years 20 years later, John Forester’s ‘Effective Cycling’ […]

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Stolen bike: Motobecane Spintour

Make: Motobecane Model: Sprintour Color: Gray Serial # :4379402 Purchased: Northwest Bicycle, Portland, OR Where stolen: home – Blenman-Elm neighborhood Time: don’t know Date: about April 22 Type of lock: cable + kryptonite Report #: N/A Unique traits: blackburn rack, “Question Internal Combustion” sticker on front fender Theft description: Cut cable, and will still have […]

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City restarts hiring for transportation director; focusing on bikes, peds

The City of Tucson restarted the hiring process to fill the vacant transportation director position after the candidates that applied did not meet their standards. This time around, the city created a hiring brochure being sent to candidates around the country detailing the position and its requirements. The brochure includes several references to the importance of bicycles. […]

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Link roundup: April 25

Post links to interesting stories in the comment section. Local State Arizona bicyclists advocate awareness National What Libertarians Talk About When They Talk About Transportation Reform Portland’s coffee bike arms race (and other cargo bike news) Bicycle Portraits: What Do Bikes Say About A Culture? AAA President: What If Bicycling Became as Mainstream as Driving? $26000 […]

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This Saturday’s Tour of the Tucson Mountains will be the last

This weekend’s Tour of the Tucson Mountains will mark the 26th time Perimeter Bicycling of America has hosted the annual ride. It will also be the last. Perimeter president and El Tour de Tucson creator, Richard DeBernardis, said ultimately the decision to discontinue the ride after Saturday’s event same down to economics. It’s something the […]

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Stolen bike: Orbea Orca

Make: Orbea Model: Orca Color: White, Black, Red Serial # : Purchased: TriSports.Com Where stolen: Cafe Luce, Tucson, AZ Time: 10:30 am Date: 4/23/12 Type of lock: none Report #: 1204230282 Unique traits: Black Zipp 101 Wheels, Trisports.com decals on the  fork blades and rear stays, baby blue speedplay zero pedals Theft description: A stocky […]

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