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Rider of the week: TDOT director

Tucson’s Director of Transportation, Jim Glock, says he bought his Breezer Uptown Infinity for one reason and one reason only — it had a chain guard. He says he needs a bike with a chain guard so he doesn’t have to worry about riding around Tucson in his suit. The bike has other perks Glock […]

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Link Roundup: November 6

Post any interesting links in the comment section: Local Most TPD Bike patrols expected to be cut; Neighborhoods worried National MSNBC: Teens falling out of love with cars LA Planning Commission Aligns with Cycling Community, Rejects City’s Bicycle Plan Well-lit bikes and the people who ride them A sunrise bike ride down Hawaii’s Haleakala volcano […]

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Crews patch University Boulevard

Crews patched a section of westbound University Boulevard at First Avenue. Before the patch, there was a lip between the original pavement and section that was cut out for utility work. The path appeared in the last week. It appears that the patch is too thick and now creates a bump in the opposite direction. […]

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BICAS breathing easier under new leaseholder

Six months after the Warehouse Arts Management Organization took over the lease of the building where BICAS is located, the two organizations are working together to improve the building and the community that works there. BICAS administrative coordinator and Warehouse Arts Management Organization board member, John Salgado, said WAMO, BICAS and the artists in the […]

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Link Roundup: November 5

Post any interesting links in the comment section below. State Spectrum to Gateway Bicycle Boulevard in Phoenix National Auditor’s survey: Bike safety improves, bike use at 7 percent citywide Heat acclimation gives big cycling performance improvements in cool conditions LA’s Bike Plan a Great Read … If You Like Fiction Chicoan’s love of cycling immortalized […]

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Ft. Lowell gets new pavement and wider shoulders

Add Ft. Lowell Road to the growing list of federally funded resurfacing projects in the Tucson region. The city recently finished repaving Ft. Lowell Road, from Country Club Road to Oracle Road, and narrowed the travel lanes to provide a wider shoulder for bikes. According to City of Tucson traffic engineer Diahn Swartz the goal […]

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Link Roundup: November 4

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local UAPD honors community help Fallout from Prop 400 failure; bike officers may be moved State Body of missing bike rider found in Phoenix Driver Hits Pedestrian Transient Over Stolen Bike Bicycle Sharrows in Cleveland Heights National Fred Barnes: Americans Mainly Want to Stay in […]

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UA competing in ‘King of Style’ jersey contest

The University of Arizona collegiate cycling team is competing in the USA Cycling Collegiate King of Style jersey contest. Colleges from around the county have submitted their jerseys. According to the contest rules, the grand prize will be hand picked by Ted King who USA Cycling has dubbed, “the King of Style.” The first, second […]

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Grant Road bike boulevard comments released, spark changes

Comments from the Oct. 7 open house about the Copper/Flower and Seneca bike boulevards prompted the city to change some of the plans for the routes. One comment in particular inspired a big change to the project: “The proposed bike routes paralleling Grant Road from Oracle to Swan are a good idea. We live east […]

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Link Roundup: November 3

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. State Police Expand Search For Missing Cyclist Gilbert-based BMX group rides wave of popularity National An Interstate Bicycling System SF Poised to Become Bike Mecca Urban Shopping Cart Bicycle Veteran waitress has to bicycle to work Waukesha group makes pitch for bike racks as public […]

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Photo: Bike the vote

Despite a polling place that required us to walk our bikes on the sidewalk for a quarter mile because there was no bike infrastructure, we voted by bike. Luci, Irene and I all rode (and walked) the the polling place, wore our helmets inside and got out sticker. We weren’t even the only people who […]

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Tucsonans who turn bike parts into art

Several local artists are creating art by incorporating bicycles into their projects. Monique Laraway • Why: Laraway says when she sold her car in 2003, bikes became an important part of her life. “It has been a way of life for me,” Laraway said. “Everywhere I go and with everything I do, I have my […]

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