• Women Pantano Cruise - C,C+/1/31
    This is a Women's Training Ride. • Pace: 12-16 mph • Terrain: 1 Flat • Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 9:00 a.m. • Ride Type: Training, Social, no-drop • Distance: 31 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28900702 Ride Coordinator: Carolyn and Stacy This is a women's ride to encourage every level of rider to feel more confident and improve their cycling skills. We do a different ride every week with a variety of start locations and times (summer usually around 6am and shifting back in winter – 9ish am). We are a solid C (12-16mph) group that does a variety of rides from recovery, interval training, climbing, social & everything in between with the focus of helping all our riders succeed – we usually regroup often and make sure everyone is good with the route and pace. Note: The type of ride, whether fast/training/social, will vary every week. Please read the description in the following paragraph. Oh yeah, every 3rd Thursday we let the boys join our fun and try to have a co-ed ride :-) This will be a few days before El Tour. We want to keep an easy cruise, "Embarrassingly Easy" effort. Whether or not you are participating in the fun Saturday, make Thursday an Active Recovery Day. Or, it's your choice. You can go for all out hammer, but realize you'll likely be alone. LOL Just don't get too far ahead! It is an out-and-back along the Pantano River Park to Julian Greenway, so there are a few chances to get lost. This ride is suitable for ALL LEVELS, ALL SPEEDS, ABSOLUTELY NO-DROP. It is also yet another chance to review your tour plans. Do you have enough nutrition and hydration? How will you carry everything? Will you be stopping along the route? Answer these questions and many more now. The friendly staff in your local Performance Bicycle have answers. We will also be at the ETT expo/packet pickup for any of your last minute needs. NOTE: This ride is also co-listed under Performance Great Ride Series: Speedway (https://www.meetup.com/Performance-Speedway-MeetNRide/). Check your tire pressure and brakes; before each ride. ABC Quick checks. Bring: • Appropriate food and water for about 4 to 6 hours. • 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

    Renee's Organic Oven

    7065 East Tanque Verde Road · Tucson, AZ

  • Barb's Thurs Ride St Philips Plaza to McDonalds C/1/32
    Wheels Rolling at 9:58 Bored with the loop? Ever wonder if there was a short cut from one side of the Loop to the other to shorten your overall distance? Here's one way to do it. Come ride with me to learn how. . Follow lower vehicle use roads to Aviation bikeway for a short distance to the Jullian. Down Bantum to McDonalds to use the facilities, grab a cold drink, then return to St Philips Plaza past Trader Joes. We will be cycling on neighborhood roads and some busy streets with bike lane. Be sure you are comfortable around cars to join this ride. Round trip is about 32 miles on flat roads. We'll go at a C pace, averaging about 13 mph overall. I'd like to have everyone arrive by around 9:46 and get our wheels rolling at 9:58. Here's a link to the route map https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28923714 Ride Coordinator: Barb Sterling[masked] Average Pace: 12-14 mph for 32 miles on almost flat terrain Start Time: Wheels Rolling at 9:58 AM Traffic: Light/variable 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

    Homewood Suites St. Philips Plaza

    4250 N. Campbell Avenue · Tucson, az

  • R & I Pistol Hill/Rita Ranch Loop Ride C+/2/45
    Join Rich & Ike on this loop ride. We will meet at the "Dog Park" at the west end of the parking lot, 2nd left from the main entrance off Tanque Verde Rd at 7:15 AM for our ride out to Pistol Hill, Vail and Rita Ranch. We will have an end-of-ride average pace of 15-16 MPH. Please no ear buds on this ride. We will exit Udall out to Sabino Canyon onto the Pantano Bike path exiting at Kenyon then a right onto Old Spanish Trail. We will then ride out to Pistol Hill (regroup at the top), then down Colossal Cave Rd and onto Mary Ann Cleveland. We will continue west, crossing Houghton Rd and on to Old Vail Rd, where we will make a stop at Freddies for a regroup. Back on the bikes, we will then head west on Old Vail Rd to Rita Rd. A right turn on Rita Rd will take us to the Harrison Greenway Bike Path then on to the Pantano Bike Path, which will lead us back to the Sabino Canyon Rd bridge and back to Udall Park.

    Udall Park

    7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

  • Columbus to Vistoso Figure Eight: C+ / 2 / 38
    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 1,200 gain • Start Time: Arrive by 8:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 9:00. • 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/19467614 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From Columbus Park, we'll head north on the Santa Cruz to the CDO, northwest to Rancho Vistoso, R.V. to Moore, west on Moore to La Canada, south to the Rillito, then back to the park. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for 3 to 4 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

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

    3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson, AZ

  • Bruce's Easy Peasy Udall to the Julian Wash Greenway C/1/32
    • Pace: 13 mph End of Ride Average for 32 miles • Terrain: Mostly Flat • Elevation Gain: 774 ft • Traffic: Very Light • Ride Type: Social - No Drop • Route: Udall to The Loop to Fantasy Island to the Julian Wash Greenway Map Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27358896 This will be a social ride of 32 miles at a C pace (which means, on this ride, about 13 mph average) over mostly flat roads. We'll regroup as needed and no one will be left behind due to a mechanical problem. Wheels rolling at 8:00. Options for brunch afterward near Udall Park. Ride Coordinator: Bruce Tucker @ (520)[masked] Bring: • Food & fluids for 3 hours - 2 24oz 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

    Morris K Udall Regional Park

    7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson

  • Puttin' on the Ritz: C+ / 2 / 24
    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride average • Terrain: 1,300' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 8:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 9:00 • 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

    Safeway

    9100 N Silverbell Rd · Marana, AZ

  • Columbus to Campbell, the Long Way: C+ / 2 / 28
    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 620' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 8:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 9:00 • Ride Type: Regroup: We'll stop at Café Luce for coffee (Campbell and the Rillito), then back. There will be no sweep, so plan accordingly by reviewing the route and printing a cue sheet if necessary. • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26440731 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From Columbus Park, we'll head north to the CDO, northwest to La Canada, south to the Rillito, east to Campbell, then back to the park. Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for 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

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

    3425 W El Camino del Cerro · Tucson, AZ

  • BITS [9] Session 6 of 6 D/1.5/33.4 Udall Park to Roy Julian Wash Park
    • What we'll do Our final BITS ride will take us from Udall to the Julian Wash Park on Kolb just South of Valencia. Distance this week will be 33.4 miles all on the Loop. We will return following our same route. This route will continue to feature more gentle sustained climbing. As always we will have two ride leaders one leading and one riding behind the last rider. No rider will be left behind. As it is our last BITS ride together hopefully we can all have a second breakfast or lunch together at Poco and Mom's next to Udall Park after our ride. Content: Review of the 6 weeks: what was helpful, could have been don differently, would you recommend BITS to another rider? Route is HERE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28507061 Ride leaders for week 6: Susan Reed Questions: contact Susan Reed through MeetUp Messaging or call/text[masked] • What to bring Helmet (it's required--no helmet, no ride) Water bottles or Camelbak Snacks for 2 hours Extra tube for your size tire. If uncertain of the size, take your bike to your bike shop and ask Tire levers to remove your tire in the event of a flat tire Inflation device, either a CO2 cartridge and dispenser or hand pump

    Udall Park

    7200 E Tanque Verde Rd · Tucson, AZ

  • GABA Annual Holiday Dinner
    Please join us for our Annual Holiday Dinner. GABA will provide Brushfire BBQ and Tucson Tamales for a delicious dinner and soda/water. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options We welcome you to bring a dessert to share! There will be music, good company and tall tales from another great year of cycling. We are needing 3-4 people to help Sandi and I set up and a small crew to assist with clean up. Arrival for 4:30 and if everyone helps, we can make short order of cleanup. Please reply in the comment section. Alcohol is prohibited at our venue.

    Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation

    3182 N Swan Rd · Tucson

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  • Salt River Canyon Tour 2019 May 4 & 5
    Not a GABA ride. This was a popular GABA supported ride for many years that is now sponsored and supported by Race Arizona LLC (Carolyn & Scott Audilet). Details and registration information at Registration (https://www.strideevents.com/events/salt-river-canyon-tour/2019/register) In Arizona, the Salt River Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon in its ability to take your breath away: 2000 feet deep, with hundreds of square miles of winding rock walls, shaded side canyons, spires and strata and boulders and crevices. But unlike the Grand Canyon, you can ride your bike across it. – TWICE! An Epic spring ride not to be missed!

    Globe Parking Lot near courhouse

    1400 E. Ash Street · Globe, AZ