Join us for the 2nd running of this 600k route. It
has been slightly modified this year so that the turnaround is in the
Prescott "Square." This is a great place to have lunch at one of the
many restaurants, grab a sandwich and hang out under the trees for a
few minutes before you return back to Phoenix.
The ride starts
in North Phoenix and heads into the Arizona high country for the first
400k segment. You will return to the start/finish (hotel) where you
can get some sleep or restock and head out for the remaining 200k. The
final 200k are similar to our Saguaro 200k brevet and travel to the
east valley for some gentle climbing along Saguaro Lake and Usery
The topology of this route should favor our early
summer temperatures with a cool morning start in Phoenix then staying
mostly at higher elevations during the warmer parts of the day. You'll
return to Phoenix just in time for temps to cool again at night.
The route's name comes from its shape on a map.
Just like the real thing, the route will have a sting in its tail as
riders climb Yarnell Hill and Whitespar Mountain before dropping into
the Old West town of Prescott. You will get to descend both on your
return to Phoenix!
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