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The Last Owls Head Butte Century

  Owls Head Butte 2016

Owls Head Butte Century

Sunday, February 5, 2017

 
Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!
 

The Owls Head Butte Century has been a wonderful ride for the past few years from the Picacho Peak Century to what it is now in the Marana area. Supported Rides at GABA is retiring the Owls Head Butte Century in order to develop a new ride in a new location. In the mean time, we hope you enjoy this ride on February 5th, 2017.
 
The Owl Head Buttes consist of six Buttes or peaks of which all beg for your interest. The reward is wonderful views of Picacho Peak, The Catalina Mountains, and the suburban greater Tucson areas. The area is thick with Sonoran Desert vegetation. The only downside would be the power lines dissecting the Buttes 


All riders will start and end at Ora Mae Harn Park across from the Marana Town Hall and upon return, have a delicious Post Ride lunch (included in the price of the ride) waiting for them. Owls Head Butte Century will offer three ride length options: Short (S) (36 miles), Medium (M) (63 miles), and Long (L) (104 miles). If you haven't done this ride (under its previous incarnations of Picacho Peak or Park Links Century) in a while, it's time to give it another try!

 
Check out our photos from the 2016 Owls Head Butte Ride HERE
 

Registration time: Color wristbands will be issued at check in to better service all ride participants. This will help identify you as a GABA rider, and entitle you to every service provided to paid riders.

 
 
-Rider Reg/check in at 7:30. Be on the road by 7:30 AM for the LONG (L) 104-milers
 
-Rider Reg/check in at 8:00. Be on the road by 8:00 AM for the MEDIUM (M) 63-milers
 
-Rider Reg/check in at 8:30. Be on the road by 8:30 AM for the SHORT (S) 36-milers
 

Finish Time: Post Ride Lunch at the finish location of Ora Harn Park will be open until 4:30 PM. Choose a route that will allow you to finish easily by 3:30 PM, when the course closes, so that you can be sure to enjoy the food that we'll provide!

 Change to 104 miles route! Get details at rider check in.

LONG (L) - 104-Milers: Please be on the road no later than 7:30 AM. Follow the cue sheet and head south on Sanders, to Sandario Road and then traverse east on Twin Peaks Road. Zip down the sweet descent on Tangerine into Gladden Farms back to the Park. Grab a snack and some energy drink and then join the 36 &  63-mile riders. Enjoy a total of 2285 feet of climbing along the route. Click HERE for your Map & Cue Sheet (limited quantities will be available the day of). Click HERE for your GPS file if desired.

 

MEDIUM (M) - 63-Milers: Please be on the road no later than 8:00 AM. Head up the frontage road past Red Rock and turn on Park Link Drive. Enjoy the view of Picacho Peak from the SAG stop, about 5 miles up Park Link Rd, then continue up to Route 79. Turn around at this point and enjoy a nice downhill return back to the SAG and in to the finish. You will endure a short 1489 feet of climbing as you negotiate this route. Click HERE for your Map & Cue Sheet (limited quantities will be available the day of). Click HERE for your GPS file if desired.

SHORT (S) - 36-Milers: Pedal through Marana following your map, cue sheet, and the bright yellow GABA signs. Head up the frontage road past Red Rock and then right onto Park Link Drive. A SAG will be located about 5 miles up the road. Turn around here for a 36-mile ride or continue up Park Link Rd as far as you like, turn around and enjoy the view of Picacho Peak and you cruise back to the SAG. Return via the same route. There is an easy 428 feet of total accent for you short riders. Click HERE  for your Map & Cue Sheet (limited quantities will be available the day of). Click HERE for your GPS file if desired.

 
PLEASE PRINT OUT YOUR MAP & CUE SHEET AS THERE WILL BE A LIMITED QUANTITY OF MAPS AT CHECK-IN ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE.

 Course Markings: The course will be marked with our free-standing white, triangular-shaped GABA Signs, featuring colored arrows for each route length. (L) LONG - Green Arrows; (M) MEDIUM - Yellow Arrows; (S) SHORT - Pink Arrows.                     
 
Want to help?   Everyone needs to take a turn to help make all our GABA rides a success! You could help at registration before the ride, or at a sag stop along the course, or as a sweep vehicle to help cyclists with problems. Click HERE for more volunteer information about the different positions. Please email any of the following; Volunteer Coordinator Pam Cullop at volunteer@bikegaba.org. Or, contact the Supported Rides Coordinators Jim Harms, Pam Cullop or Colleen Giles at  supportedrides@bikegaba.org.
 
NEW!
Registration Costs:
 
Members ONLY Fee $20 until Dec 5th (members must log in)
Members and Non-Members Fee $40/$60 Dec 6th - February 1st
Members and Non-Members Day of Fee $60/$80

Online registration closes at 10pm on Wednesday prior to the ride; If paying on the day of the event, you must bring your membership card which can be printed out from the website once you log in or you will be charged the non-member rate.
 
You can pay your fees either with a check, cash or credit card. Each tandem rider is required to pay. Please see the cancelation policy below.
 
Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO RECEIVE THE EARLY REGISTRATION FEE. THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER ONLINE, CAN ONLY REGISTER THE DAY OF AT THE HIGHER RATE.
  
 If we don't have a good email address, you will not receive the welcome letter! So please provide an email and be sure that your spam/junk does not block our emails.

ATTENTION GABA MEMBERS: 
WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE, YOU MUST LOG IN BEFORE REGISTERING TO GET YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT!  
(no refunds will be given if you forget).

ABC/PMBC members must contact Supported Rides for your online discount code at supportedrides@bikegaba.org.
 
ON THURSDAY MORNING AN AUTOMATIC EMAIL WILL GO OUT TO ALL REGISTERED RIDERS WITH A WELCOME LETTER AND ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HAVE CHANGED. SO PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS EMAIL IN YOUR INBOX OR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER!
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When:
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
ORA MAE HARN PARK I-10 to Exit 236, then towards Circle K on Sandario. Follow Sandario southbound to
13250 W Lon Adams
Marana, AZ  85653
Contact:
James Harms
Category:
Overnights/Centuries
Registration is required by Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Payment In Advance Only
You must wear a helmet and obey all local traffic laws.
Cancellation Policy:
GABA Cancellation Policy -
If you cancel day of the ride, no refund will be issued.

If you cancel 1 week or less prior to the ride, you get half of your money back in one of these options:
1. GABA Credits if used (these are tracked online for your next ride registration, membership renewal, etc…
2. Credit Card will be refunded
3. Check if credit card registration is older than 120 days

If you cancel more than a week prior to the ride, you will receive a full refund in one of these options:
1. GABA Credits if used (these are tracked online for your next ride registration, membership renewal, etc…
2. Credit Card will be refunded
3. Check if credit card registration is older than 120 days

In inclement weather, the ride organizer will determine the morning of the ride at the start location if it will be cancelled. Keep in mind that if the weather is bad at your location, that does not mean it is bad at the ride location. If cancelled, you will be issued a refund.
Registrants & Fees
$60.00
$80.00
$40.00
$40.00
$60.00
$60.00