- When: Sunday, November 29 @ 8am
- Where: Arizona Trail/ATV Route
- Ride Rating: 3B-3C
Come ride Redington Pass on Thanksgiving weekend! For November’s Social Ride, we are going to ride the AZT/ATV Route. This is a solidly intermediate ride, with about 1500 ft. of climbing over 12 miles. The route climbs the ATV route to the Italian Trap trailhead, then descends the AZT for several miles to Bellota Lake. After a break at the lake, we will climb out Bellota Rd. back to the ATV trail, and back to the car. The views are amazing, and the trail provides a mix of rock and flow.
This is a mellow-paced ride. No one gets dropped. Post-ride refreshments at the lot courtesy of SDMB. This is also a great way to link up with Milagrosa via the AZT if anyone wants to drop a vehicle at Suzenu and hitch a ride up to the top.
RSVP on the Facebook page event.
Meet at Le Buzz at 8:00 AM to arrange carpools and get coffee.
The Urban Assault Ride is coming up on Sunday, November 15! SDMB is the non-profit beneficiary for the event, and we need to rally 60 volunteers to make the event happen.
This is an opportunity to raise more than $4,000, which will go directly to new trail development at Starr Pass this fall and winter. If you are not riding in the event (it’s a blast!) please come volunteer for the event. Volunteers are needed for:
- Setup shift (6:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
- Running the obstacles (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM)
- Take down shift (11:30 AM – 3:30 PM).
Volunteers will receive a post-shift beer, a t-shirt, a lunch ticket, and a crap-load of fun. You will also get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped get new singletrack built in Tucson, along with our eternal gratitude.
To register, go to: http://adventurefit.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=10858
See everyone there!
Come out to Ride for a Teacher with Carlos Resto! Just show up with at least $5.00 in school suppies, enjoy a great ride, and enjoy post-ride beverages courtesy of SDMB. Meet at the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead at 6:30 AM. The route will take us South across rolling XC trail to Lakes Road and back, for about 22 miles round trip. You can of course turn around sooner at any time.
When: Saturday, September 12, 6:30am
Where: Meet at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead
Trail: AZ Trail Lakes Road trail page
Distance: Roughly 22 miles out/back
To sign up for the event and get more info, see the Facebook event.
We will also have one each of the new SDMB sweatshirts, trucker caps, flasks, and t-shirts to give away, to be chosen at random. Make sure to drop your name in the jar for the drawing!
School supplies will be donated to Prince Elementary School. For anyone who follows the news, you know that our schools are drastically underfunded. They need our help, and a great way to support Arizona schools is through donations of school supplies. Items that are needed are:
- Binder clips
- Cleaning Wipes
- Clorox wipes
- Composition books
- Decorative Borders
- Dry erase markers
- Flash drives
- Hand sanitizer
- Paper towels
- Printer Paper
- Wide ruled paper
The popularity of Epic Rides‘ signature event is increasing faster than mountain bike wheel sizes! And SDMB is incredibly excited to be a part of this fantastic event. We invite you to stop by SDMB-Town (on the right just before you enter 24-Town proper) and say “Hi!” Sample some great Catalina Brewing Company beer while you’re there.
Please visit our official SDMB booth in “town” and take a look at the new SDMB shirts, socks and other schwag, and don’t forget to pick up a complimentary cho-comb. What could be better than that? How about some amazing Sierra Nevada beer? Proceeds from all the SDMB Beer Garden sales goes directly into maintaining Tucson’s trails through our Trail Love program. Beer Garden hours are: 2-8 Fri, 11-9 Sat, 10-2 Sun.
See you there!
SDMB has an exciting opportunity at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo this year, running from Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15. We will be running the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden in 24 Hour Town!
This will raise significant funds for trail development in Tucson, but we need your volunteer help. The beer garden will be open on Friday from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Shifts are only 2 hours, and are guaranteed to be a good time. All proceeds go directly to support upcoming trail projects in the Tucson area, including new singletrack in Tucson Mountain Park and the 100-Acre Wood Bike Park.
As a bonus for anyone who volunteers, folks who come out for a 2-hour shift will get a free SDMB pint glass, and anyone who comes out for 2 or more 2-hour shifts will get a pint glass and a pair of SDMB socks. Pretty cool, huh?
To sign up for shifts, go to the Doodle link below. Make sure to let your friends and family members who will be at the race know, and forward the link to anyone you think might like to volunteer. Email Trailsteward@sdmb.org with any questions.
Even if you can’t volunteer, come by, have a pint, and drink beer for trails! All proceeds go to SDMB to help make your trails better.
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
We had a fantastic turnout on Sunday as SDMB helped Pima County finish up the last bit of trail in the Sweetwater trail system. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Beyond Bread for providing the amazing volunteer lunches.
Check out the Photos from the Event, and don’t forget about the upcoming Trail Day on December 13th (details to come).
SDMB is at it again, this time raising funds for tools, supplies, lunches, to help build new trail in Tucson Mountain Park.
Come on out November 12 from 6-10 to try new Borderlands’ brews, enjoy live music, and snack at the food trucks. $20 gets you in the door with two drinks and a special run pint glass! Additional drinks are $5 with half coming back to SDMB to fund projects directly.
To piggy back on the success of the Yetman re-route and to further our mission to help make Tucson a destination mountain bike city, we’ve worked with Pima County Parks, with public input over the last year, to develop a plan to add a 6-8 mile loop around the TMP basin. Stop by to chat us up and mingle with the MTB community.
The all volunteer project will begin in January, come on out to help and/or you can make a donation directly to the project.
See the Pint Night Facebook event.
As always, thank for the support!
Several families from the Tucson area brought kids and bikes down to ride the Barrio Trails system, including a few laps on the pump track. Local Strider representatives had demo balance bikes on hand, SDMB provided snacks and refreshments, and and everyone was all smiles with stickers and number plates provided by IMBA and sponsors. After several little shredders pedaled to their hearts content, a warm afternoon sun let us know it was time to pack it up for the day. A few tears were shed, fears overcome, and friendships made as a new generation hit the trails. Thanks to everyone for making it happen!
Check out the photos!