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Updated 2/17/2019
PMBC Jersey PMBC Logo Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting - Saturday, March 2, 2019
PMBC's 1st Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting of 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019. It will be held at The Hungry Monk in Chandler. You can ride to the meeting with Saturday Cycling or meet the club at The Hungry Monk. Watch Notices for more information.

Mining Country Challenge - Saturday, March 16, 2019
The 27th Annual Mining Country Challenge will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The ride starts in Old Town Superior in the heart of Arizona's mining country. The 66-mile route will take riders east, passing the Ray Mine and into Winkelman for lunch. After lunch riders will retrace the route and climb the "The End of the World", a 1.5-mile climb that averages 11%. See Major Events for more ride and registration information. Volunteers are needed to help out with the ride. If you are not riding the event and can lend a hand, please Register to Volunteer.

What's New
February 13: March Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting to be held Saturday, March 2, 2019
February 13: February 9 Saturday Cycling Report added to The Hub.
February 13: Updated Ride Schedule with March 2 Saturday Cycling Route.
February 10: Updated Ride Schedule with April Rides.
February 10: Updated Ride Schedule with February 23 Wheels 4 Water Ride.
February 6: February 2 Saturday Cycling Report added to The Hub.
February 6: Updated Ride Schedule with February 23 Saturday Cycling Route.
February 3: January 26 Saturday Cycling Report added to The Hub.
February 3: Updated Ride Schedule with February 16 Saturday Cycling Route.
February 3: Updated Saturday Cycling's Mummy Mountain Route Map.
February 3: Volunteers Needed for Mining Country Challenge.
February 3: Updated Elected Officers list.
January 26: January 19 Saturday Cycling Report added to The Hub.
January 26: Updated Ride Schedule with February 9 Saturday Cycling Route.
January 26: 2019 Mining Country Challenge set for Saturday March 16, 2019.
January 20: Canada Week at the Queen Creek Olive Mill Photos added to The Hub.
January 18: The Spin Cycle Ride for January 20 has been cancelled!
January 16: Updated Ride Schedule with March Rides.
January 16: January 12 Saturday Cycling Report added to The Hub.
January 16: Updated Ride Schedule with February 2 Saturday Cycling Route.

Events This Week
February 20 (Wed) Wednesday No-Drop Ride - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
February 21 (Thur) BRAG-AZ No-Drop Dinner Ride - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
February 23 (Sat) Saturday Cycling: 8th Street Ail - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
February 23 (Sat) Sun Lakes Breakfast Ride - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
February 23 (Sat) Wheels 4 Water Ride - Water 4 Kids International
February 24 (Sun) Spin Cycle: Around the Mountain - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
February 24 (Sun) The Sunday Kickoff - Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club

Upcoming PMBC Major Event
2019 Mining Country Challenge - March 16, 2019
Saddle up, Pard'ner, it's time to hit the trail! And some trail it is! We're not talking about some easy little jaunt into the desert on some mule with no name (apologies to America) with a pick and shovel slung over your shoulder, no, Sir-ee! However, when you see what you'll be climbing, you may want to reconsider that mule! Or maybe get a mountain goat! Climb, climb, then climb some more. That's the Mining Country Challenge. It's not for everyone, but if you aspire to put your climbing abilities to the test, this really is the ride for you. (Note that only the Metric Century will be available this year.) See Major Events for more information.

Other Rides of Interest
Wheels 4 Water Ride - February 23, 2019
The Wheels 4 Water Ride is a benefit ride that starts and finishes at Happy Valley Road & I-17 at the Norterra shopping plaza. The $25 sign-up fee plus money raised through raffle prizes and donations will fund a water well for Bugunga, Uganda (plus 2 surrounding villages). This will instantly improve health and save lives! Routes of 12, 18 and 34 miles will be offered. There will be music, food, and raffle prizes following the ride. Visit Water 4 Kids International for more ride and registration information.

Bike MS: Arizona 2019 - March 30-31, 2019
A two-day fundraising series supporting The MS Society in its mission to end Multiple Sclerosis. Rides start and finish at McDowell Mountain Regional Park with options to either ride on the road for various longer distances, on the inner-park paved short route, or experience the Pemberton Loop trail ride option. See Bike MS: Arizona 2019 for more event information.

Arizona Bicycle Classic - April 13, 2019
The biannual Arizona Bicycle Classic, put on by Scenic Arizona Events, features three distances: 28, 56, or 78 miles. The ride starts and finishes at picturesque Jake's Corner, about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix. Riders will enjoy views of saguaro forests as far as the eye can see, as well as the rugged Sierra Ancha Wilderness and the Superstition Mountains as riders cycle along State Route 188 through some gently rolling hills. Visit Arizona Bicycle Classic for more ride and registration information.

Desert Classic Century - April 27, 2019
Join the Arizona Bicycle Club for their annual Desert Classic Century. Three route distances will be offered: 100, 67, and 50 miles starting at Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Company in Glendale. Visit Arizona Bicycle Club for more ride and registration information.

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