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Community Bike Rides May 12-18 2018

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

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

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

Damion

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

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

After3.1.1 5:30PM

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

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

10 10-no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

6:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

Performance Speedway 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Thursday

8PM

20-25 miles 20 Plus Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Friday

10am

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

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

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

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 7:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

To the cactus forest and back

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

Jamie Wilkinson Fibromyalgia Awareness Ride

 

Tucson’s Loop Bicycle Shop May 12, 2018

7:30AM

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

Saturday Speed of Fun Ride

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

Mothers Day West side rollers

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

Bruce’s Easy Peasy Horses to Horses Ride

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

Vintage Bicycle Ride

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

R & I Bicycle Loop Ride

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

Northwest Loop de Loop;

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

7:00 AM

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

Tuesday Ride Cactus Forest Loop Plus Pistol Hill

Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb ·

 

Tuesday May 15

6:30AM

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

Hills of the Foothills

Behind Starbucks at Swan and Sunrise Tuesday

May 15th 7:00 AM

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

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

Udall Park

 

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

May 16 6:00AM

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

Village Bake house Ride

Village Bake house southeast corner Magee/ Oracle Wednesday May 16

6:30AM

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

Columbus to Campbell

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

May 16 8:00 AM

28  miles 14-16MPH  

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

Julian Wash Out n Back

Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb ·

Wednesday

May 16 4:00 PM

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

R & I Oro Valley Loop Ride

Udall Park

 

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

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

Columbus to Vistoso Figure

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
TITS (A Summer Series) 36Th Street Trailhead May 17th

7:30 PM

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

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ Saturday, May 12 http://www.teamvitesse.com/#!highly-falkner-south-mountain-tt
Ride of Silence Tucson, AZ May 16, 2018 http://www.rideofsilence.org/
ABC Desert Classic Phoenix, AZ TBD traditionally end of April http://www.azbikeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=53364&module_id=75467
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 18-20, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ Jun 10 – Jun 11 http://singletrackbikes.com/flagstaffomnium
11th Annual Bike the Bluff- Arizona Elite Road Race Championship Show Low, AZ Saturday, Jun 16 https://www.bikethebluff.com/
11th Annual Bike The Bluff Citizens Race Show Low, AZ Saturday, Jun 16 https://www.bikethebluff.com/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 15-17, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
24 Hours in The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM June 23rd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
South Boundary BigRide Taos, NM July 22nd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Community Ride List… Now with even more upcoming events and races

I put in a few extra hours this week searching for races and events for the next year. Please let me know if I missed anything

I think Cycling season in Tucson is year round, but for many, it starts in the months leading up to El Tour De Tucson. It is apparent on the roads and the Loop that each weekend more people are pumping up the tires, lubing the chains and getting ready for the largest perimeter cycling event in the country. Next weekend is the official kick off for El Tour Season with the 2nd Annual El Tour Loop the Loop. The fun will on the 16th is from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m and has all sorts of fun and activities all around the Loop.  Don’t forget the after party (11 – 1) at St. Phillips Plaza, on the Loop at River and Campbell.

There are a few advocacy groups in Tucson that are really getting some solid work done for the Cycling Community. As far as Mountain Bikes go, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB), they have so many projects in the works I don’t have enough room to mention them all, but they include new trails from Vail to Oro Valley and all over the West side. I’ll do a separate blog on all of them on BikePilgrim.Com. All of this work can’t happen without funding. I recommend becoming a member of SDMB and buy some tickets for the Super Ultra Mega Raffle where you can win a pivot bike and other incredible prizes. Pick up a ticket at September 13th from 6-9 at Brushfire BBQ.

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. ON HOLD FOR THE SUMMER Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

10 10-no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

Saturday 6:30AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
VeloVets Hi Corbett Field Parking Lot Saturday 7:00AM 4-15 miles No drop https://www.azvelovets.org/ Giuliana Donnelly azvelovets@gmail.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

Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

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

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 7:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Bicycle Ranch Different Trails Sunday

6:30 AM

Different No Drop Steve 520-219-4311
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Business Builder Bike Ride Fantasy Island 09.06.17

5PM

1-2 hours 10-30 miles Your Pace Cirrus Visual – (520) 514-5704
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Super Ultra Mega Raffle sales party Brushfire BBQ

1402 S Kolb Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85710

September 13,th 6-9PM (520) 867-6050
TORCA October Trail

Day -Prison Camp

Molina Basin October 7

9AM-1PM

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

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

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

 

Fort Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff September 10 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Fire on the Rim Pine, Arizona September 16, 2017 http://www.fireontherim.com/ info@fireontherim.com
El Tour Loop the Loop Tucson AZ September 16 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Enduro Sunrise Sunrise, AZ September 17 https://mbaa.net/2016/07/22/the-mbaas-first-enduro-race-aug-27th/
September 23-24 – Race #2*

 

Pioneer Park – Prescott September 23, 24 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ September 23 http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/gravel-grinder.html
38th Mt Graham Hill Climb Mt. Graham September 24 Nippy (Edward) Feldhake

nippy-mr-smarty-pants@juno.com

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

 

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

 

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

Tucson AZ

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

 

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

 

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

Desert Cross #3

Tucson, AZ December 2-3, 2017 Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

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

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

2017 Southern Arizona Omnium

NICA High School Mountain Bike Race #5

This year I only made it to  one NICA race as my son, Sam, has told me he rides better and his luck is improved when I am not there. Since he was on the podium in the first 4 races and his overall standings were not likely to change in the final race I was given permission to attend.

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Good news, I have over 1250 photos from the race.  CLICK HERE to see all the racing action

Bad news, I am a bad luck charm;-)  Sam broke his derailleur and had to run in the last mile or two. However, He had a smile on his face and finished the season 4th overall.

It was very cool seeing all the kids who started as Freshman during the inaugural season for NICA in Arizona and are the first class to have raced four years. Hopefully, there have been many relationships that will last a lifetime.

TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend Event.

This past weekend was the TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend Event. It consisted of a 5k race, a 5k run for Girls, Kids run and half marathon. I’ve had the privilege of being the lead out for the 5k and the Kids fun Run as well as taking a few photos here and there.
In the albums on facebook I only shared some of the images from this weekend. If you want to see every image, please look at my SmugMug page. Click here for ALL photos of the weekend Son and Dad Photography

Tucson Lifestyle.com 5k Run/Walk Click here for photos of the 5k

The 5K events are so interesting because you get to see people of all shapes, sizes and speed. I came in second, and I was on a bike. The leaders have a speed that is pretty incredible to watch as I ride ahead and a little embarrassing to be out sprinted for the finish. On the other end of the spectrum and even more impressive are the people who are finishing towards the back, but setting personal records. It is not where you finish, but that you come out, do your best and finish.

TMC Girls on the Run of Tucson 5k Walk/Run, presented by UnitedHealthcare

Click here for photos of the  Girls on the Run

This year there were nearly 500 runners, joggers and walkers in the Girls on the Run 5K from dozens of schools around Tucson. The participants are matched up one adult to one child. Essentially, this is showcasing a best practice in getting the community involved. Some people have vision. Others have determination. A few have the gift of pulling it all together. I’m speaking of Julia Strange with Tucson Medical Center. Not only was TMC the title sponsor for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend Event, but The Girls on the Run has been the brain child of Julia. It is people like her that are making Tucson a healthier community for kids of all ages.

 TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon

Click here for photos of the  Marathon Part 1     Marathon Part 2       Marathon part 3

What could make a half Marathon even more fun? Throw “A” mountain in the middle of the course. The view from Sentinel Peak of the Old Pueblo is always worth the trip. My favorite photo was of a couple doing cart wheels as they hit the highest part of the climb.

 Cox Charities FitKidz Free One Mile

Click here for photos of the Fit Kids
This is my favorite race to watch. It is a free one mile race for kids under 12. The leader finished in under 5:30, and I think he was well under the age limit. Humans are incredible. My best mile ever was just under 6. We have some remarkable young talent I this community and it’s always fun to watch them develop as athletes and as people. Since it was Halloween, many were in costumes and watching 2 year old run in the middle of the street with parents is really cool. It was a good precursor for Cyclovia, that was held on Sunday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fit Kidz and High School race

Pre and post race smiles

5K Race and Walk

 

CycloMesa – Tour De Mesa, Two Wheel Jones Crit and Arizona Bike Summit

 

The city of Mesa opened its arms to the Arizona cycling community with the Arizona Bike Summit, Tour De Mesa, Two Wheel Jones Crit and other activities in the 5th annual Cyclomesa Celebration.

I think this is a great template for what Tucson can do to attract even more people to El Tour De Tucson.

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR PHOTO ALBUMS

Tour De Mesa Dedication Dinner

Tour de Mesa and Crit race – this is the first album and has the best photos of both El Tour and The Two Wheel Jones Crit.

Two Wheel Jones Crit race on Friday Night

Arizona Bike Summit

Tour De Mesa

More Tour De Mesa

 

EVENT DETAILS from the Cyclomesa web page

” Cyclomesa celebrated it’s fifth event season in 2016! Over 10,000 people will head to Downtown Mesa during this three-day event. New to the Cyclomesa line up, the Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists and the City of Mesa, with support from the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, will be hosting an Arizona Bicycling Summit conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. The Summit will include a variety of speakers, panels and workshop activities. The El Tour de Criterium Arizona State Championships will kick off the weekend starting on Friday afternoon. Experience the exhilarating rush of hundreds of riders racing through the streets. Complete with a beer garden, food trucks, vendors and live music, this kick-off party is a great way to showcase your company or brand to thousands of onlookers and a prime demographic. Saturday’s festival compliments the start/finish line of El Tour de Mesa, a 72-mile bike ride and the sister ride to the famous El Tour de Tucson. CycloMesa is all about adventure and taking risks. Attendees will have full, free access to the zip line, rock wall, BMX Freestyle Show, the Extreme Sports Zone and the Kid’s Splash Zone. The event is accompanied by a beer garden, vendors, food trucks and more! A perfect ending to a thrilling weekend, Sunday hosts activities geared toward another round of competitive riders and families. The El Tour de Criterium State Championships will offer a series of races throughout the day. Enjoy the Mesa Outdoor Adventure Challenge, a family-friendly Amazing Race type event that takes participants on a fun scavenger hunt on their bicycles around Downtown Mesa.”

 

Sabino Canyon Sunset run

Saturaday evening I had an opportunity to volunteer with the Sabino Canyon Bike Patrol and help with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners 35th annual Sabino Canyon Sunset Run. Since I was going to be there, I brought the camera and ended up with a few(hundred) images. I’ll be posting more on The Damion Alexander Team facebook page and here.

CLICK HERE for album 1   –

CLICK HERE for album 2

CLICK HERE for album 3

CLICK HERE for album 4

More photos coming later this week.

This is  the event web page description of  the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run.

“Sabino Canyon located in the Coronado National Forest, is one of the most beautiful desert canyons in the American southwest and a true jewel of the Tucson community. SAR’s Sabino Canyon Sunset Run has one goal, to create a race worthy of the Canyon. For 34 years we believe we’ve done just that. This unique 7.4 mile race is designed to capitalize on the majestic nature of Sabino Canyon to provide a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of a great race in a truly magnificent setting.”

These photos are a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together. All I ask in return 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, 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 community. For example: these photos

Tucson Bicycle Classic Photos

This album has links to every album from the 2016 TBC.  If you are interested in using one of the images please let me know what the purpose is, and I’ll likely give it to you for free.  Just remember, when you are thinking of buying or selling a home, I’m here for you.

The people who make it all happen

ALL SMILES – Photos of happy people

All the happy, smiling people at the road Race and Time Trail

Smiling faces at the circuit race

TIME TRIAL

Juniors

Men’s 4 & 5

Masters 35+, 45+ 55+ 65+ 70+ 75+ TT

Women/ All Cats

Men’s 2/3 Time Trail

Men’s 1 Time Trial

ROAD RACE

Road Race

CIRCUIT RACE

Circuit Race – A little of all races

Circuit Race Early Start Album 1

Circuit Race early start part 2

Circuit Race Men’s Cat 1,2,3 and Women’s 1

Circuit Race Cat 4/5

Junior

 

Community Ride List November 28- December 4

Happy Thanksgiving weekend.  I hope you had a chance to over indulge in both miles in the saddle and the seasons trappings.  I certainly have.  I am so Thankful  for the Cycling Community in Southern Arizona and each of you who give back.  I’d like to name people, but the list is so long, it would exceed the length of this list.

I know it was hard for me to pull the ride list together this week.  El Tour follow up, photos, work, family, turkey… I was even asked by a national blog to write an El Tour wrap up article.  It will be appearing in GranFondo.com sometime in the near future.  I put a copy of it with links on my blog

http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=632.

This is the most challenging week of the year for many cyclist. They just spent months preparing for El Tour and now that the goal has been achieved they put the bike up in the garage and don’t look at it until next fall.  Hopefully, this ride list will help you find some motivation to keep going.  Personally, I think the Tour de Cure on April 19th is an exceptional ride to train for.  Not only is it great motivation, but it also raises funds for the ADA.  For some types of diabetes, riding and being active can help manage it and may even delay or stop the onset in the first place.

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
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

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

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

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

40 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists Hi Corbett field, in the NE area of the parking lot Saturday

11.28.15

11:00AM

17.5

miles

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

 

River Path, CDO, Hohokam Park, Ina, Campbell loop Rillito river park trail

1450 w river

Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

46 miles 12-14mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226820883/
Broadway Bicycle Pistol Hill Broadway Bicycles Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

43 miles ? http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1553897   scott@broadwaybicycles.com
Ride On Cycling –

HIKE

El Grupo Club house Aguas Calientes Trailhead Sunday

11.29.15

9:00AM

As far as u like Your pace

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Oro Valley Sunday North Side Starbucks 1st and Oracle Sunday

11.29.15

9:00AM

32 18+ http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2098403
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

11.30.15

8:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226801064/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

11.30.15

9:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2082502
Tuesday Ride: SE Loop thru Fantasy Island Starbucks

9525 E. Old Spanish Trai

Tuesday

11.28.15

8:00AM

38 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227055042/
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

10.28.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226851176/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

11.30.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413517/
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/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Honeybee Canyon 1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd Saturday, 11.28.15

8:30 AM

20 miles of rolling trails with options for shorter loops if you know your way around. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226838034/
MTB Addicts – Lakes Rd to Hope Camp Shuttle  

Loma Alta Trailhead

Sunday 11.29.15

7:30AM

Meet at the Hope Camp We’ll shuttle,  head out to lakes rd. The ride is about 33 miles long with some good climbing, and plenty of sweet single track descents. https://www.facebook.com/events/132611910436447/
SDMB November Social Ride on the AZT Le Buzz Caffe

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Sunday 11.29.15

8:00AM

Come ride Redington Pass on Thanksgiving weekend! For November’s Social Ride, we are going to ride the AZT/ATV Route. This is a solidly intermediate ride, with about 1500 ft. of climbing over 12 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1650149275261005/
Old Pueblo MTB: 24 Hours in The Old Pueblo 24 hour course at the Arch at Willow Springs Sunday 11.29.15

3:00PM

Total distance is 17 miles with just under 1000 feet of climbing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1059566037396509/
Monday Night Gabe Z on the AZ Trail Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead Monday, 11.30.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226663106/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 Year Trail 50 Year/Golder Ranch TH Wednes, 12.02.15 6:15pm By popular demand, we are adding this fun trail to the Wednesday night rides ,original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226682399/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
BICAS 20th Annual Art Auction 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. Saturday from 11am-4pm;

And

Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm.

www.bicas.org/art-auction
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.
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/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
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/
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 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.