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Welcome to 2011

This photo reminds me of one of my favorite things about riding my bike. You get to take in the world around you and enjoy it. On a recent grocery trip, Luci started squealing when she saw the horses as we rode by the University of Arizona farm. We stopped and spent a few minutes […]

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Link roundup: Jan 1

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Crazy Guy on a bike rides velomobile to Tucson 2010 Utility Cycling Year in Review National Award Winning Social Enterprise Uses Bikes to Power Utilities Only protester to 15th Street Bike Lane is actually not protesting The year of riding dangerously Wallingford getting a […]

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Wrap up 2010 and ring in the new year with a ride

I created Tucson Velo in January of last year. The first article went up on January 11 and this post is No. 735. I’ve covered major events to BAC meetings and everything in between. I’ve tried new things and learned a lot in this past year and am hopeful 2011 will be even better. Thanks […]

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Link roundup: December 31

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. National Bike lanes cleared of snow before Queens streets New mapped bicycle routes unveiled for several USA regions Want to cut ride time? Forget a bicycle upgrade, lose weight Last bicycle commute of the year was the nastiest commute of the year Bicycle Night Visibility […]

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TPD to restart bicycle and pedestrian enforcement

The Tucson Police department was awarded another grant for targeted enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian laws. According to an email from Sergeant Jerry Skeenes, who ran the targeted enforcement that wrapped up in October, they will begin deploying officers in early January. Skeenes said this enforcement campaign will be less intense because it will stretch […]

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Link roundup: December 30

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Tucson Sector makes lists of CBP’s top seizures, arrests 20 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Money National Windy, warm and $5 gas Thieves targeting high priced bikes in Downtown Austin Frans Pauwels: Founding Father of Portland Bicycle Racing Pedaling Diego: San Diego’s Growing Bicycle […]

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How to bike in the snow

With local news outlets warning of possible —though unlikely — snow for Tucson in the next few days, I’ve compiled a few links with helpful tips on winter riding. Personally, I am hoping it will snow so that I can do this to my tires for some added grip: Zip Tie Snow Tires: The Cheapest […]

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Link roundup: December 29

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. State Keep your eye out when entering a bike lane for a turn National Surly Long Haul Trucker Deluxe, Plane-Friendly Touring Bike San Francisco Artist-Designed Bike-Racks Rated Bicycle riding through the blizzard SFPD Captain educated on cyclist behavior PBOT’s ‘SmartTrips’ program results in fewer drive-alone […]

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New bike lanes coming to Highland Avenue

Soon it will be a little more comfortable for cyclists heading north on Highland Avenue into the University of Arizona campus. The City of Tucson received Regional Transportation Authority money to improve the intersection, which primarily consisted of creating a bus pullout on the north side of Sixth Street just west of Highland Avenue. According […]

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Link roundup: December 28

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. Local Unique custom bike shop/gallery to open in Portland National Bike thrown from Acworth overpass injures driver Safe-driving campaign brings odd signs to Tacoma Bicycle is buried in snow Merchants protest new downtown bike lanes Group gives lights to keep bikers safe Bikes of the […]

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Bringing a smile to a father’s face

We’ll resume regular news posts tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to be a proud papa. Santa was good to me this weekend. I got some really great bikey things including; a belt made from bike tubes, several great bike-related books, a mobile sound system for my bikes and an amazing custom head […]

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Link roundup: December 27

Post any interesting links you find in the comment section. National Bike collection goes ‘crazy’ Doctors Ask for Bike Infrastructure Improvements Photo: Icicle bicycle New York proposes drivers take bike-safety class Exhibit Opens On Curious George’s Wartime Escape Bicycle tourists of old Bikes and Hikes: An Eco-Friendly Way to Sightsee Enforcement can begin of DC […]

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