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8-ish Days of Christmas

4 Dec 2023 6:04 PM | Kent Loganbill (Administrator)

2023 8-ish Days of Christmas

SDMB is pleased to host the 2023 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.

Please If it's raining check the ride site before going to the ride. Rides could be cancelled due to rain. Email:,

This is what we have so far,

Dec 21: Transit to Dragoon Ride- Thursday Dec 21st meet at Transit Cycles in the MSA Annex at 530p. Ride out at 615p.This is a friendly, casual ride up the Santa Cruz from the bike shop to Dragoon Brewing. All bikes welcome! More info at:

Dec 22: CANCELLED due to rain SHOOT. It's rained once with more on the way. SDMB Sweetwater Preserve (If it is raining Friday morning this ride will be cancelled) 9am @ Sweetwater Trailhead. 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 23: Guru ride to Winterhaven. Meet at Guru Bikes 5:30pm 

Dec 24: 2 ride options:
  - Dirt Divas 9am TMP/Ironwood Ride. Co-Ed. Flowy desert ride to get the heart pumping before Christmas festivities start. Option to include Golden Gate loops. Extra holiday spirit if you wear an ugly Christmas sweater.

  - Tucson Women Shredders @ NOON - TWO TUNNELS. Women/trans/femme ride. Meet at Tucson Hop Shop. Ride two tunnels trail, about 9.3mi. Hang out at the shop after! Riders are expected to: self assess their skills, bring repair gear, snacks, helmet, water, first aid, navigate ride, account for their safety, & support an inclusive + empowering environment.

Dec 25: The Casas Adobes Chain Gang, Tortolita Preserve. While your turkey roasts in the oven, enjoy a short loop ride around the Tortolita Preserve. About 9 miles. Good for beginners. Meet at the new trailhead off Moore Road at 11:00 am.

Dec 26: 2 ride options:
  - Our MTB Rides Night ride 

  - The Saguaro Clan, Robles Pass loop hosted by the Saguaro Clan. Meet at 11:00 am at the new Robles Pass Trailhead, 2680 W. Irvington Road. Intermediate ride with green/blue/black trails, about 13 miles total.

Dec 27Hammel Dentistry BBBR - Fantasy Island (North entrance) - 4pm This month’s Business Builder Bike Ride is sponsored by Hammel Dentistry in support of SDMBs 8-ish days of Xmas This is a monthly bike ride open to all with casual networking & free beer after the ride. Please bring your business cards, MTB & helmet! Let Cirrus Visual Communications know if your business would like to sponsor a future BBBR. 

Dec 28: The Cycling Anarchists will lead a ride around the little-known "Tubac Shakur" bike trails. Meet at 10:00 AM at the west side of Chavez Siding, MP 40 on I-19 south of Tucson (opposite side of the freeway from the Border Patrol checkpoint on the east side). Intermediate and rocky trails. We'll meet on the west side Frontage Road and drive to the trailhead from there. Approx. 2 hours+ of riding. Afterward the ride, we will convene at Tubac Jacks for beverages and the best onion rings and burgers in the area. Here's the location of the parking area and trailhead: (31.6551180, -111.0628523). It is about a 50 minute drive from Tucson.

Dec 28: OPMTB The “ Sweet Ass Seahorse “ ride (Badlands) from the new parking dirt on Edwin about 2.7 miles in on the left hand side. 11:00 Am start. We will do upper Honeybee then the Badlands, down the back side to the new “Nessie” features then back up the normal way to Edwin

Dec 29: Shredsters de Tucson club will host a ride at the Willow Springs Arches: 24HOP. This is not a race pace ride, but a social event. Meet at 10am at the Arches Parking Lot. We will try and find the new Duck Tree June posted about. 2 ride options: Full Lap (forward) or Half Backwards shredding down High Point  (of course yielding to any one struggling up the hill).

Dec 30The Damion Alexander Team  Mural tourCome explore back alleys, central dirt, art, murals and Tucson oddities. So much new art to explore. Perhaps a local Artist or two may join us, or not. We will start at Borderland Brewery at 9:30 am and finish at Borderland Brewery. First round compliments of The Damion Alexander Team at Long Realty AND everyone will receive a photo gift from Damion. Tis the season. Recommended iron horse: MTB is more fun and there will be some dirt, but nothing a TT bike, with a skilled rider, can’t slay. 

Dec 31: Tucson Bicycle Service ride La Milagrosa meet @ 11am at Suzenu. Expert level ride.

Jan 1: Tucson MTB Addicts Sweetwater-preserve trail head 12pm

Jan 2: Borderlands Adventure Club: Peckerwood Flats. Ride there before it's gone! This easy beginner terrain is great for everyone. We'll start at 10:30 am. We have lots of options, but one loop with be about 8 miles and that then can be extended to 10-12. This is state land, so e-bikes are allowed. Everyone should have a state lands recreation permit. Bring a helmet, water and a great attitude. We will start off down Art Alley, then swoop around to the Christmas tree. Directions: Take 1-10 to the Kolb Exit #270, go south on Kolb 0.8 miles to Voyager Road (8900 South). Turn left (east) at the Sycamore Park sign and drive another 0.8 miles to the parking area at the end of the road and just past the golf course.

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