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What is This:

A single day dual sport type motorcycle ride event. TRS will be raising funds to support the local food bank in Patagonia.

There is a 150 Rider Limit for this year’s TWBD. On-Line Registration closes on November 15, 2023. No walk-in registration.

AMA Sanctioned. AMA Membership is encouraged but not required.

Event Check-in & Riders Meeting Location: 

Naugle Ave. (AZ82) and 4th Avenue, at the Dr. Mock Park ramada. GPS coordinates, 31.538, -110.756

PARKING NOTICE: Due to limited parking space for RV’s and Toy Haulers, please consider carpooling with another rider when possible.

Day Parking: No cost, free! Parking for cars, pick-up trucks and pick-up trucks with small trailers curb side along McKeown & Naugle Ave. A public restroom is nearby. 

Overnight Camping For a few RV’s & Toy Haulers, Trucks with Large Trailers & Tents:

No cost but limited space, free! First Come – First Serve. At 1st. Ave. and Naugle Ave (AZ 82), in the open space behind the Patagonia High School ball fields.  Port-A-Pottie available. No campfires of any kind. No tobacco or alcohol products may be used on the school grounds.

Primary Location for Over Night parking / camping for Toy Haulers, RV’s and trucks with big trailers:

No cost, free!  The location is behind the town’s Post Office at Taylor Ave and McKeown Ave. Port-A-Pottie available. No campfires of any kind. No tobacco or alcohol products may be used on the school grounds.

Second location west of check in on McKeown Ave. Park parallel to the street. No parking on Dr. MockPark grass. NO Port-A-Pottie available at this site. No campfires of any kind.

RV Parks in Patagonia:

Patagonia RV Park
566 Harshaw Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 400-3857

DMB RV Ranch
140 Naugle Ave,
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 604-6082

An email with a PDF attachment will be sent to you containing more details about parking. 

Other Accommodations: Hotel rooms available at the Stage Stop Inn 303 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624. Phone: (520) 394-2211

Meals

Breakfast: You are on your own. Breakfast can be purchased in the town of Patagonia.

Lunch: Your entry fee pays for a lunch. A box lunch style meal from the Longhorn Grill & Saloon will be served on the trail. The meal includes sandwich wrap, chips, cookie, and water/Gatorade. Meal choices are a beef, turkey, or veggie wrap. Additional lunches for guests can be purchased on-line prior to the event.

Dinner: Your entry fee pays for a dinner. The dinner meal will be available between 5:00pm to 6:00pm. The Wild Horse restaurant will be providing buffet style dinner meal and soft drinks are included. The meal will be served inside the restaurant. The address for the Wild Horse restaurant is 309 W McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624. Alcohol will be available for purchase at the bar. 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. Routes will vary in technical difficulty from not at all technical to rather technical. (A, B, & C).
A detailed route information sheet will be provided separate from this communication. There will be active Avenza maps and GPX files. All routes will be ~120 or more miles depending on route choice.

The routes will take the rider through the Patagonia Mountains, and San Rafael Valley. There will be multiple route maps available for you to choose from

‘A’ route is the toughest and includes all manner of 2-track and some a short section of single-track trail.

‘B’ routes are a mix of maintained and un-maintained roads and should be considered “challenging” routes for Big Bike riders.

NOTE: A Big Bike is something over 400 pounds!

‘C’ routes are big bike friendly and will be paved roads along with maintained and semi-maintained dirt roads.

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 Avenza maps and or GPS tracks can be answered at Check-in. TWBD participants are responsible for loading the Avenza map or GPX tracks into their personal navigation devices.

Petrol

• No gas available in Patagonia.
• Fill up before you arrive in Sonoita. A Shell station is in Sonoma  at the intersection of Highways 82 & 83. About 12 miles from Patagonia.

TRS will transport YOUR GAS can to the San Rafael Ranch House. This location is an approximate halfway point of the ride. TRS will transport gas cans via truck to the lunch stop and return them to the staging area after lunch. So be prepared, bring a full gas can along with you. After the lunch, TRS will return the gas cans to Patagonia for you to pick up. 

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! STAY RIGHT. You will ride at or below the posted speed limit on the street.

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

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. Because cell coverage is spotty, we strongly recommend a personal satellite communication device such as a Garmin inReach or SPOT type device.

Raffle Prize Party

To be conducted immediately after dinner ~6:00pm. 1st Raffle ticket is free. Additional tickets can be purchased, 3 for $5. The location of the raffle Prize Party will be at the Wild Horse restaurant.

T-Shirt Sales

Due to lead time constants, T-shirt sales will close on October 31st.

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