January 2014 -  Let's Get This Party Started. Trail Building. Team Sign Up. Clinical skills.
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2014 has arrived! Hopefully, everyone had a great holiday season full of long rides and fun times with family and friends. Our inaugural race, The McDowell Meltdown sponsored by Global Bikes, is less than three weeks away. If you haven't already ,you can sign up here: http:// http://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/

See you out there!

- The Board

MBAA 2014 Race Schedule

Mark your calendars!!!

Info and sign up here: http://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/

Co-sponsored by:

Event Supporter:


Where, When, Who, What, How:  

Details/RSVP link

FREE food and skill clinics courtesy of Social Director Amy Regan!

Park fees:  If you plan on attending and doing trail work. you are not required to pay the park entry fee. This only applies to work days that are planned and approved through the park supervisor.  You must tell the park host upon entering that you are there for trail work.

Remember, to be eligible to win the state title, you must have a total of four hours volunteer and/or maintenence time logged.

Be sure to sign in for the work day so that the park can track volunteer hours!


So you want a shot at the Big Ring title?  Little Ring Title?
Get your team and get signed up.  Thanks to ArizonaReg.com we have an easier method for getting your team signed up.  The short story:
1) Team Captain logs in and signs up team (link)
) Team Captain pays for team
3) Team Captain selects team members by last name and zip code (they need a profile)
4) Done - verify team, ride, smile.
All rosters must be final by February 18, 2014.
More information on the teams can be found HERE



January 19, 2014

Women's Skill Clinic - presented by Giant & Javelina Cycles
Kid's Skill Clinic - presented by Trips for Kids
Global Bikes is a locally owned and operated bicycle shop that offers a wide range of bicycles including: road, mountain, comfort, bmx, and accessories for all. We offer a professionally staffed repair shop and work on any make or model. Our bike shops are located in Gilbert, Ahwatukee, and Chandler Arizona. We are known for our service and are proud to offer our Famous FREE LIFETIME SERVICE on all new bike that we sell!
Global Bikes in the Community 
Global Bikes takes an active role in the community by providing support to organized rides and other local events. You can always find us changing tubes and doing complimentary on-the-spot repairs. Going beyond the neighborhood, Global Bikes is a proud sponsor of the MBAA, MS150, Tour de Cure, Tour de Mesa, Hammerfest, Wheels of Steel, and a number of small community bike rides and races! 
Free Classes and Clinics
Global Bikes also hosts a variety of free clinics and classes that are open to everyone. Some of our monthly topics include Basic Repair, Advanced Repair, and Shifting Clinics. We also cover mountain bike skills, safety, nutrition and preparing for cycling events.
Global Bikes hosts a number of FREE group rides, both mountain and road, from beginner
to advanced. Please check our event calendar on meetup.com for upcoming ride dates.

Want to get involved? Have fun? Meet interesting and awesome

Volunteer here:



Take a second and give these awesome sponsors some extra love with a kind post on their FB page about their support of the 2014 season; it means a lot to us and to them to acknowledge their support of mountain biking in AZ.


 Kate's bar photo contest.  Best/wackiest - candid or race pic featuring Kate's bar will get 50% off entry at next event.
 Entries must be submitted via fb.
Timeline for entries will vary, keep an eye on facebook for details.

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