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Rides and events listed below are open to anyone. Helmets are required.
Members need to log-in to see the full schedule and member events.

Please check Ride Information for an explanation of abbreviations.

All riders - please read the Guidelines for Group Rides and our Club Policies.

Report any incidents (any time whether or not on a club ride).
If involved in an incident or "near miss" with a vehicle, please fill out the survey for Safe Bicycling Data so these can become part of the data used to make our streets safer for bicycles and pedestrians. 

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

Upcoming events

    • Tue, September 19, 2017
    • Tue, December 19, 2017
    • 14 sessions
    • Sam Lena Park. N side of Kino Sports Park. See the map. More info at azvelovets.org

    Beautiful car-free evening ride.  Mellow, social. Distances vary - you pick. Around the lake 2.3 miles per lap or across to Julian Green Way Loop.  Flat-ish.  Bring your lights as we get darker :-)

    • Mon, December 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • behind Beyond Bread (Ina/Oracle location)

    NEW TIME!  9:00 AM

    30-35 miles; B+/B/C+  FF with a couple of hills

    Ride Leader:  Bill Koehler (512) 963-0693

    This ride generally repeats every week. Follow Bill on Strava for route information!

    . This ride will go through NW Tucson, taking in Catalina State Park (loop 1), Rancho Vistoso/Del Webb (loop 2). Riders may complete  both loops or skip them and reconnect with the main group. This ride has varied paces, depending on the riders present. 

    Always check the weather reports for changes in schedule.




    • Wed, December 20, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Village Bakehouse- in the southeast corner shopping center at Magee/Oracle
    Ride Leader: Bill Koehler

    (512) 963-0693 (Ride route below) Follow Bill on Strava for route information!

    C riders--current members and new riders!!! We will have a C level ride led by Jay--he's baaaack! If you are new to cycling, want to be new to cycling, or want to return to cycling after a hiatus, come on down!

    Check before ride for changes due to weather conditions!

    Level: B+/C+ Varying miles-25-35 miles (short, medium, long) The longer version will have some medium hills. 

    Where:  The Village Bakehouse-located in the shopping center at Magee and Oracle (southeast corner-near Trader Joe's). We ride thorough Ranch Vistoso, Del Webb and Oro Valley Country Club.

    Time:  9:00am

    Come join us for our weekly rides on the great roads out in Oro Valley. New riders welcome. Coffee afterwards out on the patio of the VB.


    Wednesday Cactus Cycling Club ride route:

    Leave Village Bakehouse parking lot at designated time, proceeding out the North parking lot exit. Turn left onto Magee Rd. Ride Magee to La Canada and turn right. North on La Canada until Canada del Oro river—take bike path to right and stay right. Continue on bike path up to First Ave, leave path and cross over bridge going North on First Ave. Proceed north to Naranja Dr and turn left (traffic light there). Take Naranja back to La Canada, and turn right- (if you are familiar with NW Tucson/Oro Valley this is a detour around the Lambert /La Canada intersection that has been under construction). Take La Canada north to Tangerine. Group may split here. Faster group turns right on Tangerine and goes to Innovation, turning left and taking Innovation to Rancho Vistoso, turning left. Proceed to Del Webb Loop and turn right. This road will dead-end; turn left at dead end and continue following this road until it reconnects with Rancho Vistoso, and turn right. Stay on RV until you reach the traffic light; turn right, then immediate left. Follow this road around until you are at the school-there is a park behind the school and this is our break point.

    If the slower group rides, they stay on La Canada past Tangerine to Desert Fairway, turning right. Proceed to the school and the park.

    Return route by backtracking—when back on bike path, after going under the First Street Bridge, proceed approx. 2 miles—usually we get off the path and go through the Oro Valley Country Club-        do not attempt this as a new person unfamiliar with the area. If you with a Cactus member, they will show you the way.

    Otherwise continue up the bike path to La Canada, going under the La Canada roadway on the bike path and enter La Canada off the path. Proceed up La Canada to Magee Road, turning left. Continue east on Magee until you reach the parking lot where the ride started.

    Drink coffee.

To get in touch with us with your comments or questions:

Cactus Cycling Club
P.O. Box 65124
Tucson, AZ 85728

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