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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Update II: According to a press release, Akers was riding north on Mission Road. He was struck when he entered the intersection at Irvington Road. Investigators have also identified a potential second suspect in the crash and working with the Pima County Attorney to file “appropriate charges.” Update: The cyclist killed this morning was on his [...]
View Three most bikeable neighborhoods in a larger map Are you in the market for a new house? Want a bikeable neighborhood? You might consider moving to the Pie Allen, Iron Horse or Armory Park neighborhoods. The three neighborhoods ranked among the top 25 most bikeable neighborhoods in the county according an Atlantic analysis of [...]
This weekend was a huge weekend for riding bikes in the Tucson Velo family. As you can see from the video, my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter is riding her own pedal bike. She still has a hard time with the starting and stopping, but she’s nailing everything in between. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I [...]
Arizona jumped four spots to become the 10th friendliest state for bicyclists according to the League of American Bicyclists’ newest rankings, released earlier this week. The ranking returns Arizona to the top 10 after falling to number 16 in 2011. The last time Arizona cracked the top to was in 2009, which was before many [...]
The second Cyclovia Tucson of 2013 had a lot of firsts. It was the first time the organizers have pulled off two events in one year and the first time the event has ventured north of Grant Road. The out-and-back route was also a first for the organizers and received mostly positive reviews from riders. Over [...]
A local nursery is offering up a spiky deal in honor of Bike Fest and Cyclovia. Cyclists who like Plants for the Southwest on Facebook and ride their bike to the nursery located at 50 E. Blacklidge will receive a free cactus or succulent. The nursery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More than 250 people participated in the 10th El Grupo Scavenger Hunt on Sunday afternoon. The event is El Grupo’s largest fundraisers. Check out photos from the ride.
Welcome to Tucson’s Bike Fest. The month of April is devoted to bicycling with events taking place almost daily, this year organizers are making some major changes. Gone is the focus on biking to work. Instead organizers are focusing on total bike trips. Emily Yetman, the founder of Living Street Alliance, the group organizing Bike [...]
The driver who struck Sam Abate in May of 2011 and then fled the scene and attempted to repair her car, will be sentenced on April 15. Read more about the case here. Abate’s father, Bill sent an email to Tucson Velo about the sentencing. According to Abate, Abigail Allin spent a year in jail and [...]