Weekly Ride List Oct 22-28

What is your favorite ride?  Tailwinds Magazine has asked me to take over the calendar and I’m looking to find the best rides around the Southwest.  Personally, I have not had a chance to do many races outside of Arizona and would really appreciate your feedback. That said, I “raced” last weekend in the Baja Ultra Endurance 100 in Encenada Mexico. I say “raced” because I was there to take photos and did ride the course, but finished at about Continue Reading ››

Ride list October 1-8

Last week I went to cycling heaven.  Some call it Interbike.  It is the cycling trade show in Las Vegas where everything is bikes, bikes and more bikes.  If it has anything to do with the biking world you will find it there.  I’ve been posting videos from the show on my Youtube page BikePilgrim if you want to see all the fun. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX7bDzb-UGEl8-9p-2wfikg Tomorrow, October 1 is the first day of the closure of the access to Honeybee Trails Continue Reading ››

Ride List for the Week of September 17-24

Have you felt it?  That slight chill in the air on the morning rides.  It’s a sign that most ride times will be changing.  The necessity to wake up at 4:30 in the AM is long gone and soon we will all be able to claim a full night of sleep. This weekend is the Oracle Gravel Grinder.  I’m excited to be sponsoring this new race and will be out taking pictures this weekend. Bad news alert.  I and so Continue Reading ››

Trail access to Honeybee Canyon

Honeybee Update: While this message is being written as a result of access being restricted at Honeybee Trails, it is actually part of a much broader messaging that every Mountain Biker needs to hear and share.  Don’t be “That Guy”. One of my volunteering positions is with the Bike Patrol at Sabino Canyon.   It is a privilege, not a right to ride our bikes in Sabino Canyon.  At any moment, if the rules are being broken, the District Ranger could Continue Reading ››

ride list

The bike ride list is below, Sorry it’s a day late.  Life got in the way of life again. An update on Honeybee Canyon Trail Access. First and foremost, YOU ROCK!!!! The community showed up in a big way last night at the Oro Valley Council Meeting. I was told it was the most people ever to attend a town council meeting. Whatever happens, we have at the very least shown Oro Valley how important Cycling is to the community. Continue Reading ››

The Ultimate Bike Ride list in Arizona October 3-10

Unfortunately, one of our most loved and used trails in Southern Arizona (Honeybee Trail/ Rail X Ranch), is facing an access issue. The Honeybee Home Owner Association is  shutting down the easement that accesses the trail off of Rancho Vistoso as of October 1. On Wednesday the 7th at the call to the Audience at the Oro Valley Town Council meeting I’m asking people to attend the meeting and show support for our trails and to call on the city Continue Reading ››

The Ultimate Bike Ride List in the State of Arizona

With this ride list I have a little ask for help.  If you would be so kind to donate to Tu Nidito I would really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.  Even better, register for Tu Nidito Ride for A Child(you can email me for more details).  The Damion Alexander Team has a team and we would love to have you join us.  In addition to getting a jersey and registration for El Tour, I have some special Continue Reading ››

The MOST detailed Ride List in the State of Arizona

This week I went above and beyond anything I have done in the past two years of creating this list.  Partially, for you and part for me to try and map out the events I want to be at for the next 9 months. This is the most definitive Bike ride list in the State of Arizona.  I’m making this claim as I have spent countless hours tracking down every other list and adding every ride I found to this Continue Reading ››

The Damion Alexander Team Cycling Jersey

When I open my bike closet I find that I have amassed a collection of jerseys from the decade since I fell back in love with cycling.  I have kits from Primal, Voler, Hincapie, Capo, Black Bottom, Nalini, Pearl Izumi, Squadra, and Pactimo.  They range from team kits for El Grupo and Team Cirrus, charity kits like The Look, Save a Life, American Diabetes Association and Ride for A Child with Tu Nidito, artistic and fun jerseys from GoLoco, event Continue Reading ››

Community Ride List July 2 – 8

The ride list is a little thin this week.  Looks like many of the ride leaders are taking some hard earned vacations for Independence Day. As we do celebrate the birth of our Nation, I hope that you will take a second and reflect on how lucky we are to live in a nation that has so much freedom.  I know this year with the presidential race that it is hard to appreciate the other half, but it is the Continue Reading ››