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Ride List for April 15-21 2017

This weekend is one of my favorite events of the year. The El Grupo Scavenger Hunt is a super fun, challenging yet a family-friendly event. You bring your bike (and friends!). El Grupo will give you a map of the downtown area. On the back you will find 10 riddles to solve and 10 objects to find. You will race, ride or gallop (at your chosen pace!) within a 3 mile radius of downtown searching for the objects, tackling feats of strength and stupidity, and learning about obscure parts in downtown Tucson you never knew existed!  There is no better way of discovering the community than this ride. Enjoy coffee and treats from Beyond Bread while you get ready to rid as well as adult drinks from Catalina Brewing Company and lunch included in registration. There will also be a raffle with prizes from awesome local businesses! And there is a 100% chance that everyone’s favorite community photographer will be there to catch you in all the silliness.

April is BikeFest. Living Street Alliance has a calendar of events at https://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2017-04/  Events range from skill classes, mechanic workshops, bike in movies, brewery rides and more.

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

Ride on,

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

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 The VA Blind Rehab Center, Building 30. Tuesday, 5:30 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

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    
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 Shootout

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

7:30AM

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

Friday 9AM 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 7:00AM 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
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
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
TORCA –

May CDO Round Two TraIL Work

CDO 10 miles in two days May 13-14 https://www.facebook.com/events/1816912081882385/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
The Great Cowtown Campout: Volume III From Ordinary Bike Shop and ride out to Cowtown Keeylocko in 3 Points April 15-16 https://www.facebook.com/events/359110417793235/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15

8AM

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/scavenger-hunt/
April CDO Work Weekend Trails don’t maintain themselves! Help keep the CDO in prime condition for the summer. April 22nd-23rd https://www.facebook.com/events/371229856569743/
Tour of the Gila Stage Race Silver City, NM

 

April 19-23

 

http://www.tourofthegila.com
12 Hours in the Wild West

 

Village of Ruidoso April 22, 2017 http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-in-the-wild-west/
Cotton Classic Time Trial Arizona City, AZ Sunday, Apr 23 Don Melhado

dmelhado@cox.net

Arizona Track Series #1 Encino, CA, AZ 04/28/2017 – 04/30/2017 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-827
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com
The Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ Saturday, May 7 http://www.teamvitesse.com/#!highly-falkner-south-mountain-tt
Javelina Chase Gran Fondo & Omnium Duncan, AZ May 05-06 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ May 13 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-270
Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb

 

Tucson, AZ Friday May 15, 2015 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137250
Ride of Silence Tucson AZ

And across

the country.

May 17th https://www.facebook.com/events/1234450613344202/
Verrado Velo Criterium 2.0 Verrado, AZ Saturday, May 20 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-1328
Arizona State Time Trial Championships Arizona City, AZ Sunday, May 21 https://tucsonmasters.org/
Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
Luna Lake Overnight Tour

 

Springerville, Quemado, Pie Town, Alpine May 27 – 29, 2017??? Unverified http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137251
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ June 10-11 http://singletrackbikes.com/
10th Annual Bike the Bluff- Arizona Elite Road Race Championship Show Low, AZ June 17 http://www.bikethebluff.com/
Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest

 

Gallup NM in the Zuni Mountains June 24 June 25 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest
South Boundary BigRide

 

Angel Fire Resort to Taos Youth and Family Center July 22 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
Dawn til Dusk Camerco, NM August 26 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-til-dusk/
Ninja Mountain Bike Performance | Sedona Sedona, AZ 09/09/2017 – 09/10/2017 https://sandiegomountainbikeskills.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/
AZ CROSS Series #1-#2 Sedona, AZ October 29-29 https://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series #3-#4 Phoenix, AZ November 25-26, https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-460
Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 9 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/

 

 

 

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.

Community Ride List

Have I mentioned I like Bikes?  Not just to ride, but as public art installations as well. One of my favorite Tucson Artists, Joe Pagac, has a vision for a whimsical bike mural on the corner of Speedway and Stone on Epic Rides Galactic Headquarters.  It represents so much that is great about the Tucson art and cycling community and will be a constant reminder of how important cycling is in the region. Like so many great projects, it does require funding so Joe Started a Kickstarter campaign and has already raised $15,500 of the $18,000 he needs. With Kickstarter, if he does not reach the goal, the project does not happen and there are only a few days left in the campaign. If you are so inclined, please kick in a few bucks. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1092548129/huge-cycling-bike-mural-for-tucson-arizona

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

 

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

7:00AM

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. Tuesday, 5:30 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

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

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    
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 Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:30 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/
 
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 6:45AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:00AM 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

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
Full Moon Gravel Grind with Sabino Cycles Starbucks on the SW corner of Houghton and Broadway March 11

6:30PM

1.5 – 2 Hours   Steve Wetmore <mac@sabinocycles.ccsend.com>
Ride for the Cure Starbucks at Ina and Oracle Sunday, March 12th

8:00 AM

38.92 No drop- Group ride 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
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
Spoke Cycling and Outdoor Bazaar 4980 N Sabino Canyon March 18

9-1PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/259445377794425/
Oro Valley Bike Swap

 

Steam Pump Ranch March 25th

9AM-1PM

https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec/calendar/bike-swap-sell

Nancy Ellis nellis@orovalleyaz.gov

(520) 229-5057

 

GABA Spring Bike Swap 7thSt. Between 4th Ave & 6th Ave.

 

Sunday April 9th http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=621898

Wayne Cullop  wayne.cullop@gmail.com

TORCA –

May CDO Round Two TraIL Work

CDO 10 miles in two days May 13-14 https://www.facebook.com/events/1816912081882385/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Musselman Honda Criterium Tucson, AZ March 10 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-539
Flapjack Flats Time Trial Picacho, AZ March 11 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-677
19th Annual Colossal Cave Road Race Tucson AZ MARCH 12 https://www.facebook.com/ColossalCaveRoadRace/
176 Mile Group Ride to Mt Lemmon Gilbert to Mt. Lemmon March 18 https://www.facebook.com/events/161995624312637/
Tucson Bicycle Classic Tucson, AZ March 17-19

 

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
6th annual Nogales Bicycle Classic Nogales AZ Saturday March 25 7AM https://www.facebook.com/events/1166052273476792/  or http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
NORTH END CLASSIC Yuma, AZ 03/24/2017 – 03/26/2017 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-675
Prickly Pedal Morristown, AZ Saturday, April 1 http://pricklypedal.com/
El Tour de Mesa

And  CycloMesa

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

Downtown to South Tucson

 

Tucson-

Downtown to South Tucson

 

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org
ASU Poly Innovation Crit Mesa, AZ 04/08/2017 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-894
Tour De Cookie On the Loop In Tucson Saturday, April 8 at 8 AM – 1 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/376060526106038/
South Mountain Bike Class Phoenix, AZ April 9 http://wmrc.org/
The Great Cowtown Campout: Volume III From Ordinary Bike Shop and ride out to Cowtown Keeylocko in 3 Points April 15-16 https://www.facebook.com/events/359110417793235/
El Grupo

Scavenger hunt

El Grupo Scavenger Hunt April 15

8AM

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/scavenger-hunt/
April CDO Work Weekend Trails don’t maintain themselves! Help keep the CDO in prime condition for the summer. April 22nd-23rd https://www.facebook.com/events/371229856569743/
Tour of the Gila Stage Race Silver City, NM

 

April 19-23

 

http://www.tourofthegila.com
12 Hours in the Wild West

 

Village of Ruidoso April 22, 2017 http://ziarides.com/event-register/12-hours-in-the-wild-west/
Arizona Track Series #1 Encino, CA, AZ 04/28/2017 – 04/30/2017 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-827
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 28-30, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com
The Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ Saturday, May 7 http://www.teamvitesse.com/#!highly-falkner-south-mountain-tt
Javelina Chase Gran Fondo & Omnium Duncan, AZ May 05-06 http://www.javelinachase.com/
Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial Phoenix, AZ May 13 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-270
Ride of Silence Tucson AZ

And across

the country.

May 17th https://www.facebook.com/events/1234450613344202/
Grand Junction Off Road Grand Junction

Colorado

May 20 – 22, 2017 http://www.epicrides.com/
Flagstaff Omnium Flagstaff, AZ June 10-11 http://singletrackbikes.com/
10th Annual Bike the Bluff- Arizona Elite Road Race Championship Show Low, AZ June 17 http://www.bikethebluff.com/
Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 16-18, 2017

 

http://www.epicrides.com/
24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest

 

Gallup NM in the Zuni Mountains June 24 June 25 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest
South Boundary BigRide

 

Angel Fire Resort to Taos Youth and Family Center July 22 http://ziarides.com/event-register/south-boundary-bigride/
Dawn til Dusk Camerco, NM August 26 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-til-dusk/
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/
AZ CROSS Series #1-#2 Sedona, AZ October 29-29 https://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series #3-#4 Phoenix, AZ November 25-26, https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-460
Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 9 http://ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona/

 

 

 

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.

The MOST detailed Ride List in the State of Arizona

This week I went above and beyond anything I have done in the past two years of creating this list.  Partially, for you and part for me to try and map out the events I want to be at for the next 9 months.

This is the most definitive Bike ride list in the State of Arizona.  I’m making this claim as I have spent countless hours tracking down every other list and adding every ride I found to this list.  That said, it is not complete.  PLEASE e-mail me if you see any missing rides, races, or events.  Also, if you see any errors, please let me know.

__________________________________________________________________________

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

Ride on,   Damion

 

 

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

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

 

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday

6:00 PM

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

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:00AM

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

7:00PM

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

7:00PM

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

8:00PM

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

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

6:30AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:00AM   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
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/

 

Zona Cycling

Mt. Lemmon

Le Buzz Coffee Shop on Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy Saturday

06.25.16

5:30AM

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

Tucson Recumbent Rillito River Path

parking lot Paradise Falls -east of Alvernon on the Loop Saturday

08.13.16

5:30AM

23.1

miles

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

Tu Nidito Ride for a Child Training Ride

7090 N. Oracle Rd. #198 Saturday

08.13.16

5:30AM

6:00AM   Steve 520-219-4311

Tu Nidito Training Ride for Beginners

St Phillips Plaza on the Loop River/Campbell Sunday

08.14.16

6:30AM

3 hours ish 3.5 hours will have options to stop after only an hour or go the distance. Will be No Drop Rudi Nadler

520-561-7080

Riders for the Cure – Next Team Ride

Stella Coffee Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida del Convento Sunday

08.14.16

5:45AM

41.58 Groups A, B and C Route Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com

Transit Loves Dragoon Ride

Transit Cycles

100 S Avenida Del Convento, Tucson, Arizona 85745

Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 PM – 9:03 PM enjoy a very mellow few miles up to the brewery https://www.facebook.com/events/1374470085914875/

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Tucson MTB Addicts‎Early Morning MTB Addicts Sweetwater Saturday ride! Sweetwater Trailhead

4001 N Tortolita R

8.13.16

6:30 AM

Distance – 12-14 miles

Climb – 800 ft.

Skill level – Beginner+ There’s a little bit of everything here from fast flats to some chunky little sections.

https://www.facebook.com/events/865146350252748/
SDMB August Social Ride: AZT and Captain’s Camp! Pistol Hill trailhead

Vail, Arizona 85641

8.13.16

7:00 PM

Option 1 (Intermediate): Pistol Hill to 3 Bridges and back (South). 17.5 miles, 1,675′ of climbing.  Option 2 (Novice/Intermediate): Pistol Hill to Hope Camp and back (North). 12 miles, 800′ of climbing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1579934998973067/
Sunday Ride: Starr Pass Richard Genser Trailhead parking lot Sunday

6.26.16

7:30AM

Starr Pass and check out the new trail and see how its holding up with the few rain showers we have had. If its not too hot and we feel up to it we can also do the Stonehouse loop. https://www.facebook.com/events/1807022446193864/
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
BICAS Women’s Trans* Femme (WTF) Workshop, Mondays 3-7pm 44 W 6th St, Tucson Every Monday from 3-7PM http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
Bicycle Ranch Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class 7090 N. Oracle Rd. #198 Saturday, August 13th 1-3 PM http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d0b78090f6eed9fd0720afcb1&id=066131004a

BICAS Basic Maintenance Class

44 W 6th St, Tucson Saturday, August 13th 10AM to 1PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Gravel Grinder Bike Raffle Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N Camino Martin

 

Wednesday, August 17 at 6 PM – 9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/797949110305205/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, August 17th 3 PM to 6 PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Saturday, September 10th 10AM to 1PM

 

http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

Free Bike Valet at the Born & Brewed Tucson’s Beer Cup Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. September 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/free-bike-valet-at-the-born-brewed-tucsons-beer-cup/
BICAS Basic Maintenance Class 44 W 6th St, Tucson Wednesday, September 21st 3 PM to 6 PM http://bicas.org/classes/basic-maintenance/

Kristin at education@bicas.org

GABA Bike Swap Silver City,

New Mexico

Sunday,November 13th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/GabaBikeSwap/

http://www.bikegaba.org/

 

 

BICAS Art Auction TBD December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
MOCA’s Twilight Bicycle Mural Tour | Cox Plaza Dance Party 265 S. Church Ave. Tucson, AZ Friday 19 August

Gather at 7pm

http://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/event/mocas-twilight-bicycle-mural-tour-cox-plaza-dance-party/

520-261-8777

GABA Trails of the Mopuntain Spirits Overnight Tour   September 3-5 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514

 

Kitt Peak Time Trial

 

Kitt Peak Sunday, Aug 21 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2175   Donald Melhado

dmelhado@cox.net

Inaugural Enduro in Prescott Prescott , AZ Saturday

August 27

https://mbaa.net/racing/enduro-prescott/
Embrace The Heat Ride to Payson 4341 E Baseline Rd #104, Gilbert, AZ

 

Saturday

August 27

3:00 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1684429288501476/
Embrace The Heat Ride to Payson

 

4341 E Baseline Rd #104, Gilbert, AZ

 

Saturday

August 27

3:00 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1684429288501476/
Happy Jack 100

 

 

Flagstaff, AZ. Sunday,

August  28

 

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-with-laverne-happy-jack-100  register at http://www.active.com/flagstaff-az/cycling/races/bike-ride-arizona-happy-jack-100-2016
The 3 Bears

Time Trial Series

18760 S Picacho Hwy. Picacho, AZ Sunday

August 28th, 2016

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-1343  register at ArizonaReg.Com
Cotton Classic Time Trial

 

Arizona City, AZ Sunday

Sunday, Sep 4

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-1214

Donald Melhado  dmelhado@cox.net

Barn Burner Flagstaff, AZ Saturday

September 10

 

http://www.barnburnermtb.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwxLC9BRDb1dP8o7Op68IBEiQAwWggQMEQepI2GYM8YAlotxPpwt4X-NBVCSug4Dj4sh_gH4IaAp9C8P8HAQ
NICA High School Race #1

 

Fort Tuthill County Park  Flagstaff September 11 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Loop the Loop

El Tour’s newest event

 

The Loop

Tucson

 

Saturday

September 17, 20166:30am – 11:00am

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/loop-the-loop/
Pedal the Petrified

 

Petrified Forest National Park • 1 Park Road Petrified Forest, AZ Saturday, September 17, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-the-Petrified-Bike-Tour-643037215731113/
The Ride430 Challenge

 

Mesa,Wickenburg,

Prescott,Payson,

Scot, AZ

Oct 12 – Oct 15 http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/
Flat Tire Cross

 

1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd

Globe, AZ

Saturday, Oct 15 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2718 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=316

 

GABA Tumacacori Century Sahuarita High School

350 W. Sahuarita

Sunday

October 16

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=480679

 

Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder

 

Oracle. Arizona Saturday, September  17 http://arizonareg.com/viewevent.php?EC=304

http://www.americanbunnyhop.com/

Fire on the Rim Strawberry/Pine Saturday, September 17 http://www.fireontherim.com/  info@fireontherim.com
Bike Ride Arizona to Grand Canyon! Historical Williams Train Station Sunday

September 18,

http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-williams-to-grand-canyon
2016 TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga Molino Basin, Mt Lemmon Az

 

Friday

October 21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726898564245865/
Bradshaw Grinder

 

Mayer Recreation Center, 10001 Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ Saturday

September 24

 

http://ridinggravel.com/event/bradshaw-grinder-3/
NICA High School Race #2 – White Spar Campground – Prescott* September 24-25 http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2nd Annual Tour de Tonopah

 

Tonopah Valley High School, 38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ

 

October 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/tourdetonopah/?fref=hovercard
Tour of the White Mountains – Mountain Bike Pinetop-Lakeside Saturday, October 1st http://www.epicrides.com/
29th Cochise County Cycling Classic Douglas, AZ Saturday October 8, 2016 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/cochise-cycling-classic/
NICA High School Race #3 – Wren Arena – Fort Huachuca* October 8-9 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
2016 Southwest Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Championships

 

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr Fountain Hills, AZ Oct 8 – Oct 9 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2742

 

register at http://arizonareg.com/

Tour de Scottsdale

 

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20555 N. Pima Rd. October 9 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

 

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net/

 

Prescott 6’er – 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event

 

Pioneer Park –

1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ

October 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

http://www.prescott6er.com/
37th Mt. Graham Hill Climb

 

Mt. Graham – Swift Trail Road- State Route 366

Safford, AZ

Sunday, Oct 16 http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2395

http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html

LaVerne Haloween Charity Cruise! Tempe Town Lake Centure of the Arts Saturday, October 22, 2016  —  5:30 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-halloween-charity-cruse   LaVerne Lindsey 602-565-1839
El Grupo

3rd Annual

Fall Fondo

El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
Cyclovia Tucson

Tucson-

 

Miramonte to The Garden District

Tucson, AZ

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
NICA High School Race #4 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills* October 22-23 – http://www.arizonamtb.org/
ChristianCycling Jam Session #1

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

 

Wednesday

November 2 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
The Showdown at Usery Pass-  8 hour mountain bike race Usery Pass Venue, Mesa, AZ November 5

10 AM and ride till 6

http://www.mesabikerace.com/

 

Flagstaff CX

 

Fort Tuthill County Park

Flagstaff, AZ, AZ

Nov 5 – Nov 6 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2070

Bike Ride Arizona: Tucson to Phoenix Dinner Bike Ride Tumbleweed park Tennis court  McQueen /German November 6, 2016 http://www.bikeridearizona.com/braz-events/bike-ride-arizona-tucson-to-phoenix-dinner-bike-ride1
Silverbell Century   November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
NICA High School Race #5 – White Tank Mountain Regional Park – Waddell Wednesday

November 6, 2016

http://www.arizonamtb.org/
Christian Cycling Jam Session #2 1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 9, 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
Sand Box ShowDown

 

In the washes in and Around Tucson.

 

Novemeber 12, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/?fref=ts
CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM #6 Cross Roads Park Knox Ave

Gilbert, AZ

Sunday, Nov 13 https://azcross.com/

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-2068

Christian Cycling Jam Session #3

 

1550 E. 36th St.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday

November 16 , 2016

http://www.christiancyclingtucson.org/jam-session.html
El Tour De Tucson Tucson,AZ Saturday, November 19 http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
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/

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
January 14th

Bell Breaker

     
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
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/
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/
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/
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.

The Damion Alexander Team Cycling Jersey

When I open my bike closet I find that I have amassed a collection of jerseys from the decade since I fell back in love with cycling.  I have kits from Primal, Voler, Hincapie, Capo, Black Bottom, Nalini, Pearl Izumi, Squadra, and Pactimo.  They range from team kits for El Grupo and Team Cirrus, charity kits like The Look, Save a Life, American Diabetes Association and Ride for A Child with Tu Nidito, artistic and fun jerseys from GoLoco, event kits from bike races and festivals I have been a part of and those that I have been fortunate to win from New Belgium Brewery.

With all of these options I find I typically use the same kits over and over while many just sit there as reminders of happy days.  When picking what I’ll wear comfort is always at the top of the list.  Functionality also ranks high.  Some of my favorite jerseys have such small pockets that in the summer they’re not good on any ride where I need a third bottle in my back pocket.  Likewise, some bib and short chamois are good for a quick spin, but after 2 hours they are like a Florida Swamp in July.  Being that clothing is considered a direct reflection of who we are the company or organization they represent as well as their sponsors also need to be considered.  I wear some names with pride knowing what the organization represents and have other kits featuring logo soup of businesses that I have little respect for and won’t wear.

One thing that has been on my mind for years is the process that goes into the making of a kit.  As a business owner who wears spandex 5-6 days a week it is clear that investing in a moving billboard that doubles as clothing is a worthwhile investment.  Also, I’m always looking for gifts for my clients and as many ride bikes, a jersey or kit seem like the ideal gift.   With that in mind I’ve been looking into the process of designing a kit.  As I mentioned I own kits from over a half dozen companies and know whose kits are the most comfortable.  There is also that pesky factor in life called cost.

I’m not sure where this path is going to lead, but hopefully before it is over it will help others know the process of making their own kit.  I expect this should take a few months with 6-8 blog entries.  The main points I know I will look into are the design process.  Picking a local designer or working with the manufacturer directly.  Sponsors and Logo soup to cover some of the costs (or keep it clean).  The design process.  What materials and only Kits, or skinsuits, arm/leg warmers, gloves.  How many to order, who can order, how to order.  Finally, photos of smiling riders wearing The Damion Alexander Team colors.

The Little Engine That Could

Riding into the finish with the sweep car behind you is an emotional experience that many people will never experience.  Those emotions can range from the elation of just finishing to a sense of utter shame for being the last one out there.  One thing is for certain, you get some extra time in the saddle to help you determine the mood you are going to embrace.  Most of the time you are out there by yourself and only have your own emotions to keep you company.

Jill plugging away on the climb.

Jill plugging away on Rattlesnake Pass

This past weekend, in the Tucson Tour De Cure, I had the opportunity to ride in with the last rider.  This rider, Jill Clements, is a real estate assistant in my office at Long Realty and signed up on “The Damion Alexander Team” for the ride.  She has been riding for years, but had not put in much effort prior to this ride as life has been getting in the way of life, as is the case for most of us.  She signed up for the 50K ride.

I was taking photos on Rattlesnake Pass when Jill came riding up.  She was definitely suffering, but pedaling away at a slow consistent rate.  I ran behind her the last 100 yards giving her a big push.  I went back to my photos for 5 minutes before chasing her down.  It amazed me it took so long to catch her as we were riding into a head wind.

We rode in the last five mile together.  I learned she had 2 flat tires on the day and had been out riding for almost the entire time by herself, with the sweep truck stalking her from behind. Jill was definitely experiencing a heightened level of emotions, but used that fuel to make it to the finish line.  In my book, that makes Jill a Winner.  I’ve finished with the pack on many rides and it is not nearly as gratifying, physically and mentally challenging  as the days when I finished even when I was done miles before the end.   Being out in the wind for those extra minutes can be the longest hours of your life.

This morning, when I arrived at Long Realty, Jill was already at her desk plugging away.  You might have guessed by now, but she was not offered a pro deal over the weekend and is sticking with her day job.  She has Yoga tonight and a bike ride scheduled for tomorrow. What I find so wonderful about this story and life in general is seeing someone go outside of their comfort zone, in this case way outside, but to stick with the task until it is done.  We are all so capable of doing more than we ever can imagine.  Jill proved that at the Tour De Cure.  What challenge is on your list?

Jill made a huge push the last mile to ride in with A  Red Rider.

Jill made a huge push the last mile to ride in with A Red Rider.