The Coconino Stage Bikepack takes on a different approach to racing for a fun event over a fantastic course.
The Coconino 250 is a self-supported stage bikepack event/race. The usual rules for self-supported bikepacking apply, with one exception: there are locations on the route where stopping is allowed and as long as the rider is in that “rest” area, the ride clock is not ticking. There are 4 stages, with 3 “stage stop” locations. Each rider’s time will be computed based on the total time on course minus the total time spent in designated stopping locations.
The 250-mile route has about 40-50% singletrack, some of which is quite technical, and the rest, dirt road riding. Hike-a-bike is purportedly kept to a minimum, and the total ascent is about 28,000 feet. The route goes from Flagstaff to Sedona to Mingus Mountain to Williams to Flagstaff.
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The Coconino Loop seeks to highlight the best of Northern Arizona mountain biking. From buffed singletrack among the pines of Flagstaff to technical red rock Sedona country, this ~250 mile loop is a grand tour of Coconino Country.
Check out the route guide and photos here.