Monthly Archives: January 2022

Bike Ride List January 14, 2022

It’s Mountain Bike season in the Old Pueblo as many people are gearing up for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Need wood for your camp site? I had to take down a eucalyptus tree last year and have seasoned wood.  If you need some, feel free to drop me a line.

I said this in the last ride list, but feel compelled to restate it. I’m reticent about putting out the ride list with COVID on the rise, but feel it’s your choice if you want to be in a group. I do hope that those who are feeling any symptoms avoid groups and if the ride heads inside for beverages you respect social distancing and local laws on masks.

In creating this list I’m amazed how many rides are still not happening. Others are back, but have asked not to publicly share at this time. I’m sure I’m missing some rides and events, so please text me at 520-977-5664 or email Damion@DamionAlexander.com if you know of something that should be on this list. I’m sure with each week the list will be enhanced.

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

WhatWhereWhenDistance/TimeSpeedContact
CHECK OUT THESE CALANDERS FOR MORE UP TO DATE RIDES. https://cactuscycling.org/schedule.php https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events  
Ben’s Bikes MTB Night RideAlternates between Ben’s Bike the Vail TrailsMonday 6:30PM2 hours no drop 12-15 mileswww.bensbikestucson.com 520-574-2453
Hills, Hills HillsBashas Kolb/SunriseTuesday 6:00AM20 miles About an hour12-14 HILLSDamion Alexander 520-977-5664 text or call
Tuesday Fair Wheel RideUniversity/EuclidTuesday 7:30AM2.5 hours 40 milesFastwww.Fairwheelbike.com 
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old MainTuesday 8:30PM12-18 milesSlowhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
Mt. LemmonUniversity/EuclidWed 6:00AM55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking LotWed 5:30AMUdall-Mile post 3 on LemmonCasual No Drophttps://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride.Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento,Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30A few milesNo Drophttps://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday ShredzdaySierra Vista Cherokee Parking LotWed 7:00PM10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685 https://sunnspokes.com/ Awesome Site for local routes!
Bike PoloU of A Mall closer to CampbellWed 8:00PM  https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle ThursdayUniversity and EuclidThurs 7:30AM Fastwww.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hillsBashas Kolb/SunriseThurs 6:00AM20 miles12-14(but Hills)Damion Alexander 520-977-5664
Thursdays are for wheel PeopleAJ’s Sunrise/CampbellThursday 7:00AM45 miles18 plustimcarolan@mac.com 520-548-3624
The JKG Flagship rideLe Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd Thurs 5:30AMLe Buzz to Molina BasinHammer festJKG Strava on Facebook
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the StretchiesLe Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd Starting dec 3rd 10am75-90 minutesRecovery ridehttps://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina  Saturday 7:00AM  53 (shorter option of 38 as well) miles17-20 MPHFree Breakfast after ride Steve 520-219-4311
The Old Man ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 7:15 AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100)Fast 20 MPH+www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 7:30AM60 Miles(can be extended to 100)Fasterwww.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride8225 N. Courtney Page WaySaturday 7:00AM4 routes 25-30 MilesNo Drophmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling First of the Month Mt Lemmon RideLe Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd 1st Saturday 7:30AMAs far as you can getUntil you turn aroundhttps://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Zona Cycling  El Con by the Starbucks .2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th, Saturday 7:30AM65 miles16-18https://www.facebook.com/Zona-Cycling-186457201423794/
Broadway Bicycles Shop RideVarious Routes Call ScottOn Hiatus  Scott 520-296-7819
Sabino Cycle Shop RideVaries- email Steve  to be on the listSaturday 7:30AM No Dropsteve@sabinocycles.com  
Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek .Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. LowellOn Hiatus Sunday90-120 MinutesNo Drop 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

WhatLocationDate/TimeDistanceSpeedContact- More Info
More Road rides next week. If you have a ride, text me at 520-977-5664 or email damion@damionalexander.com 
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides. Cactus Cycling   http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php   Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/  

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

WhatLocationDate-TimeTime  – Distance- SpeedContact- More Info
– “Midday Mayhem Eastside” @ Vail Vortex | Pistol Hill | Hope Camp #OldPuebloMTB  Garigans Gulch X Camino Loma AltaSaturday AT 10 AM – 12:30 PM SAT 1/152.5 hourshttps://www.facebook.com/events/348480490613580
“Midday Mayhem” #OldPuebloMTB  Mckenzie Ranch Trails  SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM SUN 1/16 –Green / Blue – Pretty Easy Technically speaking – Mild to Mid grade grinding climbs with super fun fast flowy downhill) 1.5-2 hourshttps://www.facebook.com/events/996019047994153
– “Dirt Divas” @ Ironwood Loop in Tucson Mtn Park A Women Specific #OldPuebloMTB  Ironwood Picnic AreaMONDAY AT 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM MON 1/1760-90 minutes A “Dirt Divas” ride – A women specific MTB Ride ! Trail selection good for a variety of levels, a great place to connect with like minded MTB Women in Tucsonhttps://www.facebook.com/events/617793349474070
Unofficial #24HOP Pre-Ride w/ Bicycle Ranch  Willow Springs)Sunday January 23 AND Feb 3rd, 2022  9 AM – 12 PMRide at you pace. The loop is about 16 miles with options to cut back in the middle or throw down 3 or 4 laps   https://www.facebook.com/events/464191938645540
SDMB 24hop Pre-ride weekend  Willow SpringsJAN 29 AT 8 AM – JAN 30 AT 11 AMSaturday we will have a course maintenance day from 9am-12pm. Then have a fundraiser spaghetti dinner 5pm for SDMB.https://www.facebook.com/events/449504223239136
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at. SAMBA http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/ SDMB http://www.sdmb.org/events/ TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WhatLocationDateContact- More Info
January Bike Path Clean UpBrandi Fenton Park((520-440-0822)Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:30AMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/455055922746090
TORCA January Productive Hike Fantasy Island  Fantasy Island Trails Park  Sunday, January 16, 2022  8:30 AM  https://www.facebook.com/events/464094015142465
Joe Cruz is Bikepacking through Geography, Culture, and History    Campfire Cycling, 15 E. Toole, Tucson, AZ 85701TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022 AT 7 PM – 9 PM  https://www.facebook.com/events/445318083622951   Please NOTE: $10
GABA Volunteer OpportunitiesYear Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-àhttp://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

WhatLocationDateContact- More Info
Race Against TimeSan Manuel, AZJanuary 22,2022https://www.azcycling.org/event/race-against-time-2/
Hedgehog Hustle XCGoodyear, AZJanuary 22-23, 2022https://mbaa.net/racing/estrella-hedgehog-hustle/
White Tank Whirlwind XCPhoenix, AZFebruary 5-6,2022https://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Flap Jack Flats TTEloy, AZFebruary 6, 2022https://www.summitvelo.org/
BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course  Tucson, AZFebruaryhttps://betterride.net/feb-11-13-tucson-az-mtb-skills-course-2022/
Santa Catalina OmniumTucson and Oracle AZFebruary 12-13http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
24 Hours in the Old PuebloWillow Springs, AZFebruary 18-20, 2018https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Tonto Mountain RidesUsery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ
February 19,2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/tonto/
Spokes and AlewadellFebruary 26, 2022https://www.spokesandale.com/
Rotary Tour de Cookie Bike RideThe Loop/TucsonMarch 5thhttps://www.facebook.com/events/780275809595434  
Tour De CureGlendale, AZMarch 05, 2022https://donations.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=13415&pg=entry  Vickie McWatters vmcwatters@diabetes.org
(602) 413-3427
Ken Forbes Memorial State Chapmionship CriteriumTucson, AZMarch 12, 2022https://www.azcycling.org/event/musselman-crit-state-champs/
BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course  Sedona, AZMarch 11-13, 2022https://betterride.net/march-11-13-2022-sedona-az-mtb-skills-course/
Cactus CupFountain HillsMarch 11-13, 2022https://thecactuscup.com/
43rd Annual Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride   

Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, ArizonaMarch 19 and 20, Saturday and Sunday, 2022www.BikeGaba.org
Tour De ZonaSierra Vista, Bisbee, TombstoneMarch 25-27https://eltourdezona.org/
Havasu Havoc XCLake Havasu CityMarch 26,2022https://mbaa.net/racing/havasu-havoc/
The Arizona Trail Race – 300 and 750 MileArizona Trail, from Mexico to Superior or Mexico to UtahTBDhttp://topofusion.com/azt/race.php
Tommy Knocker 10                          Silver City, NM Ft. BayardApril 2, 2022               https://ziarides.com/event/tommyknocker-10/
El Tour De MesaMesa, AZApril 2, 2022https://eltourdemesa.org
The Javelina ChaseDuncan, AZTentative- Aprilhttp://www.javelinachase.com/
Prescott PunisherPrescott, AZApril 9, 2022https://www.facebook.com/events/pioneer-park-in-prescott-az/prescott-punisher/661344360988601/
Sierra Vista OmniumSierra Vista, AZApril 9-10, 2022https://www.azcycling.org/event/sierra-vista/
El Grupo Scavenger HuntEl Grupo ClubhouseTBD April, 2022https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Sinister RidesSan Tan Queen Creek, AZApril 15, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/sinister/
Highly Falkner S. Mountain TTSouth Mountain, Phoenix, AZApril 23,2022https://www.azcycling.org/event/somo-time-trial/
Prescott Punisher XCPrescott, AZApril 29, 2022https://mbaa.net/racing/prescott-punisher/
Ride Across ArizonaCalifornia to New Mexico 615 milesMay 2, 2022http://azgravelrides.com/ride-across-arizona/
The Whiskey Off RoadPrescott, AZApril 29-May 1, 2018https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Frenzy XCFt Valley Flagstaff, AZMay 7, 2022https://mbaa.net/racing/   
3 Bears TTPicacho, AZ  May 15, 2022https://www.summitvelo.org/

 
Royal Gorge Six and TwelveCanon CityMay 14,2022https://ziarides.com/event/royal-gorge-six-and-twelve/
Ride of SilenceTucson, AZMay 18, 2022http://www.rideofsilence.org/
Adrenaline Night RidesMcDowell Mountain Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
May 20, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/adrenaline/
Arizona State MTB ChampionshipsPrescott AZMay 21-22, 2022 
Grand Junction Off-RoadGrand Junction, COMay 20-22, 2022https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/ 
The Carson City Off RoadCarson City, NVJune 24-26, 2022https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
24 Hours in The Enchanted ForestGallup, NMJune 11-12, 2022http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
Hypnosis Night RidesEstrella Mountain Regional Park Goodyear, AZJune 17, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/hypnosis/
Stunner Night RidesUsery Mountain Regional Park Mesa, AZJuly 22, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/stunner/
Big Woody RidesFort Tuthill County Park
Flagstaff, AZ
August 13,2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/big-woody/
Vertigo Night RideWhite Tank Mountain Regional Park
Waddell, AZ
August 19,2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/vertigo/
Willcox FlyerWillcox, AZSeptember TBDhttps://www.facebook.com/WillcoxFlyer/
State ITT and Tandem ChampionshipsPicacho, AZSeptember 18,2022https://www.summitvelo.org/
Jangover Night RidesMcDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
September 23, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/jangover/
Mt. Graham Hill ClimbSafford, AZSeptember TBDhttps://www.facebook.com/Mt-Graham-Hill-Climb-492318661127635/
The Oz Trail OffroadBettonville AKOctober 7-9, 2022https://epicrides.com/events/oz-trails-off-/event-guide/
Tour of The White MountainsPinetop-Lakeside AZOctober 1,2022https://epicrides.com/events/tour/event-guide/
Sky Island TourSierra Vista, AZOctober 1, 2022https://skyislandtour.com/
El Grupo Fall FondoTucson AZOctober 16,2022https://www.elgrupocycling.org/
Nogales Bicycle ClassicNogales, AZOctober 2022 TBDhttp://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel GrinderOracle, AZOctober 2022https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Spirit World 100Patagonia, AZTBD November 2022https://www.thespiritworld100.com/
Saguaro Soiree – A Women’s MTB WeekendUsery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ
November 19-20, 2022https://www.aravaiparides.com/saguaro-soiree//
BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course  Scottsdale, AZDecember  9-11, 2022https://betterride.net/december-9-11-2022-scottsdale-az-mtb-skills-course/
Man vs Machine                                               Williams, AZTBD – Traditionally late Septemberhttp://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
El Tour de Tucson                                    Tucson, AZNovember ,2022https://eltourdetucson.org/
AZ Endurance Series PleasantvilleAnthem, AZ               December 2022https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/pleasantville/
Dawn to Dusk Arizona                                McDowell Mountain Regional Park,December 2022https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/
GABA Toy RideTucson, AZDecember 2022www.BikeGaba.org 
2021 McKenzie Frenzy                     Vail, AZ  December 2022https://mckenziefrenzy3.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=14792
The Arizona Endurance Series rides have not set dates for 2022. I’ll add them as the promoters share them. The website is https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/ The weak need not apply.

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved and have questions on 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, El Tour De Tucson and all of it’s charity partners, Tour De Zona, Tour De Mesa, Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder….  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 can’t 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 should be required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in one ear or use a bone conducting system.  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.  Do this 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

Bike Ride List

I’m Having Technical Issues with GoDaddy and all posts since February of last year are gone. Hope this one stays up.

I’m looking at a new and more consistent calendar and Blog. Stay tuned. Hope it’s ready this month.

I’ll be updating the ride list this Thursday, January 14th, 2022

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
CHECK OUT THESE CALANDERS FOR MORE UP TO DATE RIDES.

https://cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

https://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events

 

Ben’s Bikes

MTB Night Ride

Alternates between Ben’s Bike the Vail Trails Monday

6:30PM

2 hours no drop 12-15 miles www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

 
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

6:00AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

520-977-5664 text or call

Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday

7:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

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

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/
 
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:00AM

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

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

No Drop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Transit to Dragoon, Third Wednesday Ride. Transit Cycles 100 S Avenida Del Convento, Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:30 A few miles No Drop https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitCycles/events/?ref=page_internal
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista Cherokee Parking Lot Wed

7:00PM

10 miles   Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685

https://sunnspokes.com/ Awesome Site for local routes!

Bike Polo U of A Mall closer to Campbell Wed

8:00PM

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

Thursday

University and Euclid Thurs

7:30AM

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

6:00AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

520-977-5664

Thursdays are for wheel People AJ’s

Sunrise/Campbell

Thursday

7:00AM

45 miles 18 plus timcarolan@mac.com

520-548-3624

The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
 
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

Starting dec 3rd 10am 75-90 minutes Recovery ride https://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
 
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM

 

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

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:15 AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 7:30AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 7:00AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling

First of the Month Mt Lemmon Ride

Le Buzz

9121 E Tanque Verde Rd

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

 

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

Saturday 7:30AM

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

Call Scott

On Hiatus     Scott 520-296-7819
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.
           
           
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 7:30AM   No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

 
Super Sunday Bike Ride at Trek

.

Trek Bikes at Campbell and Ft. Lowell On Hiatus

Sunday

90-120 Minutes No Drop  
 

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
GABA Toy Ride   December 10, 2021 7 miles Slow, it’s about the art 520-977-5664
More Road rides next week. If you have a ride, text me at 520-977-5664 or email damion@damionalexander.com  
Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides.

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

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

 

 

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

What Location Date-Time Time  – Distance- Speed Contact- More Info
The Endurance Project Backpack/Care package delivery

 

288 N Church Ave 9AM   https://www.facebook.com/events/4912149538830592/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Dirty Bunny:Ho-Ho-Hohokam

(must register)

McKenzie Ranch Sunday, 12/26

9AM

30 miles of flowy singletrack https://www.dirtybunny.org
TORCA Bug Spring-Milagrosa Shuttle Ride

 

Molino Basin @ 9AM Sunday, 12/26:

9AM

5 miles of downhill Bliss plus a little hike a bike  https://fb.me/e/25tmXMMFH
SAMBA AZT Ride

 

SR 83 & Sahuarita Rd. Monday 12/27: 9:00 AM An out and back on the Arizona Trail from Sahuarita Rd. south to the Cloud 9 gate.  https://www.meetup.com/Southern- Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/282272508/
Our MTB Rides Tuesday Night Lights

 

Camino Loma Alta TH Tuesday 12/28: 7:00 PM Camino Loma Alta to Pistol Hill and back on the Arizona Trail https://www.facebook.com/events/294374232574121/
Our MTB Rides Tuesday Night Lights Camino Loma Alta TH Tuesday 12/28

7:00 PM

Camino Loma Alta to Pistol Hill and back on the Arizona Trail www.facebook.com/events/294374232574121/
Old Pueblo MTB

 

Big Wash TH Wednesday, 12/29

2:30 PM

Honeybee trails with a Badlands option (bring lights!). https://www.facebook.com/events/294374232574121
Portal/Explorer Trail Build Day NW Corner of Kennedy Park @ 9:00 AM. Thursday, 12/30: : Build fresh trail at Tucson Mountain Park.

 

 

 
Guy Fawkes/ Cycling Anarchists “Champagne Ride”

 

Tortolita Preserve Loop

 

Friday, 12/31

5:00PM

   
MTB Addicts Hangover Ride Fantasy Island Valencia TH Saturday1/1 11:30AM A leisurely booze-fueled loop at Fantasy Island https://www.facebook.com/events/559650358462043/
SDMB:Poker Ride & Trail Run : NW corner of Kennedy Park (Ramada #40) Sunday, 1/2 9:00 AM Non-competitive poker ride/run in the Tucson Mountains.  https://www.facebook.com/events/428959222136299/
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at.

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

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

TORCA http://torca.org/calendar/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH SOMETHING BIKE RELATED AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

What Location Date Contact- More Info
The Endurance Project Backpack/Care package delivery

 

288 N Church Ave Christmas Morning 9AM https://www.facebook.com/events/4912149538830592/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

TORCA January Productive Hike Fantasy Island

 

Fantasy Island Trails Park

 

Sunday, January 16, 2022  8:30 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/464094015142465/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22discovery_top_tab%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
GABA Volunteer Opportunities Year Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à http://gaba.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=307669&sl=745000180

 

RACES AND RIDES IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME

What Location Date Contact- More Info
SDMB Poker Ride and Trail Run

 

Kennedy Park, NW of Ajo and La Cholla SUN, JAN 2, 2022 AT 9 AM

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/428959222136299?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D
Papago 6 Tempe, AZ January 2, 2022 https://www.facebook.com/PAPAGO6MTBRACE/
McDowell Meltdown XC Phoenix, AZ January 8-9, 2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/
Verrado Crit Verrado
Buckeye, Az
January 9, 2022 https://www.azcycling.org/event/verrado-crit/
Race Against Time San Manuel, AZ January 22,2022 https://www.azcycling.org/event/race-against-time-2/
Hedgehog Hustle XC Goodyear, AZ January 22-23, 2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/estrella-hedgehog-hustle/
White Tank Whirlwind XC Phoenix, AZ February 5-6,2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/
Flap Jack Flats TT Eloy, AZ February 6, 2022 https://www.summitvelo.org/

BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course

 

Tucson, AZ February https://betterride.net/feb-11-13-tucson-az-mtb-skills-course-2022/
Santa Catalina Omnium Tucson and Oracle AZ February 12-13 http://uacycling.com/ua-crit/
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Willow Springs, AZ February 18-20, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
Tonto Mountain Rides Usery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ
February 19,2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/tonto/
Spokes and Ale wadell February 26, 2022 https://www.spokesandale.com/
Tour De Cure Glendale, AZ March 05, 2022 https://donations.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=13415&pg=entry  Vickie McWatters vmcwatters@diabetes.org
(602) 413-3427

Ken Forbes Memorial State Chapmionship Criterium

Tucson, AZ March 12, 2022 https://www.azcycling.org/event/musselman-crit-state-champs/

BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course

 

Sedona, AZ March 11-13, 2022 https://betterride.net/march-11-13-2022-sedona-az-mtb-skills-course/
Cactus Cup Fountain Hills March 11-13, 2022 https://thecactuscup.com/
43rd Annual Sonoita-Bisbee Overnight Ride Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, Arizona March 19 and 20, Saturday and Sunday, 2022 www.BikeGaba.org
Tour De Zona Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone March 25-27 https://eltourdezona.org/
Havasu Havoc XC 7260 Sara Parkway
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
March 26,2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/havasu-havoc/
The Arizona Trail Race – 300 and 750 Mile Arizona Trail, from Mexico to Superior or Mexico to Utah TBD http://topofusion.com/azt/race.php
Tommy Knocker 10 Silver City, NM

Ft. Bayard

April 2, 2022 https://ziarides.com/event/tommyknocker-10/
El Tour De Mesa Mesa, AZ April 2, 2022 https://eltourdemesa.org
The Javelina Chase Duncan, AZ Tentative- April http://www.javelinachase.com/
Prescott Punisher Prescott, AZ April 9, 2022 https://www.facebook.com/events/pioneer-park-in-prescott-az/prescott-punisher/661344360988601/
Sierra Vista Omnium Sierra Vista, AZ April 9-10, 2022 https://www.azcycling.org/event/sierra-vista/
El Grupo Scavenger Hunt El Grupo Clubhouse TBD April, 2022 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/events/scavenger-hunt/
Sinister Rides San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Queen Creek, AZ

April 15, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/sinister/
Highly Falkner S. Mountain TT South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ April 23,2022 https://www.azcycling.org/event/somo-time-trial/
Prescott Punisher XC Prescott, AZ April 29, 2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/prescott-punisher/
Ride Across Arizona California to New Mexico 615 miles May 2, 2022 http://azgravelrides.com/ride-across-arizona/
The Whiskey Off Road Prescott, AZ April 29-May 1, 2018 https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/
Flagstaff Frenzy XC Fort Valley Trail Flagstaff, AZ May 7, 2022 https://mbaa.net/racing/
3 Bears TT Picacho, AZ

 

May 15, 2022 https://www.summitvelo.org/
 
Royal Gorge Six and Twelve

Canon City

May 14,2022 https://ziarides.com/event/royal-gorge-six-and-twelve/
Ride of Silence Tucson, AZ May 18, 2022 http://www.rideofsilence.org/
Adrenaline Night Rides McDowell Mountain Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
May 20, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/adrenaline/
Arizona State MTB Championships Prescott AZ May 21-22, 2022  
Grand Junction Off-Road Grand Junction, CO May 20-22, 2022 https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/
The Carson City Off Road Carson City, NV June 24-26, 2022 https://epicrides.com/events/carson-city-off-road/event-guide/
24 Hours in The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM June 11-12, 2022 http://ziarides.com/event-register/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/
Hypnosis Night Rides Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Goodyear, AZ

June 17, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/hypnosis/
Stunner Night Rides Usery Mountain Regional Park

Mesa, AZ

July 22, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/stunner/
Big Woody Rides Fort Tuthill County Park
Flagstaff, AZ
August 13,2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/big-woody/
Vertigo Night Ride White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Waddell, AZ
August 19,2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/vertigo/
Willcox Flyer Willcox, AZ September TBD https://www.facebook.com/WillcoxFlyer/
State ITT and Tandem Championships Picacho, AZ September 18,2022 https://www.summitvelo.org/
Jangover Night Rides McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
September 23, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/jangover/
Mt. Graham Hill Climb Safford, AZ September TBD https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Graham-Hill-Climb-492318661127635/
The Oz Trail Offroad Bettonville AK October 7-9, 2022 https://epicrides.com/events/oz-trails-off-/event-guide/
Tour of The White Mountains Pinetop-Lakeside AZ October 1,2022 https://epicrides.com/events/tour/event-guide/
Sky Island Tour Sierra Vista, AZ October 1, 2022 https://skyislandtour.com/
El Grupo Fall Fondo Tucson AZ October 16,2022 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/
Nogales Bicycle Classic Nogales, AZ October 2022 TBD http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder Oracle, AZ October 2022 https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/
Spirit World 100 Patagonia, AZ TBD November 2022 https://www.thespiritworld100.com/
Saguaro Soiree – A Women’s MTB Weekend Usery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ
November 19-20, 2022 https://www.aravaiparides.com/saguaro-soiree//

BetterRide w/ Gene Hamilton MTB Skills Course

 

Scottsdale, AZ December  9-11, 2022 https://betterride.net/december-9-11-2022-scottsdale-az-mtb-skills-course/
Man vs Machine Williams, AZ TBD – Traditionally late September http://www.grandcanyonracing.com/
El Tour de Tucson

 

Tucson, AZ November ,2022 https://eltourdetucson.org/
AZ Endurance Series Pleasantville Anthem, AZ December 2022 https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/pleasantville/
Dawn to Dusk Arizona

 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, December 2022 https://ziarides.com/event/dawn-to-dusk-az/
GABA Toy Ride Tucson, AZ December 2022 www.BikeGaba.org
2021 McKenzie Frenzy

 

Vail, AZ December 2022 https://mckenziefrenzy3.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=14792
The Arizona Endurance Series rides have not set dates for 2022. I’ll add them as the promoters share them. The website is https://rockyroad5050.wordpress.com/ The weak need not apply.

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involvedand have questions on 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, El Tour De Tucson and all of it’s charity partners, Tour De Zona, Tour De Mesa, Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder….  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 can’t 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 should be required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in one ear or use a bone conducting system.  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.  Do this 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.