All cycling events are cancelled until further notice

Hello friends, all cycling events have been cancelled in accordance with the CDC and state of Arizona health guidelines. We look forward to riding with you again soon. Meanwhile, should your personal health situation allow, we hope that you are able to get out and ride!

Gravel Monday

Join us for our second adventure gravel ride led by Russell Cox! This one’s an intermediate level ride using a mixed surface route – paved road, singletrack and canals. After leaving the shop we’ll head towards Usery Pass, then along Wild Horse and Hawes. Good for gearing up to the Chino Grinder. We’ll enjoy a coffee stop at Hava Java in Mesa, then work up our appetites and lunch at the Taco Shop after the ride!

Gravel bikes are best, but mountain bikes are welcome. Helmets required.

CycLeap Gran Fondo

Fountain Hills Community 3rd Gran Fondo – Road Ride

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Directions/safety information: 8:15 AM

Start time, both distances: 8:30 AM

Metric half -century (34 miles)

Metric century (65 miles)

This is a free event – there is no entry fee. This year we are fundraising for a local non-profit, Bob’s Free Bikes. They will be present at the start of the ride. We hope you will consider supporting their cause. Last year Bob’s contribute over 700 recycled bikes to our youth.

Fountain Hills Bikes and McDowell Mountain Cycles have teamed up to support this unique ride within our cycling community.   Two distances are available, 50K (34 miles) and 100K (65 miles), with two aid stations along the route.  The 50K route starts and ends at Fountain Hills Bikes, while the 100K route starts at Fountain Hills Bikes and finish at McDowell Mountain Cycles.  Snacks and refreshments will be available at both bike shops for finishers. The two bike shops are two miles apart for those who care to park at one shop and finish at the other.

Please note this is a grassroots event. Roads will not be closed and there will not be traffic control. Riders are responsible for their own safety. All riders MUST sign a waiver prior to joining the ride.

Links to route maps below:

34 mile course:

65 mile course:



South Mountain Ride

Join us for a ride up to the South Mountain towers and the San Juan Parkway. The Park is closed to motorized traffic which allows for a safer cycling environment! Our ride will be about 33 miles. Climbing will be a bit over 3000′.   We will start from the Starbucks at Baseline and 24th street 8:00am. We’ll pick up any riders wishing to join from the park at 8:15. This is a joint ride with MMC. It also replaces our usual Sunday Recovery Road Ride.

3rd Annual Pancake Ride

FHB/MMC Charity ride and pancake breakfast – Saturday, 8:15AM
This week’s Sunday ride will be on Saturday… join both bike shops as we ride to Needle Rock (26-30 miles) and back. On the way back, we will stop at the Rio Verde Fire station for pancakes before heading back to Fountain Hills. This will be a slow-paced fun ride. The pancake breakfast is “free”, however it is a fundraiser, so please donate at least $5. Wear your MMC or FHB kit if you have one.
***No Sunday Ride this week****

Sunday Road Recovery Ride

Join us for a relaxed, no drop road ride. Typically our route is from Fountain Hills Bikes to Needlerock and back. This is a 25 mile ride containing several hills to challenge yourself while you pass through sweeping vistas of the neighboring mountain ranges. We look forward to riding with you!

E-Bike Demo at Rio Verde


Reclaim the freedom of riding while still getting the satisfaction of exercise! Join us for an EBike demo at Rio Verde’s Community Center. We’ll  have Specialized Como’s and Vado’s to test ride. And we’ll be there to answer your questions. Bring your helmet if you have one. This demo is open to everyone even if you live outside of Rio Verde.

Frenzy Hills

Brought to you by Aravaipa Rides who describe this inaugural event as follows:

Test your endurance on a 25 mile loop rolling through McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Whether you tackle the full 100 mile solo, one of our relay events, or just get the gears rolling with the 10 miler, we want to get you out on the trails to ride with us! Utilizing some of the local favorites, the loop will ride portions of Escondido, Pemberton, and the Long Loop trails. Welcome the cooler weather and race through the gorgeous Sonoran desert landscape, with some of the valley’s more iconic peaks in the background. We aim to have the right distance for anyone, so find the ride that suits you best, and saddle up for a great time in the desert!

Register through FHB will be there with you!

Pivot Demo

Join us at McDowell Mountain Park in the Competitive Loops for a Pivot demo. This is your chance to test ride the Pivot of your dreams! Bring your helmet, credit card and drivers’ license, and sense of adventure.

Available demo bikes:
Trail 429 -XS, S, M, L, XL
Switchblade Carbon -XS, S, M, L, XL
Mach 5.5 Carbon -XS, S, M, L, XL
Mach 6 Carbon – XS, S, M, L, XL
Firebird 29 -S, M, L, XL
Mach 4 SL – XS, S, M, L, XL
Vault – M,L
Shuttle (Ebike) – S, M, L, XL

Night Ride Summer Series

Sponsored by FHB in conjunction with McDowell Mountain Park these mountain bike events are non-competitive fun night rides for everyone. Food, music and adventure awaits as you glide through the desert night skies. Bring a headlight with at least 3 hours of operating charge.

Night Ride Summer Series at McDowell Mountain Park. 7:00 pm 6/1, 6/22, 7/13, 8/3, 8/31, 9/21.