Weekly Community Bike Ride List 11.15.14 – 11.21.14

There is a big change to the list this week. The Mountain Bike and Road Rides have been separated into different sections.

This Sunday there are 13 rides. One for everyone. The biggest challenge is deciding what bike and where to ride.

I’ll be at the El Grupo Fall Fondo. They still have room for a few more. I’m told that the swag bag is real nice. Add in a meal with Local beer from Iron Johns  and it’s going to make for a great day.

At the same time for the downhill Mountain Bikers TORCA has a poker ride on Mt. Lemmon and the prizes include a trip to Whistler. You ride, you get cards, best hand wins.

At the same time the Sandbox Showdown will be riding through the washes of Tucson on Fatbikes. This ride brings out the most colorful characters in the bike world.

At the same time Old Pueblo MTB will be at Sweetwater Preserve to congratulate the OV MTB athletes on an incredible year at the High School Mountain Bike season.

At the same time GABA has 5 rides. At the same time…



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


1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles www.UofAcylcling.com
Starr Pass Intervals Congress at

the Loop

Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour Tommy Dean K7TPD@live.com

Robert Houts

Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday


20 miles

About an hour



Damion Alexander


Tuesday Shootout University/Euclid Tuesday


2.5 hours

40 miles

Fast www.Fairwheelbike.com
Tuesday Night Fast Fixed Ride Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Tuesday


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


12-18 miles Slow Facebook

Tuesday Night Bike Ride

Oro Valley Mountain Bike Oro Valley post office on Tangerine and La Canada 6:00AM 20 miles ish Tempo

1.5 hours

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


40-60 miles www.UofACycling.com
Mt. Lemmon University/Euclid Wed


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


Udall-Mile post 3 on Lemmon Casual


Cyclo-cross Ft. Lowell Park 5:45PM A few hours As fast as we can go https://www.facebook.com/groups/671108262985165/?fref=ts
Heavy Pedal Flagpole – West Side of Old Main 7:00PM Different route each week
Bike Polo UofA Mall 8:00PM https://www.facebook.com/tucson.bikepolo?fref=ts
Tim Carolan Ride Starbucks




46 miles 18-21 mph
Up Oracle

Thursday Shootout

University and Euclid Thurs


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


20 miles 12-14(but Hills) Damion Alexander


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


1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles Easy Ride www.UofACycling.com
The JKG Flagship ride Le Buzz Thurs


Le Buzz to Molina Basin Hammerfest JKG Strava on Facebook
U OF A Cycling Friday Freewheelin Flagpole – West Side of Old Main Friday


2 hours

30-40 miles

Team Time Trial Practice www.UofACycling.com
Bicycle Ranch Tucson Group Bicycle Ranch at Oracle and Ina


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


Free Breakfast after ride
Oro Valley Bikes Ride Oro Valley Bikes

4749 E Sunrise



50 miles 17-18 MPH (520) 577-5511

Victoria Hunt


Old   Man Shootout

University and


Saturday 6:45AM 60 Mile (can be extended to 100) Fast

20 MPH+

The Big Boy Shootout University and


Saturday 7:00 AM 60 Miles(can be extended to 100) Faster www.fairwheelbikes.com
Performance Broadway Shop Ride 7204 e Broadway Saturday 7:00AM 17 miles beginner 10-14

No drop



Broadway Bicycles Shop Ride Various Routes

Call Scott

Saturday 7:00AM Scott 296-7819
Miles Ahead Shop Ride Miles Ahead Tanque Verde Sabino Canyon 7:00 AM 50 plus/minus miles Fast Geoff 751-0555
Ben’s Bike Bide At Ben’s bike

7431 Houghton

7:00AM 6-10 miles Easy www.bensbikestucson.com
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Varies- email Steve to be on the list Saturday Morning No Drop steve@sabinocycles.com
Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride Mountain Bike Ride Contact shop for details. Different route weekly. Saturday Morning www.graskyendurance.com/weekly-workouts.html


Tucson Endurance Performance Center Ride 6448 N Oracle







PLEASE NOTE- New category below just for Mountain Bikes

What Location Date/Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
Sabino Cycle Shop Ride Sabino Cycles Sat

Nov 15


30ish No Drop Coffee after Steve Wetmore
Recumbent Ride Canoa Ranch Rec Center, 5750 S Turquoise Mountain Drive Sat

Nov 15


30 https://www.facebook.com/groups/TucsonRC/?fref=ts
FREE BIKE BELLS on the loop The Loop Bike Shop, north of Camino del Cerro Sat

Nov 15 7:30am – 10:30am

As far & as long as you want Your pace http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=174451
Cactus Cycling Breakfast Ride Viv’s Cafe, Parking lot NW corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Sat

Nov 15





2 paces



Broadway Bikes Shop Ride Broadway Bikes Sat Nov 15


43 Scott


Tweedvember Bike Ride to   VelociPrints Art Show Old Main

1200 E University Blvd


Nov 15


A few miles Mellow cruise slow https://www.facebook.com/events/1484194348535447/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.

40 or 80 mile option rides through the heart of the Old Pueblo.

November 16, 2014 8am (ish) -3pm (ish)

Goodie Bags                                                                 BEER                                                                    FOOD

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa   610 North 9th Ave

www.elgrupocycling.org Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org   Call us at (520) 304-9682

Zona Cycling Starbucks at El Con Sun

Nov 16


80 https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZonaCycling/186457201423794?fref=ts
Look! Save A Life P/B GABA El Tour Training EastSide Morris K. Udall Park Sun

Nov 16


70 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217449502/
Look! Save A Life P/B GABA El Tour Training Ride WestSide Bashas’

3275 North Swan Road


Nov 16


60 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/200950132/
7:00 AM El Tour Training Ride ES Short Maloney’s On 4th

213 N. 4th Ave


Nov 16


52 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217236972/
Look! Save A Life GABA El Tour Training Ride West Side Fry’s Marketplace

12100 N Thornydale Rd


Nov 16


73 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218608382/
Ride for a cure


Casa Drawbaugh, 10430 E. Passkey Drive Sun

Nov 16


50 Competitive & Non-Competitive (No-Drop) Dean dwdrawbaugh@aol.com
GABA West Side Easy Pease Social Ride with Brunch Bank of the West

3775Orange Grove


Nov 16


34 12-14 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/218627841/
Cactus Cycling Fun, Flat Brunch Ride Bisbee Breakfast Club – 4131 W Ina Rd, Sun Nov 16

9:30 AM

20-25 13-15 http://www.cactuscycling.org/schedule.php
GABA Pistol Hill – Julian Bike Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Mon Nov 17 7:30am 55 15-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217966972/
GABA Pistol Hill Loop Ride Morris K. Udall Park Wed Nov 19 7:30AM 47 14-16 http://www.meetup.com/bikegaba/events/217967332/
Cactus Cycling Ken’s Monday Ride Beyond Bread – corner of Oracle & Ina Wed Nov 19 8:00AM 25-35 14-16 http://www.cactuscycling.org/event-1788709



PLEASE NOTE- This is New category. ^^^^Road rides are above^^^^


What Location Date


Time Distance Speed Contact- More Info
SAMBA Elephant Head Whipple Visitor Cen


Sat Nov 15

830 am

18 miles http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218657783/
Bug spring-Milagrosa Shuttle Le Buzz Sun Nov 16 3-4 hours Casual http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/218672054/
TORCA 2nd Annual Poker Ride and Demo day Gordon Hirabayashi Campground Sun Nov 16


2-2.5 hours https://www.facebook.com/events/267965483411579/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Old Pueblo MTB: Sweetwater Preserve to congratulate the OV MTB athletes Sweetwater Trailhead



Nov 16

Monday Night @ Gabe Zimmerman AZT Gabe Z. Trailhead

Marsh Station Rd

Mon Nov 17 630pm 2-2.5 h0urs                      http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/217400542/
Wednesday Night Ride at Starr Pass Richard E. Genser Starr Pass Trailhead Wed Nov 19


2 hours-Pizza and beer at Bianci’s afterwards http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Arizona-Mountain-Bike-Association/events/214974572/
MTB Addicts – Urban Assault Loop Brandi Fenton Park

3482 E River

Wed Nov 19

8:00 Am

13 miles https://www.facebook.com/events/1499744973644126/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming



What Location Date Contact
Registration for the Sandbox Showdown Skybar Saturday

Nov. 15

7-9 PM

The VelociPrint Show 2014 TBD Nov 15


Community Meeting on Redington Pass Collaborative Area Management Plan Emily Grey Junior High Auditorium

2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Monday, November 17, 2014

7:00 PM

Mr heads bike swap!!  

Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar

513 N 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705


Nov 17 8PM

El Tour Dedication Dinner honoring Brendan yons and Lorena Evans Casino Del Sol Wednesday

November 19


19th BICAS Art Auction – December 2014


The Drawing Studio, Inc.

33 S 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701


December 5

art@bicas.org 628-7950
Bike Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue Second Wed

Dec 10th



Name Description Date Location Contact Info
Colossal Vail 50/50 event This is a Running event, but they need some BIKE Patrol Volunteers. November 15


50K or 50 mile run (but whose running, this is Bike Partol) http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/ Chris Carls <ccarls@cirrusvisual.com>
TORCA Poker Ride Gordon Hirabayashi Campground November 16 Bugs to Molina https://www.facebook.com/events/267965483411579/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
El Grupo’s Inaugural

Fall Fondo

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

8 (ish) -3 (ish)

El Grupo Clubhouse Start/Finish/Festa

610 North 9th Ave


Email us at info@elgrupocycling.org

Call us at (520) 304-9682

EL GRUPO FALL FONDO. A Ride to Support Youth Cycling.
Sandbox Showdown It’s not the miles that matter, it’s the mind November 16 In the sand and in a few drinking holes Sign up on the 15th at the Skybar from 7-9.
  • AZ Endurance Series Grassroots endurance race at Kentucky Camp. 
While this is an individual endurance race / ride, we can start out as groups for the 29 and 46 mile events. November 19, 2011 • 7:30 AM This is an unsupported ride and riders should be prepared for physical and mechanical challenges. Be ready for up to 5-8 hours of riding! Carlos will lead the 46 mile and Jim the 29er



El Tour De Tucson 40,55,75,104 Mile Fully Supported Rides around Tucson Sat

Nov 22

Tucson www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson
CycoXross at Horse Lovers Park by Bicycle Ranch Cyclocross Sat Nov 29 19224 N Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

http://azcross.com/Matt DeMicco


Race Around the Farm Sat Dec 6 1663 E Baseline RD

Gilbert, AZ

Matt DeMicco


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

Fountain Hills, AZ

Pemberton Trail

Triple C CX Sat/Sun

Dec 13-14

4600 N Silverbell Rd

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Joseph Iuliano


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

Dec 20

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

Dec 21

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


Willow Springs- An hour North of Tucson http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=5
Tour De Cure- The Damion Alexander Team has a team for this event and is a major sponsor.   E-mail me for a free registration code! 50 and 100K rides


This is the motivation you are looking for to keep riding after El Tour De Tucson!

March 1, 2015 Tucson Harley Davidson

7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd



BBiondo@diabetes.org | (520) 795-3711 x7112

Tucson Bicycle Classic 3 day Stage Race March 13-15


McCain Loop TT

Sauharita Road

Pima CC West Crit

Whiskey Off Road 7 races. One fun weekend. Pro Crits, kids race, 25, 50, and pro 50 races. 40K Purse. April 24 – April 26, 2015. Prescott http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6


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