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MAJOR TAYLOR WINTER CAMP – TUSCON AZ


Date/Time

Date(s) - 03/14/2020 - 03/19/2020
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Location

Tucson, AZ


There is no better way to kick off the cycling season than a warm base camp.

Tuscon AZ is one of the best bicycling cities in the country. We will be riding its iconic routes to prepare for the 2020 cycling season. This is an unmanaged excursion. Think of it as a going on group rides with no leader (or everyone is a leader) while on vacation. For the most part, rides are straight forward. There are shorter ride options. The goal is to get in some base miles and enjoy the sun. It is important NOT to go hard every ride. Monday’s climb up Mt Lemmon will be the big challenge of the week.

The remaining rides will be a suitable pace to build miles without going into the red. Riders have the option to ride at their speed or chose alternate routes.

At some point, we will all meet for dinner and maybe have a party. The last plan ride is on Thursday. This gives folks the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon, MTB Sedona or chill in Phoenix before returning to work.

 

Order the event kit @

https://shop.vergesport.com/us-en/Account/Login

Password MTMSTucson

 

Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

 

BIKE SHIPPING

https://www.bikeflights.com

If you ship to the hotel, add this to the address

Attn: [your name] arriving, [arrival date]

MAIN LODGING

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa SOLD OUT

3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

https://goo.gl/maps/82cr2ByoFVp

There is a ton of other places in the area and some folks are arranging Air B&Bs. Some options include:

Close Affordable Lodging

3 Palms Tucson North

7411 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 575-9255

https://maps.app.goo.gl/8H5mpghD31JwCMY67

Close Mid Range Lodging

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village

3110 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718(520) 352-4000

https://maps.app.goo.gl/skSUhAng8Cd2WcY4A

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RIDE ITINERARY

This is the ride plan. Note: it is not in stone and subject to change. Shorter options are available. See the Ride with GPS event for more details , routes, cue sheets. gpx, etc.

https://ridewithgps.com/events/78055-winter-base-camp-tuscon-az

 

FRIDAY / SATURDAY

Arrive and have the bike set up for Sunday’s ride. There may be a short ride in the afternoon to test the equipment.

If you are up to the challenge join the famous Shootout group ride on Saturday morning.  I’m planning to do an easy breakfast ride on Saturday and enjoying the pool for the rest of the day.

SUNDAY

Ride: To Town and Back

Start Time: 10:00 am

Start Location: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

https://goo.gl/maps/82cr2ByoFVp

MONDAY

Ride: Mt. Lemmon

Start Time: 10:00 am

Start Location: Le Buzz Coffee Shop, 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749

https://goo.gl/maps/pvY1UPp158D2

TUESDAY

Recovery/Spa Day off the bike or easy ride / Site seeing/spa day

WEDNESDAY

Ride: Picture Rock

Start Time: 10:00 am

Start Location: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

https://goo.gl/maps/82cr2ByoFVp

THURSDAY

Ride: East Side Ride (last year we made a wrong turn and ended up doing a very nice 80-mile loop.

Start Time: 10:00 am

Start Location: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

https://goo.gl/maps/82cr2ByoFVp

FRIDAY

Home or head to Sedona or Grand Canyon, whatever, your call.

Non-cycling things to do in Tuscon https://www.desertmuseum.org/

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