Day Three: OK, you’ve had your warmup… time to get into the gnar! This morning we’ll hop in the van for a 45 minute shuttle up Mt. Lemmon to Red Ridge, which drops off the back side (north side) of the mountain for almost 4,000′ of rocky, chunky backcountry riding. After traversing around to the northwest side on a deserted fire road, we’ll drop into the 50 Year trail system. Depending on how the group’s feeling, we can extend the ride and knock out close to 25 miles today. The shuttle will allow us to max out the “climb to descend ratio”, but expect about 2000′ of climbing with almost 7000′ of descent!
Day Four: Ready for more chunk? Good thing, since it’s on the menu this morning. Once again, we’ll shuttle up to Mt. Lemmon (a different spot this time) for a proper “Lemmon Drop”, which includes the trails of Bug Springs, Prison Camp, the AZ Trail, and Milagrosa. Expect lots of rocky tech and chunk on today’s ride, but damn it’s so much fun! All told you can expect around 18-20 miles with 1500′ of climbing and over 5000′ of descent!
Unfortunately the trip comes to an end after our ride today: expect to be done by about 1pm so you can time your flight (or drive) home.