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If you live in the AZ East Valley area and love to bike, enjoy meeting people, making new friends, and want to have lots of fun, this group is for you! Our members include mountain bikers of all skill levels and interests, from the beginner just starting out, to those in training for races. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in groups based upon your skill level. All rides include several rest stops allowing everybody a chance to catch up, stretch and catch their breath. Remember, no matter what other goals you might have for a particular ride, having a fun and safe ride is our most important focus. We also offer help when needed so you can gain new skills and confidence while on the trails. Come out and enjoy the great views of the Mountains and the quiet get away from the everyday noise.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFO - We want your experience with us to be a great one !

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Please note:

1. Santan Shredders does not require membership dues, however we do accept donations to offset the $24.95 monthly meet-up site fees. (There is a "Chip In" button in the left side column, in the "About Us" area)

2. By joining Santan Shredders, you are agreeing to the Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risks at the very bottom of the page. For security purposes, all members are required to have a current photo attached to their Meetup's profile that clearly shows their face. Additionally, all photos that are taken at the events and posted to the groups web site (s), become the property of Santan Shredders.

Your "No Cost" membership includes:

- Message boards to meetup with others, share ideas, etc.

- Training tips and riding advice

- Meeting new people who enjoy mountain biking and just being outdoors

- Access to special events sponsored by Santan Regional Park District

- Official Santan Shredder Bike Jerseys for only $70.00

- Additional Discounts to the following Queen Creek & San Tan Valley area businesses :

* San Tan Bikes - 10%+ off purchases (Including mountain bikes) & 20% off labor.

* Kryptonite - 10%% off all lights and locks purchased at San Tan Bikes

* Kali Protectives - 10% off any new Kali Helmet or protective gear - Must be purchased at San Tan Bikes

* Tactical Fitness Personal Training - 15% off personal training - 20% off nutrition packages - 480-390-7049

* San Tan Physical Therapy - No cost initial consultation

*CycleBar Gilbert - Special discounts for all new Shredder Members

RIDER/MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

- Please RSVP to all rides

- Staying informed by reading all emails and updates

- A helmet and water pack/water bottles (100oz. for most rides)

- A well fitting mountain bike in good working order

- Good cardio fitness (you have a regular routine of some type of cardio workouts at least twice a week)

- Self-preparedness: tools, food, water and maps to take care of yourself should the need arise!

So join us today, and experience new rides and meet new friends!

Feel free to contact me with questions, and I hope to see you on the trails soon!

Jim Jensen, Santan Shredders Organizer - 480-Two-Three-One-0028

By Joining Santan Shredders, you agree to the following WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS:

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

I/we hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group Santan Shredders and its officers, ride leaders, volunteers, employees, organizers, sponsors, members, and ride participants from any and all claims for personal injury, property damage, or death resulting from my/our participation in any Santan Shredder event.

I/we acknowledge that mountain biking is a high-risk sport. I/we realize there are certain dangers inherent in the sport of mountain biking, and I/we assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my/our participation in any Santan Shredder event.

I intend this release to discharge the above-named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my/our participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.

I/we certify that my/our bicycle is suitable for safe use in all events, that I/we are in good physical condition, and that I/we are able to complete the event. I/we agree to wear a bicycle helmet properly adjusted and fastened and approved by SNELL or ANSI.

I/we have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my/our heirs and assigns. I/we consent to emergency care at my own expense if injured or ill.

By joining Santan Shredders is my signature on this waiver.

Upcoming events (5)

🪣 Bucket List Ride: Mount Lemmon

McDonald's

Mount Lemmon is in the Top 10 rides list for avid roadies WORLDWIDE…and it’s in our backyard!

Meet @ 6:00 AM for 6:15 AM rollout in the McDonald’s parking lot. The route will be to the TV towers and the Iron Door restaurant. 😉

We’ll regroup at the top for breakfast at the Iron Door restaurant (be sure to bring some 💵)!

🏔 Miles: 64 (but only half of it is uphill) — the first five miles are relatively flat and serve as a good warm-up.
🏔 Elevation Gain: 6,000ft.
🏔 Please be sure to look at the route, including the elevation gain and gradients so you are prepared! There is usually a 20° F temperature difference between Tucson and the top of Mount Lemmon (I will update this event with weather information as we get closer to the event day).

Route maps…
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/2853897850895899428
Ride w/ GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36919011

Some helpful articles to help with preparation if you’ve not done this ride before:
🔗 https://bikeaz.org/bikemountlemmon/complete-guide-to-road-biking-mt-lemmon/
🔗 https://www.arizonabikerides.com/rides/220/mt-lemmon-bike-ride-tucson-arizona/
🔗 https://thecyclinghouse.com/tips-climbing-mount-lemmon/

Sat, Aug 7th - 6am Hawes Intermediate MTB ride sponsored by CycleBar Gilbert

A number of people have requested a ride at Hawes, so were are so happy to have Lewis lead one for the group. Ride will be 8+ miles on blue trails. We will roll wildhorse to stinger loop, to wild horse and back on hi noon. Roll up to the main trailhead 10-minutes prior to start time and meet with the San Tan Shredders. We’ll do a quick introduction, tell a few lame jokes, then head off with our fearless leader for a “no drop” ride. All abilities are welcome to join in the fun. Trail ride is about 2-hours. Quote of the day: “No matter how slow you go, you’re still faster than a couch potato!” Bring your helmet (required), plenty of water and an extra inner tube in case of a flat.

6AM - Sat, Beginner MTB Clinic & 3-4 mile ride

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

So you want to get into mountain biking? Or do you need to freshen up your riding skills? If so, then this clinic is geared for you. No matter the reason, like any new sport, mountain biking can be a bit intimidating. To help get you rolling, join the San Tan Shredders for a 1.5 hour Beginners Ride. We will guide you through the pre-ride bike check, trail etiquette, cover basic skills, then we’ll get our wheels down on the easier trails. By the time you’re done, you’ll be a more confident and balanced rider. Let’s GO! A helmet is required and please bring plenty of water, snacks, and an extra tube. All riding abilities welcome. Meet 10-minutes prior to start of clinic at the main trailhead west of the Visitor Center.

Road Bike Beginner/Recovery Ride thru Paved QC Washes

Founder's Park Splash Pad

This is an “Easy Like Sunday Morning” ride through the paved washes of Queen Creek. The cruising speed will be between 15-18 mph so a road or gravel bike is highly suggested.

Meet @ 5:15 AM at the parking lot next to Founders Park Splash Pad in Queen Creek for a 5:30 AM Roll-Out. This is a NOBODY left behind ride. The route will be through 2 different paved Queen Creek Washes with only 450ft of climbing and around 20-25 miles. The best part is...NO TRAFFIC (except rabbits)! Don't forget your water!

Route maps…
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/2842249655834318716
Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36509317

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San Tan Bikes "Night Shredders" Ride from the Main Parking Lot

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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