48.9 miles
Distance
7,198 ft
Climb
-7,200 ft
Descent
3,745 ft
High Point
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Be prepared for punishment! The B course offers it all: climbing, hike-a-bike, route finding, sweet singletrack, fun downhills, chunky jeep roads, backcountry experience and views!! Bring a GPS and know how to use it. Water can be filtered at the Gila River near the halfway point. There's also a 1 hour time bonus available!! Do the out-n-back in Box Canyon, take a selfie and submit gpx track to verify.

Detailed Description
AES: Picketpost Punisher B 2019 is a 49 mile extreme race route located near Superior Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 7,198 ft with a max elevation of 3,745 ft then descends -7,200 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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Velocirapturd3944991 (Dec 5, 2020 at 7:59)
I rode it north to south and it was a great ride. Took me 6.5 hours (including half an hour total for snacks) so you need to be decently fit. The climbing was not nearly as hard as I anticipated -- if you are used to climbing the technical trails at South Mountain then these climbs will be a breeze. 2.5 liters of water was enough for me. I only saw three hikers on a Friday in December.
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Eltoca21 (Nov 7, 2020 at 17:10)
Tough ride. Good fitness required. A fair bit of hike-a-bike. This trail is a bit of a conundrum. If you look at the elevation graph, the initial climb is no problem. The descent has punchy hike-a-bike climbs peppered in it which is disappointing. The flat bit is not so flat. Ensure a good supply of liquid and snacks. Do this ride in the cooler months.
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DrHog (Nov 13, 2017 at 20:36)
Take the average ride time (I saw 4:53) as wildly optimistic. Budget 6-8 hours. This ride really stretches much water you need to carry. Full Camelbaks and bottles were not enough. Seriously consider filtering water out of the Gila River at mile 21 as the last 16 miles take longer than you think.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday November 16, 2019 at 07:30am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for AES: Picketpost Punisher B 2019 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,629 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,392 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -45%
  • Grade min
    62.7%
  • Distance climb
    22 miles
  • Distance down
    23 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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