All three routes — 20, 40 and 60 miles — take you through some of the most wildly beautiful and challenging terrain in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The trails climb quickly from the Gila River Valley into the stony peaks of the Summit Mountains. The rambling mountain roads follow the old route to Silver City — and possibly the route of the 1540 Coronado Expedition — passing the sites of historic Apache-settler battles and ruins of mining towns and camps. Mountain bikes are strongly advised!
BIG NEWS!! We are adding "Doublet" team categories to the Ghost Mine Rumble mountain bike races. Riders register as teams of two for the 60-mile course. Doublet races are taking off in South Africa and a few other places overseas, but they are very new to the U.S. mountain bike racing world.
The two teammates must ride the entire course together and must finish together. The team time will be taken on the front wheel of the second rider on the finish line. Four Doublet divisions are offered for 2020: Men, Women, Co-Ed, and Single Speed. The registration fee is $130/team (early registration).
If you are interested in pre-riding the course, please contact Daniel Carver at 575-649-9142 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up access. The routes cross private land and permissions must be obtained for pre-rides.
Directions: After entering Duncan on US Highway 70, turn east on AZ 75 (the only direction you can go) for approximately ¼ mile. Turn left on Fairgrounds Road and follow the signs. If approaching Duncan on AZ 75, proceed to Fairgrounds Road (before the bridge into Duncan), turn right and follow the signs.
Packet pick-up will start at 6:45 AM at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds on Saturday 3/28/20.
If you race on Saturday, you can do the Sunday gravel fun ride in Lordsburg for free.