2019-04-27 Desert Breeze Islands Cruise

A forty-mile social ride from the Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes to Desert Breeze Park, Ken McDonald Golf Course, Western Canal Trail, Islands of Gilbert, Paseo Trail and back to the starting point. Wheels down at 7:30 am. Pace will be determined by the slowest rider. Riders must wear helmets.

No rain is forecast and winds should be in the 5-10 mph range. It’s going to be warm with a high in the mid ’90’s. You’ll probably want to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.

Click on the map below to open a new window with the PMBC RWGPS events page.  Events are listed in chronological order on the left side of the page.  Click on the link for April 27/Desert Breeze Islands Cruise to find the route in RideWithGPS.

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2019-04-13 Biscuits Via Islands

This week’s route takes us to the Islands of Gilbert via the Paseo Trail, returning to Sun Lakes with an optional food stop at Biscuits Cafe on the SW corner of Germann and Alma School Roads. Wheels down at 7:30 am. Pace will be determined by the slowest rider. A helmet on your head and your signature on the PMBC waiver form are required to participate.  Click on the image below to see the route in RideWithGPS.

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2019-04-06 Sun Lakes North Suburbs Tour

This week’s ride begins at 7:30 am (wheels down) as we are now into April.  It is a bit longer than usual at 45.7 miles.  Lunch will be at either Fired Pie or Coconut’s Fish House at the corner of Ocotillo and Alma School Roads near the end of the ride.  As is customary, we will follow curvy tree-lined residential streets and recreational trails to the extent possible.  Pace will be determined by the slowest riders.  This is a no-drop ride.

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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):