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Community Bike rides August 15-22

Government works for those that show up.

In the past few years as I have become more active as a Bike Advocate, I have seen when people get involved, Government listens.  If you want to see a change, you must become active personally to see it happen.  With this in mind, I’m working on a ride on the AZ State capital in January to meet with state legislators.  The overall message is Bikes Belong, and we will be asking them to create laws for cyclist and other vulnerable users safety.  The event will include bike rides from around Arizona to the State Capital.  The tentative date is January 19, 2016.  Are you in?

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 The Damion Alexander Team in  mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, some door knock and others cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the clients and friends you refer my team AND for the cycling community.  For example: This list.

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE REOCCURING RIDES.  I TRY AND GIVE CONTACT INFO SO YOU CAN CHECK ON THE RIDES.

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 http://uacycling.com/

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets

On VACATION back Sept 15

VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:30PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:00AM

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

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

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/
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

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 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 8:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 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

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

 

VELO\VETS

On VACATION back Sept 15

Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 6:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

Velo Vets – On VACATION back Sept 15 Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Marana, Tangerine, Oracle, 1st Ave loop 1500 W. River Road Saturday

8.15.15

6:00AM

40 miles ish

???

15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224547663/
TU NIDITO – Ride For  A Chile IS OFF THIS WEEK, BUT PLAN FOR NEXT SUNDAY 3922 N. Mountain Avenue Sunday

8.9.15

6:00 am

3 rides short, 20-30 and 50 plus No drop and 12-15 and 18 plus https://www.tunidito.org/sponsored-event/ride-for-a-child/
Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride Brewd coffee Sabino/Snyder Sunday

8.16.15

6:30AM

45 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Riders for the Cure Beyond Bread Ina/Oracle Sunday

8.16.15

6AM

41.09 different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

8.15.15

5:45AM

58 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224477940/
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

 

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

8.17.15

6:30AM

25-35 Miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2009767
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday

8.19.15

7:00AM

26-35 Miles 3 groups (speed/distance) http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004514
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Ride Udall Park Wednesday

8.19.15

5:45AM

45 miles 15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224478715/
Saguaro Park East Loop Ride Udall Park Friday

8.21.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 15-16mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224478064/
Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz Friday

8.21.15

7:00AM

25-35 MILES 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004534

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Kentucky Camp Ride Kentucky Camp on the AZTRAIL Saturday

8.15.15

7:30AM

Ride from Kentucky Camp to Gardner Canyon then back to Kentucky Camp on the flume trail https://www.facebook.com/events/930953513633581/
SAMBA CHIVA FALLS / FROG HOLLOW Le Buzz Saturday

8.15.15

6:00am

Water is flowing all over at Chiva Falls and Frog Hollow. Ride is about 10-12 miles overall, but feels like more. Plan for 3-4 hours with swimming  http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/224627678/
MTB Addicts – Early Starr Pass/ SDMB Social Ride Genser TrailHead Starr Pass Sunday

8.16.15

6:00 am

(MTB Addicts)

7:30AM SDMB

We’ll do a quick loop and get back to the parking lot where we’ll then meet up with the SDMB ride which will do the traditional loop and Stone House https://www.facebook.com/events/1023814704306114/
Golder/50yr Trail 50 Year/

Golder Ranch Trail Head

Sunday

8.16.15

7:00 am

It’s an out and back trail, so your pace and speed is always a good speed https://www.facebook.com/events/1644602295773412/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year Trail Golder Ranch Road Sunday

8.15.15

5:00 pm

Or 4PM at in and out

10-20 miles depending where you start.  Playing in the chutes. https://www.facebook.com/events/401810666679926/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Irvington and Harrison Monday, 8.10.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours.  All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/224191425/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead Wednes, 8.19.15 6:00pm We’ll start at the Creosote trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/dxlgtdytlbzb/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact

Local acupuncturist Steven Liu will be holding a lecture on the ways to heal and prevent soft tissue damage that is often associated with sports or physical activity.

Bicycle Ranch Tucson7090 N Oracle Rd Suite 198, Tucson, Arizona 85704

Thursday, August 20at 6:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1131397490220250/

Trail Of The Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Overnight Tour

This 3-day, 105 mile, loop tour, camping/lodging offers one of New Mexico’s finest cycling routes in America.

Monday- Wed     10.5-7.15

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=385858

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build Day

3 ride options, road and MTB, all finishing with a build day for habitat for humanity.  Volunteers are needed. Riders are needed. You are neededJ

October 17th

Wendi Lucas wendil@habitattucson.org

 

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

Tucson’s best Fondo.  A great time in the saddle supporting youth cycling. Sunday

11.01.2015

8AM

Info coming soon.  http://www.elgrupocycling.org/

Silverbell Century

Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles

 

Sunday

11.8.15

 

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517

2015 Step Out: Tucson, AZ

Walk to stop Diabetes

Rillito Downs | Event Details Sunday, November 15th 9:00 AM Sunday

11.15.15

http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?fr_id=10680&pg=entry

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels Sunday

11.15.15

http://urbanassaultride.com/

El Tour De Tucson

Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mil Fun Rides.

Want a free registration, a cycling jersey, training rides?  Sign up for Tu Nidito’s Ride for a child (https://www.tunidito.org/sponsored-event/ride-for-a-child/

Saturday

11.21.15

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Sonoita-Patagonia Time Trial An 11.7 mile point-to-point time trial with an elevation loss of 700 feet. Sunday

07.26.15

Sonoita-Patagonia https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2487
The 3 Bears

Time Trial Series

 

new venue. The road has

virtually no traffic and we have secured a large staging area on private

property

August 2 & 23, 2015 Picacho, AZ                      https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2241
Single Track Bike Shop Omnium p/b Deschutes Brewery Omnium Scoring – Must complete both days for cash awards August 15-16 Saturday Mormon Lake Road Race

Sunday Williams – Perkinsville Rd

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2500
Arizona State Time Trial Championships TT September 13, 2015 Arizona City, AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2571
Kitt Peak TT A 11.6 mile hill climb time trial up to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Vertical gain is 3400 feet. September 27, 2015 Kitt Peak https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2672
Mt. Graham, Hill Climb A slightly uphill Road Race.  Very slightly!  10 and 20 mile options. 10/04/2015 Mt. Graham, Hill Climb http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html
The Ride430 Challenge 2014 The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America’s injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. October 14th-17th   Mesa, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson, Scot, AZ http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/visit-our-events-page/the-ride430-challenge/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? October               17     Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. October 31 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Triple C More of the

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross Look Up. November 28 Phoenix http://azcross.com/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race. December 5/6 Gilbert http://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19 Gilbert http://azcross.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, 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;-)

 

 

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 YOURSELD.

 

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

Community Bike Ride List for April 4-10

This week the ride list is a little different due to showing homes, home inspections, Family, Passover, El Grupo Scavenger Hunt, Good Friday, Easter and most importantly the weather is just so good for riding I have not had time to make the list.

I usually check these sites for the list.  Please check put the pages for GABA, SAMBA, and Cactus Cycling.

Cactus Cyclinghttp://cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

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

GABA http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/

If you see this list and are not on the distribution list, you can sign up here.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19F3Hdit45F997x87YBNTaswKVysqLmU1SYD6OZpyub4/viewform

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

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE REOCCURING RIDES.  I TRY AND GIVE CONTACT INFO SO YOU CAN CHECK ON THE RIDES.

REOCCURING 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 www.UofAcylcling.com
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:50PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:30AM

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

7:00AM

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
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:00PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall 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

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

9AM

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

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 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

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:30AM 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 6:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 17 miles beginner 10-14

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride 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

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

520-574-2453

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

520-

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

 

VELO\VETS Ride the Loop! Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 4:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

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

Velo Vets Ride the Loop Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

 

 

EL GRUPO  SCAVENGER HUNT. APRIL 4TH.

I’M BIASED, BUT I THINK THIS IS THE RIDE YOU SHOULD BE DOING!!!

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Bike to the Farmers Market

Anyone who rides their bike to the Saturday Rillito Park Farmers Market will get a FREE ice tea from Maya Tea Company and many more discounts from all of vendors

ocated off the Loop Bike Path near Rillito Park Race Track April 4, 2015 8:00 am

End:

April 4, 2015 12:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-the-farmers-market/  520.882.2157 nick@heirloomfm.org

 

12th Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt 9am at El Grupo’s new clubhouse near downtown at 600 N. 9th Ave. Saturday

4.4.15

9:00AM-3:00PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/12th-annual-bicycle-scavenger-hunt/
MCLife Tucson / Saguaro Roll #1 Saguaro Roll will be a social medium level ride/roll reaching the entrance of Saguaro Park East with an option to ride the park loop and/or go across the street to the newly revamped restaurant Saguaro Corners where they’ll have special offers for bicyclists. Near the corner of Old Spanish Trail and Freemont. 9971 E. Speedway Saturday

4.4.15 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/mclife-tucson-saguaro-roll-1/  Carol Blomstrand carol@mclifetucson.com

 

BICAS BASIC BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS BICAS
44 W. 6th Street, Tucson AZ
April 4, 2015 12:00 pm

April 4, 2015 3:00 pm

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bicas-basic-bike-maintenance-class-2/
SECOND ANNUAL BICYCLE EASTER EGG HUNT Every bunny loves an Easter Egg Hunt – especially one designed with bikes in mind! Transit Cycles is excited to bring the bicycle-powered Easter Egg Hunt back to the Westside.

 

Mercado San Agustín Courtyard

100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, 85745

 

Sunday

4.5.15

10AM-12PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/first-annual-transit-cycles-mercado-san-agustin-bicycle-easter-egg-hunt-and-celebration/  Transit Cycles, Duncan Benning 520.352.9490

 

“There’s no beer without water” – WMG Bike to Beer Ride Meet near the east end of the UA mall (3rd St and Cherry Ave, in front of the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium). We’ll take you on a brief tour of street side stormwater-harvesting rain gardens in the Rincon Heights and Dunbar/Spring neighborhoods on our way to enjoy an Arizona Gives Day party at Borderlands Brewing Co. downtown! Meet near the east end of the UA mall (3rd St and Cherry Ave, in front of the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium) for a prompt 5:00 pm departure. Tuesday

4.7.15

5:00 PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/theres-no-beer-without-water-wmg-bike-to-beer-ride/

Karilyn Roach kroach@watershedmg.org

 

Walk & Roll to School Day All Across Tucson & Pima County APRIL 10, 2015 7:30 AM TO APRIL 10, 2015 9:30 AM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/walk-roll-to-school-day-3/
Bike Fest Bike-In Movie Series, “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” Menlo Park

325 N. Grande Ave.

April 10, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-bike-in-movie-series-pee-wees-big-adventure-2/ collin.forbes@gmail.com
EDIBLE BAJA ARIZONA MAGAZINE HOSTS A PROGRESSIVE DINNER BY BIKE Join Edible Baja Arizona writers and staff on a progressive dinner through Tucson – by bike! This mini-tour of our foodshed will visit several local establishments specializing in the regional flavors and local ingredients of the northern Sonoran desert. TBD

The guided tour is free, but be sure to bring along plenty of cash. More details coming soon.

Saturday

4.11.15

6:00 – 9:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/edible-baja-arizona-magazine-hosts-a-progressive-dinner-by-bike/ Jared McKinley

jared@ediblebajaarizona.com

 

2nd Saturdays Bike in Movie Celebrate Bike Fest month with Janet K. Miller’s tales of “Bicycle adventures in Holland, Germany, Turkey and Tucson” and find out from Bob Willman “Is bicycle touring in your future?” Jacome Plaza Saturday

4.11.15

6:45 PM TO 8:45

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/2nd-saturdays-bike-in-movie/

GABA Bike Swap Spring 2015

 

Centered at 7th Street and 5th Avenue Sunday

4.12.15

7:00 AM 2:00PM

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/gaba-bike-swap-spring-2015/

Greg Yares gregyares@gmail.com

 

COMMUNITY GARDENS BIKE RIDE #1  This ride combines gardening and biking!

 

APRIL 12, 2015 8:00 AM TO APRIL 12, 2015 8:00 AM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/community-gardens-bike-ride-1/

12TH ANNUAL PIE PARTY  The Pie Party celebrates 12 years by bringing back the Pie Contest! Held for many years among friends, Pie Party was passed on to the Food Conspiracy Co-op in 2014 as a fundraiser and fun community event. Enter a pie, come to eat pie or come to celebrate community – there is something for everyone.

 

525 N. Bonita Ave.

Sunday

4.12.15

3:00 pm 6:00 pm

 

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/12th-annual-pie-party/

Kelly Watters

outreach@foodconspiracy.coop

 

CIRCUS PARADE BIKE RIDE.  It’s the Bike Fest Tucson GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!!!!

200 S 6th Avenue April 14, 2015 6:30 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/circus-parade-bike-ride/

FitWorks Downtown Opening Gala

Join FitWorks at their new location for a downtown opening gala with food, beer from Borderlands Brewing, prize drawings and more. All donations benefit Look! Save a Life

FitWorks Bike Shop & Training Warehouse

119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson 85702

APRIL 16, 2015 6:00 PM TO APRIL 16, 2015 9:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/fitworks-downtown-opening-gala/

The Bike Fest Bike-In Movie Series continues with the timeless classic “The Bicycle Thief”.

 

Rio Vista Natural Resource Park (all the way north on Tucson Blvd.)

April 16, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-bike-in-movie-series-the-bicycle-thief/

New Belgium Brewing Hosts Bike-In Movie Night   New Belgium Brewing hosts a happy hour and FREE, all-ages bike-in movie featuring New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour

Mercado San Agustín

100 S. Avenida del Convento

Tuesday

4.17.15

5:00 PM 9:00 PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/new-belgium-brewing-hosts-bike-in-movie-night/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

How SLOW can you go? Come and find out on the Slow Ride to the Bike-In Movie. All-ages, no-drop straightforward ride from the UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín, location for the Bike-In Movie (100 S. Avenida del Convento, W. Congress and I-10). Since we’ll be rolling slowly, costumes, music, noisemakers, balloons – anything fun, festive, and gawk-worthy- is encouraged!

UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín Tuesday

4.17.15

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/slow-ride-to-the-bike-in-movie/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

Bike Fest FINAL Bike-In Movie of the Series, “Goonies”

Franklin Docks, 50 W. Alameda or Franklin St. at Stone Ave April 24, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-final-bike-in-movie-of-the-series-goonies/

            Viva La Local Food Festival – with FREE BIKE VALET

Rillito Park Race Track4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson 85718 Wednesday

4.18.15

9:00 AM-5:00PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/viva-la-local-food-festival-with-free-bike-valet/

Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade This year’s theme is: “To the Earth Be Kind; Leave Your Car Behind.” A great day to ride your bike to the event and use the free bike valet parking.

Reid Park

Off of Country Club north of 22nd Street,

APRIL 18, 2015 9:00 AM TO APRIL 18, 2015 2:00 PM karen.wilhelmsen@pima.gov

 

Celebrate Bike Fest month by biking to your library. Show us your helmet and we’ll give you an “I love my library” sticker! Plus all the books, music and movies you can carry (well, maximum of 25 items).

All PCPL libraries Wednesday

4.18.15

9:00 am-5:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-your-library-day/

BOOKBIKE FLEET KICKOFF EVENT.  Join the library as we celebrate the addition of two new Bookbikes to give us a fleet of three!

Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library

4350 E. 22nd St

April 18, 2015 11:00 am http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bookbike-fleet-kickoff-event/

RIDE THE GENDER BLENDER! Calling all Drag Queens, Kings, Boys-In-A-Skirt, Girls-in-a-Mascara-Moustache, and all other gender-curious & unique bikers! We are going to ride the night out, and we are going to do it in STYLE

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento

April 18, 2015 6:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/ride-the-gender-blender/

Cyclovia Tucson – Downtown to South Tucson

Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 19th. Dance, jog, skate, roll, play, smile, laugh your way through streets that are open to people for a day!

Downtown Tucson to City of South Tucson and back! APRIL 19, 2015 10:00 AM TO APRIL 19, 2015 3:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/cyclovia-tucson-downtown-to-south-tucson/

Wild West Cargo & Utility Bike Cyclovia Cleanup & After-party.  Prize for best outfit and/or bike decorations and biggest haul of trash to be awarded by mob vote!

Armory Park

200 S. 6th Ave

APRIL 19, 2015 2:30 PM TO APRIL 19, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/wild-west-cargo-utility-bike-cyclovia-cleanup-after-party/

Come all bikers! Anyone who rides their bike to BJ’s will get 10% off their bill. excluding alcohol( I am in favor of all things bike and companies that support cycling, but how can you offer a bike to the brew and not give a discount on the brew?)

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse APRIL 22, 2015 11:00 AM TO APRIL 22, 2015 10:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-the-brew/

Law Office of Eric Post Open House

Bring your auto insurance declaration sheet for a free review of how well that will cover you when you’re on your bicycle.
Bring your bicycle law questions

Law Office of Eric Post PLLC

651 North Swan Road,

APRIL 23, 2015 3:00 PM TO APRIL 23, 2015 5:00 PM eric@ericpostlaw.com

520-207-9601

Bike to Work Day is one day set aside in April especially for you, your co-workers, your friends and family to give bicycle commuting to work a try.

 All Across Tucson & Eastern Pima County APRIL 24, 2015 6:00 AM TO APRIL 24, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-day-2/

Picnic Dinner Bike Ride: Mission Garden

A leisurely ride along the Santa Cruz River path to a BYO picnic dinner in the Mission Gardens.

Juhan Park

1770 W Copper Street,

APRIL 24, 2015 5:30 PM TO APRIL 24, 2015 9:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/804474646307734/

The Pima Community College Police Department is hosting a Bike Safety Fair

1255 N. Stone Avenue (corner of Speedway and Stone) April 25, 2015 9:00 am- 2PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/pima-community-college-downtown-campus-first-annual-bike-safety-fair/

Come explore the historic railroad right of way between Barrio Anita and Arizona Feeds at S 6th and E 37th.

Ordinary Bike Shop

311 E 7th St

April 25, 2015 9:00 am -12PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/adventure-bike-ride-el-paso-and-southwestern-railroad-right-of-way/

Come participate in a community mural on the boarded up windows of the old Green Dolphin, delight a re-imagined street with bike lanes, traffic circle, sidewalk tables under the trees.

Park Ave & 10th St

95 N. Park Ave

 

April 25, 2015 10:00 am

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/better-block-demo-community-mural-project/

A family-friendly bike campout. We will likely (tbd) be following The Loop to CDO Path to Catalina State Park, depending on rsvp’s (min 20 people required to reserve group area). Expect park fee of $15 for camping.

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento,

 

 

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

 

April 26, 2015 12:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/family-friendly-bike-campout/

Community Gardens Bike Ride #2

We are combining biking and gardening as we ride to 3 of the Community Gardens of Tucson’s most beautiful gardens

We will start at Blue Moon (located behind Tucson House)

1501 N. Oracle Rd.

APRIL 26, 2015 8:00 AM TO APRIL 26, 2015 11:00 AM Jessica Paul

Jessica@communitygardensoftucson.org

ApROLL Bike & Walk to School Challenge

April is Bike Fest Tucson, a month-long celebration of the incredibly green, affordable, and fun bicycle. Biking or walking to school during the week of April 27 – May 1

All Across Tucson & Pima County April 27, 2015 7:30 am

May 1, 2015 9:30 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/aproll-bike-walk-to-school-challenge/

April might be over, but the SHIFT to bikes for transportation, for fun, and for community is permanent! Come celebrate with us as we look back at all the fun we’ve had together all month long and share your favorite hot-weather riding tips to ensure we all keep riding just about as long as we can.

Borderlands Brewing Company April 30, 2015 5:00 pm

 

April 30, 2015 7:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-grand-finale-bash/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
2015 Not So Underground Crit  .8 of a mile long. Super wide, super smooth, hill every lap (but you hardly feel it since you’ll

be doing 30 mph up it!).

Sunday

4.1.15

SE corner of 7th Street and Deer Valley behind the new FBI building http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-1160
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

4.1.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
EL GRUPO SCAVENGER HUNT! – FUNDRAISER EL GRUPO’S SILLIEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR – A heck of a good. Saturday

4.4.15

8Am-5PM

600 N. 9th Ave. http://www.elgrupocycling.org/scavenger-hunt/
IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 6:10 pm simulate a Cat 5 race 20 minutes

6:40 pm Intermediate Cat IC3 TUCSON CRIT TRAINING SERIES 3/4 race 30 minutes

7:20 pm Advanced Cat 1/2/3 race 30 minutes

4.8.15 UA Tech Park – The Bridges

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-451
Two-wheel Jones El Tour Criterium

 

2 days of racing fun in Downtown Mesa 4.10.15

4.11.15

Downtown Mesa, Arizona

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-964
El Tour Criterium State Championship The official State Championship race this year. Loads of great racing on tap as well as family friendly activities and entertainment. 4.10.15

4.11.15

4.12.15

Downtown Mesa http://www.mesabikerace.com/
Foray at the Fort (Sierra Vista) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 4.11.15 Fort Huachucha

556 Auger Ave.

http://mbaa.net/racing/3-sierra-vista-foray-at-the-fort/
Flagstaff Frenzy (Flagstaff) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 5.16.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/7-flagstaff-flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D (Flagstaff) FUN-D raiser for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. 5.17.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/super-d/
Whiskey Off Road 7 races.  One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6

 

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

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 YOURSELD.

 

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

Arizona Bicycle Center- Tucson’s Velodrome project

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

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

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

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The brief History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location

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

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

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

Community Support

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

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

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

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

Operating Agreement

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

Educational component

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

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

Again, Here is the link for the survey.

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

Community Bike Ride List for The Holiday Season

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

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

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

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

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

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

the Loop

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

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

River/Campbell

Thurs

8:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

8:00AM

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

John McCarrell

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

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

520-

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

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

7:30AM

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

830AM

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

Easy Peasy Social Ride with Brunch

 

Le Buzz Sunday

12.21.14

9:15AM

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

9:00 AM

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

12.23.14

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

9:00AM

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

10AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

1.24.14

8:00 AM

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

Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy

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

8:00 AM

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

12.28.14

70 mile 8AM

50 mile about 830AM

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

12.29.14

9:00 AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.29.14

8AM

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

12.30.14

9:00AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.31.14

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

01.01.15

9AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Thursday

01.01.15

9AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

01.02.15

48MPH 15-16

MPH

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

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

 

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info

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

Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead

4005 N Tortolita Road,

Tuesday

12.23.14

6:15PM

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

Festivus for the rest of us at Honeybee Canyon

 

NE Corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Sun City Blvd

 

Thursday

12.25.14

10AM

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

12.26.14

9AM

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

12.27.14

8:00 AM

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

12.27.14

9AM

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

December 27

Loma Alta Trailhead 12.27.14

9:30ish4-5 hours, Bring Lunch

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

Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

9AM

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

 

 

Starr Pass Genser TH Monday

12.29.14

6:30 PM

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

 

 

 

Golder Ranch Trail Head Tuesday 12/30

6:15pm

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

 

Cmo De Oeste Trailhead Wednesday 12.31.14

10AM

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

 

Fantasy Island Ride; 12PM @ Valencia Entrance Thursday

01.01.2015

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

1.2.14

9AM

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

8AM

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

Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass

  • Robles Trailhead
    • Wed
    • 07.14
      6:15 PM

     

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

     

    EVENTS

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

     

    221 S. 6th Ave

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

    6PM

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

    3800 E River Rd

    2.8.15

    5:30-7:30

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

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

    1.10.15

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

     

    1.17.15 McDowell MTN. Regional Park

    16300 McDowell

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

    Pro through Cat 5 and Juniors, mens/womens

    1.18.15 11350 Civic Center Drive

    Avondale, AZ

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

    2.1.15

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

    2.14.15

    2.15.15

    Phoenix http://www.wmrc.org/

    Brian Lemke
    vosinfo@wmrc.org

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

    2.14.15

    2.15.15

    Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
    Havasu Havoc A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 2.21.15 Lake Havasu
    Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.  E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

     

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

    March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

    7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour

     

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

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

    Waddell, AZ

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

    3.14.15

    3.15.15

    McCain Loop TT

    Sauharita Road

    Pima CC West Crit

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

     

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

    16300 McDowell

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

    556 Auger Ave.

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

    4.25.15

    4.26.15

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

     

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

    Community Bike Ride List December 13-19

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

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

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

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

     

    THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

    PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

    THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

     

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

     

    EVENTS

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

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

     

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

    Community Bike Ride List December 6-13

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

     

    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

    MPH

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

    John McCarrell

     

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

     

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

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

    7290 E. Tanque Verde,

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 

    9:00 AM

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

    Saturday, Dec 6

    10am-12pm

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

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

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

    7:45 AM

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

    Camino Loma Alta

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 

    8:00 AM

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

    6:30 PM

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

    EVENTS

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

    33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

    SaturdayDecember 6

    11-5 early bid

    6-9 sil.  auction

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

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

    Pemberton Trail

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

    jiuliano88@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Pima CC West Crit

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

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    Community Bike Ride List November 30-December 05

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    REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

    7:30AM

    1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
    Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

    the Loop

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

    Robert Houts

    Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

    5:30AM

    20 miles

    About an hour

    12-14

    HILLS

    Damion Alexander

    977-5664

    Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

    7:30AM

    2.5 hours

    40 miles

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

    6:30PM

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

    8:30PM

    12-18 miles Slow Facebook

    Tuesday Night Bike Ride

    Oro Valley Mountain Bike Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada 6:00AM 20 miles ish Tempo

    1.5 hours

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

    7:30AM

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

    7:00AM

    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
    Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
    Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
    Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
    Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

    River/Campbell

    Thurs

    8:00AM

    46 miles 18-21 mph
    Up Oracle

    Thursday Shootout

    University and Euclid Thurs

    7:30AM

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

    5:30AM

    20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

    977-5664

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

    6:30AM

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

    5:30AM

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

    7:30AM

    2 hours

    30-40 miles

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

     

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

    MPH

    Free Breakfast after ride
    Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

    4749 E Sunrise

    Sat

    8:00AM

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

    John McCarrell

    The

    Old   Man Shootout

    University and

    Euclid

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

    20 MPH+

    www.fairwheelbikes.com
    The Big Boy Shootout University and

    Euclid

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

    No drop

    pbs054@performanceinc.com

    520-296-4715

    Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

    Call Scott

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

    7431 Houghton

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

    520-574-2453

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

    520-

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

     

    Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

     

    Sunday

    7:30AM

    www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

     

    THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

    PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

    What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
     
    Swan,Oracle, Twin Peaks loop Rillito Bike Path, ½ mile West of La Canada 1500 W. River Saturday, November 29, 2014

    8:30 AM

    52 12-16 MPH No rider left http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218890059/
    Zona Cyling- EASY RIDE TO THE BRIDGE Starbucks at El Con Saturday, November 29, 2014

    8:30 AM

    40 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794
    The Loop – counter clock wise Rillito Bike Path, ½ mile West of La Canada 1500 W. River Sun Nov 30 8:30 58 12-16 MPH No rider left http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218890199/
    GABA Pistol Hill – Julian Bike Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park  7290 E. Tanque Verde Mon Dec 1

    8:00am

    55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218762850/
    Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Mon  Nov 24  8:00AM 25-35 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1788710
    GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Wed  Nov 26  8:00AM 47 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218762908/
    Tim’s 4th annual Thanksgiving day ride. Starbucks

    1825 E River Road,Suite

    Thanksgiving Day  8:00AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1509446759296491/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
    Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Fri  Nov 28  8:00AM 55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218763264/

    THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

     

    What Location Date

    Time

    Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
    24 Hour Course 24 hour course arch parking lot Sat Nov 29

    8:00 AM

    16 miles with about 1000 feet http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218830684/
    Riding n the Arizona Trail Gabe Zimmerman trailhead to Saurita and 83 Nov 30 8:00AM It’s out and back. Choose your distance. Dave

    slaglesphone@live.com

     

    Old Pueblo MTB: Urban Assault post Thanksgiving Gorge Fest

    La Encantada

    2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85718

    Sunday

    Nov 30

    3:00PM

    5:30PM

    13.5 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/390168337804529/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

     

    Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

     

    Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot Irvington / Harrison Rds., Sun Nov 30

    8:30 AM

    23 miles http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218831196/

     

    CDO Trail Ride-

    Ride from Pines to Spines off the northwest side of Mt. Lemmon.

    Mt Lemmon Sunday

    Nov 30

    3:00PM

    5:30PM

    22 miles and features 21 creek crossings, roughly 6000 ft. of descent and 1000 ft. of climb. Serious backcountry trail for half the ride so hiking will be expected. https://www.facebook.com/events/696155690481004/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
    Monday Night @ Hope Camp Camino Loma Alta Mon Dec 1

    6:30 PM

    All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light (750 lumens minimum). http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218606099/
    Tuesday night lights! Fantasy Island

    Irvington & Harrison

    Dec 2

    at 6:30PM

     

    2 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/1531748883734483/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
    50 Year/Golder Ranch TH

    ,

    4798 E Golder Ranch Drive Wed Dec 3

    6:15 PM

    All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light (750 lumens minimum). http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218864122/

     

    EVENTS

    What Location Date Contact
    GABA’s Holiday Dinner Pima County Medical Society Auditorium , Tucson, AZ

    5199 E. Farness, Tucson

    Monday Dec 1, 2014

    7:00 to 9:00 PM

    http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217608922/
     

    19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014

     

    The Drawing Studio, Inc.

    33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

    Friday

    December 5

    art@bicas.org 628-7950
    Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

    Dec 10th

     

    TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

    Name Description Date Location Contact Info
    CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

    Phoenix, AZ

    http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco

    mdemicco@cox.net

    Ordinary Bike Shop Strava Taco Challenge

    Starting Dec.1st 12:01am through Dec. 7th 11:59pm we will be holding our first of many STRAVA challenges. Strava is an app/website that tracks your rides through GPS. We are challenging you to ride 175 miles (282 km) or more during the first week of December. Mileage will be tracked through the Ordinary Bikes Strava Club, so make sure to sign up on Strava.com and join our Strava club if you haven’t already.

    Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

    Gilbert, AZ

    Matt DeMicco

    mdemicco@cox.net

    Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

    Fountain Hills, AZ

    Pemberton Trail

    http://www.dcbaz.com/
    Triple C CX Sat/Sun

    Dec 13-14

    4600 N Silverbell Rd

    Tucson, AZ

    University of Arizona

    Joseph Iuliano

    jiuliano88@gmail.com

    AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike Saturday

    Dec 20

    2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
    TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. Sunday

    Dec 21

    24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-15

    2015

    Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
    Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides

     

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

    March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

    7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=10185&pg=entry&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=tucsontour&utm_campaign=TDC&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=tucsontour

     

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

    Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15

    2015

    McCain Loop TT

    Sauharita Road

    Pima CC West Crit

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

     

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

    Loop improvements north of the Rillito from La Cholla to Campbell may cause temporary path closures

    Beginning this week, Pima County will be undertaking a river park improvement project on the north bank of the Rillito River from La Cholla Boulevard to Campbell Avenue. This 4.5 mile section of river park is the oldest and most highly used section of The Loop.

    This improvement project will include widening and resurfacing of the existing asphalt path, geometric improvements to the path alignment, handrail modifications, path restriping, shoulder grading and vegetation maintenance/augmentation.

    During this two-month improvement project, path users can expect to encounter occasional complete path closures in areas with active construction activities. This will be a very dynamic and fast-moving construction project so closure locations along the river park may vary throughout the course of each day.

    Path users should exercise caution along this segment of The Loop and adhere to any advisory, detour or construction signing. Your patience during this project is very much appreciated.

    Pima County has been developing The Loop around metro Tucson with links to Marana, Oro Valley, and South Tucson for residents and visitors on foot, bikes, skates, and horses. When completed, The Loop will total 131 miles and connect the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Greenways.

    Visit The Loop online for more information and for the latest maps and news about The Loop.

    loop work on rilitto

    Don’t go down that road- It’s closed

    On August 30, 2013 rolling reporter James McKenzie said
    Tucson Bicyclists: Warning:  Julian Wash between Kolb and Rita Ranch is CLOSED due to construction.  There are baricades on the Rita Ranch side but not at the entryway on Kolb (well not blocking the bikeway).  There was a dump truck, Bobcat and other ‘stuff’ working to repair the washouts from earlier this year.  And I found out the hard way, I rode down it…