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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    The 2013 schedule is out with 9 events this year! Mark your calendars and hope to see you out there!

    The summer night mountain bike series will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. All riders must have a helmet, a lighting system designed for mountain biking and battery power for 3 hours of riding.

    Riders must sign-in and sign-out. It is highly recommended that you ride this trail in day light before coming out for a night ride. The sign sheets are available at 6:30 for riders who might need extra time.

    NO RIDERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO START AFTER 8:00 p.m.

    Fountain Hills Bikes will be at each event with free post-ride eats & drinks for riders to enjoy.


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    Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Speaker: Rand Hubbell, Park Supervisor
    Registration Required: No
    Fee: $6.00 per vehicle to entry the County Regional Park

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    16,300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Drive
    Fountain Hills, AZ, AZ 85268
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    I was just talking to some friends about this and you just saved me from having to look it up! THANKS. It is a shame none of these are on Pemberton, jk.

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    Kick off event is this Sat night!

    FB Event - http://www.facebook.com/events/102066643332622/

    Hope to see you out there!
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    I was thinking it was that time of year that you would post this! Cool!!

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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    We are in!
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    Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there!

    Great times out there last night! The weather could have not been
    better. They had ~75 that came out for the fun. The post ride brats
    from FHB really hit the spot. Word is that they will have pulled-pork
    at the next one on 5/25/13. See you out there! FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/122050654663796/

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    Looking forward to seeing everyone out there this Sat night! The word is that FHB will have pulled-pork for your post ride cravings.

    FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/122050654663796/
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    More great weather and another awesome turn out with 92 riders tonight.

    The next one will be on June 8th. FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/464908726925471/

    Hope to see you out there!

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    Looking forward to seeing everyone out there this Sat night, 6/8/13, for the fun. The word is that FHB will be serving up "McDowell Southwest Pulled Pork" for your post ride cravings.


    FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/464908726925471/
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    Do these run CW or CCW?

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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_S View Post
    Do these run CW or CCW?
    It was CCW last year-which if u dig I really complained about. BUT- with the new trail added on the north side- CCW will be cool I hope. Trying to get out there tonight!


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    The rides have been going clockwise. Going down the New Pemberton section on the north side is a blast!

    See you all tonight!
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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    Whoops CW I what I meant. That new trail section should be fun that way and in the dark. First time that direction for me.


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    Clockwise is what I was hoping for. Can't make tonight, but hopefully the next one...

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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    Wow! That new section is awesome going down. First time I got to try it and it makes all the difference. It is really awesome to have park managers like Rand and crew who give a damn about bikes. We are pretty lucky to have them!


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    Another great time and great turnout last night - 111 riders!

    Next one is on June 22nd. FB Event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1157...all_view=posts

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    They had another great turnout last Sat night's ride with 126 people signed in. Unfortunately, I was out of town and missed it.

    Next one is on July 6th, Pemberton Trail. FB Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/682456261767773/
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    I am in on the 6th of July. Got more light now and the weather should be cooler than it has been in two weeks!
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    I will be there as well. I expect the turnout to be smaller with the holiday weekend and all, hope I'm wrong.

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    I'm in also for the 6th... Heading up with cstem. See ya guys there!

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    Getting ready to head out with mtbdennis! Come say hi to me and AZ MTB (facebook- uppercase with a space) in the white Chevy cargo van riding the tan Vassago SS. Weather will be sub 100 by the time it gets dark!
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    The next MMP night ride with be on the 27th and will be on the COMP LOOPS this time! Woohoo!

    FB Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/198261797005103/
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    I'm in!
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    Me too, had way too much fun at the last one!

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    I really need to get some lights

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    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night's ride on the Comp Loops. The trails should be in great condition from the rain.

    Fast and tacky goodness!
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    I am IN! Hey Marty- do you know if there is a set loop or can I do a S-T-L with a full tech thrown in? Or should I even ask...
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    Comp loops!!! Hmmmmmmm.......

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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    Tkjm- come on out!


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    Tkjm. Sorry, soooo sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    I am IN! Hey Marty- do you know if there is a set loop or can I do a S-T-L with a full tech thrown in? Or should I even ask...
    I believe so. Just ask Rand when you sign in.

    See ya out there.
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    Sorry for what??

    I will be there tonight, gray VW wagon, white stumpy on the roof.

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    Tkjm. Sorry, soooo sorry.


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    For misspelling your name-it appears twice! I was just being a little funny, but maybe I had one too many beers!
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    No worries! See ya out there!
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    For misspelling your name-it appears twice! I was just being a little funny, but maybe I had one too many beers!

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    Had a freakin blast again! What a great event.

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    Yes! A totally awesome time. Rand and crew at the McDowell Mountain Park great huge props for running the most MTB friendly park in the state. And new word is-they are building a skills park there too! Also huge thanks to the folks that brought out the free post ride grub. I am so sorry I forgot to find out who you were-but it was awesome. If anyone out there is on the fence about doing this ride, please reconsider. All skill levels are welcome, and if you can't find someone to ride with, I will personally escort you. And Dennis- you are really improving. Quit doubting your skills and fitness and just go with it. When you do it shows!
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    That was a fun time last night. I have not done this event in a few years, and glad I made it out. The movie, food & company was great. I ran into an old work friend, and in the process met the group she was there with and had a nice ride with them. Post ride adult beverage, lightning in the distance made for a fun time! Sorry I did not run into you cstem, next time!!

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    I just did two sport loops. It was much more fun moving than waiting for bikers and being attacked by gnats, but I still managed to get a few good shots...



    Is this you, tacobeer? My panning shots usually suck, but I really like this one!



    Saguaro and biker silhouettes.



    kudos to the guy on a Trek Y-frame! My Y33 from 1995 is now garage wall art



    Time for lights...



    Hard to grab the Milky Way with our light pollution, but here was my best attempt. Pump trackers behind me did a good job of lighting up the foreground.



    Great night!!

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    Nice pictures! I was right in front of the rider in your second shot.

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    Wow. Those bicycle lights really ARE brighter than car headlights.

    Thanks to Mike (I hope that's right) and the crew at FHB, Rand and all that he does, all you fine folks (nice turnout), the lightning in the distance, and the cool breeze. It was great.

    Now, I just need MORE lights.
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    Awesome pics, DG!

    Great times again and they had 110 riders out there last night. Doug at Fountain Hills Bikes does the free post ride eats, refreshments and movies.

    Next one is on Aug 10th on Pemberton. See you out there!

    FB Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/610207582352550/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    Nice pictures! I was right in front of the rider in your second shot.
    Agreed, sweet pictures! I am pretty sure I rode by you, you were shooting me after I went by. I was on a white giant geared hard tail, with a blue shirt, camelback and black bike shorts on. I would love to have the picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdennis View Post
    Agreed, sweet pictures! I am pretty sure I rode by you, you were shooting me after I went by. I was on a white giant geared hard tail, with a blue shirt, camelback and black bike shorts on. I would love to have the picture!
    This you? Sorry about the motion blur..... was working on getting settings right while gnats were swarming my head and crawling into my ears.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    Nice pictures! I was right in front of the rider in your second shot.
    Here's a few that I think are you... was working with severe backlighting here and no flash. Always trying new things, not always getting the best results!




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    Yep! Thats me Thanks for taking those, and posting mine up!

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    McDowell Mtn Park Summer Night Ride Series 2013 Schedule

    Ok, that's it!! August 10th I'm gonna be there no question about it. My night riding partners are iffy at best so I'm sure ill be heading out here solo, hope that's ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    Ok, that's it!! August 10th I'm gonna be there no question about it. My night riding partners are iffy at best so I'm sure ill be heading out here solo, hope that's ok
    You will be fine and not alone! I have been on the last two rides and there has been 110-120 riders out there for both of them. Great experience, I am totally hooked!

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    Sorry DG, I have not been on in a few days, that is me!!! Thanks!!

    Taco Beer was making me work!!

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