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Bike Ride List December 04, 2022

We had some rainy days so I BEEFED up the ride list!

It is the most comprehensive event list for the Southwest and four corner states (and So Cal) for 2023. I’m saying this as I spent two days scouring the internet and in so doing discovered some other lists that are really good, but not at this level. Like the Borg, I have integrated all of the other lists and found links to each event.  It includes Road, Mountain Bike, Gravel, Cyclocross, Bike Packing, BMX, Fat Bikes, Track, Downhill and Enduro.  Over 140 races/events to choose from. It’s still a work in progress and will continue to grow as I discover new events.

This coming weekend Is one of the top five Cycling Related Events in Tucson that brings all of these groups together.  It is the BICAS art Auction.Come support BICAS and help decorate your home and yard in the most classic and timeless style, Bike Art! Even I I have a piece I donated this year and it can be yours.

In case you did not know, I do this list because I have a passion for cycling, but it does not pay any bills. In order to find the time to do this list all I ask is if you are thinking of buying or selling or know someone who is, please let me know. Real Estate pays the bills and I can either do traditional real estate marketing like sitting open houses and making cold calls, or provide an actual service, like this ride list. Please and Thanks.

 If you know of a ride that’s not on the list, please contact me. Best is text 520-977-5664 or email

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I DID NOT CONFIRM EVERY TIME, but did get in touch with most of the ride leaders and shops.  You should always verify times before you head out and remember these ride times are when the ride leaves. Please show up as early as needed to make sure you are ready to roll out at the time posted.


Ben’s Bikes MTB Night RideAlternates between Ben’s Bike the Vail TrailsMonday 6:30PM2 hours no drop 12-15 520-574-2453
Tuesday Fair Wheel RideUniversity/EuclidTuesday 7:30AM2.5 hours 40 
Tuesday Night Ride Flagpole  – West Side of  Old MainTuesday 8:30PM12-18 milesSlow
Mt. LemmonUniversity/EuclidWed 7:30AM55-60 Miles
JKG DnA Easy Udall Parking LotWed 5:30AMUdall-Mile post 3 on LemmonCasual No Drop
Wednesday ShredzdaySierra Vista Cherokee Parking LotWed 7:00PM10 miles Sun & Spokes. 520.458.0685 Awesome Site for local routes!
Bike PoloU of A Mall closer to CampbellWed 8:00PM
Up Oracle ThursdayUniversity and EuclidThurs 6:00AM
The JKG Flagship rideLe Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd Thurs 5:30AMLe Buzz to Molina BasinHammer festJKG Strava on Facebook
Homestretch Foundation Spin with the StretchiesLe Buzz 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd Starting dec 10am75-90 minutesRecovery ride
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina  Saturday 8:00AM  35-55  miles17-20 MPHFree Breakfast after ride Steve 520-219-4311
The  Old Man ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 7:15 AM  60 Mile (can be extended to 100)Fast 20
The ShootoutUniversity and EuclidSaturday 7:30AM60 Miles(can be extended to 100)
HMS Shop Ride8225 N. Courtney Page WaySaturday 7:00AM4 routes 25-30 MilesNo 520-989-0196
Zona Cycling  East Side Of TucsonVarious ridesdependsDepends Send Message on facebook to Colleen who manages page


PLEASE NOTE- Category below just for Mountain Bikes

WhatLocationDate/TimeDistanceSpeedContact- More Info
More Road rides next week. If you have a ride, text me at 520-977-5664 or email 
LOOKING FOR A GROUP RIDE? Check out these groups Cactus cycling and GABA have on-line ride calendars.  Check them out for more rides. Cactus Cycling   Greater Arizona Bicycle Association GABA- Cycle Fit Solutions Zona Cycling Message Colleen Steinmann  

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

WhatLocationDate-TimeTime  – Distance- SpeedContact- More Info
Hawe’s Trails – Tucson MTB AddictsCheck facebook for meeting locationSaturday 12.10.23 9:00AM[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
OldPuebloMTB “Gravel Jaunt” Rail X Ranch – (Edwin Rd. & Oracle Hwy)SAT 12.10.10 – 9:00am[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
This weekend is the Epic Rides Tour of the White Mountains. Lots of rides scheduled for PineTop and Show Low. Our MTB rides is doing a Sunday morning ride in ShowLow. 
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists(SDMB)  and Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA Tucson off-road Cyclists and Activists.  (TORCA) have a calendars. Check them out  at. SAMBA SDMB TORCA


WhatLocationDateContact- More Info
BICAS Art AuctionSACCA in the Tucson MallDecember 9-10 2023
GABA Volunteer OpportunitiesYear Round Opportunities to give back to the community. Check out the link to the right. ————-à
El Grupo and El GrupitoCoaching youth CyclingContact me, Damion, and I’ll put you in touch with the right coach depending on what you want to do. 520-977-5664


WhatLocationDateTire SizeContact- More Info
BICAS Art AuctionTucson, AZ12/ 9,10/2022Art
Dawn to Dusk ArizonaMcDowell Mountain Regional Park,December 10, 2022MTB
GABA Toy RideTucson, AZDecember 10 
2021 McKenzie Frenzy   Vail, AZ  December ?????????MTB
Race Against TimeSan ManuelSaturday January 22Road
 Winterbike   Copper Mountain, COJanuary 7, 2023Fat Bike
McDowell MeltdownFountain Hills  January 7-8,2023MTB
San Tran CenturyQueen Creek, ArizonaJanuary 8, 2023Road 
Silver Dollar Nationals  Las Vegas, NevadaJanuary 13- 15, 2023  BMX 
State Race DoubleTucson, AZ  January 22, 23BMX
Southwest Regional Gravity ChampionshipsBoulder City, NVJanuary 20-22Downhill, Eduro
Estrella HedgehogPhoenixJan 21-22MTB
CottonWood CrusherBuena Vista, COJan 21,2023Fat Bike
Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series: Colorado Cup   Leadville, COJanuary 21, 2023Fat Bike
CBR Critirium #1Domingues Hills, CAJanuary 22, 2023Road
Antelope Peak Challenge Arizona Endurance SeriesPicketpost to Tigermine RoadJanuary 28MTB
McDowell CircuitFountain Hills, AZSunday January 29MTB
Leadville Winter MTB Series: Tennessee Pass Night Jam –Leadville, COFebruary 4, 2023Fat Bike
White Tank WhirlwindWadell, AZFeb 4 & 5 – MTB
Vuelta a Santa CatalinaSan Manuel, AZFebruary 4th and 5thRoad
CBR Critirium #2Carson, CAFebruary 5Road
Tortolita 50 Arizona Endurance SeriesTucson, AZFebruary 11MTB
Tour De Palm SpringsPalm Springs, CAFebruary 11Road
Flapjack Flats TTPicacho, AZSunday February 12Road
Roger Millikan Memorial CritBrea, CAFebruary 12Road
Crystal Lake ChallengeDuarte, CAFebruary 18Road
Frisco Freeze –  Frisco, COFebruary 18, 2023- Fat Bike
Valley of The SunPhoenix, AZFeb 17,18,19Road
MOB N MojaveBoulder City, NVFeb 17-19Downhill/enduro
BMX Winter NationalsPhoenix, AZFebruary 17-19BMX 
24 Hours in the Old PuebloWillow Springs ,AZFeb 17-19MTB
UCLA Devil’s PunchbowlPearblossom, CAFebruary 25thRoad
Majestic CritOntario, CAFebruary 26Road
Enter the Pain CaveAvondale, AZFebruary 25,26Road
Leadville Winter mtb: Mineral Belt Mayhem –Leadville, COMarch 4, 2023Fat Bike
Belgian Waffle Ride  Cave Creek, AZ  March 3-5, 2023Gravel
Tucson Bicycle ClassicTucson AZMarch 3,4,5Road
Sedona Mountain Bike FestivalSedona, AZMarch 4-6, 2023MTB
Golden State Nationals BMXBakersfield, CAMarch 10-12BMX 
Skinny Tire FestivalMoab, UTMarch 11-14Road
Rosena Ranch Circuit RaceLa Verne, CAMarch 11Road
Ripsey Arizona Endurance SeriesOracle, AZMarch 11  MTB
True Grit EpicSanta Clara, UTMarch 11-18MTB
Majestic Crit 4Ontario, CAMach 12Road
Havasu HavocLake HavasuMarch 18MTB
Tour De CureGoodyearMarch 18Road
Musselman Crit – State CritTucson, AZMarch 18Road
 Leadville Winter MTB Fatty Patty –Leadville, COMarch 18, 2023(Fat Bike)
CBR Criterium #3Dominguez Hills, CAMarch 19, 2023Road 
Moab Rocks  Moab, UtMarch 25-27, 2023MTB
Spring CycloviaTucson, AZMarch TBDAll Bikes-on the road
Tour De ZonaMarch 23-25Sierra Vista, AZRoad
Victor Stage RAceMarch 24-26Victorville, CARoad
Sedona Big Friggin LoopSedona, AZMarch 25MTB
Tommy Knocker 10Silver City, NMApril 1, 2023MTB
Tour of MurrietaMurrieta, CAApril 1, 2023Road
 The BearLakewood, CoApril 1, 2023Road
GABA Bike SwapTucson, AZApril 2ndCommunity
Sea Otter ClassicMontery,CAApril 7-10Everything Bikes
The Leadville, CO BearLeadville, COApril 8, 2023-   Fat Bike
BR Kino CritTucson, AZApril 8thRoad
Prescott PunisherPrescott, AZApril 8MTB
Frog HollowHurricane, UTApril 8, 2023MTB
Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage RaceRedlands, CAApril 12, 2023Road 
Reaper MadnessBoulder City, NVApril 14-16Downhill Enduro
Sinister Night RidesQueen Creek, AZApril 21, 2023  MTB
Prescott Monstercross Arizona Endurance SeriesPrescottApril 22MTB
Fire in the Hole TTArva Valley, AZApril 22Road
LAX Circuit RaceLA, CaApril 23,2023Road 
Royal Gorge GrooveCanon City, COApril 23, 2023MTB
Tour of the GilaSilver City, NMApril 26-30Road
The Whiskey Off RoadPrescott, AZApril 28-30MTB
Fangdango Bailey, COApril 29-30MTB
Ride Across ArizonaToprock, AZMay 1, 2023Gravel
Flagstaff FrenzyFlagstaff AZMay 6, 2023MTB
Cajon Pass Circuit RaceCajon PassMay 6, 2023Road 
18 Hours of Fruita   Fruita, COMay 5-6, 2023MTB
CBR # 5Dominguez, CAMay 6Road 
Gran Fondo MoabMoab, UTMay 6road
Mt. Lemmon Hill ClimbTucson, AZMay
Arizona XC MTB State Championship RacePrescott,AZMay 13MTB
Individual Time Trial ChampionshipsLake Los AngelesMay 13Road
Royal Gorge Six and TwelveCanon City, CoMay 13MTB
Sarlacc Attack 50k   Fruita, COMay 13, 2023MTB
Co2uTFruita, COMay 14Gravel
3 Bear #1Picacho, AZMay 7thRoad
Ride of SilenceTucsonMay 17th, 2023Road
Adrenaline Night RidesMcDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fountain Hills, AZ
May 19, 2023MTB
Aspen Asphyxiation-Arizona Endurance SeriesFlagstaff, AZMay 20  MTB
Julius Kim Cunanan Memorial Hunte Parkway Road RaceChula Vista, CAMay 20, 2023Road 
Sante Fe Century and Gran FondoSante Fe, NMMay 19-21Road
Team Time Trail ChampionshipsLake Los AngelesMay 27Road 
Barry Wolfe Gran PrixThousand Oaks, CAMay 28Road 
The Original Growler EnduranceGunnison, COMay 27-28MTB
MGXC   Elbert, COMay 29, 2023MTB
Iron Horse Bicycle ClassicDurango, COMay TBD 3 daysRoad,Gravel, MTB
Wasatch 50Heber City, UTJune 1, 2023MTB
Ojai Valley CenturyOjai, CaJune 3rdRoad
CBR Critirium #6Carson, CAJune 4, 2023Road 
Tour DivideBanff, Alberta Antelope Wells, NMJune 9Bike Pack, MTB
Wasatch 50Heber City, UTJune 10MTB
Telluride Gravel RaceTelluride, COJune 10,2023Gravel
Barrio Logan Gran PrixSan Diego, CAJune 10, 2023Road
Ride the RockiesRumor says NE ColoradoJune 11-17Road
Dirty Diner Gravel Grinder                                                 Vernal, UTJune 17Gravel
Lunar Liftoff  Colorado Springs, CO  June 24,2023  MTB
Bighorn GravelGypsum, COJune 23-25, 2023Gravel
Hypnosis Night RidesEstrella Mountain Regional Park
Goodyear, AZ
June 23, 2023MTB
Telluride 100Telluride, COJuly 8, 2023  MTB
Cashe Gran FondoLogan, UtJuly 8thRoad
Bob Evans Memorial Mt. Evans Hill ClimbIdaho Springs, CoJuly 8thRoad
Crusher in the TusharBeaver, UTJuly 8, 2023Gravel
Silver Rush 50 MTBLeadville, COJuly 9, 2023MTB
Dirty Diner Gravel GrinderVernal, UTJune 17Gravel
719 RideColorado Springs, COJuly 15, 2023Road
Stunner Night RidesUsery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ
July 21, 2023MTB
24 Hours in the Enchanted ForestGallup, NMJuly 22, 23MTB
Manhattan Beach Gran PrixManhattan Beach, CAJuly 23, 2023Road
Leadville Stage RAceLeadville, COJuly 28-30MTB
Gravity GrinderColorado Springs, COJuly 29,2022MTB
Park 2 ParkDenverJuly 29, 2023Road
Colorado Trail RaceDurango, COAugust 13Bike Packing 
Big Woody RidesFlagstaff, AZ  August 13  MTB
Leadville Trail 100 MTBLeadville, COAugust 13, 2023MTB
Breck EpicBreckenridge, COAugust 13-18MTB
Vertigo Night Rides  Waddell, AZAugust 18, 2023MTB
Last Quarter CrusherPalmer Park
Colorado Springs, CO  
August 19,2022MTB
Brian Head OdysseyBrian Head, UTAugust 19, 2023MTB
STB GVLSteamboat, COAugust 20, 2023Gravel
Hoodoo 500St. George , UTAugust 25-28Road
Tusayan Tussle Arizona Endurance SeriesTucsayan, AZAugust 26  MTB
Lake City AlpineLake City, COAugust 26,2023MTB
Golder Gran FondoGolden, COAugust 27, 2023Road
Bike The BaySan Diego, CAAugust 27,2023Road
The Pikes Peak ApexColorado SpringsSeptember 8-10, 2023MTB
Tour De AcomaAcoma, NMSeptember 10, 2023Road
Jangover Night RidesFountain Hills, AZ  September 16, 2022MTB
The Wasatch All RoadHeber City, UTSeptember 16, 2023Gravel
Barn BurnerFlaffstaff, AZSeptember 16MTB 
Rough Canyon RidesGrand Junction, CO  October  TBDMTB
Wilcox FlyerWillcox, AZSeptemberRoad 
So Cal Nationals  BMXCity of Industry, CASeptember 22-24BMX 
El Tours Loop de LoopTucsonSeptember 23, 2023Road
OuterBikeMoab, UTSept 29-Oct 1
Mt. Taylor ChallengeGrants,NMSeptember 30, 2023Road
Skull Valley LoopThis event is not happening. It shows how challenging it can be to put on an event. Passionate people make all of these events happen.  Support them,. Race. Volunteer. Just be there.
Tour of the White MountainsPineTop LakesideOctober 7. 2023MTB
Gila Monster Gran FondoSilver City, NMOctober 7, 2023Road 
Coconino Stage Bikepack Arizona Endurance SeriesFlagstaffOctober 13-16MTB
Mt. Graham State Hill ClimbSafford, AZSeptember 10,2023Road
Albuquerque Dirt FiestaAlbuquerqueTBD SeptemberMTB
State Time Trail ChampionshipPicacho, AZSeptember 24, 2023Road
Sky Island TourSierra VistaOctober 7,2023Road
Nogales Classic State RRNogales, AZOctober 14, 2023Road
Wild West MTB FestRuidoso, NMTBD OctoberMTB
Arizona Trail RaceThe BorderOctoberMTB
Avondale CritAvondale, AZOcober 22, 2023Road
El Grupo Fall FondoTucson, AZOctober 29, 2023Road  
Fall CycloviaTucson, AZTBDRoad
Austin RattlerAustin, TXNovember 4, 2023MTB
25 Hours at Frog HollowHurricane, UTNovember TBDMTB
Spirit world 100Patagonia, AZNovember  2-5 2023Gravel
Kentucky Camp Charity Ride Arizona Endurance SeriesSonoita, AZNovember 4MTB
Picketpost Punisher Arizona Endurance SeriesSuperior, AZNovember 18MTB
El Tour De TucsonTucson, AZNovemberRoad
Pleasantville Arizona Endurance Series  Superior, AZDecember 2MTB

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES – WANT BETTER BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE? GET INVOLVED.  Feel free to e-mail if you want to get involved and have questions on the Velodrome Committee, CASA- Cycling Advocates of Southern Arizona, GABA – Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, SDMB -Sonoran Desert Mountain Bike, TORCA – Tucson Off Road Cyclist & Activists, El Grupo Youth Cycling, El Tour De Tucson and all of it’s charity partners, Tour De Zona, Tour De Mesa, Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder….  Added bonus, I’ll be there and the pictures are free;-)


These rides are not mine.  I am only sharing the data.  The Damion Alexander Team can’t 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 should be required when riding.  If you choose to listen to music during rides you should only use the headset in one ear or use a bone conducting system.  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.  Do this 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. 


BMX racing For a great cause on Aug 17, 2013


Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday, Aug. 17

BMX riders, don’t miss the Race for Life benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Xtreme Fun Spot BMX track at 6901 N. Casa Grande Highway, southwest of Interstate 10 and Ina Road.
Registration is $20 and runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Spectators get in free.
Xtreme Fun Spot operators Kirk and Julie Vaughn were inspired by their daughter’s best friend, Amber Walker, to organize the benefit.
Amber was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia three days before her 14th birthday. She had to quit attending school and give up cheerleading to spend an average of four days a week at the hospital. She has been undergoing treatment for nearly two years. With one more year of chemotherapy to go, she has returned to high school and cheerleading, and her family and friends all hope that she will live a long, healthy, cancer-free life.
“Xtreme Fun Spot is doing this because we want to give back and raise awareness,” Julie Vaughn said. “The proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to aid in research for patients like Amber. This is close to our heart.”
Xtreme Fun Spot is Pima County’s newest BMX park.
Registration for regular racing starts at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays and for practice at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Xtreme Fun Spot closes after the last race (before dark). Admission for spectators is free but racing costs $10 and practice is $5.
Visit Pima County’s BMX parks online for more information or call the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department at (520) 877-6000.