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ROC Riders..

Great to see so many ROC riders out and supporting the Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder and the El Grupo Fall Fondo this past weekend.  Thank you!  Since we missed the team’s monthly mtb ride on Sunday, let’s hit the dirt this Sunday!

*Interested in a cool road ride with some great scenery?  Check in with Sabino Cycles as they make their way from Sonoita to Parker Canyon this Sunday.  Ride leaves from Sonoita at the rest area .5 miles from the SR83 and SR82 intersection (right at the stop sign) at 730am.

MTB Ride Route: Plan to meet this Sunday at the Pistol Hill trailhead at 8am.  Options to ride west towards Camino Loma Alta or southeast through the Colossal Cave Mountain Park to some or all of Three Bridges.

Team News:

How to Make a Donation to El Grupo Youth Cycling:  How’s your fundraising plan coming along?  Have any new ideas or need any assistance?  Please complete all team member donations by December 1st.

Please use and encourage all donors to use Ride On Cycling’s unique donation link found on our team website on the DONATE tab.  Please ask donors to include your name as the rider they are “donating on behalf of” so we can readily track your progress against incentives as well as the team’s total donation.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life:  Join me and fellow riders on Saturday, December 7th in support of Cystic Fibrosis.  This scenic ride from Tubac to Patagonia and back has both 71 and 27 mile distances starting from Tubac at 830am.

Registration (Team Friends of BobbyV):

Ride On Cycling Winter Gear:  The online team store is now closed!  Many thanks for your support in meeting order qty minimums.  We should have gear in hand before the end of November.  Missed the order?  Let me know and we can work to pull a direct order together.

Team and Sponsor Donations to Date:  $10,431!!  Thank you!!

Ride On Cycling’s DONATION LINK:

2019 Fundraising Incentives:
Much like last year, thanks to the generosity of El Grupo Youth Cycling and the good people at Fair Wheel Bikes, below are this year’s team fundraising incentives.

FREE El Grupo Fall Fondo:  First 10 team members who raise or donate $250 or more.  Thanks for these, El Grupo!
$40 Fair Wheel Bike Gift Card**:  Each team member who raises or donates $400 or more but less than $800.
$80 Fair Wheel Bike Gift Card**:  Each team member who raises or donates $800 or more but less than $1200.
FREE El Grupo Youth Cycling Kit**:  A full El Grupo supporter kit (jersey and bibs) for each team member who raises $1200 or more.
**Team members are eligible for one of the gift card or team kit incentives only.

Team..  As a Qualified Charitable Organization, the incentive amounts align with the $400/Single and $800/Married Arizona State Tax Credit amounts.  Let’s do our part to help promote and personally support El Grupo by taking advantage of this “Donate today – Receive the full donation as a State Tax refund upon filing” opportunity!

For questions and more information on this win-win tax credit opportunity, Kate Hiller and I can be available to help.  Thank you!

Sponsor Nights:  Something new!  Something social!  Join teammates and friends alike same place, same day ,same time each month as a show of support for our generous sponsors.

Batch Cafe & Bar –  First Wednesday of every month at 6pm  (11/6)
Tucson Hop Shop – Third Thursday of every month at 6pm (11/21).
*Check the updated team website at for monthly events, ride dates and details!

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