Julie Anderson, left, and Keeper Sharkey, said they weren’t “serious cyclists” because they don’t get dressed up in Lycra and go on long rides.
Although, Anderson and Sharkey, who are both graduate students in the chemistry department at the University of Arizona, say they try to use their bikes more than their cars.
Anderson moved here from Philadelphia and says riding is Tucson is so much nicer because for the most part drivers here are more aware of people on bikes. There is one stretch on Third Street between Alvernon and Palo Verde that concerns her because people go too fast and don’t always stop at the stop signs.
Sharkey picked up cycling when she moves here from Las Vegas and while she prefers riding to driving, she says the pavement quality is, “driving me crazy.”