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    Phoenix in winter

    I have been around a few places, including Moab.

    Phoenix area rides are by far, the funnest, in my opinion.

    Red Mtn.
    McDowell Mtn race loops.
    Phoenix mtn Trail 100.
    South Mtn
    Pima & Dynamite - area by Alma School road, supposed to be closed to motorcycles

    Super long drive, but perfect winter weather (65 degrees and sunny).
    And trails that go through really cool desert life.
    And, trails that are so busy with mtn bikers that it makes Bend trails feel deserted.
    (feels too crowded, but crowds keep the cactus pieces off the trails)

    Isn't it funny that a city like Phoenix can be so progressive and Portland is so backwards when it comes to attitudes about mtn biking?

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    I prefer Tucson and like the many trails better.
    50 Year Trail network 40+ miles, Tucson Mountains may have 70 miles of networks with a new one at the southern end-Robles Pass, near the northern end-Sweetwater, Mt Lemmon's several trails and big descents, AZT/ATV on Reddington Pass, many sections of the Arizona Trail and much more. 8ish Days of Christmas MTB fest Christmas thru New Years. Research TucsonMTB.com.
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    I'll be passing through Arizona going and coming this coming March. Planning on making some stops to do some riding. Heading through both Tuscon and Phoenix on the way and coming through Flagstaff on I 40 on the way back. Is the riding there good in Mid March? Also wanting to do the Rainbow Rim Trail (North Rim of GC) if it's open.
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    Weather is usually great then. The Rainbow Rim doesn't open till April 15 or sometimes even later on a great snow year. Just go to Gooseberry Mesa.
    Don't miss the Black Canyon Trail near I-17.
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    We are going to be through the same area in mid March, what temperature spread can we expect?

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    The Black Canyon city trail will be a great ride that time of year, temp @75 F, the Rainbow Rim will be snowed in, can't get to. Sedona is good with more trails than you can ride in a week. Also, Prescott's go lots of trails, though the higher elevations will have snow.

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    Im going this July for business

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    Wheres a good place to rent a bike?

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    Ill be in Scottsdale at Universal Technical Institute

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    only day to ride is July 24th Sunday.

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