Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ride List 09.27.2019

El Tour is coming up. There are over 30 charities you can ride for and get a free entry. Check out the full list at http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries-funraising-nonprofit/.

If you want to ride and don’t have a road bike, Uphill Into the Wind will even give you a road bike to use and have you professionally fitted. If you just want to write a check to a charity, please support my rides. http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=1130

I’m leading a slow ride on Wednesdays at 5PM from Zinburger on River road. Each week Zinburger is donating 20% of food sales to a different El Tour De Tucson Beneficiary. All you need to do is eat at the River location and mention El Tour and Percent night. Speaking of El Tour, it’s time to register. Want to ride for FREE? Consider riding for a charity. Check out http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/beneficiaries-funraising-nonprofit/ for more info. If you would rather just donate to my ride at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=1130

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

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social ben@bensbikestucson.com

text Ben’s Bikes to 85100 for updates

R and I Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

After3.1.1 5:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

8:45PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
R & I Ride GABA Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd ·

Wen

6:00AM

45 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Percent Night At ZinBurger ZinBurger 1865 E River Rd Wen

5:00 PM

10-14 12-14 MPH Damion Alexander 520-97705664 damion@LongRealty.com
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

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

6:30PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday

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

Speedeway Women’s ride Changes- check the GABA site Thursday

9:00AM

changes Told it’s mellow https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
Thursdays are for wheel People Start changes- contact Tim at 548-3624 Thursday

7:30AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Location Changes Thursday Night Varies Different

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tucsonenduranceperformancecenter/events/?ref=page_internal
 
Oro Valley Friends of PACC Location Changes

Check GABA website

Friday

7:00AM

55ish 11-14 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Summer Vacation 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Bruce’s Easy Peasy Location Changes – Check the Saturday 7:00AM 30 13-14 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/2019-09/
Broadway Bicycles Ride 140 S Sarnoff Dr  Summer Vacation 30-35 miles No Drop

13-15

https://www.broadwaybicycles.com/ (520) 296-7819
The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
El Tour De Tucson Official Training ride Multiple Rides on East and West side of Town – clink link for details ——-à Saturday 6:30AM

 

 

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Longer Each week as we get closer to El Tour

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Can be 20MPH up front

 

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https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/calendar/
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 6:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
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

 

 
Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Beyond Tucson Training Ride Bathrooms at Udall Park

 

9.28.19

6:30AM

40 -50 miles TBD – Not fast  

Cactus Cycling We-Brake-for-Java

 

Oracle at Magee, Village Bakehouse Parking Lot 10.02.19

7:30AM

34-41 12-18 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-3557760   Bill Koehler 512-963-0693
Speed of Fun Ride First Wach on Kolb and Speedway 10.12.

7:00AM

15 Speed of fun- two hours Lisa Mach

520-419-9303

Check out these pages for unique weekly rides . Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

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

 

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

What Location Date

Time

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

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Calling All MTB Advocates Rincon Market – 2513 E 6th St, Tucson, Arizona 85716

 

Monday, September 30 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/515668222563030/
October Bug Spring Work Event 9am at the Red Ridge trailhead. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 AM – 11 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/365010914369876/
TORCA Trail Worker Appreciation MOVIE NIGHT Risky Business 8848 E Tanque Verde

Tucson, Arizona

Thursday October 10, 2019 6PM -9PM https://www.facebook.com/events/2210779182565462/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1566245282520909
GABA Bike Swap 400 N. 5th Ave November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645546/
GABA Volunteer Opportunity Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Horny Toad Hustle Las Cruces (Dona Ana) NM September 28 https://hornytoadhustle.wordpress.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Flagstaff, AZ September 28-29 https://mbaa.net/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ Due to road widening, not happening 2019 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
AZ CROSS Globe Globe, AZ TBD https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2018-2091
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 5, 2019 https://www.skyislandtour.com/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 05, 2019 http://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/event-guide/
Cycle Avondale Avondale October 6, 2019 https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/cycle-avondale
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 6, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Tour De Gila Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 12, 2019 https://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ

Sunday, October 13, 2019

 

https://www.tourdescottsdale.net/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Prescott Sunday, October 13, 2019 https://mbaa.net
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 18, 2019 https://www.bikereg.com/arizona-bicycle-classic
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 19, 2019 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondo/
Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Presott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 26, 2019 https://www.prescott6er.com/
2019 Pivot Cycles – Enduro Series Kingman, AZ October 27,2019 https://mbaa.net
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson, AZ October 27, 2019 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
2018 Sky Island Tour bike ride Sierra Vista, AZ September 29 http://www.skyislandtour.com/
The Showdown at Usery Pass Phoenix, AZ November 2, 2019 http://www.mesabikerace.net/
Heart Of Arizona Congress, AZ November 2, 2019 https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AZ/Congress/HeartOfArizona
Mountain to Mountain TBD November 3, 2019 GABA.Org
The Spirit World 100 Patagonia, Arizona

 

November 7-10

 

https://www.clippedin.bike/event/the-spirit-world-100/
Valley of the Sun CX Series Mother’s Nature Cyclo-cross Gilbert, AZ November 10 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Bike Swap Tucson, AZ November 17, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258645552/
El Tour De Tucson Tucson, AZ November 23, 2019 www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

Valley of the Sun CX #2 /AZ STATE CX Championship Gilbert, AZ November 23, 2019 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Peppersauce CX- AZ and NM Regional Championships Oracle, AZ November 30 and December 1 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
GABA Holiday Party Tucson, AZ December 2, 2019 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/258622423/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 7, 2019  
2nd Annual McKenzie Frenzy Vail, AZ December 7, 2019  
Dawn to Dusk McDowell Mountain Regional Park December 19 https://www.usacycling.org/events?state=AZ
Valley of the Sun CX FINALS Championship

 

Goodyear, AZ December 21 https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/

 

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  Do this 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 THESE 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.