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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.

Community Bike Ride List Oct 10-16

Early voting started this week for the Pima County Bond Election.

Speaking from the “Bike” prospective, there are many reasons to vote yes on all 7 bond propositions.  I have gone through every item and broken down what is good for cycling. It has funding for  roads, the loop, bmx tracks, trailheads, new trails, open space and more.  If you want the detailed list please email Damion@damionalexander.com and say Bonds and Bikes in the subject.  No matter how you feel or vote, remember, our Democracy only serves those that show up on election 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.

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
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Velo Vets

 

VA Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital

 

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

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

5:30PM

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

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

6:30AM

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclocross Fort Lowell Park Wed

5:15pm

Some riding, jumping obstacles + beer https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/
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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tim Carolan Ride AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

548-3624

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

6:30AM

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

7AM

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

5:30AM

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

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

Thursday

6:00PM-  Chipotle 6:30 PM

Circle K on BST

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

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 6:30AM 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

Next week new ride time

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM

Next week new ride time

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

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

Saturday

8:00AM

6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

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

 

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

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

6:30AM

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

(520) 327-3232‎

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Back In The Saddle (BITS) Session 1of6 Brandi Fenton Splash Pad

3482 River Road

Saturday

10.10.15

8:00AM

4-5 Miles No Rider left behind http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225612135/
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Starbucks at El Con Coffee Shop Saturday

10.10.15

6:30AM

70 miles ??? Do you know?? Email me https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/timeline/
Tucson Recumbent Cyclists NE corner of the parking lot at Hi Corbett Saturday

10.10.15

6:30AM

17.6miles Mach 3 or slower https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/
Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride Beyond Bread at Ina/Oracle Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

40-45 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Riders for the Cure Brewd on Sabino Canyon near Snyder Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

48.53139 miles different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
        El Tour Training WestSide Long Wk:5 74 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.11.15

6:45 AM

72 This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225459067/
El Tour Training EastSide Long Wk 5: 80 miles Morris Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

80 miles Fast and Slow. Self supportd http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225029311/
El Tour Training Ride WS Short Week 5 – 45 Miles Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,

Sunday

10.11.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224743190/
DOWNTOWN El Tour Training Ride – Wk 5- hills 66 miles Armory Park

221 S. 6th Ave,

Sunday

10.11.15

6:30AM

66 miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225660873/
El Tour Training Ride – East Side Short 45 miles Basha’s parking lot, Camp Lowell and Swan Sunday

10.11.15

7:00AM

45 miles This is NOT a no-drop ride. http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225211960/
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

10.12.15

6:30AM

58 miles 14-15 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762296/
Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner Oracle /Ina Monday

10.12.15

7:00AM

25-35 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2065414
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday

10.14.15

8:00AM

26-35 Miles 3 groups (speed/distance) http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004514
80’s eXcess Bike Ride Snake Bridge! Ride down aviation.  Traffic free Wednesday

10.14.15

7:00PM

Not much Slow, music, dancing https://www.facebook.com/events/1654080188172323/
Saguaro Park East Loop Ride Udall Park Friday

10.16.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 14-15mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/225762529/
Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz Friday

10.16.15

7:00AM

30-35 MILES 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004534
Next week, October 17th, the ride to do is the Bike To Build for Habitat for Humanity.   https://www.facebook.com/events/500154503483167/ or register at  http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry

 

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

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Broadway Bikes Mountain Bike Rides Fantasy Island picnic table Irvington side Saturday, 10.10.15

7AM

1-1.5 hours. Will Ward is leading the ride and is a most courteous leader and all around good guy. https://www.facebook.com/events/106663106357538/
50 Year Trail/Chutes/Middle­ Gate Chase Bank

11625 North Oracle Road,

Saturday, 10.10.15

7AM

Ride  50 Year Trail from Catalina State Park, do the chutes, Middle Gate and return.  Intermediate level ride, about 24 miles, 3-4 hours with stops. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225899385/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year from Golder 50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead

 

 

Sunday 10.11.15

4pm

 

We are going to hit “the chutes” as many times as time permits. Total distance is 8 miles with only one lap around the chutes. https://www.facebook.com/events/182776792057387/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Island Parking Lot Monday, 10.12.15

6:30PM

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/225224954/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead Wednes, 10.14.15 6:00pm Start at the Creosote Loop  trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.             http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/225829872/
Next week, October 17th, the ride to do is the Bike To Build for Habitat for Humanity.   https://www.facebook.com/events/500154503483167/  or register at  http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry
October 30th – November 1st The Godfather of Mountain Biking Gary Fisher will be in Tucson.

Friday night will have a dinner at a restaurant to be determined for 20-25 people ($40-50).  If interested in reserving a spot please call or text 520-977-5664 (Damion Alexander)

Halloween – Saturday Morning – Ride on the AZ Trail from Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead and Costume contest

Halloween – Saturday Night –  Central ride from Trek Bicycles to TBD destination – Costume contest

Sunday – Possible start of the El Grupo Fall Fondo and definitely at Cyclovia

 

EVENTS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact

Seeking BICYCLE-THEMED ART donations to benefit BICAS. Art will be displayed at the 20th Annual Art Auction in December.

44 W. 6th St.

NOW-11.28.15

Tues-Sun

11-6pm.

http://bicas.org/art-auction/

TORCA October Prison Camp Work Day

We will be brushing, doing tread work, and working on some water bars.

Saturday   10.10.15 8AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/985435014840118/

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave,

Wednesday 10.14.15 6:00PM

Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

Get Air – a Fundraiser for JDRF

Get Air Tucson                     330 S Toole Ave Suite 300,

Thursday 10.15.15

Mention JDRF when you sign in and 20% of your admission will be donated to my JDRF Ride team! Or go on Monday the  12th for the same dea

The Damion Alexander Team is proud to sponsor

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build Day

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

Saturday

10.17.15

6:30am Ride starts with brief welcome, then staggered start

 

http://hfht.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1100&pg=entry

Wendi Lucas wendil@habitattucson.org

 

Halloween Ride With Mountain Bike Legend Gary Fisher

There are going to be multiple rides.  Starting with a family costume contest ride on the AZ trail and a night ride to a bar TBD.

Saturday

10. 31. 2015

Damion Alexander 520-977-5664

Damion@damionalexadner.com

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

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

11.01.2015

8AM

http://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/fall-fondo-fundraiser/
PIMA COUNTY BOND ELECTION.  If the bond passes it will have a huge impact on the cycling community.  The projects that will benefit the cyclist include the Velodrome, 2 BMX parks, The Loop (and other non-mechanized trails), repaving roads, open space for MTB trails, and new trailheads.  The cost for the average home owner will be less than $18.00 a year.  Have questions.  Please call me, Damion, at 520-977-5664.  I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this and have facts.  If you have a concern, I’m here to answer them or direct you to the sources that are available to help you make an informed decision.
RIDE ON THE CAPITAL. January 19th 2016.

For years we have been attempting to pass legislation in Arizona for the safety of all cyclist. The time has come for all riders to unite and pay our elected officials a visit. The vision is for all bikes: Road, Mountain Bikes, Commuters, recumbent, Trikes, Unicycles and anything else you can pedal or ride to attend.

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

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

TORCA Mountain Bike Pachanga featuring the 3rd Annual Poker Ride

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

Saturday

11.07.015

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

Silverbell Century

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

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

Sunday

11.8.15

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

Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting

Himmel Park Library         1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

11.11.15

Open to all.  Call to the audience if you have something to say.

The Sandbox Showdown

Perhaps the greatest collections of misfits, deviants, dissenters, oddballs, outsiders, and eccentric riders all in one sandy place, riding Fatbikes in a wash to be named. Saturday

11.14.15

https://www.facebook.com/SandBox-ShowDown-291037674406274/timeline/

2015 Step Out: Tucson, AZ

Walk to stop Diabetes

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

11.15.15

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

GABA Fall Bike Swap

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

Sunday

11.15.15

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

Urban Assault Ride

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

Sunday

11.15.15

http://urbanassaultride.com/

El Tour De Tucson

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

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

Saturday

11.21.15

 

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Bicycle Advocacy Committee Public meeting Himmel Park Library   1035 N Treat Ave, Wednesday

12.9.15 6:00pm

Open meeting to the public all about bikes.

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Prescott 6’er Riders will have a 9.4 mile loop with single track, hills and switchbacks for 6 hours, oh my. 10.10.15

9:00AM

1200 Commerce Drvie Prescott, AZ

The Brownlow Trail System.

http://www.prescott6er.com/

 

Edward Jones “Tour de Ted – Tempe” 10 miles and 32 miles 10.10.15 Scottsdale, AZ AOA Parking Lot,

16447 N 91st St

Cochise County Cycling Classic 27,47,95 and 165 miles of rural roads in Southern Arizona. 10.10.15

6:30AM

3677 N Leslie Canyon Rd Douglas, AZ registration@perimeterbicycling.com
Tour de Tonopah 100Km, 65Km and a 20Km bike ride, all of which traverse the picturesque Sonoran Desert. 10.10.15

7:00AM

38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ Vince Evans

vince@communitybingoaz.com

623-512-8878

NICA Race #3 High School Mtn Bike racing 10.10.15

8am-3pm

McDowell Mountain Regional Park // Fort McDowell https://www.facebook.com/events/687845564693958/
Tour De Scottsdale 30 and 70 mile ride benefiting  is the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, 10.11.15

 

Market Street in DC Ranch

Scottsdale

http://www.tourdescottsdale.net

 

The Ride430 Challenge 2014 The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America’s injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. 10.14-17.15   Mesa, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson, Scot, AZ http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/visit-our-events-page/the-ride430-challenge/
Tour De Bosa A 53 mile tour around the valley stopping at 7 Bosa Donut locations along the way! 10.18.15

6:30AM

7113 E 1st Ave Scottsdale, AZ bicyclehaus.com
7th Annual 100: A Ride for Jim Stenholm The 100 celebrates Jim Stenholm and the everyday heroes that do it all The 100 gives back to the children and families of fallen first responders through the 100 Club of Arizona. 10.24.15

7:00AM

Desert Horizon Park

16002 N 56th St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

https://www.facebook.com/events/1519370165021041/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? Saturday

10.24.15

    Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
Nica Race 4 High School MTB league racing in Havasu Sunday 10.25.15 8am-3pm SARA Park Rodeo Grounds /Lake Havasu City SARA Park Rodeo Grounds // Lake Havasu City
Vanderkitten Woman’s Day Ride by Performance Bike 25,38, an 50 miles. This ride is open to both men and women of all abilities 10.25.15

6:30AM

8402 West Thunderbird Lane Peoria, AZ Chris Sams

ChrisSams@performanceinc.com

919-913-3635

Cycle Crit Showdown See below Sunday

10.25.15

TUCSON http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-3339
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. Saturday

10.31.15

Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Kentucky Camp (Arizona Endurance Series) 29 and 46 mile options 11.07.15

9:00Am

AZ Trail. https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

 

Nica race #5 High School MTB racing Sunday

11.8.15

8am-3pm

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

11.14.15

 

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

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

Sunday

11.21.15

 

Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/
Picketpost Punisher 36,55,76 miles.  This is serious off road mayhem Saturday

11.21.15

PicketPost https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/8-picketpost-punisher/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross It has beer handoffs.  It has mud and jumping on and off bikes over obstacles Saturday

11.28.15

Phoenix http://azcross.com/
AZ endurance series 31 miles ride around the McDowell range. 61 miles will utilize the new Gooseneck trail to add in the Brown’s Ranch area. Saturday

12.05.15 7:30am

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

12. 5-6.15

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

15.5 mile laps.

12.12.15

7:23AM

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Pemberton Trail http://www.dcbadventures.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19 Gilbert http://azcross.com

 

 

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

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

 

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

 

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

Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike

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

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

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

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

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

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

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

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

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

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

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

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

Broadway Bicycles

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

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

Recumbent

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

 

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

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

Community Bike Ride List for January 9-16

Did you miss registering for 24 hours I the Old Pueblo?  The CONSIDER YOURSELF CHALLENGED! AN INSPIRATIONAL COMMUNITY EVENT FOR CAF has a solo or tandem entry up for grabs.  Check out more details below in the events section.  Do you have an event you would like to share?  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, 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 Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

6:30PM

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

7:30AM

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

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

River/Campbell

Thurs

8:00AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

7:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

7:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise

Sat

8:00AM

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

John McCarrell

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

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

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

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

520-

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

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

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

7431 Houghton

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

520-574-2453

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Beyond Tucson

Kidical Mass

SW corner of Armory park Saturday

1.10.15

Noon

This is a family friendly ride. All bikes and riders are welcome. http://www.beyond-tucson.org/event/kidical-mass-family-friendly-bike-ride/

 

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists U of A.   Park in the lot on North Palm Rd Saturday

1.10.15

10:30AM

20.3 https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts
Sabino Cycles Shop Ride Sabino Cycles

eastside route

 

Saturday

1.10.15

8:00AM

35-40 No Drop. Steve Wetmore mswetmore@me.com
THIS COMMUNITY RIDE LIST IS PROVIDED BY THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM WITH LONG REALTY.  THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING?  EMAIL Damion@DamionAlexander.com

or call 520-977-5664

Cactus Cycling

Lunch Ride to the Mercado San Agustin

Campbell and River, near the bike path at St. Phillips Plaza Saturday

1.10.15

10AM

25-30

miles

14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1833472

Rosemarie Hanelin/Eddy Hodak

520-661-5556

Cactus Cycling

Lunch ride to Time Market on University

Campbell and River, near the bike path at St. Phillips Plaza Saturday

1.10.15

10AM

33 miles 16-18 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1834534
Zona Cycling  DOWN TO THE BRIDGE AND BACK Starbucks

El Con Mall

Saturday

1.10.15

8:30AM

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

Cactus Cycling

North West Sunday Circle Cycle

Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle (at 1st, east side of Oracle) Sunday

1.11.15

9AM

42.63 18mph plus http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1830647

Sunday Ride slow Tucson “The Loop” ride

East End of the Rillito Bike Path

3575 N Craycroft

Sunday

1.11.15

9:00AM

58 Miles 12-14 mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219648764/
Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Monday

1.12.15

9:30AM

60 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219514678/
VELO\VETS VA Blind Rehab on VA Campus Tuesday

1.13.15

5PM

5-25 Miles http://www.azvelovets.org or http://www.facebook.com/velovetGiuliana Donnelly 520-465-5186
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde

Wednesday1.14.14

9:30 AM

14-16 MPH 47 mile http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219514711/
GABA Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park 7290 E. Tanque Verde Friday

1.16.14

9:30 AM

45 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219514929/

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

 

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Beyond Tucson- Arizona Trail Ride Gabe Z. Trailhead Saturday

1.10.15

10AM

9:30-12:00 Out and Back http://www.beyond-tucson.org/event/arizona-trail-hike-ride/  Matt Nelson 404-7992
Beyond Tucson

Kidical Mass

SW corner of Armory park Saturday

1.10.15

Noon

This is a family friendly ride. All bikes and riders are welcome. http://www.beyond-tucson.org/event/kidical-mass-family-friendly-bike-ride/
Fat Tire Finesse: Upper 50 Year Golder Ranch TH Saturday 1.3.15 9AM https://www.facebook.com/events/870493482990348/
8ish day of Christmas at Upper 50 4798 E Golder Ranch Drive Saturday 1.3.15 9AM This isn’t an easy trail – if you’re a solid intermediate+ rider, this should be a good one for ya http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219504800/
THIS COMMUNITY RIDE LIST IS PROVIDED BY THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM WITH LONG REALTY.  THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? 

EMAIL Damion@DamionAlexander.com or call 520-977-5664

Azt Jamboree

AZT Pistol Hill rRd Parking Area

8287 S Pistol Hill Rd

 

Saturday 1.3.15

11-3PM

Possible post ride keg.  Ride Bike Bring beer. This is both a Broadway Bikes and Tucson MTB Addicts ride https://www.facebook.com/events/863885010311402/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA

AzTrail Jamboree

Pistol Hill Parking Lot 8287 Pistol Hill

Saturday

1.10.15

7am

8am shuttle – 35 mile distance (6-8 hours, start: Box Canyon Road)

10am shuttle – 25 mile distance (4-6 hours, start: Lakes Road)

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218806649/
OMR Sunday Ride Gabe Z trailhead Sunday 1.11.15 13 miles Out and back https://www.facebook.com/events/427905217362358/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming   

Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

SAMBA West Desert Preserve – Beginner Friendly Ride 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, AZ Sunday

1.11.15

9-12AM

10-13 mile loop.  No drop.  Family ride.   For permits they are free.  This is on private land, so you do need a permit to ride here. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219582884/ Sign up at http://www.wdtrails.com/
Giant/ LIV Demo Day

 

Fantasy Island North side

 

 

Sunday

1.11.15

10AM-3PM

Try out the all new Reign Adv 27.5-1, Trance Adv 27.5-1, Anthem Adv 27.5-1, Anthem Adv SX 27.5, Defy Adv Pro 0, TCR Adv Pro 1, Propel Adv 1, Avail Adv Pro, Avail Adv 1,Obsess Adv , Lust Adv 27.5, Intrigue 1, Brava SLR corss bike https://www.facebook.com/events/624445987677876/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
MTB Addicts – Zimmerman to Lakes Rd and Back Gabe Zimmmerman Trailhead Sunday

1/11/15

12-4PM

Meet at GaBe Z trail-head and head to the  Gate for some cold beverages. After that, we’ll head back and have some more cold beverages. https://www.facebook.com/events/645136672264953/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Old Pueblo MTB: 50  years to the Chutes In n Out Oro Valley Sunday

1.11.15

3-5:30

20 miles

2:38 ride time.  Approximatey.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562349350671859/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340

SAMBA Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Fantasy Irvington side Monday

1.12.15

6:30PM

All skills welcome 2 hour ride http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219484455/
Tuesday night lights!

 

Fantasy Island

North side

Tuesday

1.13.15

7:00PM

 

Good times at the picnic bench at F.I. 7pm – planning on Cactus and Fire/Rez https://www.facebook.com/events/514088935400214/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
SAMBA Wednesday Night Ride at Starr Pass Gesner Trailhead 1298 Clearwater Rd Wed

1.7.15

6:15PM

Pizza and beer at Bianchi’s after the ride, bring some cash! 😉 http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/219702931/
TORCA

January Workday

Fantasy Island 1.17.15 Meet at Irvington TH and bring your tool. https://www.facebook.com/events/1564077013826586/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
2nd Saturday Bike in Movie

Documentary “Fresh

Jacome Plaza

101 N. Stone

Saturday

1.10.15

5:30PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1520958674825584/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
GABA Beyond Event (Bike Repair and Information Table) Armory Park

 

221 S. 6th Ave

1.10.15 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/219283203/
Bike Fit, Form, and Function Clinic.  Refreshments and fun swag provided! 7090 N Oracle Rd Suite 198, Tucson, AZ Tuesday

1.13.15

6:30-8:30PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/415214885292711/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Bike Advisory Committee Meeting Himmel Park Library Jan 14, 2015

6:00 PM

The Cycle:From The Mental To The Physical. Cyclefit Solutions

7000 E. Tanque Verde

Thursday

1.15.15

6:30 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557341904478349/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
Cactus Cycling Annual Meeting Pima County Medical Society Building 1.30.15

6PM

http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1815395
DO YOU WANT TO RIDE IN THE 24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO, BUT MISSED OUT ON REGERSTATION? The Event for CAF has an auction item for you.
Consider Yourself Challenged!~ An Inspirational community Event for CAF Tucson Jewish Community Center,

3800 E River Rd

2.8.15

5:30-7:30

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

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

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

1.10.15

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

 

1.17.15 McDowell MTN. Regional Park

16300 McDowell

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

Pro through Cat 5 and Juniors, mens/womens

1.18.15 11350 Civic Center Drive

Avondale, AZ

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

2.1.15

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

2.14.15

2.15.15

Phoenix http://www.wmrc.org/

Brian Lemke
vosinfo@wmrc.org

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

2.14.15

2.15.15

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

 

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

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

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

 

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

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

Waddell, AZ

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

3.14.15

3.15.15

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

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

 

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

16300 McDowell

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

556 Auger Ave.

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

 

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

Weekly Community Bike Ride List 11.15.14 – 11.21.14

There is a big change to the list this week. The Mountain Bike and Road Rides have been separated into different sections.

This Sunday there are 13 rides. One for everyone. The biggest challenge is deciding what bike and where to ride.

I’ll be at the El Grupo Fall Fondo. They still have room for a few more. I’m told that the swag bag is real nice. Add in a meal with Local beer from Iron Johns  and it’s going to make for a great day.

At the same time for the downhill Mountain Bikers TORCA has a poker ride on Mt. Lemmon and the prizes include a trip to Whistler. You ride, you get cards, best hand wins.

At the same time the Sandbox Showdown will be riding through the washes of Tucson on Fatbikes. This ride brings out the most colorful characters in the bike world.

At the same time Old Pueblo MTB will be at Sweetwater Preserve to congratulate the OV MTB athletes on an incredible year at the High School Mountain Bike season.

At the same time GABA has 5 rides. At the same time…

 

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 www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

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

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Tuesday Shootout University/Euclid Tuesday

7:00AM

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 Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

1.5 hours

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

7:00AM

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

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks

River/Campbell

Thurs

7:30AM

46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

7:00AM

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

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:30AM

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

5:30AM

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

7:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

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

 

Saturday 7:00AM 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

7:00AM

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

Victoria Hunt

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

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

 

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

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

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

6:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- New category below just for Mountain Bikes

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

Nov 15

7AM

30ish No Drop Coffee after Steve Wetmore
Recumbent Ride Canoa Ranch Rec Center, 5750 S Turquoise Mountain Drive Sat

Nov 15

7:00AM

30 https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts
FREE BIKE BELLS on the loop The Loop Bike Shop, north of Camino del Cerro Sat

Nov 15 7:30am – 10:30am

As far & as long as you want Your pace http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=174451
Cactus Cycling Breakfast Ride Viv’s Cafe, Parking lot NW corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Sat

Nov 15

8:00AM

28

and

35

2 paces

12-14

14-16

http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1796642
Broadway Bikes Shop Ride Broadway Bikes Sat Nov 15

8:00AM

43 Scott

scott@broadwaybicycles.com

Tweedvember Bike Ride to   VelociPrints Art Show Old Main

1200 E University Blvd

Sat

Nov 15

5:00

A few miles Mellow cruise slow https://www.facebook.com/events/1484194348535447/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.

40 or 80 mile option rides through the heart of the Old Pueblo.

November 16, 2014 8am (ish) -3pm (ish)

Goodie Bags                                                                 BEER                                                                    FOOD

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa   610 North 9th Ave

www.elgrupocycling.org Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org   Call us at (520) 304-9682

Zona Cycling Starbucks at El Con Sun

Nov 16

7am

80 https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZonaCycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Look! Save A Life P/B GABA El Tour Training EastSide Morris K. Udall Park Sun

Nov 16

7am

70 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217449502/
Look! Save A Life P/B GABA El Tour Training Ride WestSide Bashas’

3275 North Swan Road

Sun

Nov 16

7am

60 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/200950132/
7:00 AM El Tour Training Ride ES Short Maloney’s On 4th

213 N. 4th Ave

Sun

Nov 16

7:00am

52 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217236972/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Ride West Side Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd

Sun

Nov 16

7AM

73 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218608382/
Ride for a cure

 

Casa Drawbaugh, 10430 E. Passkey Drive Sun

Nov 16

730AM

50 Competitive & Non-Competitive (No-Drop) Dean dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
GABA West Side Easy Pease Social Ride with Brunch Bank of the West

3775Orange Grove

Sun

Nov 16

8:30am

34 12-14 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218627841/
Cactus Cycling Fun, Flat Brunch Ride Bisbee Breakfast Club – 4131 W Ina Rd, Sun Nov 16

9:30 AM

20-25 13-15 http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php
GABA Pistol Hill – Julian Bike Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Mon Nov 17 7:30am 55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217966972/
GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Wed Nov 19 7:30AM 47 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217967332/
Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Wed Nov 19 8:00AM 25-35 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1788709

 

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

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

 

What Location Date

Time

Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
SAMBA Elephant Head Whipple Visitor Cen

Mt.Hopkins

Sat Nov 15

830 am

18 miles http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218657783/
Bug spring-Milagrosa Shuttle Le Buzz Sun Nov 16 3-4 hours Casual http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218672054/
TORCA 2nd Annual Poker Ride and Demo day Gordon Hirabayashi Campground Sun Nov 16

8:00AM

2-2.5 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/267965483411579/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Old Pueblo MTB: Sweetwater Preserve to congratulate the OV MTB athletes Sweetwater Trailhead

2:45PM

Sun

Nov 16

https://www.facebook.com/events/486317704843010/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman AZT Gabe Z. Trailhead

Marsh Station Rd

Mon Nov 17 630pm 2-2.5 h0urs                      http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/217400542/
Wednesday Night Ride at Starr Pass Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead Wed Nov 19

6:15

2 hours-Pizza and beer at Bianci’s afterwards http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/214974572/
MTB Addicts – Urban Assault Loop Brandi Fenton Park

3482 E River

Wed Nov 19

8:00 Am

13 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1499744973644126/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown Skybar Saturday

Nov. 15

7-9 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/379070638909620/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15

3-10

https://www.facebook.com/events/259926670798347/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Community Meeting on Redington Pass Collaborative Area Management Plan Emily Grey Junior High Auditorium

2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Monday, November 17, 2014

7:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/217516752/
Mr heads bike swap!!  

Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar

513 N 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705

Monday

Nov 17 8PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/848000838556668/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol Wednesday

November 19

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

19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014

 

The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Friday

December 5

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

Dec 10th

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Colossal Vail 50/50 event This is a Running event, but they need some BIKE Patrol Volunteers. November 15

 

50K or 50 mile run (but whose running, this is Bike Partol) http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/ Chris Carls <ccarls@cirrusvisual.com>
TORCA Poker Ride Gordon Hirabayashi Campground November 16 Bugs to Molina https://www.facebook.com/events/267965483411579/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
El Grupo’s Inaugural

Fall Fondo

40 or 80 mile option rides through the heart of the Old Pueblo. November 16, 2014

8 (ish) -3 (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Ave

www.elgrupocycling.org

Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
Sandbox Showdown It’s not the miles that matter, it’s the mind November 16 In the sand and in a few drinking holes Sign up on the 15th at the Skybar from 7-9.
  • AZ Endurance Series Grassroots endurance race at Kentucky Camp. 
While this is an individual endurance race / ride, we can start out as groups for the 29 and 46 mile events. November 19, 2011 • 7:30 AM This is an unsupported ride and riders should be prepared for physical and mechanical challenges. Be ready for up to 5-8 hours of riding! Carlos will lead the 46 mile and Jim the 29er

 

http://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/kc/

El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco

mdemicco@cox.net

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

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

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

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano

jiuliano88@gmail.com

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

Dec 20

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

Dec 21

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

2015

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

 

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

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd

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

 

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

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15

2015

McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

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

 

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

 

This list is provided as a courtesy. It is all public information that is put here to make life easier for those looking for a bike ride. Biking can be dangerous. People crash, they break bones, get bloody, have road rash, destroy bikes and even worse. The Damion Alexander Team is not responsible for any of these rides or anything that happens on these rides. By going on a bike ride you are choosing to make a choice in your life, one that will most likely lead to a healthy and happy life. However, if the unfortunate does happen, it was your choice to go and not Damion Alexander, The Damion Alexander Team or anyone else that made you do it.

Meeting At UAMC Hospital room with Deputy Art Gutierrez

Lorena Evan, Brendan Lyons, Rep. Ethan Orr and Senator Steve Farley meeting with Deputy Gutierrez to discuss bike safety laws.

Lorena Evans, Brendan Lyons, Rep. Ethan Orr and Senator Steve Farley meeting with Deputy Gutierrez to discuss bike safety laws.

50 weeks ago I went to UAMC- Diamonds Children center to see Brendan Lyons after he was in a collision on his bike while riding his bike on East Sunrise.   A few days later I orchestrated the media and a meeting in Brendan’s hospital room  with Senator Steve Farley and Representative Ethan Orr to discuss laws for cyclist safety.  As a result, we introduced 4 bills in the state legislature last year.  Unfortunately, not even one made it out of committee. Brendan and I have spent hundreds of hours in the past year trying to find ways to make cycling safer. Yesterday, El Tour de Tucson announced that Brendan and his girlfriend, Lorena Evans, who was also in the collision, are the honoree for the 2014 El Tour De Tucson.  Wednesday night, at 9:30 Brendan called me and told me that he had met with Office Art Gutierrez, who was struck from behind this week and at UAMC.  After burning the midnight oil, Thursday morning, life came full circle and I found myself at UAMC with the media, Rep Orr, Senator Farley, Brendan and Lorena.  This time in the hospital room we also had Pima County Sherriff Deputy Art Gutierrez,  his daughter, Cynthia,  girlfriend, Delia, as well as some of the Sherriff Department brass.

Brendan asked the Deputy if he would like his story shared.  Like so many people who serve our country, Art was willing to put his personal suffering aside if it might help save someone else.

His daughter Cynthia and son Alex are also cyclist.  They recently rode in El Tour De Mesa as a family and finished in about 3 and a half hours.  Cynthia was the first member of the family to get into cycling  7 years ago.  Art got on the bike because of her 5 years ago.  She recalled with a smile that in the first El Tour she rode with her Dad that it took them 8 hours.  In 2013 they had shaved over an hour and a half off that time.  Alex got on the bike last year and this year they were expecting to be even faster.  Delia also caught the bike fever and recently bought a bicycle.

The details of the accident are only too familiar.  A driver came up behind the Deputy and struck his Bike from Behind.  Statistically, this type of collision is the most common to result in a death.  All things considered, it looks as if Deputy Gutierrez  got off with only “minor” injuries ( If spending  days in the hospital and not knowing when you will be released are minor) He has no recollection of the actual collision and woke up in the hospital.

The following is from the interviews Deputy Gutierrez:

Deputy Gutierrez, much like Brendan after his accident talked a lot about how safety is every ones responsibility.  Both  the cyclist and the motorist.

He said it was “surprising” waking up at UAMC, he had no clue what had happened.

He is “hurting, sore, his body hurts, feeling down,  but feels fortunate that he is here.  Fortunate to be alive.  To know he will recover.  Thankful for his family and his co-workers. “

He has no broken bones, but possibly had a small stroke that has led to a lack of feeling on the right side of his body.  He has road rash all over his body.

When asked if he was going to get back on his bike he replied “as soon as I can,  It is something I really enjoy, I want to go back”.

Asked about the accident and who was at fault and how the Sherriff Department would investigate he said that the Dept.  will do a full investigation but that he has no recollection of what happened. A full investigation will be conducted to determine who was at fault.  He stated again that sometimes it is the cyclist, but that the investigation will determine the fault.

The driver did stick around after the collision.

The collision was on Tanque Verde between Houghton and Tanque Verde Loop.  He was on his way to ride up Mt. Lemmon to mile 4 or 5.  He had only gone about 3 miles on his ride.

When asked about stricter laws for motorist he said “there is a lot of impatience with todays drivers and not just with cyclist but with pedestrians … and with social media, people distracted constantly talking on the phone, texting, doing whatever they do… I see it every day as a patrol officer, I see it every day, but I also see the bikes making the same mistakes being dangerous and the pedestrians J walking and can’t wait,… we need to be more patient.  What the drivers need to understand is they are in a 4000 pound piece of moving machinery, if you hit a person they lose.”

He would like to see something done for the texting and the cell phone use for drivers.  Personally he finds it annoying and sees it all the time.  “Driving is a privilege, not a right.”

One thing that was very clear during the interview was how level headed and patient he is.  He understands that the solution is patients and understanding with efforts from everyone who uses the roads.  Perhaps if everyone can have a mindset like that, we could truly create an environment that is safer for everyone.  I’m so thankful that Deputy Art Gutierrez will make a full recovery and hope his spirit and ideas will spread throughout the Pima County Sherriff Dept.

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

This is a more of a mini novel than a blog.  It contains the interview with Brendan Lyons and Lorena Evans about a collision with a car on October 4, 2013 . Also, interviews with Senator Farley and Representative Orr about what bike laws we might be able to create in the next legislative session..  My break down on why this all came together.  Having been there for the entire time and seeing the final news reports, it is incredible how 45 minutes is condensed into a 2 minute segment.  I tried to omit nothing to give a more in depth perspective (perhaps too much).

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My good friend Brendan Lyons was hit by a car while riding his bike last week with his girlfriend Lorena Evans.  Lorena got off easy with a broken wrist (at least that’s all that I know she hurt).  Brendan on the other hand ended up In the Hospital and is still there.

Brendan is a fire fighter with rural metro and the founder of Look!Save a life/ Arizona  This is what Brendon says s the purpose of Look!  “Look! Save a Life / Arizona is a campaign to promote cycling safety and awareness. Many cyclists are unaware of, or choose not to ride according to the laws which govern the use of public roads. Most drivers only expect to see other cars on the road, or even deny the right of cyclists to be on the road at all. (Or worse yet, feel cyclists should not be on the roads at all.) That creates a disconnection between what drivers expect and what cyclists do on the road. These problems culminate in at best, apathy towards cyclists, and at worst, deliberate, hostile, unsafe, and possibly fatal confrontations between drivers and cyclists. My hope is to “Realize that we can not change personalities, but to help in better changing the “attitudes” drivers and cyclists have for one another.”

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I went to visit Brendan at UAMC Diamond’s Children in his hospital room.  For some time I have helped him manage the facebook page for Look! Save a Life. I have known many cyclist who have spent time in ER and the hospital, but this is the first time I went down to see if I could help (I’ve never been a huge fan of hospitals, I was told as a kid the best way to stay healthy was to avoid hospitals and I have been living that lifestyle).

Even with the pain meds, I could see the grimace on his face every few sentences, but his mind was clear and we had a very long conversation.   We talked about what he remembered from the crash, nothing.   My favorite topic after a bike crash.  How was his bike?  Shattered in 13 plus pieces.  Where it happened?  Sunrise heading East before Kolb.  One point was very clear.  He wanted to find a way to make this into a positive experience.  The question he wanted to know was how could he help save even one life  or prevent one collision as a result of his current situation.  The conversation went to how Look! Save a Life could get recognition and use his misfortune for the benefit of the community.  We went over the downside to being public, but he was set on doing anything that could to save someone from the anguish he was going through.

Together we discussed what he wanted to see.  Laws that really protect cyclist!  A state wide no texting while driving law!  A hands free law!!!!!  Expanding the 3 foot to a 5 foot wide passing law and more teeth and penalties for cars who hit a cyclist.

After we had the idea the rest fell on me.   Fortunately, I have great political connections on both sides of the isle in the state legislator and know the Representatives and Senators who believe in protecting the safety of cyclist. ( If anyone has 1ooK and want’s to support me for a year I’ll become a full time bike lobbyist for the state of Arizona) Both Senator Steve Farley and Representative Ethan Orr were willing to shuffle their schedules to meet with Brendan to talk about the laws we discussed.

With the assistance of Katie Riley from UAMC and Grant Cesarck from Rural metro we were able to coordinate the logistics of bringing news crews in the hospital and to get a press release out.  THANK YOU Katie and Grant!

Everything went very well and KVOA and KGUN both sent crews out.  KOLD was not able to make it, but we might do another interview in a few days.  AZ Daily Star sent a reporter as well.  Senator Farley, Representative Orr, Karen Mlawsky, CEO of UAMC, Andy Theodorou, MD, Chief Medical Officer of UAMC all attended the meeting.

Senator Farley, Representative Orr, Lorena Evans, Brendan Lyons,  Karen Mlawsky, Andy Theodorou, MD.

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Senator Farley, Representative Orr, Lorena Evans, Brendan Lyons, Karen Mlawsky, Andy Theodorou, MD.