Sun City Cycling Club
October 4 , 2021
 
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In this Issue:
  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Membership Renewals Due
  3. October starts times and location
  4. Flat tire Clinic by Yoshi
  5. Fall Events
  6. First Thursday of October, October 7, 2021
 
1.
What a great summer we have had, with many rides, the 2nd annual “12 Hour Challenge of Sun City” which was also our first fee ride. Forty plus riders, and even with three monsoon storms coming through during the night, everyone had a great time. Several centuries completed and one rider doing 130+ miles. The fall schedule looks even better with many events and activities coming up. See Fall Events below. I’m looking forward to all the snowbirds returning to ride with everyone this fall.
   
2.
Membership renewals were due on October 1, 2021. If you haven’t already renewed do so today. Forms and instruction can be found on our website: www.suncitycycling.com. Don’t miss out on the weekly rides and the events listed below.
   
3.
Start times can be found on our website, but as a reminder in October the Tuesday rides start at 8:00 AM and Thursday rides start at 7:30 AM. Except for the first Thursday of the month rides, we have returned to the Sun City Sundial Recreation Center, corner of 103rd Avenue and North Boswell Boulevard, 14801 North 103rd Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351 as our default starting location. Meet by the sundial.
   
4.
Following October 26, Tuesday Ride, Yoshi will conduct a Flat Tire Repair and Changing Clinic. He will share all his secrets to a successful and speedy on-roadside fix.
   
5.
Fall Events currently scheduled, subject to change
a. Thursday, October 7, 2021. First Thursday Ride. See details below.
b.
Sunday, October 24, 2021. Cycle Avondale. Not a SCCC event but many of us are doing it.
c. Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Flat tire change clinic. Immediately following the Tuesday Ride.
d.
Thursday, November 4, 2021. First Thursday Ride. TBD, details coming soon.
e. Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14. Tucson Ride the Loop and GABA Swap Meet. This is tentative. Details coming soon.
f.
Thursday, November 25, 2021. Doris is leading a Turkey Trot ride Thanksgiving Day morning.
g.
Friday, November 26, 2021. 6th Annual Opt Outside Black Friday Century. Details coming soon.
h.
Thursday, December 2, 2021. First Thursday Ride. TBD, details coming soon.
i.
Saturday, December 11, 2021. Chuck and Jean Booth’s Christmas Dinner and Annual Meeting. Details coming soon.
j.
Friday, December 17, 2021, 10th annual Tour de Sun City Christmas Lights. Details coming soon.
 
All events subject to change and additions. Please watch the website and FB page and your email for details.
6.
First Thursday of October. We will ride to Wittmann, AZ. See details on the website.
Location: Asante Library, 16755 W Vereda Solana Dr. Surprise, AZ 85387
Start time: 7:30 AM
Directions to Start:
Take US 60 (Grand Ave) NW to 163rd Ave. This is the first stop light after going under the 303. Turn right on 163rd Ave. Go .8 mile and turn left on Pat Tillman Blvd. Go .4 mile and turn left on 166th Ave. Turn right and the parking lot is on your right. The ride will use county roads new to most of the riders. The roads are very low in traffic but do not have shoulders, so caution is important. We will ride to Wittmann, AZ to visit the Wells Country Store. There are no public restrooms in Wittmann so we will take a short side trip on the way there for a restroom break and may stop again on the return trip depending on the riders.
 
Ride Leader: Warren Smock, questions to me at warsmockren@hotmail.com.
 
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That’s all for now.
Warren Smock