In 1995, we initiated two mountain bike events: the Cove Classic MTB Race and the Paradise Loop Ride. The Cove Classic is a mountain bike race on the old mining roads of the northern Lukachukai Mountains above the small community of Cove, Arizona. The Paradise Loop Ride has been staged in 12 times since 1995, combining some of the finest mountain biking in the Shonto, Tall Mountain and Navajo Mountain areas.
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The Cove Classic will take riders on some of the most challenging and scenic country throughout this region, tackling miles of old mine roads and game trails in the northern Chuska Mountains above Cove, Arizona.
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The Chuska Challenge made its debut in the fall of 1995, offering riders a chance to experience the Navajo highcountry at the height of its autumn glory. The 23rd annual Chuska will be staged with a variety of rides, races, live music, camping, great food and outdoor adventure presenters all weekend long!
Located in the Chuska Mountains, the Chuska Challenge is the premier mountain bike ride of the year. Entry fees are $40 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, course support, all meals Saturday, and Sunday breakfast. Camping is available near the start/finish line.
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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 Friday night (April 7) 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.