Help SDMB raise funds to build Tucson’s first MTB race venue at McKenzie Ranch, and win awesome prizes like a Mach 429 Trail frame from Pivot Cycles and Epic Rides! Additional prizes are an Introductory Flight Lesson from FMS Aviation (worth $250!), a huge MTB prize bag from Oro Valley High School Mountain Bike Club (with a Specialized helmet, lights, nutrition, jerseys, and LOTS more), and a pair of Michelin tires from Tucson Endurance Performance Center!
Wednesday, August 30: SDMB is hosting Tucson’s only screening of Red Bull Media’s newest film Blood Road at the Loft Cinema! All proceeds go to support construction of the McKenzie Ranch XC Race Venue.
We’ll have raffle prizes, a food truck, tabling with your favorite community nonprofits, and the Loft will have tasty local beers for sale.
Doors open at 6PM, and the movie starts at 7PM. Tickets are only $10 for SDMB members and $15 for non-members. For tickets, go to https://loftcinema.org/film/blood-road/
To watch the trailer, go to http://www.bloodroadfilm.com/
The Big Wash Trail Fund is live! Contribute today to do your part to help SDMB build a permanent, legal access point for the Honeybee Canyon trail system. https://www.crowdrise.com/big-wash-trail-fund
Is there anyone that does not like beer out there?
Yeah, that’s what we thought!
Come drink some Ales and help build some trails!
We are going to start a monthly brewery tour called “Thirsty Thursdays” on, you guessed it, a Thursday.
So join us for the first one at Ten Fifty-Five Brewing on July 27th.
These generous Breweries are looking to give back by donating $1.00 for each beer sold.
Make sure you come thirsty!
We will work our hardest to acquire cool raffle prizes. The SDMB EZ-up will be there with merchandise, Swag and folks eager to let you know about the latest projects and developments. 100 acre woods (a bike park right in Tucson), XC race course out in Vail, Big wash into Honeybee, more trails at TMP, and of course maintaining it all. There is plenty of work to keep us occupied for a while, but we need your support to make it happen.
Got and Idea for a Brewery? Maybe you own one and want to help out?
Please get a hold of us at email@example.com so we can get to coordinating and making fun times happen!
Events are posted on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pg/SDMB.org/events
|Member Appreciation Campout|
Get out of the heat and shred some trails on Mt. Lemmon next weekend with SDMB and REI Tucson at the Member Appreciation Campout! SDMB has reserved the Whitetail Campground (site #1) from Friday, June 30 (5PM) through Sunday, July 2 (10AM)! It’s FREE for members, but there are only 25 spots available so sign up soon. There will be multiple ride options on Saturday, sweet swag and prizes from REI, bike games, and good company. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to register.
Mt. Lemmon Skills Ride
Another member benefit- Skills Rides! Join PMBIA-certified MTB instructor Edy Yee for an Intermediate Skills Ride on Saturday, July 1. Riders will learn important skills to enjoy the steep and technical trails on Mt. Lemmon. Meet at 9AM at Whitetail Campground on Mt. Lemmon. Follow the Doodle link to register.
More members = more trails! Membership is an important part of how SDMB funds our projects, such as 100-Acre Wood Bike Park, McKenzie Ranch, Big Wash Trail, and Tucson Mountain Park. Join SDMB through IMBA’s membership drive page and get entered to win a Yeti Dream Bike!
Where is it? It starts at the Rock Wren/Yetman 4-way(now a 5 way) and connects to the Beer Garden at the Yetman.
The ride will start at the Richard Genser Trailhead at 8am. Please be all signed in and ready to ride by 8:15.
We can start with an intermediate ride and add different levels as needed.
Route will be Genser up Rock Wren to the 5way. Take Fifth Avenue to Beer Garden. Beer Garden to Starr Pass to Flint trail, around to the Yetman and back through Fifth Avenue to 5-way. And back to Genser.
Beware, it will be hot! Make sure you have plenty of electrolytes and snacks
Our first Skills Ride for the season will be an Intermediate ride at Starr Pass with PMBIA-certified instructor Edy Yee. Starr Pass trails are beautiful, but also rocky and often loose, and a perfect place to work on climbing and descending skills. The ride will include basic instruction, and opportunities to “session” challenging sections of trail in a safe and supportive environment.
Beware, it will be hot! Make sure you have plenty of electrolytes and snacks to get you through the class!
FREE and FOR SDMB MEMBERS only!
If you are not a member yet, you can join at SDMB.org or on our Facebook page. This class is a $75 value!
As this is an intermediate skills ride, all participants should be comfortable riding the entire Lone Cactus Loop at Fantasy Island without stopping or getting off. All riders must have a helmet and a mountain bike in good working order. Questions: post up here, or email email@example.com.
THIS SKILLS RIDE IS LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS.
You must REGISTER by going to:
Join SDMB tomorrow night (Thursday, 4/20) from 4-8 PM at Green Feet Brewing Company for a Beer Night Fundraiser! Green Feet will donate $1 for every beer purchased (drink up!), and there will be prizes from Brushfire BBQ, Arizona Cyclist, and Tucson Endurance Performance Center. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Mountain Bikers Get Recognition from Pima County Board of Supervisors
Yesterday SDMB and our volunteers were recognized by the Pima County Board of Supervisors as part of Pima County Volunteer Appreciation Week. We can’t say it enough- huge, huge thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who help build and maintain trails in Pima County!
Upcoming Starr Pass Build Days
Summer is coming, and we have more trail to build at Starr Pass! 3 more Build Days should do it… All remaining build days meet at the Genser TH and run from 7:00 – 11:30 AM. No experience is needed! SDMB provides tools, lunch, and refreshments. Volunteers need to bring work gloves, water/snacks, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sun protection. Follow the links below to sign up:
· Saturday, April 22: Register Here.
· Saturday, April 29: Register Here.
· Sunday, April 30: Register Here.
McKenzie Ranch Update
After months of negotiation with the Arizona State Land Department, Pima County has finally acquired the Right of Way for the access road to McKenzie Ranch and we are one step closer to breaking ground! Pima County is getting ready to blade the parking lot and install the fencing, then we will begin construction of Pima County’s first-ever XC race venue. Stay tuned in the next few months for more details!
100-Acre Wood Update
Progress continues on 100-Acre Wood Bike Park! The City of Tucson is working on site cleanup, and SDMB has contracted with Hilride Progression Development to design 4-6 miles of MTB-specific singletrack in May. We expect to start construction in the Fall.
How to Get Involved
· Become a member! Memberships start at only $35, and all funds help us Build, Ride, and Maintain trails in Tucson and Pima County.
· Like us on Facebook!
· Come to a board meeting! Meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-8 PM at Epic Rides and are open to everyone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm dates and times.