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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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Updated Photos: El Tour de Tucson 2013

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Photos: Sandbox Showdown

Ever heard of the Sandbox Showdown? Check out the Storify Story below. [View the story "Photos: Sandbox Showdown" on Storify]

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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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Tu Nidito Ride for a Child looking for El Tour cyclists

Who are you riding for? That is the question Tu Nidito Ride for a Child organizers are asking cyclists who plan to participate in November’s El Tour de Tucson. Each year, Tu Nidito — a non-profit that works with children and families who are grieving or facing serious illnesses like cancer — hosts the Ride for […]

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Pima County adds green pavement to crosswalk on Loop

  New green pavement popped up on Tucson’s south side last week. Pima County’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager Matt Zoll said the thermoplastic  is part of a Loop path stretching from the Veterans Administration Hospital to the Kino Sports Complex and Sam Lena recreation area. (See map below) The path utilizes the crosswalk at […]

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Drug dealing & defecation prompt bike rack removal at main library

  Drug dealing, fights and defecation around the Main Library bike racks prompted the city to remove them. Peg Weber a Tucson Parks and Recreation administrator said the racks, which are located just outside the children’s section of the library, had become a hotspot for illegal activity. Weber said the library requested the racks be […]

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A Londoner’s perspective of cycling in Tucson

Editor’s note: This post was written by David Armet a native Tucsonan, who was interested in comparing bicycling in Tucson to his current city, London.  I’m a Tucson native, born and raised in Tucson, but I left after high school in 2000, and since then I’ve moved to London England, UK.  I’m even a dual […]

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To improve bike parking city offers free bike racks for businesses

The City of Tucson will begin offering free bicycle racks for businesses who request them. The formalized program makes it easier for businesses to get a rack from the city at no cost as long as the business installs the rack in a location that meets the bicycle parking guidelines. The program does not apply […]

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Parental dilema: When is it too hot to ride with kids

How hot is too hot? Now that Luci is riding  — and pedaling like mad —a tag-a-long to her preschool, I’ve begun having to ask myself that very question. The morning ride is fine of course, but with this week’s temperature expected to be 106 degrees and having seen Luci’s cherry red cheeks after pedaling home in […]

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