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Be aware of your surroundings

I see a dangerous situation.  It has led to many collisions and it is only going to get worse.  It consumes a lot of my attention because I know these can be avoided, but it is going to need some people to change their behavior.

The issue is walkers, runners, skaters and cyclist who are so immersed in their music that they are oblivious to their surroundings.  I have had many close calls where I was only able to avoid a catastrophe  because I had all of my senses available.  I’m not going to preach and say not to listen when you are being active.  I’d be a hypocrite if I did.  I have an earbud in almost all the time and find that podcasts pass the time, I’m able to work and take calls, and music rocks my workouts.  However, if I have both earbuds in the volume is low enough that I can hear someone behind me.

Another great option is using only use one earbud.   Of course the downside to this is that the music does not sound the same losing one of the channels.  There are earphones from a local Tucson company designed to mix both channels of sound from a stereo audio device into a single ear — enabling the wearer to maintain alertness in any environment.

The owner of the Far End Gear, Kevin Goldstein, is offeringis offering a special holiday discount to the readers of BikePilgrim.com.  http://farendgear.com/xdu
Coupon Code for 25% off: BPSFELP25 Code valid through 12/24/2015.

You can also pick them up locally in Tucson at Bicycle Ranch Tucson (7090 N Oracle Road) and The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave).

Community Ride list December 5-11

This past month I had the pleasure of demoing a Trek Stache 9.  I posted a review on the experience at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=653.

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail.  Photo by Matt Nelson

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail. Photo by Matt Nelson

Do you want to take a Trek Stache 9 or perhaps a Madone for a spin.  Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to choose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals, helmet and hydration.  Personally, I recommend trying the Stache 9.

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.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you on the road and in the dirt.

Ride on,

 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Monday

6:30AM

Some pre work riding, jumping obstacles,beer, donuts, coffee, laps on the grass and dirt. https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/
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
Monday Night Mash Ordinary Bike Shop 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 4:45PM 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

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

7:30AM

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
Christian Cycling Crit Training Series UA Tech Park- 1550 E 36th St 6:00PM

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

3 races from beginner to advanced.   https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3523
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week    
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel people AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

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/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

7AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
 
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 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 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
Zona Cycling

 

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

12.05.15

9:00AM

45 miles 16-18 MPH   https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th  from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to chose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals , helmet and hydration.
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists parking lot at the UofA on N. Palm Dr. Saturday

12.05.15

11:00AM

20.3

miles

You can keep up- friendly group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/

 

Panera North Side Sunday Circle Cycle Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sun, December 06, 2015 9:00 AM 39 16-18 MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2100768?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
RIVER PARK, DREXEL, SAN XAVIER, AJO 1500 W. River Road Sunday, 12.6.15

8:30 AM

52 14-16 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227122764/
Pecan Pickin’ Picnic Ride Garden of Gethsemane Park

602 W Congress St,

Sunday

12.06.15

2:00PM

16 Miles Casual pace https://www.facebook.com/events/973408959367218/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.07.15

8:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082196/
Tuesday Ride: A little bit of Mt Lemon Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

9:00 AM

34 miles 12-14 Mph average http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227089766/
Sabino Canyon/Foothills: Sunrise Cafe, N Kolb & E Sunrise Tuesday

12.08.15

7:30AM

20-25 miles 18PLUS mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075759?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
Cactus Bakehouse ride to Hohokam Park SE corner of Oracle/McGee Wed, December 09, 2015 10:00 AM 16-32 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2106279?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.09.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082229/
Thursday’s Easy Peasy “Toys for Tots Ride” Arizona Cyclist

4300 N Campbell Ave # 24,

Thursday, 12.10.15

9:00 AM

28 miles Social no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226950713/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.11.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082268/
Thursday Easy Peasy Ride Morris K. Udall

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.03.15

5:45AM

25 miles 12 – 14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226894845/

 

Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz at NE corner of Tanqueverde & Catalina Hwy Fri, D12. 11.15

10:00 AM

25-35miles 12-14 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2106294?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th  from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to chose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals , helmet and hydration.
BLACK CANYON TRAIL Black Canyon Trailhead Saturday, 12.5.15 6:00 AM We’ll spend the weekend riding the Black Canyon Trail, north of Phoenix. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226020764/
 

Sunday Ride at Robles.

 

36Th Street Trailhead

 

Sunday 11.29.15

7:30AM

Plan to meet up at the 36th Stree Trailhead by 9:00am. We’ll hit as much or all of the Robles trail system, route to be determined. https://www.facebook.com/events/500453480159841/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year Trail to The Chutes 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead Sunday 12.06.15

3:00PM

 If there is some of you that want 20 miles roundtrip you can meet at In and Out in Oro Valley at 2pm and meet the rest of the group at Golder Ranch. The plan involves multiple laps around the chutes as sunlight and time permits. https://www.facebook.com/events/192172531123537/
Monday Night @ Lakes Road Parking lot

Rt. 83 & Sahuarita Rd

Monday, 12.07.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227025037/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead

W. Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren D

Wednes, 12.09.15 6:15pm We’ll start at the Creosote Loop  trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227200679/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
BICAS 20th Annual Art Auction PREVIEW PARTY: Friday December 4th (6-10pm) – live music, circus performers, raffle! Early bidding takes place Saturday from 11am-4pm; and you won’t want to miss the silent auction to be held Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm. Plenty of bike parking so ride your bike! The Art Gallery 1122 N Stone Ave. PREVIEW PARTY: Friday December 4th (6-10pm)

 

Saturday from 11am-4pm;

And

Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm.

www.bicas.org/art-auction
Cactus Catalina Road Clean-up

PERSONAL NOTE: YEAH for Cactus Cycling and being good stewards!

Meet in the back part of the parking lot at LeBuzz Sat, December 05, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2080067?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
GABA Annual Holiday Dinner

GABA will provide Brushfire BBQ and Tucson Tamale for a delicious dinner. (Vegetarian options will be available).

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation3182 N Swan Rd.  Please bring toys for the toy collection Monday, December 7, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226700117/
Tucson is the Best City for #Everydaybiking – Let’s Celebrate!! Tap & Bottle403 N 6th Ave Tuesday December 7, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/livingstreetsalliance/photos/gm.1664032937170852/896835577032545/?type=3&theater
Criterium Training Series

UA Tech Park –

 

The Bridges 1550 E. 36th St All races are Wednesday

Series 1

December 2,9,16,23,30

Series 2

January 6,13,20,27

February 3

Series 3

February 10,17,24

March 2,9

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1500546370245192/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library 1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

12.9.15 6:00pm

Open meeting to the public all about bikes.
Join GABA and do some good for the Boys and Girls Club at this Bike Repair Event Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse

3155 E. Grant Road,

Friday, December 11, 2015

3:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227055134/
December Trailwork Day Milagrosa Sponsored By SONORAN CYCLES Meet at Suzenu parking at 8am Saturday, December 12at 8:00am https://www.facebook.com/events/1472186376416160/
Liv Ladies Holiday Mingle, Basic Maintenance tips, tire changing and holiday gift ideas, Bicycle Ranch Tucson

7090 N Oracle Rd

Saturday, December 12at 1:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/521434504678839/
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

8th Annual Bike the Bluff Arizona State Championship Road Race Show Low, AZ 6.18.16  

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
AZ endurance series 31 miles ride around the McDowell range. 61 miles will utilize the new Gooseneck trail to add in the Brown’s Ranch area. Saturday

12.05.15 7:30am

Scottsdale, Arizona. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/mc6/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race.  It’s nobby tires with drop bars.  Hopefully it will be muddy. Sat/Sunday

12. 5-6.15

Gilbert http://azcross.com/
Dawn to Dusk From sun-up until the big light in the sky goes out.

15.5 mile laps.

12.12.15

7:23AM

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
Summit Velo Pack/Group riding Skills Clinic Limited space, taught by Tim Carolan, must be active team member of Summit 12.13.15

9:30-11:30

Contact bjohnson2607@gmail.com https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3517
1st Annual World Vegan/Bison Day Clunker Criterion 1) best/worst clunker,

2) best/worst costume,

3) slowest lap. Details to follow.

Sunday 12.13.15

1:00 PM

Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1588435644710464/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19/20th Gilbert http://azcross.com

 

North End Classic 8-Corner fast/ fun criterium course with small hill approximately 1 km per lap Saturday 1.16.16 Yuma https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-180
Prickly Pear on the Maricopa Trail Innagural race to show off the Maricopa Trail 1.23.16 Cave Creek

Morristown AZ

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-143
The Santa Catalina Omnium the BioPark Blast and the Oracle Road Race. 1.30.16

1.31.16

Tucson and Oracle AZ http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Sun Devil Crit   2.7.16 Arizona State Univ Constantin Schreiber

cschrei2@asu.edu

Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp   03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016   http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

 

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.

Trek Stache 9 Review

For many years I have been coveting a fat bike.  From my house at Kolb and Sunrise I can go out the back door and ride to my office at River and Campbell and only cross two residential roads.  I will frequently ride down to the Tanque Verde Wash and have been known to ride a mile or two in the river bed, but it is slow going and requires a  “solid” effort.  I’ve had this idea that on a fat bike I could create a completely traffic free commute and the opportunity availed itself in a demo bike from Trek.

Volunteer Sabino Canyon Bike Patrol. Perhaps the dept. of Agriculture can get us a deal on a fleet of Staches.

Volunteer Sabino Canyon Bike Patrol. Perhaps the dept. of Agriculture can get us a deal on a fleet of Staches.

Trek makes the Farley, a true fat bike with 4 and 5 inch wide 26 inch tires. It even comes with a carbon option for all the weight weenies.   For what I wanted to do this would be ideal. However, the bike Trek had available was the Stache 9, a type of bike I did not know existed. Trek’s website says The “ Stache is an all-new species of 29+ mountain bike performance. The wide 3″ tires grip relentlessly, amplifying all the benefits of 29ers, while remarkably short chainstays deliver a fun, lively ride.
Want the capability of a full suspension trail bike in a simple hardtail package, plus the extra benefits of 29+ tires? Then you were born to ride the Stache.”

I had requested the use of a Fat Bike not only for the commute, but also to participate in the Sandbox Showdown.  This annual race/ride is in the washes around Tucson that includes numerous stops at local watering holes as well as some pop up bars that one routinely finds in the washes during the Sandbox Showdown.  It is a rather spirited group, and I wanted to ride and document the event as a participatory journalist.

I was told there was a 10 minute time bonus for each gourd collected. Technically, I won the Sandbox showdown with this find, but considering I was 90 minutes behind the leader, I'm fine that Kent Loganbill went home with the hardwear.

I was told there was a 10 minute time bonus for each gourd collected. Technically, I won the Sandbox showdown with this find, but considering I was 90 minutes behind the leader, I’m fine that Kent Loganbill went home with the hardwear.

The Sandbox Showdown course was a good test for the Stache 9 and it’s ability in the washes, climbing and on single track..  After a few miles on the road we quickly dove into a small overgrown side wash.  I’m not sure what wash, but if I was to name it, I’d call it Rabbit wash for the old half buried VW Rabbit frame.   At times it was a thicket, scratching our legs and arms so we would have memories of the ride or weeks to come. After two hours and 6 miles we hit a dirt road that was about 48 degrees incline and looked much longer than I wanted it to be.  Not only can the Stache float on sand, but being 28.5 pounds it is easy to spin up a hill and it climbs like a Billy goat.  We were rewarded for the climb with the descent on the 50 year trail back to Catalina State Park.  When we hit the downhill on the single track I fell in love with 29+.   With 3 inches it absorbed everything the trail threw my way.  If I over shot the trail by a little I could not feel it. I quickly found myself taking turns at speeds I would not feel comfortable doing on any other bike.  Fun, fast, free flowing single track makes me happy.

I called the Sandbox Showdown a ride/race because it is both. Some of the riders started hard and finished early.  Others, like those in the group I was with, were more content to stop every 10 minutes for a cold beverage.  I’m still not sure how they produced so much ice cold beer in the middle of the desert and it never ran dry, but that is part of the magic one finds in this event.  I do know the ranger’s store was open at Catalina State Park and that the ice cream was delicious. As we left the Park it was becoming clear to me that I still had 15 miles to go, it was 3 in the afternoon, we were averaging 3-4 miles an hour and I was supposed to be home at 5.  As much as I did not want to leave the party, it was my daughter’s birthday and I needed to be home on time.  The Canyon Del Oro Wash has sand, sand and deeper sand but when you drop the hammer on the Stache it just floated over the top of it all.  At times, it felt like I was on a pavement.  I managed not only to finish the last 15 miles in just over an hour, but had time for an ice cold beverage at Chuy’s with the “fast” riders and was home with 3 minutes to spare.

The Sandbox Showdown was nearly 30 miles.   It was so much fun I wanted to go out and explore some of my other favorite trails to see how the Stache would handle different terrain.  Fortunately, due to the holiday season, my not returning any calls from the guys at Trek and disconnecting my phone I was able to hang onto the bike for a few extra weeks.

The first test was the commute to the office.  I live about 9 miles from Long Realty where I work.  On the road bike I can get there in about 20-25 on the Loop.  I commuted 4 times while I had the Stache and my best time was 55 minutes.  However, I knew it was going to take longer, so that was fine.  The clarity of mind that I was able to achieve on the commute was purifying.  It was an physical effort, my legs and arms were covered with scratches,  but it is the most stress free riding.  No cars.  Like 0.  None.  Nada. Zip.  It was just wide open spaces and spinning.  When I received the Stache it had rained hard the day before.  The wash was like a road.  I found myself pushing over 20 miles an hour on some sections.  The bike just floated across the surface.  As the weeks have passed since it rained and horses, walkers and dogs have pot marked the entire wash, it is not nearly as fast.  I continually look for smooth and hard packed sand towards the edges of the wash, even if it means rubbing against brush as it makes the riding so much easier.  Some of the time it is slow going, but if I put in the power I roll through it.

One evening I was stuck in the office late and was forced to hammer it home on the Loop and roads.  I popped in Az Cyclist and pumped the tires to 20 PSI.  My best time on my road bike for the commute is 24 minutes. I finished on the Stache at 33 minutes and averaged 15 MPH.  What was interesting was that I was in the hardest gear, going up hill and it did not feel like I was killing myself.

Bill Chanbers, 77, burrowed the Stache 9 for a ride in the Rilitto and up the Urban Assault.

Bill Chanbers, 77, burrowed the Stache 9 for a ride in the Rilitto and up the Urban Assault.

In the washes there are many obstacles known as grass, plants, trees, shrubs, cactus and the like. It is possible to avoid these by riding in the middle of the wash.  However, that is often a major physical effort.  Surprisingly, on some of the slightly higher parts of the wash there is hard packed single track.  Trail maintenance is a foreign concept on these trails and they often end abruptly with knee and waist high obstacles or low hanging branches.  There are only a few areas I would not feel comfortable riding the Stache Over, through or under and that is because the trees have razor sharp thorns on the branches.  As soon as you discover which ones to avoid, the bike will happily plow its own trail.

I never had time for a long night ride, but found myself coming home at dusk more than once.

I never had time for a long night ride, but found myself coming home at dusk more than once.

The November Business Builder Bike Ride was on the Arizona trail heading south from The Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead.  I learned a very valuable lesson about the Stache on this ride.  If a friend says “can I try the new 29+ bike out”, don’t let him.  Phillip was gone in a flash and I did not see him for many miles.  I’m glad it was an out and back ride so he was forced to meet up with me.  The grin on his face from the “best ride he had been on” almost made me forgive him for robbing me of  the opportunity to ride the most free flowing section of single track in Southern Arizona on the Stache.  If the shoe was on the other foot, I’m not sure I would have returned the Stache for the ride back.  Fortunately for me, he did and the journey back to the Gabe Z trailhead was most pleasant.  Featuring open trails with a good line of sight and gentle curves the Stache was every bit as fast as my Santa Cruz tallboy.  As it hit some of the tighter turns there was no need to slow as it hugged the trail.

The Stache eating a rocks on the Arizona Trail

The Stache 9 eating  rocks on the Arizona Trail.  CrazzeeHeads Princess helmet cover.  It is hunting season.  I like to remain visible.

The November SDMB social ride really excited me for putting the Stache through its paces.  Reddinton Road offers a long steady climb, but we unfortunately drove up to the parking lot.  I was able to hitch a ride and park at the bottom so I was able to blast down it at the end.  I have ridden in this area a half dozen times.  It is often over grown and the trail disappears in front of you.  On one section it is a solid climb with water bars.  Many are only 4-8 inches high and a few a foot or more, but they are on inclines, and somewhat technical to get over.  I have never been able to ride this section on any other bike.  However, the Stache rolled up everything.  I did spin out on one water bars, but that was more of a me not shifting my weight than the bike not being able to mount it.  On the descent it rolled over eroded areas and crevasses in the middle of the trail as if they were completely smooth.  On the ride down Reddinton road I had a Personal Record and that time included putting my bike on the rack and driving the last section.  I think if I had not stopped it would have easily contended for a top 10 finish. It’s likely on the straight away my time was slower than on other bikes and I would have liked a harder gear, but I have never been able to hit switchbacks with so much speed.

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail. Photo by Matt Nelson

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail. Photo by Matt Nelson

One huge advantage of the Stache over a 4 inch wide Fat bike is that it fit snugly into my Thule T2 platform Bike rack. The Secure-hook on the front just barely clears the front wheel and I need to angle the bike slightly forward to get it out, but it did not require special hard wear as many over sized bikes do.  I’m not sure the brand, but it fit on the platform rack when I caught the shuttle up Reddington Rd for the SDMB ride.

Now for the issues with the Stache 9.  First and foremost, this is a demo bike and I need to return it to the Trek demo fleet. At $3,800 retail it is a little more than I have in the bike kitty at this time.  I offered Trek $1,700, but they did not bite.  I even explained that I had pushed this bike to the extreme and it was now a very used bike and really not worth more than a grand.   Seriously, I really needed to search for issues with the Stache 9. The first I discovered was if you grab it in the wrong place, when placing it on the bike rack, it has an ability to smash your finger.  It only took two throbbing digits to become aware of that and it has not happened again.   The other two are likely issues of any Fat bike.  In order to accommodate the fatter tires the frame needs to be bumped out.  I have grown a solid black and blue patch on the inside of my thigh where my leg hits the frame.  I have been trying to pay attention to what type of riding is causing this, and I do feel my leg hitting it on occasion, but not hard enough to bruise.  If I owned the bike I might look at add some custom padding.  The other issue is the balance and weight distribution at high speeds when turning. The front wheel seems to displace the balance in an unusual location. I’m trying to figure this one out, and think it is a low tire pressure issue with the amount of rubber on the road(after writing this I jacked the PSI up and this issue disappeared)

One of my last rides on the Stache 9 was to a home inspection. The client also rides, so showing up in spandex is accepted.

One of my last rides on the Stache 9 was to a home inspection. The client also rides, so showing up in spandex is accepted and I think appreciated.

After nearly one month and 150 miles on the Stache 9 I am a huge fan. Looking back, the moments that were the best were climbing the water bars, skimming over the surface of the Rilitto at 20 plus miles an hour, rolling through switchbacks at high speed,  railing trail at Fantasy Island, AZ Trail, 50 Year and all the other single track I devoured.  If I only had one Mountain Bike, I feel a Stache 9 is diverse enough to be that bike.  I’m certain I would not win any races, but for the pure joy of riding a bicycle and the terrain in Southern Arizona, you can’t go wrong with this bike.

Do you want to take a Stache for a spin.  Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th  from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to chose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals , helmet and hydration.  Personally, I recommend trying the Stache 9.

 

Community Bike Ride List September 4-September 11

I admit, I’ve chewed off a few more projects that are time sensitive and just could not get the ride list completed.  As much as I wish I could get it all done, my priority is to my real estate clients first.   Both my business partner, Chris, and I are swamped. It’s nearly 9PM on Friday night on the holiday weekend and I have 20 hours of work to get done. It’s a good thing.  I have an incredible new listing going on the market tomorrow at the base of Mt. Lemmon and a few more coming on in the next few weeks.  I’ll have a more detailed list next week.  All of the sources I check are at the bottom of the page so you can look them up if you desire

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 The Damion Alexander Team in  mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, some door knock and others 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 clients and friends you refer my team AND for the cycling community.  For example: This list.

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE REOCCURING RIDES.  I TRY AND GIVE CONTACT INFO SO YOU CAN CHECK ON THE RIDES.

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 http://uacycling.com/

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets

On VACATION back Sept 15

VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:30PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

6:00AM

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

6:30AM

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

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/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

7AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.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

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 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 8:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 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

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

 

VELO\VETS

On VACATION back Sept 15

Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 6:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

Velo Vets – On VACATION back Sept 15 Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact

Trail Of The Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Overnight Tour

This 3-day, 105 mile, loop tour, camping/lodging offers one of New Mexico’s finest cycling routes in America.

Monday- Wed     10.5-7.15

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=385858

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build Day

3 ride options, road and MTB, all finishing with a build day for habitat for humanity.  Volunteers are needed. Riders are needed. You are neededJ

October 17th

Wendi Lucas wendil@habitattucson.org

 

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

Tucson’s best Fondo.  A great time in the saddle supporting youth cycling. Sunday

11.01.2015

8AM

Info coming soon.  http://www.elgrupocycling.org/

Silverbell Century

Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles

 

Sunday

11.8.15

 

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517

2015 Step Out: Tucson, AZ

Walk to stop Diabetes

Rillito Downs | Event Details Sunday, November 15th 9:00 AM Sunday

11.15.15

http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?fr_id=10680&pg=entry

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels Sunday

11.15.15

http://urbanassaultride.com/

El Tour De Tucson

Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mil Fun Rides.

Want a free registration, a cycling jersey, training rides?  Sign up for Tu Nidito’s Ride for a child (https://www.tunidito.org/sponsored-event/ride-for-a-child/

Saturday

11.21.15

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Sonoita-Patagonia Time Trial An 11.7 mile point-to-point time trial with an elevation loss of 700 feet. Sunday

07.26.15

Sonoita-Patagonia https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2487
Arizona State Time Trial Championships TT September 13, 2015 Arizona City, AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2571
Kitt Peak TT A 11.6 mile hill climb time trial up to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Vertical gain is 3400 feet. September 27, 2015 Kitt Peak https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2672
Tour of the White Mountains At 7,000 ft. a limited field of 700 riders October 03, 2015 Pinetop-Lakeside http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt. Graham, Hill Climb A slightly uphill Road Race.  Very slightly!  10 and 20 mile options. 10/04/2015 Mt. Graham, Hill Climb http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html
The Ride430 Challenge 2014 The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America’s injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. October 14th-17th   Mesa, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson, Scot, AZ http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/visit-our-events-page/the-ride430-challenge/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? October               17     Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. October 31 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Triple C More of the

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross Look Up. November 28 Phoenix http://azcross.com/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race. December 5/6 Gilbert http://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19 Gilbert http://azcross.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, 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;-)

 

 

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 YOURSELD.

 

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

 

TBC Circuit Race Part one.

Lets get this party started.  The early start.  There are nearly 2000 images to get through from the circuit race.  Today I need to prospect for new business for my real estate team.  However, I’d rather save the time and focus on the photos, for you.  So, send me a referral today and I can justify rocking through all the images.  Otherwise, I’m going to need to focus on my real job and leave the hobby for next week.

These photos are a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to take the photos and share them with you. All I ask in return for the photos 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: these photo albums. THANKS!!!

OPMTB

 

Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

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

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts : www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts?fref=ts

GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

TORCA www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) has lots of rides organized and posted on Meetup.com or  www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org

 

There is also the Zona bike rides.  See facebook page for details.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

Community Bike Ride List December 13-19

Happy Holidays.  This coming week we have lots of rides in Winterhaven.  I’m told the Tuesday Night Ride will have a Santa on Bike towing a Christmas Tree on a Bike Bob.  Bring a Bike Ornament and decorate the tree.

Sorry this is out so late tonight.  Today we had a meeting for with the County Bond Election Committee for the proposed Velodrome.  The good news is that pushed the vote back until January to give the Cycling community a chance to answer some questions on location and funding.  We will be back at the next bond meeting to try again.

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, some door knock and others  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 clients and friends you refer my team AND for  the cycling community.  For example: This list!

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Monday7:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Ben’s Bikes
Starr Pass Intervals Congress atthe Loop Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.comRobert Houts
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday5:30AM 20 milesAbout an hour 12-14HILLS Damion Alexander977-5664
Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday7:30AM 2.5 hours40 miles Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday6:30PM Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday8:30PM 12-18 miles Slow FacebookTuesday Night Bike Ride
UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed7:30AM 40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed7:30AM 55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed5:30AM Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon CasualNoDrop https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:00PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride StarbucksRiver/Campbell Thurs8:00AM 46 miles 18-21 mph
Up OracleThursday Shootout University and Euclid Thurs7:30AM Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs5:30AM 20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander977-5664
U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Thurs7:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday7:30AM 2 hours30-40 miles Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina Saturday 8:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20MPH Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes4749 E Sunrise Sat8:00AM 50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511John McCarrell
TheOld   Man Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 17 miles beginner 10-14No drop pbs054@performanceinc.com520-296-4715
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various RoutesCall Scott Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike7431 Houghton 8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday 7:30 No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com520-
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle Sunday7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike7431 Houghton Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists The weather forecast for Saturday, 12/13/14, says 58 degrees will be the HIGH, and there’s 75% chance of rain. That = 100% chance of NO RIDE! Hopefully, the following week will be better.
Sabino Cycles Shop Ride Sabino/Tanque Verde 12/13/147:30AM 35-40 No Drop Steve Wetmore
Zona Cycling Northwest and Northeast Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop 12/13/2014830AM 40 miles https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Cactus CyclingNorth West Sunday Circle Cycle Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle (at 1st, east side of Oracle) Sunday Dec14, 20149:00 AM 39 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1807996
Bicycle Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park 7290 E. Tanque Verde, Monday, December 15, 8:00 AM 60 mile ride 14-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219078731/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Ina/Oracle Mon, Dec 15, 9:00 AM 25-35 miles 15-17 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1804612 Ken Vieira 520-668-5000
Tuesday Ride. 40 mi. or 60 mi. that is the question East End of the Rillito Bike Path 3575 N Craycroft Tue Dec 169:00 AM rolling average of 12-14 40-60 mile choices http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219190669/
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park Wed Dec 178:00 AM 14-16 MPH 47 mile http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219078859/
Tuesday Night Ride Winterhaven Version West side of Old Main Tuesday Dec 17th 8:30PM 15ish Slow Cruise https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/?fref=ts
Ride Through Winterhaven and See the Lights Southwest Corner of Fort Lowell and Campbell 1800 East Fort Lowell Wed Dec 17, 20145:30 PM Ride through Winterhaven Slow Cruise http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219141364/
Winterhaven by bike with Bicycle Tucson and SDMB Gather along the Rillito River Path at Campbell Avenue. Wed Dec 17 6:00PM A few miles Slow cruise https://www.facebook.com/events/413426112155587/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park Wed Dec 178:00 AM 47 mile 14-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219078859/
GABA Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park 7290 E. Tanque Verde Fri Dec 198:00 AM 45 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219098805/

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- This is New category. ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

 

What Location DateTime Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
SAMBA Sweetwater Trail Work NE corner Silverbell and Sweetwater to coordinate carpools to the work site. Saturday, December 13, 20148:00 AM to 12:00 PM TRAILWORK-Not a ride http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218969806/
TORCA Dec Trailwork Millie. Meeting 8am Le Buzz.. Sat Dec 13 08:00 AM TRAILWORK- Not a ride https://www.facebook.com/events/1545081392370697/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Azt antelope peak loop. 24hrs course entrance willow spring rd/hwy 79, oracle, AZ Sun Dec 147:00 AM 6 to 9 hrs. minimal stopping. Total ride length is 50 miles from Tiger Mine to AZ-77 This is an endurance ride and not intended for beginners. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219105529/
Loma Alta Trailhead to Pistol Hill! Loma Alta Trailhead DEC 14Sunday ride! 12-14-14 15 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1532345160357251/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingDave Slagle
Hope Camp Broadway Bikes Ride Camino Loma Alta trail head Dec 14Sunday 8:00AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1492676287660713/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingWill Ward
SAMBA Sweetwater Preserve- Beginner Friendly Ride. Sweetwater Preserve trail head4001 N Tortolita Rd, Sunday, December 14, 20149:00 AM Sweetwater is a rocky trail system, so not ideal for first time riders, but we’ll keep the pace slow for newer riders, maybe have two groups http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219144542/
Old Pueblo MTB: Starr Pass Starr Pass TrailheadTucson, Arizona Dec 14Sundayat 15:00–17:15 12 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/745730528845895/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking LotIrvington / Harrison Rds Monday, December 15, 20146:30 PM Monday night ride @ Fantasy island.Plan on 2 hours. Alll levels welcome,you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219056720/
Tuesday night lights fantasy island Mountain bike park Teusday 16 Decemberat 19:00 10-15 miles! https://www.facebook.com/events/1507915609474695/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Wednesday Night Ride at Starr Pass Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead 1298 S. Clearwell Road Wed Dec 176:15 PM clockwise loop, Yetman re-reoute is finished and it is great! Lights are still needed! http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219191003/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Trisports Cycling & Friends Holiday Party! Borderlands Brewing Company119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, 18 Decemberat 18:00–21:00  https://www.facebook.com/events/691643587619613/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Jan 14, 2015

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Triple C CX Sat/SunDec 13-14 4600 N Silverbell RdTucson, AZ University of ArizonaJoseph Iulianojiuliano88@gmail.com
AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike SaturdayDec 20 2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. SundayDec 21
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-152015 Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K ridesThis is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson! March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontourBBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112
Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-152015 McCain Loop TTSauharita RoadPima CC West Crit http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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.

Community Bike Ride List December 06-13, 2014

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 make cold call or door knock. 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.

 

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Monday7:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress atthe Loop Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.com 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday5:30AM 20 milesAbout an hour 12-14HILLS Damion Alexander977-5664
Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday7:30AM 2.5 hours40 miles Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday6:30PM Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday8:30PM 12-18 miles Slow FacebookTuesday Night Bike Ride
UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed7:30AM 40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed7:30AM 55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed5:30AM Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon CasualNoDrop https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:00PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride StarbucksRiver/Campbell Thurs8:00AM 46 miles 18-21 mph
Up OracleThursday Shootout University and Euclid Thurs7:30AM Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs5:30AM 20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander977-5664
U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Thurs6:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammerfest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday7:30AM 2 hours30-40 miles Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina  Saturday 8:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 18-21 and15-18

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes4749 E Sunrise Sat8:00AM 50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511 

John McCarrell

 

TheOld   Man Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 17 miles beginner 10-14No drop pbs054@performanceinc.com 
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various RoutesCall Scott Saturday 8:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 8:00 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike7431 Houghton 8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle  Sunday6:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES (Category below just for Mountain Bike Rides)

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sabino Cycles Ride Sabino Cycles Tanque Verde and Sabino Saturday, Dec 67:30 AM No drop shop ride steve@sabinocycles.com
Twin Peaks, Ritz-Carlton, La Canada Loop Rillito River Bike Path, about ½ mile West of La Canada. Saturday, December 6, 20148:30 AM 46 miles 12-16 miles per hour http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219019243/
ZONA Cycling FIRST OF THE MONTH MT LEMMON RIDE Le Buzz Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy 12/06/2014 8:30AM As far as you want to go. Maybe Windy Point? Maybe further? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Toy Ride For Ochoa Elementary School Children in South Tucson Morris K. Udall Park 

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Saturday, December 6, 2014 

9:00 AM

11.5 one way Conversational pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218885711/
Toy Ride For Ochoa Elementary School Children in South Tucson Exam One 1860 E River Rd 110, Campbell Street bridge North side of the loop Saturday, December 6, 20149:30 AM to 12:00 PM 7.9 one way Conversational pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218882715/
Family Toy Ride For The Children Of Ochoa Elementary In South Tucson Armory Park221 S. 6th Ave,

Saturday, Dec 6

10am-12pm

1.75 miles one way Conversational pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218886309/
GABA Gates Pass, Avra Valley loop Rillito River Bike Path, about ½ mile West of La Canada. Sunday, December 7, 20148:30 AM 48 miles 12-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219019332/591-6894.
Cactus Cycling North West Sunday Circle Cycle Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sun, December 07, 2014 9:00 AM 39 15-17 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1807996
GABA Bicycle Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde, Monday, December 8, 20148:00 AM 60 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219078348/
Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Mon Dec 08 9:00am 25-35 13-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1804610
GABA Tuesday ride. NE loop Morris K. Udall Park 7290 E. Tanque Verde, Tuesday, December 9, 20149:00 AM 27 miles 12-14 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219061588/
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee WedDec 10 10:00Am 26-35 13-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1809673
Winterhaven Ride North entrance of Winterhaven at 5:30 p.m. Sat, Dec 135:00 PM Decorate your bike for A spin through Winterhaven http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1807035

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES ((Category above just for Road Rides)

What Location DateTime Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Arizona Trail Vail Half-Marathon & 10K December 6, 2014 BE AWARE, RIDE ELSEWHERE I put this on the list because it is on the AZ trail heading North and finishing at Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead. If you are thinking of riding South on the AZ Trail from Gavbe Z., you might want to reconsider. The run starts at 9AM. Course closes at 1:30PM
AZ Trail – Oracle Trader Joe’s SE corner of Oracle/Mage Saturday, December 6, 2014 

7:45 AM

Intermediate level ride, 16-20 miles round trip Lots of short climbs, not technical ride. Leg protection helpful http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218794631/
SAMBAs.s endurance ride Hope Camp Trailhead 

Camino Loma Alta

Sunday, December 7, 2014 

8:00 AM

endurance pace will be ur own pace not group pace.no regrouping u are on u own http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219076992/
Bicycle Ranch Tortolita Ride parking lot at 1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd Sunday Dec 7FIP 800am 16-17 milesAbout 2 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/1523096371265038/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingSteve   331-2680
Mtb Addicts: The ridge line trail Rancho vistoso blvd. sun city blvd Sunday Dec 7 8:00AM 27.3 miles 2650 Vert this ride is not for beginners https://www.facebook.com/events/823540264355766/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Starr Pass Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead Sunday Dec 7 9am  https://www.facebook.com/events/755644694489509/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingDave – slaglesphone@live.com
24-HOP Race Pre-Ride Meet at the Arch at Willow Springs Sunday Dec 73PM 16 mile laps, how many do you want or need? https://www.facebook.com/events/709362742511982/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Monday Night @ AZ Trail Gabe Zimmerman Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead Monday, December 8, 2014 

6:30 PM

Plan on 2- 2 1/2 hours Light needed! http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218829983/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead W. Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren Dr Wed Dec 106:15 PM http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218964341/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014 The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

SaturdayDecember 6

11-5 early bid

6-9 sil. auction

art@bicas.org 628-7950
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second WedDec 10th
GABA Boys and Girls Club Bike Repair Boys & Girls Club of Tucson5010 W Calle Torim Friday, December 12, 2014 1:00 PM http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219061436/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RDGilbert, AZ Matt DeMiccomdemicco@cox.net
Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

http://www.dcbaz.com/
SMA Underground Crit Compete like a roadie and party like a MTBér all wrapped in one. Dec 10, 7:30PM Himmel Park 898 N. Tucson Blvd https://www.facebook.com/events/1504066616545890/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Triple C CX Sat/SunDec 13-14 4600 N Silverbell RdTucson, AZ University of ArizonaJoseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike SaturdayDec 20 2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. SundayDec 21
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-152015 Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides 

This is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson!

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour 

BBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-152015 McCain Loop TTSauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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.

Community Bike Ride List November 30-December 05

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This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, some door knock and others  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 clients and friends you refer my team AND for  the cycling community.  For example: This list.

 

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 www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.com

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday “Shootout” 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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

Oro Valley Mountain Bike Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada 6:00AM 20 miles ish Tempo

1.5 hours

UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed

7:30AM

40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

8:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
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

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

8:00AM

50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511

John McCarrell

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 7:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 17 miles beginner 10-14

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 Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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 7:30 No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

520-

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

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
 
Swan,Oracle, Twin Peaks loop Rillito Bike Path, ½ mile West of La Canada 1500 W. River Saturday, November 29, 2014

8:30 AM

52 12-16 MPH No rider left http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218890059/
Zona Cyling- EASY RIDE TO THE BRIDGE Starbucks at El Con Saturday, November 29, 2014

8:30 AM

40 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794
The Loop – counter clock wise Rillito Bike Path, ½ mile West of La Canada 1500 W. River Sun Nov 30 8:30 58 12-16 MPH No rider left http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218890199/
GABA Pistol Hill – Julian Bike Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park  7290 E. Tanque Verde Mon Dec 1

8:00am

55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218762850/
Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Mon  Nov 24  8:00AM 25-35 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1788710
GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Wed  Nov 26  8:00AM 47 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218762908/
Tim’s 4th annual Thanksgiving day ride. Starbucks

1825 E River Road,Suite

Thanksgiving Day  8:00AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1509446759296491/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Fri  Nov 28  8:00AM 55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218763264/

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- This is New category. ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

 

What Location Date

Time

Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
24 Hour Course 24 hour course arch parking lot Sat Nov 29

8:00 AM

16 miles with about 1000 feet http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218830684/
Riding n the Arizona Trail Gabe Zimmerman trailhead to Saurita and 83 Nov 30 8:00AM It’s out and back. Choose your distance. Dave

slaglesphone@live.com

 

Old Pueblo MTB: Urban Assault post Thanksgiving Gorge Fest

La Encantada

2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85718

Sunday

Nov 30

3:00PM

5:30PM

13.5 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/390168337804529/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

 

Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot Irvington / Harrison Rds., Sun Nov 30

8:30 AM

23 miles http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218831196/

 

CDO Trail Ride-

Ride from Pines to Spines off the northwest side of Mt. Lemmon.

Mt Lemmon Sunday

Nov 30

3:00PM

5:30PM

22 miles and features 21 creek crossings, roughly 6000 ft. of descent and 1000 ft. of climb. Serious backcountry trail for half the ride so hiking will be expected. https://www.facebook.com/events/696155690481004/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Monday Night @ Hope Camp Camino Loma Alta Mon Dec 1

6:30 PM

All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light (750 lumens minimum). http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218606099/
Tuesday night lights! Fantasy Island

Irvington & Harrison

Dec 2

at 6:30PM

 

2 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/1531748883734483/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
50 Year/Golder Ranch TH

,

4798 E Golder Ranch Drive Wed Dec 3

6:15 PM

All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light (750 lumens minimum). http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218864122/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
GABA’s Holiday Dinner Pima County Medical Society Auditorium , Tucson, AZ

5199 E. Farness, Tucson

Monday Dec 1, 2014

7:00 to 9:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217608922/
 

19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014

 

The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Friday

December 5

art@bicas.org 628-7950
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Dec 10th

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Ordinary Bike Shop Strava Taco Challenge

Starting Dec.1st 12:01am through Dec. 7th 11:59pm we will be holding our first of many STRAVA challenges. Strava is an app/website that tracks your rides through GPS. We are challenging you to ride 175 miles (282 km) or more during the first week of December. Mileage will be tracked through the Ordinary Bikes Strava Club, so make sure to sign up on Strava.com and join our Strava club if you haven’t already.

Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

http://www.dcbaz.com/
Triple C CX Sat/Sun

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike Saturday

Dec 20

2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. Sunday

Dec 21

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-15

2015

Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

 

This is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson!

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour

 

BBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15

2015

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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.

Community Bike Ride List Nov 1-Nov 8

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.com

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout 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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

Oro Valley Mountain Bike Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada 6:00AM 20 miles ish Tempo

1.5 hours

UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed

7:00AM

40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

7:30AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammerfest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

7:00AM

50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511

Victoria Hunt

The

Old   Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:00 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 17 miles 10-14 mph

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:00 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS RIDES

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
LOOP RIDE to the Julian wash Grand opening Udall Park- Will ride the entire loop clockwise Sat Nov 1, 7:45AM 55-60 14-16 with stops to explore art and parks en route. Damion Alexander 977-5664

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/338451363002676/

Broadway Bicycles Shop Road Ride Broadway

Bicycles

Sat

Nov 1

7:30AM a

35

Miles

“Coffee Ride” to Starr pass , “A” mTN., & coffee at the Mercado Scott 296-7819

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1553890

 

Tucson Recumbent

Cyclists

Mulcahy YMCA in Sam Lena Park Sat

Nov 1 6:30AM

21 miles https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/10153385862019465/?notif_t=group_activity
Sabino Cycles Ride Sabino Cycles Sat

Nov 1

7:00AM

No Drop Shop Ride

finishing for coffee at Brueggars/ Jamba/Tucson Tamales/Starbucks.

Foothills route

steve@sabinocycles.com

A.E.S KENTUCKY CAMP 40 miles south of Tucson Sat

Nov 1 9:00AM

29 or 46 miles This is a race. 6 pack to enter. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/203309492/
Zona Cycling- First part of El Tour Route Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Sat Nov 1 6:45 AM 75-80 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794
GABA Ride your bike on the completed Julian Wash Greenway. Mulcahy YMCA Kino Community Center

 

2805 E Ajo Way

Sat Nov 1 8:00AM 25.5 12-14MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/216468382/  Meeting in the parking lot of the YMCA at 7:45 AM. Look for a long wheelbase Vision recumbent bike. That will be your ride leader.
GABA River Park, Marana, Tangerine Loop The loop 1500 W. River Road Sat

Nov 1 7am

54 14-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/216003192/ call or text 591-6894.
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week 7 Udall Parking Lot Sunday

Nov 2

7:00AM

90

miles

All Speeds

Self supported

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/214624862/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Week 7

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

Nov 2

7:00AM

76miles All speeds self supported http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/213465892/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Week 6 Basha’s 3275 North Swan Road Sunday

Nov 2

7:00AM

55

MIles

All speeds self supported http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/200949602/
Riders for the Cure Group Training Rides AJ’s Fine Foods at La Encantada Sunday Nov 2

7:30AM

60 miles 2 speeds. Competitive and (NO DROP) Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/572093262
Tu Nidito Ride for a child Training ride Tu Nidito

3922 N. Mountain

SundayNov 2 6:30

AM

Two distances

40ish and 60ish

Shorter ride is

12-15 MPH faster 17-20 MPH.

www.tunidito.org/rideforachild
Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Rollin Walgreens

12050 N Dove Mtn. Blvd

Sun

Nov 2

4PM

13 miles 1100 vert

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/548045441992991/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA Pistol Hill-Vail-Drexel Loop Ride Morris Udall Park

 

Mon Nov 3 7:00AM 60 15-16mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/215564062/
SAMBA Monday Night At Fantasy Island Fantasy Isl.

Irvington/ Harrison

Mon Nov 3, 7PM 20-25ish 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/216272572/
GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Morris Udall Park Wed Nov 5 7:00AM 47 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/215562982/
SAMBA 50 year trail 50 Year /Golder Ranch TH

4798 E Golder Ranch

Wed Nov. 5,

6:45PM

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/214977752/
GABA Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris Udall Park Friday, Nov 7,

7:00AM

45 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/215561982/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
BICAS Sundone Printmaking Bicas Underground Art

44 W 6th St

Nov 1 10AM https://www.facebook.com/events/577201509091887/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA Fall Bike Swap 5th Ave & 7th Street Nov 2

6Am -2pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/692240217536419/?fref=ts
GABA’s November General Meeting Pima County Medical Society Auditorium , Tucson, AZ

5199 E. Farness

Monday, November 3,

7:00 – 9:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/216151962/
BICAS Build Your Own Bike Bucket Class! Bicas Underground Art

44 W 6th St

Nov 4, 6PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1469399889968200/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
TriSports Customer appreciation night TriSports Tucson

4495 S Coach Dr,

November 6

6PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1471596283121011/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Summit Hut’s Gear & Beer Guys Night Benefits the Arizona Trail Summit Hut’s Oro Valley location (7745 N. Oracle Road)! November 6

6-8 PM

Matthew J. Nelson

, Arizona Trail Association

(520) 404-7992 mobile

matthew@aztrail.org

Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Nov 12th

http://biketucson.pima.gov/

243-BIKE or 837-6691

Second SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands Brewery Borderland Brewery Wednesday Nov 12 6:00 PM http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/208921792/
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown with an Art Show by Cycling artist Rudi Nadler Skybar Saturday

Nov. 15

7-9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/379070638909620/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15

3-10

https://www.facebook.com/events/259926670798347/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol Wednesday

November 19

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

19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014

 

The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Friday

December 5

art@bicas.org 628-7950
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Dec 10th

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Arizona Endurance Series Kentucky Camp There are two options for this race, (1) a 29-mile lollipop or (2) a 46-mile figure 8 Nov 1st 9:00 am 9:45 start time for those doing short course About 40 miles south of Tucson http://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

Entry Fee: 6 pack of “good beer” to be consumed afterwards

Bike Swap The GABA Bike Swap is a place to buy and sell bicycles and related items. Nov 2nd

Dusk until its done

5th and 7th St Tucson http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

Cyclovia Tucson Cyclovia Tucson is part of a global movement to open streets to everyone for a day to give active transportation a try. Nov 2nd 10am-2PM 6th Avenue to University to the Fourth Avenue / Fontana Bike Boulevard www.CycloviaTucson.org

 

 

Cyclovia Cyclocross presented by U of A Cyclocross after Cyclovia

 

Nov 2nd

6:30AM-2:05 PM

Mansfield Park 2.88KM grass, dirt and some sand. Joey Iuliano 765-491-9552

Jiuliano88@gmail.com

NICA High School League Race 5 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell

 

www.arizonamtb.org
Silverbell Century

 

Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

The Silverbell Century is a great warm-up ride for El Tour de Tucson! It comes at a time when your training needs to intensify for the last time before the great event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Ride a portion of El Tour route on northwest side, with long stretches of straight flat roads. www.BikeGaba.org
Colossal Vail 50/50 event This is a Running event, but they need some BIKE Patrol Volunteers. November 15

 

50K or 50 mile run (but whose running, this is Bike Partol) http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/ Chris Carls <ccarls@cirrusvisual.com>
EL GRUPO GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
El Grupo’s Inaugural

Fall Fondo

40 or 80 mile option rides through the heart of the Old Pueblo. November 16, 2014

8 (ish) -3 (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Ave

www.elgrupocycling.org

Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

EL GRUPO GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
Sandbox Showdown It’s not the miles that matter, it’s the mind November 16 In the sand and in a few drinking holes Sign up on the 15th at the Skybar from 7-9.
  • AZ Endurance Series Grassroots endurance race at Kentucky Camp. 
While this is an individual endurance race / ride, we can start out as groups for the 29 and 46 mile events. November 19, 2011 • 7:30 AM This is an unsupported ride and riders should be prepared for physical and mechanical challenges. Be ready for up to 5-8 hours of riding! Carlos will lead the 46 mile and Jim the 29er

 

http://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

http://www.dcbaz.com/
Triple C CX Sat/Sun

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike Saturday

Dec 20

2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. Sunday

Dec 21

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-15

2015

Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

 

This is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson!

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour

 

BBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15

2015

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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.

Southern Arizona Community Bike Ride List for October 25- November 01

One of my goals of this list is to go on as many rides and give a review. Last week I was able to catch the Bicycle Ranch Sat Am shop ride as well as Living Street Alliances Kidical Mass Ride. What a great contradiction in what Tucson offers. A fast shop ride and slow cruise with kids.

Bicycle Ranch Summary and photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154767562795154.1073742148.228735085153&type=3 

Kidical Mass Summary and Photoshttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154746738710154.1073742145.228735085153&type=3

This week many rides have changed start times. I’ve tried to contact every ride leader, but it’s possible I missed one. If you see anything that needs changing please let me know. Also, as we get into the holiday season you might be looking for some additional motivation. I scoured the state for upcoming races.

The list now has over 30 reoccuring weekly rides, 20 rides this week, 8 upcoming events and over 20 races. There is a ride for everyone. So to quote Queen “Get on your bikes and ride”.

If you want to ensure you get this list and are not on the distribution list, E-mail Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put “ride list” in the subject. Also, feel free to use the same email to contact me about selling your house or helping you find a new one.

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.com

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout 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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

Oro Valley Mountain Bike Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada 6:00AM 20 miles ish Tempo

1.5 hours

UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed

6:30AM

40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

7:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammerfest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

7:00AM

50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511

Victoria Hunt

The

Old   Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 28-36 miles intermediate and 17 miles beginner 2 Rides

16-18 &

10-14

No drop

dwaynhunter@gmail.com

 

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:00 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS RIDES

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
TORCA Bars on Bikes 2014 Barrio Brewing Co Oct 24 at 7:00PM Bikes and Beer and blinky lights and lock https://www.facebook.com/events/801251833231420/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Broadway Bicycles Shop Road Ride Broadway

Bicycles

Sat

Oct 25

7:30AM

38

Miles

Cruz to 7 cataracts

 

Scott 296-7819

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1553890

 

Broadway Bicycles Shop MTB Ride Valencia entrance of Fantasy Island Sat

Oct 25

8:00AM

comboBunny, Fire & Rez Ride led by the incomparable duo of

Will & Jennifer Ward.

Tucson Recumbent

Cyclists

Camino De La Tierra and the Rillito river Sat

Oct 25 6:30AM

19 miles If you need to ask, you are going to fast https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/10153367905484465/?notif_t=group_activity

 

Sabino Cycles Ride Mona’s Bakery Swan and Sunrise Sat Oct 25

6:45AM

No Drop Shop Ride

Coffee afterwards at Mona’s

Oro Valley route. We will follow the El Tour de Tucson route so everyone sees the changes from previous years.
Zona Cycling Last part of El Tour Route Starbucks at El Con Sat Oct 25 6:30AM 80 miles ??? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794
SAMBA Kentucky Camp Short Course Pre-Ride Parking Area Rt. 83 and I-10, Vail, AZ Sat

Oct 25

7:00 AM

30ish This is not a beginner ride.Lot of climbing and estimated ride time is 3.5-4hrs w/overall about 4-5 hrs http://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/
SAMBA Catalina State Park/50 Year/The Chutes/Middle Gate Chase Bank

 

11625 North Oracle Road

Sat Oct 25 7:30AM 20 miles. This is about a three hour ride. Speed depends on who shows up. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/214153342/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week   7 Udall Parking Lot Sunday

Oct 26 6:45AM

78

miles

All Speeds

Self supported

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/210360462/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Week 7

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

Oct 26 6:45AM

82 miles All speeds self supported http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/213458712/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Week 6 Basha’s 3275 North Swan Road Sunday

Oct 26

7:00AM

50 MIles All speeds self supported http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/200948532/
Tucson Tri-girls El Tour Training and Lunch Pita Jungle on Oracle & Ina Sun

Oct 26 7AM

41.69 All paces- will pair accordingly http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/564102124
GABA Easy Peasy Social Ride with Brunch Le Buzz Cafe Tanque Verde Catalina Highway Sunday, Oct 26

8:00am

21 miles Slow. Ride leader is just getting back in the saddle. Bruce Tucker

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/214860772/

Old Pueblo MTN- Sweetwater Preserve Sweetwater Trailhead Sunday Oct 26 4-6PM https://www.facebook.com/events/722888507789990/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Mon

Oct 27

7:30 AM

25-30 miles

 

14-16 Ken Vieira 520-668-5000

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

Monday Night @ AZ Trail Parking area

Sahuarita Rd & Rt. 83,

Mon Oct 27 7:00PM Plan on 2-2 1/2 hours ? http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/211901392/ Bring a light
GABA Tuesday ride Craycroft to Marana via the river trail Rillito Bike Path

3575 N Craycroft Rd

TuesdayOct 28,

8:00 AM

42 miles 12-14mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/214915772/
Cactus Cycling VELO\VET West side N end of Dragoon, just W of Grant and I-10. Tue Oct 28

5:00pm

5-25 Miles This is an easy, fun, mellow ride. Great for newer riders, too. http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php
Business Builder Bike Ride

Halloween Version

Fantasy Island SOUTH ENTERANCE aka Bunny Trail Oct 29th

4:30

All speeds. Some people will go fast, it all ends with beer and a costume party. https://www.facebook.com/events/324292197773816/?fref=ts
SMA Underground Cross Himmel Park

898 N Tucson Blvd,

Wed. Oct 29 7:30 How fast are U? $10 entry. All fees go to race prizes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1504310003141105/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Trl Sweetwater Trailhead 4005 N Tortolita Wed, Oct 29,

6:15 PM

We’ll do a clockwise loop http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/212545752/
Coffee Outside Ride Mountain and Glenn Thurs

Oct 30 6:30AM

6-7 miles 5 stops. https://www.facebook.com/events/310600395793705/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
SDMB TLC – Bug Spring Adopt-a-trail October 25

07:30–12:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/1574942669400824/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
DIY Pop Can Camp Stove Workshop(It’s on this list for bikepackers) BICAS

44 W 6th St

Sunday Oct. 26

10-1PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/314321355421322/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
An evening with Wounded Warrior racer Darol Kubacz PHOENIX- Sunday Cycles

10880 North 32nd

Tuesday Oct 28 6:30 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/815251641850142/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA Fall Bike Swap 5th Ave & 7th Street Nov 2

6Am -2pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/692240217536419/?fref=ts
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Nov 12th

http://biketucson.pima.gov/

243-BIKE or 837-6691

Second SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands Brewery Borderland Brewery Wednesday Nov 12 6:00 PM http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/208921792/
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown with an Art Show by Cycling artist Rudi Nadler Skybar Saturday

Nov. 15

7-9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/379070638909620/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15

3-10

https://www.facebook.com/events/259926670798347/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol Wednesday

November 19

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

19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014

 

The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Friday

December 5

art@bicas.org 628-7950
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Dec 10th

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Flagstaff CX Cyclocross Sat Oct 25 Fort Tuthill County ParkFlagstaff, AZ, AZ Jeffery Frost

canisbleu@gmail.com

NICA High School League Race 4 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Oct 26

 SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City

 

www.arizonamtb.org
Bike Swap The GABA Bike Swap is a place to buy and sell bicycles and related items. Nov 2nd

Dusk until its done

5th and 7th St Tucson http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

Cyclovia Tucson Cyclovia Tucson is part of a global movement to open streets to everyone for a day to give active transportation a try. Nov 2nd 10am-2PM 6th Avenue to University to the Fourth Avenue / Fontana Bike Boulevard www.CycloviaTucson.org

 

 

Cyclovia Cyclocross presented by U of A Cyclocross after Cyclovia

 

Nov 2nd

6:30AM-2:05 PM

Mansfield Park 2.88KM grass, dirt and some sand. Joey Iuliano 765-491-9552

Jiuliano88@gmail.com

NICA High School League Race 5 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell

 

www.arizonamtb.org
Silverbell Century

 

Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

The Silverbell Century is a great warm-up ride for El Tour de Tucson! It comes at a time when your training needs to intensify for the last time before the great event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Ride a portion of El Tour route on northwest side, with long stretches of straight flat roads. www.BikeGaba.org
Colossal Vail 50/50 event This is a Running event, but they need some BIKE Patrol Volunteers. November 15

 

50K or 50 mile run (but whose running, this is Bike Partol) http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/ Chris Carls <ccarls@cirrusvisual.com>
EL GRUPO GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
El Grupo’s Inaugural

Fall Fondo

40 or 80 mile option rides through the heart of the Old Pueblo. November 16, 2014

8 (ish) -3 (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Ave

www.elgrupocycling.org

Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

EL GRUPO GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
Sandbox Showdown It’s not the miles that matter, it’s the mind November 16 In the sand and in a few drinking holes Sign up on the 15th at the Skybar from 7-9.
  • AZ Endurance Series Grassroots endurance race at Kentucky Camp. 
While this is an individual endurance race / ride, we can start out as groups for the 29 and 46 mile events. November 19, 2011 • 7:30 AM This is an unsupported ride and riders should be prepared for physical and mechanical challenges. Be ready for up to 5-8 hours of riding! Carlos will lead the 46 mile and Jim the 29er

 

http://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

http://www.dcbaz.com/
Triple C CX Sat/Sun

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike Saturday

Dec 20

2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. Sunday

Dec 21

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-15

2015

Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

 

This is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson!

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour

 

BBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15

2015

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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.

Product review of ProGold Bike Wash

I freely admit, I like to get muddy!    Riding in the rain and mud does not phase me and I’ll wear the brown racing strip with pride on my back.  However, I do not approve of a dirty bike  afterwards.  I don’t particularly like to take the time to scrub my iron horses, but have learned that if you pamper you bikes, they last longer and run smoother.  I’ve used various cleaners over the years and tried a new one yesterday.

The 16Oz bottle can be found on-line from $5.50-$8.99.  The Gallon was $18.88.

The 16Oz bottle can be found on-line from $5.50-$8.99. The Gallon was $18.88.

For some time I have had a bottle of the ProGold degreaser and bike wash.  I use the degreaser often, but for some reason had never tried the Bike Wash.  For my experiment I used perhaps 3 or 4 oz max.

I was on the way out the door and noticed my Santa Cruz Tallboy was looking like it had been powdered in a fine dust from The Tour Of The White Mountains.   I had about 5 minutes to clean her up and get on my way.  With a cup in one hand and a toothbrush in the other I gave it a quick once over.  I ran inside, grabbed my bike gear, came out and rinsed it off with the hose.  I still had a little muck in the derailleur and gave it another quick brush over and hose down.  I never used any elbow grease, just a gentle scrubbing to loosen the muck.

dirty

clean 1

As you can see from the before and after pictures it really cleaned it up.  I’d like to try and put the product through a more rigorous test, but don’t think I’ll ever let my bike get that dirty.  If you have a bike that is disgusting, greasy, grimy, dirty, and are in the Tucson Area, I’d love to see what the ProGold Degreaser and BikeWash can do.

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An aside, the rear wheel is a loaner.  I will not be the ridicule of the dork disk, so just back off before you even start those comments.  You know who you are.