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 Runs take place at Camp Asaayi in the Bowl Canyon Recreation Area. The 2016 Asaayi Mountain Runs trail races will be held on Saturday, August 20 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 long-sleeve tech shirts, race poster, age-group awards and pre-race, on-course and finish-line food. Camping is available near the start/finish line. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
This unique ride offers two options: an 18-mile loop up around Navajo National Monument and a 32-miler that heads north from Shonto to Tall Mountain, across the ride north of Inscription House on the Navajo Mountain road and then the loop back to Shonto. Both are dirt road routes and offer spectacular sweeping views of the surrounding country. Both courses will have support.
There is camping and dinner available at Shonto Prep School on Friday night the 22nd, with entertainment by Navajo flute musician Jimbo Keith and other local musicians. Should be a nice evening.
Your registration includes PLR t-shirt, three meals (Friday dinner, light Saturday breakfast and post-race meal), on-course support, poster and entertainment.