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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
December 16, 2017   Annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights.  Details to follow. 

Sun City Cycling Club Chapter Weekly Rides
Weekday rides every Thursday.  We ride 35 - 50 miles at 14-15 mph.  We usually meet at the Sundial Recreation Center in Sun City but check the information above and the schedule below for possible other meeting places on the last Thursday of the month.
If you would like more information please contact Chuck Booth--623-846-8579  or jeanbooth1@juno.com;  
or Warren Smock--317-417-3961 or warsmockren@hotmail.com
or you can find us on Facebook. Search for group Sun City Cycling Club
 

 Upcoming rides                          All rides start at Sundial Recreation Center unless otherwise noted below.
November 16 7:30 am
start - Sundial Rec Center  . 
November 23    Thanksgiving Day - Ride to be determined
November 30   7:30 am  start - Sundial Rec Center
December 07  TBD  TBD
December 14  
TBD   start - Sundial Rec Center
December 16    5:30 pm Speical event: Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights.    Details to follow

 

Three Sun City Bicycling Routes with connectors

These three Sun City bicycling routes are North Route, Central Route and the South Route.  All routes are within Sun City.  

The connections between the loops are as follows:

  1. Between the Central Route and the South Route use 103rd Ave.
  2. Between the Central Route and the North Route you can use either Boswell Ave or Burns Dr or Lindgren Ave.

North Route:  10. 3 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25221933?privacy_code=w7XQ2jUZ3z4bgmMv

Central Route: 9.0 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25222833?privacy_code=E3PI4OrwUdCtKo22

South Route: 8.2 miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25224607?privacy_code=M7NnD7Q1HuuoyzFg

 

Sun City Cycling Club Chapter Ride Routes

The following are some normal rides that the group does on their Thursday rides.  All routes may be modified during the ride depending on the weather and desires of the group.  Most have at least one stop for restrooms and coffee/snacks. 

Things you should know:

1.     The letter designations have absolutely no significance;they are just a way to easily identifyon Facebook or emailwhich ride we might be doing on any givenThursday.  Example ride A is no more or less important thanride E.  

2.    The Ride with GPS link should take you to that route.  If it doesn’t work you can go to Ride with GPS (http://ridewithgps.com)  and do a search for SCCC rides. 

3.    I have adjustedthe cue sheets so they should match the courses, but be aware that you should at least have an overall idea of where you are going, etc. before heading out.

4.    Mileages should be good unless notedotherwise.  Inseveral places Ride with GPS doesn’t recognize some streets, trails or connectors that are used.   These have been noted in the descriptions and also the cue sheets adjusted to keep you on the actual route.

5.    Any positive suggestions or comments are appreciated.  You can send them to me atwarsmockren@hotmail.com

6.    More rides will be added as we develop more routes and longer routes. 

Enjoy.
Sun City Cycling Club Chapter Ride Descriptions and Links
Route Distance Name Direction Description Designed Ride with GPS Link. Comments
A 38 miles SCCC Karl's Bakery/Spoke and Wheel Loop Southeast Route to Karl's Bakery, Spoke and Wheel and various eating establishments via the AZ Canal Trail and back home by streets. Chuck Booth/ Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11871619
B 37 miles SCCC Kneaders Bakery Loop South Route to Kneaders Bakery at shopping center at 99th Ave and McDowell Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11872150 The GPS map and the cue sheet do not match. Use the cue sheet.
C 36 miles SCCC Mormon Temple Run North Route going north to see the Mormon Temple and then over Thunderbird Park Hill and stop at Dunkin' Donuts. Mtn. and lake views along the route. Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11876576
D 42 miles SCCC The General Store West A nice lollipop ride to a real old western general store in Waddell, AZ. Nice views of the White Tank Mtn. and horse farms on the return trip. Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11366108
E 39 miles SCCC Vistancia Loop Northwest Sundial RC to Vistancia and then to an actual sundial. Route goes north to see the longhorn steer and a little hill work before heading west to Vistancia. Safeway foods and a couple of eating places are located in Vistancia. Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11887684 An alternative is to take the Discovery Trail from the sundial back to El Mirage Road and Safeway before heading back to Sun City.
F 43 miles SCCC Tour de Sun Cities - No Festival West A nice little tour through Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Grand, but does not go out to Sun City Festival. Be aware that GPS doesn't recognize Deer Valley Connector at approx. 17.5 so course is 4 miles shorter than the Ride With GPS link and map shows. Cue sheet is correct. Warren Smock http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11888196
   G   42 miles     SCCC South  Paradise Bakery        Ride   Southwest    A ride to Paradise Bakery at McDowell       and Estrelle coming home via the New       River Trail.   Warren      Smock    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12238363

Sun City Cycling Club Chapter Century (and optional routes) and cue sheets:

You are advised to use the maps and not the ridewithgps cue sheets as there are errors on them.  If you want an excel spreadsheet with correct cue sheet, contact me at lci1429@hotmail.com 

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12428945              100 miles.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12428878              70 miles

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12428807               50 miles

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12428756              40 miles

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12429558              34 miles

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12490674              25 miles

 
 
Safety Tips:
 
Lane positioning and group riding:
Three items that we should consider in road positioning:
  1. At intersections:  You should be positioned in lane that will take you in the direction you plan to go when departing the intersection. 
    1. If there is a right or left turn lane and you are going straight, you should be in the lane that goes straight. 
    2. Often there is no right turn lane, stop in the middle of the straight lane to allow cars which want to make a right turn to come up on your right.
    3. If you are going right stop in the right turn lane or the right portion of the straight lane in the absence of a right turn lane.
    4. If you are going to make a left turn, stop in the left turn lane or the left portion of the straight lane in the absence of a left turn lane.
  2. Riding in the lanes:   You should ride in the right most part of the lane as is practical and safe.  The last portion is very critical:
    1.  If the lane is too narrow for a car to safety pass, you should take the lane (ride in the middle) to force the car to pull into the parallel lane to pass you.
    2. Do not ride on the edge of the road on narrow streets; that will encourage drivers to squeeze by you.
    3. Always move over as soon as it is safely possible to allow traffic to pass.  This is the law if more than 4 vehicles are backed up behind you.
  3. Group riding:  When riding in groups of 6 or more with traffic approaching from behind, it is wise to ride two abreast and in a nice tight formation.  This prevents traffic from squeezing by you and also shortens the distance by ½ that the traffic has to travel in passing the group.

 

Your safety comes first but courteous behavior is always a positive in sharing the road.

 

Happy and safe riding.

 

Warren Smock

LCI 1429

 
 
Below is a simple diagram that will explaining proper thought process in bike lane use.  Keep in mind the AZ law, statute 28-815 Riding on Roadway and Bicycle Path; Bicycle Path Usage.
 
Club Photographs

Memorial Day Ride

May 25th Ride-Lake Mary/Mormon Lake 




Tucson Ride March 3-4
       
August 25, 2016 - Sun City Visitor's Center
                    
 
 
Uptown Farmer's Market Ride
August 20, 2016
 
March 20, 2016
 SCCCC's Inaugural Century Photos
Eight riders completed the SCCC inaugural century.  Left to right.
Ron Gurth (in front), Tom Dunn (1st centruy), Bruce Lenn, Susan Shiring (1st century),
Warren Smock,Yoshi Sano, Jerry Hansen, Teri Trollope.
 
 
Our ride to Lake Pleasant! 
   
  

  
Sun City Cycling Club Chapter First Ride, Oct 2015.

Original Sun City Bike Club in 1960!

  
Fourth Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights Ride was a great success.  We had 20 riders, a good time was had by all!   

    
 
 
Nov. 11-13, 2016, SCCC Tucson Loop and Swap Meet Rides
 
 
 
 

Archived Information:


Information on April 27, 2017 ride.
A different start location

Start: Rose Mofford Sports Complex

         9833 N 25th Ave,

            Phoenix, AZ 85021

Time:  7:30 am

Route: Low 50's mileage.  Ridewithgps route:   ridewithgps.com/routes/20392802

             The route will take us thru some lovely Scottsdale and Paradise Valley areas before picking up the trail from Scottsdale to Tempe Town Lake.  We will return home via downtown PHX.   

 

Directions to Rose Mofford Sports Complex:    

                                 Two options:  1.  Go east on Peoria Ave, go under I-17 and at top of hill turn

                                                          right on 25th Ave.  Complex is 0.5 mile on your left.

                                                     2.  Go east on Olive Ave (turns into Dunlap), go under I-17 and

                                                          turn left on 25th Ave.  Complex is 0.2 mile on your right.

Hope to see you all there.

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