Thursday Rides: Are a little more serious. We ride 35 - 50 miles at 14-15 mph. We usually meet by the Sun Dial at the Sundial Recreation Center in Sun City but occasionally start from alternative locations. Check the information above in the Upcoming Special Event section for more information if there is an alternative start location. Requirements are Helmet, water, safe and group riding practices and skills, a good attitude. Recommended are gloves and minor. Start times are listed below.
or you can find us on Facebook. Search for group Sun City Cycling Club
|Start times for Sun City Cycling
Rain at the start location and surrounding area cancels the ride. Start times might change due to extreme weather conditions. Canceled rides and start time changes will be posted on this web site and on our FB page as soon as possible but could result in short notice.
Join us for a fun and friendly ride.
November 23, 2018 Black Friday Opt Outside Century.
Breaking news regarding the Black Friday Opt Outside Century, November 23, 2018.
John Patrou’s wife is going to provide a sag stop at approximately the half way point.
Each rider can bring a small cooler or bag with their preferred lunch items and any other snacks they might need for the second half of the ride. Bring them to the start and she will transport them to the designated lunch stop. She will return the coolers to the start location for your pick up after the ride.
This will allow us to keep stops to 5 minutes and the lunch stop to 15 minutes, critical for us to finish in 8 hours or under.
Below is the updated information on the Century:
When: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 7:15 am kickstands up
Start: True Value Hardware, corner of 99th Avenue and 103rd Avenue/Greenway in Sun City
Distance: 102 miles
Route subject to change based on weather conditions
Additional Information: This is a self-supported century. Bring food we will only stop for about 5 minutes occasionally and 15 minutes max for lunch
1. I generally go out slowly.
2. I intend to ride the Century in 8 hours including all stops and breaks. (Note: My last two Centuries last year took me 8 hours 15 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes.) Do not expect a blistering pace.
3. Breaks as needed but current plan is as follows:
First stop, 5 minutes. 19 miles
Second stop, 5 minutes. 40 miles
Third stop, Lunch, 15 minutes. 62 miles
Fourth stop, 5 minutes. 79 miles
Fifth stop, 5 minutes. 87 miles
Sixth stop, Finish. 102 miles
Questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 Ride Start. Fry’s Market Place at the corner of Dove Valley and N Valley Parkway.
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Where: 2800 W Dove Valley Rd. (at the corner of W. Dove Valley Rd
and N North Valley Pkwy.)
Description: A 46 mile ride to the Carefree Sundial and annual Christmas Village and tree for groups Christmas Photo. Wear your Sun City Cycling Jersey if you have one. We will return via Cave Creek. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26542608
Parking: Park to the north of Burger King in front of Barro’s Pizza
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 3rd Annual Sun City Cycling Christmas Part
and Dinner for Riders and guest. RSVP by December 1, 2018,
When: Saturday, December 8,2018.
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Chuck and Jean’s house
9843 W. Emberwood Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85351.
Description: Chuck and Jean Booth will be providing entrée. Please bring a dish to share (appetizer, salad, or dessert). Bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. Gift guidelines, not a gag, price not to exceed $10.
RSVP: Please R.S.V.P. by December 1 call (623) 846-8579
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018- 7th Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights
Raise your voices and shout, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! one more time, Hallelujah! You are invited to the Seventh Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights Ride. Join your friends and fellow cyclists for this holiday inspiring ride to put you into the spirit of the season.
What: Seventh Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights Ride
When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: Meet at 5:30 to 5:45 PM (Kickstands up at 6:00 PM)
Where: 10906 W Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ
(will be a lighted high wheel bicycle in the front of the house)
Plenty of parking on the street in front of my house
Bicycle parking in my garage in the back
Required: Helmet, front and rear lights that meet AZ traffic regulations*
Description: We will ride as a group, approximately 15 miles through the mostly deserted streets of Sun City and a couple of fringe neighborhoods to see and enjoy the Christmas lights. We will stay together as a group and ride approximately 10 to12 mph to see
the Sun City Christmas light displays; no one will be dropped. About 5 miles from the end we will enjoy the Grand Finale light display before returning to the end for refreshments. This should take about 2 hours.
Refreshments: Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks at my house after the ride.
Questions: Submit to email@example.com or 317 417 3961
RSVP: Not required but nice for planning purposes. If you decide at the last
minute you’ll be welcome.
Awards: Prizes for the best themed Christmas or Holiday decorated bike and
*§28-817. Bicycle equipment
A. A bicycle that is used at nighttime [ "the period between sunset and sunrise" -- §1-215 ] shall have a lamp on the front that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and a red reflector on the rear of a type that is approved by the department and that is visible from all distances from fifty feet to three hundred feet to the rear when the reflector is directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A bicycle may have a lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear in addition to the red reflector.
B. A person shall not operate a bicycle that is equipped with a siren or whistle.
C. A bicycle shall be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
Updates and changes will be posted on our website, (see introduction) and Sun City Cycling Facebook page. Always check before you come to be sure something hasn’t changed.