Information on April 27, 2017 ride.
A different start location
Start: Rose Mofford Sports Complex
9833 N 25th Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Time: 7:30 am
Route: Low 50's mileage. Ridewithgps route: ridewithgps.com/routes/20392802
The route will take us thru some lovely Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas before picking up the trail from Scottsdale to Tempe Town Lake. We will return home via downtown PHX.
Directions to Rose Mofford Sports Complex:
Two options: 1. Go east on Peoria Ave, go under I-17 and at top of hill turn
right on 25th Ave. Complex is 0.5 mile on your left.
2. Go east on Olive Ave (turns into Dunlap), go under I-17 and
turn left on 25th Ave. Complex is 0.2 mile on your right.
Hope to see you all there.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Saturday, December 9th, 6:00 p.m:
The Booth’s will be providing lasagna and garlic bread Please bring a dish to share (appetizer, salad, or dessert) Also bring a gift for the gift exchange.
Location: Chuck and Jean’s house
9843 W. Emberwood Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85351.
Please R.S.V.P. by December 1 call (623) 846-8579
Saturday, Dec. 16, 6th Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights.
Raise your voices and shout, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! one more time, Hallelujah! You are invited to the Sixth Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights Ride. Join your friends and fellow cyclists for this holiday inspiring ride to put you into the spirit of the season.
What: Sixth Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights Ride
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: Meet at 5:00 to 5:15 PM (Kickstands up at 5:30 PM)
Where: 10906 W Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ
(will be a lighted high wheel bicycle in the front of the house)
Plenty of parking on the street in front of my house.
Bicycle parking in my garage in the back.
Required: Helmet, front and rear lights that meet AZ traffic regulations*
Description: We will ride as a group, approximately 15 miles through the mostly deserted streets of Sun City and a couple of fringe neighborhoods to see and enjoy the Christmas lights. We will stay together as a group and ride approximately 10 to12 mph to see
the light displays; no one will be dropped. About 5 miles from the end we will enjoy the Grand Finale light display before returning to the end for refreshments. This should take about 2 hours.
Refreshments: Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks at my house after the ride.
Questions: Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or 317 417 3961
RSVP: Not required but nice for planning purposes. If you decide at the last
minute you’ll be welcome.
Awards: Prizes for the best theme Christmas or Holiday decorated bike and
*§28-817. Bicycle equipment
A. A bicycle that is used at nighttime [ "the period between sunset and sunrise" -- §1-215 ] shall have a lamp on the front that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and a red reflector on the rear of a type that is approved by the department and that is visible from all distances from fifty feet to three hundred feet to the rear when the reflector is directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A bicycle may have a lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear in addition to the red reflector.
B. A person shall not operate a bicycle that is equipped with a siren or whistle.
C. A bicycle shall be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
Lake Mary/Mormon Lake ride
Friday, 4/20 @ 9:00AM
We’ll meet at the picnic area for the lower Lake Mary off Lake Mary road.
There is an $8 fee for parking there. There are restrooms there.
You can also park along the side of the road before you get to the Lower Lake and ride up to the picnic area.
There is a wide spot on the south side were people sometimes park. Make sure you are not in a no parking zone.
It’s appx 145 miles from Sun City, so allow at least 2 1/2 hours to drive up there.
Head up I17 and turn right onto Lake Mary Rd. the picnic area is 6.5 mile east from the freeway.
The ride is 45 miles with 1600’ elevation gain.
Food, water and restroom are available at the store at Mormon Lake.
Lunch after at Susan & Chris’s in Oak Creek Canyon. If you are planning on this ride and coming to Susan's please RSVP at email@example.com I will hand out direction at the ride.
November 23, 2018 Black Friday Opt Outside Century.
Breaking news regarding the Black Friday Opt Outside Century, November 23, 2018.
John Patrou’s wife is going to provide a sag stop at approximately the half way point.
Each rider can bring a small cooler or bag with their preferred lunch items and any other snacks they might need for the second half of the ride. Bring them to the start and she will transport them to the designated lunch stop. She will return the coolers to the start location for your pick up after the ride.
This will allow us to keep stops to 5 minutes and the lunch stop to 15 minutes, critical for us to finish in 8 hours or under.
Below is the updated information on the Century:
When: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 7:15 am kickstands up
Start: True Value Hardware, corner of 99th Avenue and 103rd Avenue/Greenway in Sun City
Distance: 102 miles
Route subject to change based on weather conditions
Additional Information: This is a self-supported century. Bring food we will only stop for about 5 minutes occasionally and 15 minutes max for lunch
1. I generally go out slowly.
2. I intend to ride the Century in 8 hours including all stops and breaks. (Note: My last two Centuries last year took me 8 hours 15 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes.) Do not expect a blistering pace.
3. Breaks as needed but current plan is as follows:
First stop, 5 minutes. 19 miles
Second stop, 5 minutes. 40 miles
Third stop, Lunch, 15 minutes. 62 miles
Fourth stop, 5 minutes. 79 miles
Fifth stop, 5 minutes. 87 miles
Sixth stop, Finish. 102 miles
Questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.