Sunday, June 27, 2010

July 2010 Saturday Ladies Only bikeride Calendar

Good Morning Ladies
Can you believe that June is over? I can remember when each of you first joined the Ladies ride. I remember, the first year when the first ride was only 10 miles. 5 miles out and 5 miles back, and the looks on some of the Ladies faces after getting up early, loading their bikes on/in their car and driving 30 to 45 min to get to the ride and then the ride was over in less than a hour. I thought to myself that I would never see those ladies again. I did see them again and they came back the next Saturday. We road 15 miles, and each Saturday we would add two miles on the front end until we reached 20 miles. Then, we started adding 5 miles on the front end, we took the ride on the road. from Cave creek to Fountain Hills, 9 mile hill, around So. Mt. to the Towers and San Juan, to the turn off at Bartlett lake, Carefree, I 87, B-line to Shea to Bush Highway. The second year we started the new riding at 20 miles but we rode the same distance for 4 months before we took the ride on the road. The Ladies branched out and added the MS 150 to the list along with Taylor House, Amtrak Centre, Tour de Scottsdale, Tour de Tucson, Ragbrai, and Tri for the Cure. A lot of personal goals were achieved that year. Linda B started The Ladies third year by achieving her goal of crossing the US. Her journey started in San Diego Ca. and ended in St Augustine Fl. The new Ladies that joined us this April started out at the 20 mile distance, and within 2 months are riding 25 and 30+ miles. We have ridden Usery Pass, to the gate, the zoo loop and San Juan twice. We have held a clinic on gearing and tire changing, we have covered the benefits of having a high cadence. Who Knew in 2 yr and 3 months you would have achieved so much? Congratulation to you all.

The rides on the calendar this month are:

Taylor House on July 24th you can read more and sign up if interested at:

The Arizona City Cotton Classis [formerly Picacho Peak TT] time trial on sunday July 11th, A time trial is basically an all out bike ride against you the clock, to read more go to: Look for : Arizona City Cotton Classis [formerly Picacho Peak TT][Info] can sign up the day of

With this said here is: The Saturday Ladies Only bike ride Calendar for July 2010 All rides begin at 5:30 am
July 3 ____ Usery Pass/pool time _____ Patricia's Place
July 10____ Bagel Nosh ____________ Awhatukee
July 17____ PV/ Eagle Mt ridge ______ Tribe Multisport
July 24 ******* Taylor House Bike ride ***********
July 31____ Ironman Course __________ Tempe town Lake

Its hot out there Ladies, Keep drinking 8 to 12 glasses of fluids during the week and prep your water bottles.

Without you this could not be, Thank you
LaVerne 602-565-1839


  1. How do you get to Usery Pass?

  2. Take the 101 north to the 202 east. exit power road. you can park at the starbucks or the big 5 sporting store. the usery pass begins on power road head north. follow this road to a 4 way stop, turn right and begin to climb up usery for about 3.5 miles continue on to elseworth and brown turn right and take brown to power. the loop is about 18 miles.

    Im sorry that I just got this message.