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posted Mar 31, 2009, 12:26 PM by kristi moore

Mar 29 Sun

4th Annual Scottsdale Cycle the Arts

A family-friendly bicycle tour of public art in Scottsdale following a 5-mile route guided by city staff and local experts. Helmets required. Includes admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art after the ride and bicycle parking by the SMoCA bike valet.

Cost: Free!
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Ride: 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (departing every 15 minutes)


Apr 4 Sat

City of Chandler Family Bike Ride

A seven-mile, family-friendly ride on the city’s Paseo Trail.

Cost: Free
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Ride: 10 a.m. – Noon


Apr 4 Sat

Peoria’s Pioneer Days Bike Ride

The City of Peoria invites people of all ages to join a 6-mile bike ride in conjunction with the annual Peoria’s Pioneer Day celebration. Also features Radio Disney. Participants are encouraged to stay for Peoria’s Pioneer Days Parade at 10 a.m. All riders must wear a bike helmet. No training wheels allowed.

Cost: Free.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Ride: 9 a.m.


Apr 5 Sun

City of Tempe Bike-a-Palooza

The Valley’s most comprehensive bicycle festival featuring a 12-mile community ride, safety demonstrations, children’s bike rodeo with Radio Disney, kids’ activities and entertainment, helmet give-aways and fittings, and more.

Cost: Free
7 a.m. - Noon


Apr 5 Sun

Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Swap Meet

Independent and business vendors selling various types of bicycles, bicycle equipment, and bike accessories. No registration required, but businesses must secure a $30 City of Tempe sales permit. (In conjunction with 3rd Annual Tempe Bike-a-palooza)

6 a.m. – Noon


Apr 11 Sat

Avondale Spring Bikefest 2009

A community bicycle safety fair featuring helmet fittings, children’s bike rodeo, bike-on-bus demonstrations, prizes from the Easter Bunny, and a bike decorating contest. Entertainment by Radio Disney.

Cost: Free
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Apr 18 Sat

City of Mesa Bike4Life

A community fair featuring games, entertainment, activities, helmet fittings, safety information and vendor exhibits about bicycling for health; and a 6-mile roundtrip bicycle ride to the Mesa Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center along Mesa’s Adobe Road “bike freeway.”

Cost: Free
Registration: 8 a.m.
Ride and fair: 9 a.m. – Noon


Apr 18 Sat

RideClean State Championship Criterium

Closed road bicycle racing for adults with kids’ activities.

Cost: Varies by category, Free kids’ ride
6 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Apr 19 Sun

Glendale Green Family Bike Ride

A 12-mile or 6-mile bike ride, D.J., and Green Living Fair. Bring plastic grocery bags to recycle in exchange for a free T-shirt. All riders must wear a bike helmet.

Cost: Free
Registration: 7 a.m.
Ride and fair: 8 a.m. – Noon


Apr 26 Sun

Valley Metro’s Great Bike Chase

Take friends and family on a 4.3 mile “fun ride” through downtown Phoenix to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play at Chase Field—featuring pre-ride activities at the park, entertainment by Radio Disney, bike-on-bus demonstrations, a children’s bike rodeo, and secure bicycle parking at the Jefferson Street garage. Sponsored by Valley Metro/RPTA.

Cost: $10 - $30
Registration: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ride: 11 a.m.
Ball game: 1:10 p.m.



Grand Canyon Overnight August 21-23 2009

posted Dec 22, 2008, 1:24 PM by kristi moore   [ updated Mar 31, 2009, 12:32 PM ]

Tour fee

$30.00 ABC & GABA Members

$40.00 Non-members

$5.00 additional

after August 10

 

Intermediate ride

Cost includes: Event insurance,Sag support                                                               

Saturday night Chili dinner

Rest stop pig out and pedal

Camping at Mathers Campgrounds (Tents only)

Saturday ride to Desert View  - 49 miles round trip.
 

The Desert View Drive (AZ 64; also known as the East Rim Drive) passes through thick pine forest with only occasional glimpses of the canyon. Stopping places include Yaki Point after 1 mile; this is near the South Kaibab trailhead and is a popular place for sunset watching, and the aptly named Grandview Point after 12 miles. Yaki Point has recently been closed to all private vehicles to help reduce overcrowding and now access is by shuttle bus or on foot. The final viewpoint along the drive (Desert View) is one of the best in the whole park - from a high promontory just before the east entrance station, a huge area of the Grand Canyon stretches out below; the main ravine to the north and west, the Little Colorado Gorge in the east - a very steep and narrow side canyon cutting into a flat plateau, and the colorful Painted Desert in the northeast. This one of the few south rim overlooks from which the Colorado itself can be glimpsed; the contrast between the greenery alongside the river and the stark reddish rocks is quite striking. There is another cluster of buildings at Desert View including the last gas station for a while and The Watchtower, a 20 meter high stone tower built in 1932 which is just visible from Cape Royal on the north rim, 9 miles away. Nearby, on the south side of the road, the Tusayan Ruins & Museum has the remains of a 12th century Anasazi settlement containing circular kivas and square houses, though the site is not particularly impressive as the remaining walls are only 1 foot high.

Sunday ride to Hermit’s Rest - 19 miles round trip.
 
The scenic drive (Hermit Road, formerly the West Rim Drive) continues several miles further but it becomes narrow and has limited parking so entry is closed to private vehicles during the day in peak season and free shuttle buses are provided instead. Another half dozen viewpoints may be visited, including Pima Point & Hopi Point, and all are linked by a rim trail making it possible to walk between selected points before resuming the shuttle, which is rather slow and bumpy, taking about 70 minutes (excluding stops) for the round trip. The road ends at the most westerly viewpoint of Hermits Rest where several trails descend into the canyon including to Dripping Spring.
 
It gets cool at night so bring
a warm sleeping bag.
 
Information or to volunteer grandcanyon@azbikeclub.org

2009 Grand Canyon Overnight

Grand Canyon Overnight 2006

OUT WICKENBURG WAY

posted Dec 9, 2008, 9:06 AM by kristi moore   [ updated Jan 12, 2009, 1:49 PM ]

 

The date for the Wickenburg Overnight has been set!

February 21 & 22, 2009

 

 

 

Co-Chair: Kristi Moore  kristi@azbikeclub.org 928-202-2658

  

Cost: $20.oo includes Club Insurance, a great SAG stop with Lunch, Club Water Bottle for the first 30 riders, and Snacks poolside after checking into our rooms.

   

 

OUT WICKENBURG WAY

"It’s going to be a Kick Up Your Heels Year!"

 

February 21 & 22, 2009

 

Well buckaroos and buckarettes, it’s time once again to saddle up and head on out to Wickenburg for another fun weekend bike ride.  We’ll meet at the Albertsons parking lot on Carefree Highway just east of I-17 at 10am. There will be vehicles available to carry your bags. It’s a rolling 45 miles to the Best Western “Rancho Grande” in the center of town. We should have time to visit the desert Caballeros Museum before a swim in the heated pool or a soak in the Jacuzzi. Then it’s on to Anita’s Mexican restaurant for good food and margaritas. On Sunday morning, after breakfast, you may want to stop and visit the Hassayampa Nature Preserve on the way home. We’ll probably finish by around 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

What's more, the ride is a knockout. On State Highway 74 From Lake Pleasant to Wickenburg, you'll pass through the saguaro covered slopes of the Bradshaw Mountain foothills, certainly one of the most scenic rides in greater Phoenix. So, escape the noise and bustle of the city. Come join us in to our peaceful desert destination where you'll find clean air, small town hospitality and the west the way it was meant to be.

    If your going please Register and then Make sure you call the Best Western (928-684-5445) and get a reservation.

     

    If you have any questions about the ride email kristi@azbikeclub.org

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