What we're about

Based in Tucson, GABA (http://www.bikegaba.org) is the oldest and largest bike club in Southern Arizona with over 1300 members! We host, support, and lead Day Rides, legendary centuries, multi-day rides, and rides for families.

GABA is more than just riding a bike. We are also active in the community supporting cycling advocacy, bike safety education, and bike repair. To learn more about GABA (http://www.bikegaba.org) check out our webpage. Come join us for some adventures on two (or three) wheels!

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Our recurring signature GABA events include the following. Click on the link to go to the GABA web page for further details on the ride of your interest.

Centuries

Owl's Head Butte: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137248) February (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137248)

Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137250) May (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137250)

Tumacacori: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137253) October (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137253)

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

Overnight Rides:

Sonoita-Bisbee: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249) March (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137249)

Luna Lake: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137251) May (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=137251)

Trail of the Mountain Spirits: (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514) September (http://www.bikegaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=307669&module_id=138514)

All Day Rides will include information about Pace, Terrain, and Distance. They may be coded as follows:

Pace

A 20+ mph

B+ 18-20 mph

B 16-18 mph

C+ 14-16 mph

C 12-14 mph

D 8-12

Terrain

1 Flat

2 Minor Hills

3 Moderate Hills

4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

GABA Ride Types:

Social – No Drop: we ride together two abreast where conditions permit. We often have a sweep rider and no one gets dropped

Re Group: We ride in smaller groups at our own pace and regroup at specified points in the route

Training Ride: The route is posted and all riders need to be self sufficient

Upcoming events (5+)

Barb's Thurs Ride: CCP to Rita Road: C/1.2/49

El Camino Del Cerro ball park (north end of Christopher Columbus Park)

• Ride Description: Christopher Columbus Park along the Loop to Rita Road and back • Pace: 13-14mph rolling pace, • Terrain: 1142' elevation change • Start Time: Arrive by 7:49 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 8:01. • Ride Type: Social we'll socialize on the Loop and regroup at major turns on street riding and as often as needed. There may not be a selected sweep. If you are looking for a rolling pace of over 15 mph, please select a C+ ride with a different Ride Leader. If you are looking for a pace of 12mph or less, please also select a different ride leader. If you will be a few min late, Call me. I will not be able to respond to emails. • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30049181 • Ride Coordinator : Barb Sterling[masked] Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 5 hours. • A tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition to start the ride. • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a requirement and not a request. • Obey traffic laws and remember you are a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please select GABA rides where you are confident that you can ride the posted distance and pace. GABA Ride Codes: Pace • A 20+ mph • B+ 18-20 mph • B 16-18 mph • C+ 14-16 mph • C 12-14 mph • D 8-12 Terrain • 1 Flat • 2 Minor Hills • 3 Moderate Hills • 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

Women on Oracle C-C+/2-3/34

Panera Bread

Details This is a women's Training Ride. • Pace: 12-16mph • Terrain: Minor/Moderate Hills • Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 10:00 a.m. • Ride Type: Training and Regrouping • Distance: about 34 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/new Ride Coordinators: Carolyn, & Tanya This is a women's ride to encourage every level of rider to feel more confident and improve their cycling skills. We do a different ride every week with a variety of start locations and times (summer usually around 6am and shifting back in winter – 9ish am). We are a solid C (12-16 mph) group that does a variety of rides from recovery, interval training, climbing, social & everything in between with the focus of helping all our riders succeed – we usually regroup often and make sure everyone is good with the route and pace. Oh yeah, every 2nd Thursday we play on Mt Lemmon; every 3rd Thursday we let the boys join our fun and try to have a co-ed ride :) Do you need to do an FTP test? Then this ride will be perfect to do just that. We will roll out from Panera Bread at 9am, have a bit of a warm up then do a 20 min FTP test and a nice cool down afterward. If you don't want to do an FTP test, you are still more than welcome to join us! We plan to turn around at the Biosphere junction and have lunch at Panera Bread. Check your tire pressure and brakes; before each ride. ABC Quick checks. Bring: • Appropriate food and water for about 4 to 6 hours. • Bring a spare tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition to start ride. • Helmets must be worn at all times. • Obey all traffic laws and remember you're a representative of the greater cycling community. Ride Types: • Social- No Drop- We ride together two abreast where conditions permit. • Re Group- We ride in smaller groups at our own pace and regroup at specified points in the route. • Training Ride- The route is posted and all riders need to be self sufficient. Please select a ride where you are confident and that you can ride the posted distance and pace. Ride Codes • A 20+ mph • B+ 18-20 mph • B 16-18 mph • C+ 14-16 mph • C 12-14 mph • D 8-12 mph Terrain • 1 Flat • 2 Minor Hills • 3 Moderate Hills • 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

Columbus to Vistoso Figure Eight: C+ / 2 / 38

El Camino Del Cerro ball park (north end of Christopher Columbus Park)

• Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 1,200 gain • Start Time: Arrive by 7:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 8:00. • Ride Type: Regroup: we'll stop at Oro Valley Marketplace for restrooms and water and regroup at major turns. There will be no sweep, so plan accordingly by reviewing the route and printing a cue sheet if necessary • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19467614 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From Columbus Park, we'll head north on the Santa Cruz to the CDO, northwest to Rancho Vistoso, R.V. to Moore, west on Moore to La Canada, south to the Rillito, then back to the park. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for 3 to 4 hours. • A tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition to start the ride. • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a requirement and not a request. • Obey traffic laws and remember you are a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please select GABA rides where you are confident that you can ride the posted distance and pace. GABA Ride Codes: Pace • A 20+ mph • B+ 18-20 mph • B 16-18 mph • C+ 14-16 mph • C 12-14 mph • D 8-12 Terrain • 1 Flat • 2 Minor Hills • 3 Moderate Hills • 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

Bruce's Easy Peasy Horses to Horses Ride Plus C/2/30m

Crossroads Coffee Company

Ride Description: • Pace: 12-14 for 30 miles • Terrain: Mostly flat with a climb on Catalina up to Snyder on the way out and another climb on Melpomene on the way back. But a great downhill run on Catalina Highway as well. • Elevation Gain: 867ft • Traffic: Very Light • Ride Type: Social - No Drop • Route: Crossroads Coffee Shop, Woodland, Tanque Verde, Catalina Highway to Snyder, Agua Caliente park, 49r's Country Club to the east end of Speedway and then a loop back. Map Link: Horses to Horses Ride with a Hill or Two https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30035641 Parking: Large parking lot, please park near Tanque Verde away from the Shop We'll start at the Crossroads Coffee Company, loop around Woodland to see the horses, then go up Catalina Highway to Snyder. Then down to Agua Caliente Park (bathrooms) and continue down to Tanque Verde. We'll then go east on Tanque Verde to the 49ers golf course, wind our way through it, and go out the back way to the country road stretch of Speedway. At Speedway, we'll go east to more horses, and we'll take a short break before turning around. After our break, we'll follow the route back through 49ers - but go up Connestoga and Melpomenene to Catalina Highway and then fly down the hill to the coffee shop. This will be a social ride of 30 miles at a C pace (which means, on this ride, about 13 mph average) . We'll regroup as needed and no one will be left behind due to a mechanical problem. Come early for coffee or lemonade then we'll get our wheels rolling at 7:30. Options for coffee before and after at the Crossroads Coffee Shop. Ride Coordinator: Bruce Tucker @ (520)[masked] Bring: • Food & fluids for 2 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack. • Bring a tube/GABA patch kit and a way to inflate. • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition. • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement; not a request. • Obey traffic laws. Drive your bike as you would your car. • You are a representative of the greater cycling community and should therefore conduct yourself appropriately. • Please represent GABA well. GABA Ride Types: • Social – No Drop: we ride together two abreast where conditions permit. We often have a sweep rider and no one gets dropped • Re Group: We ride in smaller groups at our own pace and regroup at specified points in the route • Training Ride: The route is posted and all riders need to be self sufficient Please select GABA rides where you are confident that you can ride the posted distance and pace. When you are looking for a different pace or distance, contact any GABA Ride leader to request a ride. We LOVE requests! GABA Ride Codes: Pace • A 20+ mph • B+ 18-20 mph • B 16-18 mph • C+ 14-16 mph • C 12-14 mph • D 8-12 Terrain • 1 Flat • 2 Minor Hills • 3 Moderate Hills • 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

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