Archive for November, 2007
This coming Saturday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. There will be a bike ride in many major cities around the world, including Tucson, this Saturday to raise awareness and fight against the stigmatizing of people living with HIV and AIDS. This year’s ride is specifically to honor HIV-positive three-year-old Caleb Glover who [...]Read More..>>
Those of you who spend any time at all in BICAS (and I am assuming that’s all of you locals) should stop in very soon to say good-bye to Dawn aka Donald aka Donaldo Donaldson, who is leaving next week with her sweetie first to Guatemala and hence to new paths in Seattle. I [...]Read More..>>
I’ve heard a few people tell me they don’t like to read this blog because it is so focused on bicycling accidents, assaults, and fatalities. It depresses them.
So today, this day after Thanksgiving, I’d like to remind everyone that bicycling is not only safer than driving, it’s even safer than living.
At least according [...]
Thank you to everyone who donated their art to the BICAS Art Auction. I am proud to be part of such a creative community! It was all there from the pirate ship sculpture to cross stitch to pottery and painting. There was so much amazing art, including live music and a puppet [...]Read More..>>
Today at 9:02 AM I was riding down Fourth Avenue when a bicyclist passed me, riding no-handed, with his hands jammed in his pockets. He turned left at Seventh Street, crossing the trolley tracks and cutting off two cars in the process, still without pulling his hands out of his pockets.
He threaded the needle [...]
This morning at 9:03 AM I was riding up Seventh Street when I saw three bicycle cops ahead of me. One was riding no-handed, and he pulled a cell phone out of his pocket and started dialing it.
He was also riding on the wrong side of the street.
None of them stopped at the [...]
Last night I headed home up Fourth Avenue when a guy in a huge pickup with a bumper sticker that said “Honor God” on it nearly ran me over. Even though there was a red light at Sixth Street just a block away, he gunned it and came as close to me as he [...]Read More..>>
Last night at the Tucson Bike Advisory Committee meeting a fellow showed up to say that he had been assaulted by motorists three times in the past six months, and that although he had gotten the assailant’s license plate in one case, the police had done nothing to track down the driver.
I’ve been going to [...]
I really enjoyed the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride last night. The route took us on the bike path over the new bridge downtown and then hooked up with the Aviation Parkway trail. It was quiet and relaxed, which is just what I was up for!
We’ve been brainstorming on a reusable method of [...]
Hello everyone! It’s taken me a little while to digest the coverage of the Tuesday Night Bike Ride in last week’s Tucson Weekly. While I am happy that the Weekly decided to come out and get involved in the ride, and offer a supportive voice for the ride’s continuing autonomy from police escort, [...]Read More..>>