SDMB is pleased to host the 2022 8-ish days of Christmas ride series! This will be a series of mountain bike rides around the Tucson area to celebrate the holidays. Come one come all for the festivities and relax.
We are currently in the planning phase for this series of events and welcome community input!
Here is what we have so far,
Dec 23 - Sweetwater Preserve
9am @ Sweetwater Trailhead
Facebook event info/RSVP here
Plan on 10 miles of intermediate rocky XC trails.
Ride description: Help us kick off the 8-ish days of Christmas ride series at Sweetwater! Meet at the Sweetwater-preserve trail head at 9am riding by 915am. We will go West and take every right turn making a large loop. This is prime beginner and intermediate trail riding lasting approximately 10 miles.
Dec 24th - Our MTB Rides Family Loop Ride
9am at The Loop entrance located at Craycroft and River Rd
Facebook event info/RSVP here
Plan on an easy 15 miles on pavement
Description: Meet at 9 am, plan on wheels rolling by 915am. We'll head West on The Loop to the Children's Memorial Park just past River Rd and Oracle Rd. This is a chill family ride open to all riders, families encouraged!
Dec 26 - Old Pueblo Eastside, Vail Vortex ride from Garrigan's Gulch
10am @ E Garrigan's Gulch and S Camino Loma Alta
Plan on 15 miles on easy XC trails
Dec 27 - Fantasy Island North Loops with Our MTB Rides
7pm @ Fantasy Island North trailhead
Plan on 10-15 miles of fun undulating XC single track
Description: Meet at the picnic table at 7pm and plan to start riding at 7:15. We will ride the North loops, Cactus, Burro Pit and Bo's loops. There will be a refreshment stop at the park off of the Xmas tree loop.(bring a beverage of choice to enjoy with us).
After the ride we all (or most of us) meet at Mulligans just down the street for some post ride refreshments and bike stories.
Dec 28 - 50 Year Trail ride with Old Pueblo MTB
2pm @ Golder Ranch Trailhead
Facebook event info/RVSP here
Plan on 10+ miles of intermediate single track with many fun lines suitable for all experience levels. Estimated ride time is ~2 hours.
Ride description: A "Midday Mayhem" ride ::: A Basic Intermediate level trail with lots to explore. Midday Mayhem rides can be shortened, or portions of the trails can be skipped often times to create a more Beginner friendly experience. MM rides often times have locations that are chosen for their flexibility & variety to provide riders of various technical skill levels & fitness level to make their own ideal route. Rides are generally big enough to allow for groups to split on routes and meet back up to finish together.
Dec 29 - Tortilita Preserve hosted by Brian/Catalina Brewing Company
10am at the Tortilita Preserve Trailhead
Facebook event info/RSVP found here
Plan on a 9.5 mile loop of easy cross country single track suitable for all experience levels.
Ride description: a fun easy loop of classic desert singletrack fun for all skill levels. Post ride refreshments to be had at the one and only Catalina Brewing Company!
Dec 30 - Honeybee & Badlands trails with Old Pueblo MTB
10am @ Honeybee Trail Head
Ride description: A "Midday Mayhem" ride ::: A Basic Intermediate level trail with lots to explore. Midday Mayhem rides can be shortened, or portions of the trails can be skipped often times to create a more Beginner friendly experience. Midday Mayhem rides often times have locations that are chosen for their flexibility & variety to provide riders of various technical skill levels & fitness level to make their own ideal route. Rides are generally big enough to allow for groups to split on routes and meet back up to finish together.
SPECIAL INFO: Route selection is the now in-famous Travis special "Sweet-Ass Seahorse" that includes a stop at the summit of 420 Hill and a counter-clockwise loop around "The Badlands".
FIP (Feet In Pedals) @ as close to 10:00 AM, so Meet at 9:45 am at Edwin Rd. & Honeybee Intersection on the dirt road.
Dec 31 - AZT shuttle with SAMBA
9am @ Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead
Meetup event info/RSVP here
Plan on 26 miles of beautiful XC trail along the Arizona Trail.
From Oak Tree Canyon the ride will be about 26 miles with several hills and valleys. Roughly 2000’ of climbing through hilly terrain. The trail is a blue/intermediate level ride for endurance. Probably a few hike-a-bike sections for most riders.
From the Lakes Rd to the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead is about 13.5 miles, mostly downhill. This section could be rated green/blue for some rocky downhill areas and hills.
We will plan to load shuttle vehicles at the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead at 9am. Please RSVP on the Meetup site so we make sure to have enough shuttle vehicles.
Jan 1 - MTB Addicts & Our MTB Rides Hangover Ride
1130am at the McKenzie Ranch Race Course parking lot
Plan on 10-20miles of buttery smooth XC trails
Description: Ride off that New Years Eve hangover with MTB Addicts and Our MTB Rides at the McKenzie Ranch race course! More details to come...
Jan 2 - Millagrosa Trail with Brian
10am at Avenida de Suzenu
Facebook event info/RSVP to be announced
La Millagrosa the champagne of trails, need I say more?
Ride description: double black diamond chunky goodness, one hike a bike and three climbs cooked coupled with the gnarliest downhill Tucson has to offer courtesy Tucson MTBs Godfather himself. Meet at Avenida de Suzenu at 10am for shuttles or meet at Molino Basin at 1045am to start the hike a bike with the group. Come prepared with downhill level protection, lots of water, and a snack. Adult beverages are recommended for the mid point.
More bike rides!
Jan 8 - SDMB Poker Ride
Facebook event info here
Description: the SDMB Poker Ride is coming back January 2023! Test your luck at poker and bike riding simultaneously with a chance to win some cool stuff!
Registration starts 9am at the SDMB table, look for the SDMB easy up and banners. Want to host a poker spot? Contact our guy Kent Loganbill at email@example.com.
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