Archive | September, 2012

2012 bike count volunteers needed

Pima Association of Governments is looking for volunteers for the 2012 regional bike count in October. This year marks the fifth bicycle count conducted in the region to gauge the level of ridership. According to PAG, the two main reasons for the count are: • Document the number of people currently bicycling and walkin; and […]

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Link roundup: September 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Getting to campus isn’t a race to the finish line State Cycling Around The Globe: Phoenix New bike mobile app to help cyclists navigate downtown bike routes National LaHood Incorrectly Blames 80 Percent of Pedestrians for Their Own Deaths Not Just Another Interbike Photo Dump ‘Blind Date at the Dairy’ cyclocross […]

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Back by popular demand: Architecture on Wheels (and feet)

For the second year, Living Streets Alliance is hosting the Architecture on Wheels ride — which this year includes a walk — downtown on Sunday at 8 a.m. This year there are three biking options and one walking option, which all start at the historic train depot and Maynard’s Market and will last between an […]

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Link roundup: September 27

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local New Physical Address for TucsonBikeLawyer El Tour de Tucson: Volunteers key to 30th edition of race State The Bike Barn comes to the rescue of Phoenix bicycle theft victim, James Segall National New York City Unveils New Anti-Dooring Video and Decal Critical Mass bike movement at 20 years Music and bicycling go hand […]

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Good advice: Always lock your frame

I’ve been speaking to several journalism classes about campus bike thefts this week. The beginning reporting students are working on stories about bike thefts on campus. I talk a lot about bike-theft prevention being far more important than trying to track down your bike after it’s been stolen. I tell them about using a u-lock […]

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Link roundup: September 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Building an Attractive Cycling Environment in Tucson, Arizona State Grand jury indicts Flagstaff driver in NAU student hit-and-run death National Paris Article Ad Nauseum: Is This the First U.S. Car Commercial Filmed on a Street with a Protected Bike Lane? The Economist: Don’t Expect Driving Rates to Rise Again DOT and […]

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Get free SmartWool socks this Friday

If you like socks and free stuff, be sure to hit up a local Summit Hut on Friday, Sept. 28 for the SmartWool PHD launch party. Both Summit Hut locations will be giving away 100 pair of socks to the first 100 people that try them on starting at 9 a.m. Here’s a SmartWool video […]

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Link roundup: September 25

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Driver callously hit son on bike National Why You Hate Cyclists Colorado Authorities Cite Driver for Cyclist Harassment Keep Your Wheels Turning: New Insurance Options for Bicyclists Stravalicious Is It Time for Interbike to Dump Las Vegas? New study finds bicycles 5 times more efficient at building muscle than […]

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Arizona newest member of high school cycling league

Arizona became one of the newest members of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association on Friday when the group announced the addition of Arizona, New York and Tennessee at Interbike. The addition of Arizona gives high school students from across the state the ability to form teams and compete against other Arizona high school students. Mike Perry, […]

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Link roundup: September 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local PTS hosts bicycle safety class in preparation for Sun Link Local busineessman and his bicycle State New book urges bikers to put brakes on racing mentality Bike thefts down at ASU, but police urge more vigilance Rim rentals on a roll for Bright Angel Bicycle-friendly bar opens on Mill […]

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Diamond is the new Platinum: League ‘moves the goalposts’

Tucson bicycle advocates who spent countless hours working on the application to become a League of American Bicyclists designated Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community might have a new goal now: Becoming a Diamond Friendly Community. The LAB announced this week that it was adding a diamond designation to create higher standards in order to encourage American […]

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Link roundup: September 21

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Image Matters: Elly Blue’s Bike Test Anti-cyclist bias by Los Altos police? Portland Streetcar Inc. releases “When I Ride” safety video PSU research makes connection between bike-friendly and bottom line Park(ing) Day Around the U.S. Meet Jack Cesareo, the guy pedaling around a giant cupcake 10 […]

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