Community Bike Ride List January 30- February 5

Are you interested in a Ride for Reading Event?  It would include collecting and delivering books on bikes to local elementary schools. The list keeps growing each week.   This weekend has some great racing with the UA Biopark blast crit and Oracle Road race.  On the MTB side there is a party at 24 Hour town by SDMB with a BBQ and Catalina Brewing Company Beer plus trail work on Sunday getting ready for the big dance in two weeks.  Continue Reading ››

Community Bike Ride List January 23-29

Since I am just re-sharing information here, I am torn between putting the ride list out earlier, but missing many rides or waiting until late on Friday when all of the weekend rides are posted.  What do you think?  Better to wait or should I send it out incomplete on Thursday or Friday Morning? This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that Continue Reading ››

Community Ride list January 16-23, 2015

It’s that time of the year that we have rides almost every day of the week.  The race season is also starting to gear up.  I put in considerable time this week tracking down many of the races, both on the road and in the dirt.  The real challenge is going to be what race or ride to choose as so many are on the same day. I hope to see you out on your bikes.  Make sure to smile, Continue Reading ››

Community Ride List Jan 2-9 2016

Happy New Year. My resolution is to make the ride list into an interactive calendar this year.  Life just keeps getting in the way.  So for now, more of the format as it has been.  I’m told from some people it cuts off half way through the list, but if you look at your email there is an option to scroll down.  If that does not work, check out the blog.  I usually post it there as well.  BikePilgrim.com This Continue Reading ››

Ride List Dec 26- Jan 2 2016

Happy Holidays. The last ride list of the year.  I was not perfect, but got out over 40 lists in 2015.  Many are not posted here, but sent through email.  Want on the list?  Email Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put “Ride List” in the subject   I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME, but did get in touch with most of the ride leaders and shops.  You should always verify times before you head out and remember these ride times are when the Continue Reading ››

In life, we go where we look

Attention: I’m entering dangerous water.  Political rant on guns (But with a bike twist as that is what I do). Many of you saw the video I posted yesterday of me crashing after a small drop into the halfpipe at fantasy Island.  It was not a big jump, and it made me think of Napoloen Dynamite attempting a jump only to catch no air, hit a cinder block and rack himself.  However, that has nothing to do with my point Continue Reading ››

BICAS Art Auction

Of all the annual events in the biking community, this one is at the top of my list.  Now only does it showcase some of our most talented artists creating bike related art, it also brings out the most vibrant characters. This was the first year at the Art Gallery.  I still love the Depot for the charm and character, but from a practical point of view this location was great.  There was plenty of parking, room for the food Continue Reading ››

Be aware of your surroundings

I see a dangerous situation.  It has led to many collisions and it is only going to get worse.  It consumes a lot of my attention because I know these can be avoided, but it is going to need some people to change their behavior. The issue is walkers, runners, skaters and cyclist who are so immersed in their music that they are oblivious to their surroundings.  I have had many close calls where I was only able to avoid Continue Reading ››

Community Ride list December 5-11

This past month I had the pleasure of demoing a Trek Stache 9.  I posted a review on the experience at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=653. Do you want to take a Trek Stache 9 or perhaps a Madone for a spin.  Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of Continue Reading ››

Trek Stache 9 Review

For many years I have been coveting a fat bike.  From my house at Kolb and Sunrise I can go out the back door and ride to my office at River and Campbell and only cross two residential roads.  I will frequently ride down to the Tanque Verde Wash and have been known to ride a mile or two in the river bed, but it is slow going and requires a  “solid” effort.  I’ve had this idea that on a Continue Reading ››