Who are we?
The Wheezers and Geezers are a bicycle-riding group that meets
every Saturday morning in Paradise Valley near Phoenix at the traffic
circle at the corner of Invergordon and Northern as late as 8:30 a.m. in
winter and as early as 6 a.m. in the hottest summer months. We also have weekday a ride from the same
location on Wednesday morning at the same time as the Saturday ride.
Click the "Local Rides" link at the upper left of this page for more
The summer start time may be pushed up to 6 a.m. during
especially hot periods in June and July, so if you're interested in this ride, we suggest
subscribing to our E-mail list (see links at left). Riders range in age from their mid-20s to their
60s. New riders are welcome, but they should be comfortable riding in
tight packs and be able to ride at speeds of more than 20 miles per hour
on the flats while drafting. Cornering skills are also appreciated.
Helmets are required, and aero handlebars are discouraged for safety
reasons. There is no formal ride leader. Everyone rides at his or her
own risk and is responsible for any injures caused to himself, herself or
to others. This is a pickup ride and is not sanctioned by any group or
Once riders learn the route, slower riders find that there
are shortcuts that enable them to catch up with the group again, if they
Our usual route curves through Paradise Valley to
reach Double Tree Ranch Road, then east on Double Tree Ranch to Via
Linda, left on Via Linda to Mountain View, right on Mountain View to
124th Street. Left on 124th Street to Via Linda, right on Via Linda to
the top of the hill inside the Hidden Hills community. After riding back
down the hill (for those who didn't wimp out and bypass it) and
regrouping at the bottom,
the ride descends west on Via Linda to its intersection with Mountain
View, where many of the riders stop for coffee at AJ's. From AJ's, the
ride may return to the starting point via either Mountain View or Via
However, instead of the above route, we sometimes take
an alternate, longer route with more hills. On this route, we also end
up at AJ's for coffee.
If you would like to stay informed about our ride schedule, you
can subscribe to our email list by clicking the "Mail List
Subscribe" link at the left of this page. There is also a link
at the left to a map showing the starting point of the ride.
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