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Tucson in running for USA Today’s Top 10 Cycling Town

Tucson is in the running for the 10 Best Cycling Town by the USA Today and 10Best.com Tucson is one of 20 cities selected by professional cyclist George Hincapie. Here’s what the site say about the nominations: He took into account the cycling cities he knows and loves; cities in which he’s competed; cities with […]

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Police arrest suspect accused of pepper spraying shop owner; stealing bike

The Tucson Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a pepper spray attack of an east side bike shop owner and the theft of a $3,000 mountain bike from ProBike Tucson. Police announced the arrest of Robert Todd, 52 on their Facebook page. According to the post, which is embedded below, Todd was charged with […]

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Mt. Lemmon bike race postponed until 2015

A bicycle race up Mt. Lemmon, which was scheduled for late in April, is now being postponed until 2015. Organizers of the Mt. Lemmon Gran Fondo announced today on their website and Facebook page that the event had been canceled for this year and moved back to April 2015. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement. […]

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Tucson bike share could roll by end of 2015

If all goes according to plan, a bike share system could start rolling on Tucson streets by the end of 2015. Last week the Regional Transportation Authority’s Transportation Improvement Program subcommittee voted to provide $75,000 to the city to hire a consultant to evaluate the appropriate bike share system for Tucson. The funding still has to […]

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Pima County adds green pavement to crosswalk on Loop

  New green pavement popped up on Tucson’s south side last week. Pima County’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager Matt Zoll said the thermoplastic  is part of a Loop path stretching from the Veterans Administration Hospital to the Kino Sports Complex and Sam Lena recreation area. (See map below) The path utilizes the crosswalk at […]

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Pima County seeks input on bonds including bike & pedestrian projects

Pima County has launched a survey seeking input from residents about the projects they would like to see included in the next bond package. According to the county they have received more requests than they can fund through a bond package. Because continued needs warrant consideration of another bond issue, Pima County would like your […]

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Reward offered for information about tacks

Cyclists angry about tacks being strewn on popular bike routes are taking matters into their own hands. Riders from around the region have pledged $2,500 to offer a reward for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons who are responsible for putting down the tacks. Advocate Damion Alexander started asking people if […]

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Victim of Saturday crash on Mount Lemmon identified

A 57-year-old cyclist that crashed and died while descending Mount Lemmon yesterday morning has been identified. Karl Gerschutz was riding down Mount Lemmon near the Rose Canyon Lake when he lost control of his bicycle rounding a curve. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department investigators, Gerschutz was riding south on General Hitchcock Highway when […]

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Updated: Cyclist dies descending Mount Lemmon Highway

A  man in his fifties died this morning while descending Mt. Lemmon highway near Rose Canyon Lake. Preliminary reports indicate the cyclist lost control and crashed on the way down the mountain. Pima County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Jesus Banuelos said preliminary reports indicate no vehicles were involved in the collision. Pima County Sheriff […]

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More tacks popped up on yet another popular bike route, Monday. A co-worker of the City of Tucson’s bike and pedestrian program manager Ann Chanekca spotted tacks yesterday morning at the bike crossing on University Boulevard and Stone Avenue. Chanecka said her colleague was running late when she passed by in the morning, but returned […]

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Parental dilema: When is it too hot to ride with kids

How hot is too hot? Now that Luci is riding  — and pedaling like mad —a tag-a-long to her preschool, I’ve begun having to ask myself that very question. The morning ride is fine of course, but with this week’s temperature expected to be 106 degrees and having seen Luci’s cherry red cheeks after pedaling home in […]

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Parts stolen from new Loop bicycle repair stands

At least one of the newly installed bicycle-repair stands along the Loop has had tools stolen less than two weeks after they were installed. A photo shot by a Tucson bicyclist shows two of the cables have been cut and the tools missing at the repair station located at Mountain Avenue and the Rillito River […]

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