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Fountain Hills to the top of 9 mile hill and back.

  • Mountain View Coffee Co

    12645 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ (map)

    33.600563 -111.716309

  • 12645 North Saguaro Boulevard Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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    We will be doing a distance of 45 miles at a 15 MPH average pace. There is also about 1500 feet of climbing involved. This is a moderate ride and you'll need to be prepared for a minimum of 3 hours of riding. Bring plenty of water (2 or 3 bottles) and snacks as you will need it. We will be leaving the parking lot of Mountain View Coffee at 9:30am. there isn't really many opportunities for comfort/hydration stops but we will do at least one stop at the top of 9 mile hill.

    Here is the planned route:


    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/134332121/

     

    This is a no-drop ride but PLEASE KNOW YOUR ABILITY. We like to be safe and keep track of everyone but it is difficult to maintain no-drop rides when a rider is not aware of his ability to maintain posted speeds.

    Before the ride be sure to eat a light breakfast. Also please:

    • Wear a helmet and bring a road bike (mandatory)
    • Bring plenty of water and a spare tubes
    • Wear comfortable clothing and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
    • Be prepared for approximately 3 hours of riding
    • Arrive 15 minutes early and be sure to pump up tires

    Ride leader is Tony Lozano

    Questions, concerns?

    Email, text or call me:

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    Come out and have fun!



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  • Tony L.

    Hello all.

    I was alerted by Tom S. (many thanks) that on this date, there is a big event happening right on this route. It's the Ragnar Del Sol relay.

    http://www.ragnarrelay.com/race/delsol

    There will be many runners coming thru, as well as spectators and heavy vehicle traffic. I sent an email to that event organizer and she did confirm that most runners are going to be there between 2am 'till about 3pm with the bulk of the runners between 7 and 11am. Therefore, this ride will be rescheduled for another day. I will cancel this ride tomorrow and instead, I will post a different ride with the same times as this one. I'm open for suggestions on where to go or what route to ride.

    Thank you and I hope that you understand the situation.

    Tony Lozano.

    February 19, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      I can feel my quads burning already!!

      February 20, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Me too.

      February 20, 2013

  • Sativa (.

    tukee hills from the nosh: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/142026097

    if we do usery i vote going down usery and up king kong, then cutting thru Redmont and Viewmont to Recker for a fast downhill treat!

    February 20, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Reagan, I think we're going to do Usery. If you have a map of your route, can you send it to me? Thx.

      February 20, 2013

  • Dan N Terri A.

    We're playing with grandbabies this Saturday so won't be able to go either way.

    February 19, 2013

  • Sativa (.

    i might turn around when the bike lane ends at mile 6 of the 9-mile hill. i've ridden it b4 and was scared of how close the cars/trucks going 70mph were at times...

    February 18, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Thanks for the pics Reagan. We will collectively assess the situation on Saturday and will make a decision then. Riders that want to turn back, could do that and then wait, for those who want to get the full 9 miles, at the bottom of the hill.

      1 · February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Reagan, I would be interested to see those pics as well....

      February 19, 2013

  • Tom S

    FYI the Ragnar Del Sol relay is this Friday and Saturday. The run course is on 9 mile hill running west to east with at least two exchange locations on Dynamite(Rio Salado). If relay race is typical of past years, there will be a ton of traffic throughout the day and mostly morning to late morning. Might check it out.

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Thank you Tom for the heads-up. I emailed the event coordinator of the Ragnar Del Sol event and will share my thoughts after she responds to my inquiry.

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    possibly, let see if I can get some decent practice riding in here between now and then.

    February 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in, I have wanted to do this hill, and I did a good bit of riding this weekend to warm up the legs...

      1 · February 18, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Sweet!! You'll have fun, I always do on this ride. Its a leg burner, but well worth it!

      February 18, 2013

  • Connie

    This must be a "guys" ride since all the girls should be riding in the "Girls Gone Riding" event in Florence that day. :)

    1 · February 2, 2013

    • Tony L.

      I hate the stOOpid flu. I'm still recovering from mine. I hope you fell better soon Marlene, take plenty of fluids and lots of rest. C U soon.

      February 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      some of us girls WOULD ride the other if it weren't so stinking early and so far away....too early...

      1 · February 18, 2013

  • Al

    My favorite ride, wish I could be out there, but have to work.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Dan N Terri A.

    Awesome ride but we are playing with our grandbabies that day.

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Sandy

    Bummer, can't make it to this. Will be at the 5th Annual GGR. Next time!

    February 3, 2013

  • Tony L.

    So far the 4 amigos and 1 amiga. Glad you signed up Ellen.

    February 2, 2013

  • Ellen E.

    GGR ride is this day

    February 2, 2013

  • Ross

    I guess the three amigos will be the only ones doing this ride:). I had so much fun the last time.

    February 1, 2013

    • Tony L.

      I like that Gary.

      February 2, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Come and join us on this ride.

      February 2, 2013

  • Tina C.

    Most of us girls will be riding toward a vineyard and wine tasting. Ahhhh, have fun!

    February 2, 2013

  • Tony L.

    This is for Kevin Hogsed!!!

    1 · January 29, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Thanks, buddy. I can't wait!!!

      February 2, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Couldn't miss this one!!

    January 30, 2013

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