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Cycle 4 the Arts- Arts Express

The Alexander clan is raising funds for Arts Express by riding in El Tour De Tucson.   Please read the Bio’s below and donate to one, two or all three of us.

Or Click a name here to donate Now.       Sophia            Sam               Damion

The Cycle 4 the Arts El Tour Team supports the Arts Express arts education scholarship fund for at-risk, economically disadvantaged or special needs students. Research shows that arts education keeps kids in school, enhances academic scores and promotes self-esteem. Eighty-eight percent of the students attending the Arts Express arts education programs need financial assistance to participate. With your help, Arts Express provides access to the arts for over 2,500 students annually!

Sophia Alexander Sophia is still working on her bio. Here are a few quick accomplishments. The creativity never ends ( and the clean up never starts😉). Be it creating visually stunning cakes, art projects, singing in choir, being on stage, and her fashion statements.  She just finished her second year with Shakespeare in the Park and has the lead in the school play, Proof.

    

Click Here to Donate to Sophia’s ride for Arts Express

Sam Alexander Hi! My name is Sam. Since I was young, fine arts have always been a large part of my life, from putting on small plays in my grandma‘s living room to performing piano on the stage of Carnegie Hall.As I’ve gotten older, and I have moved to pursue other aspects of the arts from creative photography to composition of music. In recent years, while I haven’t spent as much time on the stage, I still love to give back to the fine arts community, and arts express is the perfect way to do that.

   

Click Here to Donate to Samuel’s ride for Arts Express

 

Damion Alexander Hello. My Name is Damion. Having a famous artist as a mother, Lynn Rae Lowe, it would have been impossible for me not to be impacted by the Arts. She was the Art Teacher in Telluride Colorado, helped found the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, was a key player in the local theatre troupe, a radio personality on KOTO, Director of Design and Events with the Telluride film Festival, sang with a ladies choir at Carnegie Hall and created ceramics, paintings, metal works and so many other visual masterpieces.  For most of my youth, I was in tow and found myself in many of the same productions. Drama, Art and Photography were always a part of my curriculum. While I enjoy every aspect of being creative, my passion is for photography. In the past year I have enjoyed the opportunity to capture Arts Express in action from Cats, Oklahoma, Let Freedom Sing, and the Ben Vereen Awards. What I appreciate the most is seeing the local, community based programs that is just like what I grew up with in small town America.

Perhaps my greatest creations are the two man-cubs who I am competing with. Even though this is a competition and I want to win, I say, donate to both Sam and Sophia. Either way, as the Dad, no matter who raises the most, I can say it all happened because of me😉

   

 

Click Here to Donate to Damion’s ride for Arts Express

Ride List September 30-October 6

There are more rides popping up each week as we get closer to El Tour.

One of the options to ride in El Tour is to sign up through one of the many charities.  If you raise funds you not only get an entry e to El Tour, but each charity has a little hook to make it a better experience for you. Some have jerseys, others offer coaching, and all give you the chance to do a little good. Last year through El Tour we raised 18 million dollars.

I’m in the process of riding for more than one charity this year. I’ll have more on that next week. Until then, keep the rubber side down.

Damion

 

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.

REOCCURING 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’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 5:30pm Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ Giuliana Donnelly 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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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
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/
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

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

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

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

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

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

RIDE postpone for the summer 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
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 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
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

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 7:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Bicycle Ranch Different Trails Sunday

6:30 AM

Different No Drop Steve 520-219-4311
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 The Bicycle Loop with a Twist Morris K. Udall Park 10.02.17

5:45AM

60 Miles 15-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242608427/
GABA To Cactus Drive Loop and back UA Flagpole 10.02.17

5:45AM

40 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242944473/
GABA  El Tour East Side Training Long Udall Park 10.03.17

6:00 AM

50 Miles 20 + Average https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242179072/
GABA Bike ride with your coffee? UA Flagpole 10.03.17

6:00 AM

21 Miles 13-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242944828/
GABA East Side El Tour Training Udall Park 10.3.17

6:00 AM

41 Miles 14-17 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242181180/
Cactus Cycling Return to the not so steep foothills ride Behind Starbuck’s at Swan and Sunrise 10.03.17

7:15AM

22 Miles 14-16 MPH https://cactuscycling.org/event-2678560  Howard

520 2822961

GABA Ryan Air Field and Phar Out Mercado San Agustin 10.4.17

5:30AM

59 Miles 12-15 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242895499/
R & I Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park 10.4.17

6:00AM

57 Miles 15-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243007576/
Tuesday Ride Ft Lowell Park to Sabino Canyon to BBC Ft Lowell Park 10.05.17

6:30AM

30 Miles 12-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243037710/
Saddlebrooke and Biosphere Starbucks on Ina and Oracle 10.06.17

6:15AM

68 Miles 18-20 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243072850/
Santa Cruz’n: Tucson History and Culture Ride El Camino Del Cerro ball park 10.06.17

6:15 AM

23 miles 12 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242960852/
The Loop from Udall Udall Park 10.09.17

6:15 AM

57 Miles 15-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243156579/
Columbus to Vistoso Figure Eight El Camino Del Cerro ball park 10.09.17

6:15AM

37 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/242960783/
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more 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
Tuesday Night Lights: FI Benduro route! Picnic table at 7pm 10.03.17 A Few Hours Fairly Chill Dave Slagle – Slaglesphone@live.com
Business Builder Bike Ride Sweetwater Preserve 10.04.17

5PM

1-2 hours 10-30 miles Your Pace Cirrus Visual – (520) 514-5704

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444240508964632/

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

What Location Date Contact- More Info
TORCA October Trail

Day -Prison Camp

Molina Basin October 7

9AM-1PM

Fall GABA Bike Swap 5th and 7th in Tucson Sunday, November 12th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
September 10 – Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff September 10 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Man vs Machine 2017 Williams, AZ September 30 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM September 30 http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Enduro #2 in Tucson Tucson October 1, 2017 https://mbaa.net/racing/tucson-enduro/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 7, 2017 Epicrides.com
NICA RACE #3 Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca October 7 and 8 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ October 7, 2017 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ October 8, 2017 Gabi Enriquez http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/ tourdescottsdale@dcranchinc.com
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 14 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondue/
Prescott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 14 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ MTB State Championships / AZ Fall Series #2 McDowell Park Queen Creek, AZ October 14 http://www.azfallseries.com/
NICA Race #4*

 

McDowell Mtn Regional Park – Fountain Hill October 21-22 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Enduro 3# Prescott Prescott, AZ Novemebr 15, 2017 https://mbaa.net/racing/prescott-enduro/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 21 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
Flat Tire Cross Desert Cross #1

 

Globe, AZ October 21, 2017 Mark Bibbey  mbibbey@hotmail.com   https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2639
Saguaro Sunrise Bike and Skate Oro Valley, AZ October 22 http://saguarosunrisebikeskate.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8230
AZ MTB Fall Series #3 Estrella Park Queen Creek, AZ October 28 http://www.azfallseries.com/
AZ CycleCROSS Series #1-#2 Sedona, AZ October 28-29 https://azcross.com/
Cyclovia Tucson S 12 AVE

Tucson AZ

October 29, 2017 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
NICA Race #5*

 

White Tank Mtn Regional Park – Waddell November 4-5 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
MOOEY Cross Mesa, AZ November 11 and 12 ,2017 Mark Bibbey  mbibbey@hotmail.com   https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2640
The Showdown at Usery Park Mesa, AZ November 5, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/167532320348318/
Cave Creek Cactus Classic Cave Creek, AZ November 11, 2017 http://www.dfmba.org/C4/
Mooey Cross Desert Cross #2

 

Superstition Farms, Mesa, AZ November 12, 2017 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2640
El Tour de Tucson Tucson, AZ November 18 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
AZ CROSS Series #3-#4 Phoenix, AZ November 25-26, https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-460
Himmel Cyclocross

Desert Cross #3

Tucson, AZ December 2-3, 2017 Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 9, 2017 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/
AZ Cross Championships Gilbert, AZ December 9, 2017 https://azcross.com/schedule/
Desert ‘Cross Cup Finale Goodyear, AZ December 31, 2017 http://www.azcycling.org/?page_id=811
McDowell Meltdown XC Phoenix, AZ January 13, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Hedgehog Hustle XC Goodyear, AZ January 27, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Santa Catalina Omnium Tucson and Oracle AZ TBD – Traditionally last end of January http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Havasu Havoc XC Lake Havasu, AZ February 10, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Willow Springs, AZ February 16-18, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Tour De Cure Glendale, AZ March 17, 2018 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=12205&pg=entry
White Tank Whirlwind XC Phoenix, AZ March 24, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Bike MS McDowell Mountain Park, Phoenix March 24,25 2018 http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/AZABikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29300
The Arizona Trail Race – 300 and 750 Mile Arizona Trail, from Mexico to Superior or Mexico to Utah April 5th, 2018 http://topofusion.com/azt/race.php
Cyclovia Tucson TBD Tucson April 8, 2018 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
The Javelina Chase Duncan, AZ April 14-15, 2018 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Prescott Punisher XC Prescott, AZ April 14, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 27-29, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Frenzy XC Flagstaff, AZ April 12, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
ABC Desert Classic Phoenix, AZ TBD traditionally end of April http://www.azbikeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=53364&module_id=75467
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 18-20, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 15-17, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/

 

 

 

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.

Cyclovia Fall 2016

Friends, friends and more friends. That is what I like the most about Cyclovia. I have discovered one huge problem with this event. 10-3 is not long enough. There were hundreds of friends that I could spend 5 hours with each catching up, and to have all the activities on top of that!!! I’d like to propose Cyclovia Week;-)

Cyclovia showcases how awesome car free roads can be and how much support this movement has. Thanks Living Streets Alliance for all the work you do to make Cyclovia happen.

It was very cool having one end of Cyclovia end at an area attraction like the Botanical gardens. I average 2-3 trips to the gardens per year, but heard many people who attended who had never been there. It is one of the magnificent facets of this event. Learning about your community.

All 420 of the images in one album(see below). You can even buy one if you desire.  Why buy when you can get most of these for free on facebook or snatch it from the Smugmug account?  All the money from this site goes into new camera equipment so I can continue to share images of the community.  If you like what I’m doing, please support the camera fund.  If you wan’t to just grab an image, I’m ok with that, but you officially owe me a real estate referral.

LINKS TO PHOTO ALBUMS AND VIDEO

Click here for ALL CYCLOVIA IMAGES IN ONE ALBUM. This includes many I did not share on facebook. 

Click here for the VIDEO from Cyclovia

Click Here for Cyclovia images Heading South

Botanical gardens at Cyclovia

 

Click Here for Cyclovia Images heading up Dodge

Click Here For Images Heading away from The Speedway start

The Start of Cyclovia… at Speedway

 What is a Cyclovia?

(Copied from the Cyclovia Tucson Website)

Cyc˙lo˙via (/ˌsklɵˈv.ə/) n.
A Spanish word signifying the temporary closure of a network of streets to cars so that they become “open” to  people. During Cyclovia anyone can bike, walk, skate and participate in fun, free activities.

One of the first and largest cyclovias in the world is held in Bogotá, Colombia.  Every Sunday and holiday, every week of the year, the city closes down over 70 miles of roadways to cars to invite people to bike, walk, talk, exercise, picnic, sunbathe, etc. in the streets.  People from all backgrounds come together in this beautiful community-inspiring event.

Cyclovia in Tucson

Why have a Cyclovia in Tucson? Because Tucson has a lot of streets and it’s not everyday that you can be in them car-free and care-free.  Take your whole family out for this great opportunity to explore and experience Tucson’s roads without the presence of cars.

Cyclovia gives people from the greater Tucson region the chance to enjoy great weather, see neighbors, friends and people from throughout the area, and get a little exercise – all on city streets that will be closed to car traffic and open to walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and all other forms of people-powered movement.

Motor vehicles are detoured from the route allowing everyone the freedom to enjoy “open streets” safely and comfortably.  Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade or competition.  Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car).  Walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles.  Have fun because during Cyclovia, the streets are yours.

The next Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 10-3.

Community Ride Lists October 30th – November 4th

HUGE weekend on tap.  El Grupo Fall Fondo.  Cyclovia.  TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend, So many rides getting ready for El Tour, and all the regular weekly rides.

The weather is perfect.  It’s time to get on your bikes and ride!

Damion

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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.

I did not 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.

REOCCURING 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/

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
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 The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
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/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
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 Shootout

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

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

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

7:00AM

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

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
 
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/
 
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

New Time Next week

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM New Time Next week 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     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 6:30AM   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

 
           
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
Saturday Mach Ride Freedom Smoke USA 3805 W. River Road Ste 101 10.29.16

6:15AM

30-40 No Drop- slower https://www.facebook.com/events/664163413760835/
TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend Downtown Tucson 10.29.16

5K, I mile fun run,

10.30.16

Half marathon

https://www.facebook.com/events/1099177233498142/
Tu Nidito Training Ride Bicycle Ranch

7090 N Oracle Rd, Ste 198

10.29.16

7:00AM

63 13-16 https://www.facebook.com/events/1633700990260746/
El Grupo Fall Fondo. Bikes, Food, Friends and Beer

Sunday October 30th 6:30 – 3 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1661156147435066/
Cyclovia Connecting Miramonte, Palo Verde and Garden District Neighborhoods Sunday

10.30.16

10AM-3PM

A few miles Your Speed https://www.facebook.com/events/1165549443484398/
Tu Nidito Ride for a Childtraining ride Oro Valley Bicycle: Ina Edition

2850 W Ina Rd

10.30.16

6:60AM

90-95 miles ?, but I would expect 18 plus 4-5 hours. https://www.facebook.com/events/944256652371026/
Ride for the Cure – Team Ride Bisbee Breakfast Club (Sunrise and Swan) 10.23.16

6:30AM

60.52 3 speeds Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more 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/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
GABA Bike Swap Silver City,

New Mexico

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

Build a Bike Class at BICAS BICAS

44 W 6th St,

 

October 11-15 https://www.facebook.com/events/711353692363598/
BICAS Art Auction TheArt Gallery 1122 N. Stone December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
TMV Get Moving Tucson Haloween Weekend Event Tucson AZ October 29-30 https://www.facebook.com/events/1099177233498142/
American Cancer Society Ride. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Performance Bicycle

7204 E. Broadway

 

Saturday, October 29,

8:30 AM

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16892468

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/234693036/

Step out for Diabetes Rilitto Park Race Track Sunday October 30 9:00AM http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?pg=entry&fr_id=11544
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Silverbell Century

 

Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E. River Road

 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

7:00 AM

 

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/233418302/
Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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 for the Week of September 17-24

Have you felt it?  That slight chill in the air on the morning rides.  It’s a sign that most ride times will be changing.  The necessity to wake up at 4:30 in the AM is long gone and soon we will all be able to claim a full night of sleep.

This weekend is the Oracle Gravel Grinder.  I’m excited to be sponsoring this new race and will be out taking pictures this weekend.

Bad news alert.  I and so many others in the community gave it the Ole’ College try and then some, but the HOA has voted to shut down the access on October 1 to Honeybee Trail.  Want more info.  Check out my blog. http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=824 .

I’ve been playing more with videos and am trying to make one for every ride on the list so you can get a feel for it and if it’s a ride you want to do.  Here is one from the Tuesday Night Social Ride last week. I’m posting them on you tube under Bike Pilgrim.  Please subscribe to the page.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=693n-PnOF6E

On Thursday Night at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort the town of Oro Valley is holding a Community Conversation On DISTRACTED DRIVING.  For all of us, please show up.

Damion

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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.

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.

REOCCURING 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
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 The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
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 Shootout

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

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

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 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

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
 
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/
 
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:30AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     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

 
           
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
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

Pima County El Tour Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop is a cycling celebration kicking off El Tour season & encourage use of The Loop.
September 17, 2016
6:30 – 11:00 am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop

Tu Nidito- Ride for a child pin

Hide Map

Bicycle Ranch Tucson

Saturday

9.17.16

6:30AM

  12-16 https://www.facebook.com/events/1779506465639823/
Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride
Starbucks at River and Campbell Monday

09.18.16

 

61.51 Groups A, B and C Routes and multiple speed Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Ride for a Child Group Ride
Oro Valley Bicycle (2850 W. Ina Road – Ina/Shannon.) Tuesday

09.20.16

6:00 AM

  Good for beginner cyclists https://www.facebook.com/events/171826339922122/ by  Edmundo Zevallos.

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Old Pueblo MTB: Sweetwater Preserve Sweetwater Trailhead Sunday

09.18.16

4:00 PM

For  sure, main 8 mlle loop with the option of adding Stone House loop which makes it 11 miles. https://www.facebook.com/events/1606353426331660/
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/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring.

 

Meeting at the Molino parking lot at 7pm to get shuttles Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
September TLC Day: Starr Pass Richard Genser Trail Starr Pass September 18 at 7 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/533275100193827/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class! Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM  

https://www.facebook.com/events/683666685116277/

Community Conversation On DISTRACTED DRIVING Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Thursday

September 22

6PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/186737088425423/
October Trail Work Day Prison Camp sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycles Prison Camp trail Saturday, October 1 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/630608903764058/
Oro Valley BIKE SWAP  SELL

 

Steam Pump Ranch

10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00pm

 

For more info, please call Lynanne Dellerman at 520-229-5052.

To reserve your vendor spot, please call Joel Woppert at 520-229-5064.

Web site:  https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

GABA Bike Swap Silver City,

New Mexico

Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring. Molino parking lot Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
Bradshaw Grinder Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City NM Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.tourofthegila.com/gila-monster-challenge-gran-fondue-2016/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

Ride for Carlos 1 Year Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails Sunday, October 9 at 9 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605565166430443/
The Great Fall Cowtown Campout ORDINARY BIKE SHOP October 15

1 PM to Oct 16 at 1 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/282452768801941/
Flat Tire Cross 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316
The Ride430 Challenge Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Scenic Arizona Bicycle Classic, Globe, AZ October 22, 2016, www.scenicarizonabicycleclassic.com, call at (928) 200-3636, or email info@scenicarizonaevents.com .
LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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

The bike ride list is below, Sorry it’s a day late.  Life got in the way of life again.

An update on Honeybee Canyon Trail Access.

First and foremost, YOU ROCK!!!! The community showed up in a big way last night at the Oro Valley Council Meeting. I was told it was the most people ever to attend a town council meeting. Whatever happens, we have at the very least shown Oro Valley how important Cycling is to the community. Again, THANKS!!!!

At the very end of the Town Council meeting, there was a “Future Agenda” discussion. Council setup an Executive Session (closed door) on Sept 23 and requested legal opinions and options relative to the access issue.

I’m very pleased with a conversation I had with the HOA president after the TC meeting that has resulted in an appointment being set with the HOA , myself and Parks and Rec Manager from Oro Valley.

In my dream world, the outcome will be that the HOA deeds the land to the Town of Oro Valley and it remains open for trail access until a time that Oro Valley can create a new trail head with parking, restrooms and a permanent trail to access the State Trust land.

I’m sure another opportunity will come up soon where we will all need to show up. I’ll share it on The Damion Alexander Team facebook page page, so please like it if you have not.

I recommend becoming a member of Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists and or TORCA-Tucson Offroad Cyclists & Activists. While I was the point and organizer on this last meeting, both of these organizations are advocating for Mountain Bikers, trail use, and trail maintenance every day. Last night we saw the power of what we can accomplish when we work together.

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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.

 

 

Ride on,

 

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.

REOCCURING 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
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 The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
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 Shootout

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

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

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 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

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
 
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/
 
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:30AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     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 6:30AM   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

 
           
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
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

911 Memorial Ride Thin Blue Line Cycling Honoring Mercado St. Augustin, Tucson AZ  

Sunday

09.11.16

6:30AM

25 miles 11-14 https://www.facebook.com/events/1400289386666335/
Ride for a Child ride.  Tom Cain is leading this ride

Oro Valley Bicycle Sunday

09.04.16

6:00AM

50-55 miles 15-17 mph. https://www.facebook.com/events/1749626161967457/ 520-444-0550

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Children’s Memorial Park Sunday

09.11.16

6:00AM

41.00 Groups A, B (35 miles) and C (26 miles)Routes and multiple speed Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com

Ride for a Child Group Ride

Oro Valley Bicycle (2850 W. Ina Road – Ina/Shannon.) Tuesday

09.13.16

6:00 AM

  Good for beginner cyclists https://www.facebook.com/events/1034994713285598/  by  Edmundo Zevallos.

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sunday Ride (9-11) SDMB Social Ride at Bug Spring pin

Bug Springs Trailhead

Sunday

09.11.16

8:45 Am

At the top we will split into a faster and a slower group; no one gets dropped. https://www.facebook.com/events/319080151761700/
Old Pueblo MTB: Starr Pass Starr Pass Trailhead Sunday

09.11.16

4:00 PM

For  sure, main 8 mlle loop with the option of adding Stone House loop which makes it 11 miles. https://www.facebook.com/events/1701367866854513/
Tuesday Night Lights: Urban Assault

 

The Hop Shop Tuesday

09.06.16 7PM

 

Just a little jaunt up the Urban Assault and back for some frosty beverages https://www.facebook.com/events/1053765731403205/

 

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/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Saturday, September 10th 10AM to 1PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

September Social Ride: Bugs and Molino Molino Basin at 7:30 to ride or Molino Basin at 8:15 shuttles Sunday

September 11

7:30AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/677042535778165/
Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library Wednesday

September 14, 2016

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring.

 

Meeting at the Molino parking lot at 7pm to get shuttles Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
September TLC Day: Starr Pass Richard Genser Trail Starr Pass September 18 at 7 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/533275100193827/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class! Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM  

https://www.facebook.com/events/683666685116277/

October Trail Work Day Prison Camp sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycles Prison Camp trail Saturday, October 1 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/630608903764058/
Oro Valley BIKE SWAP  SELL

 

Steam Pump Ranch

10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00pm

 

For more info, please call Lynanne Dellerman at 520-229-5052.

To reserve your vendor spot, please call Joel Woppert at 520-229-5064.

Web site:  https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library October 12, 2016 http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library November 9, 2016 http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
GABA Bike Swap Tucson Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
NICA High School Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park  Flagstaff September 11 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring. Molino parking lot Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
Bradshaw Grinder Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

Ride for Carlos 1 Year Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails Sunday, October 9 at 9 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605565166430443/
The Great Fall Cowtown Campout ORDINARY BIKE SHOP October 15

1 PM to Oct 16 at 1 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/282452768801941/
Flat Tire Cross 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316
The Ride430 Challenge Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Scenic Arizona Bicycle Classic, Globe, AZ October 22, 2016, www.scenicarizonabicycleclassic.com, call at (928) 200-3636, or email info@scenicarizonaevents.com .
LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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.

The Damion Alexander Team Cycling Jersey

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

With all of these options I find I typically use the same kits over and over while many just sit there as reminders of happy days.  When picking what I’ll wear comfort is always at the top of the list.  Functionality also ranks high.  Some of my favorite jerseys have such small pockets that in the summer they’re not good on any ride where I need a third bottle in my back pocket.  Likewise, some bib and short chamois are good for a quick spin, but after 2 hours they are like a Florida Swamp in July.  Being that clothing is considered a direct reflection of who we are the company or organization they represent as well as their sponsors also need to be considered.  I wear some names with pride knowing what the organization represents and have other kits featuring logo soup of businesses that I have little respect for and won’t wear.

One thing that has been on my mind for years is the process that goes into the making of a kit.  As a business owner who wears spandex 5-6 days a week it is clear that investing in a moving billboard that doubles as clothing is a worthwhile investment.  Also, I’m always looking for gifts for my clients and as many ride bikes, a jersey or kit seem like the ideal gift.   With that in mind I’ve been looking into the process of designing a kit.  As I mentioned I own kits from over a half dozen companies and know whose kits are the most comfortable.  There is also that pesky factor in life called cost.

I’m not sure where this path is going to lead, but hopefully before it is over it will help others know the process of making their own kit.  I expect this should take a few months with 6-8 blog entries.  The main points I know I will look into are the design process.  Picking a local designer or working with the manufacturer directly.  Sponsors and Logo soup to cover some of the costs (or keep it clean).  The design process.  What materials and only Kits, or skinsuits, arm/leg warmers, gloves.  How many to order, who can order, how to order.  Finally, photos of smiling riders wearing The Damion Alexander Team colors.

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

The TMC Meet Me downtown 5k Night Run and Walk and the Festival of miles was run in Tucson on Memorial day weekend.

Featuring nine separate divisions of one-mile events, the inaugural Festival of Miles has been named a “Featured Event” in the acclaimed “Bring Back the Mile” series, founded by Ryan Lamppa. Showcasing America’s best Mile events, the Bring Back the Mile series aims to create a national movement highlighting the Mile distance.

I had the pleasure of being the lead out (on bike of course) for all 9 races on Friday as well as the 5k on Saturday Night. . I took my Trek Stache and was having to really push the bike to stay ahead of the last race. The winner finished in 4:11.  The 5K pace was easier and I opted to use my road bike.

It was tricky getting some of the images.  You would think that since I usually shoot cyclist, who go much faster, this would be easy.  However, I’m still trying to dial in the running shots.  I was not there as the photographer and if you really want to see some great shots check out the Goatographer and Oro Valley Photography.

Below are the links to the photos I shot over the two days.

TMC Festival of Miles – Masters, Tutu, Badges and really fast people

Fit Kidz and High School race

Pre and post race smiles

5K Race and Walk

 

BICAS Art Auction

Of all the annual events in the biking community, this one is at the top of my list.  Now only does it showcase some of our most talented artists creating bike related art, it also brings out the most vibrant characters.

This was the first year at the Art Gallery.  I still love the Depot for the charm and character, but from a practical point of view this location was great.  There was plenty of parking, room for the food trucks, the building has many rooms with a free flowing floor plan and plenty of wall space to showcase the art.

This fundraiser sustains BICAS throughout the year so that they can continue to provide affordable and free bicycle education and services to the Tucson community.

I apologize to all the artist. No artist tags were posted on the wall when I popped in to take the pictures of all your great art. Many noted and talented artist give to BICAS. We can all reward them by supporting them as Artists, not just at the auction, but year round.

I created two photo albums on The Damion Alexander Team on facebook.

Preview Night with photos of almost every piece of art

BICAS Art Auction Night