LATEST NEWS & BLOGS:

♦ Steve Atkins has updated his blog with a Saguaro Ride report. Check it out here: Saguaro Lake 200km Brevet

♦ Preliminary RESULTS are now posted for the Saguaro 100k a& 200k events. Please let us know if you find any errors.

♦ Registration is now open for EoP 200k, Gila Monster 300k, Around the Bend 400k and Scorpion 600k.

♦ Stay tuned for additional brevets to be added to the calendar on our 600k weekend ...

♦ Added links to PAC Tour (Sierra Vista, AZ) brevets below.

♦ Have a Blog or report of one of our rides? Let me know and I'll link it or post it here!


Upcoming Brevets in the Four Corner States


ARIZONA 2017:

 

Date Click for details Dist Notes
1/7/2017 Saguaro Lake 200k  200k 1
1/7/2017 Saguaro Lake 100k  100k 1
1/21/2017 End of Pavement 200k 2
2/4/2017 Gila Monster 300k 1
2/25/2017 Circling Tucson 200k 3
3/4/2017 Around the Bend 400k 1
3/7/2017 Sierra Vista - Nogales 200k 3
3/11/2017 Circling Tucson 200k 3
3/21/2017 Sierra Vista - Nogales 200k 3
3/25/2017 Circling Tucson 200k 3
4/8/2017 Scorpion 600k 1
4/8/2017 200k, 300k, 400k TBD   1
4/9/2017 200k TBD 200k 2
5/13/2017 Northern AZ 200k 200k 4
6/17/2017 Northern AZ 300k 300k 4
8/12/2017 Northern AZ 400k 400k 4
9/9/2017 Northern AZ 600k 600k 4

 

Notes
1: "Main Series" - Brevets will have food, drink & support volunteers at some of the controls. Also vehicle support for a couple bikes/riders if needed.
2: "Zero Support Series" - Brevets will not have any volunteer support. You will need to be responsible for your own nutrition and transportation plans (no SAG vehicle if you DNF)
3: "PAC Tour Series" - Brevets are being developed by PAC Tour. http://pactour.com/seazbrevets.html
4: "North Arizona Series" - Support for these brevets are TBD

 


NORTHERN ARIZONA:

See: https://sites.google.com/site/northernarizonarandonneurs/

 


SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA:

See: http://pactour.com/seazbrevets.html

 


UTAH:

See: http://www.saltlakerandos.org 

 


COLORADO:

See:  http://www.rmccrides.com/brevets.htm

 


1200k EVENTS AROUND THE USA:

♦ TBD

 


AZRandon

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  • Share a ride to and from the start
  • Share hotel rooms
  • Announce training rides
  • Find other RUSA members to ride a permanent
  • Ask question about AZ brevets

For questions about the Brevets please contact the RBA.
For issues with the website please contact the WebMaster.

 



Next up:  Jan 21, 2017
End of Pavement (EOP) 200k

This is a very scenic route through Fountain Hills, East Mesa and Apache Junction. Enjoy grand views of the Superstition Mountains, Four peaks, Red Mountain, Saguaro Lake and Canyon Lake. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the mob of Wild Horses who make their home in the Red Mountain wilderness. This route starts out flat and leads you to a gradual climb up the Beeline Hwy to the fun descent past Saguaro Lake. From there, you'll climb over the beautiful Usery Pass.

Once on the Apache Trail (SR-88), the climbing really begins. You'll go up and down, pass Tortilla Flat (pictured below), then continue high into the Superstition Mountains until the pavement ends (EOP). So far, you have ridden past 2 of the 4 lakes into which the Salt River feeds. If you were to continue up the dirt road, you could see the other 2 lakes - but that's an adventure for another day!

At the EOP, you will turn around and enjoy the screaming* descent. Use caution as your speed can easily get away from you! If you have the time and inclination, the restaurant at Tortilla Flat has some really good food and some locally brewed beers. It might be just the thing you need after those climbs. After Tortilla Flat, there's still some work to do getting over the mountains. Once at the top, though, it's smooth and fast sailing back to the finish.

* Every time I've ridden this section of road, I've easily hit 50+ mph on the return descent!

The details may be found HERE

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat, AZ