Arizona promoter to hold 300-mile desert MTB race

Arizona based MTB endurance rider and University of Arizona PhD student Scott Morris is inviting all comers to join him for three to five days on the Arizona Trail for the inaugural Arizona Trail 300. Scheduled for April 14th, the race will follow the Arizona Trail from the Mexican border south of Tucson to Superior, in the north of the state. "It follows suit with the Kokopelli, Grand Loop and Great Divide Races," Morris says. "There will be no entry fee, no prizes, no support and plenty of awesome back-country mountain biking."

The course features everything from 9000 foot alpine riding to low Sonoran desert singletrack and significant stretches of hike-a-bike. Morris speculates that the race could be completed in as few as three but maybe as many as five days. "There's only one way to find out," he says, "and that's to head on out to Tucson this spring and give it a try."

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