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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

    • Sun, June 20, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Starbucks @ Old Spanish Trail and Harrison

    Cancelled - Heat/Few Registrants


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH to BH, 1690 ft

    Distance: 27 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. Please bring a mask for inside the coffee shop.

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

    Ride Description:  Learn to relax on this ride that includes a short climb to the Babad Do’ag overlook on the quintessential Mount Lemmon with a rest stop at a desert oasis. The climb can be omitted, shortened, or extended.

    Directions:

    1. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Harrison
    2. Right on Harrison to Broadway
    3. Right on Broadway to Tanque Verde Loop
    4. Left on Tanque Verde Loop to Tanque Verde
    5. Right on Tanque Verde to Conestoga
    6. Left on Conestoga to Fort Lowell
    7. Left on Fort Lowell to Melpomene
    8. Right on Melpomene to Catalina Highway
    9. Right on Catalina Highway to Babad Do'ag Overlook (2.5 miles up); Regroup
    10. Left on Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon Short Road
    11. Left on Mt. Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail to Roger Road
    12. Left on Roger Road to Agua Caliente Park Road
    13. Left on Agua Caliente Park Road to Parking Lot; Regroup (Rest Rooms)
    14. Right on Aqua Caliente Park Road to Roger Road
    15. Right on Roger Road to Soldier Trail
    16. Left on Soldier Trail to Tanque Verde 
    17. Right on Tanque Verde to Tanque Verde Loop
    18. Left on Tanque Verde Loop to Broadway
    19. Right on Broadway to Harrision
    20. Left on Harrison toward to Old Spanish Trail
    21. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    22. Left into Target entrance to Starbucks

    Ride with GPS Map



    • Thu, June 24, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Bisbee Breakfast Club, 4811 E Sunrise Dr.

    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level:  two groups:  C+ and B+/B

    Terrain:  MH

    Distance:  25 and 35 miles

    START TIME 6:30 AM

    Breakfast afterwards on the patio at Bisbee Breakfast Club. Please bring a mask.

    Ride leaders:   Roberta Toussaint, Kathy Hanley and Doug Toussaint

    Ride description:  Ride east on Sunrise to Sabino Canyon, up to the top and down (or wait at Ramada), south on Sabino Canyon to the bike path and proceed north/west.  From the bike path, the shorter route will return north on Swan to Sunrise; whereas the  longer route will return  north on Via Entrada and 1st to Ina/Skyline/Sunrise.

    • Fri, June 25, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • LeBuzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH

    Distance: 31 miles, 1353 feet

    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

    Directions:

    1. Right On Tanque Verde
    2. Right on Catalina Highway
    3. Right on Mount Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail
    4. Right on Tanque Verde
    5. Left on Tanque Verde Loop
    6. Left on Speedway
    7. Right on Freeman
    8. Left into Park
    9. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    10. Full Park loop or out and back to picnic area
    11. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    12. Right on Freeman
    13. Left on Speedway
    14. Right on Houghton
    15. Left on Tanque Verde
    16. Right into Le Buzz parking lot


    • Sun, June 27, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Starbucks @ Old Spanish Trail and Harrison
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1513 ft

    Distance: 36 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. Please bring a mask for inside the coffee shop.

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

    Ride Description: Determine your own level of suffering, if any, with this ride that takes in Colossal Cave.  The ride is a figure 8 loop via the Loop, Valencia, Old Spanish Trail, and Loma Alta.  Clockwise or counterclockwise based on prevailing winds.

    Ride with GPS Map

    Clockwise Directions:

    1. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Valencia (about 7 miles)
    2. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Loma Alta (about 3 miles)
    3. Right on Loma Alta to Colossal Cave
    4. Left on Colossal Cave to Old Spanish Trail (about 3 miles);Rest Rooms at Colossal Cave Park
    5. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Rocking K Market (about 6 miles)
    6. Left into Rocking K Market; Regroup (Rest Rooms/Snacks)
    7. Left on Old Spanish Trail becoming Valencia to Huckelberry Loop (about 3 miles)
    8. Right on Loop to Golf Links (about 6 miles); Cross Irvington, follow Loop on Sellarole
    9. Right into car park after Golf Links underpass
    10. Left on Pantano to 29th 
    11. Right on 29th to Harrison
    12. Left on Harrison to Old Spanish Trail
    13. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    14. Left into Target entrance to Starbucks

    Counterclockwise Directions:

    1. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Harrison
    2. Left on Harrison to 29th
    3. Right on 29th to Pantano
    4. Left on Pantano to car park
    5. Right into car park to Loop
    6. Left on Loop to Valencia
    7. Left on Valencia becoming Old Spanish Trail to Pistol Hill (about 9 miles); Rest Rooms at Colossal Cave Park
    8. Right on Pistol Hill becoming Colossal Cave to Loma Alta (about 3 miles)
    9. Right on Loma Alta to Old Spanish Trail (about 3 miles)
    10. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Rocking K Market (about 3 miles); 
    11. Left into Rocking K Market; Regroup (Rest Rooms/Snacks)
    12. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Valencia (about 0.5 miles)
    13. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance (about 8 miles)
    14. Right into Target entrance to Starbucks





    • Fri, July 02, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • LeBuzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH

    Distance: 31 miles, 1353 feet

    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

    Directions:

    1. Right On Tanque Verde
    2. Right on Catalina Highway
    3. Right on Mount Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail
    4. Right on Tanque Verde
    5. Left on Tanque Verde Loop
    6. Left on Speedway
    7. Right on Freeman
    8. Left into Park
    9. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    10. Full Park loop or out and back to picnic area
    11. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    12. Right on Freeman
    13. Left on Speedway
    14. Right on Houghton
    15. Left on Tanque Verde
    16. Right into Le Buzz parking lot


    • Sun, July 04, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Starbucks @ Old Spanish Trail and Harrison
    Register

    Please register in advance.


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1026 ft

    Distance: 38 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. Please bring a mask for inside the coffee shop.

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

    Ride Description: In honor of Augie Acuna, a Tucson sports icon, this ride is an out and back to Augie Acuna Los Ninos Park via less-trafficked portions of the Loop.

    Ride with GPS Map

    1. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Harrison
    2. Left on Harrison to 29th
    3. Right on 29th to Pantano
    4. Left on Pantano to car park
    5. Right into car park to Loop
    6. Left on Loop to Rita (about 6 miles); Exit Loop at school and straight to stop sign on Rita
    7. Right on Rita to Loop; Rest Rooms in Conoco at Old Vail
    8. Right onto Loop to Augie Acuna Park (about7 miles)
    9. Left into Augie Acuna Park; Regroup (Rest Rooms)
    10. Right onto Loop to Rita
    11. Left on Rita to Conoco at Old Vail
    12. Right into Conoco; Regroup (Rest Rooms/Snacks)
    13. Right onto Rita to Nexus
    14. Left on Nexus to Loop
    15. Right on Loop to Golf Links
    16. Right into car park after Golf Links underpass

    17. Left on Pantano to 29th

    18. Right on 29th to Harrison

    19. Left on Harrison to Old Spanish Trail
    20. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    21. Left into Target entrance to Starbucks



    • Fri, July 09, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • LeBuzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH

    Distance: 31 miles, 1353 feet

    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

    Directions:

    1. Right On Tanque Verde
    2. Right on Catalina Highway
    3. Right on Mount Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail
    4. Right on Tanque Verde
    5. Left on Tanque Verde Loop
    6. Left on Speedway
    7. Right on Freeman
    8. Left into Park
    9. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    10. Full Park loop or out and back to picnic area
    11. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    12. Right on Freeman
    13. Left on Speedway
    14. Right on Houghton
    15. Left on Tanque Verde
    16. Right into Le Buzz parking lot


    • Sun, July 11, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Starbucks @ Old Spanish Trail and Harrison
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1322 ft

    Distance: 34 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

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

    Ride Description: In honor of Ed and Walter Vail, two early cattle ranchers whom Vail is named after, this ride will visit Vail via Old Spanish Trail and less-trafficked portions of the Loop. Clockwise or counterclockwise based on prevailing winds.

    Clockwise Directions:

    1. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Valencia (about 7 miles) 
    2. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Loma Alta (about 3 miles) 
    3. Right on Loma Alta to Colossal Cave 
    4. Right on Colossal Cave to Houghton (about 5 miles); Rest Rooms in Safeway Center
    5. Left on East sidewalk of Houghton (use left turn lane before intersection) 
    6. Left after overpass onto Bike Path to Rita
    7. Right on Rita to Nexus;  Regroup at Conoco at Old Vail (Rest Rooms/Snacks) 
    8. Left on Nexus to Loop
    9. Right on Loop to Golf Links (about 6 miles); Cross Valencia and Irvington, follow Loop on Sellarole 
    10. Right into car park after Golf Links underpass
    11. Left on Pantano to 29th 
    12. Right on 29th to Harrison
    13. Left on Harrison to Old Spanish Trail
    14. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    15. Left into Target entrance to Starbucks

    Counterclockwise Directions:

    1. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Harrison
    2. Left on Harrison to 29th
    3. Right on 29th to Pantano
    4. Left on Pantano to car park
    5. Right into car park to Loop
    6. Left on Loop to Rita (about 6 miles); Exit Loop at school and straight to stop sign on Rita
    7. Right On Rita to Loop; Rest Rooms in Conoco at Old Vail
    8. Left on Houghton Loop Extension after railroad tracks to Houghton
    9. Right on Houghton to Mary Ann Cleveland; take sidewalk
    10. Right on Mary Ann Cleveland to Loma Alta (about 5 miles)
    11. Left on Loma Alta to Old Spanish Trail
    12. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Valencia (about 6 miles); Regroup at Rocking K Market (Rest rooms/Snacks)
    13. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    14. Right into Target entrance to Starbuck

    Ride with GPS Map

    • Fri, July 16, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • LeBuzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    Register

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B-

    Terrain: MH

    Distance: 31 miles, 1353 feet

    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

    Directions:

    1. Right On Tanque Verde
    2. Right on Catalina Highway
    3. Right on Mount Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail
    4. Right on Tanque Verde
    5. Left on Tanque Verde Loop
    6. Left on Speedway
    7. Right on Freeman
    8. Left into Park
    9. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    10. Full Park loop or out and back to picnic area
    11. Regroup at Ramada (Rest Rooms)
    12. Right on Freeman
    13. Left on Speedway
    14. Right on Houghton
    15. Left on Tanque Verde
    16. Right into Le Buzz parking lot


    • Sun, July 18, 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Starbucks @ Old Spanish Trail and Harrison

    Please register in advance


    At this time, rides are open to fully vaccinated club members only. Annual ($25) and 1 month memberships ($10) are available online. Signups and payments cannot be accepted at the ride.

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH to BH, 1690 ft

    Distance: 27 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. Please bring a mask for inside the coffee shop.

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

    Ride Description:  Learn to relax on this ride that includes a short climb to the Babad Do’ag overlook on the quintessential Mount Lemmon with a rest stop at a desert oasis. The climb can be omitted, shortened, or extended.

    Directions:

    1. Right on Old Spanish Trail to Harrison
    2. Right on Harrison to Broadway
    3. Right on Broadway to Tanque Verde Loop
    4. Left on Tanque Verde Loop to Tanque Verde
    5. Right on Tanque Verde to Conestoga
    6. Left on Conestoga to Fort Lowell
    7. Left on Fort Lowell to Melpomene
    8. Right on Melpomene to Catalina Highway
    9. Right on Catalina Highway to Babad Do'ag Overlook (2.5 miles up); Regroup
    10. Left on Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon Short Road
    11. Left on Mt. Lemmon Short Road becoming Soldier Trail to Roger Road
    12. Left on Roger Road to Agua Caliente Park Road
    13. Left on Agua Caliente Park Road to Parking Lot; Regroup (Rest Rooms)
    14. Right on Aqua Caliente Park Road to Roger Road
    15. Right on Roger Road to Soldier Trail
    16. Left on Soldier Trail to Tanque Verde 
    17. Right on Tanque Verde to Tanque Verde Loop
    18. Left on Tanque Verde Loop to Broadway
    19. Right on Broadway to Harrision
    20. Left on Harrison toward to Old Spanish Trail
    21. Left on Old Spanish Trail to Target entrance
    22. Left into Target entrance to Starbucks

    Ride with GPS Map



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