Details About There Will Be Dust IX

Thanks for your interest in the 9th running of There Will Be Dust Recreational Trail Ride & Fund Raiser for Adventure, Dual Sport, and off-road motorcycles to be held on Saturday November 20, 2021. Please review all of the information provided below and contact TRS at trailridersofsoaz@gmail.com or (520)-235-6703 if you have any questions. 

PLEASE REMIND YOUR FRIENDS THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ON-LINE. NO WALK-INS.

Event Location: Patagonia, Arizona, 85624. The staging and check-in area is located at the intersection of McKeown & 4th Street. 

Friday Afternoon, November 19

Check-in: Available at the staging area 4:30 – 6:00pm. Available at the staging area 4:30 – 6:00pm. Check-in available at the staging area 4:30 – 6:00pm. Designated camping & parking areas will be available near the intersection of McKeown & 4th Street. Ask a TRS “CREW” official for parking and camping instructions.

In Town Camping:  No Camping fee. Tent camping is available from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning and allowed only in the Town Park which is east of the intersection of McKeown & 4th Street. Please ask a TRS Crew official for directions. RV, Camper and Toy hauler parking/camping is available along McKeown Avenue, please ask a TRS Crew official for directions. Only propane campfire rings are allowed.

No vehicle (motorcycle, truck, car, RV) parking or driving on grass areas of Town Park or Dr. Mock Park. No RV/Camper hookups available. RV/Camper/Toy Hauler parking/camping available from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. Please clean up your campsite before leaving town.

Street side parking for trucks and cars along Naugle Ave and McKeown Avenue. Please ask a TRS Crew official for directions.

RV Parking: Patagonia RV ParkAddress: 566 Harshaw Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624 Phone(520) 394-2491

Hotel Accommodations:  Stage Stop Inn: 303 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624, Phone(520) 394-2211.  Sonoita Inn: 3243 Arizona 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637. Phone (800) 696-1006 or (520) 455-5935.

Saturday November 20

Check-in: Available at staging area 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Day parking available street side. There is No Walk-In Registration available. All registrations must be done on-line.

Riders Meeting

Riders meeting near the check-in ramada area at 7:45 a.m. All riders need to be out of town by 8:15 a.m. 

Meals

Lunch: Your entry fee pays for a lunch. A box lunch style meal will be served at the historic San Rafael Ranch House. The meal includes sandwich wrap, chips, cookie and water/Gatorade. San Rafael Ranch House (https://azstateparks.com/san-rafael/) Additional lunches for guests can be purchased on-line prior to the event.

Breakfast: On your own. Several spots in Patagonia to buy breakfast. All within walking distance of the “Check-in” area.

Lunch: Your entry fee pays for a lunch. A box lunch style meal will be served on the trail at the historic San Rafael Ranch House. The meal includes sandwich wrap, chips, cookie and water/Gatorade. San Rafael Ranch House (https://azstateparks.com/san-rafael/) Additional lunches for guests can be purchased on-line prior to the event.

Dinner: Your entry fee pays for a dinner. The Wild Horse Restaurant in Patagonia will be providing the buffet style dinner meal consisting of mini chimis, mini tacos, rice, beans, chips, salsa and soft drinks.  Alcohol will be available for purchase at the bar. The dinner meal will be available between 5:00pm to 6:00PM.  Extra dinner meal tickets can be purchased for your guests.

Route information

Route Description/Difficulty: TRS has selected routes that are first and foremost fun. We have avoided anything that by most riders would be considered technically challenging. There will not be any wash sections to traverse. A detailed route information sheet will be provided separate from this communication. There will be active Avenza maps and GPX files.

  • A-route: toughest and includes all manner of 2-track and some single track (with optional AA section). Best suited for bikes such as KTM EXC’s, Beta RR’s etc. A non-plated route is available too for dirt bikes.
  • B-route: mix of maintained/semi-maintained dirt roads, consider this a “Hero” route for big bike riders. Best suited for bigger bikes such as KLRs, KTM 690’s.
  • C-route: bike big friendly with paved roads along with maintained/semi-maintained dirt roads. Best suited for those big or small bike riders seeking a milder ride experience. 
  • All routes will be ~100 or more miles depending on route choice. Plan to use the gas stop at the San Rafael Ranch House.

Navigation

GPS Track Files & Avenza Maps: This navigation data will be sent via email to all TWBD participants about a week prior to the event.  Questions about the GPS track can be answered at Check-in on Saturday morning. TWBD participants are responsible for loading the GPX tracks into their personal navigation devices. 

Gas Available

  • Patagonia, fill up before you start you ride.
  • Gas available at the lunch stop, be sure to bring a full gas can. TRS will transport the gas cans to the lunch stop location.

Safety

THIS IS NOT A RACE! Caution – ALL HIGHWAYS, DIRT ROADS AND TRAILS WILL HAVE TWO WAY TRAFFIC, everything from other bikes, cars, trucks, side x sides and cattle. Please use extra caution in route sections with blind corners.  As best you can, stay on your side of the road! You will ride at or below the posted speed limit on the streets of Patagonia. 

Every participant must check-out with a TRS “Crew “volunteer as you leave Patagonia to start your ride, check-in at your lunch stop and check-in again upon completing the ride back in Patagonia. 

We strongly encourage you to find a riding buddy if you are new to this style of event. Please plan to ride with others, it is not safe to ride alone. 

Should you have an emergency call 911. There will be limited sweep rider coverage. 

All participants are responsible for their own safety and should ride within in their range of ability. Carry the basic bike repair supplies, water and a snack to consume along the ride.  Strongly recommend a personal satellite communication device such as a Garmin inReach Mini. 

Raffle Prize Party

To be conducted during dinner ~6:00pm. 1st Raffle ticket is free, $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. The location of the raffle Prize Party will be inside the Wild Horse restaurant. 

T-Shirt Sales

Due to lead time constants, T-shirt sales close on October 30th.