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Updated Photos: El Tour de Tucson 2013

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Drug dealing & defecation prompt bike rack removal at main library

  Drug dealing, fights and defecation around the Main Library bike racks prompted the city to remove them. Peg Weber a Tucson Parks and Recreation administrator said the racks, which are located just outside the children’s section of the library, had become a hotspot for illegal activity. Weber said the library requested the racks be […]

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Biking milestones: A family ride

  The Tucson Velo family experienced a new biking milestone this weekend. Luci figured out how to get started on her own bike without a push from us. It allowed her to ride her own bike while we rode ours. I posted awhile back about Luci learning how to pedal, but she still needed a […]

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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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UA planning neighborhood cut through for Highland Avenue

View Proposed route highland path addition in a larger map In the future cyclists riding north or south through the University of Arizona campus may have a new alternative. David Heineking told the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee last week that the University will be adding a bike path between the Highland Avenue Garage and a […]

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Sheriffs stop Tuesday Morning Ride

Pima County Sheriffs Deputies stopped the Tuesday Morning Ride this week after seeing the group ride four abreast and cross the center line. The Pima County Sheriffs department became involved when a motorist sent photos of the riders riding four and five abreast earlier this month. Here’s an email from Ryan Roher who is the […]

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Bikes to be banned in Warren underpass on UA campus

When the dust from the streetcar construction settles and the Warren Avenue underpass on the University of Arizona campus is reopened, bicyclists will no longer be allowed to ride through it. Two weeks ago, the decision was made by the University of Arizona and the modern streetcar team to make a the Warren Avenue underpass […]

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Sunday’s Cyclovia biggest event ever

More than 15,000 people participated in Sunday’s Cyclovia Tucson (more photos) making it the highest attended Cyclovia ever. The total marks a 50 percent increase from the 10,000 people who attended the first event earlier this month. Kylie Walzak, the event’s organizer, said the new route likely played a part in the increase. “It seemed […]

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Cyclovia Tucson II: Photos and more

  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 […]

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Watch out for this prickly offer

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.  

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Link roundup: April 26

Post any interesting bicycle links in the comment section. National In Colorado, a Big Legal Victory for Active Transportation Funding How TIGER Transformed Transportation Planning — And Lived to Tell About It Emergency expert now consultant for using bikes during disasters “Ride with Chuck” on The Loop to Cyclovia this Sunday Boston bombing leads to […]

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Tucson’s Bike Fest gets a major overhaul; April full of events

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 […]

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