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Tumacacori Century

Sunday 15 October 2017
Tumacacori Century
Gene Chapman Memorial Bicycle Ride
(...And a GABA, El Tour de Tucson Training Ride)
 
When registering for the ride, if you have to go back a page, ONLY USE the "Back Button" at the bottom of the page and NOT the browser back button.
Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!

 

The most popular GABA bicycle ride in Southern Arizona! Three options are available for riders from novice to very experienced cyclists: 30, 71 and 100 miles!

 

What makes this such a GREAT ride?

 

• It's October in Tucson...perfect weather for a bicycle ride.

• With El Tour de Tucson a month away, it proves to be an excellent training ride.
• The route is a mixture of flat, rolling hills , and challenging climbs, all the while being very picturesque!
• Many cyclists record their best time for riding a century on this route!
• The route is well marked (just follow the GABA signs).
• SAG (food stops) are delicious and plentiful, served by cheerful & helpful volunteers!
• Sweep support is available along the route for tired cyclists and weary bikes.
• Bike Mechanic on hand for minor repairs and adjustments.
• Eegee's lunch provided to all cyclists at the conclusion of the ride

  

RIDE DETAILS:

All route options run south through the scenic Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac and the Tumacamcori Mission, with varying distance options that will accommodate all levels of cyclists.


CHECK IN:
All options must check in at Sahuarita High School350 W. Sahuarita Rd. Take Exit 75 off I-19, approximately 15 miles south of Ajo Exit. Drive east on Sahuarita Rd to Sahaurita High School on the Left. Look for GABA signs leading you to the parking lot behind the school. Pick up route and rider instructions here.

PARKING:
Limited parking available at Sahuarita High School back lot behind the school. Follow the GABA signs for parking.

NO MASS START:
Begin riding after you have checked in and picked up your ride instructions.
 
CPSC approved helmets are required for all riders. All traffic rules must be obeyed.

STARTING POINTS & REGISTRATION TIMES:
Long: 100 MILES. REGISTER AT 6:30-7 AM
Starts and ends at Sahuarita High School.Ride to Arivaca 
Junction SAG stop via a wake-up climb up Helmet Peak and Mission Road. From there proceed on to the
Tumacacori Mission SAG. Continue riding south to the hilly Pinasco road, before climbing up River Road (highest point of ride at 3700 ft), then lose elevation coming all the way back to Sahuarita. Click Here for Map and Cue Sheet and HERE for the Ride with GPS link. 

Medium: 71 MILES. REGISTER AT 7-7:30 AM
Starts and ends at Sahuarita High School. Ride to Arivaca Junction SAG stop via a wake-up climb up Helmet Peak and Mission Road. From there proceed on to the Tumacacori Mission SAG then lose elevation coming all the way back to Sahuarita. Eegees lunch is available at the end of the ride. Click HERE for Map and Cue Sheet and HERE for the Ride with GPS link. 

Short: 30 MILES. REGISTER AT 7:30-8:00 AM
After Checking in/Registering at Sahuarita High School, drive SOUTH to the Arivaca SAG stop at Arivaca Junction (start and finish point for this option); Exit 48 off I-19 , approximately 18 miles south of Rider check in/Registration. Start riding around 9:00 AM. Ride south past Tubac to the Tumacacori Mission. Additional mileage gained by riding south of the mission to some fresh pavement along the Santa Cruz. The course is very flat and fun. Don't forget to stop for Eegees lunch at the High School after the ride! Click HERE for the Map & Cue Sheet. Click HERE Ride with GPS link. 


FEE COVERS:
Ride maps and marked routes. Many helpful, friendly volunteers covering everything from SAG, Lunch & Sweep support to minor bike adjustments or flat tire assistance. Terrific sag stops with ice water, fruit, PB & J, various snacks and cookies; some of the greatest volunteers on any ride in Southern Arizona; PLUS Eegee's subs and icy slushes, after the ride, from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Follow the GABA signs for lunch at the Sahuarita High School.


Online registration deadline is 10pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS!! Without you, we cannot put on our great rides, so please contact us now so that we can start working with you sooner to allow the most time for the planning process. Interested? Please e-mail:HERE Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@bikegaba.org. Click HERE for details of volunteer positions.


Help the ride organizer! Register early! It saves you money, and helps ensure proper planning for amazing SAG stops and enough lunch for everyone.
Early Registration deadline is 10 pm, Wednesday, October 12th.

Please click on the SEE BELOW for pricing details.
 
 

NEW!

Registration Costs:

 

 Members ONLY Fee $20 until July 30th (members must log in)

Members and Non-Members Fee $40/$60 July 31st - Oct 11th

Members and Non-Members Day of Fee $60/$80

 

            Online registration closes at 10pm on the 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.

  
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! 
When registering for the ride, if you have to go back a page, ONLY USE the "Back Button" at the bottom of the page and NOT the browser back button.
Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!


For more information, please contact your Ride Organizer(s) 
When:
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Sahuarita High School
Supported Rides
350 W. Sahuarita Rd
Sahuarita, AZ  85629
Contact:
Supported Rides
Category:
Overnights/Centuries
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
You must wear a helmet and obey all local traffic laws.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
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
$40.00
$40.00
$60.00
$60.00