The Bull Shifters Bicycling Club was started in 1986 as an employee club of Honeywell Bull, a mainframe computer company. We were oriented toward families, we rode the canal paths, and stopped at yard sales. Over the years our club evolved into a faster paced and more long distance cycling club, but maintained the friendly, fun camaraderie with which we began. Our club is dedicated to both fun and fitness on a bike.
While originally a racing club, our members now ride a brisk pace. We meet every Saturday morning throughout the year. Our rides range between 40 and 65 miles with a breakfast stop for those who like to eat and socialize. We do a variety of rides each month exploring most parts of the valley. In addition, we host the Heart of Arizona, we are instrumental in our support of the Phoenix Tour de Cure, and we organize other special rides throughout the year.
Monthly rides are posted on our website. Club meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Chino Bandido, 6:30 p.m., at 310 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023.
The club has organized group rides every Saturday, starting and ending in Moon Valley Park in north-central Phoenix. Our faster ride group typically averages 19-20 mph and our moderate pace group will average 15-17 mph. We will typically regroup at planned rest stops. Helmets are required to ride with the club as well as paid membership after an introductory ride with the group.
STARTING LOCATION and START TIMES
Our Club rides start and finish at Moon Valley Park. Here is a Google Map to MV Park: https://goo.gl/maps/8R4yEgi794zLoY5n6. Our ride start times are approximately 1/2 hour after sunrise. This allows most people to ride to the start location without the need for lights. Follow the link for Bull Shifter Rides & Events for more information.