106 mi. / 171 km3 days
Ring Around The Ritas (RATR)9 May 6 Eszter Horanyi USARing Around The Ritas (RATR) is a 106-mile circumnavigation of the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. The loop consists of a series of rugged backcountry dirt roads, chunky trails, and many of the best miles of the southern part of the Arizona Trail. It rewards persistent riders with amazing views, solitude, and the potential for unique wildlife sightings in this well-known birding area. It can be done in two big days, or more comfortably, with two nights out...
Slow Going: 2021 Arizona Trail Race Report15 Nov 2 Eszter Horanyi / culture
With formidable reroutes, overgrown mayhem, and challenges inherent to riding in the rugged Sonoran Desert, the 2021 Arizona Trail Race has proved to be a tough one. Eszter Horanyi takes us along for the ride in this report from the trail. Learn about the course changes, hazards, and those who’ve prevailed here…
Rocks and Rain: 36 Hours of the 2021 Colorado Trail Race11 Jul 28 Eszter Horanyi / culture
Eszter Horanyi reports in from the first days of the 2021 Colorado Trail Race, high in the colorful San Juan Mountains, where dramatic weather sent riders scrambling and disrupted their race plans early on. Find her report from the field and a gallery of photos here…
Route Report: Stone House Lands Loop, Utah17 Jun 2 Eszter Horanyi / plan
Eszter Horanyi reports in with her impressions and advice after bikepacking most of the spectacular 200-mile Stone House Lands Loop in Utah with her partner Scott Morris last month. Find Eszter’s route report and a beautiful gallery of images from this colorful and culturally rich region here…
688 mi. / 1,107 km20 days
Top of the South (TOTS), NZ35 Jan 14 Eszter Horanyi OceaniaTouching the coast on the east, north, and west sides of the South Island, Top of the South (TOTS) is an 1,100km counter-clockwise loop that uses two Great Ride Tracks, local mountain bike trails, empty gravel roads, and rough 4x4 tracks to create a diverse three-week bikepacking route.