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+)

Bruce's Easy Peasy Randolph Park Grill to Roy Schoonover + Julian Wash, C/1/33

This is one of Barb Sterling's rides, and I first went out with her on it last September. She'll be with us to show us the way. NOTE: I spoke with Barb on our last ride (Sat. 2/16) and she said that the route is subject to change if affected by more rain and flooding in the washes along the planned path. Meet us at the 1925 Grill at 600 S Alvernon Way (Randolph Golf Course). Bike parking/bathroom/water. Large parking lot. Wheels rolling at 10:00am We'll head towards the Julian wash through neighborhoods and other bikeways to the Julian Wash, heading to Roy Schoonover Trail Head and on to the Julian Wash loop. Food and drink available at 1925 Grill after the ride. You do not need to be a GABA member to ride with us. End of ride average speed of 13mph over the 33 miles. 687ft elevation gain route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29318509 (Please ignore the little loop-de-loop at the mid-point turn around at Rita Road. It was the best that I could do with the tools provided in RideWithGPS.) If you sign up for the ride and are running just a minute or two late, call me on my cell and we will wait.... but not for long. Or, in other words, please plan on arriving early and chatting with your fellow riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and re-groupings. If you are looking for a high paced training ride, this isn't it - but it's not for turtles either. We will not drop anyone, but we you should be able to maintain a 13mph end of ride average. Ride Coordinators: Bruce Tucker [masked]) & Barb Sterling (520)[masked] Bring: • Food & fluids for 3 hours of riding. • A tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tube. • 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 riding 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, you will ask for clarification. • route subject to change based upon road conditions, weather conditions and or the ride leader getting lost :-)

Tucson mts. loop ride B/2-3/50

Albertsons

Join me as we ride around the perimeter of the Tucson mts. We ride together and take turns at the front Pace: 18-20mph on the gentle grades, slower on the short climbs. End of ride average about 18mph Terrain: gradual grades, some hills. 1400' elevation with 6.6% max Ride type: Social, regroup ride. Not out to hammer but not casual, that's for sure. Meet at 8;45a.m. for sign in and ride briefing. Be ready to roll at 9:00A.M. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for 3 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

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.

Puttin' on the Ritz: C+ / 2 / 24

Safeway

• Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride average • Terrain: 1,300' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 9:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 10:00 • Ride Type: Regroup (1) NE corner Twin Peaks and Tangerine (2) Ritz-Carlton Hotel (3) Savaya Coffee NE corner Twin Peaks and Tangerine (4) back to Safeway • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18367036 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: Uphill outbound, mostly downhill inbound, good to great bike lanes on public roads, and beautiful views! We'll stop for coffee at Savaya on the third regroup if the group would like, then zoom downhill back to Safeway. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 2 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

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