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Ride The Vortex - Sedona MS Ride

If you are interested in this ride, you must register on the NMSS website. If you wish to join our team, here is the link:
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/AZABikeEvents?team_id=314035&pg=team&fr_id=19752

Join us in beautiful Sedona for this two-day riding experience.

We'll be heading up to Sedona on Friday evening where we will have a dinner everyone on their own.

We're staying at the Cottonwood Inn Best Western which allows us to ride over to the start and back from the finish easily.

The route goes through red rocks, beautiful high desert, quaint little towns, wineries and terrific scenery.

Here's a link to the page that has the route maps (pdfs) on it (halfway down the page is the link):

http://bikeaza.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_AZA_EventDetails2012

This week (Feb. 12-15) you can register for $25 using the code word: vortex. Fundraising minimum is $250, $500 for a free jersey.

Saturday, the ride begins at 7 AM with coffee and light snacks and traverses the Verde Valley/Sedona area with fully supported rest stops, SAG and support. Lunch is served on the route and later in the evening, a dinner is included.

Sunday you can choose a route and enjoy another day of riding. A BBQ awaits at the end of Sunday's ride.

It's a great experience and lots and lots of fun.

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  • Marlene P.

    Had a great riding weekend - unbelievable scenery and everything Angelique said - hope to see even more of us out there for next year's ride!! Great Youtube video Frank! I'm going to post one to FB on my page - thanks for doing those...

    2 · May 20, 2013

  • David T.

    I concur it was a great ride unfortunately nobody
    The company signs for all the different links so there was so many people that were lost came up shorter did too much aside from that awesome people and awesome ride

    May 19, 2013

  • Frank K.

    Was great seeing everyone! I hope to be better prepared (and in better condition) next year!

    May 19, 2013

  • Terri

    Another Great ride, looking forward to next year! The views are the best!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    was a total blast! great ride, great people, good food! going to be on my list of must do rides! See ya next year!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Terri

    bring wine

    May 17, 2013

  • Terri

    on our way to our condo in Sedona, think hubby and I will just relax and try to sleep before the big day. made spaghetti if anyone would like to join us!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    if anyone wants to meet for dinner anywhere let me know, I'm alone up there tonight cuz Marlene is busy hangin' with the organizers! Tina, what you doing for dinner up there?

    May 17, 2013

    • Tina C.

      We are heading up now, not sure where we're eating. I will let you know. Something good, close, and early. I want to lay in bed and worry for 7 hrs.

      May 17, 2013

    • Ellen E.

      Hi Angelique Peggy Joni and I will be going to dinner staying at the best western call there and ask for me and we can a connect for dinner. We will be there about 630pm or 6 if traffic is good

      May 17, 2013

  • David T.

    Well I would like to do something with you guys since I am part of East Valley cyclists but I am riding with Little Caesars pizza and we are making our own pizzas or I guess being taught how to make a pizza tonight so I have to participate on how to make my way pizza woo hoo what fun

    May 17, 2013

  • Frank K.

    Ill be up there from 7-8 tonight - ride the 55 tommorow nice and slow. Staying at the best western

    May 17, 2013

  • Tony L.

    Good luck to all my awesome cyclist participating on this very important event. May you find a tailwind the entire way!

    May 17, 2013

  • Terri

    I am on the fence, thinking 90. Will see how I do on my riding this next week and decide from there...:)

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Terri

      See you guys in the am!

      May 17, 2013

    • Ellen E.

      Hi Terri Have a good trip up to Sedona and we will see you in the am to ride the 90 mile route.

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm doing the 60 cuz I am not sure I will be able to do more with those hills and the elevation....I am late getting in shape this spring.

    May 7, 2013

    • Tina C.

      I have been in "pre" Ironman training for 5 months and frankly, I'm exhausted. I just want to have fun. Ride with friends. Enjoy the scenery and not feel pressure to finish . I am excited to just ride for once. 60 sounds good to me but if I can go longer. Fine. FUN is my goal.

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what distance is everyone riding in this for Saturday?

    May 7, 2013

    • Kara W.

      I am gonna try for the 90

      May 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      more power to you Kara!

      May 7, 2013

  • Tina C.

    I'm going to ride until I can't pedal anymore.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Tina C.

    Some friends and I are at Quality Inn. I wanted a comfy bed for my tired bones. I have an extra bed if anyone needs it. My hubby is staying home this trip. Says we're too crazy!

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marlene....I am willing to room with you if you want! promise I don't snore either! let me know!

    March 23, 2013

    • Marlene P.

      Excellent - I'll message u on FB tomorrow to work out the details - thanks!

      March 23, 2013

    • Tami W.

      You guys ride hard and have fun....

      April 26, 2013

  • Marlene P.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/195246488
    This is the link to the mapmyride for the 90 mile route - with rated climbs and more detail than the pdf file they published. And here's the 70 mile first day:
    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes//view/195187924
    I think they just updated them recently FYI - the website was down for a bit, and I think the 90 used to be 94...

    April 24, 2013

    • Kara W.

      Thanks for posting Marlene! We can do it:) With all the climbing you have been doing I say put a rope between our bikes and you can pull me up the hill...lol

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • Soo B

    I'm signed up as an official volunteer so I can cheer on the girls gone riding team and of course get a tshirt

    April 22, 2013

  • Kara W.

    I joined the main street mashers this year but can't wait to see everyone out there.

    April 1, 2013

  • Terri

    I have booked a 2 bedroom lock out at the Sedona Summit condo. If anyone would like to rent the smaller 1 bedroom let me know. It has a queen bed and a queen sofa bed. Check it out at www.diamondresorts.com. Booked for Fri, Sat and Sun. Short drive to the start in Cottonwood but very nice accommodations! Call me at[masked]-9663. I am riding but the hubby is volunteering on the ride.

    March 31, 2013

  • Marlene P.

    So the Best Western is booked FYI, but there is still space at the Super 8 which is very close, and that's where Angelique and I will be - in case anyone else needs to still book a room...

    March 25, 2013

  • Marlene P.

    Hi all - late to the party this year and looking for a roomie at the Best Western... If anyone else is, let me know thanks!

    March 22, 2013

  • Raymond

    I would love to try it again, but that is the weekend before my kids and wife fly to HK for their 2 months vacation. I'm going to spend the time with them instead. Perhaps next year.

    March 20, 2013

  • nic

    I happily volunteer to be group SAG again!

    2 · February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sheryl, is there a route posted anywhere, I didn't see one on the link you attached....does this ride go up through Sedona then?

    February 13, 2013

    • Sheryl K.

      I will look for the routes. I did it last year, but am told they changed Day 1 route for this year. Last year, we went from Cottonwood to Oak Creek and Sedona and back.

      February 13, 2013

  • Tina C.

    Excited. This is my main training race this spring. Plus, you guys convinced me camping is a bad idea. I will reserve my room ASAP.

    February 12, 2013

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