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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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Ride of Silence rolls Wednesday

The National Ride of Silence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 and Southern Arizona Cyclists have two options for participating. The Ride of Silence started in Dallas Texas to honor a cyclist who was killed in 2003. It was going to be a one time event, but word got out and it spread across the […]

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Photos: 10th El Grupo Scavenger Hunt

More than 250 people participated in the 10th El Grupo Scavenger Hunt on Sunday afternoon. The event is El Grupo’s largest fundraisers. Check out photos from the ride.

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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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2011 El Tour de Tucson: How celebrity cyclists fared

Editor’s note: This is the first post of several about the 2011 El Tour de Tucson. In the coming days look for a stories about how the celebrity cyclists fared, a video, a post about the Cargo Bike El Tour de Tucson, an editorial, a searchable database of results and a map of cyclists’ hometowns. […]

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By the numbers and photos: 2011 El Tour de Tucson

Editor’s note: This is the first post of several about the 2011 El Tour de Tucson. In the coming days look for stories about how the celebrity cyclists fared, a video, a post about the Cargo Bike El Tour de Tucson, an editorial, a searchable database of results and a map of cyclist’ hometowns. Here […]

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UPDATED: Photos: El Tour de Tucson 2011

Editor’s note: In the coming days look for a story about how the celebrity cyclists fared, a video, a post about the Cargo Bike El Tour de Tucson, an editorial, a searchable database of results and a map of where cyclists came from. In the meantime, here are 50 photos from Saturday’s ride.

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Sights, sounds and team names from 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

The 2011 24 hours in the Old Pueblo is in the books. Check out the photos, video and — if you aren’t easily offended — the best, or worst, of the team names. Check out the video to see who was being cheered and who was being jeered: The race was a lot of fun […]

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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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Rider of the week: Rillito River rambler

Donald Barre bought his Specialized about nine years ago when he lived in New Hampshire. He says he moved to Tucson three years ago and says everything — especially the winters — are different, but he loves it. Barre had just walked his bike across the Campbell Avenue bridge from the north side of the […]

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Photos: More than 100 cyclists participate in Toys for Tots ride

Between 130 and 150 cyclists participated in the GABA Toys for Tots bike ride Saturday morning. According to ride organizer Pam Cullop, the toy box in the photo above was completely empty before the riders began filling it up. There were several ride options which provided cyclists with different speeds and distances. My family and […]

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My story: From 300 pounds to El Tour finisher

The El Tour de Tucson bike ride is a big milestone for me each year. I participated in my first El Tour de Tucson in 2008. The 36-mile ride was my big goal after having started riding a bike five months earlier. While 36 miles seems easy now, at the time I weighed 275 pounds […]

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