Monthly Archives: September 2014

COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES September 27th – October3rd, 2014

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM PRESENTS

COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES

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

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 www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

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

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout 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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

1.5 hours

beth@orovalleybicycle.com
UA Cycling Wed.Worlds Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Wed

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 6:15PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

7:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
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 Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

6:00AM

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

Old   Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 6:30AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 6:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS RIDES

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
A Race to Remember –

Riders for the Cure – Susan G. Komen

NASCAR – Tucson Speedway Sept 27th 2 laps Bikes on a NASCAR track leading out the cars. I don’t know,

120-150MPH?

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com

This is an event for awareness with all ticket sales going to Komen.

Old Pueblo MTB: Honey Bee Canyon

 

Fast Rhino, LLC- Rancho Vistoso Sept 28 4:00 15-20 https://www.facebook.com/events/1513141268903553/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming    Old Pueblo MTB
Komen Riders for the Cure Group Training Rides Starbuck’s @ SE corner of Swan and Sunrise Sept. 28

6:30AM

50 Competitive and Non-Competitive (No-Drop) Dean Drawbaugh <dwdrawbaugh@aol.com>
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week 3 Udall Parking Lot Sept 28

6:30AM

65

miles

All Speeds

Self supported

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

East Side Wk 3

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sept 28

6:30AM

67 miles All speeds self supported http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Wk 3

Bashas’

 

3275 Swan Road

Sept 28

7:00 AM

35 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
El Tour Training

Velo Vets

Bicycle Ranch. SE corner Ina and Oracle Sun, Sept 28, 2014

7-10

25

30

50

ETT -riders determine pacing No Drop http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

 

Monday Ride West Side Beyond Bread • Oracle & Ina • SE Corner Sept 29

7:00AM

25+-5 B or B plus

B seems to be 15 or so MPH

 Ken (520) 668-5000

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

SAMBA

Monday Night @ Robles

 

Robles

Trailhead

Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren Dr

MondaySept 29, 2014

 

7:00 PM

 

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/206042422/

 

VELO\VETS West Side Adjacent to Mobility Fitness Institute. N end of Dragoon, just W of Grant and I-10. Map at Sept 30

6:00-7:30AM

5-25 520-465-5186 Giuliana

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

Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Trail! Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead 4005 N Tortolita Road Wed Oct 01 6:30 PM http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/calendar/#upcoming
Coffee Outside Ride Transit Cycles- Mercado Oct 2

6:00AM???

https://www.facebook.com/events/522580197872361/?fref=ts
Bike Course/ OWS at Patagonia Lake Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia

Oct 4th https://www.facebook.com/events/1472075456394232/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
MTB Addicts – Kentucky Camp AES Short Loop Pre-ride

 

 

I-10 & Houghton Northwest side Parking

 

Oct 5th 06:30

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/286752921512780/
9th annual Trek Brest Cancer Awareness Ride

 

Trek Bicycles of Tucson, 1800 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Oct 12

9-12

http://bcar-trekbicyclesoftucson.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent
  • MTB Addicts – Big Como Loop
LaCanada Post Office

 

SundayOct 12 2 06:30

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/807746272611036/
Kidical Mass – Peter Howell Elementary Peter Howell Elementary 18 Oct

12:00.

 

 

A few miles Ride with kids https://www.facebook.com/events/731410720266184/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Trail Love on Bugs

September TLC Day-

Bugs Needs Your Love!

Meet at Le Buzz at 7:30, or at the upper Bugs trailhead at 8:00. September 28th @ 7:30 AM

Second SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands Brewery

Borderland Brewery Wednesday Nov 12 6:00 PM
TORCA Trailwork C.D.O. an overnighter to get more work done and because the logistics are tough. C.D.O. is a Tucson gem in the rough.. October 18 www.facebook.com/events/756630747732476/?fref=ts
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown with an Art Show by Cycling artist Rudi Nadler Skybar Nov. 15 7-9
The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15

3-10

https://www.facebook.com/events/259926670798347/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/calendar/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
T4T is hosting its 2nd Annual Cancer Research Ride 25, 50, and 100 mile Saturday Sept. 27 Goodyear AZ Trails4Trails.org
NICA High School League Race 2  Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Sept 28

Fort Valley Trail System – Flagstaff www.arizonamtb.org
Trizona Triathlon at Starr Pass A 12-20 minute swim against the current in the Marriott’s famed Lazy River, followed by a 16 mile bike and 5K run. Sept 28 JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 West Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson,

https://www.facebook.com/events/309051285947561/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
The 19th Annual Tour of the White Mountains 50 mile, 35 mile and 9 mile single track Routes and introducing a 30 mile dirt road tour. Saturday, October 4th Pinetop/Lakeside www.EpicRides.com

Phone: 520-623-1584

 

TREK Brest Cancer Awareness Ride 9th Annual Ride as we ride to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure. Oct 12

9-12

Trek Bicycles of Tucson, 1800 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., http://bcar-trekbicyclesoftucson.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent
Tumacacori Century Also called the Ël Tour De Tucson Training Ride” The most popular GABA bicycle ride in Southern Arizona! Three options are available for riders from novice to very experienced cyclists: 42.8, 82 and 101 miles!

 

 

Sunday October 19,2014 Sahuarita Town Hall www.BikeGaba.org
Cochise County Cycling

Classic

165 mile 95 miles 47 miles and a

* NEW * 27 mile start time:

Oct 11 Cochise county fair-ground www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic
NICA High School League Race 3  Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Oct 12

McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills www.arizonamtb.org
NICA High School League Race 4 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Oct 26

 SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City

 

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

Dusk til its done

5th and 7th St Tucson http://www.bikegaba.org/
Cyclovia Tucson Cyclovia Tucson is part of a global movement to open streets to everyone for a day to give active transportation a try. Nov 2nd 10am-2PM 6th Avenue to University to the Fourth Avenue / Fontana Bike Boulevard CycloviaTucson.org
2nd – Cyclovia Cyclocross presented by U of A Cyclocross after Cyclovia Nov 2nd Tucson Details in a week or so as I get them
NICA High School League Race 5 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell

 

www.arizonamtb.org
Silverbell Century

 

Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Ride a portion of El Tour route on northwest side, with long stretches of straight flat roads. www.BikeGaba.org
El Grupo’s Inaugural Fall Fondo

A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.   This is a ride not a race.

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

8AM (ish) – 3PM (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Avenue

www.elgrupocycling.org

Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

Sandbox Showdown It’s not the miles that matter, it’s the mind November 16 Sign up on the 15th at the Skybar from 7-9.
El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

 

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

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

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

 

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

Once again, This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together. All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR. If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships. However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind. Many agents spend money advertising for new business, 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.

Rider Back! The etiquette and skills for passing.

After the first NICA high School race my son Samuel and I had a conversation that lasted a better part of the drive from Prescott back to Tucson.  He felt that he could have done better in the race, but that he was unable to pass riders.  He mentioned riders not yielding, weaving to prevent passing and riders off the bike on hills who made it impossible to ride past them.  Sam, who is a considerate young man, (yes, I might be biased in my opinion) wanted to know how to pass without being over aggressive.

I have never thought of the proper etiquette when it comes to race day even though I’ve been in many races.  The only “circuit” mountain bike race I’ve done is the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo.  Since I have been more in participation than race mode,  I’m always quick to relinquish the trail and patient to pass.  In longer races like the Tour of the White Mountains or The Whiskey I’ve found the start is thought out with enough road or jeep trail to allow the racers to find the spot they naturally belong in.  There just is not that much passing to be an issue.

When we returned home I asked this question on facebook  “I’m writing an article about passing etiquette during mountain bike races. Also, skills for passing.”  I also sent notes to Olympian Todd Wells, Krista Parks, Chloe Woodruff and  Coach Jason Tullous asking their opinion on the subject.  The following are the responses.

Todd Wells said : Hi Damion, Thanks for the note. Passing is a big problem. I can imagine in NICA races it is a really big issue with such large fields and different ranges in ability. I think one of the rules for a NICA course is it has to be a certain percentage of double track or fire road to facilitate passing. When ever there is a wide range of abilities passing is always an issue. I find it also difficult when I am racing on a course with multiple categories and they aren’t pulling riders so we don’t’ have a clear track. At a World Cup race riders will fight you tooth and nail for every position and there is no courtesy, if you can take the position you do and if you can avoid giving it up at any cost you do as well. In less competitive races there is a more civil way of doing things. Generally the slower rider yields to the faster rider. That is not to say they jump off the trail but they move slightly to the side to allow the faster rider to pass with the least amount of resistance to their own speed. Most times this works. There are always riders that won’t get out of the way and no matter how nicely you ask they just don’t get it. In those instances it up to the rider, they can take the position forcefully or wait until the trail opens up to pass. If the race is low key I will usually try to accommodate the slower rider and wait to pass. If it is a big race or a lot of prize money on the line I will take the position however I can.

I like to yell long before I get to the person so they have time to look for a spot to pull off.

 

Krista Parks said:  Hey Damion!  yep it’s a tough one… it has to come from the top that blocking is not allowed, not even for a second. If that instruction is not clear and enforced the faster rider will end up being the bad guy. I try to keep talking, “rider back”, “when you get a chance”, “on your left” (like it or not 🙂 ). Once I lost patience with a guy on a downhill after 5 minutes of trying to get by on the rolling section and said, “wow you are really slow”. that worked and I thanked him nicely as I passed. Obviously being nice is better than winning a race, you make way more friends that way. It is much easier to come up behind a new friend, use their name and ask for a pass than to make enemies then try to get them to let you by…

Jason Tullous said:  Simply, the rules are you must yield to the faster rider and that’s something the Conference director should bring to the Coaches attention and then on down to the riders. Most of the athletes are new to the sport and may not understand. Of course that typically does not solve the problem. You  will have to get more aggressive. This should mostly happen at the start. In the course pre ride, you have to determine how hard you will need to start to position yourself well. When you do get stuck behind a slower rider, first be patient and know the passing lanes. Save your energy to pass at that moment. Be sure to have your elbows out just in case. 🙂

If they will not move, you’ll need to be aggressive in looking for unique passing opportunities and pester the rider in front of you by continually asking to pass, stating the rules, rubbing their tire, etc… I think the best solution are the rules and your pre ride giving you a race strategy.

 

I followed up the question with Coach Tullous and asked for techniques to pass

“Be in an easier gear. This allows you to accelerate quicker. MTBers are typically bad at this but they are always faster for it. Practice cadence.”

 

The comments on Facebook are below.  Some were more joking, but I left them in as they were humorous.

 

Lindsey Cooper: So, yelling “move it, b*%&$!” isn’t correct?????

Ryan Floden:  Be sure to include common remarks such as yelling “STRAVA” or “On your left”

Kyle Akin: how about something for the trail corker that won’t get out of the way when you’re trying to win a race?

Damion Alexander:  Kyle, that is what I’m looking for. Thoughts on what is appropriate when you are timed and trying to do your best regardless of if that is for a podium finish or simply to finish in the best time you can. The reason I’m on this is after the first NICA race I had a long conversation with Sam about this

John Mertes: You should pass like people do during the 24 hour race, if there is no room, run the slower person into a bush…thats always fun, especially when you are the slow person.

Ma Fin: What Mertes said! Be sure to fire a snot rocket at them as you are passing and riding them into a cactus

Liane Ehrich: How about passers should be respectful of the person that they are passing? If you are passing you are strong enough to wait a few seconds for a safe place to pass and then take the bad line. Those being passed should look for a safe place and call out the direction they want the passer to go. If the place is too short, the passer waits until a longer line presents itself. Communication and respect should be two ways

Lauren Denise Gowan DeLillo:  I think you’re getting a lot of great material for a really funny book or at least a magazine article.

Julia Strange:  I admit to being one of those slower people and really can say it stinks when you are trying to get over but there are cactus (or rocks or a cliff) and the faster person passes anyway knocking you into the said cactus. I always get over as quickly as I can, even stepping off the trail if I have to … But I refuse to ride intentionally into a cholla so that someone can get 10 extra seconds of time

Daryll McKenzie: Lately there has been much of the load to pass put on the passer and very little on the person being passed. Racing on single track esp. with the wide bar craze makes for some sketchy passing. Too many times I hear at race meetings to be nice when passing and if you get out of line it’s a penalty or DQ. This has now sent the message to those being passed they have little responsibility and even empowers them to stay in the middle of the trail giving less room to pass. It takes both racers to give some to make it work. Just on our squad last race we had 3 sprint finishes for a podium placing that were decided by 1 second. Putting in hard work to distance a competitor and then giving it all back sitting behind a lapper is frustrating, watching a competitor ride away from you while you are stuck behind a lapper even more frustrating. MTB racing is one of those sports were you have to have a certain etiquette as you said Damion. The race rules and meetings should put as much emphasis on the person being passed (they really control the trail and pass situation)as they do the passer.

Richard Biocca: what we have here is not a passing problem. It is an entitlement issue. Daryll McKenzie is right on the money. I have the been passed and have passed and it is important that people respect each other. I always try to be nice and ask to passee and exchange some kind words when trying to perform a pass. I am also guilty of giving up on my relationship with said passee after they become difficult and get attitudes etc. I then hammer down and leave them behind and hope their day improves. When being passed I do my best to get the f out of the way cuz I know I am not the fastest out there and want to give the respect that we should all expect and not be a speedbump. I would never yell Strava either.

 

Ira Getraer: If you are going to get off your bike get clear of the trail and wait until no one is coming up behind you before you walk over the section you didn’t want to ride. After walking over the section look back and be sure no one is about to come off that section before you get back on.

Jimmy Bees: Rubbing is racing

Elliot DuMont: Better yet why don’t people just exercise kindness and common sense. If you’re passing someone chances are you are the better rider and should give the passee noticeable heads up before arriving on their wheel, the passee should wait for the closest time they can allow the passer to move over, the paser should move as far to the opposite end of the trail making the passee feel as safe as possible, then when the passer passes they say, “hey thanks, have a kick ass ride” or “hey thanks, you’re doing great!” AND LEAVE THEM IN THE DUST!

Jolly Rogers: I call passes on singletrack, bike paths, roadways and in the bar. The passing person also needs not to be yelling 1/8th of a mile back “rider up” but rather approach the individual and make verbal contact without yelling like a douchebag and expect the person to instantly clear for you. You are over taking or passing someone so you are are responsible for a safe pass on BOTH parties and some portions o f trail only allow for one rider at a time.

Elliot DuMont: I’ve always been impressed with the pros and how kind and patient they are on the trail. I got passed as most of you have by Karl Dekkker at 24 hop and he was ridiculously patient and kind.

Kit Plummer:  This is not a suggestion, but something from another sport with similar issues. In professional motocross/supercross – lappees are waved with a special flag by workers around the track, to let them know that leaders are coming up behind – and they are to give way. For NICA one of the issues is that four categories (and unlimited breadth in each) make up the ridership on the trails. The lap/distrance differentials allow the varsity and JV categories to finish the races with out having the interference. But, it creates an opportunity for all racers to “use” the lap/slower traffic. Just based on the experience of the V/JV versus Soph/Frosh groups I could see where it would be beneficial to both to separate the actual races. Until something changes, I believe respect between passer and passee must baseline whatever the protocol is.

Alex Paterson: I have been asked a few times when I am trying to pass someone what my hurry is….well it may not be a race to them but it is to me. I am a slow climber but I make up for it on the descents. I know when someone is behind me on a climb and I do my best to let them by ASAP. I will take the rough blown out route to get around people on the decent and yell on your left as I pass someone . In a race like the Whiskey passing is a real problem and congestion is a bigger problem.

Alex Paterson:  A race like the 24 Hours is another perfect example of passing making a huge difference to your overall time. If you have spend and xtra 2 to 5 minutes passing slower traffic each lap you can really loose some time. It may only seem like 10 seconds to the person being passed but it seems like time is standing still to the person doing the passing.

Alisa Payne Neave:  Shoving someone into a cholla – not good manners!  Someone with a loud voice (like a certain youth cycling coach) got my attention at 24HOP to move on over

Jimmy Bees:  Motorcross also uses hip check or posting them in a corner. A tailwhip seals the deal

Mike Perr< y Kit Plummer, et al. If the league continues to grow at its current rate, in 2015 we will likely split teams into D1 and D2 (based on size). When that occurs we’ll increase from two start waves to three (with each category separate by 5 minute start intervals): Girls – V / JV / S / F, Boys – S1 / S2 / F1 / F2 and Boys – Varsity / JV1 / JV2. This will help alleviate some of the congestion created by lapped riders, but it’ll also result in longer race days and the V and JV boys racing in hotter temperatures (even when we start the season in northern AZ).

Craig Boydell:  Having a bell makes a big difference. It can be hard to sound nice when you’re anaerobic but a bell always sounds polite. Plus, you can ding it a couple of times from a ways back and it gives the rider more notice, especially if there’s a big speed difference. Once you get closer you can then “I’ll pass if I can”. This combination seemed to work great at the 24, thanks to Bryan Little handing out bells to the Hosie Cows crew.

Ben Elias:  Craig Boydell has a good technical solution that is easy to implement and compliments respectful attitudes whilst passing or yielding

Richard Biocca: Another great idea is to only ride at night (my strategy) as your lights will give the passee proper warning. If you approach fast enough they will get scared and jump off course fearing an alien abduction

Kyle Akin:first of all, this is why there is a mad dash to the single track in MBAA races… Passing slows you down.. and that really sucks if you’re really suffering while leading a race with chasers behind you. Ideally, as you’re approaching a slower rider, you ring your bell, or let them know you’re coming and say “when you get a chance”.. be clear about the side you will be passing. The slower rider SHOULD give priority to the passer and if need be, pull off to the side and stop. You must be very careful not to clip the rider you’re passing.

Kyle Helmke: Passing is a game of ethics, If you’re caught by someone please yield ASAP

Krista Park:  I remember reading UCI cross-country rules stating that blocking was forbidden and could earn that rider a DQ. In enduro it is more obvious who is faster, if you are caught you are 30 seconds slower, almost everyone is amazing at getting out of the way. If not, other racers will talk about the one or two people who are known blockers. If you are caught, get over right away, if you can’t get over, ride off the trail and stop. I have done that twice; yes, it messed up my time but that’s how it works, over-taking riders have the right-of-way.

Damion Alexander : Great conversation. Thanks for all the comments. Mike Perry, Thanks for the picture of what might come as the league grows. At the same time, the question I’m trying to get at is not just about having to many riders on the course. It is about the riders in your category who are not willing to yield when they should. For example, on some of the wider sections with ample room to pass, athletes were weaving from side to side to prevent passing. Riders were also unable to make some of the climbs and were walking with their bikes in the middle of the path. With El Grupo and especially Samuel, we hammer over and over the importance of being respectful. I’d rather see no podiums and good kids than those who have a win at all cost attitude. I also get that these are young adults who are still trying to figure out what is right and wrong and sometimes those lines are hard to be clear of. Especially at times we see adults who set a bad example.

I do want to give you and John Shumaker props for having this conversation prior to the race. I hope that at the next coaches meeting you will bring it up again. Perhaps even mentioning some of the great points my friends have made here.

Mike Perry:  As we remind at every race, passing can define the day for both riders involved, positively or negatively. Besides the coaches meeting, it’s covered with each group in staging and I addressed it in two news letters leading up to Race #1, too. Whether racing or JRA, passing happens. Be a role model. https://madmimi.com/p/ca6645 https://madmimi.com/p/b40835

Mike Ingram: at 24 HOP I have noticed that the really fast people were excellent passers, they let you know, were polite, and passed when it made sense — then there were those clowns who did a dangerous pass/cut-off 20 feet before the doubletrack and who then proceeded to slow down going up the bloody hill ( fighting for number 1991 vs 1992 nd place I guess )

Patrick Fraher:  The NICA & Arizona models are about sportsmanship on both parties accounts. I advise my kids to be safe whether passing or being passed. If there is no reasonable place to pull over then the passer will have to wait. If someone rams them, grabs their bars or causes injury to them, then we as coaches need to evaluate what we are teaching & correct it. Not every kid out there has racing experience going into these events & I really appreciate the league doing their best to emphasize safety. I don’t want my freshman girl getting run off the trail & quitting the team because of the unsportsmanlike attitude of a few. Nobody is earning a check yet & I’d rather they kept cycling the rest of their life instead of hating it. It is an ALL INCLUSIVE league, not just for the elite racer

Kristin Élise Hillman Fukuchi: I don’t know the rules about which side to pass on but a rider came up on me during a Mtn bike race and asked to pass so I pulled left because it was the safest spot for my riding ability and then he got mad that I didn’t pull right (off a pretty good cliff mind you). It’s not a road race, right? At least I pulled over and was trying to be nice. He still managed to get around but I think he lost 2 seconds of time.

 

Dave Sewell:  My experiences at races have almost always been positive, while passing, or more often being passed. Most people are kind and patient. Communication is the key.

Intentionally blocking a faster rider should be grounds for a flogging, it is unsportsmanlike childish. Being an ass when you are passing deserves the same treatment. Passing and being passed is something that should be coached, and practiced (on both ends) by racers. Faster riders cannot expect you to give up the good line if you are a passee, it is up to them to take the rough ride around line. But like Nicole said, there could be times where you need to just pull over and let the by. There are exceptions to every rule. Anyone off their bike or stopped should be off the good line, and like someone said above, make sure it is clear before trying to get back onto it.

Mark Flint:  course design/modification can also help. I just finished designing a new course, and we’re going to put in passing lanes wherever it’s feasible (i.e. whenever the side slope grade is low enough to make a wider track or a passing lane. The start has about a quarter mile of uphill that is wide, gradually tapering to singletrack. But as others have said, basic rules of courtesy and respect should (unfortunately don’t always) eliminate negative experiences.

Donald Lewis: It’s Mt Biking, there is no etiquette!

 

If you read through all of this, what do you think the take away is?  If you were a race director, how would you structure your rules?

Meeting At UAMC Hospital room with Deputy Art Gutierrez

Lorena Evan, Brendan Lyons, Rep. Ethan Orr and Senator Steve Farley meeting with Deputy Gutierrez to discuss bike safety laws.

Lorena Evans, Brendan Lyons, Rep. Ethan Orr and Senator Steve Farley meeting with Deputy Gutierrez to discuss bike safety laws.

50 weeks ago I went to UAMC- Diamonds Children center to see Brendan Lyons after he was in a collision on his bike while riding his bike on East Sunrise.   A few days later I orchestrated the media and a meeting in Brendan’s hospital room  with Senator Steve Farley and Representative Ethan Orr to discuss laws for cyclist safety.  As a result, we introduced 4 bills in the state legislature last year.  Unfortunately, not even one made it out of committee. Brendan and I have spent hundreds of hours in the past year trying to find ways to make cycling safer. Yesterday, El Tour de Tucson announced that Brendan and his girlfriend, Lorena Evans, who was also in the collision, are the honoree for the 2014 El Tour De Tucson.  Wednesday night, at 9:30 Brendan called me and told me that he had met with Office Art Gutierrez, who was struck from behind this week and at UAMC.  After burning the midnight oil, Thursday morning, life came full circle and I found myself at UAMC with the media, Rep Orr, Senator Farley, Brendan and Lorena.  This time in the hospital room we also had Pima County Sherriff Deputy Art Gutierrez,  his daughter, Cynthia,  girlfriend, Delia, as well as some of the Sherriff Department brass.

Brendan asked the Deputy if he would like his story shared.  Like so many people who serve our country, Art was willing to put his personal suffering aside if it might help save someone else.

His daughter Cynthia and son Alex are also cyclist.  They recently rode in El Tour De Mesa as a family and finished in about 3 and a half hours.  Cynthia was the first member of the family to get into cycling  7 years ago.  Art got on the bike because of her 5 years ago.  She recalled with a smile that in the first El Tour she rode with her Dad that it took them 8 hours.  In 2013 they had shaved over an hour and a half off that time.  Alex got on the bike last year and this year they were expecting to be even faster.  Delia also caught the bike fever and recently bought a bicycle.

The details of the accident are only too familiar.  A driver came up behind the Deputy and struck his Bike from Behind.  Statistically, this type of collision is the most common to result in a death.  All things considered, it looks as if Deputy Gutierrez  got off with only “minor” injuries ( If spending  days in the hospital and not knowing when you will be released are minor) He has no recollection of the actual collision and woke up in the hospital.

The following is from the interviews Deputy Gutierrez:

Deputy Gutierrez, much like Brendan after his accident talked a lot about how safety is every ones responsibility.  Both  the cyclist and the motorist.

He said it was “surprising” waking up at UAMC, he had no clue what had happened.

He is “hurting, sore, his body hurts, feeling down,  but feels fortunate that he is here.  Fortunate to be alive.  To know he will recover.  Thankful for his family and his co-workers. “

He has no broken bones, but possibly had a small stroke that has led to a lack of feeling on the right side of his body.  He has road rash all over his body.

When asked if he was going to get back on his bike he replied “as soon as I can,  It is something I really enjoy, I want to go back”.

Asked about the accident and who was at fault and how the Sherriff Department would investigate he said that the Dept.  will do a full investigation but that he has no recollection of what happened. A full investigation will be conducted to determine who was at fault.  He stated again that sometimes it is the cyclist, but that the investigation will determine the fault.

The driver did stick around after the collision.

The collision was on Tanque Verde between Houghton and Tanque Verde Loop.  He was on his way to ride up Mt. Lemmon to mile 4 or 5.  He had only gone about 3 miles on his ride.

When asked about stricter laws for motorist he said “there is a lot of impatience with todays drivers and not just with cyclist but with pedestrians … and with social media, people distracted constantly talking on the phone, texting, doing whatever they do… I see it every day as a patrol officer, I see it every day, but I also see the bikes making the same mistakes being dangerous and the pedestrians J walking and can’t wait,… we need to be more patient.  What the drivers need to understand is they are in a 4000 pound piece of moving machinery, if you hit a person they lose.”

He would like to see something done for the texting and the cell phone use for drivers.  Personally he finds it annoying and sees it all the time.  “Driving is a privilege, not a right.”

One thing that was very clear during the interview was how level headed and patient he is.  He understands that the solution is patients and understanding with efforts from everyone who uses the roads.  Perhaps if everyone can have a mindset like that, we could truly create an environment that is safer for everyone.  I’m so thankful that Deputy Art Gutierrez will make a full recovery and hope his spirit and ideas will spread throughout the Pima County Sherriff Dept.

Weekly Ride List September 20-27, 2014

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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

 

www.UofAcylcling.com    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starr Pass Intervals

Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM

About an Hour

 

Tommy Dean

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills

Bashas Kolb/Sunrise

Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

 

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout

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

Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oro Valley Mountain Bike

Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada

5:30AM

 

 

 

UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds

Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main

Wed

6:30AM

40-60 miles

 

www.UofACycling.com

Mt. Lemmon

University/Euclid

Wed

6:30AM

55-60 Miles

 

www.Fairwheelbike.com

JKG DnA Easy 

Udall Parking Lot

Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon

Casual

NoDrop

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

Honey Bee Canyon Mtn. Bike

Fast Rhino parking lot off of Rancho Vistoso.

Every other

Wed

6PM

 

 

http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Carolan Ride

Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

7:00AM

 46 miles

18-20 MPH

 

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

 

Damion Alexander

977-5664

U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill

Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main

Thurs

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles

Easy Ride

www.UofACycling.com

The JKG Flagship ride

Le Buzz

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin

Hammerfest

JKG Strava on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin

Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main

Friday

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles  

Team Time Trial Practice

www.UofACycling.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group 

Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday6:30AM

48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles

17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Oro Valley Bikes Ride

Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

6:30AM

50 miles

17-18 MPH

(520) 577-5511

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

60 Mile (can be extended to 100)

Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com

The Big Boy Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30 AM

60 Miles(can be extended to 100)

Faster

www.fairwheelbikes.com

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride

Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 6:30AM

 

 

Scott 296-7819

DWC Ventana  Saturday Morning Coffee Ride

Starbucks on 1st Avenue and Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday

(do you know)

30-50 miles

 

(looking for a contact)

Miles Ahead Shop Ride

Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon

6:30 AM

 

Fast

Geoff 751-0555

Ben’s Bike Bide

At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM

6-10 miles

Easy

www.bensbikestucson.com

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride

Varies- email Steve  to be on the list

Saturday Morning

 

 

steve@sabinocycles.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride

Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly.

Saturday Morning

 

 

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride

6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

 

 

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

THIS WEEKS RIDES

What

Location

Date/Time

Distance

Speed

Contact- More Info

TORCA Bug Springs at Night

 

Shuttle from Molina Basin at 6:45 PM

Thurs Sept 18  6:45PM

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/356514061167090/?fref=ts

Saguaro National

Monument

LaBuzz

Sept 19

7am

25-35 Miles

b-C plus

Cactus

Jay 529-0436

Pima County Fairground loop Ride

Udall Park

19

6:30

45 miles

15-16

GABA

Observatory or Bust

Le Buzz

 

Sat

Sept 20

6:15AM

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/489824454486724/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Broadway Bikes

Broadway Bikes 140 S Sarnoff Dr

9/20

7:00AM

TTT Loop

 

Scott Johnson scott@broadwaybicycles.com

Vestemb-er Bike Party

Flagpole West of Old Main

U of A

Sat

Sept 20

 

7:00PM

Slow cruise

8-10 miles

https://www.facebook.com/events/843609222317413/?fref=ts

Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week  2

Udall Parking Lot

Sept 21

6:30AM

59 miles

All Speeds

Self supported

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

Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Wk 2

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sept 21

6:30AM

58 miles

All speeds self supported

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

Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Wk 2

Bashas’

 

3275 Swan Road

Sept 21

7:00 AM

30 miles

 

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

Riders for a Cure Training rides

Starbuck’s @ SE corner Swan and Sunrise

Sept 21

6:30

50 Miles

2 speeds

No Drop

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/537905424

Sabino Saturday Ride

Sabino Cycles

Sabino &

Tanque Verde

Sept 21

6:30

30-32 miles

18-19

And 15

No drop

Steve at Sabino Cycles

Monday Ride West

Beyond Bread Oracle and Ina

Sept 22

25 miles plus or minus

B or B plus

Cactus

Ken Vieira 668-5000

Pistol Hill Vail-Drexel  Loop Ride

Udall Park

Sept 22th

6:30AM

60

14-16

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

Monday Night at Hope Camp

Hope Camp Trailhead

Sept 22

7:00PM

 

 

 

Pistol Hill Loop Ride

Udall

Sept 24th

45

14-16

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

Wednesday Night at Starr Pass

Richard Genser Tralhead

Sept 24

6:15

 

 

 

Business Builder Bike Ride

Fantasy Island

Sept24, 4:00pm.

15-25

Go at your own pace

http://www.cirrusvisual.com/ourcompany/bizandbikes.html

Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride

Udall

Sept 26th

45

 

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

EVENTS

What

Location

Date

Contact

 

 

 

 

Tucson Bike Party – Vestember

Community bike ride.  Show up wearing your best Vest

Flagpole 6:30

September20

 

TORCA September Trailwork – Sunset Trail

Meeting at Le Buzz 8am. Shuttles set up. Please bring plenty of water and your favorite pair of work gloves. Have tools, bring them.

Sept 20

8AM

www.facebook.com/events/734354793270541/?fref=ts

An Evening with Kathryn Bertine who will talk about her new book “The Road Less Taken” and what it was like to be part of a movement to have the world recognize that women’s cycling was not on an even road.

Bicycle Ranch

Of Tucson

7090 N Oracle Rd Suite 198

September 21st 5PM

 

 

 

 

 

Steve at Bike Ranch

520) 219-4311

Bikealalia : A Dionysian nocturnal bike revel

TBD- Somewhere in central Tucson

September 23,

 

BBBR

Fantasy Island

September 24

 

Challenged Athletes Foundation Day @ California Pizza Kitchen

4500 N Oracle Road

Sept 25th 11:00- 21:30

 

TORCA Trailwork C.D.O.  an overnighter to get more work done and because the logistics are tough. C.D.O. is a Tucson gem in the rough..

 

October 18

www.facebook.com/events/756630747732476/?fref=ts 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES

Name

Description

Date

Location

Contact Info

Kannally Ranch Romp

Cross-Country and Short Track races. Courses are on designated multi-use paths through the park, including sections of dirt two-track, trail and main park road.

Sat and Sunday

September 20th and 21st

Oracle State Park

3820 Wildlife Dr.

www.uacycling.com 

Andrew Keller  

askkeller@email.arizona.edu 

 

Kitt Peak Time Trial

An 11.6 Mile time trial with 3400 feet of vertical

Sunday

Sept 21

Base of Kitt Peak

Donald Melhado 

dmelhado@cox.net   

NICA High School League Race 2

 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories.

Sunday

Sept 28

Fort Valley Trail System – Flagstaff

www.arizonamtb.org

Tumacacori Century

Also called the Ël Tour De Tucson Training Ride” The most popular GABA bicycle ride in Southern Arizona! Three options are available for riders from novice to very experienced cyclists: 42.8, 82 and 101 miles!

 

 

Sunday October 19,2014

Sahuarita Town Hall

www.BikeGaba.org

Cochise County Cycling

Classic

165 mile 95 miles 47 miles and a

* NEW * 27 mile start time: 

Oct 10

Cochise county fair-ground

www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic

NICA High School League Race 3

 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories.

Sunday

Oct 12

McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills

www.arizonamtb.org

NICA High School League Race 4

Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories.

Sunday

Oct 26

 SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City

 

www.arizonamtb.org

NICA High School League Race 5

Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories.

Sunday

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell

 

www.arizonamtb.org

Silverbell Century

 

Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Ride  a portion of  El Tour route on  northwest side, with long stretches of straight flat roads.

www.BikeGaba.org

El Grupo’s Inaugural Fall Fondo

A Ride to Support Youth Cycling

40 or 80 mile option

November 16, 2014

8AM (ish) – 3PM (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Avenue

www.elgrupocycling.org

Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

El Tour De Tucson

40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson

Sat

Nov 22

Tucson

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

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the rides I have pulled from the following resources.  I have done my best to be accurate, but with a weekly project like this, I am sure there will be occasional errors.  Also, rides sometimes are canceled or changed.  If you show up and no one is there, do what I do.  Go for a bike ride.  It makes everything better.

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

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

The Community Bike Ride List

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   www.UofAcylcling.com
           
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour   Tommy Dean

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

  Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

60 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Honey Bee Canyon Mtn. Bike Fast Rhino parking lot off of Rancho Vistoso. Every other

Wed

6PM

    http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/

 

           
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

6:30AM

  18-21 miles  
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   Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday6:30AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

6:00AM

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

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 6:30AM     Scott 296-7819
DWC Ventana  Saturday Morning   Coffee Ride Starbucks on 1st Avenue and Oracle Road in Oro Valley Saturday

(do you know)

30-50 miles   (looking for a contact)
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 6:30 AM   Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on   the list Saturday Morning     steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.    Different route weekly. Saturday Morning     www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

           
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

    www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

THIS WEEKS RIDES

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Udall Park Parking Lot Sept 12 6:00AM 45 Miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
River Park to Gates and back Rillito River Bike Path, about ½ mile West of La Canada. Sat Sept 13 6:30AM 36 MIles No Rider Left Behind http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week  1

 

Udall Parking Lot Sunday Sept 14

 

6:30 AM

46 miles All speeds Fast to Slow. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week  1 Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday Sept  14

 

6:30 AM

48 miles All speeds. Fast to slow.

 

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

East Side Wk 1

Bashas’

3275 Swan Road,

Sunday

Sept 14

 

7:00 AM

25 Miles   http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
MTB Addicts Starr Pass/ Stone House Richard Genser Trailhead

Starr Pass

Sunday Sept 14

7:00AM

  https://www.facebook.com/events/1461901937416818/
BICAS Zombie   Climb of The Undead Flagpole West of Old Main on UA Campus Sunday Sept 14

 

5:00PM

1.5 hours

5 challenges

Drinks after

5:30 – 7:00 Ride of the Undead, 5 challenges

Cruise Race or at your pace https://www.facebook.com/events/316140788553160/?fref=ts
Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot

Irvington / Harrison Rds

Mon

Sept15

 

7:00 PM

Light’s are a must!  Plan on 2 hours.

  http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/204321292/
Monday Ride West Side Beyond Bread • Oracle & Ina • SE Corner Mon Sept 15

 

7:00 AM

25+-5 miles

  http://www.cactuscycling.org
Velo/Vets

Come ride with Veterans and friends

Adjacent to Mobility Fitness Institute. N end of Dragoon, just W of Grant   and I-10. Tues

Sept 16

 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

5-25   http://www.cactuscycling.org

 

Giuliana Donnelly

465-5186

Robles Pass Robles Trailhead W. Irvington Rd Wed Sept 17

 

6:30AM

    http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/205847732/
TORCA Bug Springs at Night

 

Shuttle from Molina Basin at 6:45 PM Thurs Sept 18  6:45PM

 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/356514061167090/?fref=ts
Observ-

atory or Bust

Le Buzz Sat

Sept 20

6:15AM

    https://www.facebook.com/events/489824454486724/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Vestemb-er Bike Party Flagpole West of Old Main

U of A

Sat

Sept 20

 

7:00PM

Slow cruise 8-10 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/843609222317413/?fref=ts

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Lisa Ribes Roberts, professional triathlete and Cat 1 racer, will be   discussing the mental aspects of training and racing. If time allows,   discussing nutrition and its effects on your mental game. Mona’s Danish Bakery

4777 E. Sunrise Dr. Ste 113

September 13

4:00 – 5:30

Lisa Ribes Roberts
Tu Nidito Fundraiser at Baja Cafe Café Baja

7002 E. Broadway Blvd.

September 13th

5:00-10:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/1475676386003977/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Living Street Alliance Open House MOCA

265 S Church Ave

 

September 15th

6:30 -8:00PM

http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org   http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/join-us-at-lsas-fall-open-house/ http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/join-us-at-lsas-fall-open-house/
TORCA September Trailwork – Sunset Trail Meeting at Le Buzz 8am. Shuttles set up. Please bring plenty of water and   your favorite pair of work gloves. Have tools, bring them. Sept 20

8AM

www.facebook.com/events/734354793270541/?fref=ts
An Evening with Kathryn Bertine who will talk   about her new book “The Road Less Taken” and what it was like to be   part of a movement to have the world recognize that women’s cycling was not   on an even road. Bicycle Ranch

Of Tucson

7090 N Oracle Rd Suite 198

September 21st 5PM Steve at Bike Ranch

520) 219-4311

TORCA Trailwork C.D.O.  an   overnighter to get more work done and because the logistics are tough. C.D.O.   is a Tucson gem in the rough..   October 18 www.facebook.com/events/756630747732476/?fref=ts

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
 

Tri for Acts of Kindness

Sprint Tri, Duathlon, and 5k Run/Walk

 

100% of your entry fee goes to The Shyann Kindness Project

Saturday September 13th

6:30AM

La Mariposa Resort

 

1501 N. Houghton Rd

www.triforkindness.org
NICA High School League Race 1 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men   and Women categories. Sunday September 14 Pioneer Park – Prescott www.arizonamtb.org
Kannally Ranch Romp Cross-Country and Short Track races. Courses are on designated   multi-use paths through the park, including sections of dirt two-track, trail   and main park road. Sat and Sunday

September 20th and 21st

Oracle State Park

3820 Wildlife Dr.

www.uacycling.com

Andrew Keller

askkeller@email.arizona.edu

 

Kitt Peak Time Trial An 11.6 Mile time trial with 3400 feet of vertical Sunday

Sept 21

Base of Kitt Peak Donald Melhado

dmelhado@cox.net

NICA High School League Race 2  Freshman,   Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women   categories. Sunday

Sept 28

Fort Valley Trail System – Flagstaff www.arizonamtb.org
Tumacacori Century Also called the Ël Tour De Tucson Training Ride” The most popular GABA bicycle ride in Southern   Arizona! Three options are available for riders from novice to very   experienced cyclists: 42.8, 82 and 101 miles!

 

 

Sunday October 19,2014 Sahuarita Town Hall www.BikeGaba.org
Cochise County Cycling

Classic

165 mile 95 miles 47 miles and a

* NEW * 27 mile start time:

Oct 10 Cochise county fair-

ground

www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic
NICA High School League Race 3  Freshman,   Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women   categories. Sunday

Oct 12

McDowell Mountain Regional   Park – Fountain Hills www.arizonamtb.org
NICA High School League Race 4 Freshman,   Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women   categories. Sunday

Oct 26

 SARA Park   Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City

 

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

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional   Park  – Waddell

 

www.arizonamtb.org
Silverbell Century

 

Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Ride  a portion of  El Tour route on  northwest side, with long stretches of   straight flat roads. www.BikeGaba.org
El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
         

 

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