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Bike Fest: Rides and events abound in April

It’s going to be no joke when the calendar hits April 1. Instead it marks the beginning of Bike Fest 2014, the busiest month for biking in Tucson. More than 35 events have already been added to the event list on BikeFestTucson.com including, Cyclovia Tucson, Pedal the Pueblo(formerly Bike to Work Week), two bike-in movies, […]

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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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Portions of Third Street and Treat Avenue to be repaved

A teeth chattering commute will be a thing of the past for thousands of cyclists who pass through sections of Third Street and Treat Avenue, which were selected to be repaved in the next year. Third Street between Campbell and Tucson Boulevards and Treat Avenue between Speedway Boulevard and Grant Road both made the list […]

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Photos: Sandbox Showdown

Ever heard of the Sandbox Showdown? Check out the Storify Story below. [View the story "Photos: Sandbox Showdown" on Storify]

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Tu Nidito Ride for a Child looking for El Tour cyclists

Who are you riding for? That is the question Tu Nidito Ride for a Child organizers are asking cyclists who plan to participate in November’s El Tour de Tucson. Each year, Tu Nidito — a non-profit that works with children and families who are grieving or facing serious illnesses like cancer — hosts the Ride for […]

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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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A Londoner’s perspective of cycling in Tucson

Editor’s note: This post was written by David Armet a native Tucsonan, who was interested in comparing bicycling in Tucson to his current city, London.  I’m a Tucson native, born and raised in Tucson, but I left after high school in 2000, and since then I’ve moved to London England, UK.  I’m even a dual […]

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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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Updated: 19-year-old bicyclist killed at Broadway and Campbell

Update: Police have identified the victim as Albert Rich.  A 19-year-old man was struck and killed by a semi-truck while riding his bike near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. Sergeant Chris Widmer of the Tucson Police Department said the crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on July 3, 2013. Both the cyclist and the […]

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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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