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Cottonwood Owls Road Ride Planning

15 Oct 2023 7:00 AM | Tracy Randall (Administrator)

Calling ALL road riders, if you have interest in any of these rides below or have suggestions about other locations/rides that would be fun, please contact Rich Leever


Plans are to schedule the Skull Valley Loop Ride in Prescott before it gets too cold. This is a 50 mile ride with approximately 3700 elevation gain.

Possible ride to northern Phoenix area around the Anthem /Cave Creek Exit. Ride approximately 40-45 miles and have a meal after.  

Tucson -- this ride will be this year or sometime in the spring. There are several rides to do as there are a lot of bike paths in Tucson. Also considering a ride up Mount Lemmon.


There will be 2 days rides and 2 nights of overnight camping (some stay at the hotels) at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We ride 30-50 miles each day and some riders also plan a day of hiking.

We may do a ride around Wupatki Monument and Sunset Crater in the spring. This would be a 50+ mile ride and may involve one or two nights camping. 

There are at least 1-3 riders going to Park City, Utah in August 2024. We are hoping to get more signed up. They have an incredible biking infrastructure for road, gravel, mountain, and electric bikes.  

Pedal the Petrified

This ride is at the end of September/first of October every year and is limited to 250 riders -- the ride fills fast. We normally ride up the afternoon before and have dinner in Winslow at the Turquoise Room and then spend the night in Holbrook and ride 63 miles the next day. We often eat dinner in Flagstaff on the way back. 

If you have interest in any of these rides or have suggestions about other locations/rides that would be fun please send your contact information to Rich Leever


The VVCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2003 (incorporated in March 2004) to promote road and mountain bike advocacy in, and around, the Verde Valley of Northern Arizona.




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