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The Shootout

February 21, 2026 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm

The Shootout

The shootout is the Saturday morning group ride. The ride has groups of about 20 riders in the summer and well over 100 riders in the winter and spring. The terrain is fast and rolling with two sprints and a gas station stop about halfway through. The total distance is just over 70 miles. If you’re looking for extra miles and some real climbing, watch for the turnoff to Madera Canyon on Duval Mine Road. If you want to take in the same route at a slower pace, catch the “scootout” or “old man shootout” leaving from the same starting location 15 minutes before the fast ride.

The Shootout is one of the best group bike rides in the country according to Bicycling Magazine. It is common to have pro cyclists showing up for this ride and it can be fast.

Co-founded by Ralph Philips, the owner of Fair Wheel Bikes, and University of Arizona student Bob Cook, an Olympic team member. It is one of the oldest and must do, bucket list group rides in North America.

Ride times change according to the seasons.   I try an update them here, but check out  Click Here for Fair Wheels for the latest info


February 21, 2026
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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University and Euclid
845 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745-9052
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