MOUNTAIN BIKING THE ARIZONA TRAIL

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  • 8:22 am - 8:22 am
Presented By: U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Trail Association

NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT 50th Anniversary Event!

MOUNTAIN BIKING THE ARIZONA TRAIL 

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Arizona Time (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Utah Time)

Location: Orderville Trailhead in the North Kaibab National Forest

Directions: From Kanab go south on U.S. 89A toward Jacob Lake. Drive 1.5 miles past Jacob Lake on 89A to Forest Rd 205/247. Turn right on 205 to enter the Orderville Trailhead Parking lot. Allow 40 minutes drive time from Kanab to the trailhead. To carpool from Kanab, meet at 8:00 AM Utah Time at the Amazing Earthfest Information Table, Kane County Office of Tourism, 78 South 100 East, Kanab.

Description: National Scenic and Historic Trails connect some of the crown jewels of America’s Public Lands. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act with the Arizona Trail Association and the North Kaibab Ranger District on this 18-mile out-and-back ride through beautiful Ponderosa Pine and Pinyon-Juniper forest along the Arizona National Scenic Trail.  https://youtu.be/woI1Ia1fY8k

This segment of the AZ Trail is mostly flat and considered an easy ride. Experienced trip leaders will be your guides. Before starting, Arizona Trail Association staff will offer a brief history of the trail and the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act. A shuttle will be available at Government Reservoir, the turnaround point, for any riders who may prefer to stop at nine miles.

Bring a bike in good working order suitable for dirt single track with rocks and roots, helmet, riding gloves, appropriate foot wear and extra clothing, water, spare tire tube and snacks. A support vehicle will be staged at the 5-mile point.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Allison Ayers

Event Contact Phone: 928-643-8149

Event Contact Email: allisonayers@fs.fed.us

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