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 ››

Community Ride List June 25- July 1, 2016

Last Sunday hit a 20 year High in the Old Pueblo.  However, it has not stopped people from riding both on the road and mountain Bikes.  I find that a great way of dealing with the heat is to ride at 4:30AM. Finish before 9AM.  Go to work for a few hours and do what people in Tucson have done for centuries during the heat of the day. Take a siesta! Tomorrow is a fun ride that benefits BICAS.  It Continue Reading ››

Community ride list June 11-18

In the last ride list I was so excited about the low temperatures, but said “of course, it will likely jump into a record high the following week with temps in the 120’s just to bring us back to reality.”  Well, I was off by 8 degrees as we only hit 112.  It was the second earliest it has hit 110 in history.  I’m skipping past anything on global warming and heading for ideas of coping with the heat. I Continue Reading ››

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Festival of Miles

The TMC Meet Me downtown 5k Night Run and Walk and the Festival of miles was run in Tucson on Memorial day weekend. Featuring nine separate divisions of one-mile events, the inaugural Festival of Miles has been named a “Featured Event” in the acclaimed “Bring Back the Mile” series, founded by Ryan Lamppa. Showcasing America’s best Mile events, the Bring Back the Mile series aims to create a national movement highlighting the Mile distance. I had the pleasure of being Continue Reading ››

Ride list May 28- June 3

Can you believe that we are at the end of May and still seeing temperatures in the 80’s.  On a ride this week with a 5:30AM start I was actually feeling chilled.  It looks like this trend is holding until next Friday. Of course, it will likely jump into a record high the following week with temps in the 120’s just to bring us back to reality. This weekend has a great challenge with the Triple Crown Challenge.  Three Days, Continue Reading ››

Community Ride List May 21-28

 It’s starting to heat up.  Over the Memorial weekend GABA offers one of the most affordable and fun 3 days of bike touring in Northern Arizona and New Mexico with the Luna Lake Ride.  If you are willing to camp it only costs 125.00 and includes food, transportation of your bags and SAG stops and support.  I have done this ride twice and highly recommend the entire experience. For more details check out this page. http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480677 Saturday is the grand Continue Reading ››