Community Bike Rides October 11-18

Please let me know if you see anything that needs changing on the list or if you have an event or ride that is missing.

With many of the events listed in the Event section they have a need for volunteers. Volunteering can often be more fun than the actual ride and as Bike Patrol you still get to ride. It definitely will give you a different prospective on what it takes to make all of the events happen. Also, I know how expensive it can be to enter races and for some it is financially impossible to pay, but by giving time it allows you to still participate. I’m mentioning this now as there was a call for Bike Patrol for the Colossal Vail 50/50 in November. El Grupo also relies heavily on the generosity of the community both in time and donations. So, please get involved and help make Southern Arizona the best cycling community it can be.


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


1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday


20 miles

About an hour

Damion Alexander


Tuesday Shootout University/Euclid Tuesday


2.5 hours

40 miles

Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday


Few Hours Varies Fast
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday


12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

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


40-60 miles
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed


55-60 Miles
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed


Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks




46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs


Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs


20 miles Damion Alexander


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


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


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


2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina


Saturday 6:30AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20


Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise



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

Old   Man Shootout

University and


Saturday 6:15AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+
The Big Boy Shootout University and


Saturday 6:30 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 6:30 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning


Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle






What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride “Pam’s Ride” El Tour Specific Training Broadway



Oct 4


51.79 Miles Scott 296-7819
Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Broadway



Oct 4




Cruz to 7 cataracts Scott 296-7819
Zona Cycling First Part Of El Tour Starbucks at El Con Mall Oct 11


Tucson Recumbent


parking lot on Palm Drive at the UofA Oct 11 6:30AM 20.3
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week 5 Udall Parking Lot Sunday

Oct 12 6:30AM



All Speeds

Self supported
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Week 5

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,


Oct 12 6:30AM

77 miles All speeds self supported
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Week 5 Basha’s 3275 North Swan Road Sunday

Oct 12


45 MIles All speeds self supported
Look! Save A Life P/B GABA El Tour Training Ride Central Week 3 – Maloney’s On Fourth


213 North 4th Avenue


Oct 12


54.3 Mile All speeds self supported
Cactus Cycling

Corona De Tucson

Bruegger’s Swan and Sunrise


Oct 10


80 16-18 MPH
Tu Nidito Ride for a Child Training Ride Tu Nidito

3922 N. Mountain

SundayOct 12,



Two distances

40ish and 60ish

Shorter ride is

12-15 MPH faster 17-20 MPH.


Riders for the cure Training Rides La Encantada Oct 12 7AM 55 miles 2 speeds. Competitive and (NO DROP) Dean Drawbaugh
9th annual Trek Brest Cancer Awareness Ride


Trek Bicycles of Tucson, 1800 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., SundayOct 12

MTB Addicts – Big Como Loop LaCanada Post Office


SundayOct 12 2 06:30
Monday Night @ Hope Camp


Hope Camp Trailhead

Camino Loma Alta, Tucson, AZ (map)


Mon Oct 13,

7:00 PM


Plan on 2 hours.
Pistol Hill-Vail-Drexel Loop Ride Udall Park 7290 E Tanque Verde Mon Oct 13


60 14-16MPH
Pistol Hill Loop Ride Udall Park 7290 E Tanque Verde Wed Oct 15


47 14-16 MPH
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass


Robles Trailhead

W.Irvington Rd & Cactus Wren

Wed, Oct 15,

6:30 PM
Pima County Fairgrounds Loop Ride Udall Park 7290 E Tanque Verde Fri Oct 17 6:30AM 45 15-16
Kidical Mass – Peter Howell Elementary Peter Howell Elementary Sat

Oct 18




A few miles Ride with kids

Moday Night @ Fantasy Island


·                   Fantasy Island Parking Lot

Irvington / Harrison

·                   October 20, 2014

7:00 PM

Plan on 2 hours

Tumacacori Century

·                   Sahuarita Town Hall 315 Sahuarita Center Way

·                   Sunday Oct 19 6:30

Century Ride 5-8 hours

Wednesday Night Ride at Starr Pass

Richard Genser Starr Pass Trailhead1298 S. Clearwell Wednesday, October 22, 2014


  • Clockwise loop, the Yetman re-reoute is finished and it is great! Lights are still needed!Pizza and beer at Bianchi’s after




What Location Date Contact

Bike Tube Wallets- Fancy an upcycled wallet made with bicycle parts? Join BICAS for 1 or both classes! Suggested donation $3-5.


44 W 6th St

  1. Tuesday Oct 14 (5:30-7:30pm)
  2. Tuesday Oct 21 (5:30-7:30pm)

How professional cyclists use science and technology. panel will include, Justin Peschka, Travis McCabe,. Tim Carolan, Jay Guyot,

Miles Ahead

7000 E Tanque Verde Rd


Oct 16

6:30 PM

(520) 548-3624

TORCA Trailwork C.D.O. an overnighter to get more work done and because the logistics are tough. C.D.O. is a Tucson gem in the rough.. Saturday October 18
Second SDMB Pint Night at Borderlands Brewery Borderland Brewery Wednesday Nov 12 6:00 PM
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown with an Art Show by Cycling artist Rudi Nadler Skybar Saturday

Nov. 15

7-9 PM
The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15

El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol Wednesday

November 19

19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014


The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701


December 5 628-7950



Name Description Date Location Contact Info
The 19th Annual Tour of the White Mountains 50 mile, 35 mile and 9 mile single track Routes and introducing a 30 mile dirt road tour. Saturday, October 4th Pinetop/Lakeside

Phone: 520-623-1584


Can’t Say, but it is the best underground MTB race of the year South East side of Town Saturday Oct 11th 8:30 60 Miles If I told you, they would break me in half, but if you really want to know, e-mail me and I might tell you about it.
Cochise County Cycling


165 mile 95 miles 47 miles and a

* NEW * 27 mile start time:

Oct 11 Cochise county fair-ground
TREK Brest Cancer Awareness Ride 9th Annual Ride as we ride to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure. Oct 12


Trek Bicycles of Tucson, 1800 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.,
NICA High School League Race 3  Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Oct 12

McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills
Tumacacori Century Also called the Ël Tour De Tucson Training Ride” The most popular GABA bicycle ride in Southern Arizona! Three options are available for riders from novice to very experienced cyclists: 42.8, 82 and 101 miles! Sunday October 19,2014 Sahuarita Town Hall
NICA High School League Race 4 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Oct 26

 SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City
Bike Swap The GABA Bike Swap is a place to buy and sell bicycles and related items. Nov 2nd

Dusk til its done

5th and 7th St Tucson


Cyclovia Tucson Cyclovia Tucson is part of a global movement to open streets to everyone for a day to give active transportation a try. Nov 2nd 10am-2PM 6th Avenue to University to the Fourth Avenue / Fontana Bike Boulevard



Cyclovia Cyclocross presented by U of A Cyclocross after Cyclovia


Nov 2nd

6:30AM-2:05 PM

Mansfield Park 2.88KM grass, dirt and some sand. Joey Iuliano 765-491-9552

NICA High School League Race 5 Freshman, Sophomore, JV and Varsity High School Mountain Bike racing. Men and Women categories. Sunday

Nov. 9

White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell
Silverbell Century


Options for 99, 83, 67, and 30 miles

The Silverbell Century is a great warm-up ride for El Tour de Tucson! It comes at a time when your training needs to intensify for the last time before the great event

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Ride a portion of El Tour route on northwest side, with long stretches of straight flat roads.
Colossal Vail 50/50 event This is a Running event, but they need some BIKE Patrol Volunteers. November 15


50K or 50 mile run (but whose running, this is Bike Partol) Chris Carls <>
El Grupo’s Inaugural Fall Fondo

A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.   This is a ride not a race.

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

8AM (ish) – 3PM (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Avenue

Email us at

Call us at (520) 304-9682

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

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

Nov 22

Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides


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

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd | (520) 795-3711 x7112


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