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A Bicycle Accessory Focused Showroom for Tucson

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a great holiday celebration with family and friends and are ready to dive into the 2016 with vigor. I am very excited to hit the ground running with all that Campfire Cycling has in store for the New Year. We’re really starting to get our momentum turning…

Our Tucson Cyclovia Experience in Photos

For the first time, in our short history down here in Tucson, we were an official sponsor of Cyclovia Tucson. To captivate the Cyclovians we decided to bring out some of the bicycle touring rigs we had set up for our new showroom. We brought out a Surly CrossCheck and ECR both setup with Ortlieb…

Bikes and Streetcars in Tucson – Is There a Way to Make it Work?

What happens when two very good, well intentioned modes of transportation come together in a densely populated, busy urban corridor?   Well, if it’s the Tucson Streetcar and the fleet of Tucson bike commuters, the results are starting to get ugly. The Sun Link Streetcar is now in the final testing phases in the bustling University…

Cyclovia Tucson Spring 2014

Our family has just celebrated one year living in Tucson, Arizona.   There are a lot of great things about Tucson, but as a cycling family, one of the things we have enjoyed most is the nearly year-round cycling season.   Granted, our first summer was a bit of a rough adjustment (toasted bums on blazing hot…

Campfire Cycling Moves to Tucson

Well, we did it. We packed up and loaded all of our inventory and equipment, and we moved Campfire Cycling to Tucson, Arizona.It took us most of a week to pack up our inventory. We spun cocoons of plastic wrap around our shelves until we were dizzy from walking around in circles.On Saturday we loaded…

My First Two Tucson Commutes

Campfire Cycling moved to Tucson, Arizona over the weekend. While my co-workers moved five big truckloads of inventory and office equipment, I was entrusted with delivering our rotted and weathered picnic table. Tucson Commute  1 I commuted by truck with this precious cargo more than 250 miles in our company’s gutless Mazda, and brought them both…

Cyclovia Tucson Photo Essay

Tucson is lucky to be getting not one, but two great Cyclovia events this year! What is Cyclovia you say? Cyclovia is a car-free event, whereby city streets are closed to motorized traffic and opened up to all forms of non-motorized traffic for the day. It’s a great way to experience your community in new…

Cyclovia Tucson on Kickstarter

Cyclovia is a fun, family-friendly event in which city streets get closed down to cars for a day and opened up to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and other non-motorized forms of transportation. It’s an opportunity to build community and get to know your city in a different way.In Tucson, we were fortunate to have a great…

Cyclovia Tucson 2011

Cyclovia is not a race; cyclovia is not a parade; cyclovia is simply a temporary space that springs up for people to interact with each other, get some exercise, and do so in safe, car-free environment.

Bike Vigil in Tucson for Shooting Victims

I never would have thought that a video could be so moving, when it merely shows cyclists riding around at night. But this video from Tucson Velo shows the turnout for a bike vigil held yesterday for the victims of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, January 8. The gunman killed six, and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is also a cyclist and cycling advocate.

A Conversation with Tucson Velo

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Mike McKisson, the founder and publisher of Tucson Velo. Tucson Velo is a news site that focuses on bicycle-related stories in and around Tucson, Arizona. I wanted to meet with Mike to learn more about the importance of bicycle-focused journalism, which I view as an important…

Cyclovia Tucson

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of getting to participate in the very first Cyclovia Tucson! The Tuscon Cyclovia is part of the Tucson Bike Fest, which takes place throughout the month of April and includes Bike-To-Work Week, a bike commuter challenge, a bike swap, and many other great events. The Tucson Bike Fest…

Two Months of Pandemic Life, the Campfire Cycling Version…

This has been a strange time to publish marketing content for Campfire Cycling. As a business we’ve been blessed by a strong surge of e-commerce orders since Coronavirus began. We’ve been so busy in fact that we’ve had no time to invest in continuing to create content and stoke the fire. And while we’ve been…

Survey Says… How Can Campfire Cycling Help You Now?

Our Take on the State of the World The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caught all of us by surprise and is forcing all of us to rethink so much.  Many of us will suffer either directly from the impacts of the virus, economically or some other way. Amidst the doom and gloom, it’s important…

Our COVID-19 Precautions

One Customer At A Time, Masks Required We’re continuing to update how we’re handling visits to the shop as the situation in Tucson evolves. Currently, we are allowing one customer or cohabitant pair into the main counter at a time. We are requiring face masks to enter. We do have free masks available. If you…

Backup Videographer/Photographer

We’re working our butts off to capture content from as many of our events here in Tucson as possible.  Our content editor, Alec Robinson, travels quite a bit and could use a backup.  Also, during our bigger events, we could use a second camera man. We are looking for a videographer with some experience.  You don’t…

You Are Unlimited w/ Kait Boyle

On December 7th, Kait Boyle visited our shop to share her remarkable story as part of a fundraiser for the Cairn Project. Her triumphant 2018 of bicycle racing was dramatically curtailed by an accident on Christmas Eve. Over the course of 2019 she endured a grueling rehabilitation however was able to fully recover and has…

Bike Clearance

Looking for some excellent deals on new or used bikes? Browse the following selection of dream bicycle touring and bikepacking machines to see if there’s a fit for you! These bicycles are all available to test ride in our Tucson showroom. We can ship these bikes to locations within the continental US for an additional…