Transit Cycles

Let's make bicycles practical again

Transit Cycles is a shop dedicated to making bicycles fun, easy and practical for those interested in commuting, touring and cargo bikes in Tucson Arizona.

October Is Happening

I can't believe its already October.  This year had flown by hasn't it?  

A few quick things before I lay out the month.  This will be the first in our new monthly series of Blog posts that will give you important info regarding the month ahead as it pertains to Transit and the cycling community here in Tucson that we hold dear.  These posts will NOT be an exhaustive list of the goings on in Tucson but will be focused on events that we will be directly involved in or think our little community may be interested.  

Coming up October 8th we are REALLY excited to host this month's Bell Joy Ride Event.  For those of you not familiar with Bell's Joy Ride event program it was built to "enable Female mountain bikers with regular, structured, fun and social rides that appeal to all levels of riders".  Transit will provide some coffee and pastries before the ride as well as offer a quick talk about bike touring/bike packing/bike camping.  Oh, and I hear there will be some cool stuff to win and some discounts available to those that participate!  All the specific event details can be found HERE.

Did you know that we do a MONTHLY social ride to visit the fine folks at Dragoon Brewery?  We do.  It is typically on the third Wednesday of the month.  We take a super easy/mellow cruise up the Santa Cruz River Path and a handful of blocks to a super secret Bat Cave* type entrance to the Brewery.  The trip is less than 5 miles and we ride slow and mellow so just about ANY bike...or unicycle would work if you would like to join us.  Dragoon is kind enough to offer all participants a $1 off their first beer in the evening and I hear that Transit may start offering some special raffles each month.  We usually meet at 5:30pm and leave the shop as close to 6:00pm as possible and it typically takes us about 20 minutes to arrive at the brewery.

One of Tucson's best and biggest events, Cyclovia will be on the 30th of October and will feature a brand spanking new route.  Even if you only love this event only half as much as we do you should consider donating to help ensure we have another 7 years of Cyclovia.  Hope to see you out there!

Just a few more items for this month.  Also on the 30th is the El Grupo Fall Fundo.  This is possibly one of El Grupo's funnest events and one of their ever so important fund raisers.  Last but not least our friends over at SDMB are having a Pint Night fund raiser hosted by the folks at Catalina Brewing.  All the details for which can be found here.  Is that too much bikes and beer in one place?  I think NOT.  I hope everyone has a fun, bikey and safe October!