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Khaled Jarrar, a Palestinian in Tucson, on Riding Bikes

May 30, 2018

Pedaling the Pueblo – Khaled Jarrar, a Palestinian in Tucson, on Riding Bikes


Khaled Jarrar is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Jenin, Palestine who has been living in Tucson for the last three years studying at the University of Arizona. In this episode, Khaled and host Kylie have a conversation about the first time Khaled ever saw someone ride a mountain bike down a mountain (it was on Facebook) and how it changed his life.

While avid mountain bikers in Southern Arizona view the pastime as an escape and really, a good excuse to drink beer in the woods or in the desert, Khaled and his friends in Palestine ride bikes as an act of resistance, to feel free, and to laugh. But there is always uncertainty and a certain amount of risk in doing the activity, something Khaled talks about in his interview.

photo by Dan Millis


photo by Dan Millis


Khaled has won numerous awards for his works, which include photographs, videos, installations, films, and performances that are focused on his native Palestine . You can find out more about him and a group called the Palestinian Riders through Facebook.

Pedaling the Pueblo is a mini-program and podcast that connects people to news and information about Tucson’s bicycle culture. A collective of bicycle enthusiasts host and produce weekly programs covering a wide variety of topics. From community events to questions about how bicycle funding works; tips to start riding more to interviews with local bicycling legends, Pedaling the Pueblo explores life on two wheels from a “people first” approach, allowing us all to have an open dialogue about how people move through our shared built environment.

Content is responsive to and driven by the community, so if you have a question or topic you’d like to hear covered, email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on Facebook.

Pedaling the Pueblo – Khaled Jarrar, a Palestinian in Tucson, on Riding Bikes

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