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Community Ride List Oct 21-27

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

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

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

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

6:30AM

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

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

7:00AM

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

7:00AM

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

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

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

7:00PM

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

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

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People 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

6:30AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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/
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

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

Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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 7:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Vail Cycling: New Wilmot Loop from Vail

 

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago

10260 S Blendu Way,

10.21.17

7:00 AM

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

Performance Bicycle ride For Breast Cancer Awareness

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

7:00AM

40 miles easy Margarita Rypkowski Performance Broadway

Cactus Breakfast

Ride for everyone

Bisbee Breakfast Club at Sunrise, just east of Swan

10.22.17

7:30 AM

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

 

Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida Del Convento

10.22.17

6:30 AM

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

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

10.22.17

6:30 AM

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

7:00 AM

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

6:30AM

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

9100 N Silverbell Rd,

10.23.17

7:45AM

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

GABA Tuesday Ride Udall to Saguaro National Park

 

Udall Park 7200 E Tanque Verde Rd 10.24.17

7:00AM

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

7200 E Tanque Verde Rd

10.24.17

6:45AM

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

7:30AM

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

6:45AM

28 miles 14-16 MPH https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/244316729/
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

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

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

Old Pueblo MTB: Rock House Roll Dove Mountain Walgreens 10.22.17

4PM

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

Marsh Station Rd,

10.22.17

8AM

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

https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/244084734/

Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman

 

FI Irvington and Harrison 10.23.17

6:30

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

Sweetwater

4005 N Tortolita Road

 

10.25.17

6:00PM

We’ll do a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. https://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/243742017/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Rt. 83 and I-10

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

2090 E Innovation Park Drive,

October 23rd Evan Pilling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Big Wash Build Days Oro Valley Bicycles- Oro Valley location October 23,28 November 5,19 Evan Piling trailsteward@sdmb.com
Fall GABA Bike Swap 5th and 7th in Tucson Sunday, November 12th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/
GABA Volunteer Opportunitie Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

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

 

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

 

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

Tucson AZ

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

 

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

 

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

Desert Cross #3

Tucson, AZ December 2-3, 2017 Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

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

Ft. Bayard

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

 

 

 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children’s Clinics provides a family centered, comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. They also provide integrated, coordinated care, special events and resources that help families navigate the challenges of having a child with a complex illness. Click Here to Donate to Children’s Clinic

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Ride List… Now with even more upcoming events and races

I put in a few extra hours this week searching for races and events for the next year. Please let me know if I missed anything

I think Cycling season in Tucson is year round, but for many, it starts in the months leading up to El Tour De Tucson. It is apparent on the roads and the Loop that each weekend more people are pumping up the tires, lubing the chains and getting ready for the largest perimeter cycling event in the country. Next weekend is the official kick off for El Tour Season with the 2nd Annual El Tour Loop the Loop. The fun will on the 16th is from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m and has all sorts of fun and activities all around the Loop.  Don’t forget the after party (11 – 1) at St. Phillips Plaza, on the Loop at River and Campbell.

There are a few advocacy groups in Tucson that are really getting some solid work done for the Cycling Community. As far as Mountain Bikes go, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB), they have so many projects in the works I don’t have enough room to mention them all, but they include new trails from Vail to Oro Valley and all over the West side. I’ll do a separate blog on all of them on BikePilgrim.Com. All of this work can’t happen without funding. I recommend becoming a member of SDMB and buy some tickets for the Super Ultra Mega Raffle where you can win a pivot bike and other incredible prizes. Pick up a ticket at September 13th from 6-9 at Brushfire BBQ.

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

ben@bensbikestucson.com

The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. ON HOLD FOR THE SUMMER Not that long. Just doing good helping out our Vets. Thanks for Serving! https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

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

7:00PM

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

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

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People 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

6:30AM

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

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

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

Saturday 6:30AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
VeloVets Hi Corbett Field Parking Lot Saturday 7:00AM 4-15 miles No drop https://www.azvelovets.org/ Giuliana Donnelly azvelovets@gmail.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

Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

65 miles 16-18 https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 8:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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 7:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Bicycle Ranch Different Trails Sunday

6:30 AM

Different No Drop Steve 520-219-4311
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

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

7431 Houghton

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

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/

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Business Builder Bike Ride Fantasy Island 09.06.17

5PM

1-2 hours 10-30 miles Your Pace Cirrus Visual – (520) 514-5704
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Super Ultra Mega Raffle sales party Brushfire BBQ

1402 S Kolb Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85710

September 13,th 6-9PM (520) 867-6050
TORCA October Trail

Day -Prison Camp

Molina Basin October 7

9AM-1PM

Fall GABA Bike Swap 5th and 7th in Tucson Sunday, November 12th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
September 10 – Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff September 10 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Fire on the Rim Pine, Arizona September 16, 2017 http://www.fireontherim.com/ info@fireontherim.com
El Tour Loop the Loop Tucson AZ September 16 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Enduro Sunrise Sunrise, AZ September 17 https://mbaa.net/2016/07/22/the-mbaas-first-enduro-race-aug-27th/
September 23-24 – Race #2*

 

Pioneer Park – Prescott September 23, 24 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ September 23 http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/gravel-grinder.html
38th Mt Graham Hill Climb Mt. Graham September 24 Nippy (Edward) Feldhake

nippy-mr-smarty-pants@juno.com

Man vs Machine 2017 Williams, AZ September 30 http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
12 Hours Of Albuquerque and MTB Fest Tijeras, NM September 30 http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-of-albuquerque-and-mtb-fest/
Enduro #2 in Tucson Tucson October 1, 2017 https://mbaa.net/racing/tucson-enduro/
Tour of the White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ October 7, 2017 Epicrides.com
NICA RACE #3 Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca October 7 and 8 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ October 7, 2017 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
Tour de Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ October 8, 2017 Gabi Enriquez http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/ tourdescottsdale@dcranchinc.com
Gila Monster Gran Fondo Silver City, NM October 14 http://tourofthegila.com/gran-fondue/
Prescott 6’er Prescott, AZ October 14 https://www.prescott6er.com/
AZ MTB State Championships / AZ Fall Series #2 McDowell Park Queen Creek, AZ October 14 http://www.azfallseries.com/
NICA Race #4*

 

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

 

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

Tucson AZ

October 29, 2017 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
NICA Race #5*

 

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

 

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

Desert Cross #3

Tucson, AZ December 2-3, 2017 Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 9, 2017 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/
AZ Cross Championships Gilbert, AZ December 9, 2017 https://azcross.com/schedule/
Desert ‘Cross Cup Finale Goodyear, AZ December 31, 2017 http://www.azcycling.org/?page_id=811
McDowell Meltdown XC Phoenix, AZ January 13, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Hedgehog Hustle XC Goodyear, AZ January 27, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Santa Catalina Omnium Tucson and Oracle AZ TBD – Traditionally last end of January http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Havasu Havoc XC Lake Havasu, AZ February 10, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Willow Springs, AZ February 16-18, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Tour De Cure Glendale, AZ March 17, 2018 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=12205&pg=entry
White Tank Whirlwind XC Phoenix, AZ March 24, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
Bike MS McDowell Mountain Park, Phoenix March 24,25 2018 http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/AZABikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29300
The Arizona Trail Race – 300 and 750 Mile Arizona Trail, from Mexico to Superior or Mexico to Utah April 5th, 2018 http://topofusion.com/azt/race.php
Cyclovia Tucson TBD Tucson April 8, 2018 https://www.cycloviatucson.org/
The Javelina Chase Duncan, AZ April 14-15, 2018 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Prescott Punisher XC Prescott, AZ April 14, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 27-29, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Frenzy XC Flagstaff, AZ April 12, 2018 https://mbaa.net/racing/
ABC Desert Classic Phoenix, AZ TBD traditionally end of April http://www.azbikeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=53364&module_id=75467
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 18-20, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 15-17, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/

 

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. It is so much better in my opinion than Black Friday.  It gives us a chance to look around, take stock of what matters to us and help others.

Personally, I get that times have been a little challenging for so many of us and that just paying the bills and fulfilling our own household obligations are sometimes hard enough and to think of investing in our community may not be at the top of the list.

However, please think of that passion you have, for whatever it may be,  and look at how you can make that part of the community better.

This past week I matched funds up to $5,000 for the Arizona Trail at the Business Builder Bike Ride . Most everyone in attendance stepped up and donated $3,700. That made the total $7,400.  I’ll extend my match to try and get to a total of $10,000 before the end of the month.  If you make a donation, let me know, so I can add to my share.

Perhaps being outside and in Nature is not your passion, and that creating a community of acceptance, support, and understanding regarding children in grief will motivate you. Each year, Tu Nidito supports approximately 800 children and their families through one-on-one and group-based services. You can donate here. (I’m still $209.00 short on my fundraising goal for El Tour and would personally appreciate assistance on this one) http://tunidito.kintera.org/faf/help/helpAboutOrg.asp?ievent=1151472&lis=1&kntae1151472=E5C77485F0654F8F89384B9FA991276E

I know many of you are cyclist and having safe roads matters.  Consider Look! Save a Life.  http://www.looksavealife.org/ .  Click Donate I the top corner or buy a jersey.  Just having the image on the road and sharing the message matters.

I’m a big fan of El Grupo Youth Cycling myself. Is there anything as good as supporting the future of your obsession passion. http://www.elgrupocycling.org/donate/

Do you like to get a little back when you are giving and motivate yourself at the same time.  Consider registering for The Tour De Cure.  You can help fund diabetes camps for kids, education, and research while riding your bike, being with friends, eating and drinking beer.  WIN/WIN/WIN!

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=11754

If you are low on funds, there are many other another option.  The Endurance Project needs donations for their Christmas Morning Giveaway.  I know I’ve been feeling the chill in the air, can you imagine what it would be like sleeping outside tonight.  There is a drop off box for donations in most bike shops around town as well as one in my Long Realty Office at 1890 E River Road.

Also, make a commitment to give some time this season.  I had an ask from Health South for singers to come entertain the patients. The Salvation Army always needs bell ringers.

Next year, my goal is to raise $35,000 for the 35th El Tour De Tucson and split the funds among the 60 plus beneficiaries.  I’m very excited to meet with each of these charities throughout the year so I can learn how each provides a needed service in the community and to help my friends find where they can invest in Southern Arizona.  If you are having trouble figuring out how you can help out, I am happy to pair you with an organization that will match your passion.

The most important ride list of the Year

This is the most important ride list of the year.  Why?  Because more people in Tucson train for El Tour De Tucson and after ride day, put the bike down for months and even years.  With the holidays, parties, family, and all the stress that we shoulder this time of the year, it’s easy to hang up the bike.

So I’m challenging you to commit now to making cycling a year long commitment. If you are the type of person who needs to have an event to trail for, the list has races, multiple day tours and charitable rides.  Perhaps start commuting to work once a week.

There is no joy that I have experienced in all I do for the cycling community than when someone comes up and says that I motivated them to get on the bike and they have lost weight, or are in control of their diabetes, and even that their intimate relationships are on the rise.

I look forward to hearing your success story.  Now, Get on your bikes and ride.

Damion

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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.

 

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
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde,

Monday

6:30 AM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

VeloVets The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 6 September, 6:00 pm     https://www.facebook.com/VeloVets/?fref=ts
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

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
Julian Wash Out n Back Roy Schoonover Trail Head

7500 S. Kolb

Wed

4:30PM

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

7:00PM

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

7:30PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday 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

7:30AM

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

6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

16  miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Mrk.lapaglia@gmail.com

 
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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15AM

New Time Next week

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM AM New Time Next week 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 8:00AM     Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

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 7:30AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

 
           
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
RIDE FOR…Pistol Hill

 

El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee 11/26/2016

8:00AM

40 miles   https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
 Ride for the Cure Team Ride Location: Starbucks at Sunrise and Swan Sunday 11.27.16

8:15 AM

 

37.17   Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67 @gmail.com
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Addicts Group Ride at the 24-Hours In The Old Pueblo Race Course At the Arch near willow springs 11.26.16

9AM-3PM

16 miles a lap Your pace https://www.facebook.com/events/1779422992345796/
Special request Thursday night lights Gabe Z Trailhead 12.01.16

7PM

9 miles Out and back- mellow https://www.facebook.com/events/336059916777557/
Giant / Liv demo day Fantasy Island Saturday, 12.3.16

9 AM

Miles and miles Your Pace https://www.facebook.com/events/1870478013183469/
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/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Tucson Bike More Challenge Awards Tucson Hop Shop 12.01.16

5:30-7:00PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/332033120508264/
BICAS Art Auction TheArt Gallery 1122 N. Stone December 2-3 http://bic Special request Thursday night lightsas.org/category/events/
Illuminations: Aleph to Tav Opening Party

 

Ride to be determined, but it will end up at the JCC to see my Mom’s new Art show

Tucson JCC

Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E River Rd,

 

December 4th https://www.facebook.com/events/1248962651830377/

 

Fundraiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation at our Tucson Spot Illegal Pete’s Tucson

876 E University Blvd

December 6  https://www.facebook.com/events/364289300587130/

520-490-5334 Barry Baker

 

Challenged Athletes Foundation University of Rec Center 4-6 Looking for donations for silent auctions and sponsors.  Call 520-490-5334 Barry Baker

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
AZ Cross Hecklefest 2016 Arizona Horse Lovers Park

19224 N Tatum Blvd

November 26 – November 27

Nov 26 at 8 AM to Nov 27 at 3 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/330089354020626/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #4

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 23 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 5 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 30, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
AZ CROSS #7-#8 p/b North Valley Bikes

 

Horse Lover’s Park 19224 N Tatum Blvd Nov 26 – Nov 27

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2437

https://azcross.com/

East Valley Unsantctioned Crit! Pizza Night! 2055 S Stearman Dr, Chandler, AZ Thursday, December 1 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1264663300263199/
Hundo Mungus

 

Circle K (335 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623)

 

12.3.16

 

https://www.strava.com/activities/225228777

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts

Bike Ride Arizona with LaVerne: Red Mt. 100 Red Mt. 100 Venue, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 December 4

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-red-mt100
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 6 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 7, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Himmel Cyclocross

 

1000 N Tucson Blvd

Tucson, AZ

Dec 10 – Dec 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2450

https://azcross.com/

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 7 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 14, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.htmlb
CLIF Bar AZ Cross Series p/b SRAM Finals

 

2155 E Knox Rd

Gilbert, AZ

Saturday, Dec 17 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2363

https://azcross.com/

Arizona State CX Championship p/b Bicycle Ranch

 

2155 E. Knox Rd.

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Dec 18 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2364

Christian Cycling Jam Session # 8 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 21, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 9 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Christian Cycling Jam Session # 10 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

January 4, 2017

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Bell Breaker   January 14th

 

 
The Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Crit & Oracle Road Race)

 

Tucson, Arizona; Oracle, Arizona

 

but likely January 28-29  2016 ***Date Not official http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
Single Speed Arizona

 

Somewhere in Arizona – TBD

 

Feb 4th

 

https://m.facebook.com/SingleSpeed-Arizona-127969110604451/
Valley of the Sun Stage Race Phoenix,AZ February 10-12 0r 17-19, 2017 *** Date Not Official www.Wmrc.org
24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO Willow Springs/ Tucson AZ February 17-19, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
OPGP – Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson AZ – The Old Pueblo March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/133499377064940/
Tucson Bicycle Classic   March 17-19 *** Date Not Official

 

http://www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com/

 

2017 Phoenix AZ Tour de Cure Phoenix, AZ March 18, 2017 http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11752&pg=entry
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

Mesa AZ Saturday, April 1 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-mesa/
Cyclovia Tucson

Route TBD

 

Tucson-

TBD

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15- Date not confirmed  
Tour De Cure- Tucson Marana, AZ April 23, 2016 *** Date not official https://www.facebook.com/tdctucsonaz/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
Mt Lemmon Gran Fondo Tucson, Arizona Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 AM – 12 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1223933260980855/
Road Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
CARSON CITY off road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/

 

 

 

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

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.

2016 El Tour De Tucson Photos

All of the links below will take you to the categories of photos.  All of the photos from the event are in one folder on my smugmug account. https://sonanddadphotography.smugmug.com/

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE IMAGES FROM THE 34TH EL TOUR DE TUCSON

Ride Photos From Irvington to Swan and Sunrise

Ride photos from the start of the 55 mile to I-10

Ride Photos from Silverbell to the Finish

The Fans and Cheering sections at the 34th El Tour De Tucson

Bike Partol

Susan G Komen – Riders for a Cure

Susan G Komen Ride for a Cure Dinner Party

Law Enforcement

Look! Save A Life Arizona

University of Arizona

Local Tucson bike shops,teams and clubs

Team Colleen

Casino Del Sol

Tucson Medical Center

Jr. El Tour

Rotary International

Ben’s Bells

Susan G Komen Ride for a Cure

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Twilight Wish Foundation

Tu Nidito

Tu Nidito Dinner Party

Ride With Nelly

Dedication Dinner

Expo day 1

El Tour Expo Day 2

 

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.

Community Ride List November 28- December 4

Happy Thanksgiving weekend.  I hope you had a chance to over indulge in both miles in the saddle and the seasons trappings.  I certainly have.  I am so Thankful  for the Cycling Community in Southern Arizona and each of you who give back.  I’d like to name people, but the list is so long, it would exceed the length of this list.

I know it was hard for me to pull the ride list together this week.  El Tour follow up, photos, work, family, turkey… I was even asked by a national blog to write an El Tour wrap up article.  It will be appearing in GranFondo.com sometime in the near future.  I put a copy of it with links on my blog

http://bikepilgrim.com/?p=632.

This is the most challenging week of the year for many cyclist. They just spent months preparing for El Tour and now that the goal has been achieved they put the bike up in the garage and don’t look at it until next fall.  Hopefully, this ride list will help you find some motivation to keep going.  Personally, I think the Tour de Cure on April 19th is an exceptional ride to train for.  Not only is it great motivation, but it also raises funds for the ADA.  For some types of diabetes, riding and being active can help manage it and may even delay or stop the onset in the first place.

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
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

7:30AM

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

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

40 miles 16-18 MPH https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/?fref=ts
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists Hi Corbett field, in the NE area of the parking lot Saturday

11.28.15

11:00AM

17.5

miles

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

 

River Path, CDO, Hohokam Park, Ina, Campbell loop Rillito river park trail

1450 w river

Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

46 miles 12-14mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226820883/
Broadway Bicycle Pistol Hill Broadway Bicycles Saturday

11.28.15

8:30AM

43 miles ? http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1553897   scott@broadwaybicycles.com
Ride On Cycling –

HIKE

El Grupo Club house Aguas Calientes Trailhead Sunday

11.29.15

9:00AM

As far as u like Your pace

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Oro Valley Sunday North Side Starbucks 1st and Oracle Sunday

11.29.15

9:00AM

32 18+ http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2098403
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

11.30.15

8:00AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226801064/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

11.30.15

9:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2082502
Tuesday Ride: SE Loop thru Fantasy Island Starbucks

9525 E. Old Spanish Trai

Tuesday

11.28.15

8:00AM

38 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/227055042/
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/226851176/
Oro Valley Loop Ride Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Friday

11.30.15

5:45AM

55 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/226413517/
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/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Honeybee Canyon 1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd Saturday, 11.28.15

8:30 AM

20 miles of rolling trails with options for shorter loops if you know your way around. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226838034/
MTB Addicts – Lakes Rd to Hope Camp Shuttle  

Loma Alta Trailhead

Sunday 11.29.15

7:30AM

Meet at the Hope Camp We’ll shuttle,  head out to lakes rd. The ride is about 33 miles long with some good climbing, and plenty of sweet single track descents. https://www.facebook.com/events/132611910436447/
SDMB November Social Ride on the AZT Le Buzz Caffe

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Sunday 11.29.15

8:00AM

Come ride Redington Pass on Thanksgiving weekend! For November’s Social Ride, we are going to ride the AZT/ATV Route. This is a solidly intermediate ride, with about 1500 ft. of climbing over 12 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1650149275261005/
Old Pueblo MTB: 24 Hours in The Old Pueblo 24 hour course at the Arch at Willow Springs Sunday 11.29.15

3:00PM

Total distance is 17 miles with just under 1000 feet of climbing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1059566037396509/
Monday Night Gabe Z on the AZ Trail Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead Monday, 11.30.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226663106/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 Year Trail 50 Year/Golder Ranch TH Wednes, 12.02.15 6:15pm By popular demand, we are adding this fun trail to the Wednesday night rides ,original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/226682399/

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact
BICAS 20th Annual Art Auction 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. Saturday from 11am-4pm;

And

Saturday December 5th, from 6-9pm.

www.bicas.org/art-auction
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.
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/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
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/
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 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.

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

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 YOURSELF.