Road biking in the Tucson/Oro Valley/Southern, Arizona is great. Be prepared. Tucson is well-known f...
TUCSON, Arizona – Tucson, Arizona is the world’s greatest road and mountain biking destination! Riders converge on our world class city because we have the greatest weather and unlimited cycling and mountain biking opportunities. Nearly every day of the year, we also offer cycling and mountain biking training and group rides that fit bikers of all levels. Group bike rides are a great way to bike safely while meeting new people.
It is important to find the RIGHT group ride according to your skill. Some group rides are designed as social, easy rides. Other Tucson groups cater to highly skilled riders that are not interested in babysitting newbies. When attending a group ride, arrive at least 15 minutes early, pedals in cleats. Be respectful of the group leaders. They are not there to babysit! And they are not there to fix your bike should you come under duress. Make sure your bike is ready and be able to maintain your own bike. That being said, there are many nice people who attend these rides who love helping a fellow cyclist or mountain biker. Discover the greatest biking city on earth and meet new friends in Tucson, Arizona!
The very best of the cycling club rides groups in Tucson, the UA Cycling Club offers DAILY group rides that range from easy social rides to hardcore 4 hour, race quality shoot out rides. All rides start in Central Tucson down at the University of Arizona.
GABA offers almost daily road cycling group rides all over Tucson. Most rides are pretty social, but some get pretty heavy. This is a particularly good group to look up if you are looking for Mount Lemmon group rides or rides on the East Side. GABA offers womens rides as well.
Centrally located near Speedway and Country Club, Performance Bikes is a great group of bikers who offer some hardcore and social rides each week. These rides are well-organized and the people are great.
The Tucson Shootout Group Ride is the oldest, continuous and most popular group ride in Tucson. Shootout rides are for the super hardcore and are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings. There are generally anywhere from 50 to 100 bikers who show up. Pros, serious amatures, wannabies and more than a few steroid poppers attend.
They may have some grey hair, but do not underestimate these Oro Valley cyclists! If you are looking for a fun ride in the most beautiful and safe cycling area in Arizona, enjoy any of their three times a week rides: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Womens on Wheels (WOW) ride once a week. Anyone can show up and ride as a guest. There is no better place to bike than Oro Valley and North Tucson and this club is really awesome.
The Addicts are the largest and best of all the Tucson mountain bike club groups. They generally have weekly or twice a week rides that range for long enduro mountain bike rides on easy trail to very technically challenging rides. Most mountain bikers find this group to be the most chill of any mountain bike group out there.
SAMBA offers weekly and twice a week rides. This is a small group of mostly 10 guys who are highly advanced mountain bikers. While they say the offer “no drop” rides, many have been dropped and left behind. This is a good group if you have game and come prepared. They don’t baby sit. From time to time they offer beginner and womens rides.
Is a small group of very adventurous, technical riders who specialize in heavy downhill rides. They generally offer weekly rides – many of them at Mount Lemmon.
Mount Lemmon, Mount Graham, Kitt Peak, Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory and the backside of Lemmon in Oracle, Tucson is the choice of pros from all over the world!