Sedona Big Friggin Loop

Sedona Big Friggin Loop (SBFL)


March 21, 2020 8:30am

We will be starting and finishing at Bike n Bean with beer and pizza. Bring $10 if you want to eat and drink. DO NOT PARK AT BIKE & BEAN PARKING LOT ! PLEASE SPREAD OUT AROUND OAK CREEK VILLAGE WITH YOUR CARS.  This will help with distributing our cars among the shops that are there instead of taking up all the parking at one specific spot.

Upon finishing, stick around for the post-ride party at Bike n Bean. Bike n Bean will be providing FREE beer; pizza will be available and will typically comes in waves of 4-6 boxes for anyone that pays $10.

The Route:
Route for 2020 is here. Make sure you download the new track since there are changes to the course this year.

See TopoFusion’s Tutorial on uploading GPX tracks for help loading the GPX file onto your GPS.

Route Warning:
Due to the nature of this route, I strongly advise you to have a GPS with the GPX file loaded, and some of the maps below. Sedona is generally a well-marked area, nonetheless, as you will see, there are tons of trails that deviate from the trail (unmarked most of the time). I highly recommend that you either pre-ride the trail or consider take a GPS on the route. ESPECIALLY if you are a local and think you know the trails/route, you need a GPS. It’s the only way to be sure you ride the correct course. The route doesn’t necessarily take the most obvious or most ridden connections.

Suggested Maps

Available at Bike & Bean in Sedona


Sedona Map

Topo Maps of Sedona



Use the following comment section for questions, comments or heckling.

24 responses to “Sedona Big Friggin Loop

  1. Is the 2020 route the same as the one posted above for 2019?

  2. How friggin’ long is it?

  3. I submitted an entry for the Sedona Big Friggin Loop. Haven’t received any confirmation. Is the course for 2020 available? Thanks. Jim Gibson


    I got topo fussion. how to you open the maps with it> why not use an easier map system like trail forks?

  5. 2020 route is posted. Small change from last year’s, so make sure you download the new one.

  6. Joseph,
    It’s a .gpx file, use whatever mapping system you want. Trailforks, Topofusion, RidewithGPS, Komoot, etc. For navigating the route, you probably want a GPS unit of some sort: Garmin, Wahoo, etc. Lots of turns on this route.

  7. Does the rain situation change anything?

  8. There might be a few of us camping here 34°44’24.7″N 111°47’56.8″W, if you are looking for a spot 15min South of Oak Creek.

  9. is there a written description of the route?

  10. Is this still happening? Given the Covid-19 situation I assume this is cancelled??. Given its nature, an event like this could easily be done w/o any close interaction (assuming we skip the post-race pizza!), but even travel for non-essential activity is (understandably) being heavily discouraged.

    • Chad sent out an e-mail. Official race/ride is canceled due to virus. People are still free to ITT the course on Saturday at 8:30 or any other time though, as it’s not really a social activity if you avoid the pizza/beer after.

      Anyone know what course conditions are like right now? Looks like 40’s and rain today, 50’s and mostly cloudy tomorrow, and 50’s and cloudy on Saturday. Will they be at all dry, or muddy mess?

      • Rick Honsinger

        Another consideration if planning to ride the Sedona course is the water level of Oak Creek.  It has been high lately and the snow on the rim is probably going to make it uncrossable on Saturday.

      • Sandstone is wet. The creeks have water flowing down them. The sand is hero dirt.

  11. For anyone doing an ITT, reports indicate the Oak Creek is running very high & swift. Do not attempt to cross it. Here’s a reroute using the bridge at Red Rock State Park. We’ve gone that direction in year’s past, please respect the park and pay the entrance fee. You can download the updated route at RidewithGPS:

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