ROUTE 36.6 miles/1400 feet ascent and will be close to 16 mph average.
If you want to go on a slightly shorter and slightly slower ride, sign up with the C ride HERE which will be starting/ending at the same place and time.
Weather: Check back the night before the ride and if rain is forecasted, the ride will be postponed by one week.
Route: We will share the roads with traffic for ~60% of route which will have shoulders/bike lanes. There is almost no traffic on the 4 mile climb on the Trail’s End spur. Approximately 40% will be on the loop.
Begin: St. Philips Plaza South parking lot
End: Feel free to join us at Ren’s Coffeehouse after the ride.
NOTE: There have been some bicycle thefts recently at Ren’s so keep your bicycle at your elbow or lock it up while you have coffee.
9 miles – 1161 W Silverlake Rd (short stop)
21.0 miles – Feliz Paseos Park (long stop)
30 miles – Rillito Park at Camino De La Tierra (if needed)
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call Ed at 915-238-3188 and we will wait up to five minutes before leaving.
Load the route into your bicycle computer, it will help if you get separated from the group or if your leader doesn’t load it correctly.
If you haven’t ridden with me before, I will not have your contact information. If so, please send your name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are bringing a +1, send their information as well. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.
There is a good chance that this C+ ride will end with an average speed of 16-17mph. If you are not comfortable or not capable of this expected pace average, please do not participate in this ride. Note that this is a full drop ride. If you can’t keep up, you will be dropped. If you have the breath for it, this will be a social ride with lots of conversations. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep. There will be ride-at-your-own-pace sections and regroup areas designated by your ride leader.
If you are not a member of our cycling club, please join: Sign Up Link
What to Bring:
Food & fluids for 3 hours – 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.
If you are riding, I ask that you agree that:
You will obey traffic laws. Drive your bike as you would your car.
You are a representative of the greater cycling community and will therefore conduct yourself appropriately.
You will represent GABA well.
This is not a “training” or “intensive” ride – this is a social, no drop, base building ride.
If any of these standards are unclear, you will ask for clarification.
Route subject to change based upon, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.
Safety/Legal Refresher: If you made it this far, then you probably have some free time on your hand to see about cycling in Oro Valley. Click HERE for more information about laws, paths, plans, …. in the OV.
Did you know that OV has one bicycle law? What is it?