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PMBC members lead weekly rides throughout the year on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursday nights.  The Weekly Rides link takes you to a listing of rides organized by day of the week.  The Annual Events link takes you to a listing of events that happen on an annual basis, the Club Routes link takes you to the Club route library in RideWithGPS, and the Club Events in RideWithGPS takes you to the Club's Events page in RideWithGPS.

Weekly Rides
Annual Events

Weekly Rides


Visitors and non-members are welcome to ride with us one time before joining the Club.  All riders are required to sign the PMBC Waiver of Liability before participating in Club rides.

EVERY SATURDAY, Saturday Cycling

The BIG WEEKLY RIDE FOR EVERYONE, starts from Kiwanis Park, SE of Mill Ave and Baseline Rd. We rotate between more than a dozen routes, and at least two distance options are always offered (~2 5miles, and 35 miles or more). The standard (shortest) route is a NO-DROP ride, with Certified Cycling Instructor Kathy Mills riding sweep. Beginners and newcomers are always welcome! There is an optional breakfast stop near the finish. We meet in the parking lot on S All America Way nearest to Mill Ave. The start times throughout the year are: January 8:30 a.m., February 8:00 a.m., March 7:30 a.m., April 7:00 a.m., May/June/July/August 6:30 a.m., September 7:00 a.m., October 7:30 a.m., November 8:00 a.m., December 8:30 a.m. Contact Ken St. John.

EVERY SUNDAY, The Desert Breeze Spin-Cycle
Join this Sunday ride option from Desert Breeze Park located between McClintock and Rural, Chandler Blvd. and Ray along Desert Breeze Blvd (north parking lot). Rides are 40 - 50 miles (with cutoff short route options) and the ride is generally dedicated to pace line riding at about 20-22 MPH. Breakfast near the end of the ride. Come join us! The start times throughout the year are: The start times throughout the year are: January 8:30 a.m., February 8:00 a.m., March 7:30 a.m., April 7:00 a.m., May/June/July/August 6:30 a.m., September 7:00 a.m., October 7:30 a.m., November 8:00 a.m., December 8:30 a.m. Contact Neal Thomas, Mike Kirk, or Glen Fletcher if additional information is needed.

EVERY SUNDAY, The Sunday Kickoff
The Sunday Kickoff no-drop group rides at a typical speed of 16-17 mph and our overall average speed is about 15 mph. For route information, visit the event calendar page here. We ride from Panera Bread, NE corner of Ocotillo and Arizona Ave, for a ride of 25 to 30 miles, with breakfast at Panera after the ride, with start times of: January-February 9:00 a.m., March 8:00 a.m., April 7:30 a.m., May 7:00 a.m., June-August 6:30 a.m., September 7:00 a.m., October 7:30 a.m., November 8:00 a.m., December 8:30 a.m. Visitors and non-members are welcome. For more details contact Sunday Kickoff.

EVERY WEDNESDAY, Wednesday No-Drop Ride
Each Wednesday morning is an opportunity to join us for a no-drop ride in the Southeast valley (Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert). The ride distance and pace is set according to who comes for the ride. Usually not less than 20 or more than 40 miles distance. About 12 mph with beginners to short runs of 20 mph with wild animals pedaling. We usually ride from Desert Breeze Park in Chandler or Stroud Park in Tempe and have breakfast/brunch after the ride. Visitors and non-members are welcome. For information regarding start time and route details, please contact the ride leader at Wednesday NoDrop.

EVERY THURSDAY Night, BRAG-AZ No-Drop Dinner Ride
'Bents and uprights are both welcome to our no-drop dinner rides Thursday nights (except Christmas & New Years) in Scottsdale. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Bike Emporium, 8433 E McDonald Dr, SE corner of Granite Reef, next to Bashas. Helmets and lights are required. Routes 10-20 miles, average pace 11 mph. For more details, contact Alex Anderson, 480-577-9687 or join the BRAG-AZ group at Yahoo.com.

Annual Events


San Tan Century (open to the public) - January
Mountain Country Challenge (open to the public) - March
Tour of Flagstaff (members only) - Summer
Tour de France Party (open to the public) - July
Chili Cook-off (members only) - October
Geno's Ride  (members only) - December
Christmas Cookie Ride  (members only) - December
(more to come)