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Owls Head Butte Challenge
Saturday January 30th to Sunday February 7th, 2021
Distances 104 mile, 63 mile, 36 mile.
Start/Finish: Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd, Marana, AZ 85653 or ANYWHERE, USA.

The Owl Head Buttes consist of six Buttes or peaks of which all beg for your interest. The reward is wonderful views of Picacho Peak, The Catalina Mountains, and the suburban greater Tucson areas. The area is thick with Sonoran Desert vegetation. The only downside would be the power lines dissecting the Buttes

The 104 mile long stretches of straight flat roads will be perfect for practicing group or pace-line riding skills. Not ready for that many miles? The 63 mile Loop and 36 mile Out & Back are fun alternatives. Pick the distance that suits you and come ride with us.

Course Maps                                                                              

How it works: 
1. Register on the GABA website. Registration fee for members and non-members is $25.00.

• If you like to ride with friends, invite them to register and join you on your ride as long as  there are less than 10 of you in a group and you maintain social distancing. You can't share miles but you can share in the experience.

2. Start your ride from Marana, Tucson or Anywhere, USA (we do encourage you to ride one the Owls Head Butte routes).You will have a week to complete the ride Saturday January 30th to Sunday February 7th 5:00 pm.

3. This ride is on your own. There will be no volunteer support for this challenge and no Day of Registration. 

4. Join the virtual community of fellow riders through our Strava Group, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA) Encourage your friends and talk smack about who will complete the challenge.

• Log your ride in the GABA Strava Group.
• Label your ride Owls Head Butte Challenge
• Supported Rides will monitor the GABA Strava Group to see who has completed the Challenge.

Participants will receive:

A $4:00 Off Gift Card for MOD Pizza.

 How to Join the GABA Club on Strava:
Go to the "Explore" tab at the top of your strava page, then click on "clubs". It will take you to a new page. There, type in "Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA)" in the club name, then type in "Tucson" for location. Click "Cycling" then you can hit "search" . GABA should come up on the top of the list. Click on "Greater Arizona Bicycling Association" and it will take you to the Club page, there should be a "Join" button to join the club and that's it.

From there you can look over the club page to see the "leaderboard", "recent activity", "members'', and "posts" at the top of the page.  You will also see "This week's leaderboard" and "last week's leaderboard".

Whenever you ride and use Strava, your ride will automatically be loaded into the GABA club stats.

How to join strava?
How to Join Strava for Challenge



Online registration is open January 1st.
On-line registration will close Saturday February 6th at 10:00 pm.

Each rider is required to register. Fees are per 
rider, not per bike (both riders of a tandem must register separately.) 

*  Registration fee is $25.00 for members and non-members. The fee will not increase and there is No Day of Registration.

Register Now!

Where your ride fee will go:                                                        

 10% of your ride fee will go to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to help those in need during this time.

Ride Specific Information:                                                           

If you have questions about this ride, please contact Colleen at