Tag Archives: cycling

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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From 6 months to 70 years old, Cyclovia pleases them all

Editor’s note: Be sure to check the site this afternoon to see photos from the Tucson Velo / Chris Hinkle photo booth at Cyclovia. Also, check back tomorrow for a post about the streets in Tucson that are most like the Cyclovia route — with low traffic and safe crossings. Thousands of cyclists, walkers and […]

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Photos from Valley of the Sun stage race

Lots of great images from the 2011 Valley of the Sun Stage race. Check out the images by Mason Ibas. Clicking on an image will open a larger version. Stage 2 road race: 2011 Valley of the Sun – Stage 2 Road Race – Images by Mason Ibas Stage 3 crit: 2011 Valley of the […]

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Bill submitted to allow cyclists to yield at stop signs

State representative Daniel Patterson has once again submitted a bill which would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. HB 2130 states: C.  The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign and any person who is at least sixteen years of age and who is riding a bicycle approaching a yield sign or […]

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Sights and sounds: Bike vigil for shooting victims

Check out the images and video from the bike vigil held Tuesday to honor the victims of Saturday’s shooting. More than 150 cyclists attended the vigil. If you haven’t read it, check out the post with Gabrielle Giffords talking about cycling.

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2010 Bike count numbers rise; still lower than 2008

Click on a map marker for expanded information about each count location. The red markers indicate the location was in the top 10 for the number of cyclists counted. The yellow indicates the location was in the top 20. A Pima Association of Governments preliminary report about the 2010 bike count shows a 23 percent […]

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Photos: Rillito River repair work

The Rillito and Santa Cruz river paths are undergoing repair work, which is causing closures. The work is starting at the section of the Rillito between Campbell and First Avenues. Here are a few photos from the path.

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Tucson bike race from 100 years ago

The Arizona Daily Star is reprinting articles from 1912 leading up to Arizona’s centennial. Today’s article is from Jan. 1, 1912 and recounts a 7.5 mile bike race through Tucson. Here is an excerpt from the article: W.F. Grabe, Orr Jones and D. Aros are the prize winners in the 7.5-mile New Year’s bicycle race […]

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Amid misinformation campaign, supervisor releases FAQ on Rillito project

District Three Supervisor Sharon Bronson’s office released a Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the creation of a divided path on the south side of the Rillito River last week. The FAQ, which you can download here, attempts to dispel what Pima County assistant administrator Nanette Slusser describes as misinformation. The FAQ explains what a divided […]

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Friends of injured El Tour rider seeking donations for medical bills

Friends of a Denver cyclist who was injured during El Tour de Tucson in November are attempting to raise $10,000 to pay for an air ambulance flight from Tucson to Denver. Joe Neer went down early on the 109-mile route when his wheel got stuck in a crack in the travel lane on Mission Road. […]

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Star column talks bike advocacy; pits cyclists against motorists

The “Arizona Daily Star” posted a column about bicycle advocacy in Tucson and around the country. Read the excerpt below and check out the rest of the piece here. There are already a lot of comments on it too. A Washington Post editorial last week said that city’s cyclists should be more responsible for their […]

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Sights and sounds: 2010 Parade of Lights by bike

Check out the video and images from the 2010 Parade of Lights. According to Kylie Walzak of BICAS, this was the fifth year BICAS had participated in the parade. She said BICAS approached the downtown group who puts on the parade after a BICAS employee took her brother’s children to the parade. At the time, […]

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