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ROC Riders..

Whether it was mountain biking or mountain to mountain-ing, lots of quality miles put in last Sunday.  Great to see.  This week, something a bit new!  This Sunday’s ride starts from the Gavi restaurant on the southwest corner of Kolb and Sunrise at 8am.

**Quick shout out and warm welcome to Edmund Marquez and Allstate Insurance as they join Ride On Cycling as our newest team sponsor and El Grupo Youth Cycling supporter!  Welcome, Edmund and Allstate.  Thank you for your generosity!


Weekly Ride Route:   Our route, Wilmot to Wilmot to Wilmot, will take us west on Sunrise to Wilmot, north on Wilmot to the top, quick u-turn and south back to Sunrise, Sunrise west to Craycroft, Craycroft south to the Loop, Loop east bound and around to Wilmot, u-turn and repeat the route back to Gavi for COFFEE and breakfast!

Team News:

Team Member Donations:  Please remember to have your annual $250 team member donations raised and/or donated by December 1st.

If you haven’t already, please consider utilizing the Arizona State Tax Credit amounts, $400 Single, $800 Married, when making your donation this year.  Great way to have  your tax dollars work both for you and El Grupo Youth Cycling.

Questions on how a tax credit works?  Please let Kate or I know.

Team and Sponsor Donations to Date:  With a Goal of $15,000, ROC has raised $10,831 in 2019!!  Thank you!!

Ride On Cycling’s DONATION LINK:

2019 Ride On Cycling 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.

$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.

How to Make a Donation to El Grupo Youth Cycling:  Not too late for a new fundraising idea.  How about a garage sale for charity?  Partner with a business for a Percentage Night?

**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.

El Tour de Tucson:  Are you riding?  If so, awesome!  If not, please consider volunteering.  Many shifts and choices to choose from.  If riders and volunteers would like to gather post ride, let me know where you would like to meet and celebrate your accomplishments.

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 (Select “Team Friends of BobbyV”):



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.

Tucson Hop Shop – Third Thursday of every month at 6pm (11/21).
Batch Cafe & Bar –  First Wednesday of every month at 6pm  (12/4)

*Check the updated team website at for monthly events, ride dates and details!

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Ride On Cycling Website:


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