2018-12-15 25 Mile Trail Loop

This week’s ride takes us out and back on the Paseo Trail for a relatively flat, 25 mile ride.  Wheels down at 9:00 am in December for the Sun Lakes Saturday Rides.   It’s forecast to be a chilly start, around 47 degrees F at 9 am warming to 63 degrees F at noon with overcast and mostly cloudy skies.


If you have lights and aren’t afraid of the dark, don’t forget about the Annual Christmas Lights/Cookie Ride honoring the Stanley House on  Wednesday, December 19.  I did this last year and had a blast.  This year I might even know where I am during the event, which turns out to be a bicycle parade lit by zillions of holiday lights on bikes, houses, plants and just about everything else.  The riders congregate at the former Zipp’s location at the corner of McClintock and Ray at 7:00 pm, ride around in the dark observing the lights, stop for cookies and hot chocolate, and then head back to the start.


2018-12-08 Sun Lakes Club Breakfast Ride

2018-12-05_11-35-55Scott Barvian has graciously volunteered to lead the Sun Lakes ride to the quarterly PMBC Breakfast Meeting at the Hungry Monk on Saturday, December 8.  Wheels down at 8:30 am so the group can arrive at the Hungry Monk around 10 am or so.  Click on the map for the route information in RideWithGPS .

2018-12-08 Double Feature: PMBC Quarterly Breakfast Meeting at the Hungry Monk and Annual Holiday Party at Miele’s Italian Restaurant

While the Sun Lakes Saturday ride is on sabbatical this week, there are two events that may be of interest to the Sun Lakes PMBC riders.

PMBC Quarterly Breakfast Meeting at the Hungry Monk, 10 a.m.

PMBC’s 4th Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018. It will be held at The Hungry Monk, located on the NE corner of Dobson Rd and Chandler Blvd in Chandler (1760 W Chandler Blvd Suite 2, Chandler, AZ 85224).

Sign-in begins at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. As usual the breakfast is free for PMBC members (2 breakfasts per family membership). If you’re not a member yet, this would be a good time to join.

You can ride to the meeting with Saturday Cycling, meet the club at The Hungry Monk beginning at 10:00 a.m., or follow Dobson from Sun Lakes to the strip mall on the NE corner of Dobson & Chandler Boulevard to the Hungry Monk.  It’s a little over eight miles from the Cottonwood flag pole, one-way via the most direct route.  Forty-five minutes should be enough time at our customary pace.

PMBC Clothing will be available for purchase at the meeting. See PMBC Clothing for the current price list and instructions to pre-order to make sure your desired items will be on hand.

Election of club officers for 2019 will also take place at the meeting.

PMBC Holiday Party at Miele’s Italian Restaurant, 5:00 p.m.

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The PMBC Holiday Party will be held at Miele’s Italian Restaurant at 2050 West Guadalupe Road in Mesa on Saturday, December 8 starting at 5:00 p.m. Register at https://pmbcholidayparty2018.eventbrite.com. Tickets are available for sale online until December 5 at 3:00 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person and includes bread, dinner entree, vegetable, salad, dessert, soft drinks, tea, and water.

A cash bar will be available.

Festive attire and hearty appetite are greatly encouraged!

12-01-2018 15th Annual PMBC Geno’s Free Ride – 25, 40, and 60 mile Options

Today’s ride starts at 8:30 am at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, Arizona. Sign-in starts at 8:00 am. Participation is limited to PMBC members who pre-register.

If you are NOT a member, we welcome you to join, but we can only accept Members for this ride.

Non-Members are welcome to join the club here.

Please Register on Eventbrite  in order that the necessary food and drinks will be available. Otherwise, you may go hungry.

Volunteers are requested to help with the event.  If you want to volunteer, please register here as a volunteer.

Event Map

Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club says thanks to its members for another great year of cycling and welcomes all riders to join us in an adventure celebrating cycling. Three ride options are offered: 25 miles, 40 miles, and 60 miles. All rides will start (and end) at Pioneer Park in Mesa and head to the northeast, with plenty of hill climbing for those opting to ride the 40 or 60 mile routes. Food and drinks will be provided along the way and a catered lunch will be at the end of the ride. But best of all this ride is FREE to MEMBERS.

Start location – Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park is located on Brown Road between Power Road and the 202 Red Mountain Freeway in Mesa.

Food and Drinks
Provided during & after the ride
We will have a catered lunch after the ride for registered PMBC participants.  Please register in advance so we know how much food to provide!


For questions or more information contact Free Ride.

2018-11-10 Ride to the Islands

This weeks’ ride leaves the Cottonwood Flag Pole at 8:00 am. Denise Petrovich is leading the group to the Gilbert Islands via Dobson, Jackaranda, Ryan, Dobson and the Western Canal, returning through Chandler via the Paseo Trail with a stop for breakfast at Farmboys, on the southwest corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads.  The total route will be about 34 nearly horizontal miles with pace determined by weather and riders.  It is a no-drop ride.

2018-11-10 Ride to the Islands

2018-10-27 Sun Lakes Meander

We’ve had a change in plans this week. We’ll go to Seville next week (11/3/18). This week’s ride wanders the streets of Sun Lakes, Ocotillo Lakes, and a section of the Paseo Trail before returning to the starting point at the Cottonwood Country Club.  Wheels down at 7:30 this week and 8:00 am in November.

PMBC now has a Club membership with RideWithGPS.  The Saturday Sun Lakes Rides and the Sunday Kickoff routes can be found in the Club route library for your use.  If you download the RideWithGPS app to your iOS or Android smart phone, set up a basic account with RideWithGPS and join the PMBC Club on RideWithGPS, you can use it to get turn-by-turn voice navigation and download routes and maps to your phone for online use.  More details are available on the RideWithGPS Club Member Benefits page.

SL 05 Sun Lakes Meander