Don’t Miss Out on Mountain Biking in the Moonlight

Every summer, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation put on night rides at McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Estrella Mountain Park and San Tan Mountain Regional Park. These rides are great! Make sure you bring a high powered light, helmet and plenty of water. Also, make sure you bring a little cash with you, because each park has a vehicle parking fee. These aren’t guided tours, but the trails are marked well and volunteers will sweep the… Read More »

White Tank Regional Park Mountain Bike Ride

Had a great mountain bike ride today on the competitive loop out at White Tank Regional Park with Ben and Wyll. The trail is in very good shape. We rode 21 miles which was 3 laps non-stop. It took me about 7 miles to warm up, feeling very sluggish at the beginning. Both of Ben and Wyll are very strong and fast. If you chase those 2 around, it will only make you faster. I… Read More »

Mountain Bike in the Moonlight at McDowell Mountain Park

I finally got out to one of the mountain bike night rides put on by Maricopa Parks and Recreation at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. I have been a few times in past years, but haven’t been able to make it this year. It is getting more popular every year. If you haven’t been out there for one of these, you need to go. The turn out is awesome! I heard that officially there were 140… Read More »

Desert Classic to Telegraph Pass – South Mountain Park

Amazing! I got to ride my mountain bike in the middle of the day in the middle of the summer. Why? The monsoon rains kept the temperature below 100 degrees. I headed out on Desert Classic in a slight drizzle about 3:30pm, hoping for more days like this during the summer. I decided to test my endurance, since I haven’t been riding to much because of the heat, and I don’t like to get up… Read More »

Trail 100 – Phoenix Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike Ride

Our Wednesday mountain bike was at Trail 100 this week. Tysen, Ramon and I started our ride at 6:15. The temperature wasn’t that bad, but the humidity was high. The monsoons were all around us, but never quite reaching us. We started at the parking lot on 40th and Shea, leaving the parking lot to the south. Tysen started out at a blistering pace. Ramon and I were suffering while trying to stay on his… Read More »

Desert Classic Mountain Bike Ride

Tysen and I went for a mountain bike ride about 6:15pm out at Desert Classic. It was really hot! We started out strong, but the heat got to us at about 6 miles into the ride. We both need to get acclimatized to the heat. It usually takes 2 or 3 rides in the heat for it not to effect you too much. The arriving monsoon really helped out late in the ride. It cooled… Read More »