• COED Hello Cafe to Mercado - C-C+/1/39

    Hello Cafe

    COED Hello Cafe to Mercado
    C-C+/1/39 miles

    This is a COED ride. Once a month we invite the men to join the women's group for a COED ride. We'll start our ride at Hello Cafe near Dodge and the Rillito. Most of the route is on the bike path. We'll return using relatively the same route.

    Hello Cafe opens at 7am. Please make sure you don't block any close parking for other customers. You can always park at Brandi Fenton Park nearby and ride over to the cafe. We'll take a short break at the Mercado for coffee/snacks.

    Please load map into GPS or print map.
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41012184

    Ride Leaders: Suzanne, Brooke and Carolyn.

    *GABA GUIDELINES
    Riders are encouraged to be vaccinated. Your ride leaders are fully vaccinated. Please show up 15 minutes prior to ride for sign in.

    • Pace: 12 - 16 mph

    • Terrain: Mostly flat

    • Start Time: Once everyone has signed the waiver

    • Ride Type: Training, Social, no -drop

    • Distance: 39 miles

    We do a different ride every other 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.

    Every month we let the boys join our fun for a co-ed ride :-)

    Check your tire pressure and brakes; before each ride. ABC Quick checks.

    Bring:

    • Appropriate food and water for about 2 to 3 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

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  • Tuesday Social Ride, E1 (C/1/32)

    Udall Park

    If this ride is full, sign up for "Tuesday Social Ride, E2 it starts at the same time and location.

    If you are not a member of our cycling club, please join: Sign Up Link

    Ride with GPS map is located at: Eastside 2
    Distance 35 Miles, Elevation gain 750 Ft

    This ride is a social ride, at a casual pace, with lots of communication, the ride is NOT a high paced training ride.

    Start/End: Udall Park (near the dog park). SE corner of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde. 7290 E Tanque Verde Rd

    Water/Bathrooms
    3.5 miles Path / 22nd St
    15.5 Miles Roy Schoonover Trail Head

    You are welcome to join us for food after the ride. This week we will go to Bruegger's Bagels 7127 E Tanque Verde Rd after the ride.

    Please load the route into your bicycle computer or your smart phone or print a copy of the cue sheet.

    To participate in this GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Be willing to ride at a social pace (end of ride social pace 12-14 MPH).
    2. Be willing to serve as the ride sweep for a small portion of the ride.
    3. Use the phrase "walker/bike up" when overtaking someone.
    4. Use the phrase "walker/bike left" when approaching someone coming at us. This should be used when on narrow parts of multiuse paths.
    5. Stay right of the center line on multiuse paths and right of the white line while on the road except to pass.
    6. Give at least 3 feet when passing someone walking or riding in the same direction.

    IMPORTANT: If you have not ridden with Bob or Wayne within the last 12 months, please send your contact information (Name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to Bob at [masked] and Wayne at [masked]. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.

    The end-of-ride average speed is expected to be between 12 and 14 MPH, preferably closer to 12 than 14. If you are not comfortable or not capable with this expected pace average over the entire route, please do not participate in this ride, it is not fair to the other riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings as we will not drop anyone. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep.

    If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call (DO NOT TEXT) the ride leader: Bob's phone number is[masked] and Wayne's is[masked]. We will wait up to five minutes before leaving.

    What to Bring:

    • Food & fluids for 3 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.

    If you are riding, 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.

  • Tuesday Social Ride, E2 (C/1/32)

    Udall Park

    If this ride is full, sign up for "Tuesday Social Ride, E1 it starts at the same time and location.

    If you are not a member of our cycling club, please join: Sign Up Link

    Ride with GPS map is located at: Eastside 3
    Distance 32 Miles, Elevation gain 400 Ft

    This ride is a social ride, at a casual pace, with lots of communication, the ride is NOT a high paced training ride.

    Start/End: Udall Park (near the dog park). SE corner of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde. 7290 E Tanque Verde Rd

    Water/Bathrooms
    6 miles Rillito River Park
    19.5 Miles Children's Memorial Park

    You are welcome to join us for food after the ride. This week we will go to Bruegger's Bagels 7127 E Tanque Verde Rd after the ride.

    Please load the route into your bicycle computer or your smart phone or print a copy of the cue sheet.

    To participate in this GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Be willing to ride at a social pace (end of ride social pace 12-14 MPH).
    2. Be willing to serve as the ride sweep for a small portion of the ride.
    3. Use the phrase "walker/bike up" when overtaking someone.
    4. Use the phrase "walker/bike left" when approaching someone coming at us. This should be used when on narrow parts of multiuse paths.
    5. Stay right of the center line on multiuse paths and right of the white line while on the road except to pass.
    6. Give at least 3 feet when passing someone walking or riding in the same direction.

    IMPORTANT: If you have not ridden with Bob or Wayne within the last 12 months, please send your contact information (Name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to Bob at [masked] and Wayne at [masked]. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.

    The end-of-ride average speed is expected to be between 12 and 14 MPH, preferably closer to 12 than 14. If you are not comfortable or not capable with this expected pace average over the entire route, please do not participate in this ride, it is not fair to the other riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings as we will not drop anyone. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep.

    If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call (DO NOT TEXT) the ride leader: Bob's phone number is[masked] and Wayne's is[masked]. We will wait up to five minutes before leaving.

    What to Bring:

    • Food & fluids for 3 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.

    If you are riding, 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.

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  • One Hour on Mt Lemmon C/D/4/10+

    Le Buzz

    Ride Description:
    We will meet in the parking lot near Le Buzz. Wheels rolling at 7:30 AM. Please arrive by 7:15 to sign the ride waiver. Look for the big white van.
    We'll do a social ride on the Catalina Highway at a C pace to Mile Post 0. At MP 0 everyone rides up Mt. Lemmon for one hour at their own pace. After one hour descend to the pull out past MP 0 where we will regroup. After we regroup, we will ride back to Le Buzz. There will be an opportunity to hang out at Le Buzz afterwards.
    To participate in a GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and it has been two weeks since your inoculation.
    2. Take a picture of your vaccination with your cell phone.
    3. Be current with your GABA member. Click HERE to become a member.

    What to Bring:
    • Food & fluids for 2 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.
    If you are riding, 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 riding, you will respect others. 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.

  • Thursday Social Ride, E1 (C/1/32)

    Udall Park

    If this ride is full, sign up for "Thursday Social Ride, E2 it starts at the same time and location.

    If you are not a member of our cycling club, please join: Sign Up Link

    Ride with GPS map is located at: Eastside 3
    Distance 32 Miles, Elevation gain 400 Ft

    This ride is a social ride, at a casual pace, with lots of communication, the ride is NOT a high paced training ride.

    Start/End: Udall Park (near the dog park). SE corner of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde. 7290 E Tanque Verde Rd

    Water/Bathrooms
    6 miles Rillito River Park
    19.5 Miles Children's Memorial Park

    You are welcome to join us for food after the ride. This week we will go to Bruegger's Bagels 7127 E Tanque Verde Rd after the ride.

    Please load the route into your bicycle computer or your smart phone or print a copy of the cue sheet.

    To participate in this GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Be willing to ride at a social pace (end of ride social pace 12-14 MPH).
    2. Be willing to serve as the ride sweep for a small portion of the ride.
    3. Use the phrase "walker/bike up" when overtaking someone.
    4. Use the phrase "walker/bike left" when approaching someone coming at us. This should be used when on narrow parts of multiuse paths.
    5. Stay right of the center line on multiuse paths and right of the white line while on the road except to pass.
    6. Give at least 3 feet when passing someone walking or riding in the same direction.

    IMPORTANT: If you have not ridden with Bob or Wayne within the last 12 months, please send your contact information (Name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to Bob at [masked] and Wayne at [masked]. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.

    The end-of-ride average speed is expected to be between 12 and 14 MPH, preferably closer to 12 than 14. If you are not comfortable or not capable with this expected pace average over the entire route, please do not participate in this ride, it is not fair to the other riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings as we will not drop anyone. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep.

    If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call (DO NOT TEXT) the ride leader: Bob's phone number is[masked] and Wayne's is[masked]. We will wait up to five minutes before leaving.

    What to Bring:

    • Food & fluids for 3 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.

    If you are riding, 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.

  • Thursday Social Ride, E2 (C/1/32)

    Udall Park

    If this ride is full, sign up for "Thursday Social Ride, E1 it starts at the same time and location.

    If you are not a member of our cycling club, please join: Sign Up Link

    Ride with GPS map is located at: Eastside 2
    Distance 35 Miles, Elevation gain 750 Ft

    This ride is a social ride, at a casual pace, with lots of communication, the ride is NOT a high paced training ride.

    Start/End: Udall Park (near the dog park). SE corner of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde. 7290 E Tanque Verde Rd

    Water/Bathrooms
    3.5 miles Path / 22nd St
    15.5 Miles Roy Schoonover Trail Head

    You are welcome to join us for food after the ride. This week we will go to Bruegger's Bagels 7127 E Tanque Verde Rd after the ride.

    Please load the route into your bicycle computer or your smart phone or print a copy of the cue sheet.

    To participate in this GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Be willing to ride at a social pace (end of ride social pace 12-14 MPH).
    2. Be willing to serve as the ride sweep for a small portion of the ride.
    3. Use the phrase "walker/bike up" when overtaking someone.
    4. Use the phrase "walker/bike left" when approaching someone coming at us. This should be used when on narrow parts of multiuse paths.
    5. Stay right of the center line on multiuse paths and right of the white line while on the road except to pass.
    6. Give at least 3 feet when passing someone walking or riding in the same direction.

    IMPORTANT: If you have not ridden with Bob or Wayne within the last 12 months, please send your contact information (Name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to Bob at [masked] and Wayne at [masked]. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.

    The end-of-ride average speed is expected to be between 12 and 14 MPH, preferably closer to 12 than 14. If you are not comfortable or not capable with this expected pace average over the entire route, please do not participate in this ride, it is not fair to the other riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings as we will not drop anyone. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep.

    If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call (DO NOT TEXT) the ride leader: Bob's phone number is[masked] and Wayne's is[masked]. We will wait up to five minutes before leaving.

    What to Bring:

    • Food & fluids for 3 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.

    If you are riding, 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.

  • Bike Repair at GAP Ministries, Dec 2nd

    2861 N Flowing Wells Rd

    Bike repair will be at GAP Ministries (www.gapmin.com) Community Warehouse. Location is 2861 N. Flowing Wells, Tucson. This is a long warehouse, running north off Flowing Wells, and we are at the very end, Suite 161.

    This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause and to learn about repairing bikes, if you want to tune your skills or SHARE your skills.

    We have numerous bikes to repair, with repair including everything from fixing a flat to more detailed, technical work.

    Suggest bring your own water and snacks. (There is a drinking fountain and restroom on the premises.)

    If interested in joining a few of us for breakfast before bike repair, let's meet at Cappy's, 917 W Prince Rd

    Breakfast meet time 6:30, the place opens at 5:30

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  • A Most Epic Century B-/2/102

    Tucson

    Ride Description:
    As this year winds down, why not put all that training you did this season to work?

    This EPIC tour around the Tucson area takes us from the Camino del Cerro ball fields to Green Valley via bike paths and Mission Rd. Along the way we will see some impressive copper mines, pecan groves, and very few cars. While in Green Valley we will refuel at Posada Coffee.

    From Green Valley we will head east up Sahuarita Rd to The Loop for the final 33 miles. Usually we will have the wind at our backs for much of this section, and of course it is gradually downhill.

    Please note that this ride is UNSUPPORTED and limited to 8 riders. We will make use of public bathrooms, convenience stores, and coffee shops.

    Start Time: 8:15 AM sign-in. Wheels rolling 8:30 AM SHARP.
    Ride Type: Training/Re-group.
    Pace: 16-17 FINAL AVERAGE
    Terrain: Flat bike paths, rolling hills, and long climbs/descents.
    Total Elevation Gain: 2500 ft.
    Traffic: Special caution in Green Valley
    Support: This ride is unsupported.
    Rain date: December 4th
    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41352341

    Participation rules:
    You must have been fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the ride. Helmets are mandatory. Please obey traffic laws and represent GABA well.

    Meeting Spot: Camino del Cerro ball fields
    Ride Code:
    • B- 16-17 final average.
    Terrain Code:
    • 2-moderate hills

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  • San Xavier Metric Century - C/2/63

    Mercado San Agustin

    Don't want those legs loosing their mo-jo? Trained for El Tour and accomplished that, now what? Had too much turkey and need to hit the rode? Doesn't matter why you want to ride, let's get out there. Park in a safe location and meet in front of the Mercado San Augustin. We'll sign the waiver and get rolling as close to 8 as possible. We'll stay together as a group as we ride south on Mission Road, then rest at the Circle K east of I-19 on Nogales Hwy. Then on to the treat of the ride, San Xavier our second official rest stop. We may have other regroup stops along the way to keep together. Here's the route, San Xavier Metric Century, please download or memorize the route.

    Responsible riders arrive in plenty of time to sign the ride waiver and prepare to ride. Their bike is in good mechanical condition including properly inflated tires and they carry spare tubes and a way to fix a flat tire.
    They wear a mandatory helmet but no earbuds.
    They carry plenty of fluids and food as appropriate.
    They obey all traffic laws and ride in a safe manner being kind and courteous to others at all times.
    Riders are encouraged to print a cue sheet or download a route map in the unlikely case they miss a turn or have to abandon the ride.
    Average speed is designated with a letter as follows:
    A 20+ mph
    B+ 18-20 mph
    B 16-18 mph
    C+ 14-16 mph
    C 12-14 mph
    D 8-12
    Numbers are used to denote the four different types of terrain.
    1 Flat
    2 Minor Hills
    3 Moderate Hills
    4 Long Climbs or Very Steep
    *GABA GUIDELINES
    Riders are encouraged to be vaccinated. Your ride leaders are fully vaccinated. Please show up 15 minutes prior to ride for sign in.

  • Sunday Social Ride: The Loop (C/1/56)

    Udall Park

    If you are not a member of our cycling club please join: Sign Up Link

    IMPORTANT: If you have not ridden with me within the last 12 months, please send your contact information (Name, phone number, emergency contact, emergency contact phone number (NOT 911) to me at [masked]. The ride waiver will be filled out prior to the ride, you will just need to verify the information and sign it.

    Route information: Ride with GPS map is located at: Route.
    Distance 56 Miles, Elevation gain of 1000 Ft.
    Bagels at Bruegger's after the ride.

    This ride is a social ride, at a casual pace, with lots of communication, the ride is NOT a high paced training ride.

    Start/End: In Udall Dog Parking lot.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.

    Water/Bathrooms will be at Roy Schoonover Trailhead, at Silverlake/Santa Cruz and Camino de la Tierra; mile markers 16, 29 and 40 respectively.

    You are welcome to join us for food after the ride at Bruegger's Bagels.

    Please load the route into your bicycle computer, your smart phone or print a copy of the cue sheet.

    To participate in this GABA group ride you MUST:

    1. Be willing to ride at a social pace (end of ride social pace 12-14 MPH).
    2. Be willing to serve as the ride sweep for a small portion of the ride.

    The end-of-ride average speed is expected to be between 12 and 14 MPH, preferably closer to 14 than 12. If you are not comfortable or not capable of this expected pace average over the entire route, please do not participate in this ride, it is not fair to the other riders. This is a social ride, lots of conversations, and regroupings as we will not drop anyone. Riders are expected to ride at the pace of the ride leader and between the ride leader and the sweep.

    If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call me on my cell phone (DO NOT TEXT) at[masked], we will wait up to five minutes before leaving.

    What to Bring:

    • Food & fluids for 4 hours - 2 24oz Bottles or Hydration Pack.
    • Bring a tube/patch kit and a way to inflate your tires.
    • Be sure your bike is in good mechanical condition.
    • CPSC approved helmets must always be worn while riding.
    • No ear buds! This is a safety requirement, not a request.

    If you are riding, 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, weather, road conditions, group requests, and or the ride leader getting lost.