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ROC Riders..


Its been awhile since we’ve rode out west, visited the San Xavier Mission and made our way over Gates Pass.  I say, let’s GO!  This Sunday’s ride will start from Hotel Congress at 8am.

A and B Weekly Ride Route:   From Hotel Congress, west on Congress to A Mountain, a quick climb here en route to climbing the east side of Gates Pass, down the backside of Gates to the Desert Museum, from the Desert Museum into and around McCain Loop, exit McCain Loop on to Kinney, Kinney southeast-ish to regroup at the world’s best Circle K at Ajo/Kinney, east on Ajo to Mission, Mission south to the San Xavier Mission for a photo opp, back on to Mission to Grande, Grande to Congress, Congress back to Hotel Congress for COFFEE wherever looks best!  For a little extra, before heading into the Mission we can take Mission to the Bridge and then back to San Xavier Mission.

Team News:

Team Member Donations:  With a few team members still to raise or donate their contribution, 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 for you and for El Grupo Youth Cycling.

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

Team and Sponsor Donations to Date:  With a Goal of $15,000, ROC has raised $11,881 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!  At your leisure, 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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