Archive | November, 2012

One year without Steve Vihel

Between a cold I’m having a hard time shaking and a two-month-old son at home, I was having a hard time sleeping last night. I checked the traffic to my site for the day and noticed a few people were visiting from a post on and thought that was strange since I hadn’t seen […]

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Link roundup: November 30

Post any Interesting links in the comment section. Local Donate now to help 4th Annual Bike in a Box National The Left-Turn Bike Signal at Market and Valencia Is Open for Business City of Portland releases video about bikes in New York City after Sandy Woman Uses Bear Spray To Catch San Francisco ‘Bicycle Bandit’ Suspect Louis Moore […]

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Living Streets seeks to rebrand Bike Fest

Living Streets Alliance, the advocacy group contracted to manage Bike Fest, is looking to rebrand the annual month-long bicycle celebration. Emily Yetman, the director of LSA said it feels like it is time to change it up. “That name has hit its limit for appeal,” she said. “We are seing the same people over and […]

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Link roundup: November 29

Post any interesting links in the comment section. State Tempe looks to create more pedestrian-friendly roads National Advocacy Advance Workshops = Millions for Bike/Ped Projects How States Are Adapting to MAP-21’s Changes to Bike/Ped Funding When You and I Collide…We Probably Won’t Report It. PBOT budget proposal cuts active transportation by $1.5 million Ride green, […]

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Link roundup: November 28

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local Tucson Race Draws Father, Son Cyclists For 85-Mile Segment El Tour has been a real plus for city over the years State Cycle: Underground Crit Brings Aggressive Group Riding Making bike trips to the city dump Freak bike crash kills professor National SFMTA Report: JFK Protected Bike Lanes Have Calmed […]

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Cyclocross returns to Tucson this weekend

Cyclocross racing returns Tucson this weekend. For the second year in a row, the SMA Smackdown on Kino cyclocross race hits Quincie Douglas park. This year however instead of one day or racing, there will be two days of bike racing on Saturday and Sunday and a 5K cross country run on Saturday. The first race […]

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Check out BICAS art auction this weekend

Many Tucson bicyclists consider the BICAS Art Auction one of the premier events of the year. For the 17th time bicyclists and artists combine their skills for the annual fundraisers for the non-profit co-op. The event spans two days with a preview being held on Saturday from 6-10 p.m. and the auction and party taking […]

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Link roundup: November 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section Local State Peoria sets Ready-To-Ride bicycle workshop National NBC’s Report on Road Rage Toward Cyclists — With 50% Fewer Clichés Give Your Bicycle A Galloping Horse Sound Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson’s Black Friday comes in many colors at retail Outdoor industry looks to expand sustainability among bike suppliers International […]

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Andy Clarke: Advocates need racers on their side

When League of American Bicyclists President Andy Clarke was in town last week as the official El Tour de Tucson honoree, he took one crucial piece of information home with him: In order to be more powerful, advocacy organizations need the help of the hardcore road riders. “They have a lot of connections,” Clarke said […]

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Link roundup: November 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Sandy an Opportunity to Refocus New Jersey’s Transportation Priorities As Highway and Air Travel Slump, Intercity Train Trips Increase Happy Birthday, Major Taylor! Inmates restoring bikes for the needy Bike Startup Brings Beauty and Simplicity To the Daily Commute Portland smoothie cart uses bicycle as a blender DIY Bicycle-Powered […]

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A local advocate’s two-mile challenge

Editor’s note: Bicycle Advocate, Kylie Walzak, sent me what she describes as “musings” about her pre Thanksgiving two-mile challenge. I thought it could be applicable on Black Friday. Maybe a two-mile challenge Black Friday excursion is order.  The idea of getting into a car to run last minute Thanksgiving Eve errands literally made my head […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to Tucson Velo readers

Hello all, I wanted to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the community we have developed here and all the people who come back day-after-day to read what I have written and try to make Tucson a better place for bicycling. Enjoy the day and the light traffic on the […]

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