Join Sarah Swallow for a communal ride and challenge on one of the Sky Islands Odyssey routes in Southern Arizona…


Date: March 3, 2023

Time: 8:00 am


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Organizer: Sarah Swallow


Join me for a Sky Islands Odyssey Communal Ride and Challenge.

Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, 2023

Choose one of the Sky Islands Odyssey routes to ride. Then, start your ride with a group of like-minded individuals on Friday morning, March 3, 2023. The challenge is simple: ride your route at your own pace, self-supported, with a friend (or not), and finish your ride by the end of the day on Sunday, March 5 (three days) to swap stories with other riders over food and beverage at a post-ride gathering.

Get outside to appreciate the Sky Islands’ biological wonderscape. Expand your awareness of the borderlands’ history, culture, and complexities. Enjoy camaraderie, soak in your surroundings, sleep, take shortcuts, leave no trace, and do whatever you need to finish by the afternoon/evening of March 5, 2023.

  • East Loop: 124.2 miles, 8,839 ft of climbing (gravel bike friendlier version available)
  • West Loop: 175.6 miles, 11,653 ft of climbing
  • Full Loop: 234.6 miles, 13,926 ft of climbing (gravel bike friendlier version available)

*To receive the details on where to meet and the gatherings before and after the ride, you must register for the ride.


While there is no cost associated with this ride, I encourage everyone to donate $100 to one or between all of the following local organizations: No More Deaths, Indivisible Tohono, Borderlands Restoration Network, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas.

Registration Instructions

Complete this form. Once this form is complete, I will email you more details regarding the schedule, where to meet, resources, and updates.

This ride is limited to 74 people. This form will close once the ride has reached capacity. To be added to a waitlist, please email