• Pace: 13-14 mph for approximately 74 miles (though climbing pace may be significantly slower)
• Terrain: Moderate to Intense Hills
• Ride Type: Training
• Elevation Gain: + 2885 / -2887 ft
• Traffic: Very Light (at the time of the morning we'll be riding).
Route: Link to cue sheet with map (pdf) (https://www.civitas.cc/file/pdf/CivitasSeries80miCueMap.pdf)
Map Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25848901
Parking: During weekends, most parking garages and lots on the University of Arizona Campus offer free parking. Most spaces on University Boulevard do not require payment during the weekends.
This is a small training ride with some hills. Please arrive around 5:00 so that we can get the paperwork and safety chat out of the way and start out at 5:15. Afterward, there are many cafes on University Boulevard for coffee and snacks for those who wish. Please check the map link with the elevation profile to see if this ride is for you.
Ride Coordinator: Matt Harmon @ [masked]
• Food & fluids for 3 to 4 hours - at least 2 24oz bottles and/or hydration pack. Consider hydration aids (salt pills and/or electrolytic solutions);
• A spare tube;
• A patch kit;
• A means to inflate two tires (a C02 inflator with sufficient cartridges or pump);
• Your CPSC approved helmet (to be worn at all times while riding);
• No ear buds! This is a safety requirement; not a request;
Prepare for this ride by:
• Wearing sunscreen.
• Ensuring that your bike is in good mechanical condition.
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 (or a) car.
• You are a representative of the greater cycling community and will therefore conduct yourself appropriately.
• You will represent GABA well.
• You will wear your CPSC approved helmet for the entirety of the ride.
• 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 a "training" or "intensive" ride - you will likely outrun your ride leader and that is okay by him. Some individuals may elect to ride together.
• If any of these standards are unclear, you will ask for clarification.
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.
GABA 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
• 1 Flat
• 2 Minor Hills
• 3 Moderate Hills
• 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep