The Arizona Trail Race is back and this year there’s a new option for riders who want to tackle the whole route from Utah to Mexico. Twenty-five riders will set out on either the traditional 300 mile route or the new, 750 mile track this Friday and you can watch the racers’ progress thanks to the SPOT satellite transmitters they’ll be carrying.
If you haven’t noticed, ultra-endurance mountain biking and multi-day MTB races like this are getting more and more popular every year. The AZT Race is really an exercise in extreme bikepacking as the rules state that support crews and supply caches are prohibited. If you can’t carry it with you on your bike, you can’t use it during the race.
Check out the AZT Race tracking website starting Friday to see who’s in front.