• NEW RIDE! Columbus to La Canada: C+ / 2 / 37

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

    • Pace: 14-16 mph end-of-ride rolling average • Terrain: 1,050' gain • Start Time: Arrive by 7:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 8:00. • Ride Type: Social/Regroup: we'll regroup at major turns and as often as needed. • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29660344 • Ride Coordinator : Bennett Burke[masked] • Ride Description: From the ballpark north of Christopher Columbus Park, at Silverbell and El Camino del Cerro, we'll head north along the Santa Cruz to Twin Peaks. From there, we'll head northeast / north past Tangerine to Moore Rd., east to Camino de Oeste, south to Tangerine Sky Park for water and restrooms, east on Tangerine to La Canada, south to the Rillito River path, and back to the start. 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

  • Tuesday Ride West side with breakfast C/2/32

    Crying Onion Cafe

    We will meet at in the parking lot in front of the Crying Onion Cafe. NE corner of Orange Grove and Thornydale Wheels rolling at 7:30 AM. We will go north on Thornydale and get on the CDO bike path. We will ride it to Catalina State Park. We will continue on the CDO to Tangerine then ride down La Cañada to the Rillito Bike path back to the Crying Onion. If you are interested in having breakfast after the ride we will be stopping at the Crying Onion. this ride will have an end of ride average of 12-14 MPH over 32 miles For a map, cue sheet and elevation change see: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25929143 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 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 :-)

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  • Westside Hills B/2-3/35

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

    Join the sweat fest ride along the tucson mts foothills. This ride is for experienced riders wishing to improve their fitness. We will ride a minimum of two repeats on four different hills. Pace: varied... 8-12mph on steep hills, 18-20 on flat sections, 25+ on the descents Terrain: mostly hills up to 10%, we begin on the path to Congress, then lots of hills. We end with a fast descent to Silverbell and the park. Start time: We roll at 7:00 so arrive before for sign in, road work update and small course change. Meet at the park's parking lot Ride Type: Regroup training ride. We regroup after every hill and ride together to the next hill. Riding conditions: Half the Ride on roads w/bike lanes, other half with little to no shoulder. Low traffic roads. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29686088 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

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  • R & I Loop Ride C+/2/54

    Udall Dog Park

    Join us as we cycle the bicycle Loop. 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 7:00AM for our ride around Tucson via The Loop Bike paths. Please, no ear buds on this ride. Also, NO E-bikes or trikes. The average end-of-ride pace will be 15-16 MPH for the 54 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 quick restroom break at Kolb Rd before we continue west on the path until we pick up the Santa Cruz River Bike Path. There is a nice park along the bike path to take our next short break for snacks and a restroom visit. We will then head north to the Rillito River Bike Path which will take us back to the Pantano Bike Path and back to Udall Park. 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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  • Zoo ride; St. Phillips start -- C-C/1/18.1

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

    Ride Description: Free admission to the Zoo. Bike valet by GABA. Receive ticket for free soft serve ice cream. We'll spend approx 45min to 1hr at the Zoo, weather permitting. Outbound we will ride the Rillito East to Dodge, to Speedway, to Alvernon to Reid Park at Broadway. Will follow the Path on the of Reid Park's path to Randolph Way North to the Zoo. Inbound we will retrace our route to 3rd St, wind our way through the University to Mountain Ave. We'll head North on Mountain to the Rillito back to St. Phillips. • Pace: 10-13mph for 18.1 miles • Terrain: Flat - the Loop and neighborhood roads, stretch of Alvernon with bike lane • Traffic: light • Ride Type: Social - No Drop - Regroup as needed Map Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29741830 Parking: South Eastern parking lot, in back of Homewood Suites We'll meet at 7:50 and get our wheels rolling by 8:00 We'll start behind the Homewood Suites Hotel and get on the Loop, then work our way to the Zoo. Remember: hydrate before you leave the house. Ride Coordinator:Susan Reed[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

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  • Ride To The Zoo C, C-/1/21

    Udall Dog Park

    • What we'll do Join the East Side GABA Ride to the Zoo. We will be riding to Tucson's Reid Park Zoo to help celebrate Earth Day. Several other GABA Zoo Rides will start from varying locations all planning to arrive at the Zoo about 9:10 No charge for admission, show your helmet and get a ticket for a free ice cream cone. GABA volunteers will be providing Bike Valet so you can spend time enjoying the Zoo. Our distance will be 21.1 leaving from Udall Park. We will ride about 2 miles on the Loop Path and then ride bike friendly roads from Sahuara/Glenn to the Zoo. We'll stay 45 minutes +/- and then return via the same route. Route is HERE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29470014 Ride leader: Barb Sterling[masked] • What to bring Helmet (it's required--no helmet, no ride) Water bottles or Camelbak Snacks for 2 hours Extra tube tire levers, inflation device, either a CO2 cartridge and dispenser or hand pump If you are running a few minutes late, call me and we will wait for you or plan to meet you on the road. [masked]

  • Ride to the Reid Park Zoo! NW Starting Point C/1/29.5

    El Camino del Cerro ballparks, just north of Chis Columbus Park

    To celebrate and promote a healthy lifestyle on Earth Day, GABA offers riders an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing ride to the Reid Park Zoo each April. Your bike and helmet gets you free admission at the zoo ticket booth into the Reid Park Zoo (compliments of the City of Tucson). Ride Description: There are several starting points to choose from. This ride starts from the NW side of town, at the north side of Christopher Columbus Park. We will depart at 7:45AM, so please arrive at the park by 7:30AM to sign in and socialize with your riding companions. Here is the ride route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33071517 Keep in mind, this is a longer route of ~30 miles, roundtrip, including city street travel. The temperature might be high, so please drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the ride. If wishing to ride the entire route with the ride leader, please note that I will spend approximately 45 minutes at the zoo, depending on weather, due to temperature concerns. This is a social, no drop, C ride (12-14mph end of ride average). If one wishes to hammer ahead, one is on his/her own. This is always a fun, memorable ride. I hope to see you at the starting point! Post questions below, or always feel free to give me (Dave Purwin) a ring at[masked]. • Pace: 12-14 miles per hour • Terrain: Flat • Start Time: Wheels rolling at 7:45 am. Come early for meet & greet • Traffic: Plan on car traffic along 40-50% of the route. • Ride Type: Social - No Drop • Bring: • Appropriate food & fluids for about 3 hour. • 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 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. 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

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  • 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 6:45 am for sign-in and ride overview; wheels rolling at 7:00 • 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

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  • Thursday Ride: Freeman Repeats plus SNP A-C/2/20-32

    Starbucks East Side

    We will meet at Starbucks, located at 9525 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, the northeast corner of Harrison and Old Spanish Trail. Wheels rolling at 7:30 AM. We will ride north on Harrison to Speedway, east to Freeman. We will ride Freeman one, two, three, or more times between Broadway and Old Spanish Trail at your own pace plus one loop of SNP. If you set any PR's while going around Saguaro National Park east you didn't do the hill repeats correctly :-) We will continue these rides on the First and Third Thursdays. For a map, cue sheet and elevation change see: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22020317 This will be a self-paced ride covering 20-32 miles. If you sign up for the ride and are running a couple of minutes late call me on my cell[masked] and we will wait. This is not a social ride, we are going to burn a few calories Ride Coordinator: Bob Willman Bring: • Food & fluids for 2 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. • This is a "training" , base building ride. • If any of these standards are unclear, you will ask for clarification.

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  • COED Mellow time on the Loop - C- C+/1/31

    Crave Coffee Bar

    This is a COED Training Ride. • Pace: 12-16 mph • Terrain: 1, flat • Start Time: Wheels In Motion - 7am • Ride Type: Regrouping • Distance: 31miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23848636 Ride Coordinators: Stacy & Tanya 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. Oh yeah, every 2nd Thursday we play on Mt Lemmon; every 3rd Thursday we let the boys join our fun and try to have a co-ed ride :) Yep, it is the 3rd Thursday and we are welcoming men into our herd. We are doing an easy ride (Carolyn is not going to be riding), Stacy (still recovering) and Tanya will be leading this ride along the south part of the Loop (the faster pace is due to the quickness of the route, not necessarily the amount of effort :). We are limiting the ride to 20 and would appreciate like minded riders to join us. 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