Details Taken from the Meetup Site Notice:
Join us for our annual New Year’s Day Ride in San Manuel. Ready to Ride (RTR) at 9 AM sharp. Depending on group size and preferences our plan is to break into multiple groups of 8 or less each with a leader familiar with the trails to keep the ride more manageable. We will be riding either the TRS San Manuel Qualifier Course and/or some of the more technical terrain on the north side of Webb Road.
Also, for those interested, TRS has made reservations at Carlota’s Mexican Restaurant in Catalina for an after ride meal at 2 PM. This “late” lunch is open to everyone riding this event. NOTE: TRS will contribute up to $300 for TRS member’s meals (you’re on your own for any alcohol). If you’re going to join us for the meal, please be back to the staging area at the school by 1 PM so we can get a good head count and all be at the restaurant at the same time.
For anyone who has not ridden in San Manuel before:
The qualifier course is a 25-30 mile C/B level ride; medium pace for me and any old farts. It will not be good for dual sport bikes or someone who has not ridden single track before.
The trails north of Webb Road are more technical with step ups/downs, deeper sand washes, lots of loose rocks in places, some tight canyons and steep hills with lots of thorny bushes thrown in just to mess with you….. this area is something for more advanced riders.
Strongly recommend a hydration pack lots of H2O, some power bars/snacks, etc. plus good protective gear and DEFINITELY some hand guards due to the cacti which is really overgrown on the trails in places.
Google Map Directions from Ina Rd/Oracle Rd intersection in north Tucson to the San Manuel Staging area is in the link below. If you’re coming from a different direction, back track to your starting location:
Join us for a fun ride. Hope to see you out there! Message George W or Mike Burke with any questions.