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Cyclist shot at along Rillito River Path

A cyclist reported being shot at along the Rillito River Path on Friday, May 30 around 11 p.m. Tucson Police Department public information officer Brandon Tatum said a cyclist reported he was riding east on southside Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard when he heard a gunshot coming from the wash. According to […]

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Video: 25 cyclists cited on Shootout

Twenty five cyclists were cited for failure to stop at a stop sign on the Shootout bike ride Saturday morning. Officers were stationed at Mission Road and Duval Mine Road. One officer shot the video you see above of the group approaching the stop sign. The group of between 30-40 riders were participating in the […]

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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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County launches trial of business on The Loop

In less than 24 hours, three businesses signed up for Pima County’s trial program allowing businesses to setup along the loop. Pima County announced a six month trial program, which starts May 1,  allowing companies to reserve one of eight spaces to do business on the Loop. The sites are all on the Rillito portion […]

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Photos and Video: Tucson’s first protected bike lane installed

City of Tucson crews installed this region’s first protected bike lane last week. I pedaled over to it yesterday and shot a couple videos riding though the short section of bike lane separated by the bollards we wrote about last week. The section is very short — it spans Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Boulevard from Main Avenue […]

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Photos: BAC awards & Bike Fest finale

Hundreds of people showed up for the Bike Fest Grand Finale and Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee’s award presentation on Friday. Check out the photos from the event and find out who won the awards. Bike Commuter of the Year:  1. Juan Mungia Mungia has been commuting 30 miles each way to his job at O’Rielly […]

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New READ bike racks installed at Main library

Post by Pima County Public Library. The new bike racks installed at the Main Library in downtown Tucson have a message: READ. The R,E,A and D racks are replacements for the bike racks that were removed in August because of  drug dealing and other problems occurring in the area of the old racks, which were […]

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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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