Mountain Bike America: Arizona
by Paul Beakley (The Globe Pequot Press)
© Paul Beakley/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.
Desert Classic is the easy trail along the southern side of the mountain. It's wide and flowing thru many washes. Technically easy with a gentle grade.
Most ride National Trail thru the center of the mountain. Much more technical and harder climbs makes this a freeriders paradise. Many rideable trails thruout the park. Look for the native big lizards, chuckwallas.
This is a Great ride. Mostly level with short up and downs for the first part. Great for improving your technique on the short steep climbs.
Finding the trailhead -- the route description is incorrect. The turn into the park is 1 block AFTER Guadaloupe not before.
There are also many other great and more challenging rides in the park.
Very mellow ride. Titus had a Free Demo Ride set up and I wanted to ride the Titus Moto Lite on the Desert Classic Trail however I missed the left turn at the pavillion and wound up on the National Trail. Rode the Titus on the national trail and went over the handle bars 3 times and the last I broke my GPS. After returning the bike, I went for a ride on my Custom Hardtail Montgomery Wards MTB. I took the left turn at the pavillion this time and found a very forgiving and mellow ride compared to the National Trail.
Desert Classic is a nice ride on the south side of So Mtn. Park. Great ride for the older folks who are just beginning to trail ride or for those of us who are getting old enough to fart dust.
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