Monthly Archives: December 2014

Arizona Bicycle Center- Tucson’s Velodrome project

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

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

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

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The brief History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location

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

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

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

Community Support

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

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

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

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

Operating Agreement

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

Educational component

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

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

Again, Here is the link for the survey.

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

Community Bike Ride List for The Holiday Season

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  My gift for you is all the rides all in one place.

If you would do me a favor in return (It’s actually for you),  can you take 90 seconds and fill this from out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dYZtqKFdnyz_ILEUxz3HBMTN_fcW7P_RlV8plJ5AzE/viewform.  It is for putting a Velodrome on the next bond election.  I appreciate that many of you will never use this, but it is good for the cycling community as a whole.  The day will come when your single track, BMX track or favorite road  is in need of support and  I’ll be asking others  to step up and support you as well.  This is about making Southern Arizona the best cycling community in the Universe.

This weeks Community Ride List includes rides for the next few weeks.  Personally, I’m planning my rides over the vacation and it was nice to see everything for a few weeks in one place.   Tucson MTB puts out a list of the 8 days of Mountain Bike Rides.  This list helps expand that to the 15 Mountain Bike Rides.  If the road is your thing there are 19 rides over the holiday season.  That does not even include the standard weekly rides.

Looking for Motivation in 2015?  Check out the race section.  Mountain Biking Associaion and USA Cycling posted their spring races and they are all listed here as well as some charity events.

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Ben’s Bikes
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

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

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

River/Campbell

Thurs

8:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 8:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

8:00AM

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

John McCarrell

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

520-

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

 

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
Sabino Cycles Shop Ride Brewd On Sabino Canyon 12/20/14

7:30AM

35-40 No Drop Steve Wetmore
Zona Cycling  DOWN TO THE BRIDGE AND BACK Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop 12/20/2014

830AM

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

Easy Peasy Social Ride with Brunch

 

Le Buzz Sunday

12.21.14

9:15AM

21 miles See the name of the ride http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219259874/
GABA Tuesday Ride to Pistol Hill Starbucks 9525 E. Old Spanish Trail Tue Dec 23

9:00 AM

rolling average of 12-14 33 miles http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219283299/
Gates Pass and Picture Rocks Silverbell & Cortaro Rds Beside Wheeler Taft Library 7800 N Schisler Dr. Tuesday

12.23.14

16MPH 38.69 approximatly http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1822083
3rd annual Christmas eve family ride! The Loop at Craycroft and Rillito Wednesday12.24.14

9:00AM

6 miles, perhaps more “family” pace.                        https://www.facebook.com/events/1535370496705203/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday 12.24.14

10AM

26-35 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1820983   Jay 529-0436
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

1.24.14

8:00 AM

47 mile 14-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219279524/
Saguaro National Monument LaBuzz

Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy

12.26.14 25-35 miles 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1820982
GABA Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park 7290 E. Tanque Verde Fri Dec 26

8:00 AM

48 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219280077/
Ride to Sonoita Christmas Weekend Bruegger’s at Houghton and Rita) or dirt parking lot just south of  Sonoita/Patagonia exit from I-10 Sunday

12.28.14

70 mile 8AM

50 mile about 830AM

50 or 71 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1594310860797284/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Ina/Oracle Mon

12.29.14

9:00 AM

39 miles 16- 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1804616 Ken Vieira 668-5000
GABA The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.29.14

8AM

60 miles 15-16 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219279460/
Tuesday Ride. NE Tucson loop ride and lunch after Starbucks 9525 E. Old Spanish Trail Tuesday

12.30.14

9:00AM

30 Miles 12-14 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219321131/
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.31.14

47 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219279539/
GABA New Year’s Day – The Loop Ride (West Start) The Loop Bike Shop  3201 West Diamond Street, Thursday

01.01.15

9AM

58Miles Your pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219361241/
GABA New Year’s Day – The Loop Ride (East Start) Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Thursday

01.01.15

9AM

58 miles Your pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219361098/
Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

01.02.15

48MPH 15-16

MPH

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219280151/
3rd annual Together we thrive ride UAMC 01.08.14

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

 

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Trail! (On Tuesday Night this week)

Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead

4005 N Tortolita Road,

Tuesday

12.23.14

6:15PM

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219141117/

Festivus for the rest of us at Honeybee Canyon

 

NE Corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Sun City Blvd

 

Thursday

12.25.14

10AM

15 miles http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219359769/
Honeybee Trails w/ Cochise Springs Loop In the saddle parking lot at 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Dr Friday

12.26.14

9AM

Approx. 20 miles. Expect 2-3 hours traveling as a group.
TORCA Bug Spring thru Millie Dec Group Ride We will be meeting at Suzenu 8am for shuttles. Saturday

12.27.14

8:00 AM

not a beginner friendly ride https://www.facebook.com/events/1017823804901066/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Diablo. Mtn Loop, Near Tubac Saturday

12.27.14

9AM

28 miles 2500 ft of climbing http://tucsonmtb.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9332 Led by Chuck Hill.
Dave’s tourture ride of the year!

December 27

Loma Alta Trailhead 12.27.14

9:30ish4-5 hours, Bring Lunch

https://www.facebook.com/events/895704800454727/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

SDMB: AZTrail Shuttle Ride: Lakes Rd. to Camino Loma alta Camino Loma Alta 12.28.14

9AM

31 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/624607187661681/
Night Ride at Starr Pass

 

 

Starr Pass Genser TH Monday

12.29.14

6:30 PM

led by Evan Pilling.
SAMBA night ride at 50 Year Trail. 615pm @.

 

 

 

Golder Ranch Trail Head Tuesday 12/30

6:15pm

Out to the Chutes & back, then to the FS gate & back. No drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219154553/
TORCA TMP/Robles Beatdown loop.

 

Cmo De Oeste Trailhead Wednesday 12.31.14

10AM

http://tucsonmtb.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9337&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
MTB Addicts: Fantasy Island Ride

 

Fantasy Island Ride; 12PM @ Valencia Entrance Thursday

01.01.2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/863885010311402/
Friday 1/2 SAMBA: AZT/ATV Ride Pass Le Buzz Friday

1.2.14

9AM

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219187528/
Fat Tire Finesse: Upper 50 Year Golder Ranch TH Saturday 1.3.15 9AM https://www.facebook.com/events/870493482990348/
Catalina Brewing Company: Baby Jesus/50 Year @ Golder Ranch TH Sunday 1.4.15

8AM

http://tucsonmtb.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9323

Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass

  • Robles Trailhead
    • Wed
    • 07.14
      6:15 PM

     

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

     

    EVENTS

    What Location Date Contact
    Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Jan 14, 2015
    GABA Beyond Event (Bike Repair and Information Table) Armory Park

     

    221 S. 6th Ave

    1.10.15 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219283203/
    Cactus Cycling Annual Meeting Pima County Medical Society Building 1.30.15

    6PM

    http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1815395
    Consider Yourself Challenged!~ An Inspirational community Event for CAF Tucson Jewish Community Center,

    3800 E River Rd

    2.8.15

    5:30-7:30

    https://www.facebook.com/events/171017389735211/192665810903702/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

    Name Description Date Location Contact Info
    12 hours of Papago Ride solo, with a friend or on a team to tackle this looped course in Tempe Saturday

    1.10.15

    Papago Park http://www.12hoursinthepapago.com/
    The North End Classic Pro-Cat 5 Criterium races in Yuma Arizona 1.17.15 Yuma, Arizona northendclassic@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/NorthEndClassic
    McDowell Meltdown A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race.

     

    1.17.15 McDowell MTN. Regional Park

    16300 McDowell

    http://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/
    Avondale Criterium Series USAC Crit Race

    Pro through Cat 5 and Juniors, mens/womens

    1.18.15 11350 Civic Center Drive

    Avondale, AZ

    http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=177
    A Race Against Time Time Trial and All proceeds go towards cancer survivorship 1.25.15 Picacho Peak Travel Center Exit 219 of i-10 http://www.teamcolleen.org/news/150/A-Race-Against-Time-2015.html
    Santa Catalina Omnium 1.31.15 &

    2.1.15

    Joseph Iuliano  jiuliano88@gmail.com
    Hedgehog Hustle (Estrella) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 1.31.15 Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Goodyear
    http://mbaa.net/racing/estrella-hedgehog-hustle/
    Valley of The Sun Stage Race 3 day stage race 2.13.15

    2.14.15

    2.15.15

    Phoenix http://www.wmrc.org/

    Brian Lemke
    vosinfo@wmrc.org

    24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race.  Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! 2.13.15

    2.14.15

    2.15.15

    Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
    Havasu Havoc A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 2.21.15 Lake Havasu
    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

    White Tank Whirlwind A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 3.7.15 White Tanks Regional Park

    Waddell, AZ

    http://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
    Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race 3.13.15

    3.14.15

    3.15.15

    McCain Loop TT

    Sauharita Road

    Pima CC West Crit

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

     

    3.14.15 UnitedHealthcare Offices, 4425 E. Cotton Center Blvd http://ride2recovery.com/honorRide.php
    MARC in the Park (Team event) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 3.28.15 McDowell Mtn. Regional Park

    16300 McDowell

    http://mbaa.net/racing/5-team-event-marc-in-the-park/
    Foray at the Fort (Sierra Vista) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 4.11.15 Fort Huachucha

    556 Auger Ave.

    http://mbaa.net/racing/3-sierra-vista-foray-at-the-fort/
    Whiskey Off Road 7 races.  One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. 4.24.15

    4.25.15

    4.26.15

    Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6
    Flagstaff Frenzy (Flagstaff) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 5.16.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/7-flagstaff-flagstaff-frenzy/
    Super D (Flagstaff) FUN-D raiser for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. 5.17.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/super-d/

     

    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.

    Ride list for the weekend of December 20-21 2014

    Life is getting in the way of life again.  Due to work, visiting family, sickness, and a need to go on a bike ride, I only finished this weekends rides and will need to post the rest after the weekend.

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

    What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
    Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

     

    Saturday 8:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

    MPH

    Free Breakfast after ride
    Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

    4749 E Sunrise

    Sat

    8:00AM

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

    John McCarrell

    The

    Old   Man Shootout

    University and

    Euclid

    Saturday 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

    20 MPH+

    www.fairwheelbikes.com
    The Big Boy Shootout University and

    Euclid

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

    No drop

    pbs054@performanceinc.com

    520-296-4715

    Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

    Call Scott

    Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
    Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
    Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

    7431 Houghton

    8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

    520-574-2453

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

    520-

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

     

    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

     

    ROAD RIDES

    What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
    Sabino Cycles Shop Ride Brewd On Sabino Canyon 12/20/14

    7:30AM

    35-40 No Drop Steve Wetmore
    Zona Cycling  DOWN TO THE BRIDGE AND BACK Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop 12/20/2014

    830AM

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

    Easy Peasy Social Ride with Brunch

     

    Le Buzz Sunday

    12.21.14

    9:15AM

    21 miles See the name of the ride http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219259874/

    MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

    What Location Date

    Time

    Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
    SDMB TLC – Sweetwater – Finish the new trails – Part II – Redux! NE Corner Silverbell and Sweetwater Saturday

    12.20.14

    This is building a better tomorrow. Meet at the NE corner of Silverbell and Sweetwater promptly at 8am to arrange carpools. https://www.facebook.com/events/819683641388385/?ref=51&source=1 RSVP below or to trailsteward@sdmb.org
    Sunday Ride 12-21-14 Race Loop! 1 N Calle Rinconado Sunday 12.21.14 18 miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/events/355543251297225/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com
    Old Pueblo MTB: Sweetwater Preserve Shortest Day of the Year Ride Sweetwater Trailhead

     

    Sunday 12.21.14

    3:00PM

    9 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1648523188708073/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

     

    Todd Rasmussen 520 256 1340

     

    EVENTS

    What Location Date Contact
    Kathryn’s Barnes & Noble holiday book signing Barnes & Noble  5130 E Broadway Blvd 12.21.14

    4-5:30

    https://www.facebook.com/events/383767031789893/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
    Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Jan 14, 2015

     

    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.

    Tucson Velodrome. To be or not to be?

    Tucson and a Velodrome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joey Luliiano

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

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

    Ted Frohling did not speak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION of the VELODROME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Damion Alexander as Bike Pilgrim

    Community Bike Ride List December 13-19

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

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

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

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

     

    THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

    PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

    THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

     

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

     

    EVENTS

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

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

     

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

    Community Bike Ride List December 6-13

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

     

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

    MPH

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

    John McCarrell

     

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

     

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

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

    7290 E. Tanque Verde,

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 

    9:00 AM

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

    Saturday, Dec 6

    10am-12pm

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

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

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

    7:45 AM

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

    Camino Loma Alta

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 

    8:00 AM

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

    6:30 PM

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

    EVENTS

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

    33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

    SaturdayDecember 6

    11-5 early bid

    6-9 sil.  auction

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

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

    Pemberton Trail

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

    jiuliano88@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Pima CC West Crit

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

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

    Community Bike Ride List December 06-13, 2014

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

     

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

    MPH

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

    John McCarrell

     

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

     

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

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

    7290 E. Tanque Verde,

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 

    9:00 AM

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

    Saturday, Dec 6

    10am-12pm

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

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

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

    7:45 AM

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

    Camino Loma Alta

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 

    8:00 AM

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

    6:30 PM

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

     

    EVENTS

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

    33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

    SaturdayDecember 6

    11-5 early bid

    6-9 sil. auction

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

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

    Pemberton Trail

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

    jiuliano88@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Pima CC West Crit

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

     

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