Dangers of riding a bike in Tucson

Dangers of riding a bike in Tucson
Bicycle safety (Source: Pima County)
Bicycle safety (Source: Pima County)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Roads here in southern Arizona can be extremely dangerous and this year especially so for those who are not in cars.

On Tuesday morning Daniel Wilson was hit and killed while riding his bicycle. Pima County Sheriff's Department officials say Wilson was not wearing a helmet. He is the fifth person to die in Tucson on a bicycle this year.

Now Pima County officials want to make sure you do not become the sixth, with a free bike ride along program. 

Cyclists can learn some valuable skills and get free safety items for their bikes at several skills classes offered in the next several weeks by Pima County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and the League of American Bicyclists. To sign up, call 724-BIKE (2453) or email Olga.Valenzuela-Ochoa@pima.gov
 
UA-area Bike Ride is a one-hour ride to familiarize riders with the UA bike routes and navigating the streetcar tracks. Participants will receive a choice of one free item: a helmet, a front and rear bike light set or a bicycle U-lock. All classes will be held at the UA-Pima County Bike Station on the UA Mall and Highland Avenue
 
To sign up for a class click here: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=217103
 
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