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Trail Of The Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Overnight Tour

Trail of the Mountain Spirits

Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 to Monday, Sep 4, 2017

When registering for the ride, if you have to go back a page, ONLY USE the "Back Button" at the bottom of the page and NOT the browser back button.

Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!
 
Online registration will also expire on the Wednesday prior to the ride at midnight.

This 3-day, 105 mile, loop tour, camping/lodging offers one of New Mexico's finest cycling routes in America. The ride starts in Silver City, New Mexico, only 200 miles and a 3 hour drive from Tucson.
This area of New Mexico has a rich and diverse history with beautiful forests, craggy bluffs and unspoiled wilderness. It also sports one of the first national monuments in the Cliff Dwellings Monument. 

On the first day of your bike ride, you will cycle 31.3 miles through the mining towns of Bayard with a SAG stops at 12.3 and lunch at 26 miles into the ride. The route has a nice shoulder with minimal traffic. The City of Rocks State Park is an amazing result of geologic process of erosion, and a quiet retreat. Millions of years ago, fingers of molten rock deposited copper, silver and gold that made Silver City one of the Southwest richest mineralized areas. The park offers a visitor center, hot showers, hiking and mountain bike trails. You'll have time to explore this panoramic wonder, thrown up by an ancient volcano an eroded by the wind. Camping ONLY! Click HERE for your Saturday Map & Cue Sheet.

On Sunday,  everyone will pedal 38.2 miles up the Membres Valley. This scenic route follows the Mimbres River through green orchards and small farms, and even a couple of ghost town sites. Don't forget your camera for a photo of a waterfall and of yourself crossing the Continental Divide. Lodging will be provided at Camp Thunderbird, dormitory style bunk beds and camping options underneath the pines, with hot showers and meals provided. Click HERE For your Sunday Map & Cue Sheet.

Monday is 39.6 miles with a good 3.6 mile climb to test your lower gears as you climb to your first SAG and then continue on through the pines to the historic town of Pinos Altos (which means "Tall Pines") to be greeted with lunch. You may want to walk your bike through the short main street which will take you back to the late 1800's. The last 7.5 miles is a fast downhill to Silver City, a great way to end the tour!!! Click HERE for your Monday Map & Cue Sheet.

There will be many sensations you will experience as you pedal along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. The name reflects those who have walked and pedaled through the ages and a sense of the flora & fauna that capture you.

Click HERE for combined Map and Cue Sheet.

IF YOU USE A GARMIN GPS DEVICE ON YOUR BIKE OR CAR. EMAIL ME WELL IN ADVANCE AND I WILL SEND YOU  THE GPS FILES FOR YOU TO UPLOAD TO YOUR UNIT. THIS CAN BE DONE BY USING GARMIN'S MAP SOURCE SOFTWARE. IT IS FREE FROM THE GARMIN WEBSITE: PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THIS WORKED FOR YOU! 

LIMITED MAPS AND CUE SHEETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CHECK IN, SO PLEASE PRINT OUT YOUR COPY!!!

Included in your ride fee: 

- SAG Support;
- Bag Transportation;
- Camping on Saturday night at City of Rocks State Park;
- Dormitory lodging/camping on Sunday night at Camp Thunderbird;
- Meals: Saturday Lunch SAG Stop included in fee;
- Saturday dinner included in ride fee at City of Rocks;
- Sunday breakfast included in ride fee;
- Sunday SAG stop provided in ride fee or you can eat on your own at the Mimbres Café down the road 2 miles;
- Sunday dinner included in ride fee at Camp Thunderbird;
- Monday breakfast included in ride fee at Camp Thunderbird;
- Monday 2 SAGS's on at the top of the big climb and lunch in Pinos Altos which are included in ride fee

Start time:

Check-in starts at 10:00 a.m. and rider briefing at 10:30am LOCAL TIME located at the Albertson's on Hwy 180. Please start riding no later than 11:00 a.m. Allow 3 - 3 1/2 hours travel time from central Tucson. ALL time schedules will be in LOCAL TIMEDon't forget that New Mexico is an hour ahead of Arizona.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you are interested in a weekend in the wilderness without any worries, this is the place. Volunteer your time for a complete expense free fun in the sun weekend. If you are interested or want more information on what is available, please send me an email. I am looking for 2 SAG Stop volunteers, 1 Sweep Vehicle Driver and 1 Baggage Driver. Click HERE  for more information on these positions.

Ride Organizer(s): James Harms 520-241-5556 or jim@jdhbicyclesolutions.com, and Debra Harms 520-906-4617 or deb@jdhbicyclesolutions.comRide is limited to 85 people so please register early!!!

 If we don't have a good email address, you will not receive the welcome letter! So please provide an email and be sure that your spam/junk does not block our emails.
 

NEW!

Registration Costs:

 

Members ONLY Fee $110 April 1st – June 1st (members must log in)

Members and Non-Members Fee $130/$150 June 2nd - August 30th

Non-Rider Fee = $80 (anytime)

 

 Online registration closes at 10pm on the Wednesday prior to the ride.

 Each tandem rider is required to pay. Please see the cancelation policy below.

Please click on the SEE BELOW for pricing details. There are NO DAY of registrations.
ATTENTION GABA MEMBERS: 
WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE, YOU MUST LOG IN BEFORE REGISTERING TO GET YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT!  
(no refunds will be given if you forget).

ABC/PMBC members send Supported Rides your full name, email and cell phone number so that we can set up a login and password for your online access for your discount to supportedrides@bikegaba.org.
 
ON THURSDAY MORNING AN AUTOMATIC EMAIL WILL GO OUT TO ALL REGISTERED RIDERS WITH A WELCOME LETTER AND ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HAVE CHANGED. SO PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS EMAIL IN YOUR INBOX OR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER!


When registering for the ride, if you have to go back a page, ONLY USE the "Back Button" at the bottom of the page and NOT the browser back button.
Click HERE for instructions on how to register properly for this event!


For more information please contact your Ride Organizer(s) Jim Harms at jim@jdhbiyclesolutions.com 520-241-5556 or Debra Harms at deb@jdhbicyclesolutions.com 520-906-4617.

When:
Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Monday, September 4, 2017
Where:
Albertsons Grocery Store
1956 Hwy 180
Silver City, NM  
Contact:
Supported Rides
Category:
Overnights/Centuries
Registration is required by Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Payment In Advance Only
You must wear a helmet and obey all local traffic laws.
Cancellation Policy:
GABA Cancellation Policy -
If you cancel day of the ride, no refund will be issued.

If you cancel 1 week or less prior to the ride, you get half of your money back in one of these options:
1. GABA Credits if used (these are tracked online for your next ride registration, membership renewal, etc…
2. Credit Card will be refunded
3. Check if credit card registration is older than 120 days

If you cancel more than a week prior to the ride, you will receive a full refund in one of these options:
1. GABA Credits if used (these are tracked online for your next ride registration, membership renewal, etc…
2. Credit Card will be refunded
3. Check if credit card registration is older than 120 days

In inclement weather, the ride organizer will determine the morning of the ride at the start location if it will be cancelled. Keep in mind that if the weather is bad at your location, that does not mean it is bad at the ride location. If cancelled, you will be issued a refund.
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