Community Ride list December 5-11

This past month I had the pleasure of demoing a Trek Stache 9.  I posted a review on the experience at http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=653.

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail.  Photo by Matt Nelson

Crossing the Rincon Savanna on the Arizona Trail. Photo by Matt Nelson

Do you want to take a Trek Stache 9 or perhaps a Madone for a spin.  Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to choose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals, helmet and hydration.  Personally, I recommend trying the Stache 9.

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.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you on the road and in the dirt.

Ride on,

 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
 
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Monday

6:30AM

Some pre work riding, jumping obstacles,beer, donuts, coffee, laps on the grass and dirt. https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Monday Night Mash Ordinary Bike Shop Monday

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:45PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel people AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

7AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Zona Cycling

 

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

12.05.15

9:00AM

45 miles 16-18 MPH   https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th  from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to chose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals , helmet and hydration.
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists parking lot at the UofA on N. Palm Dr. Saturday

12.05.15

11:00AM

20.3

miles

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

 

Panera North Side Sunday Circle Cycle Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sun, December 06, 2015 9:00 AM 39 16-18 MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2100768?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
RIVER PARK, DREXEL, SAN XAVIER, AJO 1500 W. River Road Sunday, 12.6.15

8:30 AM

52 14-16 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227122764/
Pecan Pickin’ Picnic Ride Garden of Gethsemane Park

602 W Congress St,

Sunday

12.06.15

2:00PM

16 Miles Casual pace https://www.facebook.com/events/973408959367218/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.07.15

8:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082196/
Tuesday Ride: A little bit of Mt Lemon Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

9:00 AM

34 miles 12-14 Mph average http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227089766/
Sabino Canyon/Foothills: Sunrise Cafe, N Kolb & E Sunrise Tuesday

12.08.15

7:30AM

20-25 miles 18PLUS mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075759?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
Cactus Bakehouse ride to Hohokam Park SE corner of Oracle/McGee Wed, December 09, 2015 10:00 AM 16-32 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2106279?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.09.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082229/
Thursday’s Easy Peasy “Toys for Tots Ride” Arizona Cyclist

4300 N Campbell Ave # 24,

Thursday, 12.10.15

9:00 AM

28 miles Social no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226950713/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.11.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227082268/
Thursday Easy Peasy Ride Morris K. Udall

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.03.15

5:45AM

25 miles 12 – 14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226894845/

 

Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz at NE corner of Tanqueverde & Catalina Hwy Fri, D12. 11.15

10:00 AM

25-35miles 12-14 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2106294?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Trek has two demo days this weekend, Saturday December 5th  from 9AM – 1:00 PM at Fantasy Island in Tucson and At Brown Canyon Trailhead in Sierra Vista on Sunday the 6th from 11:00 – 3PM.  They will have a great selection of road and mountain bikes to chose from.  Be sure to bring your pedals , helmet and hydration.
BLACK CANYON TRAIL Black Canyon Trailhead Saturday, 12.5.15 6:00 AM We’ll spend the weekend riding the Black Canyon Trail, north of Phoenix. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226020764/
 

Sunday Ride at Robles.

 

36Th Street Trailhead

 

Sunday 11.29.15

7:30AM

Plan to meet up at the 36th Stree Trailhead by 9:00am. We’ll hit as much or all of the Robles trail system, route to be determined. https://www.facebook.com/events/500453480159841/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year Trail to The Chutes 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead Sunday 12.06.15

3:00PM

 If there is some of you that want 20 miles roundtrip you can meet at In and Out in Oro Valley at 2pm and meet the rest of the group at Golder Ranch. The plan involves multiple laps around the chutes as sunlight and time permits. https://www.facebook.com/events/192172531123537/
Monday Night @ Lakes Road Parking lot

Rt. 83 & Sahuarita Rd

Monday, 12.07.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227025037/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead

W. Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren D

Wednes, 12.09.15 6:15pm We’ll start at the Creosote Loop  trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227200679/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
BICAS 20th Annual Art Auction PREVIEW PARTY: Friday December 4th (6-10pm) – live music, circus performers, raffle! Early bidding takes place Saturday from 11am-4pm; and you won’t want to miss the silent auction to be held Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm. Plenty of bike parking so ride your bike! The Art Gallery 1122 N Stone Ave. PREVIEW PARTY: Friday December 4th (6-10pm)

 

Saturday from 11am-4pm;

And

Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm.

www.bicas.org/art-auction
Cactus Catalina Road Clean-up

PERSONAL NOTE: YEAH for Cactus Cycling and being good stewards!

Meet in the back part of the parking lot at LeBuzz Sat, December 05, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2080067?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=12/3/2015
GABA Annual Holiday Dinner

GABA will provide Brushfire BBQ and Tucson Tamale for a delicious dinner. (Vegetarian options will be available).

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation3182 N Swan Rd.  Please bring toys for the toy collection Monday, December 7, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226700117/
Tucson is the Best City for #Everydaybiking – Let’s Celebrate!! Tap & Bottle403 N 6th Ave Tuesday December 7, 2015

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/livingstreetsalliance/photos/gm.1664032937170852/896835577032545/?type=3&theater
Criterium Training Series

UA Tech Park –

 

The Bridges 1550 E. 36th St All races are Wednesday

Series 1

December 2,9,16,23,30

Series 2

January 6,13,20,27

February 3

Series 3

February 10,17,24

March 2,9

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1500546370245192/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library 1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

12.9.15 6:00pm

Open meeting to the public all about bikes.
Join GABA and do some good for the Boys and Girls Club at this Bike Repair Event Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse

3155 E. Grant Road,

Friday, December 11, 2015

3:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227055134/
December Trailwork Day Milagrosa Sponsored By SONORAN CYCLES Meet at Suzenu parking at 8am Saturday, December 12at 8:00am https://www.facebook.com/events/1472186376416160/
Liv Ladies Holiday Mingle, Basic Maintenance tips, tire changing and holiday gift ideas, Bicycle Ranch Tucson

7090 N Oracle Rd

Saturday, December 12at 1:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/521434504678839/
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

8th Annual Bike the Bluff Arizona State Championship Road Race Show Low, AZ 6.18.16  

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
AZ endurance series 31 miles ride around the McDowell range. 61 miles will utilize the new Gooseneck trail to add in the Brown’s Ranch area. Saturday

12.05.15 7:30am

Scottsdale, Arizona. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/mc6/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race.  It’s nobby tires with drop bars.  Hopefully it will be muddy. Sat/Sunday

12. 5-6.15

Gilbert http://azcross.com/
Dawn to Dusk From sun-up until the big light in the sky goes out.

15.5 mile laps.

12.12.15

7:23AM

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
Summit Velo Pack/Group riding Skills Clinic Limited space, taught by Tim Carolan, must be active team member of Summit 12.13.15

9:30-11:30

Contact bjohnson2607@gmail.com https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3517
1st Annual World Vegan/Bison Day Clunker Criterion 1) best/worst clunker,

2) best/worst costume,

3) slowest lap. Details to follow.

Sunday 12.13.15

1:00 PM

Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1588435644710464/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19/20th Gilbert http://azcross.com

 

North End Classic 8-Corner fast/ fun criterium course with small hill approximately 1 km per lap Saturday 1.16.16 Yuma https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-180
Prickly Pear on the Maricopa Trail Innagural race to show off the Maricopa Trail 1.23.16 Cave Creek

Morristown AZ

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-143
The Santa Catalina Omnium the BioPark Blast and the Oracle Road Race. 1.30.16

1.31.16

Tucson and Oracle AZ http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Sun Devil Crit   2.7.16 Arizona State Univ Constantin Schreiber

cschrei2@asu.edu

Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp   03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016   http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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