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Saturday Long Ride - Time Change 6am

With the heating up around the Valley, the seasonal time change for the Tri-Scottsdale Long Ride each Saturday is in effect. The ride now starts and 6 a.m. from the Panera Bread at Scottsdale & Double Tree Ranch Roads.

This time will remain in effect until September or October, roughly, depending on how long the hot weather sticks around this year.

On the Road During the Gainey Ride

The Tri-Scottsdale Tuesday Gainey Ride has become one of the most popular in the Valley. Leaving year around at 5:30 a.m. from the Gainey Village Health Club, it has become one of the largest and fastest short rides (25 miles), usually has aorund 70 cyclists and boast having hosted a large number of professions athletes while visiting here.

The following video was taken on April 18, 2017 as the lead group heads eastbound on McDonald Road with professional triathlete Lewis Elliot setting the pace.

Zwift: A New Approach to Trainers

A couple of months ago I heard about a new start-up called Zwift. This California-based company was asking for beta testers for their new software program which connects computer-based cycling trainers in an online world and allows you to compete and race against others. I requested a beta account about four months ago and just last week received an invitation.

Hidden Hills Ride

Thursday sees the group heading east through Scottsdale to the Hidden Hills area. This is a hard ride which covers 5 climbs before regrouping and heading back to Gainey. There is an alternative B ride which leaves at 5 a.m., runs a slightly longer route (30+ miles) and is of a more social pace. Winter Season Notice: if the morning temperature is below 42 degrees, the workout is considered ‘cancelled’. A few athletes will usually still be there, but numbers will be limited.

Location

Gainey Village Health Club
7477 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
85258 Scottsdale , AZ
United States
33° 33' 54.3492" N, 111° 55' 14.2068" W
Arizona US

Gainey Ride

This is our most popular ride and is often 70+ riders strong. Covering a clockwise route through P.V. and Phoenix, it is a mostly flat ride some rolling hills at the beginning and end. Winter Season Notice: if the morning temperature is below 42 degrees, the workout is considered ‘cancelled’. A few athletes will usually still be there, but numbers will be limited.

Location

Gainey Village Health Club
7477 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
85258 Scottsdale , AZ
United States
33° 33' 54.3492" N, 111° 55' 14.2068" W
Arizona US

Founded in 2006 by local triathletes Preston Miller, Lewis Elliot and Marc Rubin, Tri-Scottsdale is a non-profit organization and triathlon club, dedicated to helping athletes of all levels reach their potential, from beginners to elite to professional triathletes, through daily workouts, beginner clinics, and athlete mentoring. Our annual Tri for the Cure AZ brings all members together to support a great cause, having raised over $300,000.00 for cancer research.

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Saturday, Nov 25, 5:30am

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Monday, Nov 27, 5:30am

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Tuesday, Nov 28, 5:30am

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Wednesday, Nov 29, 5:30am

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