Archive | May, 2012

Gone to the beach

We’ve gone to the beach! Tucson Velo and family are spending the week at the ocean. Posting will be light this week. The regular publishing schedule will resume next Monday. Here’s the bike setup we took for the week:  It’s no bakfiets, but it works pretty well. We aren’t riding a ton out here, but […]

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Memorial Day: Wounded Warrior Ride

I’d like to take a moment to wish a happy Memorial Day to all the veterans who have served our country including my father, Donald McKisson and nephew Michael Bame. Watch this video to see how bicycles are helping our soldiers heal.

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B-Line to begin bicycle delivery Monday

As a way to combat the reduced business that the streetcar construction has brought, Tucson Velo sponsor The B Line is beginning a bicycle delivery service on Monday. The B Line manager Christine Ziegler said she knows the construction is daunting to their customers and is keeping many of them away. Biking and walking to […]

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Link roundup: May 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Officials ID cyclist killed in weekend crash near Tucson PTS programs provide campus transportation State Arizona above national average in injury-related deaths National The Unintended Consequences of Michigan Students’ Bike-to-School “Prank” High-end imported bicycles to cost more Woman finds bicycle she lost 42 years ago IOC relaxes bike logo rules for […]

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Tucson riders dominate Flagstaff 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. Saturday’s Flagstaff Frenzy wrapped up the MBAA race […]

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Link roundup: May 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Greg Hansen: Tucson BMX rider in 2012 Olympics State Gilbert charter school Edu-Prize bans bikes National Principal Apologizes to Students for Punishing Them for Celebratory BikeRide Tech FAQ: Does bike weight matter? Every Bicyclist Counts – What We’re Counting Tea Party Republicans Take Aim at Bike-Ped Funding in Conference The politics of bicycles […]

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Two more bike rankings announced this week

This week brought yet more ranking of Tucson’s bicycling scene. The result was both good and bad news for the city. First the bad. Bicycling magazine released its rankings on Monday — Tucson slipped out of the top 10. In 2010, the last year the rankings were updated, Tucson was ranked 9, but this year […]

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Link roundup: May 23

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Cyclist trying to beat the heat with a night biking petition State National Students suspended for biking to school New York’s New Marketing FAIL Analysts: Traffic Congestion Down 30 Percent Last Year Washington Post: Have We Lost Our Passion for the Automobile? Bicycle Stems Recalled by Ridley Bikes Due […]

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Cyclist killed in crash on Ajo Highway; Driver and passenger arrested

A cyclist was struck and killed by a motorist on Ajo Highway early Saturday morning. The crash occurred at 1 a.m. Saturday morning near the intersection of Ajo Highway and Soledad Avenue according to Arizona Department of Public Safety public information officer Carriek Cook. The cyclist, Craig Lewis, 47 was riding westbound when Samatha Baldwin, 23, […]

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Link roundup: May 22

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Riding a Bike? Drink Plenty of Water National Mississippi River Trail becomes first US Bicycle Route in Minnesota Why Every Bicycle Counts and What We Can Learn from Fatal Crashes Bike Desk Powers Your Gadgets, Meetings, You [VIDEO] Program trains veterans to work as bicycle mechanics Video: Bicycling Activists Detained For Impersonating Police […]

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100 turn out for El Grupo celebration

About 100 people attended a party celebrating El Grupo’s five-year birthday and honoring its founders Ignacio Rivera de Rosales and Daniela Diamente last night. El Grupo board president Mark Mandel said the board wanted to show their appreciation for the couple and everything they have done for the riders. “This started with five or six […]

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Streetcar construction update: Track placement to close intersections

This update is for the week of May 21, 2012. Please note: Roadway closures indicate areas where roads are closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access adjacent to these closures will be maintained at all times. Cyclists must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks. I-10 and West End of Line This area of […]

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