Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ride List for the Week of September 17-24

Have you felt it?  That slight chill in the air on the morning rides.  It’s a sign that most ride times will be changing.  The necessity to wake up at 4:30 in the AM is long gone and soon we will all be able to claim a full night of sleep.

This weekend is the Oracle Gravel Grinder.  I’m excited to be sponsoring this new race and will be out taking pictures this weekend.

Bad news alert.  I and so many others in the community gave it the Ole’ College try and then some, but the HOA has voted to shut down the access on October 1 to Honeybee Trail.  Want more info.  Check out my blog. http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=824 .

I’ve been playing more with videos and am trying to make one for every ride on the list so you can get a feel for it and if it’s a ride you want to do.  Here is one from the Tuesday Night Social Ride last week. I’m posting them on you tube under Bike Pilgrim.  Please subscribe to the page.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=693n-PnOF6E

On Thursday Night at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort the town of Oro Valley is holding a Community Conversation On DISTRACTED DRIVING.  For all of us, please show up.

Damion

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

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

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

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

Pima County El Tour Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop is a cycling celebration kicking off El Tour season & encourage use of The Loop.
September 17, 2016
6:30 – 11:00 am

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

Tu Nidito- Ride for a child pin

Hide Map

Bicycle Ranch Tucson

Saturday

9.17.16

6:30AM

  12-16 https://www.facebook.com/events/1779506465639823/
Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride
Starbucks at River and Campbell Monday

09.18.16

 

61.51 Groups A, B and C Routes and multiple speed Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Ride for a Child Group Ride
Oro Valley Bicycle (2850 W. Ina Road – Ina/Shannon.) Tuesday

09.20.16

6:00 AM

  Good for beginner cyclists https://www.facebook.com/events/171826339922122/ by  Edmundo Zevallos.

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Old Pueblo MTB: Sweetwater Preserve Sweetwater Trailhead Sunday

09.18.16

4:00 PM

For  sure, main 8 mlle loop with the option of adding Stone House loop which makes it 11 miles. https://www.facebook.com/events/1606353426331660/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring.

 

Meeting at the Molino parking lot at 7pm to get shuttles Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
September TLC Day: Starr Pass Richard Genser Trail Starr Pass September 18 at 7 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/533275100193827/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class! Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM  

https://www.facebook.com/events/683666685116277/

Community Conversation On DISTRACTED DRIVING Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Thursday

September 22

6PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/186737088425423/
October Trail Work Day Prison Camp sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycles Prison Camp trail Saturday, October 1 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/630608903764058/
Oro Valley BIKE SWAP  SELL

 

Steam Pump Ranch

10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00pm

 

For more info, please call Lynanne Dellerman at 520-229-5052.

To reserve your vendor spot, please call Joel Woppert at 520-229-5064.

Web site:  https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

GABA Bike Swap Silver City,

New Mexico

Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring. Molino parking lot Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
Bradshaw Grinder Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City NM Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.tourofthegila.com/gila-monster-challenge-gran-fondue-2016/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

Ride for Carlos 1 Year Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails Sunday, October 9 at 9 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605565166430443/
The Great Fall Cowtown Campout ORDINARY BIKE SHOP October 15

1 PM to Oct 16 at 1 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/282452768801941/
Flat Tire Cross 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316
The Ride430 Challenge Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Scenic Arizona Bicycle Classic, Globe, AZ October 22, 2016, www.scenicarizonabicycleclassic.com, call at (928) 200-3636, or email info@scenicarizonaevents.com .
LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Trail access to Honeybee Canyon

Honeybee Update:

While this message is being written as a result of access being restricted at Honeybee Trails, it is actually part of a much broader messaging that every Mountain Biker needs to hear and share.  Don’t be “That Guy”.

One of my volunteering positions is with the Bike Patrol at Sabino Canyon.   It is a privilege, not a right to ride our bikes in Sabino Canyon.  At any moment, if the rules are being broken, the District Ranger could restrict bike access.  When I encounter cyclist breaking the rules, my message is simple “Don’t be that guy”.  “That Guy” is the one who is going to ruin it for the rest of us.

What does this have to do with Honeybee Trails?  Everything!  The HOA owns the land were the WAPA easement exists and it is a privilege for us to use it.  They set up some rules and some in the community ignored them.  We have been “That Guy”.  The HOA feels they have given us adequate opportunity to change our behaviors and we did not.

This week I met with Kristy Diaz-Trahan, the Parks and Recreation Department Director at Oro Valley as well as the HOA president, Michael Douglas to discuss a plan for a new trail. Pima County is starting to work on access from the Loop up Big Wash and around the North side of Sun City Vistoso.  This is a plan that includes working with the State Land Trust, Oro Valley, Land acquisition from Vistoso Partners, Cultural mitigation (archeological), funding, and building of the trail.  The time frame to complete this may be as long as 3 years.  Because of all of you showing up at the Oro Valley Town Council meeting this trail is now a priority and your continual support may help us move that time frame up, but it leaves us without access as of October 1, 2016.

We asked the HOA to reconsider the closure until we can complete this plan, but the feeling I had from the meeting is that we have done nothing to deserve the access on the WAPA trail to remain open.  They asked for assurances that if they were to keep it open that the rules will be followed.  As we have done for the past few months, we offered to set up volunteers on the trail head and educate cyclist and to share with the cycling community the rules via SDMB, SAMBA, TORCA and The Damion Alexander Team.  The town of Oro Valley offered to have representatives from  OVPD to be stationed at the trail head.  We also asked them to tell us exactly what they would like to see from us to keep the trail open.

The Honeybee Ridge HOA board meeting was yesterday and Kristy Diaz-Trahan and a Lieutenant from The Oro Valley PD spoke to approximately 30 home owners from the community.  The 3 man HOA board decided that they are not changing their position and the access will be shut down.

So what do we do now?  1- Keep attending Oro Valley Town Council Meetings and letting all elected officials know how important a permanent access trail is.  2- Obey the posted rules.  3- Let others know they need to do the same.  4- Don’t make any plans to ride the trail after October 1, 2016 unless a compromise has been reached (I’m still hopeful). 5- Look at protecting the access based on prescriptive rights based on adverse possession.  6- You tell me.

As new information becomes available I’ll be sharing it on my blog www.bikepilgrim.com as well as on Facebook from The Damion Alexander Team.

ride list

The bike ride list is below, Sorry it’s a day late.  Life got in the way of life again.

An update on Honeybee Canyon Trail Access.

First and foremost, YOU ROCK!!!! The community showed up in a big way last night at the Oro Valley Council Meeting. I was told it was the most people ever to attend a town council meeting. Whatever happens, we have at the very least shown Oro Valley how important Cycling is to the community. Again, THANKS!!!!

At the very end of the Town Council meeting, there was a “Future Agenda” discussion. Council setup an Executive Session (closed door) on Sept 23 and requested legal opinions and options relative to the access issue.

I’m very pleased with a conversation I had with the HOA president after the TC meeting that has resulted in an appointment being set with the HOA , myself and Parks and Rec Manager from Oro Valley.

In my dream world, the outcome will be that the HOA deeds the land to the Town of Oro Valley and it remains open for trail access until a time that Oro Valley can create a new trail head with parking, restrooms and a permanent trail to access the State Trust land.

I’m sure another opportunity will come up soon where we will all need to show up. I’ll share it on The Damion Alexander Team facebook page page, so please like it if you have not.

I recommend becoming a member of Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists and or TORCA-Tucson Offroad Cyclists & Activists. While I was the point and organizer on this last meeting, both of these organizations are advocating for Mountain Bikers, trail use, and trail maintenance every day. Last night we saw the power of what we can accomplish when we work together.

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

 

 

Ride on,

 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:30AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

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

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

 

911 Memorial Ride Thin Blue Line Cycling Honoring Mercado St. Augustin, Tucson AZ  

Sunday

09.11.16

6:30AM

25 miles 11-14 https://www.facebook.com/events/1400289386666335/
Ride for a Child ride.  Tom Cain is leading this ride

Oro Valley Bicycle Sunday

09.04.16

6:00AM

50-55 miles 15-17 mph. https://www.facebook.com/events/1749626161967457/ 520-444-0550

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Children’s Memorial Park Sunday

09.11.16

6:00AM

41.00 Groups A, B (35 miles) and C (26 miles)Routes and multiple speed Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com

Ride for a Child Group Ride

Oro Valley Bicycle (2850 W. Ina Road – Ina/Shannon.) Tuesday

09.13.16

6:00 AM

  Good for beginner cyclists https://www.facebook.com/events/1034994713285598/  by  Edmundo Zevallos.

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sunday Ride (9-11) SDMB Social Ride at Bug Spring pin

Bug Springs Trailhead

Sunday

09.11.16

8:45 Am

At the top we will split into a faster and a slower group; no one gets dropped. https://www.facebook.com/events/319080151761700/
Old Pueblo MTB: Starr Pass Starr Pass Trailhead Sunday

09.11.16

4:00 PM

For  sure, main 8 mlle loop with the option of adding Stone House loop which makes it 11 miles. https://www.facebook.com/events/1701367866854513/
Tuesday Night Lights: Urban Assault

 

The Hop Shop Tuesday

09.06.16 7PM

 

Just a little jaunt up the Urban Assault and back for some frosty beverages https://www.facebook.com/events/1053765731403205/

 

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Saturday, September 10th 10AM to 1PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

September Social Ride: Bugs and Molino Molino Basin at 7:30 to ride or Molino Basin at 8:15 shuttles Sunday

September 11

7:30AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/677042535778165/
Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library Wednesday

September 14, 2016

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring.

 

Meeting at the Molino parking lot at 7pm to get shuttles Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
September TLC Day: Starr Pass Richard Genser Trail Starr Pass September 18 at 7 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/533275100193827/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class! Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM  

https://www.facebook.com/events/683666685116277/

October Trail Work Day Prison Camp sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycles Prison Camp trail Saturday, October 1 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/630608903764058/
Oro Valley BIKE SWAP  SELL

 

Steam Pump Ranch

10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00pm

 

For more info, please call Lynanne Dellerman at 520-229-5052.

To reserve your vendor spot, please call Joel Woppert at 520-229-5064.

Web site:  https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library October 12, 2016 http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
Bicycle Advisory Meeting Himmel Park Library November 9, 2016 http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3805%20
GABA Bike Swap Tucson Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
NICA High School Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park  Flagstaff September 11 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring. Molino parking lot Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
Bradshaw Grinder Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

Ride for Carlos 1 Year Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails Sunday, October 9 at 9 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605565166430443/
The Great Fall Cowtown Campout ORDINARY BIKE SHOP October 15

1 PM to Oct 16 at 1 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/282452768801941/
Flat Tire Cross 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316
The Ride430 Challenge Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Scenic Arizona Bicycle Classic, Globe, AZ October 22, 2016, www.scenicarizonabicycleclassic.com, call at (928) 200-3636, or email info@scenicarizonaevents.com .
LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

The Ultimate Bike Ride list in Arizona October 3-10

Unfortunately, one of our most loved and used trails in Southern Arizona (Honeybee Trail/ Rail X Ranch), is facing an access issue. The Honeybee Home Owner Association is  shutting down the easement that accesses the trail off of Rancho Vistoso as of October 1. On Wednesday the 7th at the call to the Audience at the Oro Valley Town Council meeting I’m asking people to attend the meeting and show support for our trails and to call on the city council to look at alternative routes to accessing the trails and to create a permanent trailhead. Even if you don’t want to talk, your presence will be greatly appreciated.  For more details check out the event here.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1775319896074285/

Damion

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

 

 

Ride on,

 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 6:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

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

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

 

Zona Cycling

Mt. Lemmon

 

.

 

Le Buzz Coffee Shop on Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy Saturday

09.03.16

5:30AM

As far as you want to go.

 

Your speed https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Tu Nidito

Ride for a Child cyclist,  ride lead by  , Roi Lusk

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning and ending at Bicycle Ranch on Ina and Oracle Saturday 09.03.16 6:00 AM 50 miles 12-16 mph https://www.facebook.com/events/1105972512771300/
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are every St Philips Plaza near Rillito. Saturday

09.03.16

6:00AM
15-40 No drop ride PK

+1 520.665.1896

 

Saturday Mach Ride

Brandi Fenton Memorial

 

Saturday

09.03.16

5:30AM

36 miles The speed of Mach- but also no drop.  Casual pace. https://www.facebook.com/events/194625410956520/

Tucson Recumbent Rillito River Path

parking lot on North Palm Drive on the U of A campus Saturday

09.03.16

6:30AM

23.1

miles

No too fast, not that slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/
Ride for a Child ride.  Tom Cain is leading this ride

Oro Valley Bicycle Sunday

09.04.16

6:00AM

50-55 miles 15-17 mph. https://www.facebook.com/events/1749626161967457/ 520-444-0550

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Le Buzz Sunday

09.04.16

6:00AM

41.00 Groups A, B and C Routes and multiple speed Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

AJ’s Campbell and Skyline Monday

09.05.16

 

61.51 Not sure Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com

Ride for a Child Group Ride

Oro Valley Bicycle (2850 W. Ina Road – Ina/Shannon.) Tuesday

09.06.16

6:00 AM

  Good for beginner cyclists www.orovalleybicycle.com led by  Edmundo Zevallos.

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sunday Ride:AZT

 

Gabe Z trailhead Sunday

09.04.16

7:30PM

 

Starting at Zimmerman trailhead we will head north to the campgrounds. Take a quick refreshments break and then head back! https://www.facebook.com/events/1764065520503066/

 

Tuesday Night Lights: Urban Assault

 

The Hop Shop Tuesday

09.06.16 7PM

 

Just a little jaunt up the Urban Assault and back for some frosty beverages https://www.facebook.com/events/1053765731403205/

 

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

Thursday night Short track aka TITS ride. #3  Thursday May 5th 6:30PM Shannon road trailhead Starr Pass https://www.facebook.com/events/1601088440205606/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
August Trailwork Day Aspen Draw Meet at Iron Door parking lot Saturday, August 27 at 9 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1026126447463965/
Save Honeybee Trail Access 11000 N La Canada Drive Oro Valley, AZ Wednesday

September 7

6PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775319896074285/
Explore Jaguar Country by Mountain Bike Explore Jaguar Country by Mountain Bike Wednesday, September 7th • 6:30 – 8 p.m. Matthew J Nelson matthew@aztrail.org
Save Honeybee Trail Access 11000 N La Canada Drive Oro Valley Wednesday, September 7

6 PM – 7 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775319896074285/
TORCA meet and greet night at Bicycle Tanch Bicycle Ranch Tucson

7090 N Oracle Rd

Thursday, September 8

6 PM – 8 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/876103122523585/
September Trailwork Day Bug Spring sponsored by Bicycle Ranch Meeting at lower Bug Spring lot at 8am. Saturday, September 10 at 8 AM – 11 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/183828392035627/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Saturday, September 10th 10AM to 1PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

September Social Ride: Bugs and Molino Molino Basin at 7:30 to ride or Molino Basin at 8:15 shuttles Sunday

September 11

7:30AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/677042535778165/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring.

 

Meeting at the Molino parking lot at 7pm to get shuttles Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class! Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM  

https://www.facebook.com/events/683666685116277/

October Trail Work Day Prison Camp sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycles Prison Camp trail Saturday, October 1 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/630608903764058/
Oro Valley BIKE SWAP  SELL

 

Steam Pump Ranch

10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00pm

 

For more info, please call Lynanne Dellerman at 520-229-5052.

To reserve your vendor spot, please call Joel Woppert at 520-229-5064.

Web site:  https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

GABA Bike Swap Silver City,

New Mexico

Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
GABA Trails of the Mopuntain Spirits Overnight Tour   September 3-5 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514

 

Wilcox Flyer Wilcox AZ September 3, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/WillcoxFlyer/
Cotton Classic Time Trial

 

Arizona City, AZ Sunday

Sunday, Sep 4

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-1214

Donald Melhado  dmelhado@cox.net

Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ Saturday

September 10

 

http://www.barnburnermtb.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwxLC9BRDb1dP8o7Op68IBEiQAwWggQMEQepI2GYM8YAlotxPpwt4X-NBVCSug4Dj4sh_gH4IaAp9C8P8HAQ
NICA High School Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park  Flagstaff September 11 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
TORCA Sept Group Ride. A night out on Bug Spring. Molino parking lot Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/303824953304354/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
Bradshaw Grinder Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

The Great Fall Cowtown Campout ORDINARY BIKE SHOP October 15

1 PM to Oct 16 at 1 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/282452768801941/
Flat Tire Cross 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316
The Ride430 Challenge Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Scenic Arizona Bicycle Classic, Globe, AZ October 22, 2016, www.scenicarizonabicycleclassic.com, call at (928) 200-3636, or email info@scenicarizonaevents.com .
LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Relay Race Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada clock

October 29 – October 30

Oct 29 at 12 PM to Oct 30 at 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/966742226745894/
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2114039312154767/

Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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