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!
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.
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: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/43326653
65 mile course: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/43326632
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.
IT’S YOU – ONLY FASTER.
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.
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 http://www.aravaiparides.com/frenzy/. FHB will be there with you!
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.
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.