Tucson, Arizona 


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Rides may be cancelled shortly before the ride in case of inclement weather, so check the schedule before leaving for the ride. 

Upcoming events

    • Wed, December 02, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Village Bakehouse, SE corner of Oracle and McGee
    Terrain:LH             NEW TIME
     Start Time10:00  AM        NEW TIME   NEW TIME

    Ride leaders: Jay Leaming
    Phone: 520 529 0436

    Ride description: Ride through Rancho Vistoso in one of 3 groups (speed/distance), regroup at Hohokam Park, then returning to Village Bakehouse for breakfast, coffee, etc..
    • Fri, December 04, 2015
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Le Buzz at NE corner of Tanqueverde & Catalina Hwy
    LEVEL MH B+_C+ riders. 
    Terrain:  Medium Hills
    Leader:J  Jay Leaming Rich McKinney
    Distance:  25-35 
    Phone      520 529 0436-START  TIME:10:00am
    ;00/NEW TIME                                
     Ride North on Catalina Hwy to Melpomone, turn rt to Fort Lowel, turn Left to Conastoga, to Tanqueverde, Turn Rt to Tanqueverde Loop, left to Speedway, Turn rt to Ridgeside, turn Let to 22nd street, turn left and follow road to Spanich Trail and left to Saguaro Monument.  Option of loop, ride to picnic area, or return to LeBuzz for coffee etc. on Spanish trail to Harrison, turn rt to Speedway, turn left to Camino Seco, turn rt, left on Pima, rt on Pantano rt on Tanqueverde to Wookland ,turn rt and go to the end. Everyone welcome to come and ride with us.
    • Sat, December 05, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Meet in the back part of the parking lot at LeBuzz

    Come on out and help keep our roadways looking beautiful!!The Cactus Cycling Club has a stretch of Catalina Highway that we clean twice a year. (look for our sign while you are out riding)

    Please bring a pair of work gloves and wear some closed toe shoes as well as bright colored clothing. The city provides us with trash bags.  We will be meeting in the far part of the parking lot in front of LeBuzz.

    After we are finished plan on staying for some coffee and lunch or treats at LeBuzz.    

    • Sun, December 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Panera Oro Valley 10604 N. Oracle (at 1st, east side of Oracle)

    Distance 39 miles

    Medium Hills

    A, B+ Group

    B,B-   Group


    Rides Leaders:  Tricia Croft;  Claudia Gallagher


    This will be the same route we did last year on Sunday mornings. It will start at Panera, and go down La Canada, over to Oracle to do Roller Coaster Rd., back up Frontage and Twin Peaks.

    Claudia will be leading the Second Group  and can modify route according to the group.

    B+ is 16-18 mph. average for the duration of the ride. Participants need to be able to ride at the posted levels. As many members know this route, stronger riders can go off the front at their pace.   I will probably be in the B+ pace.


    Coffee or lunch and socializing at Panera when we return.


    Please park and meet up behind the building.


    this is the route:






    • Tue, December 08, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sunrise Cafe, N Kolb & E Sunrise
    Level:  A to B+

    Ride leader: Carolyn Audilet
    Phone: 520-834-3800

    Meet at Sunrise Cafe, in Basha's shopping center on the SW Corner Kolb & Sunrise. Head out to Sabino Canyon. Weave our way through the foothills arriving back for breakfast at the cafe.

    The early start is because all bikes must be out of Sabino Canyon by 7:30.  SPEED LIMIT in Sabino Canyon is 15 MPH.  Remember, stay in small group sizes (no more than 2) when climbing/descending.  Give at least 20 yards between groups to play it safe.

    • Sat, December 12, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bear Canyon Library 8959 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson

    Level: B, B-

    Terrain: Medium Hills

    Distance: 25 miles

    Ride Leader: Laurel Salvador, 630-803-4807


    Ride east side neighborhoods starting at the Bear Canyon Library. Optional lunch stop after the ride at one of the many places nearby.

    Ride with GPS route :


    • Sun, December 13, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Beyond bread Ina and Oracle
    Level:  B+

    Ride leader: Mike Bernas

    Ride Description:  We will meet earlier and a little further south for this one. Maybe the last try to get Sabino Canyon in before bikes have to be out by 9:00. If the weather is too cold, we may change and start a little later.

    Ride will go to Sabino Canyon and then climb at your own pace. We will regroup at the bottom afterwards. Then ride back on Sunrise to do the Kolb loop with a regroup on the south side of Sunrise on Craycroft. A fun ride down the hill to the loop for a slower, controlled ride to Via Entrada for the climb back to Ina and Beyond Bread.

    • Sun, December 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cow Palace 8802 S. Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645
    Level:  A to C+

    Ride leader: Doug Toussaint, other groups and sweeper TBD
    Phone: doug@physics.arizona.edu

    Ride description:  This is a beautiful ride over gently rolling hills from Amado out to Arivaca, Arizona.  This is an out and back ride approximately 44 miles round trip.  Take your time and enjoy the scenery on the low traffic road.  We will break at the funky little coffee shop in Arivaca before heading back.

    • Sun, December 13, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bob & Judy Bolt's House 2932 E. Cannes St.

    Annual Holiday Event! Walk/Ride Through Winterhaven followed by potluck!

    Everyone Welcome!

    Please make sure you have FRONT and REAR lights for your bikes.  We also recommend lights for walkers.   We would love to see your bikes all prettied up for this event!

    Winterhaven lights benefit the Community Food Bank.  We ask everyone to contribute some NON PERISHABLE foods.  We will carry the food on our bikes or backs to Winterhaven where food bins are located.

    After the walk/ride there will be a potluck gathering at the Bolt home.  Hot drinks (wassail & hot chocolate) will be provided as well as meatballs & some salad.  Please bring a dish to share!  

    If your LAST name begins from A - F, please bring an appetizer.
    If your LAST name begins from G - M, please bring a salad.
    if your LAST name begins from N - S, please bring a main dish
    If your LAST name begins from T - Z, please bring a dessert.

    Please let us know if you will be joining us. 

    RSVP:  Judy Bolt - 
    Email Judy 

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    • Fri, January 01, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Parking lot of LeBuzz (NE Corner of Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy)
    Level:  B+ to C+

    Ride leader:TBD

    Ride description:  Start your new year off climbing the Lemmon.  A fun ride up to Molino (approx 5 miles up), then back down to LeBuzz for drink and pastries.  Faster rides can climb a bit more so as to meet back at Molino when the slower riders start back.  7-Cats is an option for those who want to add an extra 5 miles of climbing.  Meet at LeBuzz following the ride for your New Years stories.

    • Sun, January 10, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Beyond bread Ina and Oracle
    Level:  B+

    Ride leader: Mike Bernas

    Ride Description:  Who know what the route will be? We will have a fun ride so join us. :)

    • Sun, January 17, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • (Christina Taylor Green Memorial Park, Near W MaGee & Shannon Rd
    Level:  B to C

    Ride leader:TBD

    Ride description:  This is a NW pleasure ride as we have to be careful of the pedestrians on the bike path.  So speed is not the goal today. 

    Meet at the Canada del Oro Christina Taylor Green Memorial River Park (Northwest Tucson) The ride will be along the CDO loop trail and then hooks up with the Santa Cruz River Path.  The ride is an out and back on the bike path.  Turn around at Speedway/I10.  Approximately 25-30 miles.  A stop at the Loop store/coffee shop for a break.

    • Thu, February 04, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Starbucks 5970 W Arizona Pavillons Dr., 85743 by Walmart off Cortaro

    A, B+


    44 Miles

    Time:  9:00 a.m.


    Leader: Tricia Croft and

    This ride will go through Saguaro Park West and the scenic desert landscape. Due to the climbing and the length this is a challenging ride, but worth the effort. 

    We will go out to Gates Pass Road and into Saguaro Park West, up Sandario, Avra Valley Road and Silverbell.


    Some of the road does not have bicycle lanes, you should be comfortable riding with the traffic and climbing steep sections.


    :*Please note the Starbuck's parking lot is fairly small but there are strip malls and parking around  and at Walmart .



    • Sun, February 14, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Beyond bread Ina and Oracle
    Level:  B+

    Ride leader: Mike Bernas

    Ride Description:  Who know what the route will be? We will have a fun ride so join us (and bring your Valentine sweetie). :)

    • Sun, February 21, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Public Rest Area, 1/2 mile west of Sonoita on Hwy 82
    Level:  A to C+

    Ride leader:TBD

    Ride Description:  Meet at the public rest stop ½ mile west of Sonoita on Hwy 82.  The ride will take us through the scenic rolling hills of the Coronado National Forest. Ride through the little town of Patagonia on our way to Patagonia Lake.  The ride to the lake is about 6 miles off Hwy 82 through scenic rolling terrain.  Reverse back with a stop at the Velvet Elvis for a rest and lunch.  Approximately 47 miles round trip.

    Location:  Rest stop on Sonoita Hwy 82

    A-C+ Riders-however, there are some hills on this ride.  A nice shorter route could occur if you start your ride at the Velvet Elvis in Patagonia. (approx. 35 miles)

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