Big Wash Build Days

Let’s get building at Big Wash! Help SDMB and Oro Valley Bicycle kick off construction of the official connector trail to the Honeybee Canyon trail system.

Meet at Oro Valley Bicycle (Oracle and Rancho Vistoso Blvd.) at 8AM. From there we will caravan/carpool about 1/2-mile to the trailhead. SDMB will provide tools, lunch, and refreshments. Volunteers need to bring snacks, water, and work gloves, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

 

October 28 – Sponsored by Oro Valley Bicycle

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, GO TO: https://doodle.com/poll/5nbb28x93sa7xagt

 

 

November 5 – Sponsored by Tucson Hop Shop

TO REGISTER FOR THIS BUILD DAY, GO TO: https://doodle.com/poll/6nwp5dpkpu9dz7q7

 

 

November 15 – Sponsored by Tucson Endurance Performance

TO REGISTER FOR THIS BUILD DAY, GO TO: https://doodle.com/poll/5q886mrbu7qmt99n

Brushtober Fest 2017!

Brushtober fest is back for 2017

 

Our trails are overgrown due to the fantastic 2017 Monsoon season. Help us bring the trails back to normal by brushing between October 13 – November 12,  and you could win awesome prizes.

 

 

Prizes

 

  • 1 Fork Service by Guru Suspension
  • 2 DukesSaguaro
  • 1 Bag o’ Swag from Tucson Endurance Performance
  • 2 Camelbak Solstice 10 LR women’s riding packs
  • 5 $20.00 gift certificates to Brushfire BBQ

 

 

 

Follow the steps below, happy brushing and good luck!

 

 

1 – Watch the video on proper trail brushing technique and read the Arizona Trail Association’s Trail Brushing Guide.

trail-brushing-guide

2 – fill out the forms bellow and return them to trailsteward@sdmb.org.
(print form and scan signed copies)

brushtober-form

pima-county-waiver-brushtember

forest-service-form

3 – Once you receive a confirmation email, you are registered and ready to brush starting October 13

4 – Take before/after pictures and email them to trailsteward@sdmb.org, or post the pictures to our/your (tag us on it)  Facebook page with #brushtoberfest2017 by November12.

5 – You are now entered to win.

 

BLOOD ROAD SCREENING 08/30/2017

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/

SDMB MEMBER CAMPOUT/SKILLS RIDE ON MT. LEMMON

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 events@sdmb.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.

Membership Drive

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!

Newsletter – April 2017

Beer Night at Green Feet Brewing Company

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 trailsteward@sdmb.org to confirm dates and times.

Come help with with the last few build days before the heat!

 

Spring is here in the Sonoran Desert, and things are warming up!  SDMB volunteers have built nearly 3/4 mile of awesome trail at Starr Pass since the first of the year, but we need your help to complete the remaining .6 miles to connect the 4-Way with the Beer Garden.  Join us for one of our upcoming Build Days (details below).  As always, SDMB provides tools, crew leaders, lunch, and post-work refreshments.  Volunteers need to bring work gloves, water/snacks, sun protection (remember… it’s getting HOT!), long pants, and closed-toe shoes.

 

To ensure that we have enough crew leaders, tools, and lunches, please register through the included links.  PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO INCREASING TEMPS, WE HAVE MOVED THE START/FINISH TIMES TO 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM!

 

   Tuesday, March 21: Spring Break Youth Build Day #2, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  All participants must have waivers signed by a parent/guardian, and everyone under 14 needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Go here for details and registration:

https://doodle.com/poll/29dk39eazi34fdxt

 

   Saturday, March 25: 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Go here to register. 

https://doodle.com/poll/9d9ba6e2v3752dbn

 

   Sunday, March 26:  El Grupo Youth Build Day (Not open to the public.  El Grupo members should contact their coaches for details).

 

   Sunday, April 2:  7:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Go here to register: 

https://doodle.com/poll/ehuiy3rzau985m5p

 

   Saturday, April 22:  7:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  Go here to register:      

https://doodle.com/poll/cby8rrzsn8ntx4g6

 

Questions? Email trailsteward@sdmb.org.