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Tour De Cure Tucson 2016

PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM

CLICK HERE for Photo Album 1

CLICK HERE for album 2

CLICK HERE for album 3

VIDEO

Click here for the Tour De Cure Video

Click here for the last group crossing the finish line

 

I’d like to personally THANK everyone who participated in the Tucson Tour De Cure. My passion and support for this event is based on a firm belief that getting people on bikes is a cure for many people with Type 2 diabetes. It also shows that those with Type 1 can lead an active lifestyle and manage their diabetes.

My personal physician, Dr. Alex Perrian, with New Peublo Medicine, is a perfect example of someone who took control of his diabetes.  18 years ago when I went to my annual physical I had put on a few pounds from the previous year.  Dr. Perrian said it is not a big deal, enjoy life, and that it is normal for a man to ad a few pounds a year.  My wife said that at the rate I was going in 20 years I would be 220 pounds, 40-50 pounds overweight.  Whereas, I heard that and watched my weight, Dr. Perrian did put on a pound or two a year. He was just following the advice he had given me of enjoying life to it’s fullest.

A few years ago,  as a result of this lifestyle he found that his  blood glucose level classified him as being  diabetic.    In response to this finding he changed his diet and got on the bike.   He dropped weight, he found more energy, and his tests now show he is not diabetic. The advice he is now giving his patients is, be active.  His advice is working as  New Pueblo Medicine was one of the top fundraising team this year with over $7000 raised for The Tour De Cure with 11 team members!!!

Dr. Perrian is just one of the hundreds of great stories from this event.  Again, THANKS everyone for participating and next year I look forward to seeing even more of you out there.

Tucson Heart and Stroke Walk

All of the photos from the Tucson Heart and Stroke walk will be posted on this page.  You may need to refresh the page to see the new albums.  My goal is to get them all posted this week, but I still have the Tour De Mesa photos as well as a busy week at work.

CLICK HERE for album 1

CLICK HERE for album 2

CLICK HERE for album 3

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.

 

Ride on,
Damion Alexander

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520-977-5664 damion@damionalexander.com

 

Community Bike Ride List March 26-April 1

The past 2 weeks I have way to many calls, emails, texts, PM and conversations that seem to be extra critical of cyclists.  I was asked to share some messages by different people, organizations and government agencies that asked for cyclists to be more considerate and it resulted in me being slammed by some in the cycling community.  In case anyone had a question, my life has been dedicated for almost a decade to promoting cycling and my interest is in doing everything to promote bikes and outdoor recreation. However, I am not “the Man”  and it is not my job to try and police the community, but I will continue to share this message “Be KIND and Don’t be THAT GUY”.

On a plus side I received this note from NOAO and it’s nice knowing people are encouraging others to keep an eye out for us.

“Since Spring is in the air, we need to be aware of the increase in bicycle and motorcycle traffic sharing the roads with us. Bicycle and motorcycle accidents are on the rise and we need to keep a watchful eye out for the two-wheeled riders! When making turns, take a second look to make sure you didn’t miss one of these vehicles!

“There are blind spots, and motorcycles and bicycles have a tendency to hide in those little tiny blind spots.”

For those of you driving to or from Kitt Peak, there are bicycle racing teams taking advantage of racing up the mountain road and then cruising down. Be aware of theses folks and share the road with them! Also we have many motorcyclists coming up to visit Kitt Peak.

Be aware and keep everyone safe! Drive Aware! Ride Aware!”

THANKS NOAO for being aware.  You Are KIND!

 

 

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

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Ride on,

 

Damion

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I tried to verify all these, but did get in touch with some of the ride leaders and shops.  You should always verify times before you head out and remember these ride times are when the ride leaves.  Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Monday Night Mash 12.14 Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

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

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

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

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Christian Cycling Crit Training Series UA Tech Park- 1550 E 36th St 6:00PM

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

6:30PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

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

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:45AM(next week 6:15) 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:00AM AM(Next week 6:30) 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 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 7:15AM   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

???

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Cycle Fit Solutions Sunday Ride Probike on Tanque Verde Sunday

8:30AM

???? 18 plus Tim Carolan

520-548-3624

timcarolan@mac.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

    www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

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

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

Zona Cycling

Shootout Route with a twist

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

03.26.16

8:00AM

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

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists

YMCA at Sam Lena park Saturday

03.26.16

7:45 am

19 miles No too fast, not that slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC /

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA have a calendar of rides.  Check them out  at )

www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

http://www.sdmb.org

MTB Addicts – Fantasy Island Ride

Fantasy Island Valencia Side Saturday

03.26.16

8:00AM

 You can blast through it, or go at your own pace. Got some friends or family that are new to MTB? Great ride to bring them along. 22 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1675453509388097/

March Trailwork Day Bug Spring Trail Sponsored By RISKY BUSINESS RESTAURANT

meet at the Lower Bug Spring parking lot at 9am Saturday

03.26.16

9:00AM

Time to get Bug Spring into good summer riding form. Mainly  working on pruning and drainage issues. Tools and post work goodies provided by TORCA https://www.facebook.com/events/492275847611819/

Chasing the bunny!

Fantasy Island North Side Sunday

03.27.168:00 AM

I’ll be doing a few loops out on the Bunny trails. We can meet at 8am at the picnic table (north side) and ride the trail to the bunny entrance by 8:30 if you want to start there.

Happy Easter everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/events/179497585770116/

Dave Slagle

Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll

Walgreens 12050 Dove Mountain Blvd. Sunday

03.27.164:00 PM

This ride goes up 7 miles and climbs over 1000 feet. The views from the top of the mountain overlook all of Tucson and the surrounding area. The home is fully intact and can be explored. https://www.facebook.com/events/1704437643148418/

The Business Builder Bike Ride & Photo shoot ( bring a camera- ego is on the line)

Fantasy Island Wednesday

03.30.16

The best networking concept of all time.  Introduce yourself, go for a bike ride, drink beer, share what projects are coming up https://www.facebook.com/events/1764836630411359/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
APRIL IS BIKE FEST IN TUCSON.  LIVING STREET ALLIANCE HAS A GREAT CALENDAR OF EVENTS.  CHECK IT OUT HERE http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2016-04/
Marana Rotary’s Tour de Cookie The Loop @ Santa Cruz River

 

04.09.16

9AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/433734903503912/
Cyclovia Tucson Lost Barrio to Himmel Park Lost Barrio to Himmel Park 04.10.2016

10AM-3PM

http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/cyclovia-tucson-lost-barrio-to-himmel-park/
Ride for Reading Mercado San Agustin

100 s. Avenida Del Convento

04.15.16

9:00AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/159302104454100/
El Grupo Scavenger Hunt (and costume contest) El Grupo Clubhouse – 610 N 9th Ave 04.16.16

9A3PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582017962124880/
Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association) Tucson Harley Davidson & area, 7355 N. I-10 E Frontage Rd 4.17.16

6:45 – 2:00Pm

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=11062
GABA BICYCLE SWAP MEET 7th St between 4th and 6th Ave 4.17.16

7:00 – 2:00Pm

https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap
Oro Valley Bike Swap Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd. 04.23.16

7:30-1PM

Contact 229-5050

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Marana Heritage Criterium Jr’s- Cat 5, Masters, Cat 4/5 Cat 3/4, Cat 1/2/3-Pro1/2/3 03.26.16 Marana, AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/state_search.php?state=AZ
5th Annual Nogales Bicycle Classic 33, 53 and 114 mile routes 03.26.16 Nogales http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/routes.html
2016 Two- Wheel Jones El Tour Criterium Day 1 Mens and womens 1,2,3,4,5, Masters on Friday.  Jr’s, Masters, Cat 1-5 m/w on Sunday 04.01.16

04.03.16

Downtown Mesa, http://www.mesabikerace.com/
ASU Poly Innovation Crit Jr’s, Masters, Men’s Cat 1-5, Womens Cat 1-4 04.16.16 Mesa http://asucycling.org/
Tour De Cure

Tucson

Come raise some funds for the American Diabetes Association and ride your bike at the same time 4.17.16 Tucson http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=11062&pg=entry
ARIZONA CITY COTTON CLASSIC 20 and 40K TT 4.17.16 Arizona City https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-1215
Javelina Chase Gran Fondo and Omnium OMNIUM

&

GRAN FONDO

 

4.23/24.16 Duncan, AZ http://www.javelinachase.com/
The 3 Bears

Time Trial Series

Time Trial 05.01.16        Picacho, AZ           http://www.summitvelo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/3-Bear-Flyer-2016.pdf
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial 5.5. mile TT 05.06.16

 

       Phoenix, AZ https://www.facebook.com/SOMOTTVITESSE
Flagstaff Frenzy The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 5

6.4.16 Fort Valley Trail Network http://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D   6.5.16    

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

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.

El Tour De Tucson

At the end of this blog are links to over 100 images from El Tour.

In the weekend before Thanksgiving,  the best place to be is Tucson Arizona for El Tour De Tucson.  I recommend staying through the Thanksgiving weekend as southern Arizona has so many “Must Do” Rides and it takes a full week just to see even a fraction of them.  Tucson is surrounded on all sides by mountains and the valley floor is fairly flat.  This gives riders of all levels an opportunity to get out and spin.  Personally, my favorite is called “The Loop”.  It has over 100 miles of paths circling the city with off shoots going in many directions.  It is flat and no mechanized vehicles are allowed. Other must do rides include Mt. Lemmon with  29 miles and 6000 feet of climbing, Saguaro East with 8 miles of one way traffic through the most scenic Sonoran Desert imaginable.  If you like to get off roads, Southern Arizona offers thousands of miles of single track and fire roads.

El Tour De Tucson  is a bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 104, 75, 55 or 40 miles in the main event or 11, 5 or 1/4 miles in the fun ride or for minutes not miles in indoor El Tour. 

Is anything better then a day in the saddle with your sweetie?

Is anything better then a day in the saddle with your sweetie?

Officially, I registered for the 55 mile ride, but as a photographer I like to get out and see all the action.  I had a plan that gives me the chance to catch each race and still finish the day with over 115 miles.   My game day strategy was to ride the course in reverse until the lead packs came through from the 104 and 80 mile routes.  I would then  follow the course until I would diverge to the start of the 55.  I’d stick with that group until I needed to veer off to the start of the 40. I help coach a youth cycling team and our kids were riding in the 40 mile El Tour.  This year the event is dedicated to former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Astronaut Mark Kelly.  Gabby was part of one of Tucson’s darkest days, when a gunman showed up a “congresswoman on your corner” meetings and killed 8 people.  Gabby survived a shot to the head and her return to El Tour is truly an inspiring story.  In this blog, I’ll share links to the photo albums I have posted from the event.  On the day I snapped about 3000 images and shared over 1000.

If you do the 104 mile event, and are interested in the best time, I would recommend showing up at the start line well before sunrise.  Many riders camp out to be at the front of the line.  For returning riders who had a qualifying time in previous Perimeter Cycling Events, there is a “platinum pass” that allows you to the front of the line. The roll out is fairly slow for most riders and the streets swell from sidewalk to sidewalk as every inch of pavement is claimed.  This casual pace continues for the first 15 minutes until the race crosses the Santa Cruz River.  For most EL Tours the Santa Cruz is actually a dry, sandy wash.  After the wash crossing the field spreads out and it’s fairly easy to find a pack that is your pace. The ride heads South and East as you start to circle the city.  For the most part, it feels flat, but there is a gradual climb.  Nothing more than a few degrees and if you can ride a century you won’t notice it.

Chris DeMarchi and Phil Tinstman off the front with a gap about 30 miles in..

Chris DeMarchi and Phil Tinstman off the front with a gap about 30 miles in..

I picked up the lead riders near the Eastern most part of the ride.  I was surprised to see a tandem was way off the front with only two riders about 30 seconds back.  The chase pack was a few minutes behind and it was only about 30 miles into the race.  As the race passes Saguaro Nation Park it has a few miles of descent as it drops into the Tanque Verde Valley.  If I were visiting Tucson and only had one day, I’d add an extra 8 miles onto my ride and go for a loop through the park.  It does have a climb that is far longer and harder than anything you will see during El Tour, but it’s just so incredible I’d be remiss not to mention it.

Heading North with the Catalina Mountains towering in the distance

Heading North with the Catalina Mountains towering in the distance

What goes down must come up.  The climb out of the Tangue Verde Valley in steady with only one hill just after Catalina Highway.  The Highway (it’s only two lanes and is more of a scenic byway) leads to Mt. Lemmon.  Just after the small hill  the ride turns West.  I’ve had El Tours where this is a huge relief as the wind at this time of the morning usually gives you a push.  However, in Tucson, you can never be sure.  We seem to get wind that is in direct proportion to how tired you are at the moment.  This year, it felt like there were tailwinds all day and with the first sub 4 hour El Tour ever recorded, it shows the wionds were definitely favorable.  As you head West you are only a mile from the base of the Catalina Mountains and for the next 30 miles the scenery is glorious.

The ride passes through a few hundred yards of dirt road that leads through the founder of El Tours property and into Canyon Ranch. The lead riders are able to navigate the road, but by the time I arrived most everyone was walking. This year Sabino Creek was flowing, but El Tour provided a bridge for dry crossing, but many people still rode.  By this time I was getting a little warm and I wanted to soak my knees so I went into the stream.  I was rewarded with some of the best photos of the day and I was dry in under an hour.  The ride continues through one of Tucson’s gems, The world renowned Canyon Ranch Spa.  If you can afford it, it’s worth every penny of it.  Voted best Spa in the Universe more than once.  Just after leaving Canyon Ranch is the steepest section of the day.  Some walk it as it is steep, but most people are able to ride.  It is not that long and I cleared it in only a few minutes.

Marty and Robin Giles with Riders for the Cure leading out the 55 mile ride.

Marty and Robin Giles with Riders for the Cure leading out the 55 mile ride.

As I continued heading West on Sunrise through the Catalina Foothills the road has long rolling hills.  They are not steep, but there is no flat road for about 10 miles.  I veered off at Swan and headed to the start of the 55 mile ride.  I was having so much fun in the water that I was way behind schedule and missed the start by a few minutes.  The 55 mile starts with 3 mile climb up Swan.  Again, not exceptionally steep, but very steady.  It joins in with the longer rides at Sunrise and heads West to Oracle road.

On Oracle road I ran into a long delay.  Apparently, the ride was a little congested and the officers were attempting to bring balance to the force.  I really would not have minded, but it was clear I was going to miss the start of the 40.  On the plus side, this was one of the few times all day that the light is really bad for photos so I was able to put my head down and put in a solid effort once we were waved through the intersection.  I used the Loop to avoid some traffic, but still missed the start of the 40 by only a few minutes.

Sharmin Pool and Jorgiana Jake wave as they pass on Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Sharmin Pool and Jorgiana Jake wave as they pass on Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

I was able to catch Gabby Giffords and her entourage in no time at all, but there was no sight of El Grupito.  The 40 mile course starts with perhaps the nicest stretch of blacktop in southern Az for cyclist.  It is in Oro Valley and the roads are smooth, the bike lanes are wide, and the desert is thick with Saguaros, ocotillo, and other desert flora and fauna.  Rancho Vistoso  Blvd has a climb at the start but after you turn onto Moore road all of the climbing for the day is done.  The 55 mile ride bypasses this stretch on Rancho Vistoso and meets up with the 40 on Moore.

I have not mentioned the condition of Tucson roads that much as it is sometimes embarrassing.  It is a mixed bag.  On the South side there are some patches that need serious attention.  Parts of Moore Rd  could use a fresh coating of blacktop, but this stretch is flat and seems to always just fly by.

The old west.  If you prefer old school horses over the iron horse, Tucson has great equestrian trails.

The old west. If you prefer old school horses over the iron horse, Tucson has great equestrian trails.

One of the great parts about El Tour is the lack of traffic if you are riding at a pace that keeps you positioned towards the front.  This is true for every distance. I did not notice any cars at all until just passed Moore Rd.  Even on Oracle road where there are three lanes for cars, the bike lane is so wide that you don’t notice the vehicles.  However, on Tangerine road, you are in with cars and have a small bike lane.  On the positive side, it is a whipping fast descent and the tailwind made it even faster.  Some cyclist had taken the entire road some distance ahead of me and I was able to pass all the cars and take advantage of the full road.

At the bottom of Tangerine just before the freeway is the aide station that I like to stop at.  It is stationed by the Marana Rotary and they always provide Eegee’s frozen drinks.   Eegee’s is a local restaurant that makes a frozen fruit concoction that is worth the visit.  Every month they have a special flavor and then there are the old standbys, Strawberry, Lemon and Pina Colada.  They have been known to cause brain freeze, but I had 3.  They also have the ability to slow down kids in their tracks to devour the local fare. Finally, I caught   El Grupito .

El tour is a family friendly.  Many do the 40, but you see kids of all ages in every distance.

El tour is a family friendly. Many do the 40, but you see kids of all ages in every distance.

After the aide station we crossed under i-10 and headed South for 15 miles on the frontage road. Some years, this section is brutal.  I’ve made the turn into 20mph winds, but this year it was blowing the other direction.  It was just blissful riding all the way to Congress street.  At this point they changed the course from previous years.  It headed a little farther East through the old barrio and past the Mercado.  I liked seeing this addition to give a little Tucson flavor that was missing.  As we turned East again on 22nd street I felt the excitement of the finish line approaching.  I was swelling with pride and admiration for the kids I was riding with.  They had just done 40 miles, in formation, taking turns pulling.  As we made the final turn North towards the finish line the kids started to jockey for position, but the coaches recommended they finish 10 across, together.  It was only said once and they fell into formation.  I went out in front to get a photo and found my eyes watering up a bit.  My son, who is a part of El Grupo, and who I’ve seen cross this finish line many time, is away for the semester in Land O’ Lakes, Wi. at Conserve School.  The past 7 years, I’ve ridden with him.  As excited as I was for El Grupito I was missing my boy more than at any time since he left.

We were swarmed at the finish by all of the El Grupo Youth Cycling family.  Hugs and high 5’s all around.  I said goodbye to the kids and started to mill through the crowd and grab my finishing medallion.  In true Gran Fondo style, it was not about the time I finished in, but the journey that got me to the start and the people I met along the way.  It was about 3:22 when I finished.  Gabby Giffords and her entourage crossed the line at 4:34. I doubled back on the course and finished the ride with them before   riding home.

I had left home at dawn around 6:45 in the AM.  The sun was set and I was riding on The Loop towards home. As I was climbing the last hill on the way home I was thinking how content I would be to do this every day.  Yes, my legs were heavy, I felt the effort of the day, but the feelings were in all the right places.

If you are heading to Tucson, please feel free to contact me.  I put out a weekly ride list of every ride I know of as well as races and events.  The biggest challenge I face is that we have so many rides every day it is impossible to do them all.   Also, I am a Realtor and have had many clients look for homes on bikes.  Nothing makes me happier then putting on Lycra and telling my wife I’m going to work.

 

Below are links to the photo albums from the 2015 El Tour De Tucson.  These images are also on The Damion Alexander Team on Facebook.  If you like cycling photos, you will love this page.

If you want  a feel for the day and only have time to look at one album, this is the one  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156280924140154.1073742429.228735085153&type=3

104 leaders and chase packs https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156282741965154.1073742430.228735085153&type=3

The 104 and 85 mile riders on Escalante , Old Spanish Trail and Freeman road https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156284316110154.1073742431.228735085153&type=3

Sabino to Snyder with the 85 and 104 mile rides  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156285807950154.1073742432.228735085153&type=3

Sabino to swan with the 85 and 104 mile rides including the Sabino Creek water crossing https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156287301820154.1073742433.228735085153&type=3

El Tour – Start of the 55 going up Swan https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288413030154.1073742434.228735085153&type=3

El Tour de Tucson Sunrise and Ina with the 55, 80, and 104 mile riders https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288738570154.1073742435.228735085153&type=3

Oracle with the 55, 80, and 104 mile riders https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288972375154.1073742436.228735085153&type=3

40 mile start including Gabby Giffords https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156289353280154.1073742438.228735085153&type=3

El Tour De Tucson Moore Road and Tangerine https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156289980010154.1073742439.228735085153&type=3

The home stretch  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156290231625154.1073742440.228735085153&type=3

Post ride https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156291449800154.1073742441.228735085153&type=3

Fall Cyclovia 2015

All of the Cyclovia Tucson Fall Photos from The Damion Alexander Team in one place.

If you are unfamiliar with Cyclovia it is an Open Streets events.  Open street events are exactly what they sound like – they open streets to people by closing them to cars for one day, and allow people to explore different parts of their city by jogging, walking, bicycling, skating and just playing. They are non-competitive and there is no start or finish line. The event is as much about creating space for social integration as it is about providing participants with an opportunity to try try out active transportation in a safe, social atmosphere.

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 you do not have a reltationship with a real estate agent, 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 Tucson community. For example: these photo albums. THANKS!

 

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Community Bike Ride List Oct 31-Nov 6

November 3rd is election day.  There are huge benefits for the cycling community if all 7 bonds pass.  As this list is all about bikes, I’d encourage you to vote for all 7.

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
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Wednesday6:30AM 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 Monday7:00AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/ 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Monday Night Mash Ordinary Bike Shop Monday7:15pm 15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday5:30AM 20 milesAbout an hour 12-14HILLS Damion Alexander520-977-5664 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 DonnellyPhone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday7:00AM 2.5 hours40 miles Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday5:30PM Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday6:30PM Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday8:30PM 12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed7:00AM 40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed6:30AM 55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed5:30AM Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon CasualNoDrop https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up OracleThursday Shootout University and Euclid Thurs7:00AM Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs5:30AM 20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander977-5664
Tim Carolan Ride AJ’sSunrise/Campbell Thursday7:00AM 45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com548-3624
U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs7:00AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday7AM 10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra VistaChipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30 Thursday6:00PM-  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 Friday7:00AM 2 hours30-40 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 17-20MPH Free Breakfast after rideSteve 520-219-4311
TheOld  Man Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 6:45AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:00AM  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 12-15No drop Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15No drop pbs054@performanceinc.com520-296-4715
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various RoutesCall 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 bike7431 Houghton Saturday8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453
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 Sunday6:30AM 30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle  Sunday7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike7431 Houghton Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Zona CyclingFirst of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday10.31.15

6:30AM

80 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists Mulcahy YMCA in Sam Lena park Saturday10.31.15

8:00AM

19miles You can keep up- friendly group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/ 
Back In The Saddle (BITS) Session 4 of 6 Brandi Fenton Splash Pad3482 East River Road Saturday10.31.15

9:00AM

16.3 miles For new riders http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225612610/
Gates Pass, Marana, Dove Mt., La Canada loop Rillito Path1500 W. River Road Saturday10.31.15

7:00AM

75 Miles 15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226404223/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1stREGISTER NOW

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

Ride On Cycling – El Grupo Fall Fondo 70 mile course El Grupo Club house Sunday11.01.15

7:30AM

70 miles 16-19 mph  Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Cyclovia Tucson Off 4th ave bike Blvd. N/S route Sunday11.01.15

10:00AM

5 miles of car free Your pace https://www.facebook.com/events/768352619940827/
Cactus Cycling- Dove Mountain Park Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday11.01.15

9:00AM

30-35 miles 15-18 mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2077167
El Tour Training WestSide Long week 8 74 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd, Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

78 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride.                           http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226222818/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Week 8: 90 miles Morris Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

80 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029486/
      El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 8 – 55 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

55 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743316/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 8- hills 50 miles Armory Park221 S. 6th Ave, Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

50 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226238133/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226170827/
Riders for the Cure Starbucks at River and Campbell Sunday10.25.15

6:45AM

56 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday11.02.15

7:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413051/
Tuesday Breakfast ride to Saguaro East Viv’s Cafe8987 E Tanque Verde Rd Tuesday11.03.15

7:00AM

31 miles 12-14 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226396994/
Brewed Coffee to Saguaro East Monument Brewed Coffee4690 N Sabino Canyon Rd Tuesday11.03.15

8:00AM

35-40 miles 18plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075683
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Wednesday10.28.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226412999/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Friday11.06.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413517/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1stREGISTER NOW

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

 

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

What Location DateTime Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
October Fantasy Island Costume Group Ride Fantasy Island Saturday, 10.31.156:00 PM celebrate this wonderful Pagan holiday in style on bikes and in costume. We will be doing a fun ride around Fantasy Island on Halloween night. This will be group ride pace. https://www.facebook.com/events/991996570819472/
SAMBABrown Mt Ride Gates Pass pullout G5 – 2nd on right, after pass.6800 W. Gates Pass Road, Saturday, 10.31.158:00 AM parking lot to rattle snake trail to cougar trail to lower brown trail and up on brown mt trail back to the cars.this is a 12ish mile ride with some hard climbs and technical desents.will take 2-3 hrs. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226359675/
Honeybee/Ridgeline/­Burro NE Corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Sun City Blvd Sunday11.01.15

7AM

26 miles (short option) or 31 miles (long option) of trail and some steep jeep road with lots of elevation gain (~2,500ft+). The long loop takes about 4 hours to complete without stops. Plan on 4-5 hours on the bike if doing the long option. Bring plenty of water as none is available. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226397950/
Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman Gabe Zimmerman TrailheadMarsh Station Rd Monday, 11.02.156:30PM Monday night ride @ Gabe Zimmerman Plan on 2 hours. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225844682/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 year trail 50 Year Golder Ranch TH4798 E Golder Ranch Drive, Wednes, 11.04.15 6:15pm we are adding this fun trail to the Wednesday night rides; let’s meet at Golder Ranch TH at 6:00 PM, start riding at 6:15 PM, original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226023205/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Get out the VOTE.  It’s a dog fight and if you want to see all the projects that benefit the cycling community, come out and help make the final push .

IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd

Saturday 10.31.2015   9AM

kbagwell50@gmail.com

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

Cyclovia Tucson After Party.  Just because the streets have reopened to cars doesn’t mean the fun is over! Join Living Streets Alliance for an official after party bash under the O’Malley’s tent at O’malleys On Fourth from 3pm on. We’ll have live music with Michael P., games, giveaways, plenty of bike parking and food trucks.

O’malleys On Fourth247 N 4th Ave

Sunday 11.01.2015

3pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1490006577967443/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

Tucson’s best Fondo.  A great time in the saddle supporting youth cycling. Sunday11.01.2015

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.

SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands

Borderlands Brewing

119 E Toole Ave

Wednesday

11.4.15

https://www.facebook.com/events/1517335565253434/

Trisport Customer Appreciation Night

TriSports Tucson

4495 S Coach Dr

Thursday 11.05.15

https://www.facebook.com/events/533162390167361/

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, Wednesday11.11.15 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. Saturday11.14.15 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 Sunday11.15.15 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.

Sunday11.15.15 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.

Sunday11.15.15 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/

Saturday11.21.15

 

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library   1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday12.9.15 6:00pm Open meeting to the public all about bikes.
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/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
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. 10.24.157:00AM Desert Horizon Park16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday10.24.15     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 10.25.156:30AM 8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris SamsChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday10.25.15 TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday10.31.15 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.159:00Am AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/ 
Nica race #5 High School MTB racing Sunday11.8.15

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. Sunday11.14.15

 

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/ Sunday11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday11.21.15 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 Saturday11.28.15 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. Saturday12.05.15 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/Sunday12. 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. 12.12.157:23AM McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSSY                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 YOURSELF.

Community Bike Ride List October 23 -30

Thursday, October 29th is the last day to get your early ballots in the mail.  There is so much in the Bond election that will benefit the cycling community from roads, the velodrome, Loop Improvement and expansion, trailheads, and protecting open space.  I ask you to vote yes on all 7 propositions for the future of our community.  As for the cost… It will only be $17.54 per year for the average home owner.  This is a very good value and is an investment we need to make.

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
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Wednesday

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

7:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Monday Night Mash 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 “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

7:00AM

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

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

7:00AM

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

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

Next week,oct 31, 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, oct 31,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
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

10.24.15

6:30AM

80 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists N. Palm Dr. on the U of A campus Saturday

10.24.15

6:30AM

18.1

miles

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

 

Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride From a private residence- contact Dean Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

50 miles 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Dove Mountain Exploratory Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday

10.24.15

8:00AM

30 miles 15-18 mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2074213
El Tour Training WestSide Long week 7 78 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

78 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride.                          http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226175728/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Week 7: 80 miles Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

80 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029441/
      El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 7 – 50 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd

Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

50 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743253/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 7- hills 78.5 miles Armory Park

221 S. 6th Ave,

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

78.5 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225934219/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226170669/
Riders for the Cure Starbucks at River and Campbell Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

53.85 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

10.26.15

6:30AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226080845/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

10.26.15

7:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2065423
Tuesday ride West Side 1500 W. River rd. on the loop Tuesday

10.27.15

7:00AM

42 miles 12-14 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226082648/
Brewed Coffee to Saguaro East Monument Brewed Coffee Tuesday

10.27.15

8:00AM

35-40 miles ? http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075683
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/226080895/
Monster Bash in Sierra Vista Chipotle Mexican Grill 480 N AZ-90, Thursday

10.29.15

6:00 PM

16-22 miles Fun speed https://www.facebook.com/events/179922345678731/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

10.23.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226178461/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1st

REGISTER NOW

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

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Trail Maintainence on AZT – Santa Rita segment Parking Area

Rt. 83 and I-10

Saturday, 10.24.15

7:00 AM

SAMBA is the trail steward of the Santa Rita passage of the AZ Trail.  Our segment  is in need of some work prior to the AES-Kentucky Camp ride on Nov 7. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226202685/
Old Pueblo MTB: Starr Pass Starr Pass paved parking lot Sunday 10.25.15

3pm

 

9 miles with the option to add the Stone House https://www.facebook.com/events/1627580494169668/
Monday Night @ Hope Camp Hope Camp Trailhead

Camino Loma Alt

Monday, 10.26.15

6:30PM

Monday night ride @ Hope Camp, we ride from Camino Loma Alta to pistol Hill rd Plan on 2 hour http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225844424/
TNL Night Ride for Carlos Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

3482 E River Rd

Tuesday

10.27.17

7PM

We are doing another ride dedicated to our friend Carlos Carrasco. Urban Assault loop Make a stop at the top of Campbell and down the Urban Assault trail. After the ride – Hop Shop beer house. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1012878595399750&set=gm.1646455885635376&type=3&theater
Business Builder Bike Ride & Costume Party SWEETWATERThis is a last minute change!!! Wednes, 10.28.15 4:00pm Costume party, Bike Ride, Beer, all around goodness https://www.facebook.com/events/973776642682659/
Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead

 

Wednes, 10.28.15 6:15pm We’ll do a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. Lights are still needed!! http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225876291/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Get out the VOTE.  It’s a dog fight and if you want to see all the projects that benefit the cycling community, come out and help make the final push .

IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd

Saturday 10.31.2015   9AM

kbagwell50@gmail.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
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 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 Ride list Oct 3-9

This week I spent over 10 hours updating the ride list. I hope you like it.   I tracked down all the races across the State of Arizona as well as events that looked fun for those who love bicycles.

If you want to ensure you get this list, send an email with your name to damion@damionalexander.com and put Ride List in the subject.

On a very sad note, this week, ANOTHER cyclist was killed while riding his bike in Tucson.  Daniel Wilson (30) was hit by a car from behind on September 29th. He leaves behind 2 young daughters Libbie (6) and Clementine (4).

On January 19th 2016, I’ve started to organize a ride on the Arizona Capital.  We will be introducing legislation, AGAIN, for vulnerable users- those who legally use the road but are not in a motor vehicle.  For years we have been trying to raise awareness for every ones safety with common sense bills like a No texting and driving ban.  Arizona was the first state to introduce this bill, BUT one of only 3 states without it.  It’s time we speak up with a uniform voice on behalf of our community and make sure that the State enacts these protections for all of us.  If you want to get involved with this ride, email Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put Ride on the Capital in the subject.

If you would like to make a donation to Daniel’s family this link is below.

https://www.youcaring.com/libbie-and-clementine-wilson-442415#.Vg6a0JZ6oWo.facebook

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.

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday6:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles http://uacycling.com/ 
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday5:30AM 20 milesAbout an hour 12-14HILLS Damion Alexander977-5664
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 DonnellyPhone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday6:30AM 2.5 hours40 miles Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday5:30PM Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday6:30PM Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday8:30PM 12-18 miles Slow FacebookTuesday Night Bike Ride
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed6:30AM 40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed6:30AM 55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed5:30AM Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon CasualNoDrop https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up OracleThursday Shootout University and Euclid Thurs6:30AM Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs5:30AM 20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander977-5664
Tim Carolan Ride AJ’sSunrise/Campbell Thursday7:00AM 45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com548-3624
U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs6:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday7AM 10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra VistaChipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30 Thursday6:00PM-  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 Friday6:30AM 2 hours30-40 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 17-20MPH Free Breakfast after rideSteve 520-219-4311
TheOld  Man Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 6:15AMNext week new ride time 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 6:30AM AMNext 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 12-15No drop Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15No drop pbs054@performanceinc.com520-296-4715
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various RoutesCall 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 bike7431 Houghton Saturday8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453
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 Sunday6:30AM 30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle  Sunday7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike7431 Houghton Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Zona CyclingFirst of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride Le BuzzTanque Verde & Catalina Hwy Saturday10.03.15

6:00AM

25 miles ??? Do you know?? Email me https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/timeline/
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists UofA, in the parking lot on Palm Dr. Saturday10.03.15

6:30AM

20.3 miles Mach 3 or slower https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/
SONOITA, NOGALES AND BACK Southwest corner of Hwy 83 and the intersection with Hwy 82 in Sonoita Saturday,10.03.15

7:00 AM

56 miles 14-16NOT a “no rider left behind” ride                         http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225665925/
Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride :  Time Market – 444 E. University Blvd. Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

40-45 16-19 mph  Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Riders for the Cure Starbuck at River and Campbell Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

46.59 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Tu Nidito Ride For a Child Training Ride Tu Nidito3922 N. Mountain Ave Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

 

Ride leaves at 6:30 sharp.

https://www.facebook.com/events/661029120707018/“A” Ride – Longer Ride, Moderate Pace – Average Speed is 18 mph and up. This ride will be approximately 50+ miles.

 

“B” Ride – Shorter Ride – Slower Pace – Average Speed is 15 mph. This ride will be approximately 40+ miles

 

“C” Ride – Beginner Ride – Slower Pace – no drop. This ride will head out with the “B” cyclists at a slower pace. The ride will be approximately 25-30 miles.

 

Join us for bagels and conversation after the ride!

Back to Back Lemmon Headed friends Ride part 2 – The sequel Mt LemmonMile Post 0 Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

To the top Observatory Friendly group.  Stay together              https://www.facebook.com/events/648522191957758/
        El Tour Training WestSide Long Wk:4 72 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd, Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

72 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225458373/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Wk 4: 70 miles Morris Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

70nmiles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029227/
El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 4 – 40 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd, Sunday10.04.15

7:00AM

40 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743134/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 4- hills 54 miles Armory Park221 S. 6th Ave, Sunday10.04.15

6:30AM

54 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224918263/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 35 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday10.04.15

7:00AM

35 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225211446/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday10.05.15

6:30AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762282/
Tuesday rides are back! Jerry Bob’s on Speedway just east of Grady Ave Tuesday10.06.15

7AM

28 miles 12-14mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225467140/
Gates Pass Starbucks 5970 W Arizona Pavillons Tuesday10.06.15

7:30AM

44 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2051863
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday10.07.15

7:00AM

26-35 Miles 3 groups (speed/distance) http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004514
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Ride Udall Park Wednesday10.07.15

5:45AM

55 miles 15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762383/
Saguaro Park East Loop Ride Udall Park Friday10.09.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 15-16mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762503/
Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz Friday10.09.15

7:00AM

30-35 MILES 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004534

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

What Location DateTime Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Lets do a lap at the 24 hr and go have lunch 24 Hour Course at Willow Springs-Meeting at the Arch Saturday, 10.03.157AM This is going to be 16.5 miles of pretty easy riding.  no riders left behind. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225769966/
Old Pueblo MTB: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo from the Arch 24 Hour Course at Willow Springs-Meeting at the Arch Sunday10.04.15

4PM

This Sunday we are going to do a 17 miles loop at 24 HOP. https://www.facebook.com/events/415266765334801/
Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman Gabe Zimmerman TrailheadMarsh Station Monday, 10.05.156:30PM We ride from sahuarita rd to lakes rd and back. No rider left behind. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225224899/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 Year Trail 50 Year/Golder Ranch TH4798 E Golder Ranch Drive Wednes, 10.07.15 6:00pm Original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225756066/ 

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
On October 05 a group representing you from CASA, SAMBA, SDMB, and TORCA will be meeting with the Marana Parks and Recs and other Admin to discuss the access to the trails in the Tortilita mountains.  Private property owners have requested that Bikes not use Cougar Canyon road and Como to access the trails.  Last week, I was very upset about this and the ride list had some bitter commentary towards the cycling community that resulted in the road being closed.  I do try to keep a level head as it is the best way to accomplish any task.  I apologize if I upset anyone.

Boys & Girls Club bike repair

Boys and Girls Club1935 S. Columbus, Tucson

Friday, October 2, 2015

3:00 PM

                      http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225724354/

TOUR DE FAT: TEMPE, ARIZONA

When New Belgium puts on a ride you know it is going to be a good time.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-tour-de-fat-tempe-registration-15823117370

CAF % NIGHT @ REILLY PIZZA

REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink101 E Pennington St

Tuesday, October 6at 5:00pm – 10:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1650537001830508/

How will the Pima County Bonds Benefit cycling in the old Pueblo.

Presented by me, Damion Alexander.

November 3, 2015 Pima county residence will have an opportunity to vote on 7 bonds. These bonds will have a huge impact on our community. Come out to the Bicycle Ranch and find out specifically how they will improve our roads, build a Velodrome, BMX parks, and help fund the completion of the Urban Loop.

Thursday, October 8at 6:00am – 7:00am

https://www.facebook.com/events/716055268539210/

AZ Endurance series

Coconino Stage Bikepack

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:00am

https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/5-coconino-250-and-350/

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=entryWendi 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 520-977-5664Damion@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. Sunday11.01.2015

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 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.
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

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. Saturday11.14.15 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 Sunday11.15.15 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.

Sunday11.15.15 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

Sunday11.15.15 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/

Saturday11.21.15

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Tour of the White Mountains Mountain bikes, beer & BBQ.  Epic knows how to throw a party + the riding is pretty good to boot 10.3.157Am Pinetop 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
AZ Endurance seriesCoconino Stage Bikepack The 250-mile route has about 40-50% singletrack, some of which is pretty darn technical, and about 33k of climbing. Friday, 10.09.15 7:00am Flaggstaff https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/5-coconino-250-and-350/
Prescott 6’er Riders will have a 9.4 mile loop with single track, hills and switchbacks for 6 hours, oh my. 10.10.159:00AM 1200 Commerce Drvie Prescott, AZThe 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. 10.10.156:30AM 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. 10.10.157:00AM 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ Vince Evansvince@communitybingoaz.com

623-512-8878

Tour De Scottsdale 30 and 70 mile ride benefiting  is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, 10.11.15  Market Street in DC RanchScottsdale 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! 10.18.156:30AM 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. 10.24.157:00AM Desert Horizon Park16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday10.24.15     Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
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 10.25.156:30AM 8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris SamsChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday10.25.15 TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday10.31.15 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.159:00Am AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/ 
Cave Creek Cactus Classic 23 miles of beautiful mountain and Sonoran desert trails. Sunday11.14.15

 

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/ Sunday11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday11.21.15 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 Saturday11.28.15 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. Saturday12.05.15 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/Sunday12. 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. 12.12.157:23AM McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSSY                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.

 

 

 

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

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I’d like to nominate Jim Davis for Bike Commuter of the year.  Jim works for Tucson Fire Dept.  A few years back, the fire chief told all the firemen that they were going to need to put in some time of the work day into being physically fit.  I think this was directed at more of the desk jockeys/admin and others.  Jim took up cycling at that time.  What started as a mandate from work has turned into a full blown bike obsession.  Not only is Jim communing every day, but he is also racing his bike, and has become a known and welcomed face in that community.   I think that is what makes his story so special(even if it is common).  One discipline, like commuting, can lead to a bike obsessed life.  Last year Jim logged over 12,000 miles.

In addition to riding, Jim is one of the friendliest and outgoing people I’ve ever met while riding.  Every day I come across Jim on the Bike he has a huge smile, endless encouragement for everyone he sees, and my day is simply better.

I’d also like to mention that Jim is African American.  This is important as minorities are way under represented in the cycling community and we need to recognize those that are riding.  This will encourage others to get on their bikes and ride.

 

I go to a few hundred bike rides and events every year.  At all of these events, there is one person I see more than any other.  This is Alisa Payne Neave.  Many people might not notice her, but she is always doing something to help.  She is often the first there and the one of the last to leave.  She has been active in getting her own kids on bikes, riding with her husband, Arnold.  She rides on the road, she rides on the MTB.  She has helped with Look Save a Life, On the news for Silverbell Road about the cars driving in the bike lanes,  Camped out for the youth ride on the AZ Trail.