Friday, June 10, 2011

This Week in Tucson Bicycling

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

A Tucson cyclist gains speed heading down Mt. Lemmon, which is where cyclists traditionally escape the summer heat.
  • A Tucson cyclist gains speed heading down Mt. Lemmon, which is where cyclists traditionally escape the summer heat.

The father of Sam Abate, the cyclist severly injured in a hit-and-run crash last month, talks about his son's progress and what challenges he will face. Caution: The post contains graphic images of Sam. Read what Sam's father had to say.

Tucson's transportation director, Jim Glock, tells the Bicycle Advisory Committee that the city is in "a world of hurt" when it comes to street repair and bicycle infrastructure projects. Check out how much money the department is losing.

While Tucson officials and cyclists are trying to get a platinum bicycle friendly rating from the League of American Bicyclists, the state as a whole is losing ground. Arizona has dropped seven spots in this year's ratings. Check out how far the state has fallen since 2008.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee considered pulling support for the streetcar because some members believe the city has been lying to them. Read about it.

The Coronado Forest closure affects road and mountain bikers in different ways. Find out what the restrictions mean for cyclists.

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