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Intermediate Overnighter: Tombstone Hustle

April 20 @ 9:00 am April 21 @ 4:00 pm

$25 Donation to our Partners

***If you would like to join this ride but it is cost/transportation is prohibitive to do so or you need to borrow gear to make it happen, please let us know.

On our Community Events/Rides we follow our Campfire Code of Conduct. We strive to create a positive and supportive environment where everyone feels welcome and heard. We don’t assume anyone’s abilities based on outwards appearance. We take responsibility for our actions and words. We respect the land, it’s original stewards and leave no trace.

We’re riding the Tombstone Hustle!

We’ll be meeting up in Tombstone and headed clockwise on the loop. This is not a good trip for first time rider as it involves some rugged terrain and carrying water for the overnight, but is a great trip to step up your bikepacking skills and experience!

Protect the land/area that we recreate on. For this ride we are very near to Oak Flat (Chi’chil Biłdagoteel). The Apache People and mining activists have fought for over a decade to protect this sacred land from a giant copper mine. You can read more about and it and get involved here. We recommend that everyone make a donation to Protect Oak Flat, write Congress and Senate and consider getting involved in some capacity. http://apache-stronghold.com/take-action.html. We will be riding through the traditional lands of the Chiricahua Apache, O’odham Jewed, and Hohokam.

The first day will be the shorter but tougher one as we’ll be headed up and over the Dragoon’s for a long 3 mile single-track trail section. This 3 mile section is half up and half down and mostly hike-a-bike for all but the most technically skilled mountain bikers. After about 30 miles on the day, we’ll be camping out in the Cochise Stronghold open camping areas right past the campground with restrooms, but no potable water available right before our campsite. This is dry camping with no restroom or any facilities where we camp.

It’s possible that there will be creeks that water can be filtered from during the first day of riding, but don’t count on it. Expect to be able to carry at least 5 litres of water but 6 will do.

The following day will be a flatter more mellow 40 mile cruise back around to Tombstone. We’ll be passing some stores in Sunsites for resupply. The day will consist of mostly road with some sandy dirt road thrown in there for excitement.

This is a no drop ride. We ride at a party pace with many spots to regroup or just hangout. Campfire Cycling will always have a mechanic at the back of the ride so no one is “stuck” alone at the back or incase a mechanical issue come up.

We recommend mountain bikes for this route primarily for the challenging first day. If you’re comfortable riding a gravel bike over rougher terrain that could be a reasonable choice for you as well.

Given the intermediate challenges of the ride, we’ll get in touch with all riders that are intersted to make sure that you understand what you’re getting yourself into…