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A Cyclists Moral Dilemma – Cycling and COVID

A cyclists moral dilemma – Yesterday Italy and Spain said cycling is banned. At first, I was outraged. How could they do this? But after considering the logic, I agree with altering the rides I am going to do.
The Cycling Today article comments that hot home for me came from Carlos Mascias, medical director of a private hospital in Madrid.   “Stay at home and put the bike aside,” “Whatever possibility to minimize the impact on the resources of medical services that is not directed toward coronavirus is primordial. If any cyclist suffers an incident and needs an ambulance or a bed in intensive care, we are taking it away from people who truly need it, who are now arriving en masse to hospitals,” he continued. “If something happens to you now, maybe you have a chance [to be treated], but you will be taking it away from someone else … but in 48 hours, if something happens to you, the one who is left without [ICU] might be you, those who are now riding your bikes.”
 
I think it is likely safer to ride today and in the weeks to come. People are staying in. Traffic is light. However, I also know that anytime I get on the road there is a chance of being hit. Normally, I’m OK with the risk, as I am only putting myself in harms way. 
With the corona virus things are changing this prospective. If I, or you, end up being hospitalized because we are doing a “high” risk activity, we could end up taking up a bed at a hospital at a time the entire medial system is being overwhelmed are being overwhelmed. We need to look at whats happening from a completely different prospective. As I have so many people in this community I love, I’m thinking of them. I’m thinking of all the people on the front lines in the hospitals who are so incredible and making their job easier. I’m thinking of the possibility of health care workers having to make a ethical decision of who do you save if resources become limited. As I type this I feel like i’m an alarmist, pushing panic, but reading what happened in China and is still exploding in Europe, I feel like this is just common sense.
 
I was going to be pre-riding the El Tour de Tucson course this weekend, but am going to hold off for a few weeks. I will avoid group rides not only due to social distancing, but the additional risk ( even if small- I am going to do my part). I’m still weighting out if it’s still justifiable to be commuting on The Loop and rides where there is limited traffic. I still can see mountain biking, but will be staying on less technical riding and more cross county. 
 
This is really, really hard for me to accept all this. Riding is a part of everything I do. It is what keeps me sane. I expect many who read this will think I’m over reacting. I might be, but this is a case where the good of the community out weights my need to ride.  

The one and only Tucson Bike Ride List – March 2020

 

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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social ben@bensbikestucson.com

text Ben’s Bikes to 85100 for updates 520-574-2453

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

9:00 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:30AM

40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:30AM

55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

7:00PM

10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

9:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/

GABA Oro Valley

Chico’s

7003 N. Oracle Rd

Friday

9:00AM

37 miles 12-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

10AM 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com

520-884-9018

The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com

520-884-9018

Bicycle Ranch

Shop Ride

7090 N Oracle Rd, Ste 198 Saturday 7:30AM 55 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

And 14-17

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 8:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 8:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Speed of Fun Ride Social Ride First Watch on Speedway and Kolb Monthly- Saturday

9:00AM

15  miles Easy Lisa Mach – 520-419-9303
Bruce’s Easy Peasy Location Changes – Check the Saturday 9:00AM 30 13-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 8:30ish AM 30 miles ish No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Gravel Ride Different locations Every other week 40-50 miles 3 hours ish steve@sabinocycles.com

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
To the cactus forest and back (C+/3/40) UA Flagpole

1100 E University Blvd · Tucson, AZ

Saturday, March 7,

8:15 AM

40 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269176097/

Fair Wheel Friendship Ride

Fairwheel Bikes Saturday, March 7,

8:30 AM

55 14-16 MPH https://www.facebook.com/events/847709049014137/

Bruce’s Easy Peasy Horses to Horses Ride Plus

 

Viv’s Cafe

8987 E Tanque Verde Rd #361

Saturday, March 7,

8:30 AM

30 12-14MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269093905/
Tour De San Manuel C+ & B/3/54 miles 2000 W American Ave · Oracle, AZ

 

Saturday, March 7,

8:30 AM

54 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269192196/
Saturday Speed of Fun Ride 7189 E Speedway Blvd Saturday, March 7,

9:00 AM

15 No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/649498852488702/
Tucson Riders for a Cure Starbucks @ Swan and Sunrise Sunday,  March 8,

8:30 AM

37,17 miles BEGINNERS: If you are new to cycling, you will be paired up with an experienced rider. You set the pace and determine your distance https://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Riders-4-the-Cure/events/269027009/
A Jolly Loop: Columbus to Tangerine: 3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson, Sunday,  March 8,

8:30 AM

36.4 14-16 mph https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/268721160/
Columbus to Catalina 3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson Monday March 9,

9:00AM

31 14-18 mph https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269160436/
Tuesday Ride: Viv’s to SNP East to enjoy the COLORS Viv’s Cafe

8987 E Tanque Verde Rd #361

Tuesday March 10

8:45AM

35 12-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269059924/
New Westside Hills 3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson Tuesday March 10

9:00AM

43 8-12 hills https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269159316/
Women on the Mountain 9100 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ Tuesday March 10

9:00AM

22-30 8 – 14mph Womens Ride https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269169583/
Twin Peaks and Tangerine Safeway

9100 N Silverbell Rd · Marana, AZ

Wednesday, March 11, 9:00AM 30 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/269160403/
March Metric Century- St. Phillips St Philip’s Plaza

4280 N Campbell Ave

Thursday March 12. 8:30am 62.8 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/268891330/
Columbus to Vistoso Figure Eight 3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson Friday March 13 9:00 AM 38 14-1`6MPH
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE-GRAVEL RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
March Social Ride Enchanted Hills Kennedy Park

3700 S La Cholla Blvd,

Sunday, March 22,  9 AM 3 different speeds , pot luck BBQ afterwards https://www.facebook.com/events/1111907189171703/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Challenged Athletes Percent Night Culinary Dropout March 31, 2020

4-9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/217446516314782/
February TTG Club Meeting Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Monday February 10

6:30 PM – 8 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/843632656080444/
Red Ridge Round 1 March 28-29th Limited space for 12 volunteers. Contact Vernie March 28st and 29th. vernieaikins@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/178788866677938/

Red Ridge Round 2 April 18-19th Limited space for 12 volunteers. Contact Vernie Apr 18 and 19th https://www.facebook.com/pg/TucsonTORCA/events/?ref=page_internal    vernieaikins@gmail.com
Red Ridge Round 3 May 2nd-3rd Limited space for 12 volunteers. Contact Vernie May 2nd-3rd https://www.facebook.com/events/462831391055330/

vernieaikins@gmail.com

 

GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave April 19, 2020 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
The Pima County Ultracruise The Pima County Ultracruise – A Bikepacking Race Pima County, AZ SUN, MAR 8 AT 7 AM https://bluedogbicycles.com/bikepacking-tucson
The Tucson Gran Fondo 110 E Congress St, Tucson March 7, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/1602492049893110/
Hungry Dog Crit Gilbert, AZ March 8 https://swsportsreg.com/viewevent.php?EC=631
Tommy Knocker 10 Silver City, NM Event Canceled https://ziarides.com/event/tommyknocker-10/
Tolero Criterium Tucson AZ March 14 http://toleroracing.net/tolero-crit-2017/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, Arizona April 4 – 5, 2020 https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249
White Tanks Whirlwind White Tanks Regional Park Waddell, AZ March 21, 2020
The Great Cowtown Campout Six! Blue Dog Bicycles

2843 N Campbell, Suite 102,

Mar 21 at 10 AM – Mar 22 at 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2672640329457880/?active_tab=about
San Tan Crit Mesa, AZ March 22 https://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Nogales Bicycle Classic Nogales, AZ Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8 AM – 2 PM http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
2020 Javelina Chase Gravel Ride Duncan, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico March 28 https://www.javelinachase.com/ghost-mine-rumble.php
Butterfield Overland

Gravel Fun Ride

Lordsburg, New Mexico March 29 https://www.javelinachase.com/gravel-grinder.php
El Groupo Scavenger Hunt Tucson, AZ April 18, 2020 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, Arizona. Apr 4 at 6:30 AM – Apr 5 at 4 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2756566931094586/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020

9am – 3pm

https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Javelina Stampede Prescott, AZ April 4, 2020 https://chaineventsracing.com/javelina-stampede
2020 Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial South Mountain

Phoenix, AZ

April 4, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/163305648419375/
Prescott Punisher Prescott, AZ April 11, 2020
Wild West Fest – 6 hour, 12 hour, 40 miler plus pedalduro- Ruidoso, NM APRIL 17-19, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/12-hours-in-the-wild-west/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ April 19, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/2459288690975028/
Whiskey Off-Road Prescott, AZ April 24-26, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Tour of the Gila Silver City, NV April 29 – May 3, 2020 https://tourofthegila.com/
Marana Meltdown: Mountain Bike Time Trial Marana, AZ May 2, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/588014005095000/
Salt River Canyon Tour 2020 Globe,AZ May 2 & 3, 2020 https://www.strideevents.com/events/salt-river-canyon-tour/2020/register
Chino Grinder

 

Chino Valley, AZ

 

May 3, 2020 http://chinogrinder.azgravelrides.com/
3 Bears #1 TT Eloy, AZ May 3
Flagstaff Frenzy Fort Valley Trailhead

Flagstaff, AZ

May 9. 2020 https://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Ride of Silence Tucson and Green Valley rides May 21, 2020 http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, AZ May 15, 2020 https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=307669&item_id=1120484
State Team Time Trial San Manuel, AZ May 30
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 29-31, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Omnium

 

Williams, AZ June 6
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ June 7
Bike the Bluff- State Road Race Show Low, AZ June 20 https://www.facebook.com/BikeTheBluffShowLowAz
Carson City Off-Road Carson City, NV June 26-28, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival Show Low, AZ June 06 – 07, 2020 https://www.active.com/show-low-az/running/distance-running-races/deuces-wild-endurance-festival-2020
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM JUNE 13, 2020  – JUNE 14, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
AZ State Track Champs

 

California, as we don’t have a Velodrome July, 10,11,12
Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Willcox, AZ Saturday September 5, 2020 http://www.rocamotionevents.com/willcox-flyer-bike-ride/
Kitt Peak TT Kitt Peak September 13, 2020 http://www.azcycling.org/
El Tours Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 19, 2020 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Cave Creek Overnight Animas, New Mexico TBD https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=265937
Horny Toad Hustle Las Cruces (Dona Ana) NM TBD https://hornytoadhustle.wordpress.com/
– Enduro Series Flagstaff, AZ TBD https://mbaa.net/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Albuquerque, NM September 18-20, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/albuquerque-mountain-bike-fest/
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ Saturday, September 19, 2020 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Mt. Graham- State HC Safford, AZ September 27 http://www.azcycling.org/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ Due to road widening, date still in question http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 3, 2020 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 03, 2019 https://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
Cycle Avondale Avondale TBD https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/cycle-avondale
Tour De Gila Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October – Exact date TBD https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, October 11, 2019

 

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 18, 2019 https://www.bikereg.com/arizona-bicycle-classic
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
Enduro Series Kingman, AZ TBD https://mbaa.net
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson, AZ October 27, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ Fri October 30 – Sat October 31, 2020 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 2, 2019 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Heart Of Arizona Congress, AZ November 2, 2019 https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Congress/HeartOfArizona
Mountain to Mountain TBD November 3, 2019 GABA.Org
The Spirit World 100 Patagonia, Arizona

 

November 7-10

 

https://www.clippedin.bike/event/the-spirit-world-100/
Valley of the Sun CX Series Mother’s Nature Cyclo-cross Gilbert, AZ TBD https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 23, 2019 www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

Valley of the Sun CX #2 /AZ STATE CX Championship Gilbert, AZ November 23, 2019 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Peppersauce CX- AZ and NM Regional Championships Oracle, AZ TBD https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ TBD https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ TBD https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ TBD https://sonorandesertmountainbicyclists.wildapricot.org/
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park December 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Valley of the Sun CX FINALS Championship

 

Goodyear, AZ TBD https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Do this for your and everybody’s safety.  Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THESE RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM.

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

The most Famous Javelina in the World

One fine Winter day I was out showing homes in Tucson Arizona. It’s what I do.

My client, Jennifer Steinmann was driving as I rode out to meet her at a house that was 20 miles from my office. I was on a tight schedule but Jen asked to see one more home while we were on that side of town. This put me behind schedule so she was giving me a lift back to The Loop. I rarely get in the car if I can ride, but fate had a different plan for me.

To get me back to the Loop Jen should have turned on Pantano, but destiny pulled her wheel in  another direction. She took a right on Prudence and drove straight into a Viral video. A single Javelina was trotting on the side of the road. Actually, it was more of a sprint. Jen matched it’s speed and my years of shooting photos and video were put to the test. Fortunately, my hand was steady and the Javelina was in the center of the frame.

I knew as soon as I captured the video it was something special and had the potential to go viral. I felt that because I’ve interacted with hundreds of Javelinas over the years. I’ve seen them run, but it is usually only for a few seconds to get distance between from whatever spooked them. As soon as they have some distance,  the entire troop turns and watches for whatever startled them. They typically will watch for a few moments and then go about looking for a succulent prickly pear to gnaw on and forget the entire ordeal ever happened.  This video was unique. There was so much open space to run. There was nowhere to hid.  This was the Usain Bolt of Javelinas crushing the world record. It was a Javelina specimen, in it’s prime, on the world stage, with a solid tail wind. It was the hand of the great God of luck, when preparation meets hard work.

I posted the video on Facebook with my Logo at the end. As expected it started to get a few dozen shares. I’ve seen this pattern before with other videos I’ve shared. Some have had nearly a million shares and I thought this would do the same. My friend Kevin Goldstein shared it on a page called “Weird Stuff you’ll Only See in/near Tucson. Almost immediately the number doubled and the next morning had 170 shares. I also sent it to a few of my local news contacts. KVOA and KOLD ran news stories on it.

Something else made it go Viral so fast and I will acknowledge it, but also can’t help but say how disappointed I am in  KOLD’s Hannah Tiebe. She shared the video, but  edited the video without permission, cut off my signature, shared it and gave no photo credit. From a reporter I think this is bad form.  That said, that tweet did help in creating a plethora of videos and memes and now has had 7.5 million views.

A licensing company called ViralHog reached out to me about licensing the video. For years I have given my images and videos away. I love that people enjoy them, and I was not really interested. However, I was getting dozens of emails asking to use it and it was so overwhelming I decided it would be easier to just let someone else handle it. Also, they are called Viral Hog. It was again providence calling. I mean, is anything more perfect than a viral Hog for ViralHog. I’m still waiting for them to start using the video as the cornerstone of all their marekting.

I think the best part of having a video go viral is the people who see it and reach out to you. It’s not uncommon for me to talk with my Uncle John and Aunt Fran in Telluride. But to get a call with them spouting off incoherently that I’m on TV was awesome and an indication of how big this was getting. They saw it on Chris Hayes of MSNBC.  Chris Hayes Thing One, Thing Two Video They said they saw the video on Facbook I posted, but did not realize I was the one who shot the video.

Just like My family calling, I’ve heard so many stories from friends and random people that the video  has brought them closer to people they know outside of Tucson. Since it mentions Tucson in most every article, people all over the world are reaching out to friends in Tucson to talk about the Sprinting Javelina. It has changed the dialogue for a few seconds away from CoronaVirus and politics at a time we all needed a distraction, and has built community as a by product.

With all viral videos there is that glorious moment in the sun only to be replaced by the next great thing, a Lama at a wedding in a tuxedo. But the good buy song for the Javelina Running is just as dazzling as a Tucson Sunset. Everyday new sound tracts are being added to the video, and I keep getting calls about being a part of something so viral. KVOA is running a segment on it, The New York Times, AZ Daily star, AZ Central and many others are still doing more articles. On Tuesday, March 10th at 7 AM I’ll be co-hosting the 92.9 morning show.

Tonight a friend, Paige Redman, shared a photo I took of her at the Mussleman Crit last week with this in the comments “📸 @bikepilgrim the famous guy who took the video of the javalina!”. Tonight on my ride in Sabino Canyon for The Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol I heard some cyclist chatting a hundred feet back. I thought they said my name so I was listening and one said, “you know, the guy who shot the Javalina Video.”  Yesterday I had a call to come out and meet a family selling their house. I Asked how they found me and they said “Javelina Video”.

It’s a little like my birthday, as each day I get a new present in the form of more creative interpretations.  The creator of Action Movie Kid put together this gem. Action Movie Kids

Many people have said I am “famous”. Some have asked if this video will define me as a person. Is it the high water mark? This video has garnished more attention than any “one” thing  I have done. However, I’ve been selling real estate and volunteering in the community for 24 years and have had my image plastered on billboards, in the newspapers and on the news.  If you compare my exiting  reach vs. the Javelina video I have had 10 times or as much exposure over the years from cycling, nature, and real estate.  However, this one is special.

It has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever been a part of and I’m so thrilled that my video has captured world wide attention and brought considerable attention to The Old Pueblo.

Below are just a few of the places the video has been shared.

Know Your Meme Has an overview of the first few days and how it spread. As Does Comic Sands

Someone created a page of twitter of the Javelina running to different soundtracks.  There have been millions of views. Some of the more popular tweets have been to the music Led Leppelin – Immigration Song with 182,000 views, Queens – Don’t stop me now with 332,000 views, Cranberries – The Dream with 252,000, Grimes – Oblivion 740,000, Tracy Chapman – Fast Car 330,000, The succession Theme Song 154,000, Vangelis- Chariots Of Fire 77,000, Judas Priest- Breaking The Law with 280,000, John Denver- Take Me Home, Country Roads 170,000, My favorite, Cake – The Distance, 115,000,, Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill 600,000, Bonnie Tyler- Holding Out For A Hero 251.000, Florence + The Machine- Dog Days Are Over 540,000, Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run 225,000, , Bonnie Tyler- Holding Out For A Hero 251,000, Check them all out here Javelina Running to on Twitter

News Agencies have covered it from Coast to coast and many small town papers in between.

Click on the links below for the full article.

Time

Huffington Post

Arizona Daily Star

Az Central

Huffington Post

USA Today

New York Post

Mashable

New York Times

UPROXX

Daily Dot

AVCLUB

Tech Investor News

New Yorker

VICE

Insider

Bro Bible

Today Headline

USA News Hub

Notiulti

the satori report

MSN

bigwnews.com

News.com

Chris Hayes on MSNBC

I was going to share the links of each TV affiliate who shared the video, but there are hundreds. Most CBS affilaes across the county showed it. At first I was coping links, but most said the same thing, but it was fascinating to see every corner of the nation tuning in. From WILX in Lancing Mi, WFSA in Albany NY, wctv in Tallahassee, FL, wdbj IN  Roanoke, Virginia, kfvs from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, wbay in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Iowa public radio knsb, wcjb IN Gainesville, Florida ,  Grand Junction, Colorado kjct, kcbd,, Twin Falls, Idaho kmvt, wabl in Amite, Louisiana, ktre in Lufkin, Texas….

FOX 19

WLFB South Carolina

Flint Mich ABC Affiliate

KOLD Tucson

WILX Lancing

Wfsa Montgomery, AL

 

Q York

Kyeron Bowman recreated the video with him running at the apartment complex

I was told that the Javelina led off sports center on ESPN, but never saw the clip.  There are a few videos Someone asked for this and it was created. I need a side-by-side of Javelin Guidry running the 40 and that sprinting javelina from a few days back… 

Inverse.com had an interesting read on the  science on why Javelinas are faster than domesticated boars.

Ride List February 5, 2020

This Ride List is complied by The Damion Alexander Team with Long Realty. Our team is passionate about cycling, getting people outside, healthy food, art and helping to build our community. We carry this into our work helping people create a lifestyle with that in mind. If you are thinking of a move, or know anyone who is, we would love to assist you. If you have other questions about Tucson and the region, Ask Us.

 

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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social ben@bensbikestucson.com

text Ben’s Bikes to 85100 for updates 520-574-2453

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

9:00 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
           
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:30AM

40-60 miles   http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:30AM

55-60 Miles   www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

           
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

7:00PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
 
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com

520-884-9018

Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

9:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

 
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/

GABA Oro Valley

Chico’s

7003 N. Oracle Rd

Friday

9:00AM

37 miles 12-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

10AM 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com

520-884-9018

The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com

520-884-9018

Bicycle Ranch

Shop Ride

7090 N Oracle Rd, Ste 198 Saturday 7:30AM 55 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

And 14-17

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 8:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 8:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Speed of Fun Ride Social Ride First Watch on Speedway and Kolb Monthly- Saturday

9:00AM

15  miles Easy Lisa Mach – 520-419-9303
Bruce’s Easy Peasy Location Changes – Check the Saturday 9:00AM 30 13-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 8:30ish AM 30 miles ish No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Gravel Ride Different locations Every other week 40-50 miles 3 hours ish steve@sabinocycles.com

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Cactus Cycling LeBuzz @ NE corner of Catalina Hwy & Tanque Verde Fri, February 07, 2020

10:00 AM

28-35 miles Several groups- different speeds Art Havemeyer /520-429-4797

https://cactuscycling.org/schedule.php/

Cactus Oro Valley and Santa Cruz Loop Starbucks @ corner of N. Oracle and N. 1st Ave Sat, February 08, 2020

12:00 PM

35 miles 16-18 MPH Andy &Diane Bourke

(603) 372-6741 https://cactuscycling.org/schedule.php/

Bruce’s Easy Peasy Craycroft to Christina Taylor Green Park North Side of Rillito River Path at Craycroft

3537 N Craycroft Rd

Saturday, February 8, 2020

9:00 AM

31 12-14MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/268410344/
Picture Rocks to Saguaro National Park El Camino Del Cerro ball park

3425 W El Camino del Cerro

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

8:30 AM

 

48 12-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/268384584/
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE-GRAVEL RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sweetwater Trails – Tucson MTB Addicts Sweetwater Parking lot 2.9.20

9AM-2PM

10-11 miles

2-3 hour ride

  https://www.facebook.com/events/531909421010358/
Ride Giant Demo at Sweetwater Trailhead 4001 N Tortolita Rd 2.9.20

9AM-2PM

DEMO – Your distance, your speed https://www.facebook.com/events/491080171787253/
Ride the West Loop – Campfire Cycling through Saguaro Park West and Back Campfire Cycling Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6 AM – 11 AM There is about 10 miles of gravel, 2 miles of rough and 30 miles of paved road. https://www.facebook.com/events/746939559152455/
 
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
All-Natural Performance: Sports Nutrition with Kristen Arnold Sabino Cycles

7045 E Tanque Verde Rd

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/808484126339375/
Blood Road Screening – Tucson, AZ 5251 E Speedway Blvd Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/178024069948879/
Backcountry Emergency Care for MTBers & Bikepackers with Charly 2801 N. Flowing Wells Rd. Suite 101

 

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/3571490422892059/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1580863184665815
February TTG Club Meeting Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Monday February 10

6:30 PM – 8 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/843632656080444/
GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave April 19, 2020 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Single Speed Arizona Who knows. They moved it. Perhaps in Bisbee February 7-9,2020 https://www.facebook.com/SingleSpeedArizona/
Lake Havasu Havoc Lake Havasu February 8. 2020 https://mbaahavasuhavoc.itsyourrace.com/register/
Sun Devil Crit Tempe, AZ February 9, 2020 asucycling.org/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Buckeye, Casa Grande, Pheonix, AZ February 14-16 https://vosstagerace.com/
24 Hours in The Old Pueblo Willow Springs February 14-16 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Flapjack Flats TT Picacho, AZ February 23,2020 https://www.summitvelo.org/
Musselman Crit Tucson, AZ February 29,2020 https://www.bikereg.com/musselman-state-criterium
The Pima County Ultracruise The Pima County Ultracruise – A Bikepacking Race Pima County, AZ SUN, MAR 8 AT 7 AM https://bluedogbicycles.com/bikepacking-tucson
The Tucson Gran Fondo 110 E Congress St, Tucson March 7, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/1602492049893110/
Hungry Dog Crit Gilbert, AZ March 8 https://swsportsreg.com/viewevent.php?EC=631
Tommy Knocker 10 Silver City, NM Event Canceled https://ziarides.com/event/tommyknocker-10/
Tolero Criterium Tucson AZ March 14 http://toleroracing.net/tolero-crit-2017/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, Arizona April 4 – 5, 2020 https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249
White Tanks Whirlwind White Tanks Regional Park Waddell, AZ March 21, 2020  
The Great Cowtown Campout Six! Blue Dog Bicycles

2843 N Campbell, Suite 102,

Mar 21 at 10 AM – Mar 22 at 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2672640329457880/?active_tab=about
San Tan Crit Mesa, AZ March 22 https://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Nogales Bicycle Classic Nogales, AZ Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8 AM – 2 PM http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
2020 Javelina Chase Gravel Ride Duncan, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico March 28 https://www.javelinachase.com/ghost-mine-rumble.php
Butterfield Overland

Gravel Fun Ride

Lordsburg, New Mexico March 29 https://www.javelinachase.com/gravel-grinder.php
El Groupo Scavenger Hunt Tucson, AZ April 18, 2020 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, Arizona. Apr 4 at 6:30 AM – Apr 5 at 4 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2756566931094586/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020

9am – 3pm

https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Javelina Stampede Prescott, AZ April 4, 2020 https://chaineventsracing.com/javelina-stampede
2020 Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial South Mountain

Phoenix, AZ

April 4, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/163305648419375/
Prescott Punisher Prescott, AZ April 11, 2020  
Wild West Fest – 6 hour, 12 hour, 40 miler plus pedalduro- Ruidoso, NM APRIL 17-19, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/12-hours-in-the-wild-west/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ   http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ April 19, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/2459288690975028/
Whiskey Off-Road Prescott, AZ April 24-26, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Tour of the Gila Silver City, NV April 29 – May 3, 2020 https://tourofthegila.com/
Marana Meltdown: Mountain Bike Time Trial Marana, AZ May 2, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/588014005095000/
Salt River Canyon Tour 2020 Globe,AZ May 2 & 3, 2020 https://www.strideevents.com/events/salt-river-canyon-tour/2020/register
Chino Grinder

 

Chino Valley, AZ

 

May 3, 2020 http://chinogrinder.azgravelrides.com/
3 Bears #1 TT Eloy, AZ May 3  
Flagstaff Frenzy Fort Valley Trailhead

Flagstaff, AZ

May 9. 2020 https://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Ride of Silence Tucson and Green Valley rides May 21, 2020 http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, AZ May 15, 2020 https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=307669&item_id=1120484
State Team Time Trial San Manuel, AZ May 30  
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 29-31, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Omnium

 

Williams, AZ June 6  
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ June 7  
Bike the Bluff- State Road Race Show Low, AZ June 20 https://www.facebook.com/BikeTheBluffShowLowAz
Carson City Off-Road Carson City, NV June 26-28, 2020

 

https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival Show Low, AZ June 06 – 07, 2020 https://www.active.com/show-low-az/running/distance-running-races/deuces-wild-endurance-festival-2020
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM JUNE 13, 2020  – JUNE 14, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
AZ State Track Champs

 

California, as we don’t have a Velodrome July, 10,11,12  
Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Willcox, AZ Saturday September 5, 2020 http://www.rocamotionevents.com/willcox-flyer-bike-ride/
Kitt Peak TT Kitt Peak September 13, 2020 http://www.azcycling.org/
El Tours Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 19, 2020 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Cave Creek Overnight Animas, New Mexico TBD https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=265937
Horny Toad Hustle Las Cruces (Dona Ana) NM TBD https://hornytoadhustle.wordpress.com/
– Enduro Series Flagstaff, AZ TBD https://mbaa.net/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Albuquerque, NM September 18-20, 2020 https://ziarides.com/event/albuquerque-mountain-bike-fest/
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ Saturday, September 19, 2020 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Mt. Graham- State HC Safford, AZ September 27 http://www.azcycling.org/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ Due to road widening, date still in question http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 3, 2020 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 03, 2019 https://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
Cycle Avondale Avondale TBD https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/cycle-avondale
Tour De Gila Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October – Exact date TBD https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, October 11, 2019

 

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 18, 2019 https://www.bikereg.com/arizona-bicycle-classic
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
Enduro Series Kingman, AZ TBD https://mbaa.net
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson, AZ October 27, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ Fri October 30 – Sat October 31, 2020 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 2, 2019 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Heart Of Arizona Congress, AZ November 2, 2019 https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Congress/HeartOfArizona
Mountain to Mountain TBD November 3, 2019 GABA.Org
The Spirit World 100 Patagonia, Arizona

 

November 7-10

 

https://www.clippedin.bike/event/the-spirit-world-100/
Valley of the Sun CX Series Mother’s Nature Cyclo-cross Gilbert, AZ TBD https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 23, 2019 www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

Valley of the Sun CX #2 /AZ STATE CX Championship Gilbert, AZ November 23, 2019 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Peppersauce CX- AZ and NM Regional Championships Oracle, AZ TBD https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ TBD https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ TBD https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ TBD https://sonorandesertmountainbicyclists.wildapricot.org/
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park December 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Valley of the Sun CX FINALS Championship

 

Goodyear, AZ TBD https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Do this for your and everybody’s safety.  Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THESE RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM.

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

Ride List 09.27.2019

El Tour is coming up. There are over 30 charities you can ride for and get a free entry. Check out the full list at http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries-funraising-nonprofit/.

If you want to ride and don’t have a road bike, Uphill Into the Wind will even give you a road bike to use and have you professionally fitted. If you just want to write a check to a charity, please support my rides. http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=1130

I’m leading a slow ride on Wednesdays at 5PM from Zinburger on River road. Each week Zinburger is donating 20% of food sales to a different El Tour De Tucson Beneficiary. All you need to do is eat at the River location and mention El Tour and Percent night. Speaking of El Tour, it’s time to register. Want to ride for FREE? Consider riding for a charity. Check out http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries-funraising-nonprofit/ for more info. If you would rather just donate to my ride at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=1130

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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social ben@bensbikestucson.com

text Ben’s Bikes to 85100 for updates

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
           
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 4:30pm

After3.1.1 5:30PM

Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

6:30AM

40-60 miles   http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:30AM

55-60 Miles   www.Fairwheelbike.com
           
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Percent Night At ZinBurger ZinBurger 1865 E River Rd Wen

5:00 PM

10-14 12-14 MPH Damion Alexander 520-97705664 damion@LongRealty.com
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

6:30PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
 
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

7:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Location Changes Thursday Night Varies Different

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tucsonenduranceperformancecenter/events/?ref=page_internal
 
Oro Valley Friends of PACC Location Changes

Check GABA website

Friday

7:00AM

55ish 11-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Summer Vacation 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Bruce’s Easy Peasy Location Changes – Check the Saturday 7:00AM 30 13-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr  Summer Vacation 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
El Tour De Tucson Official Training ride Multiple Rides on East and West side of Town – clink link for details ——-à Saturday 6:30AM

 

 

———-à

Longer Each week as we get closer to El Tour

—————à

Can be 20MPH up front

 

——–à

https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 6:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 7:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell 1st Sunday of each month 90-120 Minutes No Drop Misty Burch dr.mistyburch@gmail.com
 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Beyond Tucson Training Ride Bathrooms at Udall Park

 

9.28.19

6:30AM

40 -50 miles TBD – Not fast  

Cactus Cycling We-Brake-for-Java

 

Oracle at Magee, Village Bakehouse Parking Lot 10.02.19

7:30AM

34-41 12-18 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-3557760   Bill Koehler 512-963-0693
Speed of Fun Ride First Wach on Kolb and Speedway 10.12.

7:00AM

15 Speed of fun- two hours Lisa Mach

520-419-9303

Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Calling All MTB Advocates Rincon Market – 2513 E 6th St, Tucson, Arizona 85716

 

Monday, September 30 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/515668222563030/
October Bug Spring Work Event 9am at the Red Ridge trailhead. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 AM – 11 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/365010914369876/
TORCA Trail Worker Appreciation MOVIE NIGHT Risky Business 8848 E Tanque Verde

Tucson, Arizona

Thursday October 10, 2019 6PM -9PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2210779182565462/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1566245282520909
GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Horny Toad Hustle Las Cruces (Dona Ana) NM September 28 https://hornytoadhustle.wordpress.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Flagstaff, AZ September 28-29 https://mbaa.net/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ Due to road widening, not happening 2019 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 5, 2019 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
Cycle Avondale Avondale October 6, 2019 https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/cycle-avondale
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 6, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Tour De Gila Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 12, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, October 13, 2019

 

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Prescott Sunday, October 13, 2019 https://mbaa.net
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 18, 2019 https://www.bikereg.com/arizona-bicycle-classic
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Kingman, AZ October 27,2019 https://mbaa.net
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson, AZ October 27, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 2, 2019 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Heart Of Arizona Congress, AZ November 2, 2019 https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Congress/HeartOfArizona
Mountain to Mountain TBD November 3, 2019 GABA.Org
The Spirit World 100 Patagonia, Arizona

 

November 7-10

 

https://www.clippedin.bike/event/the-spirit-world-100/
Valley of the Sun CX Series Mother’s Nature Cyclo-cross Gilbert, AZ November 10 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 23, 2019 www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

Valley of the Sun CX #2 /AZ STATE CX Championship Gilbert, AZ November 23, 2019 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Peppersauce CX- AZ and NM Regional Championships Oracle, AZ November 30 and December 1 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019  
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019  
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park December 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Valley of the Sun CX FINALS Championship

 

Goodyear, AZ December 21 https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Do this for your and everybody’s safety.  Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THESE RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM.

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

The Ride List

The ride list this week has every race and ride in the SW that I could find. If you know of any other rides or events that are not on this list please email Damion@LongRealty.com.

I’m leading a slow ride on Wednesdays at 5PM from Zinburger on River road. Each week Zinburger is donating 20% of food sales to a different El Tour De Tucson Beneficiary. All you need to do is eat at the River location and mention El Tour and Percent night. Speaking of El Tour, it’s time to register. Want to ride for FREE? Consider riding for a charity. Check out http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries-funraising-nonprofit/ for more info. If you would rather just donate to my ride at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=1130.

 

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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes

ben@bensbikestucson.com

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:00 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 4:30pm

After3.1.1 5:30PM

Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

6:00AM

40-60 miles   http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:00AM

55-60 Miles   www.Fairwheelbike.com
           
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Percent Night At ZinBurger ZinBurger 1865 E River Rd Wen

5:00 PM

10-14 12-14 MPH Damion Alexander 520-97705664 damion@LongRealty.com
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

6:00PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
 
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

 
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
R & I GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

9:00AM

50 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10:00AM

75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Suite 147,

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

? https://www.facebook.com/events/247816905775552/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr Saturday 7:30AM 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:30AM

 

53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 7:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell 1st Sunday of each month 90-120 Minutes No Drop Misty Burch dr.mistyburch@gmail.com
 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
GABA Westside Hills El Camino Del Cerro ball park (north end of Christopher Columbus Park)

 

8.20.19

6AM

40 miles 8-12mph on steep hills, 18 on flat sections, 25+ on the descents https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/263981117/
GABA NE Loop Viv’s Cafe

8987 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste 361 ·

8.20.19

6:30AM

30 12-14MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/264030260/
Columbus to U of A El Camino Del Cerro ball park (north end of Christopher Columbus Park) 8.21.19

6:00 AM

24 12-16MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/263975164/
Women’s Figure Eight- Women only training ride Baja Cafe NW corner of Ina & Thornydale 3930 W Ina 8.21.19

6:00AM

35 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/264075901/

Cactus Cycling We-Brake-for-Java

 

Oracle at Magee, Village Bakehouse Parking Lot 8.21.19

6:30AM

34-41 12-18 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-3520329  Bill Koehler 512-963-0693

Cactus Cycling Saguaro Monument

LeBuzz @ NE corner of Catalina Hwy & Tanque Verde 8.23.19

6:30 AM

28-35 12-18MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2963473 Art Havemeyer /520-429-4797
Bruce’s Easy Peasy St. Phillips the Mercado Saint Phillips Plaza 8.24.19

6:30

33 13-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/264133150/
Tu Nidito Group Training Ride Tu Nidito 3922 N. Mountain Avenue 8-25-19 6:15AM   Two rides. Fast and no drop. Becky Slade becky@tunidito.org
Trek Through Oro Valley Village Bakehouse 7882 N. Oracle Rd 8.26.19

6:30AM

25 12-14MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/264133598/
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
El Tour Beneficiary  Meeting Sabbar Shrine Temple l 450 S. Tucson Blvd Tuesday, August 20 11:30AM info@perimeterbicycling.com

 

Ride for a Child Information Session Tu Nidito – 3922 N. Mountain Ave Tuesday, August 20 6-7pm Becky Slade

becky@tunidito.org

Fantasy Island Public Meeting Santa Rita High School

3951 S Pantano

Tuesday, August 20 6-8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/345160289725649/
September Trail Work Event Aspen Draw 9am at the Lower Ski Valley parking lot. Sunday September 8, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/369176460397034/
Trail Panel Discussion The Running Shop

3055 N Campbell Ave, Ste 153

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6 -7 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/933373837008122/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Raffle Kickoff Party! Barrio Brewing

800 E 16th St, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/515668222563030/
October Bug Spring Work Event 9am at the Red Ridge trailhead. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 AM – 11 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/365010914369876/
TORCA Trail Worker Appreciation MOVIE NIGHT Risky Business 8848 E Tanque Verde

Tucson, Arizona

Thursday October 10, 2019 6PM -9PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2210779182565462/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1566245282520909
GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by Life Net Air Methods Wilcox AZ August 31, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/historic-railroad-avenue-park/7th-annual-willcox-flyer-bike-ride-lifenet-airmethods/619460251863430/
Kitt Peak TT Tucson AZ September 1, 2019  
Barn Burner Flagstaff AZ September 7, 2019 https://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Pedal the Petrified 2019 –

 

Petrified Forest, AZ September 14, 2019 https://www.active.com/petrified-forest-az/cycling/pedal-the-petrified-2019
Screamer XC MTB Race Gallup NM September 15, 2019 http://www.squashblossomclassic.com/?q=node/2
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Sunrise Ski Resort September 15, 2019 https://mbaa.net/
El Tour deTucson

 Loop the Loop

The Loop, Tucson September 21, 2019 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Cave Creek Overnight Cave Creek, AZ September 21 – 22, GABA.org https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/259884879/
6 and 12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM September 21, 2019 http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon September 21, 2019 https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=62881
40th Mt. Graham, Hill Climb

 

Safford, AZ Sunday, September 22, 2019

 

https://www.bikereg.com/40thmtgrahamhillclimb
The Sunset Limited Tucson, Arizona to Las Cruces, NM. September 27 https://www.bikereg.com/42987
Horny Toad Hustle Las Cruces (Dona Ana) NM September 28 https://hornytoadhustle.wordpress.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Flagstaff, AZ September 28-29 https://mbaa.net/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ Due to road widening, not happening 2019 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 5, 2019 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 6, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, October 13, 2019

 

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Prescott

Sunday, October 13, 2019

https://mbaa.net
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
Cycle Avondale Avondale October 6, 2019 https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/cycle-avondale
Tour De Gila Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 12, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 18, 2019 https://www.bikereg.com/arizona-bicycle-classic
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Kingman, AZ October 27,2019 https://mbaa.net
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 5, 2019 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson, AZ October 27, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 2, 2019 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Heart Of Arizona Congress, AZ November 2, 2019 https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Congress/HeartOfArizona
Mountain to Mountain TBD November 3, 2019 GABA.Org
The Spirit World 100 Patagonia, Arizona

 

November 7-10

 

https://www.clippedin.bike/event/the-spirit-world-100/
Valley of the Sun CX Series Mother’s Nature Cyclo-cross Gilbert, AZ November 10 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 23, 2019 www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

Valley of the Sun CX #2 /AZ STATE CX Championship Gilbert, AZ November 23, 2019 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Peppersauce CX- AZ and NM Regional Championships Oracle, AZ November 30 and December 1 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019  
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019  
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park December 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Valley of the Sun CX FINALS Championship

 

Goodyear, AZ December 21 https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Do this for your and everybody’s safety.  Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THESE RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM.

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

GIVING TUESDAY

CLICK ON THE RED CHARITY NAME  BELOW TO MAKE A DONATION.PLEASE & THANKS!

 

CLICK ON THE BOLD LINKS  TO MAKE A DONATION

Aviva Family Services through Easterseals Blake Foundation Aviva supports children and families involved with a children welfare system. We build resilient children & families by providing comprehensive behavioral health and respite services as well as resources to enhance self-esteem and well-being. Aviva Tucson QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT – This is the ONLY El Tour Charity that qualifies for the Foster Care Credit

ADHD America  cycling teams mission is to bring awareness to living with ADHD and how cycling can be used as treatment of ADHD. Team ADHD Website

ALS Association  The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support those with ALS. ALS Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arizona Justice Project  is seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned. Justice for the marginalized and forgotten of Arizona’s Criminal Justice System. Az Justice Project Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation  Ride for Our Family Services. Cultivates opportunities and generates financial resources to provide safer communities and enhance residents lives. It addresses the needs of the community, children, veterans, housing and education. Arizona Multi Housing Foundation Website    Our Family Services Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arts Express is Capturing the Extraordinary though Musical Theatre Productions and Performing Arts Education. The official National Anthem singers at El Tour De Tucson. Arts Express Website

Beads Of Courage is growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Beads Of Courage Website

Ben’s Bells The mission of Ben’s Bells is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. Ben’s Bells Website

Beyond Tucson is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community, through the use of good science and rational analysis.  The BEYOND Rx Health Formula, is grounded in four key principles: exploring nature; good nutrition; physical movement; and community connections. Beyond Tucson Website

BICAS Although known in the community as BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage), our official name is Bootstraps to Share of Tucson. Our primary project (and in many years our only project) is the community bicycle education center known as BICAS. The early history of Bootstraps, which led organically to the forming of our BICAS project, is given below. https://bicas.org/ QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Big Brothers Big Sisters Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has been changing youth’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success. Big Brothers Big Sisters Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Boys and Girls Club Imagine a place where who you are, where you’re from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences or opportunities. Boys and Girls Club Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Cakes for Causes  Building A Sweeter Community by Healing, appreciating, and showing our community members they are valued through our sugar art.  Cakes for Causes Website

Cascade Foundation (Please make sure to select my name on the donation page.) The Cascade Foundations mission is focused on providing a local support system for the bleeding disorder community in Southern Arizona. That system includes patient and family education, financial assistance, advocacy, community awareness, access to quality healthcare and medical research funding.  Cascade Foundation Website

Children’s Clinics  provides a family centered comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They are committed to providing exceptional care in a respectful and caring environment. All Funds raised are used to help kids remain active in sports and Play.Children’s Clinics Website

Davis Phinney Foundation mission to help people with Parkinson’s live well with the disease. It was founded in 2004 by Davis Phinney, the former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic medal winner. Davis Phinney Foundation Website

Easterseals Blake Foundation is dedicated to the vision of a Southern Arizona community where all people live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Founded in Tucson in 1950, EBF serves more than 44,000 children, adults, and families throughout 10 Arizona counties annually. Blake Foundation Website  QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

El Tour De Tucson We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces bicycling events for community, charity and wellness.

El Grupo Youth Cycling El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered, so that they can acquire the self confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. El Grupo Youth Cycling QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Friends of Aphasia Imagine struggling to say your own name, to write a simple email, or to read the newspaper. These are realities for individuals living with aphasia. Friends of Aphasia Website

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center Friends of PACC exists to support Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need. Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

Friends Of Michael  provide assistance – including financial – to families across the country whose children are fighting a brain tumor.   Friends for Michael Website

Into-Africa  is an international non-profit, Gospel-centered, humanitarian organization with chartered affiliates in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, and, soon, Tanzania. Into-Africa Website

Look! Save a Life We aim to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways.  “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.”  Look! Save a Life Website

Ronald McDonald House   Ronald McDonald House Charities help families stay near the care their sick children need. A family far from home with a hospitalized child has many things to worry about and where they’ll stay and how they’ll afford it should not be among them. Ronald McDonald House Charities Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

St. Elizabeth’s Health care for Breast Cancer  St. Elizabeth’s medical providers are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for uninsured women who may not have otherwise had the means to pay for their healthcare. We provide early detection services to those in need, treatment services as well as education to those learning about their risks, and a helping hand to those diagnosed with breast cancer, along with their loved ones, as they navigate through this disease. Saint Elizabeth’s Health Care QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

TIHAN Support for people living with HIV. By bringing together religious, secular, corporate and non-profit organizations, TIHAN is creating an inclusive support network for people living with HIV TIHAN website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Tu Nidito is dedicated to a mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone.  Tu Nidito Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Uphill Into The Wind  A body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an outside force. Uphill Into The Wind strives to be that outside force by putting bodies on bikes (BOB) and setting them in motion.Uphill Into The Wind Website

 

 

For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds  for multiple charities. To make a donation see the Links at the bottom of this blog. If it is easier, please send a check made out to your charity of choice to Long Realty ATTN: Damion Alexander   1890 E. River Rd. Tucson AZ 85750

Some press clippings about the ride. Article from past El Tour Ride for charities

My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson.

When you raise funds for a charity you receive a free entry into El Tour. As I’m riding for multiple charities and get one entry from each charity , and I’ll be donating the additional entries to needy cyclists and El Grupo Youth Cycling to give kids an opportunity to experience the largest ride we have here in the Old Pueblo.

As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself.  A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. Every one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour De Tucson and an event shirt. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event if you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and group rides.Click Here to Register for one of the El Tour Beneficiaries

Talking about group training rides. If you are looking for people your speed to spin around with, I put out a ride list and am happy to add you to the mail list if you send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com . Please put “ride list” in the comments.

Ride List

If you know of any other rides or events that are not on this list please email damion@damionalexander.com

 

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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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 4:30pm

After3.1.1 5:30PM

Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

6:00AM

40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:00AM

55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:30

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

6:00PM

10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
R & I GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

9:00AM

50 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10:00AM

75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Suite 147,

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

? https://www.facebook.com/events/247816905775552/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr Saturday 7:30AM 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:30AM

 

53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 7:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM Scott 296-7819
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell 1st Sunday of each month 90-120 Minutes No Drop Misty Burch dr.mistyburch@gmail.com
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Starr Pass, New Trails around 36th St and Explorer – MTB Addicts Genser Trailhead Starr Pass March 3, 2019 8:30-11:30 No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/153971378841855/
Business Builder Bike Ride Fantasy Island North Side June 5, 2019 An hour Your Pace https://www.facebook.com/events/290783438270587/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Tolero Criterium 2019 Tucson AZ March 16, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2244236735897868/
The Pima County Ultracruise – A Bikepacking Race Tucson, AZ March 21, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/363272691101256/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Sonita AZ March 23 – 24, 2019 GABA.Org
El Tour de Mesa Mesa, AZ April 6,  2019 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/
El Groupo Scavenger Hunt Tucson, AZ April 6, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ April 8, 2019 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Musselman Crit Tucson, AZ April 13, 2019 Benjamin.Mangilit@asu.edu
12 Hours in the Wild West Ruidoso, NM April 13, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ April 13, 2019 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ April 14, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645478/
Ride to the Zoo Tucson, AZ April 20, 2019
Whiskey Off-Road Prescott, AZ April 26-28, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Tour of the Gila Silver City, NM May 1 – 5, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/
Marana Meltdown Marana, AZ May 4, 2019 (520) 382.1950

marana.parks@marana.com

Ride of Silence All over Arizona. See website for ride near you. Wednesday May 15th, 2019 http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, AZ May 17th, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 17-19, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The 3rd Annual Javelina Stampede Prescott, AZ June 1, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/332709430674649/
Carson City Off-Road Carson City, NV June 14-16, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival benefitting CAF Show Low June 8, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/435260343613443/
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest McGaffey, NM June 8, 2019 http://ziarides.com
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Wilcox AZ TBD Usually early September https://www.facebook.com/events/238954770004111/
El Tours Loop the Loop The Loop, Tucson TBD September http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Mt. Graham September 16, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/299761170790243/
Cave Creek Overnight Cave Creek, AZ September 21 – 22, GABA.org
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ TBD Usually early October https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
TORCA Pachanga Tucson, AZ October 19-21, 2018 https://torca.org/2018-pachanga/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ CROSS Series SEDONA Sedona, AZ October 27, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1182
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ September 8, 2018 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 15, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ Sept. 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 3, 2018 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Mountain to Mountain TBD Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 GABA.Org
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2018 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park https://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

Ride List March 16, 2019

The days are getting longer! Ride start times are changing. It’s getting warmer (well, perhaps not so much, but it will be HOT before we know it)

This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be leading a ride and participating in the parade on bikes and you are hereby invited to join me. Ryan Beamish is the Grand Marshal for the 32nd Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Ryan is an incredible asset to Tucson, giving back with Team Semper Fi, buying and giving bikes to kids every xmas, creating beautiful Art from recycles bike parts at Duke’s Saguaros.

The parade organizers are allowing a bike entourage to show how much the cycling community supports Ryan. Bring your BMX, Road, MTB, TuGo or other bike and join in the parade.

I’ll be leading a ride on the Loop from my Long Realty Office at River and Campbell to the start at 13th st and 6th. We will leave from the North side of the Loop promptly at 9AM on Sunday. We need to arrive at Armory park no later than 10:15AM.

Damion

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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 ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Margarita Monday Bike Ride Reforma Modern Mexican Mezcal and Tequila 4340 N. Campbell Ave Monday

5:00PM

1 hour

 

Social ride https://www.facebook.com/events/2193879674159402/?event_time_id=2193879687492734
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 4:30pm

After3.1.1 5:30PM

Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00AM

40-60 miles   http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:00AM

55-60 Miles   www.Fairwheelbike.com
           
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

9:00

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

10 10-no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Christian Cycling Tucson Jam Sessions UA Tech Park, 1550 E 36th St, Tucson Wed

5:30-8PM

Through 3.10.19

(Crit Training Nights) How fast are you? https://www.facebook.com/events/292530831408831/?event_time_id=292530841408830
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

6:00PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
 
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

 
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
R & I GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

9:00AM

50 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10:00AM

75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Suite 147,

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

? https://www.facebook.com/events/247816905775552/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr Saturday 7:30AM 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:00AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 7:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell 1st Sunday of each month 90-120 Minutes No Drop Misty Burch dr.mistyburch@gmail.com
 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Starr Pass, New Trails around 36th St and Explorer – MTB Addicts Genser Trailhead Starr Pass March 3, 2019 8:30-11:30 No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/153971378841855/
Business Builder Bike Ride, March 6 at Fantasy Island (North) Fantasy Island North Side March 6, 2019 An hour Your Pace https://www.facebook.com/events/290783438270587/
           
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Santa Cruz Bicycle Demo Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin,

February 23, 2019 2PM -10PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2293624714187162/
CDO Take 1 March 2019 Mt. Lemmon March 16, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/616005895503323/
CDO Take 2 April 2019 Mt. Lemmon April 27, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/361742494375316/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Tolero Criterium 2019 Tucson AZ March 16, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2244236735897868/
The Pima County Ultracruise – A Bikepacking Race Tucson, AZ March 21, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/363272691101256/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Sonita AZ March 23 – 24, 2019 GABA.Org
El Tour de Mesa Mesa, AZ April 6,  2019 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/
El Groupo Scavenger Hunt Tucson, AZ April 6, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ April 8, 2019 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Musselman Crit Tucson, AZ April 13, 2019 Benjamin.Mangilit@asu.edu
12 Hours in the Wild West Ruidoso, NM April 13, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ April 13, 2019 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ April 14, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645478/
Ride to the Zoo Tucson, AZ April 20, 2019  
Whiskey Off-Road Prescott, AZ April 26-28, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Tour of the Gila Silver City, NM May 1 – 5, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/
Marana Meltdown Marana, AZ May 4, 2019 (520) 382.1950

marana.parks@marana.com

Ride of Silence All over Arizona. See website for ride near you. Wednesday May 15th, 2019 http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, AZ May 17th, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 17-19, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The 3rd Annual Javelina Stampede Prescott, AZ June 1, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/332709430674649/
Carson City Off-Road Carson City, NV June 14-16, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival benefitting CAF Show Low June 8, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/435260343613443/
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest McGaffey, NM June 8, 2019 http://ziarides.com
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Wilcox AZ TBD Usually early September https://www.facebook.com/events/238954770004111/
El Tours Loop the Loop The Loop, Tucson TBD September http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Mt. Graham September 16, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/299761170790243/
Cave Creek Overnight Cave Creek, AZ September 21 – 22, GABA.org
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ TBD Usually early October https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
TORCA Pachanga Tucson, AZ October 19-21, 2018 https://torca.org/2018-pachanga/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ CROSS Series SEDONA Sedona, AZ October 27, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1182
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ September 8, 2018 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 15, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ Sept. 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 3, 2018 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Mountain to Mountain TBD Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 GABA.Org
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2018 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019  
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019  
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park   https://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.

Ride List February 28, 2019

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/

 

 

Margarita Monday Bike Ride Reforma Modern Mexican Mezcal and Tequila 4340 N. Campbell Ave Monday

5:00PM

1 hour

 

Social ride https://www.facebook.com/events/2193879674159402/?event_time_id=2193879687492734
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

15-16 54 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 4:30pm

After3.1.1 5:30PM

Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:45PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:30AM

40-60 miles   http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:30AM

55-60 Miles   www.Fairwheelbike.com
           
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

9:00

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

10 10-no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Christian Cycling Tucson Jam Sessions UA Tech Park, 1550 E 36th St, Tucson Wed

5:30-8PM

Through 3.10.19

(Crit Training Nights) How fast are you? https://www.facebook.com/events/292530831408831/?event_time_id=292530841408830
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

6:00PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
 
Up Oracle

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

 
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
R & I GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

9:00AM

50 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10:00AM

75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center 4811 E Grant Rd, Suite 147,

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

? https://www.facebook.com/events/247816905775552/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr Saturday 7:30AM 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:30AM

 

53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

1st Saturday 7:30AM As far as you can get Until you turn around https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling

 

El Con by the Starbucks . 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell 1st Sunday of each month 90-120 Minutes No Drop Misty Burch dr.mistyburch@gmail.com
 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Starr Pass, New Trails around 36th St and Explorer – MTB Addicts Genser Trailhead Starr Pass March 3, 2019 8:30-11:30 No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/153971378841855/
Business Builder Bike Ride, March 6 at Fantasy Island (North) Fantasy Island North Side March 6, 2019 An hour Your Pace https://www.facebook.com/events/290783438270587/
           
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/

SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Santa Cruz Bicycle Demo Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin,

February 23, 2019 2PM -10PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2293624714187162/
CDO Take 1 March 2019 Mt. Lemmon March 16, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/616005895503323/
CDO Take 2 April 2019 Mt. Lemmon April 27, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/361742494375316/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Tucson, AZ February 15-17, 2019 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
White Tank Grinder Buckeye, AZ February 23, 2019 https://whitetankgrinder.com/
Sun Devil Criterium Tempe, AZ February 24, 2019 https://orgsync.com/52106/chapter
Tucson Bicycle Classic Tucson March 1st-3rd 2019 http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Tour De Cure Glendale, AZ March 1, 2019 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=12565
TommyKnocker10 Silver City, NM March 9, 2019 https://ziarides.com
Tour de Biblio #2: Mid-Town Ride Tucson, AZ March 9, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/334730617252480/
Tour De Cookie Tucson, AZ March 9, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/530762950770511/
Tucson Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona March 10, 2019 https://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=323049
Tolero Criterium 2019 Tucson AZ March 16, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2244236735897868/
The Pima County Ultracruise – A Bikepacking Race Tucson, AZ March 21, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/363272691101256/
Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Sonita AZ March 23 – 24, 2019 GABA.Org
El Tour de Mesa Mesa, AZ April 6,  2019 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/
El Groupo Scavenger Hunt Tucson, AZ April 6, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ April 8, 2019 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
Musselman Crit Tucson, AZ April 13, 2019 Benjamin.Mangilit@asu.edu
12 Hours in the Wild West Ruidoso, NM April 13, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ April 13, 2019 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ April 14, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645478/
Ride to the Zoo Tucson, AZ April 20, 2019  
Whiskey Off-Road Prescott, AZ April 26-28, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Tour of the Gila Silver City, NM May 1 – 5, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/
Marana Meltdown Marana, AZ May 4, 2019 (520) 382.1950

marana.parks@marana.com

Ride of Silence All over Arizona. See website for ride near you. Wednesday May 15th, 2019 http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Tucson, AZ May 17th, 2019 http://ziarides.com
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 17-19, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The 3rd Annual Javelina Stampede Prescott, AZ May 25th, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/332709430674649/
Carson City Off-Road Carson City, NV June 14-16, 2019

 

http://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival benefitting CAF Show Low June 8, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/435260343613443/
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest McGaffey, NM June 8, 2019 http://ziarides.com
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Wilcox AZ TBD Usually early September https://www.facebook.com/events/238954770004111/
El Tours Loop the Loop The Loop, Tucson TBD September http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride by LifeNet AirMethods Mt. Graham September 16, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/299761170790243/
Cave Creek Overnight Cave Creek, AZ September 21 – 22, GABA.org
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ TBD Usually early October https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
TORCA Pachanga Tucson, AZ October 19-21, 2018 https://torca.org/2018-pachanga/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ CROSS Series SEDONA Sedona, AZ October 27, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1182
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ September 8, 2018 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 15, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ Sept. 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 3, 2018 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Mountain to Mountain TBD Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 GABA.Org
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2018 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019  
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019  
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park   https://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child, Tour De Cure with The American Diabetes Association….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

 

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 you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELF.