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Vaccine Prioritization for Tucson Bike Shop Employees

Until the process becomes more clear, I thought it would be helpful to post up this info as a reference for other Tucson Bike Shops. This is the Pima County COVID-19 Vaccination info portal. And here is the tentative 1B plan. While I have not had this confirmed, I’m thinking that bike shop employees are…

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…

Tombstone Hustling – Campfire’s Mar/Apr’22 Highlights

It’s been a busy spring here at Campfire and we have been having some fine adventures. The one that stands out the most has to be our lovely overnighter of the Tombstone Hustle- we had to plan this one a bit late in the season. But as luck would have it, we had a cool…

Cycling About’s “Biking the Baja Divide” Film Premier!

Apologies for the short notice, but this one should be great, especially for all you folks dreaming of riding the Baja Divide! Alee and Laura of CyclingAbout.com have just arrived in Tucson. They’ve been been busy working on this film while completing their tour.  This will be the world premier of the film which is about…

RAR Atlanta’s Bikepacking Gear Library – Feb/Mar’22 Bikepacking News

A Bikepacking Gear Library for RAR Atlanta Our top story for February and March is Radical Adventure Rider’s Atlanta chapter launch of their bikepacking gear library. With the goal of making bikepacking gear more accessible, RAR Atlanta set to work on gathering gear, developing a library system and finding and setting up a space. The…

Our Sky Island Odyssey – Campfire’s Jan/Feb’22 Highlights

Our first plans for a circumnavigation of the Sky Island Odyssey East loop had been cancelled at the start of the pandemic. Finally getting around to leading this ride felt like a return to forward momentum after the chaos of the last two years. For this trip, I had a slightly modified version of Sarah…

Queen’s Ransom Published – Dec’21/Jan’22 Bikepacking News

Queen’s Ransom Our top bikepacking news story for December and January is the publication of John Schilling’s new route, The Queen’s Ransom, at Bikepacking.com. We’re building up a great collection of routes here in Arizona, and this one is a great addition. John designed this as a bikepacking route he could depart on from his…