One of the most beautiful places to ride in the Valley at the foothills of the Superstitions!
We will have a local rider (thank you Roy!), who knows the best trails to ride, and will lead us on a great day of riding. You will experience the sweeping turns, the sweet flow of the trails, some technical (steeper, steppy) sections that will put a wide grin on your face! Not to mention the spectacular scenic back drop of the Superstition Mountains. Plan on 18-20 miles, 3-4 hours. This ride is for experienced, intermediate riders who can ride technical trails and for longer periods of time.
THE RIDE START TIME IS 10:00 AM. FOR THOSE COMING FROM SCOTTSDALE, WE CAN CARAVAN or CARPOOL, LEAVING AT 9:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF YOU WANT TO CARAVAN. Please arrive early to gear up as we will start the ride at 10:00.
Gold Canyon is southeast of Apache Junction, a quick, easy, well-worth it 40 minute ride from Scottsdale (the 101 to 202 to the 60) but don't shy away because of the drive. There is minimal traffic on the weekend and the beautiful destination is worth the ride!! You won't be disappointed.
We are meeting at the Peralta Trails Elementary School parking lot Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/WUdezh4uTgN2
No mountain bike ride is complete without re-hydrating and re-fueling after the ride so plan on extra time to join us for lunch at a great local Mexican restaurant!
TRAIL MAP: http://singletrack.us/gallery/Arizona-Trail-Maps/Phoenix-area-Trail-Maps/Gold-Canyon-12-22-12
PROPOSED ROUTE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE - MAPS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT RIDE START
My phone # is[masked] if you have any questions.
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