Southern Arizona Community Bike Ride List for October 25- November 01

One of my goals of this list is to go on as many rides and give a review. Last week I was able to catch the Bicycle Ranch Sat Am shop ride as well as Living Street Alliances Kidical Mass Ride. What a great contradiction in what Tucson offers. A fast shop ride and slow cruise with kids.

Bicycle Ranch Summary and photos 

Kidical Mass Summary and Photos

This week many rides have changed start times. I’ve tried to contact every ride leader, but it’s possible I missed one. If you see anything that needs changing please let me know. Also, as we get into the holiday season you might be looking for some additional motivation. I scoured the state for upcoming races.

The list now has over 30 reoccuring weekly rides, 20 rides this week, 8 upcoming events and over 20 races. There is a ride for everyone. So to quote Queen “Get on your bikes and ride”.

If you want to ensure you get this list and are not on the distribution list, E-mail and put “ride list” in the subject. Also, feel free to use the same email to contact me about selling your house or helping you find a new one.


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
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM
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 12-14(but Hills) 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 7:00AM 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

Victoria Hunt


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
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 28-36 miles intermediate and 17 miles beginner 2 Rides

16-18 &


No drop


Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:00 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
TORCA Bars on Bikes 2014 Barrio Brewing Co Oct 24 at 7:00PM Bikes and Beer and blinky lights and lock
Broadway Bicycles Shop Road Ride Broadway



Oct 25




Cruz to 7 cataracts


Scott 296-7819


Broadway Bicycles Shop MTB Ride Valencia entrance of Fantasy Island Sat

Oct 25


comboBunny, Fire & Rez Ride led by the incomparable duo of

Will & Jennifer Ward.

Tucson Recumbent


Camino De La Tierra and the Rillito river Sat

Oct 25 6:30AM

19 miles If you need to ask, you are going to fast


Sabino Cycles Ride Mona’s Bakery Swan and Sunrise Sat Oct 25


No Drop Shop Ride

Coffee afterwards at Mona’s

Oro Valley route. We will follow the El Tour de Tucson route so everyone sees the changes from previous years.
Zona Cycling Last part of El Tour Route Starbucks at El Con Sat Oct 25 6:30AM 80 miles ???
SAMBA Kentucky Camp Short Course Pre-Ride Parking Area Rt. 83 and I-10, Vail, AZ Sat

Oct 25

7:00 AM

30ish This is not a beginner ride.Lot of climbing and estimated ride time is 3.5-4hrs w/overall about 4-5 hrs
SAMBA Catalina State Park/50 Year/The Chutes/Middle Gate Chase Bank


11625 North Oracle Road

Sat Oct 25 7:30AM 20 miles. This is about a three hour ride. Speed depends on who shows up.
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training East Side Week   7 Udall Parking Lot Sunday

Oct 26 6:45AM



All Speeds

Self supported
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training

East Side Week 7

Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd,


Oct 26 6:45AM

82 miles All speeds self supported
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Week 6 Basha’s 3275 North Swan Road Sunday

Oct 26


50 MIles All speeds self supported
Tucson Tri-girls El Tour Training and Lunch Pita Jungle on Oracle & Ina Sun

Oct 26 7AM

41.69 All paces- will pair accordingly
GABA Easy Peasy Social Ride with Brunch Le Buzz Cafe Tanque Verde Catalina Highway Sunday, Oct 26


21 miles Slow. Ride leader is just getting back in the saddle. Bruce Tucker

Old Pueblo MTN- Sweetwater Preserve Sweetwater Trailhead Sunday Oct 26 4-6PM
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Mon

Oct 27

7:30 AM

25-30 miles


14-16 Ken Vieira 520-668-5000

Monday Night @ AZ Trail Parking area

Sahuarita Rd & Rt. 83,

Mon Oct 27 7:00PM Plan on 2-2 1/2 hours ? Bring a light
GABA Tuesday ride Craycroft to Marana via the river trail Rillito Bike Path

3575 N Craycroft Rd

TuesdayOct 28,

8:00 AM

42 miles 12-14mph
Cactus Cycling VELO\VET West side N end of Dragoon, just W of Grant and I-10. Tue Oct 28


5-25 Miles This is an easy, fun, mellow ride. Great for newer riders, too.
Business Builder Bike Ride

Halloween Version

Fantasy Island SOUTH ENTERANCE aka Bunny Trail Oct 29th


All speeds. Some people will go fast, it all ends with beer and a costume party.
SMA Underground Cross Himmel Park

898 N Tucson Blvd,

Wed. Oct 29 7:30 How fast are U? $10 entry. All fees go to race prizes.
SAMBA Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Trl Sweetwater Trailhead 4005 N Tortolita Wed, Oct 29,

6:15 PM

We’ll do a clockwise loop
Coffee Outside Ride Mountain and Glenn Thurs

Oct 30 6:30AM

6-7 miles 5 stops.



What Location Date Contact
SDMB TLC – Bug Spring Adopt-a-trail October 25

DIY Pop Can Camp Stove Workshop(It’s on this list for bikepackers) BICAS

44 W 6th St

Sunday Oct. 26

An evening with Wounded Warrior racer Darol Kubacz PHOENIX- Sunday Cycles

10880 North 32nd

Tuesday Oct 28 6:30 PM
GABA Fall Bike Swap 5th Ave & 7th Street Nov 2

6Am -2pm
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Nov 12th

243-BIKE or 837-6691

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
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Dec 10th



Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Flagstaff CX Cyclocross Sat Oct 25 Fort Tuthill County ParkFlagstaff, AZ, AZ Jeffery Frost

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 until 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 GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
El Grupo’s Inaugural

Fall Fondo

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

8 (ish) -3 (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Ave

Email us at

Call us at (520) 304-9682

EL GRUPO GRAN FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
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

CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ DeMicco

Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco

Dawn to Dusk an endurance mountain bike event 16 mile loop. Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries Sat Dec 6 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail
Triple C CX Sat/Sun

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano

AZ Cross Series Finals It’s mud, it’s dirt, it’s grass, it’s pavement, it’s on the bike off the bike Saturday

Dec 20

2155 E. Knox Rd. Crossroads Park Gilbert, AZ canisbleu@gmail.comJeff frost
TREK Arizona State CX Championship It’s more dirt, mud, grass, barriers . It’s all the fun of MTB with the racing like the road. Sunday

Dec 21

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Burning man meets MTB race. Is this a race or a party? I say BOTH! Feb 13-15


Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson
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

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15


McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit
Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott


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