At 8:00am on Saturday, May 28, 2022
Start/End at Fort Tuthill, big lot next to the Bike Park.
This year we will be revisiting classic Elden trails, repaired after last year’s monsoon damage and open for business. We will take the Loop Trail and AZT counterclockwise all the way to Little Bear for a scenic climb to Sunset. Then we will hit all the classics – Brookbank, Jedi, Little Gnarly, climb back to Sunset via climb #3 and descend down to AZT, Lower Moto, Chimney, up Dog Food and a new kick ass section of Schultz Creek. The route will return by FUTS and Loop Trail back to Fort Tuthill. There are gas stations for those needing water: 22 mile mark- Conoco station right before the tunnel under highway 89, 50 mile mark – Shell Station right up Highway 180 and 55 mile mark – Chevron off the old route 66.
***There are logging operations happening at the beginning of Climb #3 trail. At least two small sections of the trail are completely destroyed but the rest of the trail is in good condition. Stick to the GPX track to find the trail. Old Forest Road is dusty as hell. All of these issues will make this into a tough climb, AES style.
Start time and route are provided here and it is up to the participant to understand the route, and also have full responsibility for their navigation and well being. Since the events are self-supportive, it should be understood that these are for experienced adult backcountry cyclists only. If you question your ability to complete such an event, it is best that you consider another option before trying one of these. Also, maps, gps devices, water filtration units, and other backcountry tools are methods to ensure you complete the race. Therefore it is up to you – and you alone – to ensure your safety!!