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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!

GABA – OFF THE GRID-Monster Gravel- Intermediate/4/55

OFF THE GRID-Monster Gravel- Intermediate/4/55


Ride Description:
We will travel from Sonoita on a combination of pavement and singletrack to the eclectic town of Patagonia alongside the Patagonia Mountains. After climbing along Harshaw Creek we will cross the stunning San Rafael Valley, and climb over rugged Canelo Pass.

We will return on hilly pavement through “The Grasslands” to the Vaughn Loop and Papago Springs Rd. When we finally hit pavement we will roll downhill three miles into Sonoita. The last ten miles of this route are new.

In total this route is over 33 miles of gravel, 22 miles of pavement, and 3,000 ft. of climbing. It is challenging and requires intermediate+ skills.

PLEASE READ: This ride is NOT suitable for mountain bikes due significant road riding. Gravel bikes only please. It is also not suitable for Novice gravel riders. We will be riding singletrack, doubletrack, dirt roads, and may even bushwack a short section.

Bathrooms are available in the Sonoita Mercantile Country Store at the start, and at Ovens of Patagonia in Patagonia.

Ride Type: Social/Re-group.
Pace: 12 mph on gravel, 15 mph on pavement.
Terrain: 12 miles downhill to Patagonia, long uphill to Canelo Pass, then rolling pavement back to Sonoita.
Total Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft.
Traffic: light with the exception of Rt. 82. Please have rear flashing light on your bike.
Group Size: This ride is limited to ten riders.
Water: Bring enough for four hours. However, we can top off water in Patagonia

Monster Gravel Route

Participation rules:
Your GABA membership should be current. If not, please consider joining at www.bikegaba.org. Bring food & fluids for 3 hours. Front and back flashing lights are encouraged on The Loop. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. No ear buds. This ride is unsupported. Please obey traffic laws and represent GABA well.

Skill Code:
• Beg- Beginner- First timers, dirt roads.
• Nov- Novice- First year riders, mostly dirt roads, some double-track.
• Int- Intermediate- Doubletrack, singlegrack, sandy, rocky terrain.
• Adv- Advanced- Steep climbs and descents, singletrack, loose, rocky.

Terrain Code:
• 3-Moderate Hills
• 4 Long climbs and descents

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be outdoor
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.