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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+)

Northwest Hills B- B+/3/40 miles

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

Meet up at 7:30am and warm up before the hill on Wade then more hills for a nice leg workout! Trying some hills on the Northwest side so less traffic?? Will stop at the top of Twin Peaks Climb to regroup.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29555257 Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 3 hours. • A tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in excellent 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. Brisk/Fitness For experienced cyclists with group riding experience wishing to improve individual and group riding skills as well as physical fitness. Some sprinting and intervals, etc. There might be occasional stops to regroup. Anyone not able to keep up might be left by the Leader/group so be prepared to be self sufficient.Please select a ride where you are confident and 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

Tuesday Ride: Westside Grant/Silverbell C/1/38

We will meet at Safeway Market, 2140 W Grant Rd , the northeast corner of Grant and Silverbell. Please arrive at 8:45, Wheels rolling at 9:00 AM. We will ride north on Silverbell, and work our way to the bike path. North on the bike path to Avra Valley rd, Airline, Silverbell, Moonfire, Continental Reserve, Silverbell, bike path, Grant and back to Safeway. We will be stopping at Mosaic Cafe after the ride for something to eat, if you would like to join us, please do so. For a map, cue sheet and elevation change see: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29508483 This ride will be going at a C pace (end of ride average of 12-14 mph) This ride will be covering 38 miles with minimal hills. If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes 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 3 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack. • 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 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 the ride leader getting lost :-)

R & I Ride to Saguaro National Pk & Agua Caliente Pk Loop Ride C+/3/45

Join us as we ride to two of Tucson's beautiful parks. We will meet at the west end of the park near the "Dog Park" at 8:30AM for our ride to Saguaro National Park and Agua Caliente Park. Our end-of-ride pace will be 15-16 MPH. Please, no ear buds on this ride. Also, NO E-bikes since unapproved for use on the Loop. We will exit Udall Park at the west side and turn left onto Sabino Canyon Rd bike path then onto the Pantano Bike Path. We'll exit the bike path at Kenyon then right onto Old Spanish Trail. We will make a full loop including the Javalina Picnic area then take a short break at the Ramada. (Please bring your Park pass or $5.00 for park entrance. Also, each pass will allow 4 people to enter). We will then leave the park and head north on Freeman Rd to Speedway. A left on Speedway will take us to Tanque Verde Loop and onto Tanque Verde where we will turn right and head to the 49's golf club. After an enjoyable ride through their community, it's out onto Tanque Verde Rd. A right turn onto Soldiers Trail will take us to Roger Rd and over to the Agua Caliente Park, where we will take a short break to look around and use the restroom facilities. After our break, we will then head back and turn right on Soldiers Trail. We will then cycle to Snyder Rd and then all the way to Bear Canyon Rd. which will take us back to Tanque Verde. A right there will then take us back to Udall park.

NEW RIDE! St. Mary's to Mountain: C+ / 1 / 23

• Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride average • Terrain: 400' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 8:45am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 9:00 • Ride Type: Social/Regroup • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29494373 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: We'll meet at the southwest corner of St. Mary's and Grande, between eegee's and Little Caesar's. From there, we'll head east on Congress to the Santa Cruz path, then northwest to the Rillito River. From there, we head southeast along the south side of the Rillito to Mountain, down Mountain to the University, then west through campus to the Mercado for a meal or refreshments. After that, we'll head back less than a mile to the start location. (NOTE: It's no longer easy to start and end rides at the Mercado due to new development and parking restrictions). 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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