This is a big loop around Lake Pleasant – almost 60 miles. It will include some trail, some dirt roads and some other stuff. You may have to get slightly creative with routing on the north end of the lake – depending on lake levels. Same with riding along the Agua Fria. Could be “interesting” if the river is high.

December 3, 2022  7:30am

We’ll be hosted by the #1 Trail Angel of the Tour Divide (Kirsten of the famed Brush and Mountain Lodge) who now has a home in Anthem, AZ and is letting us stage the ride from her casa – 2307 West Desert Hills Drive, 85086.

Parking: fill her front yard. Then overflow parking along 23rd Ave. Let’s try to keep Desert Hills Dr. clear this year.

 Please bring a beverage & snacks to share for post-ride. Let’s show Kirsten how we roll here in AZ!!

Water is available at about 18 and 20 miles in – on the west side of Lake Pleasant. After that you can probably filter from the lake or the Agua Fria (unless it is dry).

The Course:
As always, it is HIGHLY recommended that you bring, and know how to use, a GPS for this race. There will be no maps or cue sheets.

Bonus: New for 2022 is a slight diversion (.3 miles down a dirt road) on the north side of the lake to to check out Solo Spring. Take a selfie at the spring and get a 20 minute bonus. Also, there is water behind that concrete wall – a couple of feet deep. Good for filtering if you are low.


Solo Spring cave

GPX here


Note about the course – On the north side this route goes through a Bald Eagle habitat. Access is prohibited December 15-June 15. Please don’t do the route during that time. 


One response to “Pleasantville

  1. For 2021, please park in Kirsten’s front yard OR along 23rd Ave. Let’s try and keep Desert Hills Dr. clear. Coffee will be available around 7a if you need your java fix, bring a mug/cup!!
    Post ride: Bring a 6 pack and/or some snacks to help stock our generous host. Swimming pool (not heated) & hot tub will be available. Back yard is huge, plan to hang out for a while. Bring a chair!!

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