Archive | August, 2012

City of Tucson hires local to fill bike/ped coordinator position

The City of Tucson has hired local planner Ann Chanecka to take over the bicycle and pedestrian program coordinator position. Chanecka replaces former bicycle and pedestrian coordinator Tom Thivener who left to head Calgary’s bicycle program at the end of May. Chanecka begins at the city on Sept. 17 and is trying to wrap up […]

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Link roundup: August 31

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Start seeing Tucson on two wheels this weekend National Portland’s transportation director ticketed in bicycle safety sting Study: Oregon, Washington drivers’ gas consumption at lowest level in nearly 50 years Man plans 8500-mile bike ride to ‘fattest’ cities Economic theory of bike theft How to Thwart Bicycle Thieves Bikers climb to the […]

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New bike trailer aims to help cyclists ditch their cars

BikeShopHub.com, a company moving to Tucson, is introducing a product that could make it easier for people to ditch their cars. The company has created a new trailer system called the Wandertec Tuba, which BikeShopHub owner Josh Lipton said aims to help the people who want to do more errands by bike. “We’re targeting it […]

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Link roundup: August 30

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Riding to the Ride Cyclist fatally shot after crash with pickup in Taylor Goodbye, Baller (aka Hincapie retires.) They Totally Went There: GOP Outlines Extremist Transpo Views in Platform Germans Invent Bicycle With no Pedals, Offers “Ergonomic Ride Fairfax Police Write Nearly 100 Bicycle Citations in Two Months Bicycle Company Helps […]

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BikeShopHub.com moving to Tucson in spring

Tucson is set to get another bike business in the coming months. BikeShopHub.com, an online retailer of bike commuter products, will be relocating to Tucson this spring. The company is currently located in Flagstaff. BikeShopHub’s owner Josh Lipton said the move should benefit him personally and professionally. He and his wife both have family here and […]

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Link roundup: August 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Cycling pair riding toward gold State Junior ‘shredder’ sets mountain bike record National WD-40 launches bike maintenance line Trek bicycle company backs Lance Armstrong Talkin ‘Bout a Two-Wheel Revolution These bikes are the bomb: Wayfinding Art Bike Project makes its debut Lights, camera, shut down the bike lane! International Dutch Treat: The Netherlands leads Europe in pricy bike sales […]

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New class targets University of Arizona students; teaches safe track crossing

A new class and informational brochure have been created to target University of Arizona students who are riding around campus and attempting to navigate the newly installed streetcar tracks. The class and brochure are a response to safety concerns with inexperienced cyclists and the addition of several miles of tracks being installed for the streetcar. […]

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Link roundup: August 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Bike lane projects begin on South Side Crooks target cycling college students National The Hidden Benefits of Schlepping Groceries Pedicab Confessions at SXSW California Assembly approves 3 foot passing bill Beyond Spandex, Toward Social Justice: Women Redefining the Movement ‘Bicycle advocates in Europe have never been busier’ The Bicycle Garden Tour de […]

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Bike commuter attacked by dog let out of car

A bike commuter was attacked by a dog this weekend on his way to work after its owners set it free from their car to chase him. Cyclist Jimmy Payne was on his way to work Saturday morning at about 4:45 a.m when he noticed a slow moving red convertible on Palo Verde Boulevard just […]

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Link roundup: August 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section.   National Should Amateur Racers Be Tested for Drugs? Pedalling home a trend Uneasy riders on bike path Top 7 Most Inspiring Bicycle Quotes Friday’s police log: Man arrested after throwing bicycle into traffic Damage control: Livestrong helps Armstrong Bike Lanes put brakes on business, some in Alexandria say Getting in the […]

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Photo contest: Here are your winners

More than 700 votes were cast and here are the 2012 Tucson Velo Summer Photo Contest winners. 1st place  2nd Place 3rd Place Congratulations to our top three vote getters. I’ll send you all an email to get your address to send out your prizes. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and voted.

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Link roundup: August 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State ASU Police hook thieves with bait bikes National Boston case shows declining car volume on major street TLC Attorney Declares That Bikes Aren’t Vehicles A push for bike licensing follows Wheeler closure Reader story: “I hit a kid with my bike yesterday” How to Lose Weight While Cycling […]

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