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Mike Samuelson, Open Streets Project

He’s Mr. Open Streets — meet Mike Samuelson of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, on the Show today. As we get started, I jump in with a common misperception – according to Mike, the first Open Streets event occurred in Seattle back in 1965; it was and still is called Bicycle Sundays. I’m sure […]

El Tour de Tucson

On a previous trip to Tucson, my friend Curtis Gunn introduced me to Richard DeBernardis, the man behind El Tour de Tucson. Listen to the interview here. Richard’s story is so compelling, there would be no way I wouldn’t do the 111-mile ride across Tucson. As the months flew by I found a companion, Dan […]

Cycling for Charity: 100 Rides and $40M

Richard DeBernardis started riding, not like you or I might — he got on his bike and kept on going. Alaska to Mexico one year, the perimeter of the US another, then the edge of Japan. These rides placed him in the Guinness Book of Records, not once but twice. I suppose that’s why he […]

Mike Mckisson, TucsonVelo.com

Mike Mckisson teaches an entrepreneurial journalism class at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He practices what he preaches, too; check out his blog TucsonVelo. In one recent post Mike outlines the low stress routes around his city. Tucson gets pretty hot in May, so they’re celebrating Bike to Work Week next week; Mike calls […]

Tucson Bike Party

Cyclovia Tucson t-shirt There’s no spell checking this post; it’s a word to be spoken more so than printed. Ciclovia, CicLAvia, Cyclovia, take your pick; it started in Bogota, Columbia where on Sundays they close the streets to cars, leaving only kids and bikes, pedestrians and skateboarders and, well, wierdos. Then Los Angeles did one; […]