Upcoming Brevets in the Four Corner States


Apr 12, Tombstone 600k, Tucson, AZ

Nov 1, Heart of Arizona 200k, Congress, AZ



Apr 12, Willard Bay & Beyond, Centerville, UT

May 17, Back Roads, Saragota Springs, UT

Jun 21, Yuba Res 300, Double Loop 400, Nephi, UT

Aug 15, Raspberry Ramble, Logan, UT



Apr 19, El Malpais 300k, Grants, NM

May 17, Valles Calderra Double Cross 200k, White Rock, NM

Dec 6, Radium Springs 200k, Radium Springs, NM



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Next up: Tombstone 600k

Tombstone OK Corral

Tombstone 600k Description

The new route has been approved!

NOTE: New Cuesheet uploaded on Apr 6

The route starts on Cortaro Rd in Marana/Tucson. The new route takes in the best parts of the old Tombstone 600k and Arivaca 400k routes. In addition, we will be visiting Arizona's wine country, ride through the bucolic Fort Huachuca area and visit Bisbee, Tombstone, Patagonia and Sierra Vista. This is Southern AZ and the Wild Wild West at its best!

Blow by Blow: First off, we'll climb Gates Pass (the easy way) in Saguaro National Park - a virtual saguaro and cactus forest. After that we're only on the streets of Tucson for a short time before heading south to the border town of Arivaca, home to the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge.

After leaving Arivaca, we'll head further south through Tumac√°cori National HIstorical Park on our way to Nogales. Before we get to the border, we'll head back north and ride through the self-proclaimed "quirky" town of Patagonia. This is a natural riparian area between the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains. Our contol is located here so we'll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the local flavor.

At this point we'll be entering the high desert wine region of Southern AZ. Elevations will stay between 4000' to a maximum of 6000' in Bisbee. Springtime temperatures should be very pleasant during the day and can be quite cool/cold after dark. The desert cools down very quickly as the sun sets. Winds can also be a friend or foe depending on one's direction of travel.

The old west town of Tombstone will be our next destination and control. If you have some time in the bank, you can visit Allen Street. Allen Street is one of the most notorious streets in the old west and is alive and well. Throughout the past 140 years it has survived two major fires, the loss of the mining industry, and countless violent encounters. Each year many thousands of visitors walk where old west heros and villains lived, worked and fought. From boomtown to bust this little city earned its nickname, "The Town Too Tough To Die". If you arrive before 5 pm, you'll see people dressed in period clothes and stagecoaches. There are even public hangings on special occasions.

After Tombstone, we'll head to Bisbee. Today Bisbee has evolved into an attractive artist colony and retirement community, known for its relaxed quality of life. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm. Bisbee is also home to one of the BEST (my opinion) boutique coffee roasters anywhere, Old Bisbee Roasters. If you're up for a fantastic brew (and at 220 miles into the ride who wouldn't be) stop by "Peddler's Row" in downtown Bisbee and Seth will supply you with your fix. You'll want to be able to stay awake to get to the overnight stop in Sierra Vista, some 40 miles distant.

After the overnight stop in Sierra Vista, you'll ride through the US Army base of Fort Huachuca. Make sure you have a photo ID or passport. Otherwise, you will not be allowed onto the base. You're going to love riding through here! Low traffic, low speeds, polite drivers, great scenery, and maybe even a few little hills. Once you exit the Fort, you will be mostly descending for the next 100 miles... mostly.

The only impediment to your descending bliss and quick return to Tucson will be an 800' 2% climb out of Green Valley. Your penultimate control will be located just before this climb so you'll be able to fuel up for the quick dash to the finish.

Come join us for some fabulous riding!