We'll spend the weekend riding the Black Canyon Trail, north of Phoenix.
Saturday we'll meet at the Black Canyon trailhead about 900 am. We'll plan to ride south to Table Mesa Rd and shuttle back to Black Canyon City. Significant climbing on Saturday with great views. Bring plenty of water/food.
Sunday we'll plan to leave the KOA campground about 700 am. We'll do a shuttle ride, starting at Old Sycamore Rd off Hwy 69 and riding south. One group will ride 26 miles to the Glorianna Mine trail head off Bumble Bee Rd. A faster group will ride an additional 12 miles to the Black Canyon City trail head. The first 26 miles is on fun, fast singletrack in a generally downhill direction (some climbing and exposure also). The additional 12 miles has more steady climbing.
If you're driving up to meet us on either day please post or call so we look for you.
We'll plan to meet at Himmel Park or thereabouts at 6 AM Saturday for carpooling/caravanning. We are camping at the Black Canyon City KOA http://koa.com/campgrounds/black-canyon/. We have rented two cabins which are pretty much filled already (some space may be open). This is a nice campground with showers, pool, whirlpool and a small store. You can check into renting a cabin or tent/RV at the KOA or come up for the day on Saturday or Sunday.
Contact: Jim @[masked], or Carlos @[masked]