Tag Archives: BICAS

Update from Youth Bike Summit

Two Tucson youth cyclists are in New York City for the country’s first Youth Bike Summit. Below are Donovan Caputo and Ashley Batchelor’s accounts and photos from the first day and a half of the summit. They are being accompanied by BICAS’ Kylie Walkzak and Ignacio Rivera de Rosales. From Donovan Caputo. Friday, January 14, […]

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Sights and sounds: 2010 Parade of Lights by bike

Check out the video and images from the 2010 Parade of Lights. According to Kylie Walzak of BICAS, this was the fifth year BICAS had participated in the parade. She said BICAS approached the downtown group who puts on the parade after a BICAS employee took her brother’s children to the parade. At the time, […]

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Millions allocated for bike projects in bond package; election pushed to 2012

The good news for cyclists is that the Pima County Bond Committee has included four bicycle projects in the upcoming bond election. The bad news, the committee also decided to postpone the election until November 2012. At their last meeting, the committee voted to add a fourth bicycle project to the pot — an additional […]

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Perimeter needs more El Tour riders to meet goal

The staff at Perimeter Bicycling Association of America is entering the final stretch in preparation for El Tour de Tucson. Sally Valenzuela, a Perimeter Bicycling staff member, said they set a goal of having more riders this year than last. Last year 8,228 cyclists participated in the event —  El Tour de Tucson’s third largest. […]

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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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El Grupo’s Headless Hunt: By the numbers, video and images

El Grupo’s 7th annual Alley Cat Bicycle Scavenger Hunt: 150: Participants 55: Teams 1 hour: Winning time 10: Prizes raffled 2: Women with skull face paint 1: Dog on a trike Check out the images and video below. Submit your own photos to add to the galley, by clicking on “Contact” at the top of […]

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Update: New commuter bike shop opens

Update: There and Back Bikes officially opened its doors Thursday morning. Vihel said for now the hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. -7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Those hours may be adjusted as Vihel determines what the demand is. A new commuter-focused bike shop is opening this week near the University of Arizona Campus . […]

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Rider of the week: Breakfast meeting

Laura Hapenciuc was waiting outside B-Line cafe waiting for her sister Claudia who built Laura’s bike. According to Claudia it was the first bike she built. It came from Berkeley, but all Claudia kept was the frame, fork and cranks. The rest required new parts. Look for Claudia’s bike, which she also built, next week.

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Scenes from Tucson’s Park(ing) Day

Check out the video and images from Tucson’s Park(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. View the YouTube version of the video here.

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Xtracycle returns to roots with Tucson event

Ross Evans, the founder of Xtracycle, is returning to his roots in the Old Pueblo. Evans, a graduate of University High School, is bringing Xtracycle’s Holishift Tour to Tucson. Evans said the main purpose of the Holishift Tour is to do things you love to make a positive change in the world. “Holishift engages people,” […]

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BICAS: Tucson’s buried treasure

Editor’s note: This feature story was written by University of Arizona Journalism student Nick Scala. Every half hour a train rumbles through the railroad crossing at Sixth Street and Ninth Avenue, quaking the earth below and projecting a wall of sound throughout downtown Tucson. Just north, and eight feet below ground, the people of Bicycle […]

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LA bike co-op empowering people to ride

With the Bicycle Kitchen already established, Los Angeles’ Bikerowave stuck with the cooking theme when they picked the name for their bicycle co-op. Kwang Paik said their goal is to empower people to ride their bike by learning how to repair their bikes. “People are a lot more likely to ride their bike if they […]

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