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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+)

NEW RIDE! Santa Cruz'n from Columbus: C+ / 1 / 39

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

• Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride average • Terrain: 600' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 7:45am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 8:00 • Ride Type: Social/Regroup • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29736371 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: We'll meet at the ballpark north of Columbus Park, just east of Silverbell, and south of El Camino del Cerro. From there, we'll ride northwest up the Santa Cruz path to its terminus at Avra Valley Road. Then we'll travel back south on the Santa Cruz to the Mercado for a meal or refreshments, before riding back to the start location. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 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

Boys and Girls Club Bike Repair Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse

Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse

We are going to meet at Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse, 3155 E. Grant Road, to repair bicycles for the boys and girls. You don't need to be a bike mechanic, just a desire to help. If you want to improve your tire fixing skills, many of the bikes we see there have two flat tires. We will have lots of tools. So come out and lend a hand. This event is scheduled from 3 to 6. Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare come on out. The kids really appreciate the effort

Silverbell / Grant to Roadrunner Market C/C+/2/68

Silverbell/Grant

Silverbell / Grant to Roadrunner Market 68 Mile https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29719852 Meet a Safeway at the corner of SilverBell & Grant. Water and rest rooms in Safeway. We will leave out of the parking lot on the Silverbell side and ride down to Silverbell Tree and turn right, then ride to bike path. At bike path turn right and ride south to Silverlake, cross over. Ride to Julian Bike Path. We will take a break at Craycroft and the bike path, water and restrooms. Be sure to fill up on water. This is the last water till we get to Roadrunner Marker. Then we will ride down Wilmot to Sahuarita, turn left. Ride to the Roadrunner Market. Break time. The little store has water and rest rooms. After Break we will ride south on Houghton to Camino Del Toro. Turn right. This is the highest point on the ride. Ride west till you reach Harrison. Turn Right. Ride back to Sahuarita. Turn Left. Then return back to start the way you came. This ride may seem a little longer then the rides you are use to but coming back is quicker then riding there. Coming back is a gradual downhill and most (but not always) you have a gentle wind giving you a small boost. I can’t control the wind but 90% of the time there is a wind out of the east. This is a regroup ride. You will not be dropped. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 4 hours. • Bring 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 represent us 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. 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

Rio Rico Patagonia Harshaw road C+,B/3-4/62

Garrett's IGA Supermarket

Spring time in Santa Cruz county is awesome. Lets hit it... This is an open road route with some roads with out a shoulder, some with bike lanes. Expect low density rural traffic and better than average road surfaces. Pace: 16-18 end of ride average Terrain: hilly and gradual ascends and descents Start time: 7:30am please arrive a little early for sign in and course review. Parking in the dirt lot Take I-19 south to the Rio Rico Drive exit, right turn to the meetup. About 45min. drive Ride type: This will be a tempo ride, not a casual one. Expect paceline riding and to stay together as much as possible. We will regroup in Patagonia to take a short break for snacks, coffee, restrooms. We will regroup as necessary to avoid dropping riders. Description: We take Rio Rico dr. and make a right onto Pendleton dr. head south to Ruby rd., make a right and then left of Frontera. another left onto S. River rd. which intersects highway 82. Turn left and we ride to the town of Patagonia where we take Harshaw rd into the hills. Return the way we came. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29247761 Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for 3 hours. Some cash for snacks, coffee, etc. • Two tubes 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. 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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