Joey's AZ Ride (JAZ Ride)
Organized by Joey Lord
April 25th to 30th
I am putting a road ride together starting on Sunday the 25th of April and ending on the 30th. I am calling it Joe's AZ ride (JAZ Ride). I was lucky enough to be taken (shown) on this very similar route two years ago and thought this would be spectacular to share with my friends....
Starts in Tucson and returning in Tucson. It is a six-day ride with long days, and you need to be self-sufficient (no support truck). We would be staying in hotels at days-end. You will need to book your own rooms & pick your roommates. I have a list of hotels for each night. If these fill up, you need to get creative and find a close one that works (so get in early). I have chips for GPS that GPS-Kevin helped with, but, if for some reason the chip doesn’t work, well, find someone to ride with that the chip works... We did this and it was great in 2019 and was going to in 2020 but we all know what happened. It is on!
Day 1 (330mls) all milage listed is approximate.
It will leave Tucson and head south to kit peak then onto the Gadsden Hotel. This is an amazing place with lots of history.
Day 2 (350mls)
Leave Gadsden Hotel and head to the Coronado Trail. This is one of, if not the best roads as it twists and turns all the way north to our next hotel in New Mexico.
Day 3 (360mls)
We will leave New Mexico and head to monument canyon and valley then onto Mexican Hat.
Day 4 (350mls)
Leave Mexican Hat and see Mexican Hat then either take the red option (just a detour that sees different stuff) and take the ferry then back to the main route or stay on the blue to the Spider Rock, Bryce Canyon and we stay in Panguitch.
Day 5 (340mls)
Leaves Panguitch and heads south through Kanab and then onto Page through Jacobs lake, then to Winslow for the night. Be sure ti get a pic at the “standing at the corner in Winslow Arizona”.
Day 6 (270mls)
From Winslow it’s of south again past Theodore Roosevelt lake then through mine country where you can stop and enjoy the sites of a working mine. Finally, back to Tucson where it all began or off to where you come from.
Last time we did this ride we used local hotels as a place to store vehicles while on the loop if needed. Also, if a room is needed before and or after the ride that would be something to consider on your end as well.
This should turn out to be a fun ride with lots of stories and laughs. There is a lot of things to see along the way that I didn’t list so plan on stopping and soaking in all there is this place has to offer. If you are interested, I will send a list of hotels that will work for the ride. I worked out suggested gas and lunch stops but as always do your own thing, it's your ride, your vacation. Maybe next year will do it again... on a different date.
RSVP to me so I know who's in.
25th Day 1 Gadsden Hotel
Address: 1046 G Ave, Douglas, AZ 85607
26th Day 2 Largo Cafe & Motel
Address: US-60, Quemado, NM 87829
27th Day 3 San Juan Inn
Address: US 163 & San Juan River, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
28th Day 4 BryceWay Motel
Address: 429 N Main St, Panguitch, UT 84759
29th Day 5 La Posada
Address: 303 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047