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February Productive Hike – AZT Bellota

We’ll be giving the middle of AZT Bellota a winter season tune up. Meeting location is TBD.
What to bring:
-Long work pants or jeans (no shorts or strechy pants), again long pants
-Closed toe shoes/work boots
-Long sleeve shirts (recommended)
-Eye protection(Sunglasses are fine)
-Pack with at least 100oz of H20 and snacks and water(yes it’s important)
-Work gloves(we have gloves if needed)
We’ll provide tools, training, and post-hike snacks and drinks.
Never come out for a “productive hike” before? No problem! We’ll give you the training and continued guidance on appropriate tool usage.

24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

July 20th-21st 2024

Come join us outside of Gallup, NM for This is a 12 or 24-hour endurance competition held on some fun singletrack. Ride as a solo, duo, or team while hanging out in a family friendly venue in the beautiful Zuni Mountains.

This is our most popular event and provides everything that you would possibly want in an endurance race. We have an awesome venue equipped with food trucks and music, a party atmosphere complete with movies and kid’s activities, and an epic singletrack course. The course is a 13.5 mi. loop with a 700 ft. elevation gain and incorporates some technical rocky sections that are bound to make you smile. Wind and grind through meadows, pines, and aspens, or hang up your hammock and kick back with friends and family. Whether you are going for the podium or going for the party, everyone is welcome and we guarantee that you will have a great time.


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It’s that time of the month (or not)! 
Calling all pre- peri- and post- menopausal women! Let’s PLAY bikes!
This non-skills clinic is a time for us to come together and practice our MTB skills in a safe, fun, supported space 

OldSkool OG’s” 24th Annual Anti-Superbowl ride

It’s that that time of year again where we make our annual pilgrimage to the top of Charouleau Gap. This will be our 24th Super Bowl making the trek to the top.
This is an old double track rock crawling dirt road and the saddle is at a whopping 5100mountain bike
ofeet. Most of the road is very steep and it is 2400 vert feet of climbing in 6.5 miles.
Bring tons of water and some good energy snacks from the top. Even if it’s warmer at the bottom when we start it is always chilly at the top so a light extra layer is a wise thing to throw in your pack, and it will be extra protection for the very hairy very fast decent.
Be warned this is a very challenging ride with lots of chances for crashes and getting hurt. It is only for people that like pain, sweat and blood, kinda like a football player in an NFL Game !

Bear Jaw Groove

One of Flagstaff’s longest standing MTB events, held at the Arizona Nordic enter.  Escape the heat and come play in the Aspens. This is the The Bear Jaw Groove! 6 hour MTB Relay (Single, Duo, Quad) and 22 Mile Sprint, 33 Mile Endurance, and the 44 Mile Ultimate!

Registration https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Flagstaff/Bearjaw

16848 US-180, Flagstaff, AZ 86001



DECEMBER 8, 2024
100 Mile | 50 Mile | 25 Mile | 10 Mile
50 Mile Relay | Duo
100 Mile Relay | Duo | Quad
100 Mile | 50 Mile | 25 Mile Gravel Grind
50 Mile Gravel Relay | Duo
100 Mile Gravel Relay | Duo | Quad
Juniors Mountain Bike Races
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fountain Hills, AZ

Test your endurance on a 25 mile loop rolling through McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Whether you tackle the full 100 mile solo, one of our relay events, or just get the gears rolling with the 10 miler, we want to get you out on the trails to ride with us! Utilizing some of the local favorites, the loop will ride portions of Escondido, Pemberton, and the Long Loop trails. Welcome the cooler weather and race through the gorgeous Sonoran desert landscape, with some of the valley’s more iconic peaks in the background. We aim to have the right distance for anyone, so find the ride that suits you best, and saddle up for a great time in the desert!

Back for Year Two!

The Frenzy Gravel Grinder features the best of McDowell Mountain Park with less of the technical and rocky parts. Choose one loop for 25 miles or go two for 50. Can you hang with the big dogs? We have a 100 mile Gravel option as well. New for 2024…we are offering 50 mile duo as well as 100 mile duo and quad Gravel relay categories. Gravel bikes with drop bars are required for all of the gravel categories.

Saguaro Soiree


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Skills Clinic and MTB Race

Come join us for our annual women’s-focused mountain biking event! We will kick things off in the morning with some skills clinics led by pro enduro rider & owner of Adrenaline Coaching Stefanie McDaniels. We will offer different levels of clinics so there will be something for everyone.

Have you been wanting to gain more confidence understanding how your bike operates as a machine? Worried about getting a flat on the trail or breaking a chain? We will offer bike mechanics sessions led by some amazing bike mechanics!

Ready to test your new found skills? Come race against your skills-classmates and other women in the afternoon. There will be a 10 mile and 20 mile race option to choose from.

Our hope with this event is to create a welcoming, positive environment to get more women participating in mountain biking events! Any person who identifies as female, femme, trans or non-binary is welcome to sign-up.

All of this takes place along side our Tonto Mountain Rides races. Enjoy the festivities surrounding a a day of racing at Usery Regional Park. There will be games, vendors, a beer garden with football on the big screen if that is your thing when you’re not riding. Keep full and hydrated at our fully stocked Main Aid Station



Get Tickets Here

Finished your race? Hydrating? Enjoying a cold O.H.S.O. brew? Come over to the World Ride Movie Tent. This event supports World Ride, a 501(c)3 non profit that works to empower women globally through mountain biking. World Ride has programs to help get more local women mountain biking in Nepal, Guatemala, Peru, Lesotho, Botswana, and Iran.

“LIBERTAD”–2023 Saguaro Soiree debut film

In the heart of the most gender-unequal country in Latin America, Christa Castillo turns to the mountain bike to help Guatemalan women find healing and freedom… including her own. Libertad chronicles the story of World Ride’s program in Guatemala through the eyes of Christa, their first ride leader in the country.


Tickets: $20 adult, $10 child–ticket sales benefit World Ride

Royal Gorge Groove

Come join us at Royal Gorge Park in Cañon City and play on the rolling climbs and descents through the park as you take in the views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Arkansas River! These trails offer plenty of rocks to play on mixed with flowy single track to make it a speedy day taking on either one or two loops. Grab a friend and make it a relay!

All rides will start and finish at the Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort.

Picketpost Punisher – Arizona Endurance Series

Picketpost Punisher


November 16, 2024
The B (49 miles) and C (22 miles) routes will start at 7:30am. The A route (76 miles) will start at 5am.

You will  start at the Picketpost trail head off of Route 60 near Superior, Arizona. This is about 60 miles east of Phoenix and about 5 miles west of Superior. If you pass the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, you’ve missed the trailhead turnoff. You can get directions to the start here.

The trailhead has pit toilets, but no water. Also no trash receptacles – pack it in, pack it out.

Camping is NOT allowed at the trailhead. There are however,  a bunch of places to primitive camp beside the road that leads to the trailhead.

The Punisher will once again be split into 3 different lengths so that you can choose the amount of punishment you deserve. Make sure you review the GPS files.

The C ride will be the shortest AES ride ever. A measly 22 miles and about 2300 feet of climbing. In place of FR4, you’ll get to ride new trails in Arnett Canyon. The route will climb on dirt roads part of the way up Montana Mountain. The descent back down will be on the Arizona Trail back to the Picketpost trailhead. Easy peasy.

The B ride is heading south this year. It is actually a subset of one of the previous year’s A route – without crossing the Gila River. You will head south on the Arizona Trail to FR4, then turn south on FR4 (it is not closed in this area). You’ll climb up on the ever lovely Telegraph Canyon road, then down, past Ajax Mine to Box Canyon. There will be a hard left to get you over to Martinez Canyon. After traversing the “brass knuckles” you’ll end up at the Gila River not far from the Arizona Trail. Filter water at the river, then head north to the AZT – all the way back to Picket Post.

The B ride has an opportunity for a time bonus. You’ll notice a little additional part of the route in Box Canyon. This goes to a section where the canyon gets very narrow – really cool to see. This is an out and back of about 3.75 miles. Do this and take a selfie. Your selfie, along with your GPS track, will get you an hour deducted from overall time.

The A ride (aka: The Pulverizer) will be the same stroll in the park as last year. You’ll begin by heading south on AZT down to the Gila River. You’ll cross the river (good chance to filter water) and start climbing to Florence-Kelvin Highway. You’ll then bomb down that dirt road all the way to Kelvin Bridge. From there it is AZT all the way back to the start.


The A ride is a seriously difficult ride. It is only for very experienced and capable back country endurance cyclists.  One of your sources of water is the Gila River – and that needs to be filtered. If you cannot meet the following criteria, don’t even bother:

1. You must have a GPS and know how to use it. There are no trail signs and it will be very easy to get lost.
3. You need to be prepared to be on your bike for 10-15 hours or more. Some VERY fast folks have done this in 10 hours. Expect it to take longer for most everyone else. 
4. You must have lights and be comfortable with riding at night in challenging terrain.

In a race of this length and remoteness, water is a concern. Bring as much as you can! We’ve done some scouting and found some possible and some dependable water sources. Water sources are marked (as waypoints) on the GPS files.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you bring, and know how to use, a GPS for this race. The Legends of Superior section has lots of areas where it is easy to miss the trail and get off course. Using a GPS and paying attention are the best ways to stay on course and not get lost. GPS files for all three courses can be obtained at the links below.

Kentucky Camp – Arizona Endurance Series

November 2, 2024 at 9:00 am (9:15 start time for those doing the short course)

Kentucky Camp40 miles south of TucsonGoogle maps link here.

There are two options for this race(1) a 29-mile lollipop or (2) a 46-mile figure 8. There will be camping available and a post-race party in the area for those that would like to grill. This year, we are doing the Kentucky Camp as a charity event for the Arizona Trail Association. If you want to ride and are not a member, please become a member here: https://aztrail.org/get-involved/join/ 

GPX files and maps:



For help uploading the GPX files to your GPS see: http://topofusion.com/tutorials/uploading-tracks.php

Using a GPS is highly recommended!