2019-03-23 Islands via Lakes

This week’s ride takes us to the popular Islands of Gilbert, where the swaying palms and motionless pontoon boats give an air of peace and tranquility to those who care to visit.  Wheels down at 8:00 am.  Pace will be determined by the slowest rider.  Distance is about 29 easy miles on mostly residential streets and canal pathways.    We’ll stop about halfway through the ride at a nice park with restroom facilities.

Here’s the route (click on the image for RWGPS link):

SL 16 Islands Via Lakes


2019-03-16 – Trail Loop Ride

We have a substitute ride leader this week, as the “regular” ride leader will be volunteering at the PMBC Mining Country Challenge.

Matt Blair, a frequent and seasoned Sun Lakes Saturday rider, is leading this week’s adventure.  He plans to follow a well-travelled path between Sun Lakes and Gilbert with extensive sections of the Paseo and Eastern Canal trails.  Please thank Matt for stepping up and leading this week’s ride.  Wheels down at 8:00 am with a stop for breakfast on the Cottonwood patio at the end of the ride.  Here’s the route (click on it to see the route in RWGPS):


2019-03-02 Quarterly Breakfast Meeting Ride

Our first quarterly breakfast meeting of 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd.  Sign-in begins at 9 am and the meeting is scheduled to come to order at 9:45 am.  Scott Barvian has graciously volunteered to lead this ride and has planned a nice route that takes the Paseo Trail and favorite back roads to the Hungry Monk.  Wheels down at 8:00 am at the flagpole at Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.  Here’s the route.  Click on the picture to see it in the club RWGPS library.



2019-02-23 Desert Breeze/Wildflower Ride

This week’s ride takes the group  from the starting point at the Cottonwood Country Club flag pole in Sun Lakes to Desert Breeze Park in Chandler with a stop at the Wildflower Cafe at the Chandler Fashion Mall on the return for brunch.  Wheels down at 9 am.  Pace to be determined by the slowest rider as this is a no-drop ride.

Route map (click on it for the RWGPS version):


2019-02-09 Sun Lakes Meander

Back by popular demand, this week’s Sun Lakes Saturday Ride meanders around Sun Lakes and Ocotillo plus a couple of miles of the Paseo Trail before crossing Fox Crossing and returning to Sun Lakes after a brunch stop at Farmboys.    Wheels down at 8:00 am on this no-drop ride to give those who are doing the on-the-road section of the Smart Cycling course time to get there after the ride.  Pace will be determined by the slowest rider.  Here’s the route: