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Serious crash prompts work on Dodge Boulevard bridge

A man in his sixties crashed on the Dodge Boulevard bridge several weeks ago breaking his neck and several vertebrae. The crash prompted Pima County put up barriers along the bridge and the narrow green pavement markings along the sides. It appears the cyclist got his wheel trapped in a drainage gap along the bridge. […]

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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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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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UPDATED II: Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody

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 […]

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Woman who hit Tucson cyclist and fled could get probation

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 […]

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Driver accused of hitting pro cyclists defends himself in online forum

It appears the driver accused of hitting and harassing cyclists on the Jamis-Hagens Berman cycling team has begun to defend himself in an online guitar forum. The post, which appears to have been removed, was created at 8:43 a.m. by the user Skatterbrane, the name of the business Rodney Kinkade Jr. owns. In the post, […]

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Update: Jamis-Hagens Berman cycling team assaulted by Tucson driver

Update: See the photo of Rodney Kinkade Jr. below.  Editor’s note: Check out Tyler Wren’s first-person account.  One cyclist with the Jamis-Hagnes Berman cycling team was sent to the hospital and several others were injured during an assault by a Tucson motorist on Friday morning around 11 a.m., according to a team rider. The professional cycling […]

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BAC concerned about streetcar’s impact on popular bike routes (with video)

Members of the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee expressed their concerns about the modern streetcar during a presentation by the streetcar’s planners during Wednesday’s BAC meeting. The streetcar team presented the lane layouts throughout several sections of the route. The new tracks will be placed in the roadway in each direction rather than one track […]

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No action at meeting means BAC will continue boulevard support

No action was taken on bike boulevards during Wednesday night’s Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting. The lack of action essentially solidifies the BAC’s stance supporting equal standing for bicycle boulevards in the RTA. BAC members Eric Post and Julie Prince went on the record indicating they could no longer support the BAC’s motion […]

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Cyclist hit on River Road

The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that a cyclist was hit on River Road between Sabino Canyon and Craycroft. A man has been taken to University Medical Center after being hit by a van while riding his bicycle on the northeast side, authorities said. The crash happened just after 9:15 a.m. on East River Road […]

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Lessons learned from a close call

Editor’s note: I’ve introduced a new blog category for posts like this, which are more personal and contain limited reporting. The post will still appear on the main page, but will be categorized as a blog. Yesterday on my way home from the El Grupo points ride I was nearly sandwiched between a turning vehicle […]

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