Bicycle enthusiasts of all levels can participate in Avondale’s annual half-metric bike ride. Cycle Avondale Presented by Avondale Toyota on Sunday, Oct. 24, is an official USA Cycling-permitted event.
This half-metric (31-mile) bike ride route provides a leisurely ride throughout the community for cyclists of all skill levels and will include a portion of the ride (10 miles) on the Phoenix Raceway racetrack.
The route is mostly level terrain, with minor changes in elevation entering and exiting Phoenix Raceway. Full route and start location details will be posted online.
Strava users can attempt to set the Phoenix Raceway track record. Cycle Avondale is the only bike event permitted at the racetrack.
After the ride, festivities will include music, food and drink, including local brew vendors like 8-Bit Aleworks. Exhibitors and vendors will be present as well.
Be one of the first 200 riders to register and receive an exclusive Cycle Avondale 2021 ride T-shirt. Early bird registration, by Sept. 13, is $70. After that date, the cost to register is $80 until Oct. 18. Late registration, at $100, will be accepted until start of ride. A portion of the registration proceeds will benefit the Active Avondale Scholarship Fund.
Registration fee includes:
• Secured bike route through the heart of Avondale, including views of the Estrella Mountains and Base and Meridian wetlands.
• 10 laps on the racetrack at Phoenix Raceway.
• Exclusive Cycle Avondale ride bib.
• Official ride timing. This ride is timed but is not a race. Obey all traffic laws when on a bike.
• Commemorative Cycle Avondale ride token.
• Food and beverages.
• SAG support.
The ride will start at 7 a.m.
Register online at avondaleaz.gov/rec and learn more by visiting
avondaleaz.gov/events. Contact 623-333-2400 or activeavondale@
avondaleaz.gov. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available; inquire for details.