Tucson makes two more 'top ten' cycling lists

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The cycling honors for Tucson aregrowing.

The city was named to a pair ofnew top ten lists for bicycling cities, Travel Channel called it the sixth bestcycling city, calling it the 'sleeper' of the list.

The other list comes fromWalkscore.com; it calls Tucson the eighth most bikeable city, consideringroadways, hills, destinations and the number of commuters.

These lists join several othersin honoring Tucson over the past few years. The city has gold medal status as a bike friendly community.

Tucson News Now spoke with VisitTucson, about these new titles; officials said the new lists reinforce thereputation of Tucson as an 'outdoorsy' city. People travel here and know they can get on bike paths, hiking trails orup in the mountains.   Organizers with ElTour de Tucson are saying the same thing; they say that being on these listsattracts more cyclists for El Tour de Tucson, or any other time of theyear.  El Tour organizers have also saida big part of receiving the honors is all the improvements made to roadwaysover the past few years, and due in part as well to all the people who ride inthe city year round.

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