Pinyons and Pines is a self-supported bikepacking race that explores some of the best riding in Arizona…

When

Date: May 18, 2023

Time: 6:00 am

Details

Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: Dana Ernst

Email: ernst.tribe@gmail.com

Event photo by Kurt Refsnider

Pinyons and Pines is a self-supported bikepacking race that starts and ends in Flagstaff, AZ (6,910 feet). The route is a magnificent tour of Northern Arizona, utilizing a mixture of singletrack, dirt roads, and some pavement. The start and finish are at Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution, located at 3 South Mikes Pike, sandwiched between Pizzicletta and Mother Road Brewery. For 2023, there will be a 300+ mile and 500+ course to choose from.

This is an unsanctioned event. There are no fees, no prizes, but all attempts will be made to record your finish time in comparison to others. A start time and route are provided and it is up to the participant to understand the route. Riders have full responsibility for their navigation and well being. The goal is to finish the entire route while setting your own pace. Riders can choose between two categories: solo or duo (2-person team). Please consult the rules prior to registering for the event.

The design for this year’s event logo was created by Hopi artist and local mountain biker Duane Koyawena. Here is what Duane has to say about the design: “Within this work are images representative of our values as Hopi. We look to the sun, Tawa, in reverence as a guiding force and source of strength within our lives. Centered, Nuvatukyaovi, the place of snow, conveys the importance of this sacred place within our spiritual and cultural beliefs. The color red is symbolic of our land, Tuutskwa, the white dashes relate the importance of moisture, and the colors blue and yellow represent male and female.”