4100 N Harrison Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749
Yes, Mt Lemmon is right up there with the famous passes in the European tours: hardly anywhere else in the US can you climb so high for so many miles in succession. That’s why, every winter, Tucson sees packs of riders in matching jerseys, many of them speaking languages other than English, booking up the mountain.
But because the road is so long, it’s also very forgiving: the grade averages only 4.5% for 6600 feet of elevation gain over the 56-mile round trip, and the almost continuous 21-mile descent at the end is exciting without ever being terrifying.
If you haven’t ridden the Lemmon in a while (or ever), GABA can help make it easy. You can minimize the weight in your pockets because we provide four SAG stops, about six miles apart, with fluids, munchies, and healthy carbs. In honor of the pie shop that once operated in Summerhaven near the summit, the uppermost SAG will serve a variety of pies. You can also opt to buy yourself lunch at the restaurants in Summerhaven or Ski Valley at the top. In case something goes wrong, GABA provides vehicular sweep support to help with mechanical problems or provide a lift.
Members ONLY Fee $20until Feb 26th (members must log in)
Members and Non-Members Fee $40/$60 Feb 27th – May 10th
Members and Non-Members Day of Fee $60/$80
Online registration closes at 10pm on Wednesday prior to the ride. If paying on the day of the event, you must bring your membership card which can be printed out from the website once you log in or you will be charged the non-member rate.
For more information about the ride and to Register for the ride, please go to bikegaba.org.
*Remember, RSVP’ing on meetup does NOT mean you are registered for this ride, please go to bikegaba.org to Register.
Want to Volunteer? Please go to bikegaba.org, go to the Silverbell Century ride page and click on the Volunteer button.
If you have volunteer questions, contact Pam Cullop at [masked].
If you have any questions, please contact the Supported Rides Coordinator(s) at [masked].