Archive for September, 2009
I’ve been thinking a lot about bike racks lately because the city installed one in front of my office, only to take it down a few months later after a local complained that it did not comport with the historic nature of the neighborhood. It was just a green hoop, but apparently the fleet [...]Read More..>>
From the Green Valley News
Driver in fatal crash is fined
Published: Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:14 PM MST
Green Valley News
The driver of a car that struck and killed a Green Valley cyclist Sept. 3 pleaded responsible to two traffic violations and paid $254 in fines.
David Armstrong, 76, of Green Valley, pleaded responsible to “overtaking bicycles — [...]
R.K. from Yuma just sent me this awful news from the The Yuma Sun about Doug Flynn, president of the Yuma Bike Club:
A 37-year-old Yuma man was killed Thursday morning when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle while he was riding with a group of other cyclists in Somerton.
Somerton police have identified the cyclist [...]
I wanted to tell all you naysayers from the comments section yesterday that I was right. There were 190 riders last night and we stopped at the lights, dutifully walked our bikes en masse across the crosswalk on Campbell Ave., and were generally well-behaved. I’d say we got a B, maybe even a [...]Read More..>>
I was snooping around in my old posts and discovered it was just over two years ago that I first started riding in and posting about the Tuesday Night Bike Ride. (Actually my friend Elizabeth made the first post about it on this blog.)
We were so excited back then to see 100 cyclists show [...]
People have been whining about fixies and their descent into the mainstream for a long time now, but it now seems as if everyone you see on a fixed-gear bike is an idiot. It’s like the people who actually know how to ride the things have all retreated in shame, and left the entire [...]Read More..>>
We were poking around with some of the archived documents and discovered that BICAS, Tucson’s awesome bike co-op (“Bicycle Inner-City Arts and Salvage) turns twenty next month!
So BICAS is having a birthday party! You all should come!
Celebrate our 20th Anniversary!
Where: The Hut (305 N 4th Ave)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2009 (doors open at 7 PM)
The Arizona Daily Star has a depressing, simple-minded editorial about the Third Street bike enforcement that is occurring.
The recent, albeit limited, crackdown of cyclists who ignore the traffic rules of the road is a positive move, not because cyclists aren’t welcome in Tucson, but because our community is bicycle-friendly and keeping everyone safe is [...]
AZ Star on The Great 2009 3rd and Treat Bicycle Sting.
It took six comments for somebody to bring up spandex, but, oddly, it took 85 comments before someone reminded us that cars are bigger and heavier than bicycles, and a full 103 comments before we learned that until bicyclists have to license their bikes and [...]
The Green Valley News has a quite good article on Jerome Featherman, who was killed by an inattentive motorist on September 3. It seems that Mr. Featherman was a skilled and cautious cyclist, but his care and skill was no match for the man who drifted into the bike lane and drove into him [...]Read More..>>