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City looking for Tucson bike share consultants

The City of Tucson is moving forward with a plan to implement bike sharing in Tucson. The city initiated the “request for proposals” process to select a “consultant team (Consultant) to perform a Public Bicycle Share Feasibility Study and develop an Implementation Plan (Plan).” According to the RFP, the city has an initial budget of $75,000. Here’s […]

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Cyclist shot at along Rillito River Path

A cyclist reported being shot at along the Rillito River Path on Friday, May 30 around 11 p.m. Tucson Police Department public information officer Brandon Tatum said a cyclist reported he was riding east on southside Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard when he heard a gunshot coming from the wash. According to […]

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Tucson Ride for Reading to deliver 5,500 books by bike

This week cyclists around Tucson will deliver more more than 5,500 book to low-income elementary students as part of the Ride for Reading organization. “They just fill your heart with joy,” Tucson Ride for Reading organizer Joshua Smith said of the deliveries. “They get you so psyched on life. You ride away feeling high.” Ride […]

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Photos and Video: Tucson’s first protected bike lane installed

City of Tucson crews installed this region’s first protected bike lane last week. I pedaled over to it yesterday and shot a couple videos riding though the short section of bike lane separated by the bollards we wrote about last week. The section is very short — it spans Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Boulevard from Main Avenue […]

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Photos: Tucson Easter egg hunt by bike

Check out  few photos from this year’s bicycle Easter Egg Hunt. The Bike Fest Tucson event was hosted by Tucson Velo sponsor, Transit Cycles, the Mercado San Agustín. There were several easter egg caches within a mile of the Mercado. Check out the photos.

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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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