Grupo! Mike Geddes (Mose’s papa) here.
Here are the basics for Mountain Biking in the Catalina Mtns (Mt. Lemmon) this Sunday:
Prison Camp/AZ Trail (loop)
8am=Clip-in at Molino Basin Campground Parking lot. We’ll ride up to Gordon Hirabayashi campground, then back down to Molino Basin (Wahooooo!!!). Back at the parking lot, we’ll re-group, load the vehicles up, then head up to Summerhaven, snacking and re-hydrating on the road.
Please check out this link to Sonoran Desert Mtn Bikers’ info that trail: http://www.sdmb.org/trails/prison-camp
Aspen Draw/Ski Valley (loop)
11/11:30 = Clip-in at Summerhaven, in the big parking lot just as you enter the village (it’s in front of the new “Pie Restaurant”). Via singletrack and Ski Valley Rd, we’ll ride up to a large dirt pullout near the top of Mt. Lemmon, then down the Aspen Draw Trail(!!) to the parking lot. At that point, we’ll regroup, decide whether to eat pie, or giant cookies, or pizza, or…(I bet that new pie restaurant has sandwiches as well…). After re-fueling, depending on the timing, and drivers/groups of riders, some of us may want to ride that Aspen Draw loop again, instead of heading straight home…
Here’s the sdmb.org link for this trail: http://www.sdmb.org/trails/aspen-draw
2p-4p = Back in Tucson
You’ll need to bring $5-10 for lunch, a change of clothes, your camelback full of water, tools, extra tube, air, a helmet, gloves, shoes, and, uh, your well-tuned, fully-operating mountain bike, and most of all, a great attitude:) Drivers will pack lots of extra water.
IF YOU WANT TO RIDE, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS POST ASAP. IF YOU CANNOT RIDE, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY.
FYI: So far, we have 3-4 vehicles, which have room for at least 4 bikes and 4 humans (including driver and his/her bike).
Noe Gamez can meet riders at the clubhouse at 6:30a, leaving no later than 7am.
Mike Geddes (388-0016) has room for 1 more rider, will leave my midtown casa at 7am.
Mark Franklin is NE of River and Craycroft, & may have room for 1-2 more riders.