Pima County Sheriffs Deputies stopped the Tuesday Morning Ride this week after seeing the group ride four abreast and cross the center line.
The Pima County Sheriffs department became involved when a motorist sent photos of the riders riding four and five abreast earlier this month.
Here’s an email from Ryan Roher who is the Sheriff’s Department liaison to the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee.
I wanted to give you an update. We did enforcement yesterday on Gates Pass. Deputies observed the group once again riding 5-6 across. Motor Deputies rode by the group and they got the hint and returned to 2 abreast. At McCain and Kinney the group however once again returned to 5-6 Abreast. Deputies stopped the entire group and explained the situation. Apparently we had one dissenter but the rest of the group applied some peer pressure and listened to what the Deputies had to say. One of the motor’s also saw a couple riders going left of center which is when the entire group was stopped.
Several stops on cars were also made and several citations for various infractions (especially speeding) were given. It did not appear that any cyclists were issued citations during the enforcement period.
Were you on the ride? Is the description accurate?