The Heart of Arizona

1st week, Saturday, November

http://bullshifters.org/heart-of-arizona/

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Cost

Average

Registration Convenience

Average

Accommodation Convenience

Convenient

Website Information

Confusing

Parking Convenience

Average

Ride options

Several rides

Route Sheets & markings

Good route sheets and well marked

Food at rest stops & finish

Excellent food and drinks

SAG Support

Ham Radio, good support

Road Quality & Scenery

Good roads and nice scenery

Course Safety

Some danger, 45+mph low traffic

Staff Friendliness

Well staffed, friendly, courteous

Overall Enjoyment

Fun ride

Perks

Minimal Schwags, poor start/finish

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    All distances will start and end in Congress. On the 104 route, you’ll get to stretch your legs as you mostly descend to the Santa Maria River along the picturesque Joshua Tree Forest Parkway. There, you’ll find the first sag. You’ll want to tank up here because the fun, er, climbing is about to begin!

    For the next 16 miles you’ll roll and climb through some of Arizona’s finest scenery. There, you will start the 6 mile descent (woo hoo!) back to the Santa Maria River and your 2nd SAG. Enjoy it while it lasts since the 10 mile climb to Hillside awaits on the other side of the river! Never fear though, the Bull Shifters will be waiting for you at the top for your 3rd sag of the day. Your reward will be lunch served Bullshifter style. You’re really gonna like it!

    After lunch, you’ll roll past numerous ranches to your 4th sag near Kirkland Junction. Century riders will go right and head for Yarnell. There’s a pretty big climb to get to Yarnell, but your reward is the thrilling 7 mile descent of Yarnell Hill! This is what you’ve worked for all day long. After the e-ticket descent, you’ll have a couple miles of soft peddling and story telling with your riding buds as you cruise on in to the finish.

    Cost

    Average

    Registration convenience

    Average

    Accommodation Convenience

    Confusing

    Website Information

    Convenient

    Parking Convenience

    Average

    Ride options

    Several Rides

    Route Sheets & markings

    Good route sheets and well marked

    Food at rest stops & finish

    Excellent food and drinks

    SAG Support

    Ham Radio, good support

    Road Quality & Scenery

    Good roads and nice scenery

    Course Safety

    Some danger, 45+mph low traffic

    Staff Friendliness

    Well staffed, friendly, courteous

    Overall Enjoyment

    Fun Ride

    Perks

    Minimal Schwags, poor start/finish

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