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Since moving back to Tucson in 2012 Stacey has become an avid cyclist. staceyhalper.com JESSICA HERSH-BALLERING Jessica is the director of Active Living Initiatives LLC which provides public health communications and program developmentevaluation services. Jessicas work includes consulting for the City of Tucson Bicycle Pedestrian Program where she writes BikeLife Tucson articles and collaborating with EZ AZ Traffic School to launch Tucsons new bicycle and pedestrian safety course. Lynn Guissinger Becca Heaton Susan Wasinger Zane Wilson Andy Bemis Duncan Benning Ann Chanecka Ryan Fagan Jessica Hersh-Ballering Brad Lancaster Matt Nelson Ruth Reiman Sam Sanford Gabe Thum Kylie Walzak Ryan Amirault Michelle Jackson Greg Thomas Shirlee Adolfson Brian Bauer briancatacom.com 303-444-5545 x112 Lynn Guissinger lynncatacom.com 303-444-5545 x106 BikeLife Cities 1515 Walnut Street Boulder CO 80302 Tel 303-444-5545 Fax 800-579-1515 www.bikelifecities.com Contact salesbikelifecities.com for media kit and rate card Contact infobikelifecities.com for submission information Contact infobikelifecities.com for information Publisher Editor Art DirectorDesigner Designer Contributors Online Finance Sales Editorial Office Advertising Story and photo submissions Distribution ON THE COVER Photo by Stacey Halper Kathleen Hutchinson Marron Ph.D. her husband Michael Marron and their grand daughter Kilee Marseille enjoy pedaling around Tucson. Recent transplants to Tucson to be near their daughters family and Kilee Kathleen and Michael enjoy Tucsons culture and bike paths. They now have bicycles for their out-of-town children and grandchildren so that everyone can ride to pools parks and share the fun of getting around by bicycling. BECCA HEATON Editor Becca Heaton has been riding bikes since she got her first two-wheelerwith a banana seat and flower basketin first grade. An avid cyclist she enjoys pedaling the roads and trails around Colorado via road bike mountain bike or her new favorite cyclocross bike. CONTRIBUTORS RCBicycles.com Tucsons Friendliest Bike Shop Our shop is located near our our old stomping grounds next to the U of A come on down 428 N. Freemont Ave. 520.624.2285 BikeLife Tempe 3 7 Welcome Letter 9 I Bike Tucson Meet locals who like to travel on two wheels 10 The Fun Never Stops at Cyclovia Tucson Mark your calendar for Sunday November 1 12 Cool Bike Happenings Free bike racks for businesses bike counts bike valet and more 14 Enjoy the Urban Bike Life 6 new city bikes for traveling around town 17 Bike to Hike Exploring Tucson on two wheelsand two feet 18 Tucson Bike Map Pull it out and get riding 20 2 Great Tucson Rides Locals share some of their favorite places for pedaling 22 A Sneak Peak at 2015-2016 New bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects 24 Living Streets in Tucson The many ways you can help create your dream community 27 Businesses That Support Biking Local businesses that help encourage biking 29 El Tour de Tamales Plan a fun themed ride around Tucson 30 Great Benefits Through Sun Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Home and Rewards programs 31 Cargo Bike Life Carry a world of things with a cargo-style bike 32 Be Seen Finding the right bike light 34 The Final Mile Life on the road with the IMBA trail care crew BikeLife Tucson Fall 2015 ONTHEWEB BikeLifeCities.com FOLLOWUS Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities TUCSON READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE You can access this issue anytime. 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ONE MONTH FREE Attention cyclists runners and walkers ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES For details and to enter go to BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES15 WIN A FOUR PEAKS COLLAB BIKE FROM MORE PRIZES FROM ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES Sweepstakes closes November 30 2015. Winners will be posted on Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Winners must reside in the contiguous U.S. Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES15 WIN A FOUR PEAKS COLLAB BIKE FROM MORE PRIZES FROM BikeLife Tucson 7 Boosters for Biking Banner BikeLife Tucson Welcome 5 TIPS for commuting by bike These tips come courtesy of Duncan Benning owner of Transit Cycles. 1. Plan and practice your route use Google or a good old-fashioned paper map like the centerfold of this magazine to plan the best way to get where you are going. 2. Find a buddy Riding with friends is almost always better than riding alone. 3. Communicate with your fellow road users. Let other cyclists know when you are passing them with a friendly alert. And in general let people cyclists pedestrians and motorists know what you are doing by telling them or using hand signals. 4. Carry stuff. You can add a basket for less than 30 and you can add a rack and rear bag called a pannier for less than 80. 5. Have a good time. This should be number one. Riding a bike be it for fitness or utility should usually put a smile on your face. A t Banner Health were excited about our recent move into Tucson. Were proud to be joining such a bike-friendly commu- nity that features a great network of bike routes events for riders of all ages and abilities and an ideal natural environment for outdoor activities and healthy living choices year-round. As a leader in health care clinical research and medical education supporting active lifestyles is a natural fit for Banner. Whether youre looking to get in shape explore your surroundings or just make the morning commute bicycling is a great option in Tucson. Active transportation benefits everyone by improving health reducing air pollu- tion and cutting traffic congestion. Because of our commitment to the health and well-being of this community Banner Health is proud to be a sponsor of Cyclovia Tuc- son. Cyclovia closes streets to cars and opens them to cyclists walkers joggers skaters and any other type of non-motorized transportation. This fun family-friendly event draws 50000 people a year to experience activities entertainment food and culture not to mention the joy of getting outside and going for a ride with your community. We hope youll join us for the next Cyclovia Tucson on November 1 the route map and more information can be found on pages 1011. This edition of BikeLife Tucson is full of resources to help you explore what this com- munity has to offer. You can learn about great local hikes that you can ride your bike to tips for carrying groceries and other cargo great leisure rides around the region ideas and resources for businesses that want to become more bike-friendly an updated Tuc- son bike map to help you find the best way to get around and much more. At Banner were dedicated to helping everyone lead a healthy active lifestyle and hopping on a bike is a great way to start Sincerely Tom Dickson CEO BannerUniversity Medical Center Tucson and South Specialized Cannondale Cervelo Wilier Niner Ibis Salsa Pegoretti Tucsons Premier Bicycle Retailer Statewide Advocacy for AZ Bicyclists Join the Movement Donate Volunteer Find us on www.cazbike.org Trek Bicycles of Tucson Family Owned and Operated We also carry Electra bikes and work on all brands and models. Two store locations M-F 10-7 Sat 10-5 Sun 12-4 Oro Valley 520 797-9330 7645 N. Oracle Ste 100 Ft. Lowell520 327-2265 1800 E. Fort Lowell Ste 100 tboftucson Tucsons largest selection of Trek bicycles. TrekBicyclesOfTucson.com BUY 1 TUBE GET 1 FREE BUY 1 PAIR OF SHORTS GET ANY JERSEY 12 PRICE Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 11516. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 11516. get a FREE class photoRossEvansXTRACYCLE downtown central east checkout only 5 Fit Flexible Get RIDE YOUR BIKE TO CLASS 10X getapunchcardatanyYostudio BikeLife Tucson 9 Meet locals who like to travel on two wheels SARAH MEGGISON 31 Land Planner at the WLB Group Why do you like to ride I like to ride bikes because it makes me feel free. When I am on a bike it seems as though all my worries go away. What do you like about riding in Tucson I love the bike culture in Tucson. Whenever I am on my bike I see at least 10 other people on their bikes and that always makes me feel comfortable and excited. I bike Tucson JOHN NEWMAN 71 Retired House Painter Why do you ride Its so peaceful compared to being in a car. Its free exercise and you can ride at your own rate and ability. These days I very sel- dom start my car. Its the best of all worlds in my mind. Tell us about your recumbent bike. I ended up with some problems in my back so a recumbent is much better for me. I put on an electronic assist so when I think that I dont really want to ride that day I can just dial up the electric assist and it makes it so easy to ride. LOUIS AND ADELIE FIDEL Biking Family Why do you ride We ride because its much more fun to be on a bike than in a car. We commute by bike from our home in midtown to work in down- town Tucson stopping at Adelies preschool on the way. We love that she looks forward to putting on her bike helmet tying her bun- ny onto her seat strap and riding every day. What do you like about riding in Tucson Its easy to get around. Almost everything you need is within biking distance and most of the year the weather is pleasant. I ts one of the regions most excit- ing family-friendly food-trucky biking-in-the-middle-of-the-road events. Get ready because Cyclovia Tucson returns to midtown Tucson on November 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you and all of your friends are invited. Cyclovia Tucson encourages people of all ages and abilities to have fun while being physically active. You can ride a bike ride a skateboard push a stroller or walk a dog on streets without any car traffic You can enjoy a meal or snack from a new restaurant or food truck. You can listen to music and meet your neighbors. You can enjoy performers and dancers. But its more than a block party. Cyclovia Tucson reminds everyone that streets are public spacenot just for cars but for everyone. Events like Cyclovia Tucson help make cities healthier and more active and they are great for local businesses too The Fun Never Stopsat Cyclovia Tucson Mark your calendar for Sunday November 1 WalkitRideitSkateitWalkitRideitSkateitWalkitRideitSkateit Healthy activities gamesHealthy activities gamesHealthy activities games MusicMusicMusic Tucsons Best DJsTucsons Best DJsTucsons Best DJs MEET YOUR NEIGHBORSMEET YOUR NEIGHBORSMEET YOUR NEIGHBORS PerformersPerformersPerformers Cirque Roots hula-hooping ZumbaCirque Roots hula-hooping ZumbaCirque Roots hula-hooping Zumba 10 BikeLife Tucson Whatwillyoufind alongtheCyclovia Tucsonroute Geteventdetailsat cycloviatucson.org. BikeLife Tucson 11 HERE ARE A FEW OF THE WAYS CYCLOVIA TUCSON MAKES OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND BE ACTIVE Over 50000 Tucsonans attended the two Cyclovia Tucson events in 2014. Getting all of those people out of their cars means less-polluted air less wear-and-tear on our roads and a healthier more active Tucson. Cyclovia Tucson encourages people to get moving on the day of the event and inspires them to continue to be physically active all year long. Physical activity reduces ones risk of obesity heart disease diabetes and even some types of cancer. A study of Open Streets programs like Cyclovia Tucson found that every dollar spent on the program saved approximately 2.32 in medical costs. A 2014 Cyclovia Tucson survey found that collectively participants spent a quarter million dollars during the 5-hour event. DOG PARK DONNA R. LIGGINS COMMUNITY CENTER COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT KEELING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MANSFIELD PARK U OF A CAMPUS CATALINA PARK STREETCAR STOPS 6TH AVE BUSINESS DISTRICT WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT ROGUE THEATER HISTORIC Y 6TH 6TH ARTS DISTRICT TO THE PIMA COUNTY LOOP W GRANT RD BLACKLIDGE DR LAGUNA ST GLENN ST VENTURA ST LINDEN ST I 10 STONEAVESTONEAVE 6THAVE EUCLIDAVE ORACLE LESTER ST DRACHMAN ST UNIVERSITY BLVD SPEEDWAY BLVDBLVD W 6TH ST 7TH ST DELANO ST E GRANT RD SENECA ST I 10 6THAVE FONTANAAVEBIKEBLVD SAHUARO ST 4THAVEBIKEBLVD 6TH AVENUE HUB HISTORIC Y HUB KEELING NEIGHBORHOOD HUB MANSFIELD PARK HUB CYCLOVIA ROUTE STREETCAR ROUTE INFORMATION STATIONS RESTROOMS WATER STATIONS FREE BIKE REPAIR FREE YOUTH HELMETS MERCHANDISE ROUTE LENGTH 2.6 MILES MILES 0 0.3 0.6 I 10I 10 ROUTE LENGTH 2.6 MILES SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1 10AM - 3PM 5 MILES OF CAR-FREE CITY STREETS FOR WALKING BIKING ALL-OUT FUN MIDTOWN ROUTE featuring 4TH AVE. FONTANA BIKE BLVD. Cool Bike Happenings 24 BikeLife Tucson Free Bike Racks for Businesses Want to see more secure bike parking at your favorite destinations around Tucson The City of Tucson Bicy- cle and Pedestrian Program will give free bike racks to businesses for public use. To find out more or to apply for free bike racks contact Andy Bemis in the Department of Transportation at 520-837-6596 or andrew.bemis tucsonaz.gov. AnnualBikeandPedestrianCount PAGs 2014 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Summary Report PAGs 2014 Regional Bicycle and 7YEARS OF DATA 1REGION Pima Association of Governments coordinates with volunteers for its annual regional bicycle and pedestrian count at over 100 locations during peak hours. Here are some key elements of the annual count 2LOCATIONS WITH OVER 1000 BICYCLISTS COUNTED 39CORE COUNT LOCATIONS 5.7 INCREASE IN BICYCLISTS 3-year rolling average Volunteerforthe2015BikeandPedestrianCount. Formoreinformationvisitwww.PAGregion.combikecount Join local businesses like The Ironwood Tree Experience that have taken advantage of this great bike rack program to make their storefront more accessible to all. BikeLife Tucson 13 t Tucson Hop Shop When Jessie and David Zugerman moved back to Tucson Jessies home town from Oregon they decided to start a business. Both home brewers they turned their passion and interest for craft beer into the newly opened Tucson Hop Shop. Located in the Metal Arts Village in Tucsonand less than a half mile from The Loopthe Tucson Hop Shop is a fun place to try great craft beers from around the world along with local-roasted coffee and snacks. We wanted to create a fun community beer garden where people can either bike or drive to and just relax and chill says Jessie. Cyclists in particular tend to like their bikes their coffee and their beer. Visit tucsonhop- shop.com to learn more. Bike Valet Service Are you organizing a commu- nity event that you want to make bike-friendly Most venues dont have enough bike parking requir- ing attendees to lock their bikes to trees posts or racks far away from the venue. But many events like Tucson Meet Yourself and Viva La Local Food Festival now offer bike valet parking in a secure monitored area. Living Streets Alliance offers full-service mobile bike valet parking that can accommodate up to 70 bikes and its free to event attend- ees If youre interested in bike valet for your event contact bikevalet livingstreetsalliance.org or call 520- 261-8777. Volunteer with VeloVets The light bulb went off for Guiliana Donnelly an avid cyclist and occasional bike racer when she met a coach at a cycling camp who was also a tandem captain for a blind rider. VeloVets was born. An all-volunteer 501c3 VeloVets helps get military veterans with disabil- itiesfrom blindness to amputees to partial paralysis and PTSDon tandem bikes. When youre on a tandem you just have to follow says Guiliana. Exercise is so good for so many things both physically and mentally and its a great way to help veterans who are dealing with different challenges. The rides meet weekly at the SouthWest Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital. Interested to learn more and volunteer Visit azvelovets.org. Jessie and David Zugerman founders of the new Tucson Hop Shop. ENJOYTHE URBANBIKELIFE TREK LYNC 3 This silvery blue nine-speed commuter bike is tricked out with integrated front and tail lights fenders and the ability to add a Bluetooth sensor in the frame so you can log your rides if you choose. Reflectivity on the frame and tires boost your visibility after dark. 1020 trekbikes.com When you ride a bike in the city there are so many pluses. You dont waste a second stuck in traffic. There are no payments for tolls or tow charges. Parking is a snap. And you get some exercise while youre pedaling. For many cycling to work is the start of a great love affair with the sport. The choices of city bikes keep growing and growing as more people choose bikes as a way to travel. Depending on your budget and willing- ness to spend more for higher quality or more features you can find a wide array of price points ranging from about 400 on up. Ask at your local bike shop for a bike that fits your bud- get offers efficient pedaling and includes the features you need. And of course let them help you get the proper fit. Weve picked out six great city bikes all with different features and in a range of prices to suit a variety of pedaling needs and styles to help you get around town. 6 new city bikes for traveling around town By BECCA HEATON 14 BikeLife Tucson BikeLife Boulder 3 GIANT MOMENTUM STREET This classic style bike is fast rolling with upright positioning so youre always in control. Comes with smart integrated features like a built-in cup holder a chain guard to protect your clothes from dirt and grime and a rear rack to carry cargo. 425 pedalmomentum.com STATE BICYCLE FOUR PEAKS Four Peaks Brewing State Bicycle Co. have pulled out all of the stops for this fun beer-inspired commuter. Mustache-bars coaster brake bell and an affixed bottle opener will keep you well equipped on your next pub ride. 579 statebicycle.com LINUS LIBERTINE II With a traditional upright riding position the lovely Libertine II is a comfy and speedy commuter with eight speeds of shifting. Pick from teal or black. 899 linusbike.com NOVARA BARROW The 24-speed Euro-style Barrow features a nice storage basket in front that stays steady in the turns with a stretchy cover to keep everything secure. When youre zipping around town on this seafoam green beauty disc brakes make stopping a breeze. 749 rei.com RALEIGH CAMEO Designed just for gals the pretty purple Cameo has seven speeds of shifting and a nice upright position for riding. The step-through frame makes it easy to ride in a skirt too. 400 raleighusa.com THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS Here are a few goodies to make your bike even more fun to ride. Green Guru Touring Townie Handlebar Bag Made from recycled banners in lots of fun colors and patterns this handy insulated bag mounts on your handlebar. Good for storing drinks snacks phone wallet and more. 34.95 greengurugear.com Mirrycle Telebell Ring this beautiful little bell to let people know when youre approaching or passing. Its melodic sound will be music to their ears. 18 mirrycle.com iOMounts NOMAD Keep your mobile device handy with the easy-to- attach NOMAD handlebar mount. Put your device in the special case the super-strong magnet keeps your device on tight through any bumps. 60 iomounts.com BIKE BAGS ACCESSORIES BUILT IN COLORADO USA. AVAILABLE ONLINE SELECT BIKE SHOPS AND REI. BikeLife Tucson 17 HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BIKING TO YOUR HIKE RIDING TO THE TRAILHEAD CAN BE A GREAT WARM-UP FOR THE HIKE AHEAD. HERES A FUN LOCAL HIKE THAT YOU CAN GET TO BY BICYCLE. TumamocHill Totalround-tripmileagefromUAcampus Bikeride6miles Hike3miles From the University of Arizona campus follow University Bike Boulevard west to St. Marys Road via Main Avenue and Davis Street. After passing under I-10 you can either continue on St. Marys Road to Anklam Road or turn south onto Grande Avenue then onto Fresno Street to Silverbell Road for a low-stress option. Either way gets you to Anklam Road where you will pass Carondelet St. Marys Hospital. The entrance to the trailhead is on Tumamoc Hill Road to the left. At the base of the hill youll find bike racks that are a beautiful rusted metal with a lizard design in the loop appropriate since Tumamoc is an Oodham word for regal horned lizard. The path is fully paved and starts off gradually but becomes steeper after the first switchback. After about a half mile youll reach a plateau with several buildings. These are part of an active research facility operated by the University of Arizona. The facility hosts science lectures throughout the year that are open to the public. Continuing up the hill the hike becomes more difficult and steep through a series of switchbacks. From the top you can see all of Tucson and the surrounding moun- tain ranges. This spot is especially beautiful at sunset. The trail ends at the top of the hill so to finish just head back the way you came. Because Tumamoc is a research facility and a nature preserve there are special rules that you should adhere to when hiking Stay on the paved path dont bring pets and dont hike during weekday business hours 730 a.m. 530 p.m. Monday to Friday. See tumamoc.org for more info about the facility. Have a fun Bike-to-Hike idea for our next issue Email ann.chaneckatucsonaz.gov with your suggestions. There are lots of great hikes you can bike to around Tucson. Check out visittucson.org things-to-dohiking to get ideas and create your own route Bike to Hike Exloring Tucson on two wheels... and two feet SHARED-USEPATHNomotorvehicles usecautionatintersections BIKEBOULEVARDLowertrafficlowerspeed streetwithimprovementsthatprioritizebiketravel SEPARATEDBIKELANEMarkedbikelane physicallyseparatedfrommotortraffic ENHANCEDBIKEROUTELowertrafficstreet withimprovementsthatprioritizebiketravel BIKEROUTELowertrafficstreet withBikeRoutesigns BIKELANEPaintedlaneonhigher trafficstreetwithhigherspeeds NOBIKEFACILITIESNobikelanesor improvementsthatprioritizebiketravel SUNLINKSTREETCAR Bicyclistsusecaution LIBRARY PUSHBUTTONCROSSING Signalizedcrossingsonbusystreets TRAFFICSIGNAL BIKESHOPKnownservicelocationsasof spring2015printing.Toaddashopemail bikewaysmapPAGregion.com. TucsonBikeways 20 BikeLife Tucson20 BikeLife Tucson Locals share some of their favorite places for pedaling Great TucsonRides 2DrachmanFairmount fromCampbelltoAlamoWash My favorite ride is a low-stress way to get across town that isnt on any bike mapyet. This routeDrachman Street west of Country Club Road Fairmount Street to the eastis part of a planned bike boulevard that will extend from Oracle Road all the way to Wilmot Road. Its a great east-west route that is quick and easy to navigate because its perfectly straight and there is very little car traffic. Some highlights include the historic Blenman-Elm neighborhood which features a variety of unique and beautiful architectural styles dating back to the 1920s. The striking Martha Cooper library resides at the corner of Fairmount and Catalina while Pinecrest Park one block east of Swan Road is a great place to take a break. The route dead-ends at the Alamo Wash but you can go one block north to Lee Street to continue to Wilmot Road. Ryan Fagan MountainAvenue tofromUniversityofArizona Last summer I was looking for a new place to live. As a graduate student at the U of A who prefers to bike I confined my search to within a few-mile radius of campusor along Mountain Avenue. Mountain Avenue provides a direct and comfortable route for biking between the University and neighborhoods to the north. The bike lane is considerably wider than lanes on other Tucson roadways. There are also wide sidewalks that are often full of people making Mountain Avenue and the neighborhoods along it feel vibrant and busy. With stoplights or stop signs at all of the major intersections I never have to wait long to cross. I particularly love breezing past the lines of cars backed up on Mountain Avenue behind the four-way stop at Glenn Road during the evening rush. Knowing that my trip may actually be faster by bike than if I was in a car is icing on the cake. My search for a new place to live ended successfully when I found a nice rental near Mountain Avenue. Now I use this great bike route not only to commute to and from work but also to connect to the Loop visit friends and run errands. See you out there Nick Ballering DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE RIDE TO SHARE Email ann.chaneckatucsonaz.gov and your ride could be included in the next issue of BikeLife Tucson. Presents THE WEEKLY BIKE RIDE LIST To receive the list please text call or e-mail DamionDamionAlexander.com 520-977-LONG 5664 Download your FREE home search app httplongrealtyapp.comdamionalexander Winner will be announced at our Pint Night 114 - Borderlands Brewing Company Submit your favorite mountain bike photo today www.SDMB.orgSDMB-photo-contest Deadline is OCTOBER 26 Winner will be featured on our new Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists TRAILER 22 BikeLife Tucson A Sneak PeakNew bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects Infrastructure Projects T here are more than 40 funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in the works and the Tucson Department of Transportation TDOT anticipates most of them will go into construction over the next three years. TDOT is working on an interactive map for the Bicycle and Pedestrian webpage where soon youll be able to go and learn more about all the projects. In the meantime below is a map that shows generally where these funded projects are located. Regional Projects ADA Transition Plan Bike Share Planning and Implementation Education and Encouragement Safe Routes to School 1 4th AveCongressToole Intersection Improvements 2 22nd St at Avenida Sirio HAWK 3 Arroyo Chico Greenway Country Club Rd to Treat Ave 4 Country Club Rd at Winsett St BikeHAWK 5 Campbell Ave Streetscape Improvements 6 Campbell Ave at Ninth St BikeHAWK 7 Church Ave Complete Street Project 8 Columbus Corridor Pedestrian Path 9 CopperFlower Bicycle Blvd 10 Stone Ave at Kelso St BikeHAWK 11 Oracle Ave at Kelso St BikeHAWK Retrofit 12 First Ave at JacintoCopper St BikeHAWK 13 Campbell at Copper St BikeHAWK Retrofit 14 Craycroft Rd at Ft. Lowell Park HAWK 15 El Paso and Southwestern EPSW Greenway 16 EPSW Simpson to 22nd St 17 EPSW 22nd St to 26th St 18 EPSW Congress St to St. Marys Rd 19 Fifth St Bicycle Blvd 20 Fifth St and Euclid Ave Toucan 21 Five Points Transportation Enhancement 22 Glenn St Neighborhood Improvements 23 Grant Rd at Sahuara Ave BikeHAWK 24 Henry Elementary SRTS 25 Liberty Bicycle Blvd and Liberty Safe Routes to School 26 Ajo Way at Liberty Ave BikeHAWK 27 Irvington Rd at Liberty Ave Bike Crossing 28 12th Ave at Canada St HAWK 29 Main Ave Road Diet 30 Park Ave Enhancement 31 Pima Pedestrian Pathway 32 Rio Vista Elementary SRTS 33 Robison Elementary SRTS 34 Country Club Rd at Eastland Ave BikeHAWK 35 Stone Ave Cycle Track Extension 36 Treat Ave Bicycle Boulevard 37 Broadway Blvd at Treat Ave BikeHAWK 38 Tucson Blvd Pedestrian Path and Bicycle Improvements COMPLETE 39 UA Second St at Olive and Highland 40 University Blvd3rd St Bicycle Blvd 41 Nogales Hwy at Rudy Garicia Park HAWK 42 Nogales Hwy at Olive BikeHAWK TUCSON 0 .25 .5 1 2 MILES 1 35 19 29 10 12 30 22 23 24 28 27 41 42 2 40 14 38 13 9 36 6 37 34 33 4 8 31 32 511 20 39 18 7 21 26 25 15 16 17 3 LEGEND HAWK crossing Project Improvement Area 29 18 7 1 16 30 40 39 20 19 35 Fears Phobias AnxietiesGone What if you could feel Comfortable and confident descending hills Calm riding in traffic Like your crash is just a memory Now you can... easily quickly and permanently. 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Member FINRASIPC www.wmpaz.com 520-297-7999 Call Today Make an appointment for your FREE personalized social security maximization report. 1980 E River Rd Suite 120 Tucson AZ 85718 M ine is along living streets especially the residential onesin my community of Tucson or wherever else I may find myself. Living streets are full of joyous lifetrees and shrubs full of fruit healthy people planting and harvesting that bounty songbirds lizards and other native wildlife great views of the stars at night art shade fragrant flowers music played on a front porch and lots of bicyclists and strollers. Living streets contribute to that life by investing and infiltrating storm water runoff rather than wasting and draining that precious lifeblood away. Storm water is not directed straight to storm drains its directed to in-street and street-side basins for plants that shade the street and its walkways and to prevent flooding. This does not just happen. People make it happen. When my brother and I moved to the DunbarSpring neighborhood most of the streetscapes were hot and barren. But in 1996 we got together with many of our neighbors to create an annual neighborhood tree planting that has resulted in over 1400 trees growing in our neighborhood. As these living air conditionersthese treeshave Living Streets inTucson The many ways you can help create your dream community By BRAD LANCASTER 24 BikeLife Tucson After planting of trees. Reproduced with permission from Rainwater Harvesting for Dry- lands and Beyond Volume 1 2nd Edition. WhatisyourdreambikerideWhatisyourdreambikerideWhatisyourdreambikeride YourdreamwalkYourdreamwalkYourdreamwalk YourdreamcommunityYourdreamcommunityYourdreamcommunity WhereisitWhereisitWhereisit WhatisyourroleinitWhatisyourroleinitWhatisyourroleinit Street run-off fills street-side mulched tree basins for free flood-controlling irrigation. Photo by Brad Lancaster BikeLife Tucson 25 For more info about how to harvest and enjoy wild native food plants including harvest tours on foot or bike visit desertharvesters.org. To learn more about planting with ideal wild native food plants and utilizing rainwater visit harvestingrainwater.com. For tips on planning a Porch Fest head to facebook.comtucsonporch- fest. This article was edited to fit for BikeLife Tucson. To view the full article visit tucsonaz.govprojects bicycle-boulevards. Picking street-side prickly pear fruit. Photo by Brad Lancaster grown they have reduced summer tem- peratures by 10 F within their shade. This encourages more walking biking and community interaction because it is now comfortable and enjoyable to be out in the public realm. We were so successful with our plan- ning along the streets that we decided to take it into the streets. A Pima Coun- ty Neighborhood Reinvestment grant enabled us to fund in-street water-har- vesting traffic-calming chicanes traffic circles or round-a-bouts and public art. Plantings both along and in the street may include food-bearing native plants such as desert ironwoods foothills palo verdes velvet mesquites which have the best-tasting pods prickly pear wolfberries and hackberries. Walking and bicycling are the best ways to see when things are ready for harvest. When harvesting that bounty you see and meet more people you get to know them and housing developments of strangers transform into communities of friends and neighbors. Then theres the music on the porch in the starlight. Open front porches rather than closed garage doors or walls facing these shaded public walk- waysfloodways further connect people visually and socially and they also help drop crime rates. I love hearing and seeing my neighbors playing instru- ments on their porches. I get even more of this experience when our neighborhood puts on a Porch Fest. This is when people host an afternoon or evening of free front porch concerts with various bands throughout the neighborhood. One of the best ways to experience a Porch Fest is by bike But perhaps best of all for me is how green infrastructure like this makes my community and me more alive healthy and happy. It starts with a few folks coming together to bring more regener- ative life to their yards streets and city policy in a way that inspires others to do the sameand more. Infectious en- hancement. Contagious life and living. This all makes me want to jump on my bike with friends and get into it Brad Lancaster grew up in Tucson and is the author of the award-win- ning book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. He helps individuals and communities around the world enhance the ecological systems they depend on with simple integrated practices such as water-harvesting wild food plantings and passive solar design. He is often spotted riding his Xtracycle cargo bicycle around town and to local trailheads as it makes the journey just as fun as the destination. A newly constructed water-harvesting chicane and a water-harvesting traffic circle behind along a bicycle boulevard just after a summer storm. Reproduced with permission from Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 1 2nd Edition. Front porch music at DunbarSpring neighborhood. Photo by Brad Lancaster AJO BIKES 1301 E. AJO WAY 520-294-1434 MonSat 9am6pm Tucsons Recumbent Headquarters 1O OFF 50 OFF With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 21516. With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. 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So what makes WMG gold level They have an in-house bike tune-up service a loaner bike on site for those days when staff members have to drive but want to ride to a meet- ing or lunch and an outdoor shower for employees who bike to work on even the hottest of Tucsons summer days. WMG even provides financial support to employees who use alternative modes. Full-time staff receive up to 400 annually to help pay for bicycle equipment and repairs and part-time staff receive up to 200. In addition staff members who want to get started biking can apply for a one-time ben- efit of 100 to help them purchase a bike or commuting gear. Learn more about WMG at watershedmg.org. Tucson Electric Power TEP supports pedal power and encourages active living among its employees by offering great bike-friendly facilities. Employees who bike commute have special access to a secure bike-parking room. Spacious air-conditioned cam- era-monitored and accessible only to employees who ride this room does a lot to make biking to work appealing and convenient for TEP employees. I love it I use it all the time says Justin Orkney program manager in the Renewables Department. Arriving to work sweaty from a morning ride presents a barrier to many people who work in a professional setting. Thats why TEP employees who bike to work also receive special access to a permanent full-length locker in another room upstairs in addition to showers and day-use lockers available to all employees. For more on TEPs bike-friendly programs check out their video in support of Bike to Work Month httpbit.ly1NDVPB6 Meet two local businesses that encourage their employees to bike to work Isyourbusinessbicyclefriendly Tellusabout it andwell include you in our next issue. Email ann.chaneckatucsonaz.gov. BIKEGOTSTOLEN State Bicycle Co. will get you back on the road with 100 off a new bike. with a police report from the past 90 days E-mail adminstatebicycle.com for details. statebicycle.com BikeLife Tucson 29 ORGANIZEYOUROWN PARTYONTWOWHEELS Step 1 Choose a Theme Tour de los Tacos Pedal between Pizzerias Craft Beer Cruiseget creative with your theme. One of our goals has been to cover a lot of ground and visit numerous locations so try not to fill up at your first or second stop. We learned this lesson the hard way with a Rum Ride. Step 2 Invite Friends Since the ride is casual and fun with frequent stops invite people that may not consider themselves cyclists. If your friends dont have a functional bike Im sure you or someone you know has a loaner for them to use. Meet up at a central location like a park and along the way talk about your favorite estab- lishments to get a sense of where the day or evening might take you. Step 3 Plan Your Route Use the Tucson Bike Map to plan safe and scenic routes between destinations. While finishing up at one place unfold the map and get input from mem- bers of your group to decide the best way to get to the next destination. Step 4 Ride Eat Drink Laugh Repeat I ve always had a passion for tamales. The difference between a good and a truly great tamale has inspired me to explore just about every restaurant in southern Arizona that puts them on the menu. A few years back I was proclaiming my love for tamales while on a bike ride with a group of friends. As it turns out I was not alone in my obsession. The more we talked tamales the more I learned about local places Id never visited. By the end of the ride we hatched a plan Next time we would ride from restaurant to restaurant in search of Tucsons best tamale. By the end of our El Tour de Tamales we had tasted many amazing versions of the traditional Mesoamerican dishand pedaled over 40 miles More important than what we ate was how we got there. Pedaling between restaurants was ideal for digestion and we enjoyed more quiet neighbor- hood streets and shared-use paths versus major corridors. It was the start of a tradition that continues to this day. Although the theme changes every time the purpose re- mains the samean opportunity to pedal with friends while enjoying some delicious dishes and experiencing all that our town has to offer. El Tour deTamales This story was written by Matthew J. Nelson Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association. His passion for tamales is surpassed only by his love of bicycling. Plan a fun themed ride around Tucson This photo is from a tweed-themed ride in 2015. Photo from a craft beer-themed ride 30 BikeLife Tucson Great Benefitsthrough Sun Rideshare Rewards Program M ost people bike to work and home again without any problems. But some- times an unexpected issue disrupts bike commuters and other alternative mode users routines. Maybe your child is sick at school and needs to be picked up immediately. Or your boss asks you to stay late to finish a project but your carpool driver leaves at 5 p.m. Sun Rideshare and Sun Tran provide Guaranteed Ride Home GRH for just these types of situations. GRH is a free taxi service for registered com- muters when there is an emergency or unexpected overtime. To qualify for GRH you must use an alternative mode of transportation such as carpooling vanpooling biking riding the bus or walking at least twice a week. All participants must live and work in Pima County. Sign up for GRH when you register with Sun Rideshare.Once registered you can print a taxi voucher as needed atsun- rideshare.orgridepro.Each registrant can use up to four vouchers every 12 months. This service can only be used for transportation to home from work. For more information and to register visit sunrideshare.org or call 884-RIDE7433. B iking walking and taking transit are inherently reward- ingyou save money improve your health and reduce carbon emis- sions Sun Rideshare offers additional rewards for Tucsonans who travel car-free. The Sun Rideshare Rewards Pro- gram works like a frequent flyer pro- gram You earn one point for each trip you take by bike on foot on transit or even in a carpool. Bike to work and youll earn one point. Walk to the mar- ket and youll earn another point. Earn enough points each month and youll qualify for monthly drawings for cash prizes. Last year almost 1000 people recorded approximately 165000 trips as part of the program. Together they eliminated over one million pounds of greenhouse gases To participate in the program reg- ister at sunrideshare.orgridepro and log your trips with the simple-to-use Travel Calendar. The system tracks all of your trips and tells you how much pollution you eliminated and how much money you saved. Sign up today Guaranteed Ride Home Program BikeLife Tucson 31BikeLife Tucson CargoBikeLife Carry a world of things with a cargo-style bike H ave you been thinking about using your bike for a quick errand Or commuting to work Or going to your friends house for a potluck brunch But wait How will you carry the groceries Where will your briefcase or purse go Where will you put the quiche The answer Turn your bike into a cargo bike. ADD A CARGO RACK. A rack attaches to the frame of your bike over the front or rear wheel. Then you can attach panniers or saddle bags to make carrying your stuff easy. Some folks even attach buckets instead of bags. Prices range from about 20 to 200. Not all bikes have the necessary attachments for racks so ask your local bike shop to help you determine what will work for you. HITCH ON A CARGO TRAILER. Cargo trailers attach to the back of your bike and often come with a quick-re- lease coupler so they can be connected or disconnected in seconds. A trailer takes the strain off your bike and keeps your cargo low for good stability. Prices range from 100 to 1000. Depending on your needs a child trailer can also work check out Craigslist or secondhand stores for less-ex- pensive used trailers. Youcanalsoinvestina full-oncargobike.Thereare twotypes Longtail Cargo Bikes carry cargo over the rear wheel. The most typical configuration includes a rack that supports a deck with large bags or pockets on each side. Most longtail cargo bikes can carry four grocery bags in their pockets and items can also be securely tied to the deck. Prices start at around 500 for a complete conversion kit for an existing mountain or road bike. For a fully built bike expect to spend between 1000-3000. Popular brands include Xtracycle Yuba and Kona. Also known as a Bakfiet or a box bike a Long John is the most heavy-duty option its versatility and capac- ity make it a true car replacement. It features a large platform with a cargo box between the rider and the front wheel so you dont need tie-downs or any special equipment to carry your stuffjust drop it in the box. Prices start at around 3500 for a basic model. 32 BikeLife Tucson Be SeenFinding the right bike light THE BEST-LIT BIKE is one with front a white LED and rear lights a red blinkie for best visibility to drivers and pe- destrians. If youre riding on roads with street lights lower- to medium-output bike lights work well. But if youre riding on dark streets or trails you should go for higher output or lumens. WHAT ARE LUMENS A lumen is a measure of the to- tal amount of light emitted by a source. The higher the lu- mens the brighter the light and also the higher the price. But when it comes to staying safe paying for the best light that you can afford is wise. Lumens are typically listed in a product name such as Volt 300 300 lumens or Blaze 180 180 lumens. RECHARGEABLE LIGHTS are the best way to go. They can be charged hundreds of times making them a more eco- nomical and environmentally sound alternative to disposable batteries. Unlike battery-powered lights that dim slowly over the battery life most rechargeable lights deliver a consistent beam until their power is exhausted and have a low-battery warning so you know when its time to plug in. WHEN CHARGING BATTERIES be sure to fully charge them. Because inactive batteries lose their charge over time plug in and charge your system before every use just in case. YOUR LIGHTS BATTERY LIFE will depend on what settings you use. The higher steady setting is the brightest beam but also has a shorter total run time compared to flash- ing modes which use less battery power. Most rechargeable lights have multiple settings so you can switch between them depending on what you need when riding. A HEADLIGHT IS TYPICALLY MOUNTED on the han- dlebar but some lights come with an option to mount on your helmet. Red rear safety lights can be mounted on the seat post or a backpack or pannier depending on what mount accessory they come with. Some can also be attached on a rear bike rack. T he long days of summer are winding down bringing cooler temps and less daylight which means its time for lights on your bike for riding in the early morning or after dark. Dont have a light Let us help you pick one. Read on for what to look for or ask about when youre shopping. 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ByBECCAHEATON PhotocourtesyofCateye BikeLife Tucson 33 TheLatestLights NITERIDER LIGHTNING BUG 150 SABRE 35 Easy to pop on and off your handlebar with a tool- free mount the Lightning Bug has three settings low high and a super-bright flash. Team it up in back with a Sabre 35 tail light which also has side lights for added visibility. Lightning Bug 150 35 Sabre 35 2960 for both. niterider.com PLANET BIKE BLAZE 180 USB SUPERFLASH USB Bright rechargeable and compact for riding after dark the Blaze 180 has high and low settings plus a flashing mode. Easy to mount on your handlebars this light has a built-in low battery indicator so you know when to recharge. Pair the Blaze with a red Superflash in back which mounts on your seat post or clips on a pack or pannier. Blaze 180 USB 45 Superflash USB 35. planetbike.com CATEYE VOLT 300 RAPID XREAR The Volt 300 offers up a nice beam for city riding and features five modes from high to normal to slow and fast flash settings. It can be easily mounted on the handlebar or on your helmet. Match it up with the Rapid X-Rear red LED which mounts with an O-ring to your seat post or seat stay and has 6 modes. Volt 300 70 Rapid X-Rear 40. cateye.com LIGHT AND MOTION URBAN 350 Available in four fun colors the Urban 350 has three mode settings high medium low and is easy to attach on your handlebar with its tool-free strap. Amber side lighting offers up 180 degrees of visibility to vehicles as well as to other bicyclists and pedestri- ans. A battery charge status indicator lets you know when its time to recharge. 60. lightandmotion.com All of these lights are available in various lumens and prices. Remember the higher the lumens the brighter the light but also the higher the cost. These lights are all USB rechargeable so you can take them to work with you and charge them on your computer or via other devices at home. Nite Ize has a cool new light called the Inova Swipe-To-Shine Bike Light. No buttons simply swipe the touch sensor left or right for either red or white light. Swipe once for a high steady beam twice for medium beam three times for flash mode. 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The bright red LED can be set to glow or flash modes. 12. niteize.com PhotocourtesyofCateye 34 BikeLife Tucson Life on the Road with the IMBA Trail Care Crew E veryday it happens like clock- work I meet another rider on the trail or am just pumping gas and I get asked So where do you live I still stumble over the answer which usually ends up being On the road or In that there Subaru. Before I can explain I am interrupt- ed with But where do you really live Depending on the day I usually just give an answer that people are expecting to hear which is to pick one place a defini- tive home base that I go back to. I either tell them Idaho where I lived one year ago or Colorado where I grew up. But the truth is my boyfriend Jordan Carr and I live out of a brightly colored hard-to-miss Subaru Outback flashing the IMBA logo complete with two Trek bikes on the back and a Yakima roof box bursting with dirty riding gear and trail building tools. We travel the country working to share our passion for moun- tain biking and trail-based recreation as members of the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew. We visit a different community each and every weekend to educate the local mountain bikers and trail users on sustainable trail development. We col- laborate with land managers to find the balance between their agency goals and providing quality recreational opportu- nities to benefit both locals and visitors. We discuss the health and economic ben- efits with community officials in hopes of getting them excited about trails. Every weekend whether its in Brook- ings South Dakota or Ithaca New York or Moab Utah we are welcomed into the community by enthusiastic mountain bik- ers eager to improve access to trails and the experience of those trails. I accepted this job dreaming of all the different trails I would ride and never adequately an- ticipated the impact these communities would have on me. In each place we vis- it passionate individuals have mobilized into tight-knit communitiesindividuals who may have never crossed paths oth- erwise. It is a passion for the sport of mountain biking and a passion to build and have high-quality trail experiences that bond these individuals. Regardless of anyones profession background or even their riding ability level bikes break barriers that would otherwise inhibit relationships. Riding bikes provides a platform for friend- ships to develop and most of all for a community of likeminded individuals to flourish. As the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew my boyfriend and I take bits and pieces from each visit and share them with the next weaving together a stronger bigger and more inclusive com- munity of mountain bikers. And while nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than a rowdy rocky trail or a fast flowy section that rips through aspen groves it is the close but diverse communities of trail lovers that make me want to set- tle down and find my placeto have my own community that I can be a part of. I am indeed one of the millennial gen- eration who is deliberately choosing to lead a different life than the stereotyp- ically mapped-out path of my parents generation the baby boomers. The majority of folks I get to work with are Boomers and the idea of not having a home is foreign to most of them. While I sometimes agree with the person who wants to hear Ketchum Idaho in re- sponse to their question about where I live the IMBAru is my place for now and allows me to get a taste of communi- ties all over the country. Printed with permission from Dirt Rag and IMBA. Read more great mountain bike content at dirtragmag.com or imba.com. 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