Dirt Ride

November 4th

Hi GS riders and other dual purpose bike riders.    Fall dirt riding weather is here and I’m ready to get dusty.  I am again going to start the season with an ascent up Pinal Mountain just South out of Globe.That’s where the communication towers are as high as they can be at about 8,000 ft. The ride is close to 20 miles up a graded dirt road up from the base out of Globe. I checked the road out last week and its in good shape all the way to the top .It is a gradual, slow speed climb that an intermediate rider will enjoy and the views along the way of the Dripping Springs Mountains and valleys to the N and S are spectacular. There are many photo op locations.  Lunch after we are back down. This is just a casual ride and anybody is welcome to join in at their own pace. 

 

MEET :  Monday  Nov 4, 2019   8:00 AM     Depart from the Valero station and Basha’s lot in Catalina at the intersection of Oracle & E Golden Ranch Rd Near the South end of Catalina

 

ROUTE:    Paved Hwy 77 to Globe. Graded dirt road to top of Pinal Peak.  Paved Hwy 77 Back S to Winkleman and then graded dirt roads back to 77 just N of Catalina.

 

EQUIPMENT:  Mild off road tires OK,  snacks and water, self repair and tire tools, cell phone

 

RIDE TIME:   Expect a full day ride. Home to Catalina about 4:00.  You can shorten the return time by taking HWY 77 to Catalina instead of the dirt road.

 

Questions:    Phil Curtis     pjccurt@gmail.com   520-975-1809

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