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Community Bike rides August 15-22

Government works for those that show up.

In the past few years as I have become more active as a Bike Advocate, I have seen when people get involved, Government listens.  If you want to see a change, you must become active personally to see it happen.  With this in mind, I’m working on a ride on the AZ State capital in January to meet with state legislators.  The overall message is Bikes Belong, and we will be asking them to create laws for cyclist and other vulnerable users safety.  The event will include bike rides from around Arizona to the State Capital.  The tentative date is January 19, 2016.  Are you in?

This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, please keep The Damion Alexander Team in  mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, some door knock and others cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the clients and friends you refer my team AND for the cycling community.  For example: This list.

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE REOCCURING RIDES.  I TRY AND GIVE CONTACT INFO SO YOU CAN CHECK ON THE RIDES.

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles http://uacycling.com/

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets

On VACATION back Sept 15

VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:30PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:00AM

40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:30AM

55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Wed

7:00PM

Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 Wed

7:00PM

10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall Wed

8:00PM

https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

7AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 Circle K on BST 20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 6:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 5:45AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:00AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 8:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 6:30AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

VELO\VETS

On VACATION back Sept 15

Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 6:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Velo Vets – On VACATION back Sept 15 Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Marana, Tangerine, Oracle, 1st Ave loop 1500 W. River Road Saturday

8.15.15

6:00AM

40 miles ish

???

15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224547663/
TU NIDITO – Ride For  A Chile IS OFF THIS WEEK, BUT PLAN FOR NEXT SUNDAY 3922 N. Mountain Avenue Sunday

8.9.15

6:00 am

3 rides short, 20-30 and 50 plus No drop and 12-15 and 18 plus https://www.tunidito.org/sponsored-event/ride-for-a-child/
Ride On Cycling Group Training Ride Brewd coffee Sabino/Snyder Sunday

8.16.15

6:30AM

45 16-19 mph

 

Dean Drawbaugh dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
Riders for the Cure Beyond Bread Ina/Oracle Sunday

8.16.15

6AM

41.09 different levels splits up into 2-3 groups Charlotte Dobson charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

8.15.15

5:45AM

58 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224477940/
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

 

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

8.17.15

6:30AM

25-35 Miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2009767
Hohokam Park Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee Wednesday

8.19.15

7:00AM

26-35 Miles 3 groups (speed/distance) http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004514
Pistol Hill – Kino Stadium Ride Udall Park Wednesday

8.19.15

5:45AM

45 miles 15-16MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224478715/
Saguaro Park East Loop Ride Udall Park Friday

8.21.15

5:45AM

30-39 MILES 15-16mph http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/224478064/
Saguaro Nat Monument Le Buzz Friday

8.21.15

7:00AM

25-35 MILES 16-18mph http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-2004534

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Kentucky Camp Ride Kentucky Camp on the AZTRAIL Saturday

8.15.15

7:30AM

Ride from Kentucky Camp to Gardner Canyon then back to Kentucky Camp on the flume trail https://www.facebook.com/events/930953513633581/
SAMBA CHIVA FALLS / FROG HOLLOW Le Buzz Saturday

8.15.15

6:00am

Water is flowing all over at Chiva Falls and Frog Hollow. Ride is about 10-12 miles overall, but feels like more. Plan for 3-4 hours with swimming  http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/224627678/
MTB Addicts – Early Starr Pass/ SDMB Social Ride Genser TrailHead Starr Pass Sunday

8.16.15

6:00 am

(MTB Addicts)

7:30AM SDMB

We’ll do a quick loop and get back to the parking lot where we’ll then meet up with the SDMB ride which will do the traditional loop and Stone House https://www.facebook.com/events/1023814704306114/
Golder/50yr Trail 50 Year/

Golder Ranch Trail Head

Sunday

8.16.15

7:00 am

It’s an out and back trail, so your pace and speed is always a good speed https://www.facebook.com/events/1644602295773412/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year Trail Golder Ranch Road Sunday

8.15.15

5:00 pm

Or 4PM at in and out

10-20 miles depending where you start.  Playing in the chutes. https://www.facebook.com/events/401810666679926/
Monday Night @ Fantasy Island Irvington and Harrison Monday, 8.10.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours.  All skill levels welcome, but you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/224191425/
Wednesday Night Ride at Robles Pass Robles Trailhead Wednes, 8.19.15 6:00pm We’ll start at the Creosote trail, then Camaro, Bitter Sweet and  continue towards Ajo and under the culvert.. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/dxlgtdytlbzb/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact

Local acupuncturist Steven Liu will be holding a lecture on the ways to heal and prevent soft tissue damage that is often associated with sports or physical activity.

Bicycle Ranch Tucson7090 N Oracle Rd Suite 198, Tucson, Arizona 85704

Thursday, August 20at 6:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1131397490220250/

Trail Of The Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Overnight Tour

This 3-day, 105 mile, loop tour, camping/lodging offers one of New Mexico’s finest cycling routes in America.

Monday- Wed     10.5-7.15

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=307669&item_id=385858

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build Day

3 ride options, road and MTB, all finishing with a build day for habitat for humanity.  Volunteers are needed. Riders are needed. You are neededJ

October 17th

Wendi Lucas wendil@habitattucson.org

 

Cyclovia Tucson

Midtown Route

Sunday 11.01.2015 10am – 3pm

 

http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

El Grupo Fall Fondo

Tucson’s best Fondo.  A great time in the saddle supporting youth cycling. Sunday

11.01.2015

8AM

Info coming soon.  http://www.elgrupocycling.org/

Silverbell Century

Registration and Start 7 – 9 AM

Two Weeks Before El Tour!

Options for 97, 66, and 30 miles

 

Sunday

11.8.15

 

http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137517

2015 Step Out: Tucson, AZ

Walk to stop Diabetes

Rillito Downs | Event Details Sunday, November 15th 9:00 AM Sunday

11.15.15

http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?fr_id=10680&pg=entry

Urban Assault Ride

Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels Sunday

11.15.15

http://urbanassaultride.com/

El Tour De Tucson

Ride 104, 75,55 40 Mile Events or 11 mile, 5 mile and ¼ mil Fun Rides.

Want a free registration, a cycling jersey, training rides?  Sign up for Tu Nidito’s Ride for a child (https://www.tunidito.org/sponsored-event/ride-for-a-child/

Saturday

11.21.15

 

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Sonoita-Patagonia Time Trial An 11.7 mile point-to-point time trial with an elevation loss of 700 feet. Sunday

07.26.15

Sonoita-Patagonia https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2487
The 3 Bears

Time Trial Series

 

new venue. The road has

virtually no traffic and we have secured a large staging area on private

property

August 2 & 23, 2015 Picacho, AZ                      https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2241
Single Track Bike Shop Omnium p/b Deschutes Brewery Omnium Scoring – Must complete both days for cash awards August 15-16 Saturday Mormon Lake Road Race

Sunday Williams – Perkinsville Rd

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2500
Arizona State Time Trial Championships TT September 13, 2015 Arizona City, AZ https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2571
Kitt Peak TT A 11.6 mile hill climb time trial up to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Vertical gain is 3400 feet. September 27, 2015 Kitt Peak https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-2672
Mt. Graham, Hill Climb A slightly uphill Road Race.  Very slightly!  10 and 20 mile options. 10/04/2015 Mt. Graham, Hill Climb http://www.presteza.com/MtGrahamIndex.html
The Ride430 Challenge 2014 The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America’s injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. October 14th-17th   Mesa, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson, Scot, AZ http://www.freewheelfoundation.com/visit-our-events-page/the-ride430-challenge/
Flat Tire Cross – at the Cranky Cross Cyclocross.  Need I say more? October               17     Globe, AZ http://azcross.com/
    Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes See above. October 31 Flagstaff http://azcross.com/
Triple C More of the

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

November 14/15 Tucson http://azcross.com/
Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross Look Up. November 28 Phoenix http://azcross.com/
Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross You guessed.  It’s not a road race.  It’s not a mtn bike race. December 5/6 Gilbert http://azcross.com/
AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships C                    OSSSSSSSSSS

Y                R

C           C

L   O

 

December 19 Gilbert http://azcross.com/

 

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail damion@damionalexander.com if you want to get involved in the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike SDMB, Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists TORCA, El Grupo Youth Cycling, Tu Nidito Ride For A Child.  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)

 

 

This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELD.

 

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

Community Bike Ride List April 18-24, 2015

If you only do to one bike event this week, I’m asking you to get political and attend the Pima County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.  They will be making the final decision on if we will have a bond election this fall.  There are many projects that will benefit the cycling community and I am a HUGE yes vote for this Bond.  It is at 9:00 Am on Tuesday downtown.

This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, please keep The Damion Alexander Team in  mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, some door knock and others cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the clients and friends you refer my team AND for the cycling community.  For example: This list.

I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE REOCCURING RIDES.  I TRY AND GIVE CONTACT INFO SO YOU CAN CHECK ON THE RIDES.

 

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles http://uacycling.com/

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:00AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:30PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:00AM

40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:30AM

55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:00PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:00AM

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:00AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

9AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 Circle K on BST 20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:00AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 8:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 7:00AM No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

VELO\VETS Ride the Loop! Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 4:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Velo Vets Ride the Loop Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists

Sam Lena park on the North side of the YMCA Saturday

April 18

7:00AM

17.8 miles https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

The Loop Ride

On the Loop 1500 W. River Road Saturday

April 18

7:00AM

60 14-16                       http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221796397/
                         CYCLOVIA TUCSON                    10AM – 3PM

Ride to the Zoo

Reid Park Zoo- Free entry, ice cream and bike valet Saturday

April 18

9:00AM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221503290/
Cactus Cycling

North West Sunday Reverse Circle Cycle

Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sunday

April 19th

8:00AM

39 Miles 16-18 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1906029
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

 

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

April 20,

8:00

25-35 Miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1905787
The Bicycle Loop Ride with a twist Udall Park Monday

4.20.15

6:30AM

60 miles 15-16

mph

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221917329/
Medium hills of the Foothills Behind Starbucks at Swan and Sunrise Tue, April 21, 2015 7:30 AM 25 miles 16-18 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1915836
Tuesday Ride: Sophie’s Choice Sunrise-Sunset Udall Park Tue, April 21, 2015 8:00 AM 30 12-14 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221886614/
Pima County Supervisors Meeting Tue, April 14, 2015 7:30 AM.  This is it.  Want t a VELODROME?  We need you to be there!!!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1019654554714937/

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Trail Work Opportunity – Bugs Spring Le Buzz Saturday, 4.18. 15

7:30 AM

We will be working on the middle section between the creek valley and the hoodoos. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221573894/
SAMBA

Honeybee Canyon

Honeybee Canyon

1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd

Sunday

4.19.15

8:00AM

Honeybee canyon is an easy 16-mile (or more) loop of  relatively flat and rolling terrain. Pace will depend on group of riders that show up http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221846737/
Cyclovia group ride – led by Brian and Kyle Vance Epic Tent at Cyclovia Sunday

4.19.

11:00AM

SDMB club / family ride! April 19th at Cyclovia. Meet at the Epic Rides tent at 11 am. https://www.facebook.com/events/1376238766040063/
Bugs Spring to Prison Camp Le Buzz Sunday

4.19.15

8:00AM

For the one’s that want some climbing we are going to start at LeBuzz. For anyone else who wants to skip the road ride up, just meet us at the trailhead. https://www.facebook.com/events/342735579268153/
Sunday Bike, Pizza and Beers@ No Anchovies No Anchovies Sunday

4.19.15

8:30AM

The plan is to ride to Sweetwater and back. There are several ways to get there. Directions TBA. https://www.facebook.com/events/1433801320250923/
Old Pueblo MTB: 50 Year trail to “The Chutes” Catalina State Park and Golder Ranch Rd Sunday

4.19.15

3:00and

4:00PM

we will have one group meet at In and Out at 3:00PM and do the full 20 miles and the other half will meet up at 4:00PM at Golder Ranch Rd. https://www.facebook.com/events/464836943681264/
SAMBA Monday Night @Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island Parking Lot

Irvington / Harrison Rds

Monday

4.20.15

6:30PM

Plan on 2 hours.  All skill levels welcome . http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221636182/
Tech Climbing Clinic @ Agua Caliente trail

Agua Caliente Hill Trail Head

Tuesday

4.21.15

7:00PM

A chance to practice some technical climbing on one of the hardest makeable climbs in the area. Agua C is a trail that will challenge the strongest, and make you a better rider. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221882141/
Pima County Supervisors Meeting

Pima County Administration Building 130 West Congress

Tuesday

4.21.15

Why does this matter.  Open Space.  Good for MTB’ing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1019654554714937/
Wednesday Night Ride at 50 Year Trail 50 Year/Golder Ranch TH Wednesday,

4. 22.15

6:15 PM

By popular demand, we are adding this fun trail to the Wednesday night rides; original plan will be to do The Chutes and back http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220369360/
OMR’s official campout for the Whiskey Off-road race. It’s Whiskey off road time 23 April – 26 April

 

Some of us are going to be camping at the White Spar campgrounds in Prescott for the Whiskey race. https://www.facebook.com/events/1551588038449152/

 

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact

GABA bike repair session. Come on out and lend a hand. A great experience, even if you are not good with a wrench.

Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club 2585 East 36th Street, April 17, 2015

3:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221597223/

New Belgium Brewing Hosts Bike-In Movie Night   New Belgium Brewing hosts a happy hour and FREE, all-ages bike-in movie featuring New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour

Mercado San Agustín

100 S. Avenida del Convento

Friday

4.17.15

5:00 PM 9:00 PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/new-belgium-brewing-hosts-bike-in-movie-night/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

How SLOW can you go? Come and find out on the Slow Ride to the Bike-In Movie. All-ages, no-drop straightforward ride from the UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín, location for the Bike-In Movie Since we’ll be rolling slowly, costumes, music, noisemakers, balloons – anything fun, festive, and gawk-worthy- is encouraged!

UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín Friday

4.17.15

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/slow-ride-to-the-bike-in-movie/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

TORCA  April Trail Work C.D.O. This is not an easy trail to get in and out for trail work so we will be doing an overnighter for this one. Plan will be to load up Saturday 4/18/15 into a few select 4×4 vehicles and drive to the base of CDO trail on the Charlou Gap rd. We will set up camp there and then hike in for some trail work. Dinner will be provided by TORCA that evening. Next morning TORCA will provide breakfast then its back in to do more trail work.

Check out the facebook page for meeting place.

 

Thanks in advance for me to everyone who takes the time to make trails better for all of us.  It is on my schedule to get out and Help TORCA, but not this time;-(

Saturday

4.18.15

https://www.facebook.com/events/794240883994600/

            Viva La Local Food Festival – with FREE BIKE VALET

Rillito Park Race Track4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson 85718  

4.18.15

9:00 AM-5:00PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/viva-la-local-food-festival-with-free-bike-valet/

Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade This year’s theme is: “To the Earth Be Kind; Leave Your Car Behind.” A great day to ride your bike to the event and use the free bike valet parking.

Reid Park

Off of Country Club north of 22nd Street,

APRIL 18, 2015 9:00 AM TO APRIL 18, 2015 2:00 PM karen.wilhelmsen@pima.gov

 

Celebrate Bike Fest month by biking to your library. Show us your helmet and we’ll give you an “I love my library” sticker! Plus all the books, music and movies you can carry (well, maximum of 25 items).

All PCPL libraries  

4.18.15

9:00 am-5:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-your-library-day/

REAL ESTATE BIKE TOUR OF HOMES IN SAM HUGHES TO CELEBRATE BIKE MONTH.  There is really no way to get to know a neighborhood better than riding through it on your bike.

Ride will start at Reid Park after Earth Day celebration at 2PM.  The first house will be 526 N Sawtelle Ave at about 2:15. April 18, 2015 2:00 pm

End:

April 18, 2015 4:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/real-estate-bike-tour-of-homes-in-sam-hughes-to-celebrate-bike-month/

Damion  Alexander

Damion@DamionAlexander.com

977-5664

 

BOOKBIKE FLEET KICKOFF EVENT.  Join the library as we celebrate the addition of two new Bookbikes to give us a fleet of three!

Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library

4350 E. 22nd St

April 18, 2015 11:00 am http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bookbike-fleet-kickoff-event/

RIDE THE GENDER BLENDER! Calling all Drag Queens, Kings, Boys-In-A-Skirt, Girls-in-a-Mascara-Moustache, and all other gender-curious & unique bikers! We are going to ride the night out, and we are going to do it in STYLE

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento

April 18, 2015 6:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/ride-the-gender-blender/

Cyclovia Tucson – Downtown to South Tucson

Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 19th. Dance, jog, skate, roll, play, smile, laugh your way through streets that are open to people for a day!

Downtown Tucson to City of South Tucson and back! APRIL 19, 2015 10:00 AM TO APRIL 19, 2015 3:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/cyclovia-tucson-downtown-to-south-tucson/

Wild West Cargo & Utility Bike Cyclovia Cleanup & After-party.  Prize for best outfit and/or bike decorations and biggest haul of trash to be awarded by mob vote!

Armory Park

200 S. 6th Ave

APRIL 19, 2015 2:30 PM TO APRIL 19, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/wild-west-cargo-utility-bike-cyclovia-cleanup-after-party/

Bike to Work Food Station hosted by PAG and Sun Rideshare. Free breakfast snacks, drinks, and other give away items available for all who visit.

3rd St. Bike Blvd. at Country Club April 20, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 20, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-4/

Ruth Reiman rreiman@pagregion.com

 

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING

Want funding for the loop?  For open space?  A Velodrome.

The Supervisors are voting on if we will have a bond election this year.  They have said they need to see a line out the door and around the block.  We need you!!!

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

4th Avenue/Fontana Bike Blvd. at Mansfield Park April 21, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 21, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-3/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Come all bikers! Anyone who rides their bike to BJ’s will get 10% off their bill. excluding alcohol( I am in favor of all things bike and companies that support cycling, but how can you offer a bike to the brew and not give a discount on the brew?)

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse APRIL 22, 2015 11:00 AM TO APRIL 22, 2015 10:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-the-brew/

Bike to Work Food Station hosted by PAG and Sun Rideshare. Free breakfast snacks, drinks, and other give away items available for all who visit.

The Loop at Campbell (north side near St. Philips Plaza) April 22, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 22, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-5/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

El Mercado, W. Congress, next to the streetcar platform April 23, 2015 7:00 am

April 23, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-2/

Ruth Reiman rreiman@pagregion.com

Law Office of Eric Post Open House

Bring your auto insurance declaration sheet for a free review of how well that will cover you when you’re on your bicycle.
Bring your bicycle law questions

Law Office of Eric Post PLLC

651 North Swan Road,

APRIL 23, 2015 3:00 PM TO APRIL 23, 2015 5:00 PM eric@ericpostlaw.com

520-207-9601

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

Downtown, west side of Stone between Congress and Broadway                       April 24, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 24, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Bike to Work Day is one day set aside in April especially for you, your co-workers, your friends and family to give bicycle commuting to work a try.

 All Across Tucson & Eastern Pima County APRIL 24, 2015 6:00 AM TO APRIL 24, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-day-2/

Tie Ride: Ride in to work at Abrams (Pima County Health Department, 3950 S. Country Club Rd. #100) from Reid Park at a slow pace, enjoying a mostly car-free route in the morning.

Hi Corbett Field

700 S Randolph Way, Tucson 85716

April 24, 2015 7:15 am

April 24, 2015 7:45 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/tie-ride/

Brian Eller Brian.eller@pima.gov

 

Picnic Dinner Bike Ride: Mission Garden

A leisurely ride along the Santa Cruz River path to a BYO picnic dinner in the Mission Gardens.

Juhan Park

1770 W Copper Street,

APRIL 24, 2015 5:30 PM TO APRIL 24, 2015 9:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/804474646307734/

Bike Fest FINAL Bike-In Movie of the Series, “Goonies”

Franklin Docks, 50 W. Alameda or Franklin/Stone April 24, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-final-bike-in-movie-of-the-series-goonies/

The Pima Community College Police Department is hosting a Bike Safety Fair

1255 N. Stone Avenue (corner of Speedway and Stone) April 25, 2015 9:00 am- 2PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/pima-community-college-downtown-campus-first-annual-bike-safety-fair/

Explore all 4 Bookmans by bike.  Each of our pit stops will have water, nutrition and sweet giveaways from New Belgium. On our return to the Sports Exchange, we will be greeted with a New Belgium pinta scrumptious food truck for lunch and a raffle for a New Belgium Bike Jersey.

Bookmans Sports Exchange

3330 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716

April 25, 2015 8:00 am

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bookmans-sports-exchange-spring-bike-classic/

Brett Shelby

Contact Email: sportsevents@bookmans.com

 

NOSOTROS ACADEMY/ MENLO BIKES BIKE REPAIR CLINIC

bring your bike down to get some help with getting your bike back into shape and on the road again

Nosotros Academy

440 N Grande Ave, Tucson 85719

April 25, 2015 8:00 am

April 25, 2015 11:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/nosotros-academy-menlo-bikes-bike-repair-clinic/

Sean Takesian sean@nosotrosacademy.org

 

Come explore the historic railroad right of way between Barrio Anita and Arizona Feeds at S 6th and E 37th.

Ordinary Bike Shop

311 E 7th St

April 25, 2015 9:00 am -12PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/adventure-bike-ride-el-paso-and-southwestern-railroad-right-of-way/

Better Block Party & Community Mural Project: Come participate in a community mural on the boarded up windows of the old Green Dolphin, delight a re-imagined street with bike lanes, traffic circle, sidewalk tables under the trees.

Park Ave & 10th St

95 N. Park Ave

 

April 25, 2015 10:00 am

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/better-block-demo-community-mural-project/

A family-friendly bike campout. We will likely (tbd) be following The Loop to CDO Path to Catalina State Park, depending on rsvp’s (min 20 people required to reserve group area). Expect park fee of $15 for camping.

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento,

 

 

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

 

April 26, 2015 12:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/family-friendly-bike-campout/

Community Gardens Bike Ride #2

We are combining biking and gardening as we ride to 3 of the Community Gardens of Tucson’s most beautiful gardens

We will start at Blue Moon (located behind Tucson House)

1501 N. Oracle Rd.

APRIL 26, 2015 8:00 AM TO APRIL 26, 2015 11:00 AM Jessica Paul

Jessica@communitygardensoftucson.org

ApROLL Bike & Walk to School Challenge

April is Bike Fest Tucson, a month-long celebration of the incredibly green, affordable, and fun bicycle. Biking or walking to school during the week of April 27 – May 1

All Across Tucson & Pima County April 27, 2015 7:30 am

May 1, 2015 9:30 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/aproll-bike-walk-to-school-challenge/

Celebrate Mountain Biking Our mountain bike team will be there to lead you on a tough and rigorous mountain bike trail. Come prepared! Afterwards, we will all meet back at Pueblo Vida Brewing to talk bikes and drink some great craft beer!

Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead between 6PM and 6:30PM.

Light will be neccessary

April 27, 2015 6:30 pm

End:

April 27, 2015 10:00 pm

Updated:

April 6, 2015

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/celebrate-mountain-biking/

Linette Antillon

Contact Email: linette@pueblovidabrewingcompany.com

Roll with the Major

Join Mayor Jonathan Rothschild at this free breakfast event sponsored and hosted by Whole Foods Speedway and then accompany him on two wheels for his downtown commute!

3360 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716

April 28, 2015 6:45 am

April 28, 2015 8:15 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/roll-with-the-mayor-breakfast/

Evren Sonmez evren@livingstreetsalliance.org

 

Bring your favorite camp coffee brewing equipment and meet us for a quick cup on your way to work or school. This is a bring your own brew event but if you don’t have anything to brew with don’t worry, folks are usually willing and able to share! We will also have some give-aways available from some of our favorite #coffeeoutside brands.

Parque De San Cosme

 

496 W Cushing St, Tucson 85701

April 29, 2015 7:00 am

April 29, 2015 8:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/coffee-outside-meetup/

Duncan Benning

Duncan@TransitCycles.com

Bike Fest Finale : April might be over, but the SHIFT to bikes for transportation, for fun, and for community is permanent! Come celebrate with us as we look back at all the fun we’ve had together all month long and share your favorite hot-weather riding tips to ensure we all keep riding just about as long as we can.

Borderlands Brewing Company April 30, 2015 5:00 pm

 

April 30, 2015 9:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-grand-finale-bash/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Two-wheel Jones El Tour Criterium

 

2 days of racing fun in Downtown Mesa 4.10.15

4.11.15

Downtown Mesa, Arizona

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-964
El Tour Criterium State Championship The official State Championship race this year. Great racing on tap as well as family friendly activities 4.10.15

4.11.15

4.12.15

Downtown Mesa http://www.mesabikerace.com/
Foray at the Fort (Sierra Vista) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 4.11.15 Fort Huachucha

556 Auger Ave.

http://mbaa.net/racing/3-sierra-vista-foray-at-the-fort/
HILLSIDE ROAD RACE

ARIZONA’S TOUGHEST ROAD RACE

25  2,333 vert

42 3,860 vert

63 5.028 vert

4.18.15 Prescott

Westbound leg of

SR 96 just north of Hillside.

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-587

 

info@wmrc.org

GM Time Trial and Gran Fondo This Event in Yuma has been canceled:-(
Arizona City Cotton Classic All categories listed in the Arizona Points Series 4.26.15 16286 S. Sunland

Gin Rd. Arizona City

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-1199  DonMelhado       dmelhado@cox.net
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 http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6
The Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial All categories listed in the Arizona Points Series 5.09.15 South Mountain Park 10919 South Central Avenue, Phoenix 85042 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-928
Flagstaff Frenzy (Flagstaff) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 5.16.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/7-flagstaff-flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D (Flagstaff) FUN-D raiser for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. 5.17.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/super-d/

This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELD.

 

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

 

WHERE DO ALL THE RIDES COME FROM?  These links and shops and clubs and teams and facebook and YOU.  See a ride that is missing.  Please let me know  Damion@DamionAlexadner.com.  Thanks

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR – Jesus Friaa 520-271-3776

 

Shop Rides

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Broadway Bicycles

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Recumbent

Tucson Recumbent Cyclists  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts

Community Bike Ride List April 11- April 19

WOW!!!!  This week we have nearly 120 unique rides, races and events on the list.

I’m considering creating a calendar and changing the format in the weeks to come as this is taking so much time to compile.  Below are all of the sources I check each week for the info that goes into the list.  I put it here with contact info as I think it’s good to verify rides and also to get to know who a group is before you ride with them.  As always, this is a joy for me to share, but it does take me away from work.  Hook a brother up, send some real estate referrals my way.  520-977-5664.  Damion@Damionalexander.com www.DamionAlexander.com

Road

*Vistoso Cyclist http://vistosocyclists.weebly.com/road-biking.html

Cactus Cycling http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php

Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA-  http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/203149392/

*Tucson Tri Girls https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttgandfriends/   http://www.tucsontrigirls.org/index.php/calendar

Zona Cyclist https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794

JKG Strava – https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts

U of A Cycling http://uacycling.com/

Velo Vets  Phonehttp://www.azvelovets.org/: 520-465-5186  Giuliana Donnelly

Tuesday Night Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/5833629539/

Bicycle Commuters of Tucson https://www.facebook.com/groups/160142187481277/

Team Humbler https://www.facebook.com/groups/1587163251518826/

SynCardia Cycling https://www.facebook.com/groups/144824805509/

Tuesday Night Fast and Fixed Ride brownus_clarence@yahoo.com

Mountain Bike

Tucson Offroad Cyclists and Activists TORCA http://torca.org/   www.facebook.com/events/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists  https://www.facebook.com/SDMB.org   http://www.sdmb.org

Tucson Mountain Bike Addicts https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMTBAddicts \

Our MTB Rides – Dave Slagle Slaglesphone@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourmtbrides/385655391621830/?notif_t=group_activity

Old Pueblo Mountain Bike – Todd Rasmussen 520-256-1340   https://www.facebook.com/groups/203787656312279/?fref=ts

RBAR –  Jesus Frias Friass2@hotmail.com 520-271-3776

Cyclocross

Tucson Cyclocross Practice https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/

Bike Polo

Tucson Bike Polo https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts

Shop Rides

Ben’s Bikes http://www.bensbikestucson.com/  520-574-2453

Bicycle Ranch Tucson – http://bicycleranch.com/tucson-rides/ (  520-219-4311

Broadway Bicycles   www.broadwaybicycles.com    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1752676614957909/?ref=browser   520-296-7819

Fairwheel Bikes https://fairwheelbikes.com/tucson-arizona-location-ezp-1.html#rides  (520) 884-9018

Grasky Endurance Coaching  www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

Ordinary Bike Shop http://ordinarybikeshop.com  obsinc@hotmail.com   520-622-6488

Performance Bicycles Speedway Tucson – Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎ http://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/events/

Performance Bicycles Broadway –  pbs054@performanceinc.com 520-296-4715

Sabino Cycles – Steve Wetmore steve@sabinocycles.com 520) 885-3666

Sun & Spokes in Sierra Vista  http://www.sunnspokes.com/ 520.458.0685

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles http://uacycling.com/

 

Ben’s Bike MTB Meet at shop 6:00 PM 1-2 hours Easy, fun, social Ben’s Bikes
Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday

5:30AM

20 miles

About an hour

12-14

HILLS

Damion Alexander

977-5664

Velo Vets VA Blind Rehab Center. Tuesday 5:00PM 5-25 miles easy, fun, social and service ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

http://www.azvelovets.org/

Tuesday “Shootout” University/Euclid Tuesday

6:30AM

2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
RBAR Energy MTB Ride& Rbar Samples Fantasy Island North Side Tuesday

5:50PM

Easy ride https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zona-Cycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

6:30PM

Few Hours Varies Fast brownus_clarence@yahoo.com
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Tuesday

8:30PM

12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

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

6:30AM

40-60 miles http://uacycling.com/
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed

6:30AM

55-60 Miles www.Fairwheelbike.com
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking Lot Wed

5:30AM

Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual

NoDrop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579397565447522/?fref=ts
Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:00PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Wednesday Shredzday Sierra Vista 31.501495, -110.274078 7:00PM 10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs

6:30AM

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Hills, hills, hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Thurs

5:30AM

20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander

977-5664

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

6:30AM

1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride http://uacycling.com/
Ordinary Bike Shop Ride Ordinary Bike Shop Thursday

9AM

10-20 Miles Conversational Pace Nate Woiwode nate@ordinarybikeshop.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs

5:30AM

Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammer fest JKG Strava on Facebook
Tasty Chipolte Night Ride Sierra Vista

Chipotle  6 or circle K at 6:30

6:00  from Chipotle 6:30 Circle K on BST 20-25 miles No drop Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685
U OF A Cycling  Friday Freewheelin Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Friday

6:30AM

2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice http://uacycling.com/
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina

 

Saturday 7:00AM 48 (shorter option of 35 as well) miles 17-20

MPH

Free Breakfast after ride

Steve 520-219-4311

The

Old  Man Shootout

University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:15AM

 

60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

www.fairwheelbikes.com
The Big Boy Shootout University and

Euclid

Saturday 6:30AM AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Saturday 8:00AM 15-20 miles 12-15

No drop

Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 8:00AM 10-15 miles beginner 12-15

No drop

pbs054@performanceinc.com

520-296-4715

Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride I’m sad to say that Miles Ahead has closed and one of the best shop rides in Tucson is no more.  If you are interested in starting a Pistol Hill Ride Every week, please let me know so I can put it here.  I know there is an interest, we just need someone to step up.  Thanks Geoff for having such a great ride.  You and Miles Ahead will be missed.
Ben’s Bike Ride At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

8:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve  to be on the list Saturday 7:30 No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com

 

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details.  Different route weekly. Saturday 7:30AM www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html

 

VELO\VETS Ride the Loop! Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave Sunday 4:00 PM 5-25 miles All speeds welcome http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1868181

Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

Performance Speedway Shop Ride 3302 E. Speedway Blvd Sunday

7:00AM

30-35 miles 12-15 Pbs074@performaneinc.com

(520) 327-3232‎

Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle

 

Sunday

7:30AM

www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html
Ben’s Bikes At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

Sunday 8AM 35-40 17-20 www.bensbikestucson.com

520-574-2453

Velo Vets Ride the Loop Mobility Fitness Center 2502 N. Dragoon Ave. Sunday 4:00Pm- 6:00pm A few miles Easy fun social ride Giuliana Donnelly

Phone:520-465-5186

 

THIS WEEKS ROAD RIDES

PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info

Sabino Cycles and

Zona Cycling

Many are going to the Tour de Mesa, including the ride leaders. So no ride this Saturday.

Vistoso, Twin Peaks, La Canada Loop

On the Loop 1500 W. River Road Saturday

April 11

9:00AM

48 miles 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221676662/
TTG Sunday Morning Rides 4495 S Coach Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85714 Sunday

April 12th

7:30

20 miles Easy Peasy https://www.facebook.com/events/676710529102063/
SynCardia Udall Park Sunday

April 12th

7:00

TBD TBD https://www.facebook.com/groups/144824805509/
Riders for the Cure Starbucks at Campbell and River Sunday

April 12th

7:45

38.12 miles Charlotte Dobson  charlotte.dobson67@gmail.com
Cactus Cycling

North West Sunday Circle Cycle

Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle Sunday

April 12th

8:00AM

39 Miles 16-18 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1904730
Saguaro East on a Sunday : Arizona National Club House 9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive Tucson, Sunday

April 12th

8:00AM

30 miles 16 MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1909246
Cactus Cycling

Ken’s Monday Ride

 

Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Monday

April 13,

8:00

25-35 Miles 14-16MPH http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1905786
The Bicycle Loop Ride Udall Park Monday

4.13.15

7:00AM

60 miles 14-16

mph

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221605977/
Womens Group Ride This ride has been canceled.
Medium hills of the Foothills Behind Starbucks at Swan and Sunrise Tue, April 14, 2015 7:30 AM 25 miles 16-18 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1911517
Mt. Lemmon Training Ride Udall Park Wednesday

4.15.15

7:00AM

To mile 13 Your pace http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221606090/
Pima Cty Fairgrounds – Julian Wash Loop Ride Udall Park Friday

4.17.15

7:00AM

45 miles 15-16 MPH http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221606024/

THIS WEEKS MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES  ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^

What Location Date

Time

Time  Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Diablo – Revisited Diablo Mtn

near Chaves Siding Exit, Tubac, AZ

Saturday, 4.11. 15

8:00 AM

28 miles of jeep roads and non-technical. There are three fairly difficult uphills that follow other not quite as difficult uphills (and downhills) http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221572971/
Trail Work Opportunity – AZ Trail Redington Pass Tanque Verde Falls Trail head Saturday, 4.11. 15

7:30 AM

A work event to knock back berms, improve the tread and lots of brushing & pruning to maintain trail corridor requirements on AZT Passage 10. http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221573643/
MTB Addicts – Kentucky Camp Rosemont Junction Trailhead Sunday

4.12.15

8:00AM

(29 Mile Loop) This is a great ride, and with everything blooming, the scenery should be spectacular https://www.facebook.com/events/793001387420229/
OMR Sunday Ride. 4-12-15 The Tortolitas hosted by Mike Mucker 1171 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd Oro Valley, Az 85755 Sunday

4.12.15

9:00AM

This will be a little bit of an advanced ride!   Plan on about 35 miles and 3k of climbing. https://www.facebook.com/events/368942096624485/
Trail Work Opportunity- AZ Trail Molino Basin Molino Basin Camp Grounds

Catalina Highway mile 5,

Sunday

4.12.15

9:00AM

A work event to knock back berms, improve the tread and brushing & pruning to maintain trail corridor requirements on AZT Passage 10 http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221573750/
SAMBA Monday Night @Hope Camp

Hope Camp Trailhead

Camino Loma Alta,

Monday

4.13.15

6:30PM

  Monday night ride @ Hope camp. Plan on 2+ hours.But you do need a good light http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/221384654/
Tuesday night lights with Burritos!

Fantasy Island Irvington  side

Tuesday

4.14.15

7:00PM

Plan on riding the north side loops! Burritos at Losbetos! https://www.facebook.com/events/1419228475053533/
Wednesday Night Ride at Sweetwater Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead Wednesday,

4. 15.15

6:15 PM

a clockwise loop of most of the trails there. Lights are still needed!!! http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/220452262/

EVENTS

What Location Date Contact
Bike Fest Bike-In Movie Series, “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” Menlo Park

325 N. Grande Ave.

April 10, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-bike-in-movie-series-pee-wees-big-adventure-2/ collin.forbes@gmail.com
EDIBLE BAJA ARIZONA MAGAZINE HOSTS A PROGRESSIVE DINNER BY BIKE Join Edible Baja Arizona writers and staff on a progressive dinner through Tucson – by bike! This mini-tour of our foodshed will visit several local establishments specializing in the regional flavors and local ingredients of the northern Sonoran desert. TBD

The guided tour is free, but be sure to bring along plenty of cash. More details coming soon.

Saturday

4.11.15

6:00 – 9:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/edible-baja-arizona-magazine-hosts-a-progressive-dinner-by-bike/ Jared McKinley

jared@ediblebajaarizona.com

 

2nd Saturdays Bike in Movie Celebrate Bike Fest month with Janet K. Miller’s tales of “Bicycle adventures in Holland, Germany, Turkey and Tucson” and find out from Bob Willman “Is bicycle touring in your future?” Jacome Plaza Saturday

4.11.15

6:45 PM TO 8:45

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/2nd-saturdays-bike-in-movie/

GABA Bike Swap Spring 2015

 

Centered at 7th Street and 5th Avenue Sunday

4.12.15

7:00 AM 2:00PM

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/gaba-bike-swap-spring-2015/

Greg Yares gregyares@gmail.com

 

COMMUNITY GARDENS BIKE RIDE #1  This ride combines gardening and biking!

 

APRIL 12, 2015 8:00 AM TO APRIL 12, 2015 8:00 AM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/community-gardens-bike-ride-1/

12TH ANNUAL PIE PARTY  The Pie Party celebrates 12 years by bringing back the Pie Contest! Held for many years among friends, Pie Party was passed on to the Food Conspiracy Co-op in 2014 as a fundraiser and fun community event. Enter a pie, come to eat pie or come to celebrate community – there is something for everyone.

 

525 N. Bonita Ave.

Sunday

4.12.15

3:00 pm 6:00 pm

 

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/12th-annual-pie-party/

Kelly Watters

outreach@foodconspiracy.coop

 

CIRCUS PARADE BIKE RIDE.  It’s the Bike Fest Tucson GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!!!!

200 S 6th Avenue April 14, 2015 6:30 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/circus-parade-bike-ride/

MERCADO TO DRAGOON GROUP RIDEA fun ride from Transit Cycles at the Mercado to Dragoon Tap Room! We’ll head up the Santa Cruz and explore the “secret route” to the Dragoon Tap Room. Riders will get a complimentary Dragoon Logo Pint Glass at the Brewery

100 SOUTH AVENIDA DEL CONVENTO, April 15, 2015 5:30 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/mercado-to-dragoon-group-ride/

Come celebrate your inner goth as we ride around downtown Tucson dressed in a goth’s favorite color: BLACK. Dig out your chokers, your corsets, your capes, your upside down crosses, your mesh crop tops, your black lipstick, your darkest eyeliner, your blackest black, and your tightest tight. Let’s all disappoint our moms one last time.

200 S 6th Avenue, Tucson 85701 April 15, 2015 6:30 pm

8:30 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/goth-ride/ hh.emhall@gmail.com Holly Hall

FitWorks Downtown Opening Gala

Join FitWorks at their new location for a downtown opening gala with food, beer from Borderlands Brewing, prize drawings and more. All donations benefit Look! Save a Life

FitWorks Bike Shop & Training Warehouse

119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson 85702

APRIL 16, 2015 6:00 PM TO APRIL 16, 2015 9:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/fitworks-downtown-opening-gala/

The Bike Fest Bike-In Movie Series continues with the timeless classic “The Bicycle Thief”.

 

Rio Vista Natural Resource Park (all the way north on Tucson Blvd.)

April 16, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-bike-in-movie-series-the-bicycle-thief/

GABA bike repair session. Come on out and lend a hand. A great experience, even if you are not good with a wrench.

Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club 2585 East 36th Street, April 17, 2015

3:00 PM

http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/221597223/

New Belgium Brewing Hosts Bike-In Movie Night   New Belgium Brewing hosts a happy hour and FREE, all-ages bike-in movie featuring New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour

Mercado San Agustín

100 S. Avenida del Convento

Tuesday

4.17.15

5:00 PM 9:00 PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/new-belgium-brewing-hosts-bike-in-movie-night/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

How SLOW can you go? Come and find out on the Slow Ride to the Bike-In Movie. All-ages, no-drop straightforward ride from the UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín, location for the Bike-In Movie Since we’ll be rolling slowly, costumes, music, noisemakers, balloons – anything fun, festive, and gawk-worthy- is encouraged!

UA Flagpole to the Mercado San Agustín Tuesday

4.17.15

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/slow-ride-to-the-bike-in-movie/

Rhonda Kendrick

RKendrick@newbelgium.com

            Viva La Local Food Festival – with FREE BIKE VALET

Rillito Park Race Track4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson 85718 Wednesday

4.18.15

9:00 AM-5:00PM

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/viva-la-local-food-festival-with-free-bike-valet/

Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade This year’s theme is: “To the Earth Be Kind; Leave Your Car Behind.” A great day to ride your bike to the event and use the free bike valet parking.

Reid Park

Off of Country Club north of 22nd Street,

APRIL 18, 2015 9:00 AM TO APRIL 18, 2015 2:00 PM karen.wilhelmsen@pima.gov

 

Celebrate Bike Fest month by biking to your library. Show us your helmet and we’ll give you an “I love my library” sticker! Plus all the books, music and movies you can carry (well, maximum of 25 items).

All PCPL libraries Wednesday

4.18.15

9:00 am-5:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-your-library-day/

REAL ESTATE BIKE TOUR OF HOMES IN SAM HUGHES TO CELEBRATE BIKE MONTH.  There is really no way to get to know a neighborhood better than riding through it on your bike.

Ride will start at Reid Park after Earth Day celebration at 2PM.  The first house will be 526 N Sawtelle Ave at about 2:15. April 18, 2015 2:00 pm

End:

April 18, 2015 4:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/real-estate-bike-tour-of-homes-in-sam-hughes-to-celebrate-bike-month/

Damion  Alexander

Damion@DamionAlexander.com

977-5664

 

BOOKBIKE FLEET KICKOFF EVENT.  Join the library as we celebrate the addition of two new Bookbikes to give us a fleet of three!

Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library

4350 E. 22nd St

April 18, 2015 11:00 am http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bookbike-fleet-kickoff-event/

RIDE THE GENDER BLENDER! Calling all Drag Queens, Kings, Boys-In-A-Skirt, Girls-in-a-Mascara-Moustache, and all other gender-curious & unique bikers! We are going to ride the night out, and we are going to do it in STYLE

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento

April 18, 2015 6:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/ride-the-gender-blender/

Cyclovia Tucson – Downtown to South Tucson

Cyclovia Tucson is Sunday, April 19th. Dance, jog, skate, roll, play, smile, laugh your way through streets that are open to people for a day!

Downtown Tucson to City of South Tucson and back! APRIL 19, 2015 10:00 AM TO APRIL 19, 2015 3:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/cyclovia-tucson-downtown-to-south-tucson/

Wild West Cargo & Utility Bike Cyclovia Cleanup & After-party.  Prize for best outfit and/or bike decorations and biggest haul of trash to be awarded by mob vote!

Armory Park

200 S. 6th Ave

APRIL 19, 2015 2:30 PM TO APRIL 19, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/wild-west-cargo-utility-bike-cyclovia-cleanup-after-party/

Bike to Work Food Station hosted by PAG and Sun Rideshare. Free breakfast snacks, drinks, and other give away items available for all who visit.

3rd St. Bike Blvd. at Country Club April 20, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 20, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-4/

Ruth Reiman rreiman@pagregion.com

 

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

4th Avenue/Fontana Bike Blvd. at Mansfield Park April 21, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 21, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-3/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Come all bikers! Anyone who rides their bike to BJ’s will get 10% off their bill. excluding alcohol( I am in favor of all things bike and companies that support cycling, but how can you offer a bike to the brew and not give a discount on the brew?)

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse APRIL 22, 2015 11:00 AM TO APRIL 22, 2015 10:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-the-brew/

Bike to Work Food Station hosted by PAG and Sun Rideshare. Free breakfast snacks, drinks, and other give away items available for all who visit.

The Loop at Campbell (north side near St. Philips Plaza) April 22, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 22, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-5/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

El Mercado, W. Congress, next to the streetcar platform April 23, 2015 7:00 am

April 23, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station-2/

Ruth Reiman rreiman@pagregion.com

Law Office of Eric Post Open House

Bring your auto insurance declaration sheet for a free review of how well that will cover you when you’re on your bicycle.
Bring your bicycle law questions

Law Office of Eric Post PLLC

651 North Swan Road,

APRIL 23, 2015 3:00 PM TO APRIL 23, 2015 5:00 PM eric@ericpostlaw.com

520-207-9601

Bike to Work Food Station. Free breakfast snacks, drinks and other give aways will be available for all visitors.

Downtown, west side of Stone between Congress and Broadway                       April 24, 2015 7:00 am

End:

April 24, 2015 9:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-food-station/

Ruth Reiman

rreiman@pagregion.com

Bike to Work Day is one day set aside in April especially for you, your co-workers, your friends and family to give bicycle commuting to work a try.

 All Across Tucson & Eastern Pima County APRIL 24, 2015 6:00 AM TO APRIL 24, 2015 7:00 PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-to-work-day-2/

Tie Ride: Ride in to work at Abrams (Pima County Health Department, 3950 S. Country Club Rd. #100) from Reid Park at a slow pace, enjoying a mostly car-free route in the morning.

Hi Corbett Field

700 S Randolph Way, Tucson 85716

April 24, 2015 7:15 am

April 24, 2015 7:45 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/tie-ride/

Brian Eller Brian.eller@pima.gov

 

Picnic Dinner Bike Ride: Mission Garden

A leisurely ride along the Santa Cruz River path to a BYO picnic dinner in the Mission Gardens.

Juhan Park

1770 W Copper Street,

APRIL 24, 2015 5:30 PM TO APRIL 24, 2015 9:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/804474646307734/

Bike Fest FINAL Bike-In Movie of the Series, “Goonies”

Franklin Docks, 50 W. Alameda or Franklin/Stone April 24, 2015 7:00 pm http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-final-bike-in-movie-of-the-series-goonies/

The Pima Community College Police Department is hosting a Bike Safety Fair

1255 N. Stone Avenue (corner of Speedway and Stone) April 25, 2015 9:00 am- 2PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/pima-community-college-downtown-campus-first-annual-bike-safety-fair/

Explore all 4 Bookmans by bike.  Each of our pit stops will have water, nutrition and sweet giveaways from New Belgium. On our return to the Sports Exchange, we will be greeted with a New Belgium pinta scrumptious food truck for lunch and a raffle for a New Belgium Bike Jersey.

Bookmans Sports Exchange

3330 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716

April 25, 2015 8:00 am

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

 

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bookmans-sports-exchange-spring-bike-classic/

Brett Shelby

Contact Email: sportsevents@bookmans.com

 

NOSOTROS ACADEMY/ MENLO BIKES BIKE REPAIR CLINIC

bring your bike down to get some help with getting your bike back into shape and on the road again

Nosotros Academy

440 N Grande Ave, Tucson 85719

April 25, 2015 8:00 am

April 25, 2015 11:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/nosotros-academy-menlo-bikes-bike-repair-clinic/

Sean Takesian sean@nosotrosacademy.org

 

Come explore the historic railroad right of way between Barrio Anita and Arizona Feeds at S 6th and E 37th.

Ordinary Bike Shop

311 E 7th St

April 25, 2015 9:00 am -12PM http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/adventure-bike-ride-el-paso-and-southwestern-railroad-right-of-way/

Better Block Party & Community Mural Project: Come participate in a community mural on the boarded up windows of the old Green Dolphin, delight a re-imagined street with bike lanes, traffic circle, sidewalk tables under the trees.

Park Ave & 10th St

95 N. Park Ave

 

April 25, 2015 10:00 am

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/better-block-demo-community-mural-project/

A family-friendly bike campout. We will likely (tbd) be following The Loop to CDO Path to Catalina State Park, depending on rsvp’s (min 20 people required to reserve group area). Expect park fee of $15 for camping.

Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento,

 

 

April 25, 2015 1:00 pm

 

April 26, 2015 12:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/family-friendly-bike-campout/

Community Gardens Bike Ride #2

We are combining biking and gardening as we ride to 3 of the Community Gardens of Tucson’s most beautiful gardens

We will start at Blue Moon (located behind Tucson House)

1501 N. Oracle Rd.

APRIL 26, 2015 8:00 AM TO APRIL 26, 2015 11:00 AM Jessica Paul

Jessica@communitygardensoftucson.org

ApROLL Bike & Walk to School Challenge

April is Bike Fest Tucson, a month-long celebration of the incredibly green, affordable, and fun bicycle. Biking or walking to school during the week of April 27 – May 1

All Across Tucson & Pima County April 27, 2015 7:30 am

May 1, 2015 9:30 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/aproll-bike-walk-to-school-challenge/

Celebrate Mountain Biking Our mountain bike team will be there to lead you on a tough and rigorous mountain bike trail. Come prepared! Afterwards, we will all meet back at Pueblo Vida Brewing to talk bikes and drink some great craft beer!

Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead between 6PM and 6:30PM.

Light will be neccessary

April 27, 2015 6:30 pm

End:

April 27, 2015 10:00 pm

Updated:

April 6, 2015

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/celebrate-mountain-biking/

Linette Antillon

Contact Email: linette@pueblovidabrewingcompany.com

Roll with the Major

Join Mayor Jonathan Rothschild at this free breakfast event sponsored and hosted by Whole Foods Speedway and then accompany him on two wheels for his downtown commute!

3360 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716

April 28, 2015 6:45 am

April 28, 2015 8:15 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/roll-with-the-mayor-breakfast/

Evren Sonmez evren@livingstreetsalliance.org

 

Bring your favorite camp coffee brewing equipment and meet us for a quick cup on your way to work or school. This is a bring your own brew event but if you don’t have anything to brew with don’t worry, folks are usually willing and able to share! We will also have some give-aways available from some of our favorite #coffeeoutside brands.

Parque De San Cosme

 

496 W Cushing St, Tucson 85701

April 29, 2015 7:00 am

April 29, 2015 8:00 am

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/coffee-outside-meetup/

Duncan Benning

Duncan@TransitCycles.com

Bike Fest Finale : April might be over, but the SHIFT to bikes for transportation, for fun, and for community is permanent! Come celebrate with us as we look back at all the fun we’ve had together all month long and share your favorite hot-weather riding tips to ensure we all keep riding just about as long as we can.

Borderlands Brewing Company April 30, 2015 5:00 pm

 

April 30, 2015 9:00 pm

http://www.bikefesttucson.com/event/bike-fest-grand-finale-bash/

 

TIMED RIDES aka MOTIVATION aka RACES and Big Rides

Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Two-wheel Jones El Tour Criterium

 

2 days of racing fun in Downtown Mesa 4.10.15

4.11.15

Downtown Mesa, Arizona

 

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-964
El Tour Criterium State Championship The official State Championship race this year. Great racing on tap as well as family friendly activities 4.10.15

4.11.15

4.12.15

Downtown Mesa http://www.mesabikerace.com/
Foray at the Fort (Sierra Vista) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 4.11.15 Fort Huachucha

556 Auger Ave.

http://mbaa.net/racing/3-sierra-vista-foray-at-the-fort/
HILLSIDE ROAD RACE

ARIZONA’S TOUGHEST ROAD RACE

25  2,333 vert

42 3,860 vert

63 5.028 vert

4.18.15 Prescott

Westbound leg of

SR 96 just north of Hillside.

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-587

 

info@wmrc.org

GM Time Trial and Gran Fondo This Event in Yuma has been canceled:-(
Arizona City Cotton Classic All categories listed in the Arizona Points Series 4.26.15 16286 S. Sunland

Gin Rd. Arizona City

https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-1199  DonMelhado       dmelhado@cox.net
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 http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6
The Highly Falkner South Mountain Time Trial All categories listed in the Arizona Points Series 5.09.15 South Mountain Park 10919 South Central Avenue, Phoenix 85042 https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2015-928
Flagstaff Frenzy (Flagstaff) A Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) race. 5.16.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/7-flagstaff-flagstaff-frenzy/
Super D (Flagstaff) FUN-D raiser for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. 5.17.15 Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ http://mbaa.net/racing/super-d/

This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need a second opinion, Please keep me in mind.  Many agents spend money advertising for new business, others sit open houses or cold call.  My business is based on referrals from past clients and friends.  The less time I have to do traditional prospecting the more I can do for the cycling community.  For example: this list.

THIS LIST IS PROVIDED AT A COURTESY OF THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM.  THIS LIST IS DEEMED RELIABLE, BUT NOT GUARANTEED.  WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE GROUP RIDERS ARE PROVIDED.  TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND DOUBLE CHECK OR GO TO THE RIDE AND IF NO ONE IS THERE, GO RIDE BY YOURSELD.

 

RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER

These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team  cannot guarantee anybody’s safety.  There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so you should  pay attention and take reasonable precautions.  I always use a helmet.  I think that Helmets are required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in the right ear and keep the headset out of the left ear. Better yet, buy a FarEnd Gear earbud.  Communication is essential during all rides and having the ability to hear is a part of your responsibility to others.  Please also ride within your limitations. You are  not racing the Tour de France.  If you see someone  that is  not riding within their limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we should politely bring this to their your attention  Dothis for your and everybody’s safety.

Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws.  We are not lemmings.  Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow.  Use your head and enjoy your ride.

 

THE DAMION ALEXANDER TEAM, DAMION ALEXANDER, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THIS LIST SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR INJURY THAT OCCURS ON THSES RIDES.  EVERY PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AROUND THEM

The Shootout Stopped And Ticketed

Mass tickets were issued on May 10, 2014 on the Shootout for failure to stop at a stop sign.   Many riders said they did come to a complete stop, but the Sherriff ticketed the entire group.  It is a $187 ticket.   Fortunately, I opted for the Miles Ahead Shop ride this morning and missed it, but made the following post on Facebook.

“I heard the Shootout was stopped for running a stop sign with multiple tickets. Curious if you got one?

The post attracted so much attention that I have been pondering the incident all afternoon.

The entire dialogue is below, but I had a few thoughts of my own.

Our legal system is flawed when it allows people to be ticketed when they did nothing wrong.  Many riders today said they came to a complete stop, one even put a foot down, and they still received citations.  They will have the opportunity to argue their case in court, but that is time and aggravation that is not merited when you did nothing wrong.   Others blew through the sign and were rightfully ticketed.

I have ridden the shootout.  I have seen red lights run, the centerline crossed and riders taking the entire road 5 across.  I’ve also seen professionals, tourists and business owners who call Tucson home (or visit)  because of the cycling.  The shootout has been mentioned by these people many times, it receives national attention as one of the best weekly group rides in the country.  This is one of Tucson’s Treasures.   That translates to more money in Pima County, leads to more jobs and creates a better community for all of us. We need to make sure we protect all attractions that make Southern Arizona so desirable.

Is this the way the shootout has been, is and will be and is just a part of a 150 person group ride? How many citations would be needed to make people change their behavior?  Who is going to take the role of authority and lay down the rules?

One point that was not mentioned is the Idaho Stop.  It is a law that allows cyclist to treat stop signs as yield signs.  From a cyclist prospective, they are great.  I’ll write another blog about them soon.

The following is the conversation about the incident.

 

Devon Balet Good! They should be ticketed

Michelle Lowenthal Helmke I was lucky to get a flat just before Duval mine Rd  prob 50 tickets given

Kim Bourn Yes, about 60 riders in Green Valley.

Kim Bourn A few riders didn’t stop, others did and entire group got individual tickets.

Linnea Herbertson I got a ticket and I even stopped and put my foot down 🙁

Damion Alexander Thanks Linnea. Kim, did Don get a ticket as well? I’m just trying to figure out how an entire group can be ticketed when most people do stop. It seems like all the tickets should be thrown out. I do agree with Devon on one level, if we are not obeying the laws, we deserve tickets( but perhaps not on a a stop sign in the middle of nowhere where you can see traffic in both directions for some distance)

Kim Bourn Yes, Don got a ticket and did stop.

Linnea Herbertson The cop said he had it all on video, so I’m hoping it shows me stopping because I don’t feel like paying 187 for something I didn’t do! However, it is difficult to differentiate people when we all are wearing kits and and such.

Denise Schuldt Amos I hope anyone who got the ticket and stopped fights it! I also hope the ones that didn’t learned their lesson and pay up. on another note it seems the shoot out is being targeted? I haven’t been on the ride so I don’t know if it’s warranted, but I hate when law enforcement entities decide to do targeted enforcements like that. == Seems to be something that should be discussed at the next BAC meeting.

Tyler Stites Seriously Devon?

Tyler ShafferTyler Shaffer I have been on the ride and there is a moderate level of sensible behavior, but there are also moments of mob mentality guided entitlement. I have been on a ride where a sheriff’s deputy ran riders off the road too. The shootout makes itself a target by the nature of the ride and there will probably always be a push and pull between riders and drivers/law enforcement. For those that break the law because everyone else around you is doing it’s silly to complain for getting nailed for it, and it is also silly to think you will be fine and above getting in trouble if you are riding with people that break the law.

Kevin Harsley I got one & I was 2nd place telling everyone to stop & watch out for them. I did a track stand (which is legal) next to the guy who put his foot down & I got a ticke

Damion Alexander Any lawyers reading this? Is there a group defense? I think Tyler Shaffer made a great point about “”getting in trouble if you are riding with people that break the law”, but last time I checked in America, it was innocent until proven guilty. Of course, you need to prove the innocence and if the video is not conclusive, how can you argue you did stop or how can the man say you didn’t? Kurt Kroese, Scott Biaggi?

Kevin Harsley I certainly did not see any cops in front of the group which leads us to think the video was shot from behind. Which will be impossible to pick out faces in the video. So seems like 1 of 2 things will happen. 1. Judge says I can’t see your face or anyone’s face so everyone who fights it gets off or 2. for the same reason no one gets off and we’re $187 lighter!

Jimmy Bees Civil traffic is not innocent until proven guilty. The legal definitions us more likely than not. As far as targeted enforcement it is don’t to address a problem and anyone that rides the shootout, and I do, can clearly see the disregard for traffic law by the riders. We have brought this on ourselves. How about we work in organizing a few other group rides on Sat to include the east and nw sides of town so the group is not as big and then the real problem can be solved. Bitching about the cited does not solve anything and the problem we started continues.

Chris Cunningham You are innocent until proven guilty. If you get a ticket, and pay it, then you have admitted guilt or you are at least not contesting it. You can go fight it and be proven innocent or guilty in a court of law.

Jimmy Bees  Chris you need to learn the law. Guilt and innocent is criminal law. Civil is responsible or not responsible. Huge difference. Criminal is beyond a reasonable doubt. Civil is more likely than not. 51%vs49%. The officer is considered an independent witness. The person with the cite has to prove they didn’t do it after the officer establishes a few things. Either he saw it or can establish it happened. The court has jurisdiction over where it occurred and who he cited.

Jimmy Bees In addition pima county has a bicycle diversion program like traffic school. Complete it and cite is dismissed

Ken Montaney Strava files should be able to prove whether you stopped or not. And bicycle diversion is a free alternative to paying the fine. Sounds like the officer overstepped his bounds but at the same time sheriff’s have been on the shootout the past 2 months. People should have seen this coming and anyone who did run the stop sign and ruined it for everyone else is an arrogant asshole

Ken Montaney Ps. I got a ticket myself for being an “arrogant asshole” riding around town a couple weeks ago.

Lynn Orchard Everyone. The sheriff wants us to go in and show on his video that we did stop. That is backwards… the burden of proof is on the sheriff. Everyone who was cited must contest and no one should volunteer to ID themselves on his tape. Make him match you in your suit and tie to the blurry sunglass wearing mass of lycra. Also… this was targeted and so it had some direction from some higher ups. A coordinated letter writing campaign to Mr. Huckelberry, the Pima County Administrator, and Sheriff Dupnik is in order. Or we could wring our hands and moan and let them target us each Saturday. Be respectful…Mr. Huckelberry is a HUGE cycling advocate and has done tons of good for our community. His contact info is: County Administrator’s Office, 130 W. Congress St., 10th Fl

Lynn Orchard Ken Montaney that one actually sounds deserved. 😉

Ira Getraer I would fight it and question the cop about pointing out you specifically in the video. He can’t claim to have kept track of every member of that large of a group at the same time.

Does anyone have GoPro footage from a riders perspective? That would atleast prove some people stopped and give a judge reason to doubt the officer knows every single person didn’t stop.

In other news no mountain bikers were ticketed en masse today so maybe try riding where traffic laws don’t apply.

Christine Jeffrey We are being targeted because a lot of the group chooses to disregard traffic laws. There were riders across the center line for most of the ride this morning and from my point of view, the last rider through the stop sign, most of the group didn’t stop and a good number of those that did stop were on the opposite side of the yellow!! Hello!!! Were are all the comments about how we as cyclists should obey traffic laws, instead of complaining about being targeted.

Christine Jeffrey And there was definitely a car right at the stop light taking video.

Lynn Orchard Christine, I was on the pointy end of the ride but I didn’t see anyone over the center line at all… And we were mostly two by two the whole ride, or single file when it ramped up. The cop started trailing us in town and was just looking for anythi…See More

Ira Getraer So you’re saying the same group of cyclists rides the same route at the same time every Saturday, and a lot of them run a stop sign, and you’re upset that law enforcement targeted this behavior to put a stop to it?

Lynn Orchard Yep.

Christine Jeffrey There were definitely people across the line and for the past three and a half years of living here and riding the shootout the majority of the riders roll that stop sign. Of course the cops are going to target it if people are always breaking the law there. They would do the same on a corner if every car was refusing to stop.

Lynn Orchard Christine… did you get a ticket?

Christine Jeffrey No, I new the cop was there, was there last week hiding with a video for the main shootout. Dropped back a couple hundreds yards from the group before Duval Mine road, did a complete stop at the sign, and wasn’t asked to stop by cops so kept riding.

Lisa Ribes Roberts Just FYI guys, legally it is every rider’s responsibility to stop at a stop sign. Two by two if necessary, but a few stopping or pausing and yelling ‘clear’ won’t cut it. I teach the diversion classes for Pima County and that is just about rule #1. Right after riding on the correct side of the road. Please don’t bother Chuck Huckleberry with this; he has more important things to do!

Lynn Orchard Yes bother. Bother bother bother!

Jorgiana Jake Those “roll through” folks give a bad name to the rest of us who follow the rules. I’ve never hesitated to let the rule breakers know that after a ride. If you obey stops in a car, so the same on your bike. If you don’t obey stops (car or bike) the ticket is deserved.

Jon Roberts All, years ago I spear headed a meeting with all local law enforcement, county attorney and governors office to clarify the interpretation of the bicycle statutes. We made great headway for the cycling community and have had relative peace for

Jon Roberts Years. Running a stop sign is not up for interpretation and will setback relations with law enforcement. I hope everyone takes a breath and deals with this properly. The sheriff in GV has a long and rocky history with cyclist but the court is fair. My two cents!

Lynn Orchard The issue is that the police gave tickets to everyone guilty or not….. and that they are there every week hounding the ride. If a cop followed you in you car for 60 miles week after week and was bent on giving you a ticket… eventually he would find a reason. That was what happened today.

Lynn Orchard Christine, I would be interested in hearing your tune if they decided to pull everyone over while you were still in the group. What if next Saturday morning they nab the entire ride because someone crosses the yellow and you are there in the bunch and end up with a ticket.

Jon Roberts Lynn, I was one of the 46 ticketed at the top of freeman during the law enforcement sting operation years ago due to many months of the wed ride breaking rules. I joined the group from my house 2 miles before the stop, breaking no rules and still was cited. So yes it happens out of frustration because the cops are responding to complaints and are forced act. We need to be better Stewards of the road

Ron Buotte I see the attitudes at the Saturday World Championships haven’t changed.

Kyle Van Renterghem I also received a ticket and what really upsets me is that any government entity can fine and punish people who did no wrong. I was towards the front and yes I’m sure people further back probably rolled through the stop sign which is illegal, enough said. However, according to the very knowledgeable Jimmy Bees it is the responsibility of the accused to prove their innocence simply because it is defined as a civil infraction (one that still costs a minimum wage earner 24 hours worth of pay). It very worrying that any government entity can cite/fine an entire group of people and and then say that you are responsible for for proving unequivocally that you did not commit the crime. Especially when there is no way to defend yourself from this sort of accusation short of video taping every action you ever make. That is too much power for any agency. Guilt by association is not an acceptable policy.

Todd Mion Here we go again.

Devon Balet Tyler StitesTyler yes, seriously. I am a cyclist too. Breaking a law is breaking a law. Being on a bike doesn’t make you above simple laws like a stop sign

Damion Alexander Thanks Devon. In a nutshell, that is what this comes down to. It’s the law. Break the law, get a citation. Hang out with people breaking the law, you might get thrown in with that group, even if you are innocent. How many citations would be needed to make people change their behavior? Who is going to take the role of authority and lay down the rules? Is their a figure in the community who riders would listen to?