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Make a charitable donatation to a charity Partner of El Tour De Tucson


For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds  for multiple charities. To make a donation see the Links at the bottom of this blog. If it is easier, please send a check made out to your charity of choice to Long Realty ATTN: Damion Alexander   1890 E. River Rd. Tucson AZ 85750

Some press clippings about the ride. Article from past El Tour Ride for charities

My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson.

When you raise funds for a charity you receive a free entry into El Tour. As I’m riding for multiple charities and get one entry from each charity , and I’ll be donating the additional entries to needy cyclists and El Grupo Youth Cycling to give kids an opportunity to experience the largest ride we have here in the Old Pueblo.

As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself.  A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. Every one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour De Tucson and an event shirt. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event if you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and group rides.Click Here to Register for one of the El Tour Beneficiaries

Talking about group training rides. If you are looking for people your speed to spin around with, I put out a ride list and am happy to add you to the mail list if you send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com . Please put “ride list” in the comments.


Aviva Family Services through Easterseals Blake Foundation Aviva supports children and families involved with a children welfare system. We build resilient children & families by providing comprehensive behavioral health and respite services as well as resources to enhance self-esteem and well-being. Aviva Tucson QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT – This is the ONLY El Tour Charity that qualifies for the Foster Care Credit

ADHD America  cycling teams mission is to bring awareness to living with ADHD and how cycling can be used as treatment of ADHD. Team ADHD Website

ALS Association  The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support those with ALS. ALS Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arizona Justice Project  is seeking justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned. Justice for the marginalized and forgotten of Arizona’s Criminal Justice System. Az Justice Project Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation  Ride for Our Family Services. Cultivates opportunities and generates financial resources to provide safer communities and enhance residents lives. It addresses the needs of the community, children, veterans, housing and education. Arizona Multi Housing Foundation Website    Our Family Services Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Arts Express is Capturing the Extraordinary though Musical Theatre Productions and Performing Arts Education. The official National Anthem singers at El Tour De Tucson. Arts Express Website

Beads Of Courage is growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Beads Of Courage Website

Ben’s Bells The mission of Ben’s Bells is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. Ben’s Bells Website

Beyond Tucson is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community, through the use of good science and rational analysis.  The BEYOND Rx Health Formula, is grounded in four key principles: exploring nature; good nutrition; physical movement; and community connections. Beyond Tucson Website

BICAS Although known in the community as BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage), our official name is Bootstraps to Share of Tucson. Our primary project (and in many years our only project) is the community bicycle education center known as BICAS. The early history of Bootstraps, which led organically to the forming of our BICAS project, is given below. https://bicas.org/ QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Big Brothers Big Sisters Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has been changing youth’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success. Big Brothers Big Sisters Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Boys and Girls Club Imagine a place where who you are, where you’re from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences or opportunities. Boys and Girls Club Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Cakes for Causes  Building A Sweeter Community by Healing, appreciating, and showing our community members they are valued through our sugar art.  Cakes for Causes Website

Cascade Foundation (Please make sure to select my name on the donation page.) The Cascade Foundations mission is focused on providing a local support system for the bleeding disorder community in Southern Arizona. That system includes patient and family education, financial assistance, advocacy, community awareness, access to quality healthcare and medical research funding.  Cascade Foundation Website

Children’s Clinics  provides a family centered comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They are committed to providing exceptional care in a respectful and caring environment. All Funds raised are used to help kids remain active in sports and Play.Children’s Clinics Website

Davis Phinney Foundation mission to help people with Parkinson’s live well with the disease. It was founded in 2004 by Davis Phinney, the former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic medal winner. Davis Phinney Foundation Website

Easterseals Blake Foundation is dedicated to the vision of a Southern Arizona community where all people live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Founded in Tucson in 1950, EBF serves more than 44,000 children, adults, and families throughout 10 Arizona counties annually. Blake Foundation Website  QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

El Tour De Tucson We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces bicycling events for community, charity and wellness.

El Grupo Youth Cycling El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered, so that they can acquire the self confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. El Grupo Youth Cycling QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Friends of Aphasia Imagine struggling to say your own name, to write a simple email, or to read the newspaper. These are realities for individuals living with aphasia. Friends of Aphasia Website

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center Friends of PACC exists to support Pima Animal Care Center and enhance its efforts to save the lives of pets in need. Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

Friends Of Michael  provide assistance – including financial – to families across the country whose children are fighting a brain tumor.   Friends for Michael Website

Into-Africa  is an international non-profit, Gospel-centered, humanitarian organization with chartered affiliates in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, and, soon, Tanzania. Into-Africa Website

Look! Save a Life We aim to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways.  “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.”  Look! Save a Life Website

Ronald McDonald House   Ronald McDonald House Charities help families stay near the care their sick children need. A family far from home with a hospitalized child has many things to worry about and where they’ll stay and how they’ll afford it should not be among them. Ronald McDonald House Charities Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

St. Elizabeth’s Health care for Breast Cancer  St. Elizabeth’s medical providers are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for uninsured women who may not have otherwise had the means to pay for their healthcare. We provide early detection services to those in need, treatment services as well as education to those learning about their risks, and a helping hand to those diagnosed with breast cancer, along with their loved ones, as they navigate through this disease. Saint Elizabeth’s Health Care QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

TIHAN Support for people living with HIV. By bringing together religious, secular, corporate and non-profit organizations, TIHAN is creating an inclusive support network for people living with HIV TIHAN website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Tu Nidito is dedicated to a mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone.  Tu Nidito Website QUALIFIES FOR AZ CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT

Uphill Into The Wind  A body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an outside force. Uphill Into The Wind strives to be that outside force by putting bodies on bikes (BOB) and setting them in motion.Uphill Into The Wind Website


Donate here for El Tour De Tucson – We Get By Giving

For El Tour De Tucson I am raising funds  for multiple charities. Links Below!

Some press clippings about the ride. http://tucson.com/sports/local/local-cyclist-damion-alexander-is-everywhere-including-saturday-s-el/article_54c2535d-7c88-5358-bcff-1aa019e68479.amp.html

My intent is not only to raise much needed funds, but also to introduce Tucson to all of the incredible beneficiaries who benefit from El Tour De Tucson. Below are links to my page and I’ll be adding videos and links about each charity.

When you raise funds for a charity you receive a free entry into El Tour. As I’m riding for multiple charities and get one entry from each charity , and I’ll be donating the entries to El Grupo Youth Cycling to give kids an opportunity to experience the largest ride we have here in the Old Pueblo.

As much as I’d appreciate a donation, I’d prefer you register to ride for one of the charities yourself.  A nice bonus for you is each charity has “goodies” they give back to those who ride and raise funds. Every one is different, but all include an entry into El Tour De Tucson and an event shirt. One charity, Uphill into the Wind, will even provide you with a bike to use in the event if you do not have one. Many have cycling jerseys or kits, some have professional coaches, and group rides.

Talking about group training rides. If you are looking for people your speed to spin around with, I put out a ride list and am happy to add you to the mail list if you send an email to Damion@damionalexander.com . Please put “ride list” in the comments.

I will be adding additional charities and links on this page as I register for each as well as adding blogs on bikepilgrim.com with more details of what each of these charities do in the region. If you want to donate to one of the other charities I have not registered for yet, let me know and it will be the next one I sign up for.

Arts Express The mission of Arts Express is to build character, strengthen community and celebrate culture through the power of the arts. Click here to DONATE to Arts Express

Tu Nidito is dedicated to the mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is their vision that no child grieves alone. Click here to DONATE to Tu Nidito

ALS Arizona Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones in Arizona through services and education .Our Mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Click here to DONATE to ALS

Arizona Children is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona.  In the comments mention “ The Damion Alexander Team”Click here to DONATE to Arizona Children

Beads of Courage provides innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. Click Here To Donate to Beads of Courage

BICAS Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage For more than 28 years, BICAS has been serving the Tucson community and continues to introduce people of all walks of life to the joy, power and magic of cycling. Come join our great adventure for the greater good!  Click here to DONATE to BICAS 

El Grupo Youth Cycling is Empowering youth through cycling. In the Purpose of Donation Please put “The Damion Alexander Team Click here to DONATE to El Grupo Youth Cycling

Children’s Clinics provides a family centered, comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They also provide integrated, coordinated care, special events and resources that help families navigate the challenges of having a child with a complex illness. Click Here to Donate to Children’s Clinic  CLICK HERE for YouTube Video about Children’s Clinics   Same Video – But on Facebook

Alzheimer’s Association  mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected: and to reduce the dementia through the promotion of brain health.  Click here to DONATE to Alzheimer’s Association

American Red Cross  Mission is  prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This year has been brutal and the need with Las Vegas and other tragedies is more than ever.  Click here to donate to the American Red Cross

Look! Save A Life aim is  to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public byways. We know that some who ride bicycles may not understand the laws regarding use of public roads. We also recognize that many drivers are unaware of the same rules or laws. Nobody wants to be struck by a vehicle and nobody wants to injure, let alone kill somebody. “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.” Click Here to Donate to Look! Save A Life

VeloVets supporters enriching the lives of Disabled Veterans in our community by sharing the physical and mental benefits of cycling and camaraderie. Click here to donate to VeloVets Click Here to Watch a Video about VeloVets

The following list is all of the beneficiaries for the 2017 El Tour De Tucson. I’m in the process of registering for each.  If you want to make a donation to a specific charity I have not registered for yet, please let me know and I’ll register for them. Unfortunately, it all takes time and I’m getting there as fast as I can.

Adaptive Athletics U of A
ALS Arizona Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapter
American Cancer Society – Great West Division
American Red Cross
Arts for All
Arizona’s Children Association
AZ Multi Housing Foundation
Beads of Courage
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cakes for Causes
Children’s Clinics
Community Food Bank Southern Arizona
Desert Survivors
easterseals Blake Foundation
El Grupo
Epilepsy Foundation
Erik Hite Foundation –
Friends 4 The Future
Gabriel’s Angel’s
Habitat for Humanity
INTO Africa
International Rescue Committee
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Look Save a Life
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Platelet Disorder Foundation
Rotary – Polio Plus
Shay’s Vision
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
Team Hoyt Arizona
The Haven
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
Uphill Into The Wind
Valley of the Sun Charity Foundation
Velo Vets

Community Ride List Oct 21-27

Do you like competitions? I’m up against my kids to raise the most funds riding in El Tour De Tucson for Arts Express. Please be so kind to check out http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=998 and make a donation to Sam, Sophia or my campaign.

Did you miss the deadline for registering for el tour prior to the increased processing fee? Union Public House and Reforma, the official restaurants of El Tour have a discount code, but it won’t last. Save yourself $30, and then use it to grab something to eat. I can’t get enough of the pretzels, mason jars and Margaritas. Conveniently located across from my Long Realty office at River and Campbell. Let me know you are there and I’ll join you for a nibble and a drink. https://tinyurl.com/UnionPublicHouseElTourDiscount

Pachanga = Party! This weekend at Molino Basin, half way up Mt. Lemmon, is the TORCA Pachanga. Demo bikes, vendors, friends, beer, camping, cooler temperatures. If you are into Fat Tires, this is the place to be!


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.


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


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


The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,


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


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


20 miles

About an hour



Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets Sam Lena Park at Kino Sports center Tuesday 5:30pm Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.azvelovets.org/ Giuliana Donnelly azvelovets@gmail.com
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday


2.5 hours

40 miles

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


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


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


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


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


Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb



10 10-no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed


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


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


Up Oracle


University and Euclid Thurs


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


20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander


Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s




45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com


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


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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd



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


6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685


U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday


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

RIDE postpone for the summer 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina


Saturday 7:00AM


53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles 17-20


Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311


Old  Man Shootout

University and


Saturday 6:15 AM


60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

The Big Boy Shootout University and


Saturday 6:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop


(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop



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/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM 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



6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com


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


Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday


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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek


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




PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Vail Cycling: New Wilmot Loop from Vail


Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago

10260 S Blendu Way,


7:00 AM

85 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244380524/     

Performance Bicycle ride For Breast Cancer Awareness

Performance Bicycle (7204 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ) 10-21-17


40 miles easy Margarita Rypkowski Performance Broadway

Cactus Breakfast

Ride for everyone

Bisbee Breakfast Club at Sunrise, just east of Swan


7:30 AM

22-35 Miles No rider left behind- multiple rides and speeds https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2695260
ETT westside training ride #6


Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento


6:30 AM

76.3 16-20 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243756395/
El Tour East Side Training Long Ride Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd


6:30 AM

93 20 mph plus https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/243962550/
Tucson Riders 4 the Cure Training Ride Starbucks – Sunrise and Swan 10.22.17

7:00 AM

52.6 miles A,B,C rides – A speed for everyone Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com   
GABA R & I Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park\7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 10.23.17


57 Miles 15-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244348762/
Puttin’ on the Ritz Safeway

9100 N Silverbell Rd,



24 14-16 https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244316820/

GABA Tuesday Ride Udall to Saguaro National Park


Udall Park 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 10.24.17


37 Miles 12-15 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244341758/
GABA R & I East Side Ramble Udall Park

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd



38 Miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244348810/        
Return of the not so steep hill ride of the foothills Behind Starbuck’s at Swan and Sunrise 10.24.17


22 miles 12-16 MPH https://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2696266
Columbus to Campbell, the Long Way El Camino Del Cerro Ball PArk3425 W El Camino del Cerro, 10.24.17


28 miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244316729/
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/



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

What Location Date


Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
TORCA PACHANGA – https://torca.org/2017-pachanga/

October 20-22nd, 2017 Camping, Demos, Enduro

Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll Dove Mountain Walgreens 10.22.17


2 hours https://tinyurl.com/y8n7924q
Nutless Ride AZT at Gabe Zimmerman (Ladies Only) Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead

Marsh Station Rd,



30 miles or less. It is out and back Out and Back- your pace  


Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman


FI Irvington and Harrison 10.23.17


2-3 hours No Rider left Behind https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/244300869/
Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater


4005 N Tortolita Road




We’ll do a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/243742017/
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/



What Location Date Contact- More Info
AZ Trail Work on the Santa Rita Passage Parking Area

Rt. 83 and I-10

October 21 7:00AM https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/#upcoming
Ride on Cycling Percentage Night to benefit El Grupo Catalina Brewing Company October 21, 2017 4:00PM Brian Vance- Catalina Brewing Company
Gnome Fest Maracana Tucson Oct 22, 2017 3:30 PM https://www.metrognomemusic.com/gnome-fest-2017/
Big Wash Trail Meeting Icagen Tucson

2090 E Innovation Park Drive,

October 23rd Evan Pilling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Big Wash Build Days Oro Valley Bicycles- Oro Valley location October 23,28 November 5,19 Evan Piling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Fall GABA Bike Swap 5th and 7th in Tucson Sunday, November 12th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/
GABA Volunteer Opportunitie 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



What Location Date Contact- More Info
NICA Race #4*


McDowell Mtn Regional Park – Fountain Hill October 21-22 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Enduro 3# Prescott Prescott, AZ Novemebr 15, 2017 https://mbaa.net/racing/prescott-enduro/
Arizona Bicycle Classic Payson, AZ October 21 http://www.arizonabicycleclassic.com/
Flat Tire Cross Desert Cross #1


Globe, AZ October 21, 2017 Mark Bibbey  mbibbey@hotmail.com   https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2639
Saguaro Sunrise Bike and Skate Oro Valley, AZ October 22 http://saguarosunrisebikeskate.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8230
AZ MTB Fall Series #3 Estrella Park Queen Creek, AZ October 28 http://www.azfallseries.com/
AZ CycleCROSS Series #1-#2 Sedona, AZ October 28-29 https://azcross.com/
Cyclovia Tucson S 12 AVE

Tucson AZ

October 29, 2017 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
White Tank Grinder Verrado – Buckeye, AZ November 4, 2017 https://whitetankgrinder.com/
NICA Race #5*


White Tank Mtn Regional Park – Waddell November 4-5 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Coyotes Cycling Breakaway Challenge Glendale, AZ November 5 http://ceptiming.com/events/arizona-coyotes-cycling-and-5k-run-breakaway-challenge-1152017/
MOOEY Cross Mesa, AZ November 11 and 12 ,2017 Mark Bibbey  mbibbey@hotmail.com   https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2640
The Showdown at Usery Park Mesa, AZ November 5, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/167532320348318/
Cave Creek Cactus Classic Cave Creek, AZ November 11, 2017 http://www.dfmba.org/C4/
Mooey Cross Desert Cross #2


Superstition Farms, Mesa, AZ November 12, 2017 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2640
El Tour de Tucson Tucson, AZ November 18 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
AZ CROSS Series #3-#4 Phoenix, AZ November 25-26, https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-460
Himmel Cyclocross

Desert Cross #3

Tucson, AZ December 2-3, 2017 Joseph Iuliano


Dawn to Dusk Arizona


McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 9, 2017 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/
AZ Cross Championships Gilbert, AZ December 9, 2017 https://azcross.com/schedule/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 09, 2017
The Blue Dog Frienduro Vol. 1 Tucson AZ December 17, 2017 https://www.bluedogbicycles.com/
Desert ‘Cross Cup Finale Goodyear, AZ December 31, 2017 http://www.azcycling.org/?page_id=811
McDowell Meltdown XC Phoenix, AZ January 13, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Hedgehog Hustle XC Goodyear, AZ January 27, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Santa Catalina Omnium Tucson and Oracle AZ TBD – Traditionally last end of January http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Havasu Havoc XC Lake Havasu, AZ February 10, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Willow Springs, AZ February 16-18, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Tommy Knocker 10 Silver City, NM

Ft. Bayard

March 10, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/tommyknocker10/#1453333027866-afb390af-3588
Tour De Cure Glendale, AZ March 17, 2018 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=12205&pg=entry
White Tank Whirlwind XC Phoenix, AZ March 24, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Bike MS McDowell Mountain Park, Phoenix March 24,25 2018 http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/AZABikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29300
The Arizona Trail Race – 300 and 750 Mile Arizona Trail, from Mexico to Superior or Mexico to Utah April 5th, 2018 http://topofusion.com/azt/race.php
Cyclovia Tucson TBD Tucson April 8, 2018 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
The Javelina Chase Duncan, AZ April 14-15, 2018 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Prescott Punisher XC Prescott, AZ April 14, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 27-29, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Frenzy XC Flagstaff, AZ April 12, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Ride of Silence Tucson, AZ May 16, 2018 http://www.rideofsilence.org/
ABC Desert Classic Phoenix, AZ TBD traditionally end of April http://www.azbikeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=53364&module_id=75467
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 18-20, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 15-17, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
24 Hours in The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM June 23rd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
South Boundary BigRide Taos, NM July 22nd, 2018 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM TBD – Traditionally late September http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.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;-)


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.




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


*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


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


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.