Archives for June 2010

Sunset Trail – Mt. Elden – Flagstaff, AZ

This Father’s day weekend was supposed to be the Barn Burner race in Flagstaff, AZ, but a forest fire caused the race to be postponed. Since we had plans to go up north for the race, we decided to go for a mountain bike ride at Mt. Elden. Crystal Point We arrived Friday early afternoon to Dave’s cabin in Munds Park. We unpacked our gear and went for a short ride near the cabin. The… Read More »

Mountain Bike Ride at Pemberton Trail – McDowell Mountain Park

Tysen and I went mountain biking at Pemberton Trail this morning. This was our last long training ride for the upcoming Barn Burner in Flagstaff this upcoming weekend. There has been the oddest weather this June. It was actually cool this morning at 6:30am. I think it was in the 70’s. The cool weather brought out a lot of mountain bikers to McDowell Mountain Park this morning. The strange thing was, that there were more… Read More »

First Mountain Bike Night Ride of the Summer

It’s that time of year. It is getting too hot to ride any time except early in the morning or at night. Since, I’m not a morning person, I’ll be doing a lot of night riding. So, I charged up the helmet light and headed to South Mountain to ride the Desert Classic trail with Ramon. Since, I am training for the upcoming Barn Burner, I wanted to get some miles in with some climbing….. Read More »

Report: 2 Wheels 4 Hope Mountain Bike Benefit Race

It was the hottest day of the year so far, but that doesn’t stop mountain bikers. There was a great turn out for this years 2 Wheels 4 Hope Mountain Bike Benefit Race and Fun Ride. I’d estimate about 100 riders showed up. I’ll have to wait and check the official results for an accurate number. 75 riders showed up for this years event. This years event benefited Heidi Clayton, who was hit on her… Read More »

Papago Park Mountain Bike Ride

I went on a mountain bike ride at Papago Park today with Ramon. I haven’t been on a ride at Papago Park since…I can’t remember. Must be about 8 years or more. Everything is pretty much the same. Papago Park has trails for all skill levels. Most of the trails are very smooth, but you can find some technical areas around the little mountains. The rocks are fun to play on. Back in the day,… Read More »