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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!

If you are not already receiving our electronic newsletter, The Paceline, you can sign up HERE (http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001F_KutvS7f93vOwD5WeaqHA%3D%3D) and there is no charge!

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 (4)

Coed Zwift Big Foot Hills D-A/3-4/45

Online event

"Big Foot Hills” takes you on a meandering journey over the lower peaks of Watopia, including Titans Grove in both directions. This longer route is perfect for a ~2-2.5 hour ride and includes 5 different KOM sections of short to medium length. Follow me, Tanya Atkisson, in Zwift to be added to the meetup! The "Keep Everyone Together" option has been selected, so as long as you're pedaling, we'll stay together! This will be a co-ed ride. • Pace: 8 - 20+ mph • Terrain: Flat with one sprint, then 2 hill climbs • Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 8:00 a.m. • Ride Type: Social and Training • Distance: 26 miles Ride Coordinators: Linden, Carolyn, Tanya, Brooke This is a 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 (12-16mph) 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 Tuesday we play on Mt Lemmon; every 3rd Tuesday we let the boys join our fun and try to have a co-ed ride :) Check your tire pressure and brakes; before each ride. ABC Quick checks. Bring: • Appropriate food and water for about 3 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

Bike Repair at GAP Ministries

1680 W Sunkist Rd

Folks, We are going to start bike repair sessions in a VERY limited capacity. We are going to limit the number of volunteers to a maximum of 6 people. We will all wear masks and maintain social distancing. The facility is large enough to really spread out. Bike repair will be at GAP Ministries (www.gapmin.com) storage location. They have lots of bikes (75-80) in various states of disrepair. Some of the bicycles will be used as parts bike to repair others. Location is 1680 West Sunkist. (emphasize the west). North of Tangerine and La Cholla. Go to the end of the pavement on Sunkist, hang a left and the large storage shed on the right is where we will be. When Friday 25 Sept from 7 until noon. Suggest bring your own water and snacks

The Tumacacori Century Challenge

Location visible to members

Tumacacori Century Challenge. REGISTRATION IS OPEN on-line at www.bikegaba.org. How it works for the Tumcacori Century Challenge: 1. Register on the GABA website. Registration fee for members and non-members is $25.00. • If you like to ride with friends, invite them to register and join you on your ride as long as there are less than 10 of you in a group and you maintain social distancing. You can't share miles but you can share in the experience. 2. Start your ride from any location in Sahaurita or Green Valley, or anywhere USA (we do encourage you to ride the Tumacacori Century route). You have a week to complete the Tumacacori Century Challenge. Challenge dates: Monday September 28th to Sunday October 4th, 5:00 pm. 3. Select what distance you want to ride, 30, 70, or 100 miles, when you register on the GABA website. 4. This ride is on your own. There will be no volunteer support for this challenge and no Day of Registration. 5. Join the virtual community of fellow riders through our Strava Group, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA). Encourage your friends and talk smack about who will complete the challenge. • Log your ride in the GABA Strava Group. • Label your ride Tumacacori Century Challenge or Tumacacori Challenge. • Supported Rides will monitor the GABA Strava Group to see who has completed the Challenge. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Go to www,bikegaba.org. _____________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any questions, please contact the Supported Rides Coordinator(s) at [masked].

Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb Challenge

Tucson,AZ

Mt Lemmon Hill Climb Challenge REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2020. Mt Lemmon is right up there with the famous passes in the European tours: hardly anywhere else in the US can you climb so high for so many miles in succession. That's why, every winter, Tucson sees packs of riders in matching jerseys, many of them speaking languages other than English, booking up the mountain. Because the road is so long, it's also very forgiving: the grade averages only 4.5% for 6600 feet of elevation gain over the 56-mile round trip, and the almost continuous 21-mile descent at the end is exciting without ever being terrifying. _____________________________________________________________________________________ How it works for the Mt Lemmon Hill Climb Challenge; 1. Register on the GABA website. Registration fee for members and non-members is $25.00. • If you like to ride with friends, invite them to register and join you on your ride as long as there are less than 10 of you in a group and you maintain social distancing. You can't share miles but you can share in the experience. 2. Start your ride from any location in Tucson or anywhere USA (we do encourage you to ride the Mt Lemmon Hill Climb route). You will have a week to complete the ride Monday October 12 to Sunday October 18th 5:00 pm. This will allow the opportunity to ride during the week when there is not much traffic going up the mountain. 3. This ride is on your own. There will be no volunteer support for this challenge and no Day of Registration. 4. Join the virtual community of fellow riders through our Strava Group, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA). Encourage your friends and talk smack about who will complete the challenge. • Log your ride in the GABA Strava Group. • Label your ride Mt Lemmon Challenge or MLHC Challenge. • Supported Rides will monitor the GABA Strava Group to see who has completed the Challenge. REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2020. Go to www.bikegaba.org. _____________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any questions, please contact the Supported Rides Coordinator(s) at [masked].

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