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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!

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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+)

Bruce's Easy Peasy Craycroft to Christina Taylor Green Park C/1/31

North Side of Rillito River Path at Craycroft

Wheels Rolling at 9:00 We'll start at the Loop rest area at Craycroft, ride the loop until we reach the CDO, then continue on the CDO up to the Christina Taylor Green Park. When we get back to our starting point, we'll ride up to Whole Foods at River and Craycroft and have coffee and a snack, then finish back where we started. Round trip is about 31 miles on flat roads. We'll go at a C pace, averaging about 13 mph overall. This is an Easy Peasy Ride and no one will be dropped, but it's not for turtles. I'd like to have everyone arrive by 8:45 and get our wheels rolling at 9:00. Even though the weather will be cool, bring lots of water and hydrate before you leave the house. Here's a link to the route map (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26489399). For more parking (if the lot is full) you can find room at Ft. Lowell park and ride up over the bridge - or use the shopping center lot on River Road and ride down to just before the bridge. Ride Coordinator: Bruce Tucker at (520)[masked] Average Pace: 13 mph for 31 miles on almost flat terrain Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 9:00 AM Traffic: Light Bring: • Appropriate food and fluids for about 2 1/2 hours of riding • 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! Reminder: Please select GABA rides where you are confident that you can ride the posted distance and pace. If 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

Casual Sunday Ride: Rillito path to Farmers Market and return D/1/20

This is a casual paced FUN ride on your fun bike. two wheel , trike, or unicycle, Arrive at 8:45 to socialize for a few minutes then wheels rolling at 9:00 AM. Total distance is 20 miles on flat terrain Bring a bicycle lock. This is a casual, slow paced ride with lots of conversation. If your kids, spouse or friends don't like riding with you because you ride tooooo fast, bring them along. We will meet at Morris K Udall Park near the dog park. Udall Park is located near the intersection of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Road. We will ride out to the Rillito Farmers market using the Rillito path. Once we arrive at the Rillito Farmers Market, we will stay there approximately one hour, maybe get something to eat, purchase a few goodies then head back. There will be a couple of bikes pulling small trailers so if you want to buy something at the Farmers market there will be a way to get it back to the parking lot. This will be a Casual paced ride covering 20 miles. If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minute’s late call me on my cell[masked] and we will wait. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings we will not drop anyone. If you are looking for a high paced training ride, this is not it. Ride Coordinator: Bob Willman Bring: • Food & fluids for 2 hours. • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate. • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition. • CPSC approved helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement; not a request. If you are going to join us on this ride I ask that you agree that: • You will obey traffic laws. Drive your bike as you would your car. • You are a representative of the greater cycling community and will therefore conduct yourself appropriately. • You will represent GABA well. • While on the Loop, you will respect others on the Loop. You will take care when passing pedestrians and other cyclists: ring your bell or call out "Passing" or "Good morning!" before passing • This is not a "training" or "intensive" ride - this is a social, no drop, base building ride. • If any of these standards are unclear, please ask for clarification. • Ride subject to change based upon the ride group requests

TTG Rules! D-C/2-3/28-53

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

This is a women-only, Tucson Tri Girls (TTG) with plenty of re-grouping. • Pace: Break into groups ranging from 8-17mph. • Terrain: Minor to Moderate Hills • Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 9:00 a.m. • Ride Type: Re-Group and Training • Distance: 28-53 miles -- A Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29295868 -- B Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29295894 -- C Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29295864 Ride Coordinators: Carolyn, Ermalinda, Jennifer, Katelyn, and Tanya As mentioned at the meeting, there will be monthly TTG rides starting up. These are open to non-TTG members, but will be WOMEN ONLY. There will be A, B, and C groups. Groups will start staggered. A - The A group should be able to ride the route without needing a break (though we will have opportunities to regroup and also refill water, if needed). This group should be confident in most, if not all aspects of pack skills and riding etiquette. B - The B group should be able to complete the full route, but may need more breaks and regroup opportunities (though if anyone decides to turn back early, just let someone know). This group should have a firm grasp on pack skills and etiquette. C - The C group is great for beginners and those who aren't confident in their group riding skills quite yet. Ideally, we would have a leader and a sweeper for this group to ensure that everyone goes as far as they want to make it. The ride will be between 2-4 hours for those who do the whole ride. We will have breakfast afterwards, so if there is anyone interested in eating with us, please feel free to come by! Check your tire pressure and brakes; before each ride. ABC Quick checks. Bring: • Appropriate food and water for about 2 to 3 hours. We can stop to refill along the route. • 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

R & I Loop Ride C+/2/54

Udall Dog Park

Join us as we cycle the bicycle Loop. We’ll meet at the west end of the parking lot of Udall Park, 3nd left (near the Dog Park area) from the main entrance along Tanque Verde at 9:00AM for our ride around Tucson via The Loop Bike paths. Please, no ear buds on this ride. Also, NO E-bikes since unapproved for use on the Loop. The average end-of-ride pace will be 15-16 MPH for the 55 mile ride. We will exit Udall Park on the west side and onto the the Pantano Bike Path. We'll continue south on the new Harrison Greenway bike path to Rita Rd and onto the Julian Wash Bike Path. We'll take a quick restroom break at Kolb Rd before we continue west on the path until we pick up the Santa Cruz River Bike Path. There is a nice park along the bike path to take our next short break for snacks and a restroom visit. We will then head north to the Rillito River Bike Path which will take us back to the Pantano Bike Path and back to Udall Park.

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