The most extreme bike race on the Navajo Nation is back in 2016!
The Cove Classic will take riders on some of the most challenging and scenic country throughout this wonderful Red Rock Community, tackling miles of old mine roads and game trails in the northern Chuska Mountains above Cove,AZ.
There will be 3 Race Courses:
50+/- Mile Race for not the faint-of-heart with 5,000 ft.+/- of climbing
30 Mile Tour for 13+ Year Old with 3,000 ft. of climbing
Kids Tour (age 7-17) challenging 10-mile ride
Camping, showers and meals will be available throughout the weekend.
Located in the heart of the Chuska Mountains, the Asaayi Mountain Run take place at Camp Asaayi in the Bowl Canyon Recreation Area. The 2017 Asaayi Mountain Runs trail races will be held on Saturday, August 19 on the dirt roads and trails around Lake Asaayi. The events will include 10K and 20K races. Packet pick-up will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. Both races begin at 10:00 a.m. Event registration includes performance t-shirt, race poster, age-group awards, on-course support/food and finish-line food. Camping is available near the start/finish line. Contact email@example.com or for more information.
FEE SCHEDULE: 20K- $25; 10K- $20
Honor the legendary Navajo Code Talkers with a run on the final day of the Navajo Nation Fair. Distances are 29K (in honor of the original 29 Code Talkers) or 10K. This year’s event is set for Sunday, September 10, beginning and ending at the Window Rock Veteran’s Park. The course is part pavement and part trail. Registration includes performance t-shirt, course support, age-group awards, post-race food, finisher’s medals and professional timing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
FEE SCHEDULE: 29K- $25; 10K- $20
Located in the Chuska Mountains, the Chuska Challenge is the premier mountain bike ride of the year. The 2016 Chuska Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 15 on the dirt roads and trails around Roof Butte. Entry fees are $30 for riders 18-over, and $10 for riders under 18. There are a variety of tour and race options for riders. Registration includes t-shirts, race poster, all meals Saturday, and a Sunday breakfast. Camping is available near the start/finish line.
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The Naatsis’áán Trail Ultra is an epic 50-mile run from Navajo Mountain Chapter House at the base of Navajo Mountain, on road and primarily singletrack trail around the mountain, through rugged canyons en route to Rainbow Bridge, and back. There is also a team division, in which runners run either to or from Rainbow, and their partner runs the other half. Registration for the Saturday, October 21 event includes Friday’s pre-race meal, full course support, pottery award for all 50-mile finishers, medical support, finisher’s medal, post-race meal, available camping and boat transport for relay runners. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
The 2016 Monument Valley Marathon races will be held on Saturday, November 19 during the Monument Valley Balloon Festival. The race and the balloon event will take place at MV Tribal Park, 23 miles northeast of Kayenta, Arizona. Events include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 4 or 5-Person Relay, 3-Mile Fun Run, and a Kid’s Marathon. The course is comprised of dirt roads and double-track routes. Packet pick-up is available on race morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.; race time is 10:00 a.m. Event registration includes long-sleeve tech shirts, race poster, age-group awards and pre-race, on-course and finish line food. A pre-race dinner, including traditional entertainment and speakers, will be held on Friday evening at the local school. Discounted hotel rates will apply, and camping is available. Contact email@example.com or for more information.
Half Marathon – $60 (through August 30); $70 (through November 18) $80 (race day)
Marathon – $80(through August 30); $90 (through November 18); $100 (race day)
The Four Corners Quad Keyah will be held December 7-10 at Four Corners Monument near the community of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. There will be options of trail and paved routes each day, which will feature local music acts and a heated food tent. Registration includes performance t-shirt, finisher’s medal each day, pre-race breakfast, professional timing and multiple pieces of race gear, including unique four-state finisher’s award. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
Marathon Series – $260 (early through Oct 31); $280 (through Nov. 30); $300 (on-site)
Marathon (each) – $60 (early through Oct 31); $70 (through Nov. 30); $80 (on-site)
Half Marathon Series – $200 (early through Oct 31); $220 (through Nov. 30); $240 (on-site)
Half Marathon (each) – $50 (early through Oct 31); $60 (through Nov. 30); $70 (on-site)
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The 22-mile route is a loop ride from Shonto north on the Tall Mountain Road (BIA 6310), to Navajo National Monument and back to Shonto on road 221. The route is very scenic, among pinon and juniper forest, and incudes expansive views over the surrounding area, including vast canyons and the looming dome of Naatsisaan. There are aid stations throughout the course.
The weekend begins with dinner at the Shonto Prep High School’s cafeteria between 5:00-7:00 p.m. You will enjoy a healthy menu and live music, plus the chance to meet other riders. Your registration also includes a light pre-ride breakfast between 7:00-9:00 a.m. on Saturday, on-course support (including fresh fruit, drinks, energy gels, trail mix, sweet and salty snacks). Everyone will enjoy a post-race Navajo taco meal back at the high school at the conclusion of the ride.
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