Archive | December, 2012

2012: Tucson bicycling year in review

There were lots of memorable stories and events to hit Tucson’s bicycling community in 2012. Perhaps the biggest story of the year was the shakeup in the Tucson Department of Transportation office. Tom Thivener, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator took a position in Calgary and was replaced by Ann Chanecka. The department lost long-time transportation director, Jim […]

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Bike camping with a toddler

Last Friday Luci and I ventured out on our first S24O to Catalina State Park. We were joined by my friend and Tucson Velo contributor, Jay Rochlin. We left from our house near Mountain and the Rillito River path at about 1:30 p.m. We took Via Entrada over to First Avenue. North on First Avenue to […]

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Link roundup: December 26

Post any interesting links in the comment section. Local State On Cycling: A community effort remembers Terry Lee Brown National Merry Cargomass The $1,000 bottle of liqueur (bicycle included) Bikes Belong ups dues; elects new executive board The BTPS adds a tire pressure sensor to your bicycle International 3 speed touring in Japan: 1950s Royal Enfeild bicycle Newlyweds set […]

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Merry Christmas

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Twas the night before Christmas Tucson bicycle style

This poem was written and submitted by Tucson Velo reader, Coghauler two years ago. Thanks to Cog and a very Merry Christmas to everyone. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and out on the street, everybody was cycling and, man, was it neat! The fixies were hopping at the stop signs with care, coz TucsonBikeLawyer said […]

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Link roundup: December 24

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Alenax: the Ultimate Vintage Freak Bike? Bicycle people make the connection Designing the World’s First 100 Percent Recycled Bicycle Adventure Cycling Honors 2012 Bicycle Travel Award Winners Privately-funded bicycle sharing coming to LA International Dutch Bicycle Company Sees 40% Electric-Assist Sales By 2016

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Photos: Winterhaven by bike

About 40 people showed up for our ride through Winterhaven last night. Here are a few shots from the ride. There are many more images on Damion Alexander’s Facebook page.

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Link roundup: December 21

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National The Pursuit of Diamond Status: Boulder and Davis Say “I Do” GM Bailout Will Cost Taxpayers as Much as $12 Billion Chicago Mayor’s office brags about new bike infrastructure The ‘Bicycle Man’s’ 22nd Year Giving Bikes to Kids UPS delivering some holiday packages by bicycle in SLO Salsa sponsors […]

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New(ish) bottle filling station at Saguaro East

If, like me, it’s been a long time since you’ve had the chance to venture out to Saguaro National Park East, you may not have seen the park’s new water-bottle filler. Apparently it was installed in March, yeah it’s been that long since I’ve been there, as a way to to reduce the park’s ecological […]

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Link roundup: December 20

Post any interesting links in the comment section. National Bike rides keep LeBron James in peak physical condition  An Accidental Documentary Breaking: Sprawl Just as Reliant on “Big Government” as Smart Growth Author Jeff Speck on Walkability and the One Mistake That Can Wreck a City Fort Collins, Loveland added to USA Pro Challenge bicycle race The […]

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Tucson Velo’s stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er

Make: Specialized Model: Stumpjumper Comp 29er Color: Black and neon Serial # :wsbc601115291F Purchased: Oro Valley Bike Shop Where stolen: Campbell and River area Time: 2-5 p.m. Date: 11/04/2012 Type of lock: None. Hanging from wall hook Report #: 1212198526 Unique traits: Rear wheel is Mavic laced to a WTB Lazer Disc Lite hub Theft […]

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Woman attacked while jogging on Rillito path

A woman jogging along the Rillito River was attacked last week. According to a release by the Pima County Sheriffs Department, the woman was running on the path between La Cholla Boulevard and La Cañada Drive when a man struck her from behind and tried to drag her into the wash. The victim resisted and […]

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