Category Archives: Velodrome

Community Bike Ride List Oct 10-16

Early voting started this week for the Pima County Bond Election.

Speaking from the “Bike” prospective, there are many reasons to vote yes on all 7 bond propositions.  I have gone through every item and broken down what is good for cycling. It has funding for  roads, the loop, bmx tracks, trailheads, new trails, open space and more.  If you want the detailed list please email Damion@damionalexander.com and say Bonds and Bikes in the subject.  No matter how you feel or vote, remember, our Democracy only serves those that show up on election day.

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.

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
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 “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Wed

5:15pm

Some riding, jumping obstacles + beer https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tim Carolan Ride AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

Next week new ride time

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM

Next week new ride time

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
Back In The Saddle (BITS) Session 1of6 Brandi Fenton Splash Pad

3482 River Road

Saturday

10.10.15

8:00AM

4-5 Miles No Rider left behind http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225612135/
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

10.10.15

6:30AM

70 miles ??? Do you know?? Email me https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/timeline/
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists NE corner of the parking lot at Hi Corbett Saturday

10.10.15

6:30AM

17.6miles Mach 3 or slower https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/
Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride Beyond Bread at Ina/Oracle Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

40-45 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Riders for the Cure Brewd on Sabino Canyon near Snyder Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

48.53139 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
        El Tour Training WestSide Long Wk:5 74 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.11.15

6:45 AM

72 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225459067/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Wk 5: 80 miles Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

80 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029311/
El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 5 – 45 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.11.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743190/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 5- hills 66 miles Armory Park

221 S. 6th Ave,

Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

66 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225660873/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday

10.11.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225211960/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

10.12.15

6:30AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762296/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

10.12.15

7:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2065414
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday

10.14.15

8:00AM

26-35 Miles 3 groups (speed/distance) http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004514
80’s eXcess Bike Ride Snake Bridge! Ride down aviation.  Traffic free Wednesday

10.14.15

7:00PM

Not much Slow, music, dancing https://www.facebook.com/events/1654080188172323/
Saguaro Park East Loop Ride Udall Park Friday

10.16.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762529/
Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz Friday

10.16.15

7:00AM

30-35 MILES 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004534
Next week, October 17th, the ride to do is the Bike To Build for Habitat for Humanity.   https://www.facebook.com/events/500154503483167/ or register at  http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Broadway Bikes Mountain Bike Rides Fantasy Island picnic table Irvington side Saturday, 10.10.15

7AM

1-1.5 hours. Will Ward is leading the ride and is a most courteous leader and all around good guy. https://www.facebook.com/events/106663106357538/
50 Year Trail/Chutes/Middle­ Gate Chase Bank

11625 North Oracle Road,

Saturday, 10.10.15

7AM

Ride  50 Year Trail from Catalina State Park, do the chutes, Middle Gate and return.  Intermediate level ride, about 24 miles, 3-4 hours with stops. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225899385/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year from Golder 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead

 

 

Sunday 10.11.15

4pm

 

We are going to hit “the chutes” as many times as time permits. Total distance is 8 miles with only one lap around the chutes. https://www.facebook.com/events/182776792057387/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot Monday, 10.12.15

6:30PM

Monday night ride @ Fantasy island. Plan on 2 hours.  All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225224954/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead Wednes, 10.14.15 6:00pm 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/225829872/
Next week, October 17th, the ride to do is the Bike To Build for Habitat for Humanity.   https://www.facebook.com/events/500154503483167/  or register at  http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry
October 30th – November 1st The Godfather of Mountain Biking Gary Fisher will be in Tucson.

Friday night will have a dinner at a restaurant to be determined for 20-25 people ($40-50).  If interested in reserving a spot please call or text 520-977-5664 (Damion Alexander)

Halloween – Saturday Morning – Ride on the AZ Trail from Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead and Costume contest

Halloween – Saturday Night –  Central ride from Trek Bicycles to TBD destination – Costume contest

Sunday – Possible start of the El Grupo Fall Fondo and definitely at Cyclovia

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Seeking BICYCLE-THEMED ART donations to benefit BICAS. Art will be displayed at the 20th Annual Art Auction in December.

44 W. 6th St.

NOW-11.28.15

Tues-Sun

11-6pm.

http://bicas.org/art-auction/

TORCA October Prison Camp Work Day

We will be brushing, doing tread work, and working on some water bars.

Saturday   10.10.15 8AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/985435014840118/

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave,

Wednesday 10.14.15 6:00PM

Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

Get Air – a Fundraiser for JDRF

Get Air Tucson                     330 S Toole Ave Suite 300,

Thursday 10.15.15

Mention JDRF when you sign in and 20% of your admission will be donated to my JDRF Ride team! Or go on Monday the  12th for the same dea

The Damion Alexander Team is proud to sponsor

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

Saturday

10.17.15

6:30am Ride starts with brief welcome, then staggered start

 

http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry

Wendi Lucas wendil@habitattucson.org

 

Halloween Ride With Mountain Bike Legend Gary Fisher

There are going to be multiple rides.  Starting with a family costume contest ride on the AZ trail and a night ride to a bar TBD.

Saturday

10. 31. 2015

Damion Alexander 520-977-5664

Damion@damionalexadner.com

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

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
PIMA COUNTY BOND ELECTION.  If the bond passes it will have a huge impact on the cycling community.  The projects that will benefit the cyclist include the Velodrome, 2 BMX parks, The Loop (and other non-mechanized trails), repaving roads, open space for MTB trails, and new trailheads.  The cost for the average home owner will be less than $18.00 a year.  Have questions.  Please call me, Damion, at 520-977-5664.  I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this and have facts.  If you have a concern, I’m here to answer them or direct you to the sources that are available to help you make an informed decision.
RIDE ON THE CAPITAL. January 19th 2016.

For years we have been attempting to pass legislation in Arizona for the safety of all cyclist. The time has come for all riders to unite and pay our elected officials a visit. The vision is for all bikes: Road, Mountain Bikes, Commuters, recumbent, Trikes, Unicycles and anything else you can pedal or ride to attend.

Bike shops and cycle supportive businesses from around the state will participate and have prizes for those who ride the farthest to get to the capital, those who bring the largest groups, and just random prizes for participating.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659759360905979/

TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga featuring the 3rd Annual Poker Ride

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

Saturday

11.07.015

https://www.facebook.com/events/1478576809102305/

Silverbell Century

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Sunday

11.8.15

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

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

11.11.15

Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

The Sandbox Showdown

Perhaps the greatest collections of misfits, deviants, dissenters, oddballs, outsiders, and eccentric riders all in one sandy place, riding Fatbikes in a wash to be named. Saturday

11.14.15

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/timeline/

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

GABA Fall Bike Swap

Parts, Bikes, accessories, friends, the swap meet has it all.  It also has a new day.  Same as The Urban Assault.  My recommendation, sign up for the UAR as it will have a stop near the Bike Swap.  Stop, shop, enjoy, let the other guy win the UA, they beer will still be there when you finish at the bike swap.

Sunday

11.15.15

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/GABA/keywords_top

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels.  It’s hard to have as much fun on a bike as this ride.  It’s been away for a few years and it’s time for the Old Pueblo to welcome them back

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 mile 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/
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.

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Prescott 6’er Riders will have a 9.4 mile loop with single track, hills and switchbacks for 6 hours, oh my. 10.10.15

9:00AM

1200 Commerce Drvie Prescott, AZ

The Brownlow Trail System.

http://www.prescott6er.com/

 

Edward Jones “Tour de Ted – Tempe” 10 miles and 32 miles 10.10.15 Scottsdale, AZ AOA Parking Lot,

16447 N 91st St

Cochise County Cycling Classic 27,47,95 and 165 miles of rural roads in Southern Arizona. 10.10.15

6:30AM

3677 N Leslie Canyon Rd Douglas, AZ registration@perimeterbicycling.com
Tour de Tonopah 100Km, 65Km and a 20Km bike ride, all of which traverse the picturesque Sonoran Desert. 10.10.15

7:00AM

38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ Vince Evans

vince@communitybingoaz.com

623-512-8878

NICA Race #3 High School Mtn Bike racing 10.10.15

8am-3pm

McDowell Mountain Regional Park // Fort McDowell https://www.facebook.com/events/687845564693958/
Tour De Scottsdale 30 and 70 mile ride benefiting  is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, 10.11.15

 

Market Street in DC Ranch

Scottsdale

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net

 

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. 10.14-17.15   Mesa, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson, Scot, AZ http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/visit-our-events-page/the-ride430-challenge/
Tour De Bosa A 53 mile tour around the valley stopping at 7 Bosa Donut locations along the way! 10.18.15

6:30AM

7113 E 1st Ave Scottsdale, AZ bicyclehaus.com
7th Annual 100: A Ride for Jim Stenholm The 100 celebrates Jim Stenholm and the everyday heroes that do it all The 100 gives back to the children and families of fallen first responders through the 100 Club of Arizona. 10.24.15

7:00AM

Desert Horizon Park

16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday

10.24.15

    Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
Nica Race 4 High School MTB league racing in Havasu Sunday 10.25.15 8am-3pm SARA Park Rodeo Grounds /Lake Havasu City SARA Park Rodeo Grounds // Lake Havasu City
Vanderkitten Woman’s Day Ride by Performance Bike 25,38, an 50 miles. This ride is open to both men and women of all abilities 10.25.15

6:30AM

8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris Sams

ChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday

10.25.15

TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday

10.31.15

Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.15

9:00Am

AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

 

Nica race #5 High School MTB racing Sunday

11.8.15

8am-3pm

White Tank Mountain Regional Park https://www.facebook.com/events/831598270227841/
Cave Creek Cactus Classic 23 miles of beautiful mountain and Sonoran desert trails. Sunday

11.14.15

 

6033 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ http://www.dfmba.org/
Triple C Cyclocross November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
El Tour De Tucson Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mile 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/

Sunday

11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday

11.21.15

PicketPost https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/8-picketpost-punisher/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross It has beer handoffs.  It has mud and jumping on and off bikes over obstacles Saturday

11.28.15

Phoenix http://azcross.com/
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/
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;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

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

Weekly Bike Ride List for June 13-20

YOUR BIKE MISSES YOU!  You know who you are.  It’s so easy to fall into the pattern.  It starts with a flat tire, a big project at work, or after the last big ride you trained for and you have not been on the bicycle since.  It’s time, this week, to recommit.  Do it for the fitness, do it for the better looking body, do it for the mind, but most of all just do it because bikes are so fun to ride.  Below are rides for every level and every speed.

This week I’m recommending a few rides that will get you back in the saddle.  Both are lead by Tu Nidito as part of their El Tour De Tucson “Ride for a Child” program.  Both will have a free breakfast afterwards.  The fast ride should be about 50 miles and average pace will be 18 MPH plus.  The second is a no drop ride and everyone should free comfortable attending (even those who have been neglecting their trusty steads).  These rides are open to everyone; that means YOU!

6:30 AM Sunday 3922 N. Mountain Avenue https://www.facebook.com/events/433641326797164/

There is one event that I’m encouraging everyone to attend this week. On Monday, June 15, 4:00 PM at the River Park Inn, 777 W. Cushing St. is the kick-off press conference for the YES on Pima County Bonds campaign.  It’s important to show broad community support and your attendance there will be very helpful.  Why am I posting something political on this page?  Because if you ride a bike and live in Pima County, this Bond has so much that is going to impact and enhance your lifestyle, that you should support it.  Just to name a few of the 99 programs that will be good for cycling: The Arizona Bicycle Center Velodrome, 2 BMX parks, Finishing “the Loop”, and repaving roads….

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 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 7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall 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 6:30AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 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 Ride the Loop! 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 Ride the Loop 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

 

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

Community Bike Ride List February 21-28

We made progress on the Velodrome this week and The Damion Alexander Team has shared a half dozen or so photo Albums from the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo on Facebook.  So far only about 20 percent of the images are published, more coming daily.  I’m hoping to have a blog up soon about the velodrome, but for now if you want to help, please fill out the questionnaire on www.BondElection.org.   

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.

I DID NOT CONFIRM THE TIMES THIS WEEK OR THE  REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES- AS I SIMPLY RAN OUT OF TIME.

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
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, socail 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 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

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

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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 5:00PM 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 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

7:30AM

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 8:00AM 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 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 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

 

VELO\VETS Ride the Loop! Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 4:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

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 Ride the Loop Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 3:00Pm- 5:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

 

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Zona Cycling

DOWN TO THE BRIDGE AND BACK

Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop Saturday 02.21.15

8:00AM

55 miles https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=nf
GABA Twin Peaks, Ritz-Carlton, La Canada loop 1500 W. River Road,  on the loop Saturday 02.21.15

8:30AM

48 miles 14-16mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220578501/

GABA River Park to Redhills and back

1500 W. River Road,  on the loop Sunday 02.22.15

8:30AM

50 miles 12-14 No one left behind http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220578588/

Tour De Cure Training Ride

St. Phillips Plaza Sunday

2.22.15

9:00AM

30 miles + or – No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/413847852073703/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Cactus Cycling Northwest Sunday

Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle 2.22.15

9AM

40-45 miles 18mph plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1855473

Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

2.23.15

9AM

25-35 mph 14-16 mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php Ken  520-668-5000
Short Slow Challenge Ride Le Buzz.  Climbing Mt. Lemmon Thursday 2.26.15

8:30AM

One hour as far as you can go Your pace. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220490246/

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Broadway Bikes MTB Ride on AZ Trail Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead 2.21.15

8:00AM

Lets ride from Gabe Zimmerman to Sahuarita Rd nice easy flowing trail with minor climbs https://www.facebook.com/groups/1752676614957909/
AZT Jamboree Shuttle Ride with the Scottsdale Mountain Bikers AZT Pistol Hill Rd Parking Area 2.21.15

10am

Saturday we will meet at the AZ Trail Pistol Hill Trailhead at 1000am to arrange shuttles and drive up to the Lakes Rd trailhead. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219635592/
MTB Addicts – Sunday Bike, Beer, and Pizza @ No Anchovies 2.22.15

9:00AM

Riding from No Anchovies to Robles https://www.facebook.com/events/767262639994356/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
sweetwater trail work NE corner Silverbell & Sweetwater Road 2.22.15

8:00AM

 

February SDMB Trail Love Corps Day. continue to build singletrack at Sweetwater, this time to complete the last mile of a loop in the new parcel. limited parking at the work site, carpooling.

Meet corner of Silverbell and Sweetwater (near the PACC) Look for the SDMB flag!

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220442258/
Kentucky Camp with the Scottsdale Mountain Bikers Parking Area

Rt. 83 and I-10, Vail,

2.22.15

9:00AM

10AM

 beautiful scenery and travels the AZ Trail through the old mining camp and along the plume trail out to the Wilderness boundary.  Rabout 14 miles out and back with a combination of jeep road and singletrack.  Moderate paced ride.  

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220557914/

Youth Ride on the AZ Trail Az Trail Colossal Cave 2.22.15

9:00 AM

1.5 hours out and 1.5 back.  Your Pace. 9 at collosal cave.  930 at Gabe Z . Trailhead https://www.facebook.com/events/890495934315848/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Business Builder Bike Ride

Fantasy Island Irvington North

Wed

2.25.15

Networking, bike ride and beer.  About an hour ride. https://www.facebook.com/events/1534286196854666/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Wednesday Night at 50 year trail

50 Year/Golder Ranch TH 4798 E Golder Ranch Driv

Wednes

2.25.15

6:15PM

By popular demand, we are adding this fun trail, original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220640260/
Thursday Night Urban Assault

Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

3482 E River Rd

Thursday

2.26.15

7-9

About 14 miles of Urban riding with a little hard top. https://www.facebook.com/events/1571235966448009/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Learn about being a GABA Ride Organizer City of Tucson Ward 6 Office

3202 E 1st St

Saturday, 1.7.15

10 AM to 2pm

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220124498/
Boy Scouts Bike Repair. You don’t need to be a bike mechanic, just a desire to help. Double V Scout Reservation

3801 S Kinney Rd

Saturday

February 7, 2015

9:30AM PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220188275/
Consider Yourself Challenged!~ An Inspirational community Event for CAF Tucson Jewish Community Center,

3800 E River Rd

2.8.15

5:30-7:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/171017389735211/192665810903702/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
24HOP Packet Pickup Party! Fairwheel Bikes

503 S Park Ave

2.10.15

5:30PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/405032379664346/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Feb 11, 2015

6:00 PM

http://biketucson.pima.gov/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Tolero Crit Crit race at the Casas church! Tolero has partnered with GST Racing. 2.21.15 10801 North La Cholla Boulevard http://toleroracing.net/tolero-crit-series/
Havasu Havoc A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 2.21.15 Lake Havasu
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

Wednesday

2.25.15

UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
Flap Jack Flats Time Trial Time Trail with Cat1-5 plus all ages and Jrs plus Merckx 2.28.15 18760 S Picacho Hwy.

Picacho, AZ

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-394

Gary Sax  gary_jill@msn.com

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

IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 3.14.156:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

March 4, 2015 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
White Tank Whirlwind A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 3.7.15 White Tanks Regional Park

Waddell, AZ

http://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
San Tan Racing Criterium Cat1-5 plus all ages and Jrs 3.7.15 Mesa Arizona http://santanracing.com/?critinfo

Dan Coley

info@santanracing.com

Hungry Dog Criterium Crit Race.  All Cats

 

Sunday 3.8.15 10429 South 51st St

Phoenix, AZ 85044

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-354
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

March 4, 2015 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

3.14.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race 3.13.15

3.14.15

3.15.15

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

http://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Honor Ride Phoenix Join Ride 2 Recovery to honor our nation’s healing heroes

 

3.14.15 UnitedHealthcare Offices, 4425 E. Cotton Center Blvd http://ride2recovery.com/honorRide.php
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

3.25.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
MARC in the Park (Team event) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 3.28.15 McDowell Mtn. Regional Park

16300 McDowell

http://mbaa.net/racing/5-team-event-marc-in-the-park/
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

4.1.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

4.8.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
Foray at the Fort (Sierra Vista) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 4.11.15 Fort Huachucha

556 Auger Ave.

http://mbaa.net/racing/3-sierra-vista-foray-at-the-fort/
Flagstaff Frenzy (Flagstaff) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 5.16.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/7-flagstaff-flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D (Flagstaff) FUN-D raiser for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. 5.17.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/super-d/
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.

Arizona Bicycle Center- Tucson’s Velodrome project

On Friday, December12, there was a bond meeting to decide if the advisory board would support the construction of a Velodrome in Tucson as part of the next bond election.  Having been my first meeting on the subject, here is a one line summary.  The cycling community came out in force, but we seemed very unprepared to address the questions and concerns of the advisory council.  If you want a detailed summary see the blog http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=405

Based on that meeting another was set for Thursday Dec 18th to discuss how we could handle the objections brought up at the Advisory meeting.  The following is a summary of what happened at the follow up meeting.

The meeting was at Perimeter Bicycling.  Richard DeBernardis started the meeting with a brief history of the Velodrome from the original efforts through last weeks meeting.

___________________________________________________________________________

The brief History

The Arizona Velodrome Association was founded by Tom Nieman(present at the meeting) and Jon Roberts. The group started looking for support in the community and were successful in raising some funds .  After a few years Perimeter Bicycling was asked to get involved because they were the largest cycling organization with the most credibility.  A group of 50 people from across all  sections of the community were consulted and efforts were put into picking the best location that worked and getting financial backers.  Canyon Ranch committed to paying 200K a year to cover sustainability, but it is likely that with the changing economy that funding is no longer available.

The perception from the community was that this was a playground for a small population of wealthy citizens who lived on the North and East side of town.   When it was proposed to ask the county for funding it was clearly not going to be funded by the bond unless it drew in the youth at risk kids.

In 2008 the county decided not to have a bond election due to the economy  and has not had one  since.  In 2008 they had 250 projects recommended for 2.5 billion.  The Velodrome was put into the recreational sub-group of the bond items.   When the recession came the total funding for all bonds was cut by 80% to a total of 500 million.  Each month there was a meeting and every month representatives from the cycling community were present and talked on behalf of the merits of the Velodrome.  Some of the largest lames cycling spoke, like Greg LeMond.  There were speakers from Mexico who talked about their willingness to travel and use the facility.  Representatives of the business community talked about the economic impact.  All around, the cycling community did everything it should have to show the Velodrome was worthy of the Bond money.

One time the bond committee gave over an hour just to hear about the Velodrome.  18 months ago they approved putting it on the bond if it was put at Kino.  However, the state of Arizona challenged how various items made the bond election.  As a result,  In early 2014, the bond selection committee started the process all over again and they are now looking at what projects warrant coming in.

A company called Populace was hired as a consultant to look at the development of Kino Sports complex.  Populace, who built the London Olympic Velodrome said it was going to cost over 15 million based on their opinion.  At the bond meeting that’s followed representatives from the cycling community did not attend as they thought the Velodrome was already an approved by the committee.

Last week, for the meeting on December 12, those in favor of the Velodrome were caught unprepared for the meeting.  Not only was the velodrome no longer on the list, but the county administrators office was no longer in support.  You can read the last blog post on more details of what happened.

___________________________________________________________________________

After the meeting last week it was clear we had some issues to work out on location, funding, operating agreement and community support.  In a nut shell, here is what we need to do now in order to have the best chance of getting on the Bond.

Location

If this is to make the recommendation for the   current Bond Election we need to focus on Kino Sports Complex.  The challenge is the county wants an exact location within Kino, but there is an ongoing study of the best uses for Kino and until that is complete it is challenging to pick “the spot” as it is a moving target.

The other reason we are focusing on Kino is in order to sell the Velodrome to the voters it will need to be a project for the community not just an elite group who live in the Foothills.

Greg Wexler sits on the Bond Committee and said he has land that he and a partner can potentially donate near Tangerine and I-10.   However, they still need to discuss this with all of their investors and can’t give a definitive answer until it is too late for the bond meeting.  So even though this is an option in the future, it is off the table for now.

Community Support

The community needs to show support this project.  If we can’t come together as a community and say we want this, we will vote for this and we will pay to use it is not going to happen.

In order to make this as easy as possible for you, we have created a link where you can do all of this online and it will take about 90 seconds. Here is the link and I’ll post it below as well.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-dYZtqKFdnyz_ILEUxz3HBMTN_fcW7P_RlV8plJ5AzE/viewform

(if this does not work copy and paste into your browser_

If we can get enough people to say they are willing to pay for an annual membership it will cover the sustainability issues.  If you have a business or are willing to be a founding member or a sustaining member, your pledge is very important.  Please note: no funds are being collected and this time and this  is not binding, but it is essential that we put our intentions for using the Velodrome out there for the bond committee to clearly see.

Operating Agreement

Perimeter cycling and USA cycling are working on this part of the county’s request with the county.  If you have experience in running a Velodrome or large sports facility please let us know. Otherwise, we have this part under control.

Educational component

One of the concerns is will this facility be used for only an elite portion of the population.  The rational of putting it at Kino Sports Complex is that it will become another place for at risk youth to go.  Ignacio and Elaine both are teaching cycling to kids in our public schools.  They will be working on getting letters endorsing the Velodrome from parents and kids.  If you work in a school and are willing take a leadership roll in getting kids and parents to fill out the online survey or send in letters please let us know.

You can contact me if you want to be involved or fill in the online survey and make a comment about wanting to help out.  The only way this stands a chance of happening is if we all do a little.

Again, Here is the link for the survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-dYZtqKFdnyz_ILEUxz3HBMTN_fcW7P_RlV8plJ5AzE/viewform

Tucson Velodrome. To be or not to be?

Tucson and a Velodrome

Of all the great cycling infrastructure we have in Tucson it seems like a Velodrome is a missing link.

Over the past few years I have had many conversations on the Velodrome and the history in getting it built here. I was thinking of going into that here, but am going to skip it because where we have come from is less important than what we need to do today and in the next 30 days.

On Friday, December 12, 2014 there was a meeting with the Pima County Bond Advisory committee to get their blessings for including the Velodrome on the next bond issue. We were asking for 5 million dollars in what will be a half billion dollar bond. The cycling community stepped up in a big way last week and did everything in advance of the meeting that could be expected and more. Letters were sent to the committee from locals, our cycling friends around the country and even Canada. We had more people at the Bond meeting to speak than any other issue on the agenda.

At the meeting the Pima County Administrator gives a thumbs up or down on funding for the various bond issues. They supported almost all of the bond issues on the agenda but they did not support the Velodrome.

The good news is that at the meeting, they gave us the reasons they disapprove. All of objections can be overcome if we work together in the next month. The three key factors are location(or lack thereof), an operating agreement and community participation in the funding( this was not clear, but I think both capital and sustaining costs)

There was a vote to completely remove the issue from the bond election, but that failed. I had the feeling that those who most ardently oppose the project are doing so for 2 reasons. 1- There is some political bad blood between the organizers of the Velodrome and the Bond members. This is just my opinion and I may be way off, but I’m not;-)   2- We did not have our act together and after 7 years of asking for funds for the project I get the feeling that some members feel we are just wasting their time. I am reaching out to those I think are opposed because they are more against the personalities involved and not the issue. As for the second group, if we can come up with a concrete plan and stick with that, we might bring them on board. Either way, they were a minority, but there concerns helped keep the vote fro being in the Velodromes favor.

The ultimate decision in the meeting was to give the Velodrome a stay of execution.   We will be back at the January meeting to re-present. The county asked for meetings to discuss the objections they have. The primary ones being the location and operating agreement . One of the Committee members, Mr. Wexler, expressed an interest in bringing the Velodrome to some land he is a partner on near Tangerine Road. Kino Sports Complex is the other location on the table. A meeting with Mr. Wexler is set for next week and the county meeting to address the Kino location has not been set.

Following the meeting the group in support met outside to discuss what the next step is. Don Melhado, who has been a part of the project from the beginning, had the worst idea I’ve heard in some time. He recommended that I take the lead on this project. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to give, but it really needs someone to take the reins. Until I can find that person, I will help rally the troops in preparation for the final meeting. I’ll need some help and feel good about the 20 plus who took their time to show up for the meeting and the others who sent in letters, but if we want to see this happen, we will need YOU!

Richard DeBernardis, Don Melhado, Jon Roberts and Joey Luliano are working on the issues relating to the location and creating an operating agreement with the county. . I’ll be heading up the efforts to get more letters to the committee and funding. I’ve already started the conversation to see specifically what the committee and county want us to provide in terms of community matching funds. It was also unclear if the concerns are for the original construction capital or sustaining the Velodrome for perpetuity. I expect it will be some of both and will be looking for YOU to be a founding member, a sustaining member or commit to buying an annual membership to use the facilities . Best part, most will only be pledges, so it is not be a cost you will need to worry about today. Unless you happen to have a few million dollars and want the thing named after you. In that case, we should talk.

If you have interest in being involved, please send me an email at Damion@damionalexander.com and put Velodrome in the subject line.

Below are the short notes I took at the meeting. I was paraphrasing and gotting these down on the I-phone, so they are not the best. Hopefully, I’ll post the minutes for the meeting when I get them. Again, time is not on my side so I am just giving what I wrote at the meeting.

SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF THE VELODROME. Each speaker was allotted 1 minute.

David Grief. UA student. Came here for the cycling. From San Diego. Had a velodrome been here it would have made his choice to go to UA even easier.

Joey Luliiano

Pres. Of ua cycling. Helped write proposal for the current Velodrome . One of the concerns about the Velodrome is the cost will be much more than 5 million. Rock Hill, SC just built one and it cost less than the 5 million for the Bond in Tucson.

Brendan Lyons.Executive Director for a advocate group called Look, Save a life Arizona. Told all of the rakings for Tucson in the biking world from different organizations.

Ted Frohling did not speak

Don Mellano. USA cycling. Over 3000 people race each year in Tucson The. Velodrome will ad an additional 5000-6200 racers. The Economic impact of this is like having another El Tour each years and it will happen without any cyclist being on your road/

Ben Elias. Youth programming. Healthy and happy lifestyle of cycling.. Encourage local youth. El Grupo Youth Cycling.

David Swanson. Cyclist and race with para cycling team. Spectator friendly, kids racing. Safe and controlled environment. Can be used for multi use from volleyball courts and spectator events.

Kevin Harsley. Racing for 20 years. Will start driving to San Diego next year. Money will be spent in San Diego instead of Tucson. Will volunteer there instead, but would like to keep his money and community envolvement in Tucson

Ken Montany. Racer. Commuter. Bike shop employee. Sees infrastructure is here to see people involved. This is another way to get more people on bikes.

Richard DeBernardis – This can be done under 5 million. We need r=this for gabby for the 95 year old. We need this for the local Pascua Yaqui tribe who put over 100 cyclists in El Tour this past year.

Alisa Neave. Tri girl. Coaches with Jr. El Tour. Professional volunteer. Safe place for kids. Need a place where kids and the community can get there race on and get more people involved. The loop is great, but it is not the environment to race/ Increase property values. Entertainment

Gord Fraser Canadian Olympic coach. In Canada they are excited Tucson could have the team here on a velodrome. As the coach Gord would rather sleep in his own bed at night and if we have the Velodrome the team will train here.

Allison Alterman. UA student. Came here for cycling team. As an emerging varsity team more pull for out of state students.

Kevin Goldstein. Makes specialty earbuds. Velodrome would create business. He would be advertise to support the Velodrome with his pocketbook as well as be a spectator.

Paul Dominguez Moved here for the cycling. Thrilled by the idea of the velodrome. Goes to multiple venues to ride the track. Track builds a lifetime of character. And health for kids

Elaine MariolleMarketing at el tour Good for beginning to advanced/ She works with many at risk youths. This is a great venue for kids in a safe environment.

Curtis Gunn. Former pro cyist. Avid cyclist. He was a Fat kid. Velodrome in Atlanta is where he got fit. Gave him the opportunity to lose the weight and has lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Ben Ferguson Mentioned the 5 c’s. Started for the Climate but became an avid cultist because of the culture. It is fun. It will continue to grow the community.

SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION of the VELODROME

Nanette Slusser: County recommended that the Velodrome not be added to the bond election. In the past year the county has attempted to arrange sit downs with those interested in the Velodrome and those meetings never happened. There is a concern for the location. It will take up a footprint of nearly 6 acres to build the Velodrome. That does not include parking. Kino Sports complex may work, but the concerns the county has have been unanswered.

Carolyn Campbell. Go over operating costs. Main key is the operating Velodromes have a major ongoing subside. Many have not been successful. Most need a benefactor to be sustainable.

Gary Davidson. There was a May 13th chuck memo. Still don’t have a site? Also, there is still not an operating agreement in place.

Tom Warne. How large is the site? He is in favor for youth. Does not have an agreement for oporating. Sees the value of theft Lowell Shootout and UA book fair and what they have done for Tucson.. No parks are self supporting. Does not look at it as a business from a P and L standpoint. . Sees it as good for the community’s, but wants to see a road map.

Nanette. Can it work at Kino? Is there parking? Is it self-sustaining. Need discussing of a deal for the bond project and what the applicant can do. 6 acres plus parking The next meeting Is Jan 9th. Can we get a matching fund.? We need a binding agreement?

Chris sheafe. We have funding that says they will back it up but are waiting to see what is happening. He is making a motion to move it on as a community investment in lifestyle and this will benefit the community and that we are the growing area of the community.

Richard DeBarnadrdis. There were matching funds before from a community member, but due to changes in financials those are not there now. As for matching funds, when pressed by the committee. He said Perimeter Cycling will sign an agreement for funds.

Nicole Fyfee. It has been difficult to get Richard to sit down. Will Richard sit with the county at any time.

Richard _ I’m her 24/7. Just tell me where you want to meet.

Gary Davidson – Can’t vote for it if it does not have a specific site. We need some details. I’ll vote for it, I think it’s a good idea, but it needs to be defined. Too much up in the air after 7 years.

Ted pretzelski – Sounded pie in the sky. Supporters have done everything they are supposed to do. But concerns. Difficult to turn a profit. Wants to know more of recent projects. When he sees cycling he sees recreational cyclists. Concerned when this hits the ballot that the radio hosts will blow it to pieces. Needs help from the cycling community and will they come out and support this.

Tom Warne. We are not looking at the big picture. So many benefits No one Moves here for soccer. For softball. This is a generator of funds. A return on investment on the south side park is unheard of. It will bring money here. Will it break even. No. It will though for youth. It Is for beds in hotels. Lots of benefits. Narrowing it down to a P and L is not the way of looking at this. We can put our community on the map.

Carolyn CampbellEl tour brings people, people moving here, el Grupo. Concerned there is no matching funds. Can’t support it. Recommended it be deleted from the Bond.

Wexler. Wants to expand on meeting about land he has in Marana. Asked if the proponents would be OK with Marana as a location.

Chairman noter that one speaker in favor of did not have a chance to speak

PK Steffan Ccoach with JDRF. Brings 180 people for el tour to Tucson. Great boon for Tucson. Will bring people here. We have a choice, should it be in Phoenix or tucson. Put us on the map as a destination. After all these years that we are still trying to get it shows the community support.

There was a vote to Delete this item from the bond Election proposals.

Vote to continue. 4 votes against it Carolyn Campbell (Vice Chair, District 5), Tom Dunn (Town of Marana), James Ward (Sahuarita), Michael Lund (Dist. 4).

The rest of the Board voted to stay the final vote for the next meeting to give the Proponents an opportunity to address the questions brought up at the meeting.

After the vote we milled around and chatted in small groups before deciding to gather and discuss the next steps. We received some of the history of locations and what the challenges are.

Following the meeting the group in support met outside to discuss what the next step is. Don Melhado, said I should be the point man for this.

Richard DeBernardis, Don Melhado, Jon Roberts and Joey Luliano are working on the issues relating to the location and creating an operating agreement with the county. . I’ll be heading up the efforts to get more letters to the committee and funding as well as media and communications.

Damion Alexander as Bike Pilgrim