279.1 miles
21,681 ft
-21,680 ft
2 miles
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Pinyons and Pines is an underground self-supported bikepacking race that starts and ends in Flagstaff, AZ (6,910 feet). The route is a magnificent tour of Northern Arizona, utilizing a mixture of singletrack, double track, and dirt roads. The start and finish is at Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution, located at 3 South Mikes Pike, sandwiched between Pizzicletta and Mother Road Brewery. The course is roughly 280 miles and consists of two distinct loops. The first loop is 125 miles and passes through Sedona (4,350 feet) prior to following the Arizona Trail back to Flagstaff. The second loop is 155 miles and circumnavigates several extinct volcanoes, including the San Francisco Peaks, home to Humphreys Peak (12,633 feet), the highest point in Arizona. The second loop overlaps substantially with the popular Craters and Cinder Cones Loop. The total elevation gain for the route is about 21,000 feet. Riders can choose between two categories: solo or duo (2-person team). Pinyons and Pines is an ideal first bikepacking race, but the stunning scenery should make it appealing to experts and beginners alike.

Important This is an unsanctioned event. There are no fees, no prizes, but all attempts will be made to record your finish time in comparison to others. A start time and route are provided and it is up to the participant to understand the route. Riders have full responsibility for their navigation and well being. The goal is to finish the entire route while setting your own pace.

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2019 Pinyons and Pines is a 279 mile intermediate race route located near Flagstaff Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 21,681 ft with a max elevation of 9,384 ft then descends -21,680 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday May 18, 2019
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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  • Bikepacking
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for 2019 Pinyons and Pines mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    47 hr 34 min
  • Altitude min
    4,095 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,900 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,900 ft
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  • Distance climb
    119 miles
  • Distance down
    135 miles
  • Distance flat
    26 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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