Flagstaff Az Dual Sport / Adventure Ride July 19 & 20 by Coconino Trail Riders

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  1. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    The Coconino Trail Riders of Flagstaff will be putting on a Dual Sport / Adventure ride on July 19th and 20th, 2014. The 2 day event will have A, B and C/Adventure Bike routes through the pine forests of the surrounding area. If you haven't had a chance to experience the Flagstaff area riding, this is a great opportunity to see what's up here. Entries are limited, so make plans and sign up now!

    Information and sign up link at http://coconinotrailriders.org/

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  2. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Wish I could make this. Beautiful area. CTR is a great group who helped us with a ride plan back in '09. Our group of 5 from the San Diego area had a great time with their assistance.

    I'm sure they have some outstanding loops planned out.
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  3. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Oh hell yes.

    I'm in.
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  4. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    I cross posted this event to the AARG site to get some more exposure.

    Any good campgrounds nearby? I saw a KOA not too far from the Elks Lodge.
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  5. azsandrider

    azsandrider Adventurer

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    I'm interested but have not found any info on the type of roads/trails and difficulty levels. IF I go, I would like to know what bike to ride, my GSA or WR250, or DR350 (if I don't sell it). Obviously, the trail descriptions would help me decide.
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  6. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    Here's some more information. Thanks the the cross post Sonoran. I don't think I met you in my days in the valley. I left there a few years for the higher life. Looking forward to meeting you and hope some others come up for the fun! Nightstalker, 4Play, OldtimerTC, Refokus, et al where are you? There's a route for everyone. Pick your ride for the level. The A routes will definitely be challenging and a smaller/lighter bike would be the choice for that. Some really nice single track. The C route is targeted at the bigger dual sports and shouldn't be a problem for anyone with some fire road kind of experience. I'll get some more info on the routes and post.
    General Information:

    2 Day Registration—$125.00 Includes Sat./Sun. breakfast buffet, Sat. lunch, Sat. dinner, Roll Charts, GPS tracks and event gift.

    (kb edit: single day registrations no longer offered - sorry)

    Passengers ride for free, but must purchase food tickets.

    AMA sanctioned, AMA membership not required.

    Limited to highway registered and insured motorcycles, licensed operators only.

    For information on hotels and camping, go to Flagstaff, AZ camping and lodging.

    Ride information

    The event is headquartered at the Flagstaff Elks Lodge, 2101 N San Francisco St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

    Dual sport A, B, & C-Adventure bike routes available both days

    A routes –include FS roads and single track

    B routes - include FS roads, some single track and primitive roads

    C / Adventure routes –FS roads and semi-maintained FS roads.

    All routes will include some paved roads and city streets. (make sure you are equipment legal).

    Sat. routes are approx. 160 miles, with gas @ 65 miles and 100 miles

    Sunday routes are approx. 60-80 miles, with gas and participant provided food @ 40 miles.

    All routes will circle the San Francisco Peaks in the beautiful Coconino National Forest.
    Saturday’s route will take you to Munds Park for lunch, served by the Munds Park Fire Department. Sundays route will take you to the beautiful Mormon Lake.
    *NOTE* Mid July is normally the rainy season in Flagstaff, so come prepared.
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  7. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Hey Kb,

    Long time no see. This sounds right up my alley. If I am not up in Colorado doing the BDR that week I will be there.

    Thanks for hosting !!!
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  8. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    Hey Todd! Long time no see/ride. Yep, this will be right in your wheel house. Don't know if you've riden up here much, but there's more then I knew about for sure. The routes are being laid out by some guys that have been riding here a long time. Hope to see you then.

    kb
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  9. F_G

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    I'm signed up, should be a great time.
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  10. fuggy

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    Sounds like a good time and great excuse to get out of the PHX HEAT.
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  11. verboten

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    Just signed up. This will be a great time, CTR knows how to put on fun events.
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  12. McKay

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    I might try to make this. Will be staying with folks in Prescott if it works.
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  13. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    Hope you can make it, but just to let you know, Prescott isn't all that close to Flagstaff. About 1.5 hours by slab, a bit longer by one of the many dirt passages available.
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  14. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    Went out last weekend to help with the tracks for this event. Actually, didn't really help, just rode along in support. Had a blast! This is gonna be a great event. A riders will be challenged. B riders will have a lot of fun. C riders will have some great views and cover a lot of really nice fire roads through the pines.
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  15. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Are the routes being made up for big bikes? Or is the A loop for small bikes? I am thinking of coming up but want to know what they are planning as they are calling it a dual sport event which I would not think is for small bikes doing single track.
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  16. verboten

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    I rode some of the A single track last month with some of the club members. Fun on the small bike, doable fun on a DR650 size bike, would be tough (if skilled) on a big adventure bike. A dual sport does not equate to A enduro difficulty as laid out IMHO cause I am far from comfortable on narrow A stuff. The B & C stuff is supposed to be big bike friendly. I say bring the bike you want to ride and there will be an appropriate route for what you bring.
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  17. kbblue

    kbblue mmmm... dirt...

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    With such a wide range of dual sport bikes these days, and with them getting more capable all the time, A/B/C are getting more blurry than ever. I'll try to get more info on the whole trail as I only did some of it. Based on what I've seen, here's what I'd be riding:
    A - My KTM 450. Don't think I could do this route on my KLR because of ground clearance and tight quarters.
    B - I could probably do either but would again go with the KTM because it's a long two days and I'm not as, uh, conditioned as I once was to muscle the KLR.
    C - The KLR for sure. Comfy...

    Hope that helps. Would be great to ride with you again Drew! Bring the rest of the crowd!
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  18. 4play

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    Bring the big bike, I've been on your "big bike friendly" rides & you obviously you don't understand the concept. :lol3

    Ride the Africa Twin through the A loop just to see that WTF look on the faces of the 450 and under riders faces :wink:
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  19. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Are you thinking of going up Buddy?
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  20. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Checked my calendar & I'm out
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