• R & I Oro Valley Loop Ride with C+/2/52

    Udall Park

    Join us on this loop ride. We will meet at the west end of Udall Park near the "Dog Park" along Tanque Verde Rd at 9:00AM for our ride out to Oro Valley. The average pace will be at 15-16 MPH over the length of the ride for a total of 52 miles with regrouping as needed. We’ll head north on the Pantano/Rillito Bike Paths to La Canada exit. Turn north on La Canada to the CO wash to the Market Place for a break at the restroom. We’ll pick up the CDO bike path and head southwest to the Santa Cruz bike path, turning east to pick up the Rillito bike path which will take us to the Pantano Bike Path and back to Udall park.

  • The Loop from Columbus Park: C+ / 2 / 54

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

    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 1,200' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 9:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 10:00 • Ride Type: Regroup: we'll stop about once an hour and regroup at major turns. There will be no sweep, so plan accordingly by reviewing the route and printing a cue sheet if necessary. • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28534729 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: We'll ride the loop clockwise from Columbus Park. • Appropriate food & fluids for 4 to 5 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 Roy Drachman Clubhouse

    Boys and Girls Club of Tucson

    We are going to meet at Roy Drachman Clubhouse, to repair bicycles for the boys and girls. The club has around 20 club owned bicycles that need repair as well as the bikes owned by the kids. You don't need to be a bike mechanic, just a desire to help. Many of the bikes we see there have two flat tires. We will have tools and parts. So come out and lend a hand. This event is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 ish. Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare come on out. The kids really appreciate the effort

  • Bruce's Easy Peasy St. Phillips to El Rio Park -- C/1/32

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza University

    Ride Description: • Pace: 12-14 for 32 miles • Terrain: Flat - It's the Loop • Elevation Gain: 407ft • Traffic: zip, none, nada, • Ride Type: Social - No Drop - Regroup as needed • Route: The Loop - St. Phillips to El Rio Park Map Link: St. Phillips El Rio Park https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14894161 Parking: Southern parking lot, in back of Homewood Suites We'll meet at 8:45 and get our wheels rolling by 9:00. We'll start behind the Homewood Suites Hotel and get on the Loop, then work our way out to the park. On the return, we can have a coffee at St. Phillips Plaza (back at the starting point). Remember to bring lots of water and hydrate before you leave the house. This is an Easy Peasy Ride and no one will be dropped. That said, we should have an end of ride average of about 13 mph. Ride Coordinator: Bruce Tucker @ (520)[masked] Bring: • Food & fluids for 2-3 hours -[masked]oz Bottles or Hydration Pack. • Bring a tube/GABA patch kit and a way to inflate. • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition. • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement; not a request. • Obey traffic laws. Drive your bike as you would your car. • You are a representative of the greater cycling community and should therefore conduct yourself appropriately. • Please represent GABA 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. When 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 the Udall Park parking lot near the ball field. We will ride out to the Rillito Farmers market using the Rillito path, east of Craycroft. 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

  • The R&I Bicycle Loop with a Twist Ride C+/2/60

    Morris K. Udall Park

    We’ll meet at the Dog Park parking lot of Udall Park at 9AM for our ride from Sabino Canyon Rd toward the Pantano Wash Loop bike path. The average end-of-ride pace will be 15-16 MPH for the 60 mile ride. We will make our way toward Rita Rd & pick up the Julian was with our first stop at the Kolb Rd rest area. We'll continue west on the path until we pick up the Santa Cruz River Bike Path. We will then take the Congress exit west and pick up the street that will take us up and around "A" Mountain. A short ride back to the bike path where we will continue north. There is a nice park along the bike path, the Arches, to take a short break for snacks and a restroom visit. We will then head north to the Rillito River to Sabino Canyon Rd and back to Udall park.

  • Columbus to Catalina: C+ / 1 / 31

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

    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 700' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 9:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 10:00. • Ride Type: Social/Regroup: we'll regroup at major turns and as often as needed. • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20015022 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From Christopher Columbus Park at Silverbell and El Camino del Cerro, we'll head north along the Santa Cruz to the CDO. From there, we'll ride into Catalina State Park and back. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 2 to 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

  • Tuesday Ride Starbucks to Pistol Hill CW C/2/34, C+/2/42

    Starbucks East Side

    We will meet at Starbucks at the NE corner of Harrison and Old Spanish Trail. Wheels rolling at 9:00. We will ride out to Saguaro Park East. Continue east on Old Spanish Trail to Pistol Hill. West on MaryAnn Cleveland to Rita Rd. We will pick up "the loop" at Rita Rd, north through Fantasy Island, north on Harrison back to Starbucks. For ride details follow the link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13406118 There will be two groups one averaging 12-14 MPH covering 34 miles the second group will average 14-16 MPH and travel 42 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 3.5 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 Saharita and Nogales Highway C+/2/57

    Udall Park

    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 9:00 AM for our ride around Tucson via The Loop Bike paths. Please, no ear buds on this ride. The average end-of-ride pace will be 15-16 MPH for the 57 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 left onto Wilmont and Head south to Sahuarita Rd. We'll turn right heading west on Sahuarita Rd. to Nogales Hwy. Make a right, heading north, on Nogales Rd and make a quick restroom break at the Circle K. We'll continue north past Aerospace Dr (Old Hughes Access Rd) making a right heading toward Park Ave. toward Ajo Rd. We'll turn right onto the bike path and head toward Kino Park, cross the Veteran's Bridge to Alvernon, turn right onto 29th, then left on Swan, then right on Pima and left on Tanque Verde back to Udall Park.

  • Twin Peaks and Tangerine: C+ / 2 /29

    Safeway

    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride average • Terrain: 1,000' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 9:45am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 10:00 • Ride Type: Social/Regroup • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28513529 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From the parking lot north of Safeway at Silverbell and Twin Peaks, we'll ride east, then north on Twin Peaks to Tangerine. East on Tangerine to Oracle, then back. Good roads with wide bike lanes, and rolling hills, with a max grade in spots of about 5%, and beautiful views. 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