El Grupo Takes 17 Cyclists to National Races in Lake Tahoe

They call it the Tuesday Shootout, a Tucson tradition. It’s one of many training sessions for the team at El Grupo and a big reason the riders continue to progress.

Sedona awarded Silver

League Announces Spring 2015 Bicycle Friendly Communities Sedona joins the League’s list of Bicycle Friendly Communities at the Silver level. Arizona communities currently enjoying BFC status are Gold — Tucson/East Pima Region, Scottsdale Silver — Sedona, Tempe, and Flagstaff Bronze — Chandler, Cottonwood, Gilbert, and Mesa

Arizona ranked 19th most bike friendly

The League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the eighth annual assessment, Arizona ranked 19th nationally, slipping from 15th last year. Visit bikeleague.org/states to see how all the states ranked and individual states’ report card with more details.

Advisory Committee Urges Pima County to Fix Dangerous Road

The Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee recently sent a letter to the Pima County Department of Transportation Director, Priscilla S. Cornelio, outlining areas of concern regarding a “dangerous” road in Green Valley

Coconino County Designates Stretch of Road for the U.S. Bicycle Route System

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors recently approved a resolution to designate five stretches of county-owned road as part of an official cross-country network of bicycling routes. The United States Bicycle Route System is a developing network of interstate long-distance cycling routes in the United States.  The system utilizes multiple types of bicycling infrastructure, including […]

Call for Pictures

The Coalition is assisting the Arizona Office of Tourism to raise awareness of AZ bicycling opportunites and increase bicycle-related tourism in our state and we need your help. The Arizona Office of Tourism is working on a description of the bike route from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix (via Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome, Prescott, Wickenburg, etc.). […]

New Yuma Sidewalk Ordinance

The city of Yuma recently adopted sweeping reforms to regulate the operation of bicycles on sidewalks within the city. The subject of legal operation of bicyclists on sidewalks is nearly undefined in state law, and as a result varies dramatically from city to city. Just a tiny sample: Tuscon is generally not allowed at all, […]

Bicycles are not motor vehicles, and why it matters

the phrase motor vehicle is used sparingly and deliberately to apply only to drivers of that type of vehicle, reflecting clear legislative intent.

The State of Bicycling in Arizona

This presentation is a general overview of bicycling, suitable for general audiences, and was prepared and presented by Coalition President Bob Beane to the Phoenix Rotary on Wednesday 4/8/2015. View the presentation on drive.

Valley Bike Month April 2015

April is Valley Bike Month in Arizona (National bike month is May; it gets HOT here!)… For events the Valley of the Sun / Phoenix Metro Area… for a good calendar listing check out Valley Metro’s Bike Month page; or go straight to the events. For the Tucson area, visit www.bikefesttucson.com/events