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Mining Country Challenge

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Old Town Superior

140 Main St.

Superior, AZ 85173

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27th Annual Mining Country Challenge - 66 Miles

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sponsored by Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club

Saddle up Pard’ner, it's time to hit the trail! And some trail it is!

We're not talking about some easy little jaunt into the desert on some mule with no name and a pick and shovel slung over your shoulder, no, Sir-ee! However, when you see what you'll be climbing, you may want to reconsider that mule! Or maybe get a mountain goat!

Climb, climb, then climb some more. That's the Mining Country Challenge. It's not for everyone, but if you aspire to put your climbing abilities to the test, this really is the ride for you.


  • Saturday, March 16, 2019

  • Registration/Check-in: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM

  • The ride (Metric Century only this year) starts at 8:30 AM – No mass start!


  • Ride starts AND ends in Superior, Arizona

  • Registration, Check-in, and ride start is near Main Street & Magma Alley

    • Look for the signs and registration table.

  • Parking is available on Main Street and at the east end of the courthouse. Or park along a side street.


The Ride (Metric Century - 66 miles)

  • The ride starts in Old Town Superior in the heart of Arizona's mining country in the beautiful Tonto National Forest.

  • From Superior, you'll go east, passing the Ray Mine, going 31 miles and stopping in Winkelman where there will be a sandwich lunch served.

  • From there, the route returns on the same path, again passing the Ray Mine.

  • The route culminates in a climb called “The End of the World”, a 1.5-mile climb that averages 11%. After you make it up that hill, you will think it is the end of the world! From the top, it is downhill into Superior


  • Online Registration: $40.00 for PMBC, ABC, GABA or Bull Shifters members

  • Online Registration: $50.00 for non-members

  • Late (after 3/02/2019) and Day-of-Event registration fee is $10 more


  • Day-of Registration is available at the start location

  • No Mail-in registration is available


  • A sandwich lunch will be served in Winkelman for all riders. Rest stops with snacks will be provided along the route.

After Your Ride

Following your ride, plan to spend some time in downtown Superior where you can celebrate the Apache Leap Mining Festival!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 18 years old to sign the waiver required to sign up for the event. It must be signed by the rider or the parent/guardian of the rider. Any minor rider must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on Main Street and at the east end of the courthouse. Or park along a side street.

What can I bring into the event?

  • Helmets are required.

  • Elliptical bicycles are allowed.

  • Aerobars are allowed provided no one else is riding around you.

  • Headphones are NOT allowed at any time. You must be able to hear other riders around you.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email mcc at pmbcaz dot org

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds for any reason. The ride is on, rain or shine.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No tickets are required. Your name will be available at check-in.

Can I update my registration information?

You may update your registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your registration fee/ticket is transferrable to another individual.

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Old Town Superior

140 Main St.

Superior, AZ 85173

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