Archive for the 'Tuesday night ride' Category
A friend of mine just called me to ask if there are any easy, safe, fun bike rides he can do with his young daughter. He was wondering if the TNBR might be a good option, but apparently he went to my blog and read the recent posts about it and thought he should [...]Read More..>>
I predicted that there might be more police presence on last night’s ride owing to a particularly vocal person who had been injured by the ride the previous week (his dog was also hurt) along with the safety money the Tucson Police Department has recently received for the purpose of ticketing cyclists.
It isn’t clear that [...]
Brad Evans, the publisher of Kickstand Magazine, is in town and stopped by yesterday to chat about cycling in Tucson. The magazine, subtitled “The Owner’s Manual of the Freewheeling Life” focuses on city cycling and urban cycling life. The new edition is available at bike shops around town. It’s extremely well done.
I got a call today from a woman whose husband apparently got run over by the Tuesday Night Bike Ride. He was riding his bike with the family dog running alongside when the TNBR came, according to her, upon them way too quickly. He was knocked from his bike and injured, and his [...]Read More..>>
My friend J has been on a campaign to whip the TNBR back into its advertised 8 PM start time, so sometimes we leave right at 8 PM. Most people, of course, haven’t even arrived yet thanks to the fact the ride doesn’t usually leave for another 30 minutes or more.
So consider this advance [...]
Remember the olden days when the Tuesday Night Bike Ride used to leave at 8 PM and meander through residential neighborhoods, avoid larger streets entirely, and follow a considerably different route every week?
If you miss that, try getting there by eight tomorrow. Some of us have resurrected the ride as it used [...]
Just a reminder. Bring your coolest bike, a good attitude, and enjoy the coolest ride in the coolest weather we’ve had in awhile. There were 250 riders last week including the two pictured above!
The ride meets at the flagpole at Old Main: go to Park and University and go one block east into [...]
So says Copenhagen Cycle Chic.
This Critical Mass had a less agro attitude than ours tend to — they stopped at lights, for example. I can hardly imagine what 20,000 riders must look like, but I’d sure like to see it some day.
Our own Tuesday Night Bike Ride had 215 riders this week, or about [...]
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 [...]