Ride List March 16, 2019

The days are getting longer! Ride start times are changing. It’s getting warmer (well, perhaps not so much, but it will be HOT before we know it) This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be leading a ride and participating in the parade on bikes and you are hereby invited to join me. Ryan Beamish is the Grand Marshal for the 32nd Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Ryan is an incredible asset to Tucson, giving back with Continue Reading ››

Ride List February 28, 2019

REOCCURRING WEEKLY RIDES What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact   U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday 7:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles How fast can a mosey be? http://uacycling.com/     Margarita Monday Bike Ride Reforma Modern Mexican Mezcal and Tequila 4340 N. Campbell Ave Monday 5:00PM 1 hour   Social ride https://www.facebook.com/events/2193879674159402/?event_time_id=2193879687492734 Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop Monday 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes ben@bensbikestucson.com The Bicycle Continue Reading ››

Community Ride List

So many good rides and events. If you see something missing please email me at Damion@DamionAlexander.com and put “ride list” in the subject.  Also, if you want to be added to the e-mail list let me know. The format is a little different. 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 Continue Reading ››

Community Ride List

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. IT’S BEEN SOME TIME SINCE THE RIDE LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED AND EVEN AFTER A FULL DAY IT IS NOT DONE, BUT GETTING CLOSER. HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK IT WILL BE COMPLETELY UP TO DATE, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE 2019 EVENTS, RACES AND MORE. 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 Continue Reading ››

A Win Win Senario

You have a choice. Would you rather send your state income Tax dollars to the state and let them decide how to spend it or would you like to direct your funds to a local charity? This exists. And there are hundreds of charities that qualify. I’m currently raising funds for 11 of the Qualified Charitable Organizations (QCO)and one Qualified Foster Organization(QFO) as part of El Tour De Tucson and am asking for you to please donate.  As an individual Continue Reading ››

Ride list for the week of August 17, 2018

It’s that time of the year that the ride options start to increase. Many of the charities that El Tour benefit have training rides. This week, Tu Nidito has it’s first ride. It will leave from 3922 N. Mountain Ave at 6AM. Have you heard about the 110 Acres Bike Park? There is a public open house at Yellow Brick Coffee, 3220 S. Dodge Blvd, August 18 at 9AM. Yellow Brick is not far from Aviation Bike Path and might Continue Reading ››

Why You Should Ride in Local events like El Tour

Are you ready to ride? This November, Tucson will be hosting the 36th installment of El Tour.  I frequently hear from cyclists who don’t ride that the El Tour de Tucson just costs too much money. I get it! I get that it can be really challenging to pay someone else simply to ride my bike in my home town.  With all the other expenses in life, some days it is challenging enough just to keep my bikes maintained – Continue Reading ››

The Joys of Riding in the Summer.

The Joys of Riding in the Summer. When the temperatures climb into the 100’s many in Tucson abandon their bikes for the cooler confines of air condition.  Personally,  I find the summer offers some of the best riding.   Two of my regular rides start 5:20AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  The sun is up, my gear is only a bib, jersey and 2 water  bottles.  I can go from my 2nd snooze button to my ride in under 5 minutes.  Continue Reading ››

Community Bike Rides May 12-18 2018

This coming Wednesday at 5:00PM is one of the most important rides of the year and I really hope you can make it. Please bring you friends, family, acquaintances, the guy you meet riding this weekend and your entire cycling team. It is the Ride of Silence. I get it, none of us want to think of the dangers posed by riding on the road. This ride forces us to confront that reality.  However, it is also an opportunity for Continue Reading ››