Category Archives: Bike Advocacy

The Ride List

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

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

 

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME, but did get in touch with most of the ride leaders and shops.  You should always verify times before you head out and remember these ride times are when the ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:00 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

After3.1.1 5:30PM

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

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:45PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

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

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

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

5:00 PM

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

7:00PM

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

6:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

9:00AM

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

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

9:00AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10:00AM

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

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

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

13-15

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

 

Saturday 6:30AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

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

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

 

8.20.19

6AM

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

8987 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste 361 ·

8.20.19

6:30AM

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

6:00 AM

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

6:00AM

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

Cactus Cycling We-Brake-for-Java

 

Oracle at Magee, Village Bakehouse Parking Lot 8.21.19

6:30AM

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

Cactus Cycling Saguaro Monument

LeBuzz @ NE corner of Catalina Hwy & Tanque Verde 8.23.19

6:30 AM

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

6:30

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

6:30AM

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

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

 

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

What Location Date

Time

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

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

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

becky@tunidito.org

Fantasy Island Public Meeting Santa Rita High School

3951 S Pantano

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

3055 N Campbell Ave, Ste 153

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

800 E 16th St, Tucson, Arizona 85719

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

Tucson, Arizona

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

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

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

 

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

 Loop the Loop

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

 

Safford, AZ Sunday, September 22, 2019

 

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

Sunday, October 13, 2019

 

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

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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

 

November 7-10

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Make a charitable donatation to a charity Partner of El Tour De Tucson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK ON THE BOLD LINKS  TO MAKE A DONATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ride list for the week of August 17, 2018

It’s that time of the year that the ride options start to increase. Many of the charities that El Tour benefit have training rides. This week, Tu Nidito has it’s first ride. It will leave from 3922 N. Mountain Ave at 6AM.

Have you heard about the 110 Acres Bike Park? There is a public open house at Yellow Brick Coffee, 3220 S. Dodge Blvd, August 18 at 9AM. Yellow Brick is not far from Aviation Bike Path and might be a good ride to coffee and learn about this incredible project.

Ladies – WTF (woman, trans, femme), Want to know how to fix your own bike or maybe just change a flat tire? Roadrunner Bicycles is offering bike stands, tools and Professional mechanic help from Deidra Bustos for FREE to anyone who identifies as a individual WTF (woman, trans, femme). Bring your bike or bike related questions to Roadrunner’s monthly Bike Mechanic skills night and get schooled on everything bike. This is a monthly event and the next one is August 26 from 5-7PM.

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.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

After3.1.1 5:30PM

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

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

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

6:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Performance Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- Call shop to find out Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

Performance Speedway 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Thursday

8PM

20-25 miles 20 Plus Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

Saturday 6:00 AM A Ride 50 Miles

B Ride 30 Miles

? https://www.facebook.com/events/247816905775552/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Tucson’s Birthday Bike Ride 2820 S. 12th Ave 8.18.18 6PM 3.1 miles Slow cruise https://www.facebook.com/events/503629293425165/
Tu Nidito Training Ride 3922 N. Mountain Ave. 8.19.18 6AM 28 and 35 miles 13-15 and 17-19 https://www.facebook.com/events/400676137006613/
Monday Mosey Bike Ride! Roadrunner Bicycles

6177 E Broadway

2.20.18 Ride to coffee 10-15MPH https://www.facebook.com/events/2048044645450167/
Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

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

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

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

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Introduction to trail tools, uses and maintenance techniques REI (Tucson, AZ)

160 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85705

September 4, 2018 6:30-8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/events/461303134344709/
8 Week Plan to Grind Lemmon p/b Tenac Championship Coaching Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin, #120,

August 28, 6-7 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2046495535381724/
Bicycle Art Auction At CBC Catalina Brewing Company August 30, 2018

6-9PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1335762299888852/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Arizona State TEAM Time Trial Championships Picacho Peak Pichao August 18, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2402
El Tours Loop the Loop The Loop, Tucson September 15, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ October 7, 2018 https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ October 13, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 13, 2018 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 13, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
TORCA Pachanga Tucson, AZ October 19-21, 2018 https://torca.org/2018-pachanga/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 20, 2018 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 27, 2018 https://www.americanbunnyhop.com/bike-course.html
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 27, 2018 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ CROSS Series SEDONA Sedona, AZ October 27, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1182
Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ September 8, 2018 http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 15, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 3, 2018 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
AZ CROSS Series Mother’s Nature Gilbert, AZ November 10,  18 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1206
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 17, 2018 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
AZ CROSS Series Horse Lovers Phoenix, AZ November 24, 18 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1183
Dawn to Dusk – Arizona Phoenix, AZ December 8, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ TBD- Likely the 8th  
AZ Cross Series Championship Gilbert, AZ December 15, 2018 https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-1187
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Tucson, AZ February 15-17, 2019 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
White Tank Grinder Buckeye, AZ February 23, 2019 https://whitetankgrinder.com/
Cyclovia Tucson, AZ April 8, 2019 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/

 

 

 

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.

Community Bike Rides May 12-18 2018

This coming Wednesday at 5:00PM is one of the most important rides of the year and I really hope you can make it. Please bring you friends, family, acquaintances, the guy you meet riding this weekend and your entire cycling team. It is the Ride of Silence. I get it, none of us want to think of the dangers posed by riding on the road. This ride forces us to confront that reality.  However, it is also an opportunity for us to show the rest of the community we have a right to ride on the streets and that they should be looking out for us.

If you have not heard, the Arizona State Legislators again failed to send a bill to the Governor that would ban texting while driving. Arizona is the only state that has not enacted a law. This Ride of Silence is also a message to the elected officials. The media will be there. If we have a HUGE turnout the visual is so much stronger in the news. So, PLEASE attend. It is only a five mile ride, but the impact may actually save your life of someone you know and care about.  There will be Pizza provided by Papa Johns after the ride.

Have you ever done a group ride, race or run in Southern Arizona?  If so, the chances are that I have a photo of you at the event. My son, Samuel, and I have created a page for all the images we capture. If you have not seen it, check it out https://thetucsonphotographer.smugmug.com/   The last event I posted was from the GABA Mt. Lemmon Hill climb. https://thetucsonphotographer.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/Large-Group-Rides-Not-races/GABA-Hill-Climb-2018/

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.

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

After3.1.1 5:30PM

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

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

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

6:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Performance Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- Call shop to find out Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

Performance Speedway 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Thursday

8PM

20-25 miles 20 Plus Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10am

75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

 

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

To the cactus forest and back

1100 E University Blvd Saturday, May 12, 5:50AM 40 miles 14-15MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250589714/

Jamie Wilkinson Fibromyalgia Awareness Ride

 

Tucson’s Loop Bicycle Shop May 12, 2018

7:30AM

20 Miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/1584208508282624/

Saturday Speed of Fun Ride

First Watch – Speedway 7:30 May 12 15 Miles No Drop and breakfast afterwards https://www.facebook.com/events/436673363444058/

Mothers Day West side rollers

Mercado San Agustin, Congress/Avenida May 13th 7:00AM 35- 46 Miles Two rides. Slower group 14-16 MPH, faster group 18MPH plus https://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Bruce’s Easy Peasy Horses to Horses Ride

8898 E. Tanque Verde Rd Sunday May 13 7:30AM 23 MPH 12-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250548713/

Vintage Bicycle Ride

Catalina Brewing Co 69118 N. Camino Martin #120 Sunday May 13 8:00AM 25 miles Social No Drop https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/249719955/

R & I Bicycle Loop Ride

7200 E. Tanque Verde Monday May 14 6:00 AM 15-16 mph 35 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250579222/

Northwest Loop de Loop;

Behind Beyond Bread (Ina/Oracle location) Monday May 14th

7:00 AM

30-35 miles 12-18 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2928738

Tuesday Ride Cactus Forest Loop Plus Pistol Hill

Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb ·

 

Tuesday May 15

6:30AM

45 miles 12-14 mph https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250558538/

Hills of the Foothills

Behind Starbucks at Swan and Sunrise Tuesday

May 15th 7:00 AM

24  miles 14-16MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2927601

R & I Ride to Saguaro National Pk & Agua Caliente Pk Loop Ride

Udall Park

 

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

May 16 6:00AM

45  miles 15-16MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250437684/

Village Bake house Ride

Village Bake house southeast corner Magee/ Oracle Wednesday May 16

6:30AM

25-35 Miles 12-16 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2928735

Columbus to Campbell

North end of Christopher Columbus Park 3425 W El Camino del Cerro Wednesday

May 16 8:00 AM

28  miles 14-16MPH  

https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250620390/

Julian Wash Out n Back

Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb ·

Wednesday

May 16 4:00 PM

10  miles No Drop https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250671491/

R & I Oro Valley Loop Ride

Udall Park

 

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

Friday May 18th 6:00AM 52  miles 15-16 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250438468/

Columbus to Vistoso Figure

North end of Christopher Columbus Park 3425 W El Camino del Cerro Friday May 18th 6:00AM 38 miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/250620274/

Ride of Silence        5:00 PM       Reid Park Ramada #19  https://www.facebook.com/events/1529503447120796/

 

This week I added the Cactus cycling and GABA rides. But they add new ones. Check them out at

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
TITS (A Summer Series) 36Th Street Trailhead May 17th

7:30 PM

Short Track Mountain Bike Race https://www.facebook.com/events/122174168641684/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ Saturday, May 12 http://www.teamvitesse.com/#!highly-falkner-south-mountain-tt
Ride of Silence Tucson, AZ May 16, 2018 http://www.rideofsilence.org/
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/
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ Jun 10 – Jun 11 http://singletrackbikes.com/flagstaffomnium
11th Annual Bike the Bluff- Arizona Elite Road Race Championship Show Low, AZ Saturday, Jun 16 https://www.bikethebluff.com/
11th Annual Bike The Bluff Citizens Race Show Low, AZ Saturday, Jun 16 https://www.bikethebluff.com/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 15-17, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
24 Hours in The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM June 23rd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
South Boundary BigRide Taos, NM July 22nd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/

 

 

 

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.

FUNd Raising For El Tour De Tucson Beneficiaries

Click Here to make a donation that will be split among all the charities Below are links to each individual charity. Questions? Call or text me. 520-977-5664

For the past decade, I’ve been capturing images of our community.  Along the way, I have had the great fortune of meeting people  dedicated to making our community better.  While I was initially just fueled by serving the cycling world, I have also become deeply moved by a commitment to helping others. Tucson is a better place because of our volunteerism and our non-profits.

With that in mind, I have a two part challenge to FUNd Raising for ALL of the El Tour De Tucson Charities in 2018.

First, I am going to be riding and raising funds for EVERY beneficiary. Below, I’ll be adding links so you can help me in this endeavor.  El Tour has been very generous to me by waiving their fees, so 100% of the money I raise will be going to the charities.

Second, I want to encourage everyone to ride for a charity. Many of them provide free entrance into El Tour, training rides, dinner before the ride,  bikes, and lots of good times. In order to help you, I’ll be sharing videos of highlighting the works of each organization.  My hope is that you can find something that speaks to your heart.

For more information, please see some of the press clippings about the ride from 2017  Tucson.com Article

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

Talking about group training rides, if you are looking for people your speed to share a spin, then check out my ride list  – simply send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com, with “ride list” in the comments, and I will happily add you to the email list.

As I register for each charity, I will be adding additional charities and links on this page and adding blogs on bikepilgrim.com with more details of what each of these charities do in the region. If you want to donate to one of the other charities I have not registered for yet, let me know and it will sign up for it next.

At the bottom of this post are all the charities. If you would prefer to send a check, please specify the charity, and mail to Long Realty Co.  Attn:Damion Alexander 1890 E River Rd. Tucson AZ. 85718

To watch a video on ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis         https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/234382493922975/

Watch a video on Alzheimer’s Association         https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/264180034227815/

To watch a video of Arizona Justice Project   https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/1527316940703714/

To Make a donation to Arizona’s Children Association Click this link https://el-tour-de-tucson.everydayhero.com/us/damion-alexander-for-arizona-s-children-association  To see a long video about Arizona’s Children Association Click this link https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=qvv0767iKrU A shorter video https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/280584425888184/

To make a donation to Arts Express click this linkhttps://www.mightycause.com/story/Xd6wjf                                                                             Video of Arts Express from Loop the Loop Event  To see a short video about what Arts Express does check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEpzDmkf970 

BICAS – Make a donation by clicking here https://bicas.org/CiviCRM/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/pcp/info&reset=1&id=4 .  Chick here for the  BICAS Video

To Make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Click this link   https://tucsonbigs.salsalabs.org/eltourdetucsonbigrideforkids/p/damionalexandersfundraisingpage/index.html                                                Watch a video on Big Brother Big Sisters at  https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/2150582644966619/

To Make a donation to Beads of Courage Click this link https://beadsofcourage.z2systems.com/np/clients/beadsofcourage/donation.jsp?campaign=167&fundraiser=22262

To make a donation to Children’s Clinics https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/childrens-clinics-tucsonTo watch a video on Children’s Clinics   https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/719025478452638/

To Make a donation to Easterseals Blake Foundation Click this link  http://es.easterseals.com/site/TR/Events/AZTUBlakeFoundation?px=5060905&pg=personal&fr_id=3924                                                                  See a video about what Easter Seals does          https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/2070850012937172/

To Make a donation to El Grupo Youth Cycling Click this https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ElGrupoYouthCycling/eltour18.html

To Make a donation to The Epilepsy Foundation Click this link https://epilepsyfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=595                                                             To See a video about the Epilepsy foundation      https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/2258645714206972/

To make a donation to Free Ever After click here https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/free-ever-after  To watch a video about Free Ever After            https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/719025478452638/

Watch a video of Fiends of Aphasia          https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/264317674086087/

Watch a Video on Friends of Pima Animal Care Center   https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/2161177927486100/

Watch a video on Keeping Teachers Teaching               https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/296040744544227/

To make a donation to Look Save A Life click this link  https://runsignup.com/Race/35544/Donate/9UU1pkOfqYHcysSQ

To Make a donation to Pima Animal Care Center Click this link  https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/damion-alexanders-ride-with-the-pacc/damionalexander2

To watch a Video about Mobile Meals.   https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/272892233551392/

To watch a video on Rotary       https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/308412103081867/

Watch a video on Southern Arizona Gender Alliance               https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/232269124305991/

To Make a donation to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Click this https://saintehc.networkforgood.com/projects/56871-damion-alexander-s-fundraiser

To make a donation to Tu Nidito click this link https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/damion-alexander/2018  Click here to see What Tu Nidito Does.

To make a donation to Uphill Into The Wind click this link  https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/uphill-into-the-winds-2018-el-tour-de-tucson-campaign                                                             To see a video on Uphill into the Wind   https://www.facebook.com/228735085153/videos/589200354831835/

Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
Arts Express
Arizona’s Childrens Association

AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads Of Courage
BICAS
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Children’s Clinics
Easterseals Blake Foundation

El Grupo Youth Cycling
Epilepsy Foundation
Free Ever After
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

Gabriel’s Angel’s
Habitat for Humanity
INTO Africa
Look! Save a Life
Mobile Meals So. A
Rotary – Polio Plus
Shay’s Vision
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center 

The Haven
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Uphill Into the Wind

 

 

Donate here for El Tour De Tucson – We Get By Giving

For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds  for multiple charities. Links Below!

Some press clippings about the ride. http://tucson.com/sports/local/local-cyclist-damion-alexander-is-everywhere-including-saturday-s-el/article_54c2535d-7c88-5358-bcff-1aa019e68479.amp.html

My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson. Below are links to my page and I’ll be adding videos and links about each charity.

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

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

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

I will be adding additional charities and links on this page as I register for each as well as adding blogs on bikepilgrim.com with more details of what each of these charities do in the region. If you want to donate to one of the other charities I have not registered for yet, let me know and it will be the next one I sign up for.

Arts Express The mission of Arts Express is to build character, strengthen community and celebrate culture through the power of the arts. Click here to DONATE to Arts Express

Tu Nidito is dedicated to the mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone. Click here to DONATE to Tu Nidito

ALS Arizona Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones in Arizona through services and education .Our Mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Click here to DONATE to ALS

Arizona Children is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona.  In the comments mention “ The Damion Alexander Team”Click here to DONATE to Arizona Children

Beads of Courage provides innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Click Here To Donate to Beads of Courage

BICAS Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage For more than 28 years, BICAS has been serving the Tucson community and continues to introduce people of all walks of life to the joy, power and magic of cycling. Come join our great adventure for the greater good!  Click here to DONATE to BICAS 

El Grupo Youth Cycling is Empowering youth through cycling. In the Purpose of Donation Please put “The Damion Alexander Team Click here to DONATE to El Grupo Youth Cycling

Children’s Clinics provides a family centered, comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They also provide integrated, coordinated care, special events and resources that help families navigate the challenges of having a child with a complex illness. Click Here to Donate to Children’s Clinic  CLICK HERE for YouTube Video about Children’s Clinics   Same Video – But on Facebook

Alzheimer’s Association  mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected: and to reduce the dementia through the promotion of brain health.  Click here to DONATE to Alzheimer’s Association

American Red Cross  Mission is  prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This year has been brutal and the need with Las Vegas and other tragedies is more than ever.  Click here to donate to the American Red Cross

Look! Save A Life aim is  to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways. We know that some who ride bicycles may not understand the laws regarding use of public roads. We also recognize that many drivers are unaware of the same rules or laws. Nobody wants to be struck by a vehicle and nobody wants to injure, let alone kill somebody. “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.” Click Here to Donate to Look! Save A Life

VeloVets supporters enriching the lives of Disabled Veterans in our community by sharing the physical and mental benefits of cycling and camaraderie. Click here to donate to VeloVets Click Here to Watch a Video about VeloVets

The following list is all of the beneficiaries for the 2017 El Tour De Tucson. I’m in the process of registering for each.  If you want to make a donation to a specific charity I have not registered for yet, please let me know and I’ll register for them. Unfortunately, it all takes time and I’m getting there as fast as I can.

Adaptive Athletics U of A
ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
American Cancer Society – Great West Division
American Red Cross
Arts-Express
Arts for All
Arizona’s Children Association
AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads of Courage
BICAS
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Children’s Clinics
Community Food Bank Southern Arizona
Desert Survivors
easterseals Blake Foundation
El Grupo
Epilepsy Foundation
Erik Hite Foundation –
Friends 4 The Future
Gabriel’s Angel’s
Habitat for Humanity
INTO Africa
International Rescue Committee
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Look Save a Life
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Platelet Disorder Foundation
Rotary – Polio Plus
Shay’s Vision
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
Team Hoyt Arizona
The Haven
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Uphill Into The Wind
Valley of the Sun Charity Foundation
Velo Vets

Community Ride List Oct 21-27

Do you like competitions? I’m up against my kids to raise the most funds riding in El Tour De Tucson for Arts Express. Please be so kind to check out http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=998 and make a donation to Sam, Sophia or my campaign.

Did you miss the deadline for registering for el tour prior to the increased processing fee? Union Public House and Reforma, the official restaurants of El Tour have a discount code, but it won’t last. Save yourself $30, and then use it to grab something to eat. I can’t get enough of the pretzels, mason jars and Margaritas. Conveniently located across from my Long Realty office at River and Campbell. Let me know you are there and I’ll join you for a nibble and a drink. https://tinyurl.com/UnionPublicHouseElTourDiscount

Pachanga = Party! This weekend at Molino Basin, half way up Mt. Lemmon, is the TORCA Pachanga. Demo bikes, vendors, friends, beer, camping, cooler temperatures. If you are into Fat Tires, this is the place to be!

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

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

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

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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

7:00AM

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 7:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 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

 

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

Vail Cycling: New Wilmot Loop from Vail

 

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago

10260 S Blendu Way,

10.21.17

7:00 AM

85 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244380524/     

Performance Bicycle ride For Breast Cancer Awareness

Performance Bicycle (7204 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ) 10-21-17

7:00AM

40 miles easy Margarita Rypkowski Performance Broadway

Cactus Breakfast

Ride for everyone

Bisbee Breakfast Club at Sunrise, just east of Swan

10.22.17

7:30 AM

22-35 Miles No rider left behind- multiple rides and speeds https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2695260
ETT westside training ride #6

 

Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

10.22.17

6:30 AM

76.3 16-20 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243756395/
El Tour East Side Training Long Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

10.22.17

6:30 AM

93 20 mph plus https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243962550/
Tucson Riders 4 the Cure Training Ride Starbucks – Sunrise and Swan 10.22.17

7:00 AM

52.6 miles A,B,C rides – A speed for everyone Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com   
GABA R & I Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park\7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 10.23.17

6:30AM

57 Miles 15-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244348762/
Puttin’ on the Ritz Safeway

9100 N Silverbell Rd,

10.23.17

7:45AM

24 14-16 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244316820/

GABA Tuesday Ride Udall to Saguaro National Park

 

Udall Park 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 10.24.17

7:00AM

37 Miles 12-15 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244341758/
GABA R & I East Side Ramble Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

10.24.17

6:45AM

38 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244348810/        
Return of the not so steep hill ride of the foothills Behind Starbuck’s at Swan and Sunrise 10.24.17

7:30AM

22 miles 12-16 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2696266
Columbus to Campbell, the Long Way El Camino Del Cerro Ball PArk3425 W El Camino del Cerro, 10.24.17

6:45AM

28 miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244316729/
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
TORCA PACHANGA – https://torca.org/2017-pachanga/

October 20-22nd, 2017 Camping, Demos, Enduro

Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll Dove Mountain Walgreens 10.22.17

4PM

2 hours https://tinyurl.com/y8n7924q
Nutless Ride AZT at Gabe Zimmerman (Ladies Only) Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead

Marsh Station Rd,

10.22.17

8AM

30 miles or less. It is out and back Out and Back- your pace  

https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/244084734/

Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman

 

FI Irvington and Harrison 10.23.17

6:30

2-3 hours No Rider left Behind https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/244300869/
Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater

Sweetwater

4005 N Tortolita Road

 

10.25.17

6:00PM

We’ll do a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/243742017/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
AZ Trail Work on the Santa Rita Passage Parking Area

Rt. 83 and I-10

October 21 7:00AM https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/#upcoming
Ride on Cycling Percentage Night to benefit El Grupo Catalina Brewing Company October 21, 2017 4:00PM Brian Vance- Catalina Brewing Company
Gnome Fest Maracana Tucson Oct 22, 2017 3:30 PM https://www.metrognomemusic.com/gnome-fest-2017/
Big Wash Trail Meeting Icagen Tucson

2090 E Innovation Park Drive,

October 23rd Evan Pilling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Big Wash Build Days Oro Valley Bicycles- Oro Valley location October 23,28 November 5,19 Evan Piling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Fall GABA Bike Swap 5th and 7th in Tucson Sunday, November 12th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/
GABA Volunteer Opportunitie Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
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/
White Tank Grinder Verrado – Buckeye, AZ November 4, 2017 https://whitetankgrinder.com/
NICA Race #5*

 

White Tank Mtn Regional Park – Waddell November 4-5 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Coyotes Cycling Breakaway Challenge Glendale, AZ November 5 http://ceptiming.com/events/arizona-coyotes-cycling-and-5k-run-breakaway-challenge-1152017/
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/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 09, 2017
The Blue Dog Frienduro Vol. 1 Tucson AZ December 17, 2017 https://www.bluedogbicycles.com/
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/
Tommy Knocker 10 Silver City, NM

Ft. Bayard

March 10, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/tommyknocker10/#1453333027866-afb390af-3588
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/
Ride of Silence Tucson, AZ May 16, 2018 http://www.rideofsilence.org/
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/
24 Hours in The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM June 23rd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
South Boundary BigRide Taos, NM July 22nd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/

 

 

 

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.

Community Ride List

The Ride list is below,

This coming Wednesday, there is a Summit on Distracted Driving in Phoenix. There will be a ride to the Capitol from Tempe as well as speakers, expo and lunch. This year there are 7 bills in the State House and Senate pertaining to distracted driving, BUT we are being told the Senator Bob Worsley (R-Mesa), Chair of the Transportation Committee, will not allow any to be heard. It does not make any logical sense why he is trying to kill these bills that are for the safety of everyone who uses the roads in Arizona.

Please take a few minutes and call his office to express your interest in having these bills heard. 602-926-5760.  Also, Senator Worsley is a supporter of http://www.arizonavoices.org where you can rate bills and comment.

A few more details on the event for those who care. WHO—Everyone who uses the roads in Arizona.  WHAT– A Bicycle Ride to The State Capitol where there will be speakers discussing all topics pertaining to distracted driving as well as over 30 vendors who will have educational booths.  All this Plus Free Lunch catered by Beyond Bread.  WHERE – Starting at Tempe Beach Park (80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy  Tempe AZ) and riding to Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza across from The Arizona State Capitol (about 10 miles). WHEN – January 25th, 2017  9AM (Foot in Pedal)WHY– The Arizona Distracted Driving Summit, Expo and to meet with YOUR State Legislators. For Additional Details & Up to Date Changes Check Out

On Facebook we have two events set up.  One for this ride and one for the Summit.  Please like these events, invite friends, and share the event on your page  http://tinyurl.com/RideOnTheCapitol and http://tinyurl.com/DistractedDrivingSummit

Damion

______________________________________________________________________________

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’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 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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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
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

7:30PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 8:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:30AM 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

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

 

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
Ride to the Capitol. Wednesday January 25th. 9AM.  Tempe Town Lake to the AZ State Capitol
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
Ride to the Capitol. Wednesday January 25th.

9AM Tempe Town Lake to the AZ State Capitol

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 January Trailwork Event. AZT Bellota Sponsored by Ordinary Bikes Le Buzz Caffe Saturday,

01.21.17

https://www.facebook.com/events/343805832622827/
Arizona Distracted Driving Summit – Ride on the Capital Tempe Beach Park Wednesday 1.25.17

9AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659759360905979/
Challenged Athletes Foundation Illegal Pete’s Tucson 876 E. University Blvd Friday

2.17.17

5:30-8:30PM

Join us to celebrate #TeamCAF and learn about the 2017 Best Day in Tri and bucket  list rides to support challenged athletes worldwide. The event is co-hosted by TriSports. Call 520-490-5334 Barry Baker
CAF Dream Rides Reception with CAF’s Virginia Tinley Gentle Ben’s – 2nd floor 865 E. University Blv Saturday

2.18.17

6:30 –9:30PM

Tucson Cyclist reception to meet Virginia Tinley, Chief Executive Director of the  Challenged Athletes Foundation to learn about CAF’s exciting cycling challenges.  A percentage of all food and drink purchases will be donated at Gentle Ben’s when  you mention
Consider Yourself Challenged! UA Campus Recreation 1400 E 6th Street Saturday

2.18.17

4 pm – 6 pm

Demonstrations from Adaptive Athletes! Great Raffle prizes!   Meet and Greet with Miss Arizona USA! Meet and hear the stories of these incredible  people!  Featured speaker – VIRGINIA Tinley, Executive Director of the Challenged  Athletes Foundation! Your presence will make all the difference!

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Prickly Pedal Morristown, AZ January 21st http://pricklypedal.com/
A Race Against Time Picacho, AZ January 21st http://www.teamcolleen.org/   John McCarrell

john@americanbunnyhop.com

Avondale Criterium Series Avondale, AZ January 22nd https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-416
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

January 28-29  2016 http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

February 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
San Tan Crit Mesa, AZ February 4th http://santanracing.com/
Sun Devil Criterium Tempe, AZ February 5th https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-214
Sun Devil Criterium Fun Ride Tempe, AZ February 5th http://asucycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Sun-Devil-Crit-2017-Flyer-1.0.pdf
Tolero Crit Tucson February 11 https://www.bikereg.com/tolerocrit
McDowell Mtn Circuit Race Fountain Hills, AZ February 12 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-293
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix, AZ February 17 – February 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-288
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 17-19, 2017 www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
Lettucs Ride Yuma, AZ February 25 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-584
Avondale Criterium Series Avondale, AZ February 26th https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-416
Musselman Honda Criterium Tucson, AZ March 10 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-539
19th Annual Colossal Cave Road Race Tucson AZ MARCH 12 https://www.facebook.com/ColossalCaveRoadRace/
Tucson Bicycle Classic Tucson, AZ March 17-19

 

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
Prickly Pedal Morristown, AZ Saturday, April 1 http://pricklypedal.com/
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
South Mountain Bike Class Phoenix, AZ April 9 http://wmrc.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

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

 

http://www.epicrides.com
The Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ Saturday, May 7 http://www.teamvitesse.com/#!highly-falkner-south-mountain-tt
Javelina Chase Gran Fondo & Omnium Duncan, AZ May 05-06 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ May 13 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-270
Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ June 10-11 http://singletrackbikes.com/
10th Annual Bike the Bluff- Arizona Elite Road Race Championship Show Low, AZ June 17 http://www.bikethebluff.com/
Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Man vs Machine 2017 Williams, AZ September 30 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
AZ CROSS Series #1-#2 Sedona, AZ October 29-29 https://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series #3-#4 Phoenix, AZ November 25-26, https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-460

 

 

 

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.

Trail access to Honeybee Canyon

Honeybee Update:

While this message is being written as a result of access being restricted at Honeybee Trails, it is actually part of a much broader messaging that every Mountain Biker needs to hear and share.  Don’t be “That Guy”.

One of my volunteering positions is with the Bike Patrol at Sabino Canyon.   It is a privilege, not a right to ride our bikes in Sabino Canyon.  At any moment, if the rules are being broken, the District Ranger could restrict bike access.  When I encounter cyclist breaking the rules, my message is simple “Don’t be that guy”.  “That Guy” is the one who is going to ruin it for the rest of us.

What does this have to do with Honeybee Trails?  Everything!  The HOA owns the land were the WAPA easement exists and it is a privilege for us to use it.  They set up some rules and some in the community ignored them.  We have been “That Guy”.  The HOA feels they have given us adequate opportunity to change our behaviors and we did not.

This week I met with Kristy Diaz-Trahan, the Parks and Recreation Department Director at Oro Valley as well as the HOA president, Michael Douglas to discuss a plan for a new trail. Pima County is starting to work on access from the Loop up Big Wash and around the North side of Sun City Vistoso.  This is a plan that includes working with the State Land Trust, Oro Valley, Land acquisition from Vistoso Partners, Cultural mitigation (archeological), funding, and building of the trail.  The time frame to complete this may be as long as 3 years.  Because of all of you showing up at the Oro Valley Town Council meeting this trail is now a priority and your continual support may help us move that time frame up, but it leaves us without access as of October 1, 2016.

We asked the HOA to reconsider the closure until we can complete this plan, but the feeling I had from the meeting is that we have done nothing to deserve the access on the WAPA trail to remain open.  They asked for assurances that if they were to keep it open that the rules will be followed.  As we have done for the past few months, we offered to set up volunteers on the trail head and educate cyclist and to share with the cycling community the rules via SDMB, SAMBA, TORCA and The Damion Alexander Team.  The town of Oro Valley offered to have representatives from  OVPD to be stationed at the trail head.  We also asked them to tell us exactly what they would like to see from us to keep the trail open.

The Honeybee Ridge HOA board meeting was yesterday and Kristy Diaz-Trahan and a Lieutenant from The Oro Valley PD spoke to approximately 30 home owners from the community.  The 3 man HOA board decided that they are not changing their position and the access will be shut down.

So what do we do now?  1- Keep attending Oro Valley Town Council Meetings and letting all elected officials know how important a permanent access trail is.  2- Obey the posted rules.  3- Let others know they need to do the same.  4- Don’t make any plans to ride the trail after October 1, 2016 unless a compromise has been reached (I’m still hopeful). 5- Look at protecting the access based on prescriptive rights based on adverse possession.  6- You tell me.

As new information becomes available I’ll be sharing it on my blog www.bikepilgrim.com as well as on Facebook from The Damion Alexander Team.

Community ride list June 11-18

In the last ride list I was so excited about the low temperatures, but said “of course, it will likely jump into a record high the following week with temps in the 120’s just to bring us back to reality.”  Well, I was off by 8 degrees as we only hit 112.  It was the second earliest it has hit 110 in history. 

I’m skipping past anything on global warming and heading for ideas of coping with the heat.

I have been putting in more miles now than at any point this year and have a secrets for dealing with the heat.  If you have a bathtub, fill it up and leave it full.  It will drop to room temperature.  A post ride dunk is the difference between being able to function the rest of the day or being a blob.  It refreshes both the mind and body.

Other tricks that work include starting your ride in the dark so you are done before 8AM, night rides, keeping hydrated, heading up Mt. Lemmon or to any state north of Arizona. 

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

 

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

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

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

6:00AM

  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

6:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
 
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:00AM 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 5:45AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM 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

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM     www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

    www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
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/

 

Easy Peasy Lemmon Squeezy Week 1 Mile post 0 on Mt. Lemmon Saturday

06.11.16

6:00AM

How far do you want to go? All speeds https://www.facebook.com/events/1201074889905442/
Zona Cycling

Heading South to Helmet Peak

Starbucks at El Con Saturday

06.11.16

6:00AM

56 miles   https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Starbucks

Starbucks at Ina and Oracle

Sunday

06.12.16

5:15AM

22 – 41 Groups A, B and C Route http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1089721070

Pedal to Dragoon Brewery

Transit Cycles

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

Wednesday

06.15.16

9PM

Join us for our monthly mellow little spin up the Santa Cruz river path to Dragoon Brewery. Get your first beer for only $1 and show up at the shop for some special promotions or giveaways for those on the ride every month. We hare getting things going 30 minutes later so we can roll in some slightly lower temps. Please make sure to bring lights! https://www.facebook.com/events/1548763775428478/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
PieDuro pin

Palasades parking lot

Sunday

6.12.16

9AM

This time we will meet at the Palasades parking lot. Plan on riding up the road to the Secret trail. Ride down Secret, 1918, and Sunset. Climb the road out of Marshall Gulch to Turkey Run rd. (Visitors Center) Climb up that to the ski lift parking lot, then the road to the top. Down Aspen and back to the top of Bigelow, then down to the parking lot. https://www.facebook.com/events/999564956825856/
Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll Walgreens 12050 Dove Mtn Blvd.

 

Sunday6.12.16

5PM

11 miles No Drop.  Nice people. https://www.facebook.com/events/1075830995788606/
 Tucson Short Track #9 36th St Trailhead 6.16.16

4-7PM

Park at the 36th St Trailhead or Ride to the Ride! Come get your weekly Short Hard Intense Tucson Short-Track. Also Drink with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/1068318493236889/
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/

 

 

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, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike SDMB, Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists TORCA, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child.  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.