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Helmets are required.  Carrying some form of personal ID and the name and phone number of an emergency contact is required also. 

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.

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 08, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bruegger's Bagels, SW corner of La Canada and Naranja
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    Level: B-/B/B+ .  Hopefully we will mostly ride together, and have regroups at the confusing points.

    Terrain: MH

    Distance: ~40 miles 

    Bagels or coffee afterwards. 

    Ride leader: Doug Toussaint, wdtoussaint@gmail.com

    Please note that we are now requiring riders to be vaccinated.

    Ride Description: Go out La Canada, Magee, Cortaro, Silverbell and Coachline Rds. to Twin Peaks Rd.  Do the long gradual climb and descent to the end of Dove. Mt. Rd, where we stop at the park for water and restrooms.  Return via Moore, Thornydale and Tangerine Rds.  Bagels or coffee at Bruegger's afterwards.







    • Fri, December 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Le Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 48
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    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: BH, 1995 ft.

    Distance: 24 miles

    Socialize afterwards at LaBuzz

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description: This iconic Tucson ride takes us up Mt Lemmon to the Molino Basin campground (5.5 miles of climbing), then returns along Soldier Trail.  More climbing is optional based on the group's preference.

    Ride with GPS Link



    • Sat, December 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • S. Willow Springs Rd and Hwy 77
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    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    Note the date change from Dec 4 to Dec 11.

    Level: B+/B

    Terrain: MH, 1573 feet

    Distance: 28 miles

    Socialize afterwards at parking area. 

    Ride leader: Tom Gosnell, tfgosnell@gmail.com, 405.269.8334

    Ride Description: Our inaugural club gravel ride will feature a pleasant ride in the desert. The road surface is good; traffic on the road is light; and we may very well see more cows than cars. While there are no steep extended climbs on the route, there are a couple of short pitches that get up into the 10% range.

    Parking for the ride is at the intersection of S. Willow Springs Rd and Hwy 77 which requires an AZ Land Trust Use Permit. These permits are available at: https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit.

    Route map is available at: Ride with GPS.

    Ride Waiver

    A signed Ride Waiver must be on file for each rider. Waivers are e-signed annually in October, or upon joining the club. If your signed Ride Waiver is not current, or if you have not yet signed a Ride Waiver, a copy of the Ride Waiver can be downloaded here. I will also have some blank Ride Waivers at the start of the ride.

    • Sun, December 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register
                 

    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH 

    Distance: 31 miles

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description: This iconic Tucson ride takes in the loop through East Saguaro Park.  Ride the entire 8 mile loop in the Park or the out and back to the Picnic area.

    Ride with GPS Link






    • Mon, December 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Mercado San Augustin
    • 50
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    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Distance: 40 miles

    Socialize afterwards at the Mercado San Augustin 

    Ride Leader: Don & Carol Waddell, 616-510-0494 carolwaddell@sbcglobal.net

    Ride Description:  We’ll meet in the parking lot behind the Mercado  and enter the Loop on Congress and head north.  We’ll ride  to the turnaround at Avra Valley and stop at the park near there   Then back to the Mercado on the Loop  and socialize afterwards  



    • Wed, December 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Doug and Roberta Toussaint's house
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    Our new puppy is supposed to meet lots of new people, so come for a bike ride, and then have quiche and puppy love at our house.

    Start and end point: Doug & Roberta's home, 1961 W. Ashbrook Dr., in Fairfield La Cholla Hills neighborhood off of La Cholla, a little north of Magee Rd.  Park in our driveway or along the street.

    We will have at least two groups, one at a definitely social pace.

    The longer ride will be essentially the classic Cactus Club Catalina State Park and Rancho Vistoso ride, except starting from our house.  The social option will be an easy ride along the bike path to Catalina State Park, a tour of the park, and then return along the bike path.

    Ride leaders: Kathy Hanley, Dean Marvin, Doug Toussaint

    Level: C+/B-/B/B+ .

    Terrain: MH

    Distance:  ~ 17 or ~ 35 miles 

    Please note that we are now requiring riders to be vaccinated.







    • Fri, December 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a signed waiver in advance).

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH, 1353 feet

    Distance: 31 miles

    Socialize afterwards at Le Buzz. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description:  This iconic Tucson ride takes in the loop through East Saguaro National Park.   Ride the entire 8 mile loop in the Park or the out and back to the Picnic area.

    Ride with GPS Link




    • Sun, December 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1232 feet

    Distance: 31 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description: This relaxed ride targets the 49er Country Club, the only club where Jack Nicklaus played competitively in Tucson (in 1963 and 1964).  Jack did not make the cut in 1963 but atoned for it later. 

    We will ride 3 different loops (about 4 miles) through the Country Club on perfect pavement, then have a rest stop at the desert oasis at Agua Caliente Park.  We will also visit Bel Air Ranch Estates, the first equestrian development in Tucson.

    Clockwise or Counterclockwise for diversity.

    Ride with GPS Map


    • Fri, December 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH, 1353 feet

    Distance: 31 miles

    Socialize afterwards at Le Buzz. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description:  This iconic Tucson ride takes in the loop through East Saguaro National Park.   Ride the entire 8 mile loop in the Park or the out and back to the Picnic area.

    Ride with GPS Link




    • Sun, December 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register

    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH 

    Distance: 30ish miles

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description:  Today, the ride of the day will be decided by consensus from previous rides including Vail Loop, Colossal Cave Loop, 49er Loop, Huckleberry Loop, Mt. Lemmon, or East Saguaro Park.


    • Fri, December 31, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination and annual waiver required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members (please submit a waiver in advance)

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH, 1353 feet

    Distance: 31 miles

    Socialize afterwards at Le Buzz. 

    Ride leader: Mark Mench, mark.mench@outlook.com, 650.804.8469

    Ride Description:  This iconic Tucson ride takes in the loop through East Saguaro National Park.   Ride the entire 8 mile loop in the Park or the out and back to the Picnic area.

    Ride with GPS Link




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

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