In Tucson everyone is always talking about the Shootout as the best group bike ride, which it is. But there is another group ride in Tucson called “The Tuesday Ride” which, in my opinion, is just as fast and hard but not as long.
If you want to get in shape fast do both The Tuesday Ride and the Shootout.
The Tuesday Ride is short and fast! This ride has a little of everything: flats, rollers, and a short killer climb. The short killer climb goes over the back side of Gates Pass.
The ride starts from University and Park on Tuesday mornings. The ride start time varies from 6 AM in the summer, 7:00 AM in the spring and fall, and 7:30 AM in the winter.
Check out the profile blow at about mile 24. That is the back side of Gates Pass. Have fun!