People for Bikes ranks Tucson No. 1 when it comes to casual, utilitarian bicycle trips around town. The website recognition comes after an eight-month search for the best city for "everyday biking," a term coined by readers of the website for bicycling suppliers, retailers, and bike enthusiasts.
On a quirky note, People for Bikes asked bike counters to search for bearded riders in honor of No Shave November. Tucson, Chicago, Memphis, and Portland participated in the count. Tucson counted 130 riders with beards (real and fake) in just one hour, leaving the other cities far behind.