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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.

We are almost there.  The grand daddy of Tucson Rides.  Over 8000 riders will be taking over the streets of Tucson next weekend for the Tucson Medical Center 34th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol.  For many, it’s a good week to taper.  For others, like me, it might be about time to start training;-)

I’d like to THANK all who have donated to my ride for a child as well as everyone who has been riding for the other 60 beneficiaries of El Tour.  I’ve been thinking that next year I’d like to ride for each and every one of them. It fuels my soul seeing so many help others doing what they love.  Truly a win/win.  There is still time to donate if you want to give and I’m only $300 away from my goal.  Click Here to donate.

There are many activities that surround the El Tour Super Week, beginning one week prior to ride day, includes a 2-day El Tour Bike, Fitness & Health EXPO, El Tour Orientation Meetings, a Rusing, Lopez & Lizardi El Tour Dedication Dinner at Casino del Sol and an 8-day Indoor El Tour program.

Ride day begins with the Rio Nuevo 104-mile Main Event followed by the 76-Mile El Tour, the 54-Mile El Tour, the 40-Mile El Tour, the Town of Marana 28-Mile El Tour as well as the Tucson Medical Center El Tour Fun Ride presented by McDonald’s.  Tune into the Cenpatico Integrated Care Ride Day Radio Show on ESPN Tucson for up-to-the-minute coverage of the front runners as well as interviews and updates from the remote starts. The HSL Properties Downtown Fiesta with kids activities, music, a Michelob ULTRA Garden, food, massages and an on-going Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony round out the day.

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

Ride on,

Damion

 

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:00AM

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
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

7:00AM

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    
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

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
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

6:30AM

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 6:15AM

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 6:30AM 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 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

 

 
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/

 

 

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/

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
Cycling fashion night Bicycle Ranch Tucson 11.10.16 https://www.facebook.com/events/628449917334932/
BICAS Art Auction TheArt Gallery 1122 N. Stone December 2-3 http://bicas.org/category/events/

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
Bici Clasicas The Beautiful Bicycle

5331 S Civano Blvd,

November 12 – November 13

Nov 12 at 8 AM to Nov 13 at 2 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/511428799056917/
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

Silverbell Century Tucson AZ November 16 http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517
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
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.

Tour De Cure Tucson 2016

PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM

CLICK HERE for Photo Album 1

CLICK HERE for album 2

CLICK HERE for album 3

VIDEO

Click here for the Tour De Cure Video

Click here for the last group crossing the finish line

 

I’d like to personally THANK everyone who participated in the Tucson Tour De Cure. My passion and support for this event is based on a firm belief that getting people on bikes is a cure for many people with Type 2 diabetes. It also shows that those with Type 1 can lead an active lifestyle and manage their diabetes.

My personal physician, Dr. Alex Perrian, with New Peublo Medicine, is a perfect example of someone who took control of his diabetes.  18 years ago when I went to my annual physical I had put on a few pounds from the previous year.  Dr. Perrian said it is not a big deal, enjoy life, and that it is normal for a man to ad a few pounds a year.  My wife said that at the rate I was going in 20 years I would be 220 pounds, 40-50 pounds overweight.  Whereas, I heard that and watched my weight, Dr. Perrian did put on a pound or two a year. He was just following the advice he had given me of enjoying life to it’s fullest.

A few years ago,  as a result of this lifestyle he found that his  blood glucose level classified him as being  diabetic.    In response to this finding he changed his diet and got on the bike.   He dropped weight, he found more energy, and his tests now show he is not diabetic. The advice he is now giving his patients is, be active.  His advice is working as  New Pueblo Medicine was one of the top fundraising team this year with over $7000 raised for The Tour De Cure with 11 team members!!!

Dr. Perrian is just one of the hundreds of great stories from this event.  Again, THANKS everyone for participating and next year I look forward to seeing even more of you out there.

Bike Ride list April 09 – April 15

April is the Official Bike Month in Tucson.  It means the ride list needs the most attention.  It is also one of the busiest times for me as A REALTOR.

When it comes to the ride list or taking care of my clients, my clients are going to win every time.  I just wish I had more time in the week and was able to get the ride list out earlier and have every ride. I’ll focus on a few of the big rides this week and provide links to all the other ride list calendars below.

April 9th – The Tour De Cookie  is a fundraising event for the many local, national and international projects that the Marana Rotary Club undertakes each year; but it is also a time where members of the community at large can come together for that most scrumptious of American desserts: the cookie. The path is along a 31-mile loop of the Santa Cruz river bike path, various stations will be handing out cookies to joyful riders. This is not a race, but a casual ride with great freinds, family and uniquely delicious cookies.https://www.facebook.com/events/1700119726893708/

April 10th Sunday is Cyclovia.  Rain or shine, it is going to happen.  This is one of the best community events of the year and is on a brand new course from Barrio Trails to Himmel Park.  http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

April 15th Ride for Reading.  We have collected the books, set up a car free route on the Loop to the school, and will be delivering books on bikes.  After the ride we are heading to Ermanos on 4th for New Belgium beer and food specials.  In 2015 I went on over 250 rides and I can say the Ride For Reading was one of the top 5 rides.  This ride represents everything good about the bike.  It is doing a community service, it’s helping kids, it’s books, it’s friends, it’s food and drinks.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494064017562139/

April 16th El Grupo presents its 13th Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, brought to you by New Belgium Brewing, as a fundraiser to support its mission of empowering youth through bicycles on Saturday, April 16th, 2016!The super fun, challenging and yet also family-friendly event will begin check-in 8:30 – 9am and start at 9:30am for full distance event and 10am for family distance at El Grupo’s clubhouse near downtown. Enjoy coffee and treats from Beyond Bread while you get ready to ride! the http://www.elgrupocycling.org/scavenger-hunt/

April 17th Tour De Cure Showcasing the splendor of the Sonoran Desert in bloom, the Tucson Tour de Cure offers cyclists the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Southwest in spring. Riders of all abilities may choose their route—from a family-friendly 10K to a challenging 100K (Metric Century) route, all designed by experienced cyclists to offer safe and scenic rides in the natural landscape of the desert Southwest. http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=11062

 

Links for Calendar of Rides

Official Bike Fest Tucson Calendar

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2016-04/

 

For Road Ride

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/

 

For Mountain Bike Rides

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA have a calendar of rides.  Check them out  at

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

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

 

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
Monday Night Mash 12.14Diamondback Bridge in Ironhorse Park on the Aviation Bikeway Monday

7:15pm

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

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital Tuesday 4:00PM Two rides.  One on VA campus. Other on The Loop easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

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

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

8:00PM

12-2-16  –

3.9.15

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

7:00PM

Different route each week

Wednesday Shredzday

Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

7:00PM

10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

Bike Polo

UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

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

Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

8:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

7:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
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 6:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM 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 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
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

???

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

 

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 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.

Community Bike Ride List Jan30 – Feb 6

If you missed last weeks Ride List, you can always subscribe to receive it via email.  Just send an E-mail to Info@BikePilgrim.com or Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put ride list in the subject.

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

 

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

7:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, socail Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

River/Campbell

Thurs

8:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

8:00AM

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

John McCarrell

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

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

520-

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

 

VELO\VETS Ride the Loop! Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 3:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1825494 Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

Velo Vets Ride the Loop Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 3:00Pm- 5:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sabino Cycles Shop Ride Sabino Cycles Saturday

01.31.15

8:30AM

35-40 No Drop

Rain=no ride, but food

Steve Wetmore
Zona Cycling Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop Meet at El Con Mall in back of the Starbucks Coffee shop Saturday 01.31.15

8:30AM

55 miles https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
River Park, Marana, Tangerine loop
River Park on River Rd., between La Canad La Cholla Sunday

2.01.15

9:00AM

54 miles 14-16 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220148106/
Tucson’s Loop Bike Shop Julian Wash ride
Tucson’s Loop Bicycle Shop

3201 West Diamond St,

Sunday

2.01.15

9:00AM

40 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1375491666092455/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Cactus Cycling Northwest Sunday circle

 

Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sunday

2.1.15

9:00AM

39 miles 18 plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1851065
Susan G Komen Riders for the Cure Tucson
Starbucks at Sunrise and Swan Sunday

2.1.15

9:00AM

34.21 miles ???? Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Tour De Cure Training Ride
St. Philip’s Plaza on River Rd/Campbell Ave (meet near the bike path) Sunday

2.2.15

9:00AM

20-30 miles Tbd on who shows up, but no drop https://www.facebook.com/events/1567887446785735/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

2.2.15

9AM

60 miles 15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220116260/
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday, 2.4.15

9:00 AM

47 miles 14-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220116169/

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
SAMBA Gold Canyon/Hawes Trail Network – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN!  January 31, 2015
MTB Addicts – Como/Ridgeline Adventure Post Office on La Cañada and Tangerine Sunday

2.1.15

9:00AM

Como climbing, then on to Ridgeline.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/656240791170069/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Sunday Ride Starr Pass Genser Trailhead Sunday

2.2.15

9:00AM

Less of a group ride and more like training for the 24HOP race https://www.facebook.com/events/1029612897054347/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming  Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com
Old Pueblo MTB: 15th Annual Anti Super Bowl Gap Ride Gap parking lot off Lago Del Oro Rd. Sunday

2.1.15

3:00 PM

12.8 miles and we go to the top of the saddle which is over 5000 in elevation. https://www.facebook.com/events/723602954421198/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

SAMBA Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Irvington / Harrison Rd Monday 2.2.2015

6:30 PM

Monday night ride @ Fantasy island.Plan on 2 hours.  All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219887472/
Tuesday night lights!
·                   Fantasy Island North Sude
Tuesday

2.3.15

7:00PM

This week I’m planning on doing the whole enchilada! If that’s more then you need, plan your own route and meet up at the bench for refreshments! https://www.facebook.com/events/661886203922887/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming Dave Slagle
SAMBA Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass
R obles Trailhead Irvington/ Cactus Wren Dr
Wednes

2.4.15

6:15PM

We’ll start at the Creosote trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220179984/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Learn about being a GABA Ride Organizer City of Tucson Ward 6 Office

3202 E 1st St

Saturday, 1.31.15

10 AM to 2pm

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220124304/
Transit Cycles 1st anniversary casual happy hour. Tucson DJ Herm Guzman will be providing music plus beer and snacks Transit Cycles

100 S Avenida Del Convento Ste 116,

Saturday, 1.31.15

4-6:60PAM

https://www.facebook.com/events/429075967246357/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA General Meeting: It’s a Small (Bike Touring) World After All

 

Pima County Medical Society Auditorium , Tucson, AZ

5199 E. Farness

Monday, 2.2.15

7:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219609615/
Bag stuffing party at Epic Rides HQ
Epic Rides- Call in advance.  I’ve been told there will be Pizza. Thursday Feb 5, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/events/513254762150871/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Boys and Girls Club Bike Repair. You don’t need to be a bike mechanic, just a desire to help. Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse

3155 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ

Friday, February 6, 2015

3:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/220093195/
Consider Yourself Challenged!~ An Inspirational community Event for CAF Tucson Jewish Community Center,

3800 E River Rd

2.8.15

5:30-7:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/171017389735211/192665810903702/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Feb 11, 2015

6:00 PM

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Santa Catalina Omnium Crit race at UA Bio Park on Saturday and Road Race in Oracle on Sunday 1.31.15 &

2.1.15

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

2.14.15

2.15.15

Phoenix http://www.wmrc.org/

Brian Lemke
vosinfo@wmrc.org

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

2.14.15

2.15.15

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

 

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

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

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

 

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

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

Waddell, AZ

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

3.14.15

3.15.15

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

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

 

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

16300 McDowell

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

556 Auger Ave.

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

 

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