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Community Ride List 9.30.2022

Each week I’m beefing up the ride list and I could use your help. Please Let me know what is missing.

I added some great events to the ride list this week that are coming up in the next few months. Cyclovia. GABA Bike Swap. Dirty Bunny MTB race. I also put in links to contact Cycle Fit and Zona Cycling about there rides. They are not “open” to everyone, unless you contact them first.   

One of my favorite events is finally returning and I’m most excited to announce the return of the BICAS art auction.  The BICAS Annual Art Auction needs your help to prepare for this amazing community event. BICAS is seeking bicycle-inspired artworks & art created from bicycle parts. All mediums are accepted as long as it’s bike-themed! This is a great opportunity for artists to show off their art while donating to a good cause. To donate include your name and contact info. Please make your art ready to display by including any wall hangers, frames, or display stands. Donations are accepted in our shop any time during open hours by Dec. 1st.For more info about the art auction visit: https://bicas.org/auction/

 If you know of a ride that’s not on the list, please contact me. Best is text 520-977-5664 or email damion@damionalexander.com.

This week the ride I’m recommending is Tour of The White Mountains.

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.

Ride on,

Damion

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
Tuesday Fair Wheel RideUniversity/EuclidTuesday 6:30AM2.5 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 6:30AM55-60 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
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 6:00AM Fastwww.Fairwheelbike.com
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 10am75-90 minutesRecovery ridehttps://www.facebook.com/HomestretchFoundation/?pnref=story
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina  Saturday 7:00AM  35-55  miles17-20 MPHFree Breakfast after ride Steve 520-219-4311
The  Old Man ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 6:15 AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100)Fast 20 MPH+www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 6:30AM60 Miles(can be extended to 100)Fasterwww.fairwheelbikes.com
HMS Shop Ride8225 N. Courtney Page WaySaturday 6:30AM4 routes 25-30 MilesNo Drophmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling  East Side Of TucsonVarious ridesdependsDependshttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057539225939 Send Message on facebook to Colleen who manages page

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 
LOOKING FOR A GROUP RIDE? Check out these groups 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/ Cycle Fit Solutions https://www.cyclefitsolutions.net/articles/local-rides-clubs-pg195.htm Zona Cycling https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057539225939 Message Colleen Steinmann  

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

WhatLocationDate-TimeTime  – Distance- SpeedContact- More Info
Bug Spring to Molino Basin – Tucson MTB Addicts  Meet at MolinoSUNDAY AT 7:30 AM – 11 AM  https://www.facebook.com/events/797969268073787?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
This weekend is the Epic Rides Tour of the White Mountains. Lots of rides scheduled for PineTop and Show Low. Our MTB rides is doing a Sunday morning ride in ShowLow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1170628473668113?ref=newsfeed 
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
Liv Women’s Trailside Repair ClinicBen’s Bikes TucsonOctober 4th, 2022 6:30-7:30https://www.facebook.com/events/781378426455507/?ref=newsfeed
GABA Bike Swap200 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2109, United StatesSunday, November 13, 2022https://www.facebook.com/events/383649147102740/?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
BICAS Art AuctionSACCA in the Tucson MallDecember 9-10 2022https://bicas.org/auction/?fbclid=IwAR0aHjlUe5dnbtkEjdTvpBTmeZlK6k2gABtSzXmN9DD3qcfD8J5U2E84Xw8
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
Tour of The White MountainsPinetop-Lakeside AZOctober 1,2022https://epicrides.com/events/tour/event-guide/
Sky Island TourSierra Vista, AZOctober 1, 2022https://skyislandtour.com/
The Dirty Little Ranch Ride AKA The Dirty BunnyMcKenzie Ranch TucsonOctober 29, 2022https://www.facebook.com/DirtyBunnyCentury/events/?ref=page_internal  
Nogales Bicycle ClassicNogales, AZOctober 15, 2022http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/
El Grupo Fall FondoTucson AZOctober 30,2022https://www.thespiritworld100.com/
CycloviaTucson AZOctober 30,2022https://www.livingstreetsalliance.org/events/cyclovia-tucson
Spirit World 100Patagonia, AZNovember 3-6 2022https://www.thespiritworld100.com/
El Tour De TucsonTucson AZNovember 19,2022https://eltourdetucson.org/
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/
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

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.

Bike Ride List 9.23.22

It’s been a hot minute since I put out the ride list. It seemed that every time I was about to do it there was a spike in COVID. Even though the risk of getting Covid on a bike was unlikely, to me, encouraging people to gather was not the responsible to do. At some point, we need to all go on living our lives and while some people may not be interested in being in a group of any sort, I feel that it is past time to give others the option to meet. Since it’s been sometime the list is somewhat anemic. Many of the weekly rides stopped for COVID and never started again. If you know of a ride that’s not on the list, please contact me. Best is text 520-977-5664 or email damion@damionalexander.com. 

This week the three rides I personally would check out are Loop The Loop on Saturday, Bicycle Raches Crit races on Sunday as well as Our MTB Loma aAlta to Pistol Hill on Sunday. 

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES 

What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact 
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 
Tuesday Fair Wheel Ride University/Euclid Tuesday 6:30AM 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 6:30AM 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  
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 6:00AM  Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com  
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd  Thurs 5:30AM Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook 
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the Stretchies Le Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd  Starting dec 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  35-55  miles 17-20 MPH Free Breakfast after ride Steve 520-219-4311 
The  Old Man Shootout University and Euclid Saturday 6:15 AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast 20 MPH+ www.fairwheelbikes.com  
The Big Boy Shootout University and Euclid Saturday 6:30AM  60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com  
HMS Shop Ride 8225 N. Courtney Page Way Saturday 6:30AM 4 routes 25-30 Miles No Drop hmsbikes@gmail.com 520-989-0196 
Zona Cycling  East Side Of Tucson Various rides  depends Depends https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057539225939 Send Message on facebook to Colleen who manages page 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES  

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes  

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- 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^^^^ 

What Location Date-Time Time  – Distance- Speed Contact- More Info 
Our MTB Rides Loma Alta   Loma Alta to Pistol Hill https://www.facebook.com/events/1254783478708529/?ref=newsfeed 
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 
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  
Loop the Loop Tucson, AZ September 21, 2022 https://eltourdetucson.org/ 
Fall BRT Kino Crit Kino Sports Complex  Tucson, AZ September 22,2022 https://www.facebook.com/events/2076838909175286/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D  
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 30,2022 https://www.elgrupocycling.org/  
Nogales Bicycle Classic Nogales, AZ October 2022 TBD http://www.nogalesbicycleclassic.org/ 
Spirit World 100 Patagonia, AZ TBD November 2022 https://www.thespiritworld100.com/  
El Tour De Tucson Tucson AZ November 19,2022 https://eltourdetucson.org/  
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/  
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 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 

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. 

El Tour De Zona

That was a fun packed weekend! I’m throwing this post up so people know where to find the images. It’s about 10PM on Sunday night. I’m trying to get through all the photos tonight, but I’m starting to doze off and the uploads taking a long time. I should have all images up Monday afternoon and will write a review on the weekend in the next few days. Summary: Bikes, friends, food, beverages, sun, cool locations all make for great ingredients to create a memorable cycling experience. So thankful to be a part of all of this and thrilled for what this event is going to become.

https://thetucsonphotographer.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/Large-Group-Rides-Not-races/El-Tour-De-Zona-2022/

Tucson Bicycle Classic 2022

I’ll have a write up on the weekend soon, but for now, here is the link to all three days of photos. Still have one more camera to go through and sort images from. It was a super busy weekend on the real estate front and while I know how important images are to everyone, the day job is on the front burner today.

https://thetucsonphotographer.smugmug.com/Sports/Cycling/Road-Racing/2022-Tucson-Bicycle-Classic

Ride List for March 3,2022

Tomorrow road racing returns to the Old Pueblo with the three day Tucson Bicycle Classic.  Like a phoenix that rises from the ashes is what they have been promoting and it sounds like with over 500 riders it’s going to be exciting to watch. Come be a spectator. Sunday is the best day out at Pima CC West. Lots of parking. Food and coffee trucks. The Damion Alexander Team is proud to be sponsoring the event this year and taking photos.

Racing not your thing? The best ride this weekend is likely the Tour De Cookie put on by the Rotary club.  Ride the Loop. Get cookies at each stop. How amazing is that.

As the Days are getting longer the ride times are starting to change. I think everything is accurate this week, but please check the link to the site to confirm. I’m also getting closer to the new look of the list, but as with everything these days, it’s taking longer than it should. If you hate this format, check back in the next few weeks.  It should be different. 

Damion

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

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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 7:00AM2.5 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 9:00AM  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
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
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
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/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Kino Criterium  2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713-6218, United States  March 13, 2022https://www.facebook.com/events/446338913944151
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

Ride List for January 28, 2022

Some fun Times this week are to be had on bikes and with the cycling community. SDMB has 24HOP Pre-ride weekend with a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser,  TORCA has a movie Night at the Hop Shop Monday evening, and Cyclovia has a family-friendly group bike ride exploring January’s “Green at the Core” Route.  It’s around 3 miles and will end up at Himmel Park where riders can join in on a free, weekly dance party. As always,  all the weekly rides have something for every speed from the Tuesday Night Social Ride that explores around central Tucson, Bike Polo Wednesday, and the Legendary Shootout is currently stacked with pros for those who like to ride fast with the pack. I also added a Gran  Fondo in Fountain Hills in a few weeks, but that weekend, I recommend registering and racing in the Santa Catalina Omnium. Two of my favorite annual events.

PS some formatting issues with the new version of word press this week. Sorry if its a little wonky.

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
Cyclovia Remix Group Ride Groove | Paseo en Bici Grupal al Baile  Coffee Times Drivethrough Jones and SpeedwaySUNDAY AT 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM  Join us for a family-friendly group bike ride exploring January’s “Green at the Core” Route. We’ll ride around 3 miles and end up at Himmel Park where riders can join in on a free, weekly dance party outdoors in the parkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/248344250650429/
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
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
2022 Tour Ride #1 24 HOPWillow Springs/24 hour TownSunday JanuaRY 30 AT 9 AM   This is an official Tour 2022 ride. The first of 22.https://www.facebook.com/events/3253380061562462
Monday movies with TORCA  Tucson Hop Shop  MONDAY January 31, AT 6:30 PM  I don’t know, but I’m sure someone will do Urban Assault before and or Afterhttps://www.facebook.com/events/3207566949476469
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
Coaching El Grupito Youth CyclingEl Grupo Clubhouse near downtownMon-Thurs 3:30-6:30. Commit to as little as 1 day a weekJody Bartz 406-581-8855
Night with the pro women of Homestretch FoundationBicycle Ranch TucsonThursday Feb 10,  6PM 2022https://www.facebook.com/events/658479145506095
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
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/
Fountain Hills Gran Fondo  McDowell Mountain Cycles  February 12 8 AMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/910733969626650
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 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.

 

TMC Trail Challenge

The Run Tucson, Tucson Medical Center Trail Challenge is a walking, running, hiking event from February 21st, 2021 – March 7, 2021 that was created due to COVID-19 to encourage and motivate people everywhere to get off the couch, outside, active and to share the experience in a safe virtual setting. The Damion Alexander Team is creating videos of different trails and Tucson running personalities to give some additional motivation (SEE LINKS BELOW)

Another fun component of the TMC trail challenge is the The trail challenge photo contest. Categories will include: Nature, Wildlife, Action, Urban, and Selfie. The winner of each category will receive a $50 gift card for use at any one of the following local restaurants: Reforma Modern Mexican, Union Public House, and Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta. Winners also receive a trail running photo shoot from Run Tucson and The Tucson Photography Festival sponsors “The Damion Alexander Team”.

To enter, you need to register for the TMC Trail Challenge and tag your photos on Instagram or Facebook with #tmctrailchallenge. Go to RunTucson.Net to register. There is no limit on the amount of images you tag.

A Cyclists Moral Dilemma – Cycling and COVID

A cyclists moral dilemma – Yesterday Italy and Spain said cycling is banned. At first, I was outraged. How could they do this? But after considering the logic, I agree with altering the rides I am going to do.
The Cycling Today article comments that hot home for me came from Carlos Mascias, medical director of a private hospital in Madrid.   “Stay at home and put the bike aside,” “Whatever possibility to minimize the impact on the resources of medical services that is not directed toward coronavirus is primordial. If any cyclist suffers an incident and needs an ambulance or a bed in intensive care, we are taking it away from people who truly need it, who are now arriving en masse to hospitals,” he continued. “If something happens to you now, maybe you have a chance [to be treated], but you will be taking it away from someone else … but in 48 hours, if something happens to you, the one who is left without [ICU] might be you, those who are now riding your bikes.”
 
I think it is likely safer to ride today and in the weeks to come. People are staying in. Traffic is light. However, I also know that anytime I get on the road there is a chance of being hit. Normally, I’m OK with the risk, as I am only putting myself in harms way. 
With the corona virus things are changing this prospective. If I, or you, end up being hospitalized because we are doing a “high” risk activity, we could end up taking up a bed at a hospital at a time the entire medial system is being overwhelmed are being overwhelmed. We need to look at whats happening from a completely different prospective. As I have so many people in this community I love, I’m thinking of them. I’m thinking of all the people on the front lines in the hospitals who are so incredible and making their job easier. I’m thinking of the possibility of health care workers having to make a ethical decision of who do you save if resources become limited. As I type this I feel like i’m an alarmist, pushing panic, but reading what happened in China and is still exploding in Europe, I feel like this is just common sense.
 
I was going to be pre-riding the El Tour de Tucson course this weekend, but am going to hold off for a few weeks. I will avoid group rides not only due to social distancing, but the additional risk ( even if small- I am going to do my part). I’m still weighting out if it’s still justifiable to be commuting on The Loop and rides where there is limited traffic. I still can see mountain biking, but will be staying on less technical riding and more cross county. 
 
This is really, really hard for me to accept all this. Riding is a part of everything I do. It is what keeps me sane. I expect many who read this will think I’m over reacting. I might be, but this is a case where the good of the community out weights my need to ride.  
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In the case you don’t care about the risk because you are such a great rider and are never going to hit the pavement, I have another reason not to ride.  In the image above, you can see if you are riding in a group, you might be following someone who has COVID-19.  Just one more reason to be extra careful at this time.