The Tusayan Tussle
When: 8am August 31 2019
Where: The start/ finish will be on Forest Road 302 located on the south end of Tusayan, half a mile east from the roundabout on Hwy 64.
Lots of parking and lots of camping options right at the start/finish area on both sides of FR302.
The route: This year’s edition of the Tussle will be a loop rather than the out and back as last year. The route will be ridden in a counterclockwise fashion with the route consisting of 25 miles of scenic remote forest service roads, 35 miles on the Arizona Trail and 1 mile of asphalt/concrete riding through Tusayan back to the finish.
****Grandview Lookout will be on the route approximately 16 miles from the finish with a requirement to climb it. The views are worth the climb up. If you fear heights, you don’t have to climb it. ******* Time bonus for the ones that climb it. Selfie pic for proof******
Fully self-supported ride. Russell tank has water and can be filtered if needed. There may possibly be a water station with limited snacks at Russell tank, mile 32. Stay tuned for more info as the ride nears.