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Upcoming Events are listed below for Registration.

If you want to see a few of the past events, we've put links below to some of the photos & videos taken. Enjoy!

2022 Fall Picnic, 2022 Holiday Party 1and 2022 Holiday Party 2, 2023 SMBA Trail Workday 1 and 2 , 2023 Spring Picnic 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, JesseLee's beer tasting and ride 1 and 2, Posse Grounds concert and ride , Thunder Mountain Bikes event , Gravel Ride, 2023 Fall Picnic 1, 2 and 3 and Absolute Event2023 Holiday Party 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2024 Group Rides & Tailgate 1 & 2, SMBA Amazing Adventure Challenge 1 and 2, 2024 SMBF 12 and 3, Trail Lovers and Bike & Bean tutorial and night ride, 2024 Spring Picnic 1 & 2

Save the Dates, as these are not yet open for registration: none

Upcoming Events

    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Cherry Hill

    REGISTER HERE ON MEETUP

    Enjoy the wonderfully smooth gravel road surface on a steady but mild gradual climb up to the scenic town of Cherry, between Camp Verde and Cottonwood. This is a local's secret ride, at risk of becoming a new classic.

    Take in the great views of the Verde Valley down below as you navigate the gradual switchbacks up and through the little town of Cherry. This ride is not about the destination, but the journey.

    This ride can easily be broken into 2 or more groups: those that want to ride all the way over to Hwy 169 (and back), and those that want a shorter ride by turning around at the top of the mountain above the town of Cherry by the Powell Springs Campground.

    Additional groups will likely form depending on your riding speed given the nature of the climb.

    This is a true gravel ride, and a gravel bike would work best, however a cyclocross or mountain bike would also work just fine. A road bike is not recommended, despite some paved sections. Traffic is usually very low. Elevation peaks at 5,500 feet so wear appropriate clothing.

    Park at the large dirt parking lot 2.1 miles west of the roundabout on Hwy 260 (same "exit" as Out Of Africa Wildlife Park and Yavapai County Superior Court). This is maybe 1 mile west (guess) of the point where the paved road turns to gravel. GPS coordinates for the parking lot in Google Maps 34.59782, -111.9468

    Here's the ride map with more details
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46032108


    • 11 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Jerome

    REGISTER ON MEETUP

    Great scenic gravel ride, only 2 miles on pavement, the rest is gravel bike or hardtail MTB friendly. Road quality is generally good. Traffic is generally light.

    Steep but short climb out of Jerome followed by a few miles of rolling hills and then a long descent down to the little "town" of Perkinsville. Bring your camera for the scenery along the way.

    The climb back to Jerome is gradual and long, and has potential to be hot in the middle of the day, so we're starting this ride at 8am to beat the heat. Bring plenty of water, energy bars and a "can do" positive attitude.

    Park at the town of Jerome's huge paved lot. Go straight at the fire station in Jerome, parking address is 1350 N Jerome Perkinsville, Jerome, AZ 86331, you can also get there by searching United Verde Mine in Google Maps, https://maps.app.goo.gl/7vbSStVJaQc5QDmd9.

    Here's the ride map with more details:
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45388191

    The Town of Jerome requires a special event permit and Town Council approval for any event of > 20 people on town property, so this ride has a 20 person ride limit. Please RSVP to hold your spot.

    REGISTER ON MEETUP

    • 13 May 2024
    • 19 May 2024
    • Yavapai County


    WHEN: May 13-19 

    To join the Yavapai County Bike to Work Week challenge contact: Jen Mabery

    email: jen.mabery@yavapaiaz.gov

    Points are based on biking to work, recreational rides, and the events listed within the bike week calendar above.

    • 15 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 743 N Main St #3644, Cottonwood, AZ 86326


    Ride of Silence Group Ride

    When: 15 May 2024 5:00-6:30 PM

    Where: Verde Valley Bicycle Company

    743 N Main St. Cottonwood, AZ

    Who: All Bicyclists

    Cost: free


    The Ride of Silence is an annual multi-location, international

    bicycle ride to commemorate cyclists killed and support those

    injured while riding on public roads. It helps to raise awareness

    among motorists, the public and decision makers of the dangers

    cyclists face on the roads, especially from other traffic.

    The route will be 4 miles starting at the bicycle shop on Main St.

    in Cottonwood.

    • 17 May 2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • 1001 Main St, Clarkdale, AZ 86324


    All are welcome! Students of Clarkdale-Jerome School, families and the general public.

    Wear your helmet!

    We will ride or walk from the park to the school. Clarkdale Police Department will be there to escort for safety.

    Join us for a fun way to start the day!


    • 18 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 1284 E. RIVER FRONT RD, COTTONWOOD

    • FREE FOOD
    • GOOD TIMES!

    Start at the Youth Ballfield across the street from the Skatepark parking lot. Approx 5 mile ride through Dead Horse State Park. The ride will finish at Verde Valley Bicycle Co. 

    Please email jen.mabery@yavapaiaz.gov with any questions about the event.


    • 26 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 70 Dry Creek Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
    Register


    Date/Time: Sunday, May 26th @ 10am

    Ride/Meetup Location: Cultural Park/Dry Creek TH

    Post-ride Location: 70 Dry Creek Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 / Basecamp


    Details:

    • 10am: Park/Meet at the Cultural Park/Dry Creek TH
    • Group MTB & Road rides leave at 10:15am
    Some likely MTB Rides:
    Stirup - Saddle Up - Roundabout (6mi)
    Axis Lollipop Loop (10mi)
    Bottom Out - Grand Control Loop (10mi)
    Based on the # and interest of attendees, we will decide on routes. No drop rides. If you are interested in leading or sweeping a ride, please reach out to tracylynnrandall@gmail.com.
    Road Ride: TBA
    • 1pm ish: Pedal over to Sedona Beer Company Basecamp after the group rides  to enjoy post-ride beers with the VVCC. 

    Members only event. We need you to Register, as beer tickets will be provided to Registrants only. VVCC will provide up to 2 beer tickets/Registrant until we run out.

    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 35 Horse Canyon Drive, Village of Oak Creek
    • 45
    Registration is closed


    Come ride with us and enjoy a post-ride backyard potluck!

    There will be a road ride and several mountain bike ride options of varying skill levels. This event is for members only, so talk your friends into joining!

    Parking will be in the Castle Rock Plaza lot behind Jesselee's Craft Beer Market. Please park on the far ends so there are spots available for patrons of Jesselee's. We highly recommend grabbing some special brews for post-ride enjoyment. 

    We'll provide some beverages and snacks, please bring a dish or snack to share.



   
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