Meet at Trader Joe's at Oracle & Magee @ 900 am to carpool, or at the American Flag Ranch trail head in Oracle @ about 9:45 (see directions below).
We will ride the AZT out to the windmill and on the recently completed newer sections, then Cherry Valley Wash to the Mariposa Trail into Oracle State Park and loop back to the AZT on either the Wildlife Corridor Trail or Manzanita Trail.
Intermediate level ride, about 18 miles; approximately 3-4 hours with stops. Lots of short climbs, but not a technical ride. Leg protection may be helpful due to cat-claw. Regrouping at intersections; no one left behind.
Directions to American Flag Ranch TH: From Oracle, turn south at the eastern intersection of AZ 77 and East American Avenue, drive 1.5 miles on American Avenue, and then turn right onto Mount Lemmon Road. Continue 4.0 miles to American Flag Ranch Road and bear right (west) to reach the trail head.
Bring $$ for lunch at the Patio Cafe after the ride! http://oraclepatiocafe.com/