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Old Pueblo MTB Midday Mayhem

mountDawn Patrol Eastside :::::
Vail Vortex and more!
This Midday Mayhem is one of the Eastside’s favorite rides! We will start at the GG opening to the Vortex, head South and take the bikes towards Post Comeda ranch. Then its around the campgrounds and towards the back side of the Pistol Hill piece of the AZT. At Pistol Hill road we will take the sweet sweet downhill back to the Vortex and finish strong on the dirt back to the vehicles.
If you haven’t seen the Faerie tree, talk to your ride leader, maybe a detour can be planned 
RIDE GUIDES ::: Eastside Instigator Aric Jack will be your Ride Leader for this Dawn Patrol
DIFFICULTY: Blue, Friendly for most levels of riders, nothing too techy, There is a long slow climb for the first 1/3rd of the ride however, got to pace yourselves.
DISTANCE: about 14-16 miles
MEET TIME: FIP (Feet In Pedals) @ 10 AM, so Meet about 0945. (approx ride time 1.5 – 2.5 hours)
PARK: The dirt lot to the left at Garigans Gulch 9243 S Camino Loma Alta, Vail, AZ 85641

SPONSOR/ORGANIZER :: #OldPuebloMTB #MiddayMayhemEastside w/ Aric Jack & Co.

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Tommy Knocker 10

For those that don’t know, we lost two giants of the Silver City community in October 2022, Alex Olsen and Martyn Pearson. Not only did Alex and Martyn own the local bike shop, Gila Hike and Bike, they were also heavily involved with the local high school teams as coaches. As for Zia Rides, Alex was a long time Zia Rides employee and close friend, and Martyn was a true driving force behind the Tommyknocker. The Tommy Knocker 10 is now dedicated to Alex and Martyn, so help us keep their memory alive every year by making Tommy Knocker our biggest and best event.

With the help of the Villag

and the USFS we officially moved the event venue onto the grounds of Historic  in 2023. For those that made it in 2023, you are fully aware what an amazing improvement this was to the event. Better venue and a new and improved course make the Tommy Knocker 10 a great start to the Zia Rides Season.

Curve through the beautiful grasslands surrounded by enormous juniper and cottonwood trees, get a little bit wet riding through fun stream crossings, and see beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and meadows. The course is an intermediate 13+ mi. loop with less than 1000 feet elevation gain.

Bring the whole family for a weekend of killer riding, hanging out in the spooky but cool Fort Bayard staging area, and then go for a soak in local hot springs while sightseeing in the Gila Wilderness area. The Tommy Knocker 10 makes for an amazing getaway weekend of recreation and fun. We hope to see you there!