Phoenix Loops: A Weekly Social Ride

Phoenix Loops, a weekly social group ride for fixed and road cyclists, is hosted in Civic Space Park every Monday night at 8 p.m. by State Bicycle Co.

The route every week is different and takes cyclists all around Phoenix in a unique way.

“Its fun to come out with other riders.”

Some weeks the ride goes through sleepy North Phoenix neighborhoods, and other weeks the ride goes in the opposite direction, south to South Mountain.

This week for the 45th installment, the ride took cyclists across Phoenix, from the state’s capital to the Air Lane, a street parallel with Sky Harbor’s tarmac, in a loop that takes them right back to where they started, Civic Space Park.

Loops 45 Route

Loops 45 Route

Cody Goodman hosts Loops, and works with State Bicycle Co. Goodman sets the routes each week both for Phoenix loops and its sister ride in Tempe.

“Loops is an entry level beginner group ride, between 10 and 20 miles,” Goodman said. “So it’s a little bit less than casual, but not quite a real hard road ride.”

Adrian Brooks, a computer science major at Arizona State University, has been doing fixed races for over three years and after just recently moving to Phoenix began to do Loops.

This week was Brooks’ second ride with the group ride and he enjoys the chance to get out and ride Phoenix.

“Its fun to come out with other riders,” Brooks said. “Where I’m from its like me and two others so its really cool to see a bigger scene to be offered.”

Loops is approaching its one year anniversary and Goodman said that he is in the process of organizing a celebration for that milestone.

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