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Spring Fling will close popular bike route for 9 days

After 15 years of being held off campus, Spring Fling is returning to the University of Arizona campus. The return however will cause headaches for bicyclists who use the Third Street corridor. According to the University of Arizona Transportation Department, University Boulevard between Campbell Avenue and Cherry Avenue will be closed to all traffic including […]

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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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Driver sentenced to 15 years for DUI crash that killed SunTran driver

The driver who hit and killed John Akers, a SunTran driver who was cycling to work, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail, the Arizona Daily Star is reporting. According to court records, Enrique F. Hernandez plead guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash that caused a death […]

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Help up keep the lights on by supporting Tucson Velo

In a little more than a month it will be four years since I started TucsonVelo.com to bring you bicycle news from around the region. In that time I’ve published more than 2,650 posts covering all sorts of news and events unique to the Tucson bicycling community. It’s not always easy bringing you stories about […]

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Tucson bike share could roll by end of 2015

If all goes according to plan, a bike share system could start rolling on Tucson streets by the end of 2015. Last week the Regional Transportation Authority’s Transportation Improvement Program subcommittee voted to provide $75,000 to the city to hire a consultant to evaluate the appropriate bike share system for Tucson. The funding still has to […]

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Photos: Sign placement on UA campus leaves much to be desired

Judging by the placement of several signs along the streetcar route through the University of Arizona, the person or persons doing the placement, must not think highly of the bike lanes. The first image is on Park Avenue heading north. The stop sign is placed in the bike lane and the sign itself stretches even […]

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Local cyclist displays work at Bike-tography exhibit

Cyclists looking to adorn their wall with bicycle photography still have some time to check out Tucson cyclist Martha Retallick’s Bike-tography Show at Borderlands Brewery. Retallick is a regular here at Tucson Velo and comments over on our Facebook page. In addition to cycling in all 50 states and not owning a car, she’s a […]

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Mountain bikers rejoice! Yetman wash may be a thing of the past

Mountain bikers riding in Tucson Mountain Park will soon be able to avoid the mile and a half section of sandy wash on the Yetman Trail. Pima County and the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists have come to an agreement to reroute the trail out of the wash and onto single track that SDMB will build. […]

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