2019-03-09 Ahwatukee Desert Breeze Tour

This week’s ride takes us to the South Mountain Foothills in Ahwatukee, Guadalupe, Ken McDonald’s Golf Course and Desert Breeze Park, for a total distance of about 44 miles. The pace for this no-drop ride will be 14-16 mph.  Wheels down at 8 am at the Cottonwood Clubhouse in Sun Lakes.




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:


2019-01-19 through 2019-03-02

I will be unavailable to lead the rides during this timeframe due to other commitments.

Scott Barvian and Jerry Bricker have agreed to lead the Sun Lakes Saturday rides on January 19 and 26 and February 2.  These no-drop rides will start from the Sun Lakes Cottonwood Clubhouse Flagpole with wheels down at 9 am sharp.

The on-road practice section of the Smart Cycling course (which I believe would be beneficial for every cyclist who rides with PMBC, regardless of riding experience, to attend) is scheduled from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 9, so it doesn’t conflict with the Saturday Sun Lakes ride.

I need volunteers to lead the Saturday Sun Lakes rides on February 16, 23 and March 2.  The start times in January and February are 9 am, going to 8 am in March.  Please let me know if you would like to help out by volunteering to lead.  A bicycle club doesn’t exist without ride leaders.