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2017 Southern Arizona Omnium

Community ride list June 11-18

In the last ride list I was so excited about the low temperatures, but said “of course, it will likely jump into a record high the following week with temps in the 120’s just to bring us back to reality.”  Well, I was off by 8 degrees as we only hit 112.  It was the second earliest it has hit 110 in history. 

I’m skipping past anything on global warming and heading for ideas of coping with the heat.

I have been putting in more miles now than at any point this year and have a secrets for dealing with the heat.  If you have a bathtub, fill it up and leave it full.  It will drop to room temperature.  A post ride dunk is the difference between being able to function the rest of the day or being a blob.  It refreshes both the mind and body.

Other tricks that work include starting your ride in the dark so you are done before 8AM, night rides, keeping hydrated, heading up Mt. Lemmon or to any state north of Arizona. 

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

Ride on,

Damion

 

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

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

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

 

Easy Peasy Lemmon Squeezy Week 1 Mile post 0 on Mt. Lemmon Saturday

06.11.16

6:00AM

How far do you want to go? All speeds https://www.facebook.com/events/1201074889905442/
Zona Cycling

Heading South to Helmet Peak

Starbucks at El Con Saturday

06.11.16

6:00AM

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

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Starbucks

Starbucks at Ina and Oracle

Sunday

06.12.16

5:15AM

22 – 41 Groups A, B and C Route http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1089721070

Pedal to Dragoon Brewery

Transit Cycles

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

Wednesday

06.15.16

9PM

Join us for our monthly mellow little spin up the Santa Cruz river path to Dragoon Brewery. Get your first beer for only $1 and show up at the shop for some special promotions or giveaways for those on the ride every month. We hare getting things going 30 minutes later so we can roll in some slightly lower temps. Please make sure to bring lights! https://www.facebook.com/events/1548763775428478/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
PieDuro pin

Palasades parking lot

Sunday

6.12.16

9AM

This time we will meet at the Palasades parking lot. Plan on riding up the road to the Secret trail. Ride down Secret, 1918, and Sunset. Climb the road out of Marshall Gulch to Turkey Run rd. (Visitors Center) Climb up that to the ski lift parking lot, then the road to the top. Down Aspen and back to the top of Bigelow, then down to the parking lot. https://www.facebook.com/events/999564956825856/
Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll Walgreens 12050 Dove Mtn Blvd.

 

Sunday6.12.16

5PM

11 miles No Drop.  Nice people. https://www.facebook.com/events/1075830995788606/
 Tucson Short Track #9 36th St Trailhead 6.16.16

4-7PM

Park at the 36th St Trailhead or Ride to the Ride! Come get your weekly Short Hard Intense Tucson Short-Track. Also Drink with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/1068318493236889/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

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

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

 

 

Community Bike Ride List February 20-27 2016

This week the county installed a new stop sign on Mission Road at Los Reales.  This is about a mile after “the Shootout” usually starts to hammer heading south.  I’ve heard various ideas of how the ride should adjust for the new stop sign.  What seems to make the most sense to me is to keep the roll out until a few hundred meters after the stop sign.  This will allow everyone to come to a legal stop and not feel like they are being dropped before the ride really starts.

I’m sure that I’ll be writing more about The Shootout in the months to come, but this weekend I’ll be off at the Tolero Crit.  There  are races from Jr’s all the way up.  The action starts at 8AM and goes all day.   It’s fun to watch and if you find yourself on the Northwest side of town it is worth checking out.    It is as Casas Church at 10801 North La Cholla.

Save the date of April 15th for The Ride For Reading.  We are still collecting books and if you are interested in a collection box in your business, please let me know.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss the ride list, please email me at Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put Ride List in the subject/

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

————————————————————————————————————————–Ride on,

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:30AM 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 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Cycle Fit Solutions Sunday Ride Probike on Tanque Verde Sunday

8:30AM

???? 18 plus Tim Carolan

520-548-3624

timcarolan@mac.com

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
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

Tolero Crit at Casas Church, 10801 N La Cholla Blvd

Casas Church is one of the most entertaining courses for criterium racing in Arizona. Come join us for a day of fast exciting racing and come early for free pancakes and fruit for racers and spectators.

 

 

Zona Cycling

East then Southeast…Pistol Hill

Starbucks at El Con Saturday

02.20.16

8:30AM

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

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists

parking lot at Camino de la Tierra, and the Rillito River Saturday

02.20.16

10AM

25 miles No too fast, not that slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/

Catalina Brewing Company Grand Opening

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N Camino Martin, # 120,

Saturday

02.20.16

2-10 PM

Ride from where ever Your Pace https://www.facebook.com/events/1691546814391329/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists has a calendar of rides.  Check out  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org    http://www.sdmb.org

TORCA Raid on SOMO

South Mountain Park/Preserve

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix,

2.20.16 9AM . This will be a downhill focused event on the famous Geronimo & Holbert trails which are arguably some of the longest and most fun DH trails around. https://www.facebook.com/events/1690580067847996/

Catalina Brewing Company Grand Opening

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N Camino Martin, # 120,

Saturday

02.20.16

2-10 PM

Ride from where ever at your pace.  

McDowell-Sonoran Desert Preserve–North Unit

Cortaro Road Park-n-Ride next to McDonald’s at 7:30 AM

Sunday

02.21.16

7:30AM

These trails are some of the finest in Arizona–lots of options, swooping loops, great scenery, and nothing too difficult. It is about a 2 hour drive to the trailhead from Tucson, but really worth it if you have never been https://www.facebook.com/events/721754534592625/
Kentucky Camp (AES Small Loop)  I-10 & Houghton Sunday

02.21.16

8AM

 

Plan to meet up on the Northwest side of I-10 & Houghton by 7:30 where we’ll figure out a carpool to the trailhead. https://www.facebook.com/events/945146148900878/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year from Golder Ranch Rd. 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead Sunday

02.21.16

3PM

Golder Ranch roadend at 3:00pm for a ride to the Chutes. There is enough daylight for anyone that wants to bike the trail down to Catalina State Park after the chutes. https://www.facebook.com/events/518703851669081/
Business Builder Bike Ride, February, SWEETWATER Sweetwater Preserve Wednesday 2.24.16

4PM

Join us for the February BBBR at Sweetwater! Since the 2016 24HOP will be just a collection of memories, you can continue mountain biking and beer drinking with us! Add in some friendly networking and you have a perfect afternoon! https://www.facebook.com/events/553181374844667/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
consider Yourself Challenged for CAF

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E River Rd Sunday, 2.21.16 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1164449193587189/
TORCA- February Trail day sponsored by PROBIKE Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

Tucson, Arizona 85730

Saturday

2.27.16

8AM

2016

https://www.facebook.com/events/997845930308531/
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
 Lake Havasu Havoc

 

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 3

Saturday

2.20.16

Sara Park, Lake Havasu City http://mbaa.net/racing/havasu-havoc/
Tolero Crit Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money & merchandise Saturday

2.20.16

Casas Church Oro Valley AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-446
AVONdale Criterium Series Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money and medals. Sunday

2.21.16

S. Avondale Blvd. and W. Coldwater

Springs Blvd., Avondale, Az

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-269
FlapJack Flats Time Trial 2.27.16 Picacho Arizona https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-392

 

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

 

White Tank Whirlwind The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 4

3.19.16 White Tanks Regional Park

Waddell, AZ

http://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Tucson Bicycle Classic TT, Road Race and Circuit Race. 3.18.16

3.19.16

3.20.16

Tucson http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Tour De Cure

Tucson

Come raise some funds for the American Diabetes Association and ride your bike at the same time 4.17.15 Tucson http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=11062&pg=entry
Flagstaff Frenzy The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 5

6.4.16 Fort Valley Trail Network http://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D   6.5.16    

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Community Bike Ride List January 30- February 5

Are you interested in a Ride for Reading Event?  It would include collecting and delivering books on bikes to local elementary schools.

The list keeps growing each week.   This weekend has some great racing with the UA Biopark blast crit and Oracle Road race.  On the MTB side there is a party at 24 Hour town by SDMB with a BBQ and Catalina Brewing Company Beer plus trail work on Sunday getting ready for the big dance in two weeks.  Both GABA and Cactus cycling have rides every day from beginners on  up.

Want to make sure you never miss a ride  You can also find it on BikePilgrim.com.    Please feel free to share the list and if you have a friend who would like to be ——————————————————————————————————————–

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

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Ride on,

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:30AM 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 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Cycle Fit Solutions Sunday Ride Probike on Tanque Verde Sunday

8:30AM

???? 18 plus Tim Carolan

520-548-3624

timcarolan@mac.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Zona Cycling

Picture Rocks Ride

Starbucks at El Con Saturday

01.30.16

9:00AM

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

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists

YMCA at Sam Lena Park Saturday

01.30.16

10AM

21.3 miles No too fast, not that slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/

Back In The Saddle 2 (BITS) Session 2 of 6

Udall Park Saturday

01.30.16

9AM

10-15 miles? No Drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227987050/

Sahuarita-Madera Canyon-Duval Mine-Mission Rd

Sahuarita Rd. and S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd Saturday

01.30.16

9AM

50 miles No Rider Left Behind http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227665053/
Cactus  Cyclig Club

Dove Mountain Park and River Paths

Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday

01.30.16

10:00AM

30-35 miles 15-18 +MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2154847

RIVER PARK, MARANA, TANGERINE, LA CANADA LOOP

1500 W. River Road Sunday

01.31.16

9AM

52 mILES 14 pLUS http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228355462/

Mercado-A Mountain-Gates Pass-Trails End-Starr Pass

Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

Sunday

01.31.16

9AM

32 miles 12 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228158849/
TTG Sunday Morning LadiesRide The Home Depot (7677 E Broadway Blvd, Sunday

01.311.16

9AM

32 miles 12 mph-no ear buds https://www.facebook.com/events/191724954515314/
Oro Valley Sunday North Side Panera Oro Valley

10604 N. Oracle

Sunday

01.31.16

9AM

32 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2141280
The Bicycle Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

02.01.16

9:00AM

56 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160198/
Tuesday Ride East Side Loop with a Lunch Stop Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Tuesday, 02.02.16

9:00 AM

33 12-14

MPH

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228425901/
Hohkum Wed Ride 20-35miles, several groups Village Bake House SE corner of Mcgee & Oracle Wednesday

02.03.16

10:00 AM

20-35 miles Several groups http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2156210
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

02.03.16

9:00 AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160232/
Thurs Afternoon Easy Peasy Rillito river park trail

1450 w river,

Thursday

02.04.16

9:00AM

24 miles 12-14

mph

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228391863/
Gates Pass Starbucks 5970 W Arizona Pavillons Dr., 85743 by Walmart off Cortaro Thursday

02.04.16

9:00AM

44 Miles 18 Plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2076059
Oro Valley Loop Ride Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

 

Friday

2.05.2016

1PM

55 12-14mpH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160248/
Saguaro Monument Labuzz @NE corner of Catalina Hwy & Tanqueverde Friday

2.05.2016

10:00AM

49 miles 12-14MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2156220

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Honeybee/Ridgeline/­Wild Burro/Badlands

 

NE Corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Sun City Blvd Saturday

01.30.16

7 AM

Extended, 5-6 hour, intermediate/advanced ride, doing Honeybee in a clockwise direction http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/228362020/

AZT Shuttle – Picketpost to Kelvin

Chase Bank

11625 North Oracle Road

Saturday

01.30.16

6 AM

 

This is an advanced ride not suited for beginners. About 37 miles in length and over 4,000 feet of climbing.

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/228168180/

SAMBA Ride the AZ Trail

AZ Trail – Sahuarita Road

Sunday

01.31.16

9:00AM

Ride the AZ Trail south from Sahuarita Road out and back. A beginner/intermediate friendly ride http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/228409256/
Old Pueblo MTB: Practice lap at 24 HOP 24 hour town Sunday

01.31.16

3PM

 

This is a 17 mile loop with 1000 feet of climbing and very little techy and lots of fun. https://www.facebook.com/events/991394447584872/
Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead

Marsh Station Rd,

Monday, 02.01.16

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours. You do need a good light (750 lumens minimum) http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225584449/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles  Robles Trailhead

Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren Dr.

Wednes, 01.27.16 6:15pm  let’s meet at Golder Ranch TH at 6:00 PM, start riding at 6:15 PM, original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/228426119/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
 

Transit Cycles Turns 2: The Stoop Party Edition

Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida del Convento, Ste 116, 1.31.16 10AM-2PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1543901395901809/
Kickstarter Campaign: . Help this all female project raise the essential money to make the film Endure Nepal. HTTPS://WWW.KICKSTARTER.COM/PROJECTS/1788307906/ENDURE-NEPAL-FILM Through Feb 3rd https://www.facebook.com/events/502277406618423/
 

Pop-Up with Presta Coffee, music from June West and Caleb Gutierrez, 100s of records vintage and in house silkscreening

520 S. Meyer Ave, Tucson, January 30 – January 31

Jan 30 at 10 AM to Jan 31 at 4 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1701346270078402/
 

Help Sunday Cycles feed the homeless.

2nd ave and Jefferson Phoenix Saturday

1.30.16

8 AM – 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044358485624630/
SDMB 24HOP Course Maintenance 24 Hour Town Sunday, 1.31.16

10 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1677771579157571/
SDMB 24HOP Pre-Ride Campout SDMB Town- 24HOP Course Jan 30 at 2 PM to Jan 31 5 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1660501307565005/
Boys and Girls Club Bike Repair Roy Drachman Clubhouse Boys and Girls Club of Tucson  5901 S Santa Clara Ave Friday

02.05.16

3PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228338588/
Beads of Courage

BEAD INSPIRED – 2016 FUNDRAISING EVENT IN TUCSON

Beads of Courage

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Saturday, 2.6.16

6 PM – 10 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1652540658332403/
Day Ride Leader Training & Pizza Party Register Online for directions. Friday, February 12, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228352609/
consider Yourself Challenged for CAF

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E River Rd Sunday, 2.21.16 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1164449193587189/
TORCA- February Trail day sponsored by PROBIKE Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

Tucson, Arizona 85730

Saturday

2.27.16

8AM

2016

https://www.facebook.com/events/997845930308531/
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
McDowell Meltdown The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 1

Saturday 1.16.16 McDowell Mountain Regional Park http://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/
North End Classic 8-Corner fast/ fun crit course with small hill approximately 1 km per lap Saturday 1.16.16 Yuma https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-180
A Race Against Time 20K TT Saturday 1.23.16 8AM Picacho, AZ https://www.facebook.com/events/1657038367879096/
Prickly Pear on the Maricopa Trail Inaugural race to show off the Maricopa Trail Saturday 1.23.16 Cave Creek

Morristown AZ

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-143
Prickly Pedal

On the Maricopa Trail

Maricopa Regional Trail System

 

Saturday 1.23.16 Start- Lake Plesant

End – Spur Cross Road

http://pricklypedal.com/about-the-race/

 

AVONdale Criterium Series

 

Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money and medals. Sunday,

1.24. 16

S. Avondale Blvd. and W. Coldwater

Springs Blvd., Avondale, Az

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-269

 

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle

 

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 2

Saturday 1.30.16 Goodyear, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/estrella-hedgehog-hustle/

 

The Santa Catalina Omnium the BioPark Blast and the Oracle Road Race. Saturday 1.30.16

Sunday

1.31.16

Tucson and Oracle AZ http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Sun Devil Crit Sunday

2.7.16

Arizona State Univ Constantin Schreiber

cschrei2@asu.edu

24 hours in the OP It’s a MTB race, it’s a party, it’s an around a good time. February 12-14, 2016 Willow Springs AZ www.epicrides.com
Valley of the Sun Stage Race 3 Day stage race in Phoenix 02.12.2016 -02.14.2016 Phoenix, AZ http://wmrc.org/

Brian Lemke
vosinfo@wmrc.org

 Lake Havasu Havoc

 

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 3

Saturday

2.20.16

Sara Park, Lake Havasu City http://mbaa.net/racing/havasu-havoc/
Tolero Crit Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money & merchandise Saturday

2.20.16

Casas Church Oro Valley AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-446
AVONdale Criterium Series Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money and medals. Sunday

2.21.16

S. Avondale Blvd. and W. Coldwater

Springs Blvd., Avondale, Az

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-269
FlapJack Flats Time Trial 2.27.16 Picacho Arizona https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-392

 

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

 

White Tank Whirlwind The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 4

3.19.16 White Tanks Regional Park

Waddell, AZ

http://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Tucson Bicycle Classic TT, Road Race and Circuit Race. 3.18.16

3.19.16

3.20.16

Tucson http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Tour De Cure

Tucson

Come raise some funds for the American Diabetes Association and ride your bike at the same time 4.17.15 Tucson http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=11062&pg=entry
Flagstaff Frenzy The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 5

6.4.16 Fort Valley Trail Network http://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D 6.5.16

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

TBC Circuit Race Part one.

Lets get this party started.  The early start.  There are nearly 2000 images to get through from the circuit race.  Today I need to prospect for new business for my real estate team.  However, I’d rather save the time and focus on the photos, for you.  So, send me a referral today and I can justify rocking through all the images.  Otherwise, I’m going to need to focus on my real job and leave the hobby for next week.

These photos are a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to take the photos and share them with you. All I ask in return for the photos 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: these photo albums. THANKS!!!

OPMTB

 

Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

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

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts : www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts?fref=ts

GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

TORCA www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) has lots of rides organized and posted on Meetup.com or  www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org

 

There is also the Zona bike rides.  See facebook page for details.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

BAC second Wednesdays at himmel

Community Bike Ride List January 23-29

Since I am just re-sharing information here, I am torn between putting the ride list out earlier, but missing many rides or waiting until late on Friday when all of the weekend rides are posted.  What do you think?  Better to wait or should I send it out incomplete on Thursday or Friday Morning?

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

Ride on,

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:30AM 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 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Cycle Fit Solutions Sunday Ride Probike on Tanque Verde Sunday

8:30AM

???? 18 plus Tim Carolan

520-548-3624

timcarolan@mac.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Zona Cycling

Udall Park. Saturday

01.23.16

9:00AM

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

 

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists

YMCA at Sam Lena Park Saturday

01.23.16

10AM

21.3 miles No too fast, not that slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/

RIVER PATH, SAN XAVIER MISSION,AJO, SWEETWATER

 

Rillito river park trail

1450 w river,

Saturday

01.23.16

9AM

50 miles 13-15 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228216394/

Back In The Saddle 2 (BITS) Session 1 of 6

Udall Park Saturday

01.23.16

9AM

8miles No Drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227986882/
Cactus  Cyclig Club

Dove Mountain Park and River Paths

Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday

01.23.16

10:00AM

30-35 miles 18 MPH+

And a

15-18 +MPH

http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2144450  and  http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2147293

Mercado-A Mountain-Gates Pass-Trails End-Starr Pass

Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

Sunday

01.24.16

9AM

31 miles 13-15 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228158849/
TTG Sunday Morning LadiesRide Hillenbrand Aquatics Center U of A Campus

 

Sunday

01.24.16

9AM

17 and 28 mile routes Casual pace-no ear buds https://www.facebook.com/events/1118438014833553/
Oro Valley Sunday North Side Panera Oro Valley

10604 N. Oracle

Sunday

01.24.16

9AM

37 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2107330
The Bicycle Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

01.18.16

9:00AM

56 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160193/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

01.18.16

10:00AM

25-36 miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2122731
Tuesday Starbucks Coffee to Arbuckle’s Coffee Loop Starbucks Coffee Shop

9525 E. Old Spanish Trai

Tuesday, 01.26.16

9:00 AM

38 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228176373/
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

01.27.16

9:00 AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160219/
Mercado San Agustin via the Loop Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

Thursday

1.28.16

9:00AM

24 miles 12-14

mph

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228185563/
Pima County Fairground Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

1.29.2016

1PM

49 miles 12-14MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/228160268/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Giant / Liv Demo Day Rescheduled!

10 AM – 4 PM Saturday

1.23.16

10 AM – 4 PM

DEMO DAY at Fantasy Island.  Beware, it might lead to you discovering a new need. https://www.facebook.com/events/558264847666532/
Gold Canyon

Trader Joe’s parking lot Oracle and Mage

 

Saturday

01.23.16

7 AM and carpool

The plan is to ride the Gold Canyon trail system on Saturday and possibly another shorter ride (location TBD) or a hike on Sunday. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227717108/

SAMBA Ride at Sweetwater

 

Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead

Sunday

01.24.16

9:00AM

The miles available grew to about fifteen last year with the addition to the east of the original tails. They are up and down, swooping, and easy to ride. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/228192649/

MTB Addicts – Pistol Hill to 3 Bridges Out & Back or Loma Alta to 3 Bridges Out & Back

Hide Map

Pistol Hill trailhead

 

Sunday

01.24.169:00AM

south on the Arzona Trail to Three Bridges and back For those more ambitious, meet up at the Loma Alta Hope Camp T.H. at 8:00AM https://www.facebook.com/events/735727059861558/
Old Pueblo MTB: Practice lap at 24 HOP from the Arch at Willow Springs Sunday

01.24.16

3PM

 

This is a 17 mile loop with 1000 feet of climbing and very little techy and lots of fun. https://www.facebook.com/events/426415194231593/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Irvington/Harrison Monday, 01.25.16

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours. You do need a good light (750 lumens minimum) http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227683146/
Wednesday Night Ride 50 year trail  Golder Ranch TH Wednes, 01.27.16 6:15pm  let’s meet at Golder Ranch TH at 6:00 PM, start riding at 6:15 PM, original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227303518/
Business Builder Bike Ride, JANUARY at Fantasy Island (North) Fantasy Island (North/Irvington entrance) Wednes, 01.27.16 4:00pm What Life should be.  Networking, building your business, riding bikes, drinking free beer.  YES!!!  You can have it all. https://www.facebook.com/events/470204926496601/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
Giant / Liv Demo Day Rescheduled! Fantasy Island

9600 E Irvington Rd

Saturday, 1.23.16

10 AM – 4 PM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/558264847666532/
Himmel Park Library Wednesday        1.27.16    5-7PM

On Sunday, April 10, 2016 Living Streets Alliance will roll out a NEW Cyclovia Tucson route opening streets to tens of thousands of people on foot, bicycle, skateboards, roller skates, and more for a car-free day to explore Tucson. Organizers are hosting a series of community meetings for the public

https://www.facebook.com/events/177060442652276/
REILLY CRAFT PIZZA AND DRINK FOR Challenged Athletes Foundation REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink101 E Pennington St, Tucson Thursday, 1.28.16

5 PM – 10 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1499087720395214/
 

Help Sunday Cycles feed the homeless.

2nd ave and Jefferson Phoenix Saturday

1.30.16

8 AM – 12 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044358485624630/
SDMB 24HOP Course Maintenance 24 Hour Town Sunday, 1.31.16

10 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1677771579157571/
SDMB 24HOP Pre-Ride Campout SDMB Town- 24HOP Course Jan 30 at 2 PM to Jan 31 5 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1660501307565005/
Beads of Courage

BEAD INSPIRED – 2016 FUNDRAISING EVENT IN TUCSON

Beads of Courage

3230 N Dodge Blvd

Saturday, 2.6.16

6 PM – 10 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1652540658332403/
consider Yourself Challenged for CAF

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E River Rd Sunday, 2.21.16 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1164449193587189/
TORCA- February Trail day sponsored by PROBIKE Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

Tucson, Arizona 85730

Saturday

2.27.16

8AM

2016

https://www.facebook.com/events/997845930308531/
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
McDowell Meltdown The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 1

Saturday 1.16.16 McDowell Mountain Regional Park http://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/
North End Classic 8-Corner fast/ fun crit course with small hill approximately 1 km per lap Saturday 1.16.16 Yuma https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-180
A Race Against Time 20K TT Saturday 1.23.16 8AM Picacho, AZ https://www.facebook.com/events/1657038367879096/
Prickly Pear on the Maricopa Trail Inaugural race to show off the Maricopa Trail Saturday 1.23.16 Cave Creek

Morristown AZ

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-143
Prickly Pedal

On the Maricopa Trail

Maricopa Regional Trail System

 

Saturday 1.23.16 Start- Lake Plesant

End – Spur Cross Road

http://pricklypedal.com/about-the-race/

 

AVONdale Criterium Series

 

 

Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money and medals. Sunday,

1.24. 16

S. Avondale Blvd. and W. Coldwater

Springs Blvd., Avondale, Az

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-269

 

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle

 

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 2

Saturday 1.30.16 Goodyear, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/estrella-hedgehog-hustle/

 

The Santa Catalina Omnium the BioPark Blast and the Oracle Road Race. Saturday 1.30.16

Sunday

1.31.16

Tucson and Oracle AZ http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Sun Devil Crit   Sunday

2.7.16

Arizona State Univ Constantin Schreiber

cschrei2@asu.edu

24 hours in the OP It’s a MTB race, it’s a party, it’s an around a good time. February 12-14, 2016 Willow Springs AZ www.epicrides.com
Valley of the Sun Stage Race 3 Day stage race in Phoenix 02.12.2016 -02.14.2016 Phoenix, AZ http://wmrc.org/

Brian Lemke
vosinfo@wmrc.org

 Lake Havasu Havoc

 

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 3

Saturday

2.20.16

Sara Park, Lake Havasu City http://mbaa.net/racing/havasu-havoc/
Tolero Crit Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money & merchandise Saturday

2.20.16

Casas Church Oro Valley AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-446
AVONdale Criterium Series Jr’s through Pro.  Mens and Women.  Prize money and medals. Sunday

2.21.16

S. Avondale Blvd. and W. Coldwater

Springs Blvd., Avondale, Az

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-269
FlapJack Flats Time Trial 2.27.16 Picacho Arizona https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-392

 

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

 

White Tank Whirlwind The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 4

3.19.16 White Tanks Regional Park

Waddell, AZ

http://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Tucson Bicycle Classic TT, Road Race and Circuit Race. 3.18.16

3.19.16

3.20.16

Tucson http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Tour De Cure

Tucson

Come raise some funds for the American Diabetes Association and ride your bike at the same time 4.17.15 Tucson http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=11062&pg=entry
Flagstaff Frenzy The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

Race 5

6.4.16 Fort Valley Trail Network http://mbaa.net/racing/flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D   6.5.16    

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Ride List Dec 26- Jan 2 2016

Happy Holidays.

The last ride list of the year.  I was not perfect, but got out over 40 lists in 2015.  Many are not posted here, but sent through email.  Want on the list?  Email Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put “Ride List” in the subject

 

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

Tuesday 4:15PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:30AM 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 7:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Cycle Fit Solutions Sunday Ride Probike on Tanque Verde Sunday

8:30AM

???? ?  Likely

18 plus

Tim Carolan

520-548-3624

timcarolan@mac.com

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

 

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

12.12.15

9:00AM

50 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=891970100872497&id=186457201423794

 

CAMPBELL, VISTOSO, TWIN PEAKS LOOP The Loop 1450 W. River Road Sunday 12.27.15

9AM

47 miles 12-14mph no drop http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227538514/
Oro Valley Sunday North Side Beyond bread Ina and Oracle Sunday 12.13.15

9AM

40 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2107324
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.28.15

9:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227597892/
  Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

12.14.15

10:00AM

25-36 miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2107540
Tuesday Ride. NE Tucson loop ride and lunch after Starbucks

9525 E. Old Spanish Trail

Tuesday, 12.29.15

9:00 AM

30 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227321243/
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.30.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227598014/
Easy Peasy Ride Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Thursday

12.31.15

6:30AM

26 miles 12-14 MPH                       http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227590295/
New Years Day Kick-Off Mt Lemmon to Molino Basin Le Buzz NEW YEARS DAY 2016

9AM

22-32 Your pace http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075701

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
SAMBA 8(ish) Days of Christmas Ride at Honeybee Canyon 1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd , Saturday

12.26.15

9AM

As part of the Annual 8(ish) Days of Christmas Rides, SAMBA will do the Honeybee Canyon Loop and Badlands Loop 22 miles. https://www.facebook.com/events/454670251399980/
TORCA

December Group Ride Bugs-Millie

Meet at Suzenu parking at 8am Sunday

12.27.15

6AM

TORCA will be shuttling Bugs thru Millie. This is one of the best rides in Arizona and probably our most popular group ride of the year https://www.facebook.com/events/625003134308308/
Old Pueblo MTB: Urban Assault Fast Rhino, LLC

1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Ste 111

Sunday

12.27.15

3PM

HoneyBee trail system to the Badlands as a 21 mile loop. https://www.facebook.com/events/512749945552882/
8(ish) days of Christmas ride Monday night edition 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead Monday, 12.128.15

6:30PM

Upper 50 trail ride with techy fun. Bring good lights, this ride will be 2-3 hours with drops and rock rolls. https://www.facebook.com/events/112959345738280/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot Monday, 12.28.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/227152744/
8(ish) Days of Xmas: Our MTB Rides – Tuesday Night Lights-Hope Camp Camino Loma Alta Trailhead Tuesday

12.29.15

7PM

We will be riding from Loma Alta Trailhead to Pistol Hill and back. It’s a 15 mile ride on a low Intermediate trail. There is a little bit of work to put in to get to Pistol Hill where we will be taking a “refreshment” break  

https://www.facebook.com/events/969586966414046/

Wednesday Night Ride at 50 Year Trail 50 Year/Golder Ranch TH

4798 E Golder Ranch Drive,

Wednes, 12.30.15 6:15pm original plan will be to do The Chutes and back

 

 

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225330039/
 

Business Builder Bike Ride – SWEETWATER (an 8ish Days ride)

Sweetwater Trailhead Wednes 12.30.15

4PM

The December BBBR is part of SDMB’s “8ish Days” rides. Now in its 7th year, the 8(ish) Days runs from Christmas through New Year’s. The rides showcase the incredible variety of trails that Tucson has to offer, led by the clubs and businesses that make up Tucson’s vibrant mountain biking community. https://www.facebook.com/events/713881968749003/
SDMB 8(ish) Days of Xmas Ride: AZT Twin Tanks to Cmo Loma Alta Camino Loma Alta Trailhead- Arizona Trail Saturday 1.2.16

9AM

 

For the longer version (31miles), we will ride from Twin Tanks (Lakes Rd.) to Loma Alta. The shorter version (24 miles) will start at Sahuarita Road and finish at Loma Alta. https://www.facebook.com/events/172903943061052/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
CycleFit Solutions – Current membe and New riders  team meeting. Presta coffee roasters Monday 1.14.16

6:30PM

Tim Carolan  520-548-3624 timcarolan@mac.com
Ultra MTB Tour Divide Training Camp Prescott, AZ 03.11.2016 – 03.14.2016 http://www.ultramtb.net/

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

Morristown AZ

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-143
Prickly Pedal

On the Maricopa Trail

Maricopa Regional Trail System

 

1.23.16 Start- Lake Plesant

End – Spur Cross Road

http://pricklypedal.com/about-the-race/

 

The Santa Catalina Omnium the BioPark Blast and the Oracle Road Race. 1.30.16

1.31.16

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

cschrei2@asu.edu

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

 

Tour De Cure

Tucson

Come raise some funds for the American Diabetes Association and ride your bike at the same time 4.17.15 Tucson  

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Community Ride list December 5-11

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ride on,

 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

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

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel people AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:30AM

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

7AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

 

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

12.05.15

9:00AM

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

12.05.15

11:00AM

20.3

miles

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

 

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

8:30 AM

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

602 W Congress St,

Sunday

12.06.15

2:00PM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

12.07.15

8:00AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

9:00 AM

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

12.08.15

7:30AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

12.09.15

6:30AM

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

4300 N Campbell Ave # 24,

Thursday, 12.10.15

9:00 AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.11.15

5:45AM

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

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

12.03.15

5:45AM

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

 

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

10:00 AM

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

 

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

What Location Date

Time

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

Sunday Ride at Robles.

 

36Th Street Trailhead

 

Sunday 11.29.15

7:30AM

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

3:00PM

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

Rt. 83 & Sahuarita Rd

Monday, 12.07.15

6:30PM

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

W. Irvington Rd and Cactus Wren D

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

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

Saturday from 11am-4pm;

And

Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm.

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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

UA Tech Park –

 

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

Series 1

December 2,9,16,23,30

Series 2

January 6,13,20,27

February 3

Series 3

February 10,17,24

March 2,9

 

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

12.9.15 6:00pm

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

3155 E. Grant Road,

Friday, December 11, 2015

3:00 PM

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

7090 N Oracle Rd

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

 

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

12.05.15 7:30am

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

12. 5-6.15

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

15.5 mile laps.

12.12.15

7:23AM

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

9:30-11:30

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

2) best/worst costume,

3) slowest lap. Details to follow.

Sunday 12.13.15

1:00 PM

Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails

 

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

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

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

 

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

Morristown AZ

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

1.31.16

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

cschrei2@asu.edu

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

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

El Tour De Tucson

At the end of this blog are links to over 100 images from El Tour.

In the weekend before Thanksgiving,  the best place to be is Tucson Arizona for El Tour De Tucson.  I recommend staying through the Thanksgiving weekend as southern Arizona has so many “Must Do” Rides and it takes a full week just to see even a fraction of them.  Tucson is surrounded on all sides by mountains and the valley floor is fairly flat.  This gives riders of all levels an opportunity to get out and spin.  Personally, my favorite is called “The Loop”.  It has over 100 miles of paths circling the city with off shoots going in many directions.  It is flat and no mechanized vehicles are allowed. Other must do rides include Mt. Lemmon with  29 miles and 6000 feet of climbing, Saguaro East with 8 miles of one way traffic through the most scenic Sonoran Desert imaginable.  If you like to get off roads, Southern Arizona offers thousands of miles of single track and fire roads.

El Tour De Tucson  is a bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 104, 75, 55 or 40 miles in the main event or 11, 5 or 1/4 miles in the fun ride or for minutes not miles in indoor El Tour. 

Is anything better then a day in the saddle with your sweetie?

Is anything better then a day in the saddle with your sweetie?

Officially, I registered for the 55 mile ride, but as a photographer I like to get out and see all the action.  I had a plan that gives me the chance to catch each race and still finish the day with over 115 miles.   My game day strategy was to ride the course in reverse until the lead packs came through from the 104 and 80 mile routes.  I would then  follow the course until I would diverge to the start of the 55.  I’d stick with that group until I needed to veer off to the start of the 40. I help coach a youth cycling team and our kids were riding in the 40 mile El Tour.  This year the event is dedicated to former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Astronaut Mark Kelly.  Gabby was part of one of Tucson’s darkest days, when a gunman showed up a “congresswoman on your corner” meetings and killed 8 people.  Gabby survived a shot to the head and her return to El Tour is truly an inspiring story.  In this blog, I’ll share links to the photo albums I have posted from the event.  On the day I snapped about 3000 images and shared over 1000.

If you do the 104 mile event, and are interested in the best time, I would recommend showing up at the start line well before sunrise.  Many riders camp out to be at the front of the line.  For returning riders who had a qualifying time in previous Perimeter Cycling Events, there is a “platinum pass” that allows you to the front of the line. The roll out is fairly slow for most riders and the streets swell from sidewalk to sidewalk as every inch of pavement is claimed.  This casual pace continues for the first 15 minutes until the race crosses the Santa Cruz River.  For most EL Tours the Santa Cruz is actually a dry, sandy wash.  After the wash crossing the field spreads out and it’s fairly easy to find a pack that is your pace. The ride heads South and East as you start to circle the city.  For the most part, it feels flat, but there is a gradual climb.  Nothing more than a few degrees and if you can ride a century you won’t notice it.

Chris DeMarchi and Phil Tinstman off the front with a gap about 30 miles in..

Chris DeMarchi and Phil Tinstman off the front with a gap about 30 miles in..

I picked up the lead riders near the Eastern most part of the ride.  I was surprised to see a tandem was way off the front with only two riders about 30 seconds back.  The chase pack was a few minutes behind and it was only about 30 miles into the race.  As the race passes Saguaro Nation Park it has a few miles of descent as it drops into the Tanque Verde Valley.  If I were visiting Tucson and only had one day, I’d add an extra 8 miles onto my ride and go for a loop through the park.  It does have a climb that is far longer and harder than anything you will see during El Tour, but it’s just so incredible I’d be remiss not to mention it.

Heading North with the Catalina Mountains towering in the distance

Heading North with the Catalina Mountains towering in the distance

What goes down must come up.  The climb out of the Tangue Verde Valley in steady with only one hill just after Catalina Highway.  The Highway (it’s only two lanes and is more of a scenic byway) leads to Mt. Lemmon.  Just after the small hill  the ride turns West.  I’ve had El Tours where this is a huge relief as the wind at this time of the morning usually gives you a push.  However, in Tucson, you can never be sure.  We seem to get wind that is in direct proportion to how tired you are at the moment.  This year, it felt like there were tailwinds all day and with the first sub 4 hour El Tour ever recorded, it shows the wionds were definitely favorable.  As you head West you are only a mile from the base of the Catalina Mountains and for the next 30 miles the scenery is glorious.

The ride passes through a few hundred yards of dirt road that leads through the founder of El Tours property and into Canyon Ranch. The lead riders are able to navigate the road, but by the time I arrived most everyone was walking. This year Sabino Creek was flowing, but El Tour provided a bridge for dry crossing, but many people still rode.  By this time I was getting a little warm and I wanted to soak my knees so I went into the stream.  I was rewarded with some of the best photos of the day and I was dry in under an hour.  The ride continues through one of Tucson’s gems, The world renowned Canyon Ranch Spa.  If you can afford it, it’s worth every penny of it.  Voted best Spa in the Universe more than once.  Just after leaving Canyon Ranch is the steepest section of the day.  Some walk it as it is steep, but most people are able to ride.  It is not that long and I cleared it in only a few minutes.

Marty and Robin Giles with Riders for the Cure leading out the 55 mile ride.

Marty and Robin Giles with Riders for the Cure leading out the 55 mile ride.

As I continued heading West on Sunrise through the Catalina Foothills the road has long rolling hills.  They are not steep, but there is no flat road for about 10 miles.  I veered off at Swan and headed to the start of the 55 mile ride.  I was having so much fun in the water that I was way behind schedule and missed the start by a few minutes.  The 55 mile starts with 3 mile climb up Swan.  Again, not exceptionally steep, but very steady.  It joins in with the longer rides at Sunrise and heads West to Oracle road.

On Oracle road I ran into a long delay.  Apparently, the ride was a little congested and the officers were attempting to bring balance to the force.  I really would not have minded, but it was clear I was going to miss the start of the 40.  On the plus side, this was one of the few times all day that the light is really bad for photos so I was able to put my head down and put in a solid effort once we were waved through the intersection.  I used the Loop to avoid some traffic, but still missed the start of the 40 by only a few minutes.

Sharmin Pool and Jorgiana Jake wave as they pass on Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Sharmin Pool and Jorgiana Jake wave as they pass on Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

I was able to catch Gabby Giffords and her entourage in no time at all, but there was no sight of El Grupito.  The 40 mile course starts with perhaps the nicest stretch of blacktop in southern Az for cyclist.  It is in Oro Valley and the roads are smooth, the bike lanes are wide, and the desert is thick with Saguaros, ocotillo, and other desert flora and fauna.  Rancho Vistoso  Blvd has a climb at the start but after you turn onto Moore road all of the climbing for the day is done.  The 55 mile ride bypasses this stretch on Rancho Vistoso and meets up with the 40 on Moore.

I have not mentioned the condition of Tucson roads that much as it is sometimes embarrassing.  It is a mixed bag.  On the South side there are some patches that need serious attention.  Parts of Moore Rd  could use a fresh coating of blacktop, but this stretch is flat and seems to always just fly by.

The old west.  If you prefer old school horses over the iron horse, Tucson has great equestrian trails.

The old west. If you prefer old school horses over the iron horse, Tucson has great equestrian trails.

One of the great parts about El Tour is the lack of traffic if you are riding at a pace that keeps you positioned towards the front.  This is true for every distance. I did not notice any cars at all until just passed Moore Rd.  Even on Oracle road where there are three lanes for cars, the bike lane is so wide that you don’t notice the vehicles.  However, on Tangerine road, you are in with cars and have a small bike lane.  On the positive side, it is a whipping fast descent and the tailwind made it even faster.  Some cyclist had taken the entire road some distance ahead of me and I was able to pass all the cars and take advantage of the full road.

At the bottom of Tangerine just before the freeway is the aide station that I like to stop at.  It is stationed by the Marana Rotary and they always provide Eegee’s frozen drinks.   Eegee’s is a local restaurant that makes a frozen fruit concoction that is worth the visit.  Every month they have a special flavor and then there are the old standbys, Strawberry, Lemon and Pina Colada.  They have been known to cause brain freeze, but I had 3.  They also have the ability to slow down kids in their tracks to devour the local fare. Finally, I caught   El Grupito .

El tour is a family friendly.  Many do the 40, but you see kids of all ages in every distance.

El tour is a family friendly. Many do the 40, but you see kids of all ages in every distance.

After the aide station we crossed under i-10 and headed South for 15 miles on the frontage road. Some years, this section is brutal.  I’ve made the turn into 20mph winds, but this year it was blowing the other direction.  It was just blissful riding all the way to Congress street.  At this point they changed the course from previous years.  It headed a little farther East through the old barrio and past the Mercado.  I liked seeing this addition to give a little Tucson flavor that was missing.  As we turned East again on 22nd street I felt the excitement of the finish line approaching.  I was swelling with pride and admiration for the kids I was riding with.  They had just done 40 miles, in formation, taking turns pulling.  As we made the final turn North towards the finish line the kids started to jockey for position, but the coaches recommended they finish 10 across, together.  It was only said once and they fell into formation.  I went out in front to get a photo and found my eyes watering up a bit.  My son, who is a part of El Grupo, and who I’ve seen cross this finish line many time, is away for the semester in Land O’ Lakes, Wi. at Conserve School.  The past 7 years, I’ve ridden with him.  As excited as I was for El Grupito I was missing my boy more than at any time since he left.

We were swarmed at the finish by all of the El Grupo Youth Cycling family.  Hugs and high 5’s all around.  I said goodbye to the kids and started to mill through the crowd and grab my finishing medallion.  In true Gran Fondo style, it was not about the time I finished in, but the journey that got me to the start and the people I met along the way.  It was about 3:22 when I finished.  Gabby Giffords and her entourage crossed the line at 4:34. I doubled back on the course and finished the ride with them before   riding home.

I had left home at dawn around 6:45 in the AM.  The sun was set and I was riding on The Loop towards home. As I was climbing the last hill on the way home I was thinking how content I would be to do this every day.  Yes, my legs were heavy, I felt the effort of the day, but the feelings were in all the right places.

If you are heading to Tucson, please feel free to contact me.  I put out a weekly ride list of every ride I know of as well as races and events.  The biggest challenge I face is that we have so many rides every day it is impossible to do them all.   Also, I am a Realtor and have had many clients look for homes on bikes.  Nothing makes me happier then putting on Lycra and telling my wife I’m going to work.

 

Below are links to the photo albums from the 2015 El Tour De Tucson.  These images are also on The Damion Alexander Team on Facebook.  If you like cycling photos, you will love this page.

If you want  a feel for the day and only have time to look at one album, this is the one  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156280924140154.1073742429.228735085153&type=3

104 leaders and chase packs https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156282741965154.1073742430.228735085153&type=3

The 104 and 85 mile riders on Escalante , Old Spanish Trail and Freeman road https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156284316110154.1073742431.228735085153&type=3

Sabino to Snyder with the 85 and 104 mile rides  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156285807950154.1073742432.228735085153&type=3

Sabino to swan with the 85 and 104 mile rides including the Sabino Creek water crossing https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156287301820154.1073742433.228735085153&type=3

El Tour – Start of the 55 going up Swan https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288413030154.1073742434.228735085153&type=3

El Tour de Tucson Sunrise and Ina with the 55, 80, and 104 mile riders https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288738570154.1073742435.228735085153&type=3

Oracle with the 55, 80, and 104 mile riders https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156288972375154.1073742436.228735085153&type=3

40 mile start including Gabby Giffords https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156289353280154.1073742438.228735085153&type=3

El Tour De Tucson Moore Road and Tangerine https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156289980010154.1073742439.228735085153&type=3

The home stretch  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156290231625154.1073742440.228735085153&type=3

Post ride https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156291449800154.1073742441.228735085153&type=3

Community Bike Ride List Oct 31-Nov 6

November 3rd is election day.  There are huge benefits for the cycling community if all 7 bonds pass.  As this list is all about bikes, I’d encourage you to vote for all 7.

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.

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Wednesday6:30AM Some pre work riding, jumping obstacles,beer, donuts, coffee, laps on the grass and dirt. https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/
U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday7:00AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/ 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Monday Night Mash Ordinary Bike Shop Monday7:15pm 15-25 miles Social regroups https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147259775287516/
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday5:30AM 20 milesAbout an hour 12-14HILLS Damion Alexander520-977-5664 text or call
Velo Vets  VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital  Tuesday 4:45PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana DonnellyPhone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday7:00AM 2.5 hours40 miles Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday5:30PM Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
UA Cycling  Wed.Worlds Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed7:00AM 40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed6:30AM 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
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up OracleThursday Shootout University and Euclid Thurs7:00AM Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs5:30AM 20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander977-5664
Tim Carolan Ride AJ’sSunrise/Campbell Thursday7:00AM 45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com548-3624
U of A Cycling Thursday Thrill Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Thurs7:00AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday7AM 10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra VistaChipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30 Thursday6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday7:00AM 2 hours30-40 miles Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina  Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20MPH Free Breakfast after rideSteve 520-219-4311
TheOld  Man Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 6:45AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University andEuclid Saturday 7:00AM  60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 7:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15No drop Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15No drop pbs054@performanceinc.com520-296-4715
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various RoutesCall 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 bike7431 Houghton Saturday8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com520-574-2453
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com 
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday6:30AM 30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com(520) 327-3232‎
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
Zona CyclingFirst of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday10.31.15

6:30AM

80 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists Mulcahy YMCA in Sam Lena park Saturday10.31.15

8:00AM

19miles You can keep up- friendly group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/ 
Back In The Saddle (BITS) Session 4 of 6 Brandi Fenton Splash Pad3482 East River Road Saturday10.31.15

9:00AM

16.3 miles For new riders http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225612610/
Gates Pass, Marana, Dove Mt., La Canada loop Rillito Path1500 W. River Road Saturday10.31.15

7:00AM

75 Miles 15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226404223/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1stREGISTER NOW

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

Ride On Cycling – El Grupo Fall Fondo 70 mile course El Grupo Club house Sunday11.01.15

7:30AM

70 miles 16-19 mph  Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Cyclovia Tucson Off 4th ave bike Blvd. N/S route Sunday11.01.15

10:00AM

5 miles of car free Your pace https://www.facebook.com/events/768352619940827/
Cactus Cycling- Dove Mountain Park Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday11.01.15

9:00AM

30-35 miles 15-18 mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2077167
El Tour Training WestSide Long week 8 74 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd, Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

78 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride.                           http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226222818/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Week 8: 90 miles Morris Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

80 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029486/
      El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 8 – 55 Miles Fry’s Marketplace12100 N Thornydale Rd Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

55 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743316/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 8- hills 50 miles Armory Park221 S. 6th Ave, Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

50 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226238133/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday11.01.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226170827/
Riders for the Cure Starbucks at River and Campbell Sunday10.25.15

6:45AM

56 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday11.02.15

7:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413051/
Tuesday Breakfast ride to Saguaro East Viv’s Cafe8987 E Tanque Verde Rd Tuesday11.03.15

7:00AM

31 miles 12-14 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226396994/
Brewed Coffee to Saguaro East Monument Brewed Coffee4690 N Sabino Canyon Rd Tuesday11.03.15

8:00AM

35-40 miles 18plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075683
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Wednesday10.28.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226412999/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park7290 E. Tanque Verde Friday11.06.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413517/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1stREGISTER NOW

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

 

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

What Location DateTime Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
October Fantasy Island Costume Group Ride Fantasy Island Saturday, 10.31.156:00 PM celebrate this wonderful Pagan holiday in style on bikes and in costume. We will be doing a fun ride around Fantasy Island on Halloween night. This will be group ride pace. https://www.facebook.com/events/991996570819472/
SAMBABrown Mt Ride Gates Pass pullout G5 – 2nd on right, after pass.6800 W. Gates Pass Road, Saturday, 10.31.158:00 AM parking lot to rattle snake trail to cougar trail to lower brown trail and up on brown mt trail back to the cars.this is a 12ish mile ride with some hard climbs and technical desents.will take 2-3 hrs. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226359675/
Honeybee/Ridgeline/­Burro NE Corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Sun City Blvd Sunday11.01.15

7AM

26 miles (short option) or 31 miles (long option) of trail and some steep jeep road with lots of elevation gain (~2,500ft+). The long loop takes about 4 hours to complete without stops. Plan on 4-5 hours on the bike if doing the long option. Bring plenty of water as none is available. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226397950/
Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman Gabe Zimmerman TrailheadMarsh Station Rd Monday, 11.02.156:30PM Monday night ride @ Gabe Zimmerman Plan on 2 hours. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225844682/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 year trail 50 Year Golder Ranch TH4798 E Golder Ranch Drive, Wednes, 11.04.15 6:15pm we are adding this fun trail to the Wednesday night rides; let’s meet at Golder Ranch TH at 6:00 PM, start riding at 6:15 PM, original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226023205/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Get out the VOTE.  It’s a dog fight and if you want to see all the projects that benefit the cycling community, come out and help make the final push .

IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd

Saturday 10.31.2015   9AM

kbagwell50@gmail.com

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

Cyclovia Tucson After Party.  Just because the streets have reopened to cars doesn’t mean the fun is over! Join Living Streets Alliance for an official after party bash under the O’Malley’s tent at O’malleys On Fourth from 3pm on. We’ll have live music with Michael P., games, giveaways, plenty of bike parking and food trucks.

O’malleys On Fourth247 N 4th Ave

Sunday 11.01.2015

3pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1490006577967443/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

Tucson’s best Fondo.  A great time in the saddle supporting youth cycling. Sunday11.01.2015

8AM

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
PIMA COUNTY BOND ELECTION.  If the bond passes it will have a huge impact on the cycling community.  The projects that will benefit the cyclist include the Velodrome, 2 BMX parks, The Loop (and other non-mechanized trails), repaving roads, open space for MTB trails, and new trailheads.  The cost for the average home owner will be less than $18.00 a year.  Have questions.  Please call me, Damion, at 520-977-5664.  I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this and have facts.  If you have a concern, I’m here to answer them or direct you to the sources that are available to help you make an informed decision.

SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands

Borderlands Brewing

119 E Toole Ave

Wednesday

11.4.15

https://www.facebook.com/events/1517335565253434/

Trisport Customer Appreciation Night

TriSports Tucson

4495 S Coach Dr

Thursday 11.05.15

https://www.facebook.com/events/533162390167361/

TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga featuring the 3rd Annual Poker Ride

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

Saturday

11.07.015

https://www.facebook.com/events/1478576809102305/

Silverbell Century

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Sunday

11.8.15

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

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday11.11.15 Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

The Sandbox Showdown

Perhaps the greatest collections of misfits, deviants, dissenters, oddballs, outsiders, and eccentric riders all in one sandy place, riding Fatbikes in a wash to be named. Saturday11.14.15 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/timeline/

2015 Step Out: Tucson, AZ

Walk to stop Diabetes

Rillito Downs | Event Details Sunday, November 15th 9:00 AM Sunday11.15.15 http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?fr_id=10680&pg=entry

GABA Fall Bike Swap

Parts, Bikes, accessories, friends, the swap meet has it all.  It also has a new day.  Same as The Urban Assault.  My recommendation, sign up for the UAR as it will have a stop near the Bike Swap.  Stop, shop, enjoy, let the other guy win the UA, they beer will still be there when you finish at the bike swap.

Sunday11.15.15 https://www.facebook.com/search/str/GABA/keywords_top

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels.  It’s hard to have as much fun on a bike as this ride.  It’s been away for a few years and it’s time for the Old Pueblo to welcome them back.

Sunday11.15.15 http://urbanassaultride.com/

El Tour De Tucson

Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mile 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/

Saturday11.21.15

 

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library   1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday12.9.15 6:00pm Open meeting to the public all about bikes.
RIDE ON THE CAPITAL. January 19th 2016.For years we have been attempting to pass legislation in Arizona for the safety of all cyclist. The time has come for all riders to unite and pay our elected officials a visit. The vision is for all bikes: Road, Mountain Bikes, Commuters, recumbent, Trikes, Unicycles and anything else you can pedal or ride to attend.

 

Bike shops and cycle supportive businesses from around the state will participate and have prizes for those who ride the farthest to get to the capital, those who bring the largest groups, and just random prizes for participating.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659759360905979/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
7th Annual 100: A Ride for Jim Stenholm The 100 celebrates Jim Stenholm and the everyday heroes that do it all The 100 gives back to the children and families of fallen first responders through the 100 Club of Arizona. 10.24.157:00AM Desert Horizon Park16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday10.24.15     Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
Nica Race 4 High School MTB league racing in Havasu Sunday 10.25.15 8am-3pm SARA Park Rodeo Grounds /Lake Havasu City SARA Park Rodeo Grounds // Lake Havasu City
Vanderkitten Woman’s Day Ride by Performance Bike 25,38, an 50 miles. This ride is open to both men and women of all abilities 10.25.156:30AM 8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris SamsChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday10.25.15 TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday10.31.15 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.159:00Am AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/ 
Nica race #5 High School MTB racing Sunday11.8.15

8am-3pm

White Tank Mountain Regional Park https://www.facebook.com/events/831598270227841/
Cave Creek Cactus Classic 23 miles of beautiful mountain and Sonoran desert trails. Sunday11.14.15

 

6033 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ http://www.dfmba.org/
Triple C Cyclocross November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
El Tour De Tucson Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mile 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/ Sunday11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday11.21.15 PicketPost https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/8-picketpost-punisher/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross It has beer handoffs.  It has mud and jumping on and off bikes over obstacles Saturday11.28.15 Phoenix http://azcross.com/
AZ endurance series 31 miles ride around the McDowell range. 61 miles will utilize the new Gooseneck trail to add in the Brown’s Ranch area. Saturday12.05.15 7:30am Scottsdale, Arizona. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/mc6/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race.  It’s nobby tires with drop bars.  Hopefully it will be muddy. Sat/Sunday12. 5-6.15 Gilbert http://azcross.com/
Dawn to Dusk From sun-up until the big light in the sky goes out.15.5 mile laps. 12.12.157:23AM McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSSY                R

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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;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Community Bike Ride List October 23 -30

Thursday, October 29th is the last day to get your early ballots in the mail.  There is so much in the Bond election that will benefit the cycling community from roads, the velodrome, Loop Improvement and expansion, trailheads, and protecting open space.  I ask you to vote yes on all 7 propositions for the future of our community.  As for the cost… It will only be $17.54 per year for the average home owner.  This is a very good value and is an investment we need to make.

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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

7:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

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

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “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

5:30PM

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

7:00AM

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

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

Tim Carolan Ride AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:00AM

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

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

Next week,oct 31, new ride time

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM

Next week, oct 31,new ride time

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

10.24.15

6:30AM

80 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists N. Palm Dr. on the U of A campus Saturday

10.24.15

6:30AM

18.1

miles

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

 

Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride From a private residence- contact Dean Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

50 miles 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Dove Mountain Exploratory Village Bakehouse – SE corner of Oracle & Magee Saturday

10.24.15

8:00AM

30 miles 15-18 mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2074213
El Tour Training WestSide Long week 7 78 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

78 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride.                          http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226175728/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Week 7: 80 miles Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

80 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029441/
      El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 7 – 50 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd

Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

50 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743253/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 7- hills 78.5 miles Armory Park

221 S. 6th Ave,

Sunday

10.25.15

6:45AM

78.5 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225934219/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226170669/
Riders for the Cure Starbucks at River and Campbell Sunday

10.25.15

7:00AM

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

10.26.15

6:30AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226080845/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

10.26.15

7:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2065423
Tuesday ride West Side 1500 W. River rd. on the loop Tuesday

10.27.15

7:00AM

42 miles 12-14 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226082648/
Brewed Coffee to Saguaro East Monument Brewed Coffee Tuesday

10.27.15

8:00AM

35-40 miles ? http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2075683
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday

10.28.15

6:30AM

55 miles 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226080895/
Monster Bash in Sierra Vista Chipotle Mexican Grill 480 N AZ-90, Thursday

10.29.15

6:00 PM

16-22 miles Fun speed https://www.facebook.com/events/179922345678731/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

10.23.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226178461/
El Grupo Fall Fondo- November 1st

REGISTER NOW

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

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Trail Maintainence on AZT – Santa Rita segment Parking Area

Rt. 83 and I-10

Saturday, 10.24.15

7:00 AM

SAMBA is the trail steward of the Santa Rita passage of the AZ Trail.  Our segment  is in need of some work prior to the AES-Kentucky Camp ride on Nov 7. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226202685/
Old Pueblo MTB: Starr Pass Starr Pass paved parking lot Sunday 10.25.15

3pm

 

9 miles with the option to add the Stone House https://www.facebook.com/events/1627580494169668/
Monday Night @ Hope Camp Hope Camp Trailhead

Camino Loma Alt

Monday, 10.26.15

6:30PM

Monday night ride @ Hope Camp, we ride from Camino Loma Alta to pistol Hill rd Plan on 2 hour http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225844424/
TNL Night Ride for Carlos Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

3482 E River Rd

Tuesday

10.27.17

7PM

We are doing another ride dedicated to our friend Carlos Carrasco. Urban Assault loop Make a stop at the top of Campbell and down the Urban Assault trail. After the ride – Hop Shop beer house. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1012878595399750&set=gm.1646455885635376&type=3&theater
Business Builder Bike Ride & Costume Party SWEETWATERThis is a last minute change!!! Wednes, 10.28.15 4:00pm Costume party, Bike Ride, Beer, all around goodness https://www.facebook.com/events/973776642682659/
Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead

 

Wednes, 10.28.15 6:15pm We’ll do a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. Lights are still needed!! http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225876291/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Get out the VOTE.  It’s a dog fight and if you want to see all the projects that benefit the cycling community, come out and help make the final push .

IBEW Hall, 750 S. Tucson Blvd

Saturday 10.31.2015   9AM

kbagwell50@gmail.com

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

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
PIMA COUNTY BOND ELECTION.  If the bond passes it will have a huge impact on the cycling community.  The projects that will benefit the cyclist include the Velodrome, 2 BMX parks, The Loop (and other non-mechanized trails), repaving roads, open space for MTB trails, and new trailheads.  The cost for the average home owner will be less than $18.00 a year.  Have questions.  Please call me, Damion, at 520-977-5664.  I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this and have facts.  If you have a concern, I’m here to answer them or direct you to the sources that are available to help you make an informed decision.
RIDE ON THE CAPITAL. January 19th 2016.

For years we have been attempting to pass legislation in Arizona for the safety of all cyclist. The time has come for all riders to unite and pay our elected officials a visit. The vision is for all bikes: Road, Mountain Bikes, Commuters, recumbent, Trikes, Unicycles and anything else you can pedal or ride to attend.

Bike shops and cycle supportive businesses from around the state will participate and have prizes for those who ride the farthest to get to the capital, those who bring the largest groups, and just random prizes for participating.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659759360905979/

TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga featuring the 3rd Annual Poker Ride

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

Saturday

11.07.015

https://www.facebook.com/events/1478576809102305/

Silverbell Century

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Sunday

11.8.15

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

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

11.11.15

Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

The Sandbox Showdown

Perhaps the greatest collections of misfits, deviants, dissenters, oddballs, outsiders, and eccentric riders all in one sandy place, riding Fatbikes in a wash to be named. Saturday

11.14.15

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/timeline/

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

GABA Fall Bike Swap

Parts, Bikes, accessories, friends, the swap meet has it all.  It also has a new day.  Same as The Urban Assault.  My recommendation, sign up for the UAR as it will have a stop near the Bike Swap.  Stop, shop, enjoy, let the other guy win the UA, they beer will still be there when you finish at the bike swap.

Sunday

11.15.15

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/GABA/keywords_top

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels.  It’s hard to have as much fun on a bike as this ride.  It’s been away for a few years and it’s time for the Old Pueblo to welcome them back.

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 mile 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/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library   1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

12.9.15 6:00pm

Open meeting to the public all about bikes.

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
7th Annual 100: A Ride for Jim Stenholm The 100 celebrates Jim Stenholm and the everyday heroes that do it all The 100 gives back to the children and families of fallen first responders through the 100 Club of Arizona. 10.24.15

7:00AM

Desert Horizon Park

16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday

10.24.15

    Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
Nica Race 4 High School MTB league racing in Havasu Sunday 10.25.15 8am-3pm SARA Park Rodeo Grounds /Lake Havasu City SARA Park Rodeo Grounds // Lake Havasu City
Vanderkitten Woman’s Day Ride by Performance Bike 25,38, an 50 miles. This ride is open to both men and women of all abilities 10.25.15

6:30AM

8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris Sams

ChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday

10.25.15

TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday

10.31.15

Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.15

9:00Am

AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

 

Nica race #5 High School MTB racing Sunday

11.8.15

8am-3pm

White Tank Mountain Regional Park https://www.facebook.com/events/831598270227841/
Cave Creek Cactus Classic 23 miles of beautiful mountain and Sonoran desert trails. Sunday

11.14.15

 

6033 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ http://www.dfmba.org/
Triple C Cyclocross November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
El Tour De Tucson Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mile 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/

Sunday

11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday

11.21.15

PicketPost https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/8-picketpost-punisher/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross It has beer handoffs.  It has mud and jumping on and off bikes over obstacles Saturday

11.28.15

Phoenix http://azcross.com/
AZ endurance series 31 miles ride around the McDowell range. 61 miles will utilize the new Gooseneck trail to add in the Brown’s Ranch area. Saturday

12.05.15 7:30am

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

12. 5-6.15

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

15.5 mile laps.

12.12.15

7:23AM

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
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;-)

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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