CycleMasters fall and winter season begins

Cyclemasters show off their new cycling attire!

Cyclemasters show off their new cycling attire!

Ted Belanger

This November has proven again that the SaddleBrooke CycleMasters continue to shine within the community. Whether it is doing community services like the road clean-up projects or supporting the Tucson Marathon Water Stop and Bike Patrol or collecting food for the local food pantry or donating bikes to the children at the local schools, the club members give back to the community in many ways.

During the next few months we will again feature separate articles about these efforts our club members unselfishly participate in.

You will be able to notice us even more easily now in our new cycling attire. Thanks to Dan Garand, our jersey coordinator, we have a new bright design for both our jerseys and jackets. These new items will help us be more visible since safety is always our main concern.

We kicked off our season on November 9 with our annual buffet dinner at Nona Maria’s Restaurant in Oracle; 57 Cyclemasters enjoyed this delicious pizza and pasta buffet. A special thank you to Pat Somerhalder for her continued service on organizing this fun event.

On November 17, 18 and 19 we cycled around Las Vegas with 42 members. These rides included the Red Rock Canyon Park and the River Mountain Loop Trail, with views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. We will talk more about it in a featured article.

On December 6 our club gave back to the community by supporting the Tucson Marathon. This effort involves more than 40 members working the water stop and the bike patrol.

In April, the Club has scheduled a West Coast cruise, where we can ride bikes while touring the cities in San Francisco, Santa Barbara and San Diego. This should be a great adventure! More to follow in the next few months.

Our club members ride four days a week with various levels of rides and distances. We ride both inside and outside of SaddleBrooke. Come join us! As our motto says, “We ride for fun, fitness, friendship and community support.”