Sat, Oct 19 | Jakes Corner Bar

Arizona Bicycle Classic

Join Jeff this October for this must-do fun bicycling event which features three distances: 28, 56, or 78 miles (a metric century plus). Entry fees range from $40 to $80, depending upon distance. Food and support included.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 AM
Jakes Corner Bar, 57564 AZ-188, Payson, AZ 85541, USA

About The Event

Note: You MUST register and pay the fees on BikeReg here.

The biannual Arizona Bicycle Classic is held in April and October during optimum weather, in order to serve up a great road cycling adventure.

This must-do fun bicycling event features three distances: 28, 56, or 78 miles (a metric century plus). Entry fees range from $40 to $80, depending upon distance.

The mild terrain along State Route 188 has some gently rolling hills and spectacular Wild West scenery. The roadway is open to traffic during the event. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, SR 188 is one of the least-traveled paved roads in the state, and has shoulders at least four feet wide for most of its length.

Our event starts and finishes at picturesque Jake's Corner, about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix. From there, riders will enjoy views of saguaro forests as far as the eye can see, as well as the rugged Sierra Ancha Wilderness and the Superstition Mountains.

All three routes pass through historic Tonto Basin, a site of the infamous Pleasant Valley Range War of the 1800's, and the subject of Tonto Basin, a 1921 Western novel by Zane Grey.

Riders who sign up for either of the longer rides get to see the beautiful crystal waters of Roosevelt Lake and ride over the iconic blue bridge. Here the road winds under steep cactus-studded cliffs, with the sparkling lake stretching out below.

At 1080 feet long, this beautiful engineering marvel is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel arch bridge in North America. You'll definitely want a photo of you and your buddies riding across this unique structure.

Registration includes complementary coffee before the start, and refreshment stations every 15 miles, with water, electrolytes, fresh fruit and healthy snacks. We also provide friendly course SAG and sweep support. Afterward, riders can kick back and enjoy a delicious post-ride lunch.

Besides having a great ride, you'll also be helping out worthy causes. A portion of our proceeds goes to the St. Vincent de Paul's Payson Food Bank and the Superior Food Bank.

Please RSVP if you want to ride in a group with Jeff.

Note: You MUST register and pay the fees on BikeReg here.

Registration is Closed

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