24HOP Pre-Ride Campout

Join SDMB for our first-ever 24HOP Pre-Ride Campout, Saturday January 30th! We will have day and night laps, an instuctional session with Fat Tire Finesse, dinner from Brushfire BBQ, and beer from Catalina Brewing Company. The campout is for first timers and veterans alike, and a great opportunity to check out the course at a social pace or hammer for a KOM. Bring the family!

Dinner and beer are free for members, $10 for non-members. Membership is only $35/year, and you can sign up the day of, or anytime between now and then. Go to www.sdmb.org to become a member.

Please RSVP on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660501307565005/ or to trailsteward@sdmb.org if you are coming, so we can order enough food!

SDMB Town is on the right just before you get into the main camping area; look for the SDMB tool trailer, and turn right into the campsite. Directions to get to the 24HOP course are here: http://www.epicrides.com/pdf/24/map_to_24.pdf

Arizona Land Dept. permits are required for any use of the 24HOP course, 50 Year, and Fantasy Island. Enforcement is more frequent around the race each year. Permits are only $15/yr., and show the land dept how many recreational users there are. To buy a permit go to https://land.az.gov/natural-resources/recreational-permits

Schedule for Saturday:
2:00 PM: Daytime laps. All are welcome, and Fat Tire Finesse will be leading an instructional lap with info about endurance racing, bike handling, and nutrition. Riders should be able to ride 16 miles of XC trail with about 1K ft. or climbing. Go here for the trail description: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/6247192/willow-springs-24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo-course

6:00 PM: Dinner from Brushfire BBQ and Catalina Brewing Company beer. Free for members, $10 for non-members.

8:00 PM: Night laps. Mellow or race pace depending on interest. Make sure your lights are charged!

Sunday:
Folks can ride another lap, or check out Painter Boy and Bones Trails.

Urban Assault Ride – Volunteers Needed!

Tucson Urban Assault - SDMB

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!

24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO!!!

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!

Take a Kid MTB Day Recap

Take a Kid MTBing Day

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!