Tag Archives: tucson

City looking for Tucson bike share consultants

The City of Tucson is moving forward with a plan to implement bike sharing in Tucson. The city initiated the “request for proposals” process to select a “consultant team (Consultant) to perform a Public Bicycle Share Feasibility Study and develop an Implementation Plan (Plan).” According to the RFP, the city has an initial budget of $75,000. Here’s […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Photos: Tucson Easter egg hunt by bike

Check out  few photos from this year’s bicycle Easter Egg Hunt. The Bike Fest Tucson event was hosted by Tucson Velo sponsor, Transit Cycles, the Mercado San Agustín. There were several easter egg caches within a mile of the Mercado. Check out the photos.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Updated Photos: El Tour de Tucson 2013

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Photos: Sandbox Showdown

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

2 Comments Continue Reading →

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 […]

11 Comments Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

10 Comments Continue Reading →

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 […]

23 Comments Continue Reading →