AZ: Queen's Ransom Bikepack Feb. 28 - March 2

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  1. schillingsworth

    schillingsworth Member

    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Name:
    John Schilling
    Current Bike:
    Motobecane Ti 29er
    Ride Name: AZ: Queen's Ransom Bikepack Feb. 28 - March 2
    When: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2020
    Time: 7a
    Where: Queen Creek, AZ
    Ride Description or Details:
    This is my annual 4 day / 3 night 230 mile self-paced loop around the greater East Valley of metro Phoenix ride. We regroup each night at designated camp locations. GPS navigation is mandatory. $15 gets you in on the fun, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queens-ransom-bikepack-registration-75563537575
    The route is 95% dirt, with half being singletrack. Some short bits of hike-a-bike, but mostly flowy singletrack over undulating terrain. A few solid climbs. Intermediate to advance mtb skill required. Be able to ride 70 miles in a day with bikepacking gear. Bikepacking experience not required. Water filter recommended. AZ State Trust Recreational Permit is required, available online here:
    https://asld.secure.force.com/recreationalpermit/
    Route file is provided via registration.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Mi casa, Queen Creek, AZ. Address provided via registration link.
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: None
    Anticipated Mileage: 230
    Elevation Gain: 15,000'
    Ride Duration: 4 days / 3 nights (Finish by 4p on March 2)
    Previous Ride Reports: https://schillingsworth.blogspot.com/2019/03/queens-ransom-19.html

    https://schillingsworth.blogspot.com/2016/02/queens-ransom-v30.html

    Possible Bail-Outs: Most of the route is close to the city, easy bailout options anywhere on day 1, first half of day 2, second half of day 3 and day 4.
    Facilities: Water, food resupply is available on route.
    Food/water suggestions: 3L capacity for water is suggested. Convenience stores & shopping centers are along the route for food.
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  2. schillingsworth

    schillingsworth Member

    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Name:
    John Schilling
    Current Bike:
    Motobecane Ti 29er
    @kingaucho I have a patch waiting for your redemption!!! Come & get it!!
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    TFPU, John! :thumbsup:

    Looks like a stout itinerary. 70 miles a day for days is more that I can ride and still have fun. Give it hell, and watch out for slimy puddles. :)
     
  4. kingaucho

    kingaucho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    @schillingsworth, thanks for putting this together again! Work is going to get in the way of this year's event and I will have to wait until 2021 to get my pacth. Wish I could give it a go. I really must finish it! It is an incredible experience with a great group of people, trails, scenery, etc. I learned a lot and was definitely pushed to my limits at times, esp Day 3. Will do and approach things differently next time for sure. To all who go - it was an experience I will never forget.
     
  5. schillingsworth

    schillingsworth Member

    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Name:
    John Schilling
    Current Bike:
    Motobecane Ti 29er
    Bummer @kingaucho , definitely block out some time next year.

    @mike here's a more in depth breakdown of the route:

    Day 1: 74.7 mi & 5300' of gain
    Day 2: 60.7 mi & 5364' of gain
    Day 3: 37.2 mi & 4040' of gain
    Day 4: 56.1 mi & 1459' of gain

    The route as a whole: 96 miles of singletrack, 91 miles of dirt (canals, forest roads & jeep/4x4 roads) & 41.5 miles of pavement (bikepath & roads) So, of the 228.6 miles, 18.2% is paved. I was surprised to see it that high, little bits of pavement here & there all add up.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    That breakout is super helpful, John – thank you. Looks a bit less hurtful! On my radar... :)
     
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