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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, October 27, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bruegger's Bagels, SW corner of La Canada and Naranja
    Register

    Level: 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 leaders: Doug and Roberta 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, October 29, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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, October 31, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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 for diversity.

    Ride with GPS Map






    • Wed, November 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bruegger's Bagels, SW corner of La Canada and Naranja
    Register


    Note the new start time!

    Level: B+/B .  Hopefully we will mostly ride together, and have regroups at the confusing points.

    Terrain: MH + one painfull hill

    Distance: ~42 miles 

    Bagels or coffee afterwards. 

    Ride leaders: Doug and Roberta Toussaint, wdtoussaint@gmail.com

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

    Ride Description: Go out La Canada, Tangerine, Innovation, R. Vistoso, Oracle, Eagle Crest Ranch and Saddlebrooke Roads. Then the short but painful hill on Catalina Hills, and wander through the back side of Saddlebrooke.  Stop at the store, and then return via Twin Lakes Rd.   Bagels or coffee at Bruegger's afterwards.







    • Fri, November 05, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 48
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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, November 07, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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


    • Wed, November 10, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bruegger's Bagels, SW corner of La Canada and Naranja
    Register


    Level: 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 leaders: Doug and Roberta Toussaint, wdtoussaint@gmail.com

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

    Ride Description:  Head south on La Canada to Magee/Cotaro raods.  Then Silverbell/Twin Peaks to Saguaro Peaks Rd.  Then Avra Valley, Sanders and Moore rds. to Tangerine.  Bagels or coffee at Bruegger's afterwards.  Stop at the park for water and bathrooms, then return via Tangerine Rd. to La Canada.  Coffee and/or bagels afterwards at Bruegger's.







    • Fri, November 12, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register

    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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, November 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Le Buzz Parking lot - Catalina Hwy and Tanque Verde
    Register

    Adopt-A-Highway cleanup – a fun social time and a very good cause


    Coffee and Bagels available at 8:30 AM – we start walking at 9 AM

    Trash bags and vests will be provided – please bring your own gloves and pick-up grabbers if you have them. We will try to have a prize for the most bizarre trash item found...


    Questions? Contact Phil Roper

    • Sun, November 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register
                 

    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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






    • Wed, November 17, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bruegger's Bagels, SW corner of La Canada and Naranja
    Register


    Level: B+/B .  Hopefully we will mostly ride together, and have regroups at the confusing points.

    Terrain: Lots of little hills, but don't worry - we regroup.

    Distance: ~40 miles 

    Bagels or coffee afterwards. 

    Ride leaders: Doug and Roberta Toussaint, wdtoussaint@gmail.com

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

    Ride Description:  After an easy seven mile warmup on the bike path, we will ride up (and down and up and down ...) to the end of Sunset Rd.   Then use Camino de Oeste, Anapuma and Tortolita Rds. to get to Camino del Cerro, and ride to the end of that.   After stopping to admire the view, return the way we came. (avoiding the nasty traffic on the bottom half of Camino del Cerro by turning off at Tortolita.)  Coffee and/or bagels afterwards at Bruegger's.







    • Fri, November 19, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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, November 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1513 ft

    Distance: 36 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

    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 for diversity.

    Ride with GPS Map



    • Fri, November 26, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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, November 28, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks @ Harrison and Old Spanish Trail
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    Level: B+/B/B- 

    Terrain: MH, 1026 ft

    Distance: 38 miles 

    Socialize afterwards at Starbucks. 

    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






    • Fri, December 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • La Buzz @ Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
    • 49
    Register


    Vaccination Required.  We offer one get-acquainted ride for non-members.  

    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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