Editor’s note: Karilyn Roach wrote this post. She holds a MS in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona and works as a Program Coordinator with Watershed Management Group, a Tucson non-profit. She currently sits on the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee and rides a Jamis Aurora Elite.
The fourth race of the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona 2012 race season took place at Fort Huachuca Army Base in Sierra Vista on Saturday.
Foray at the Fort was raced on trails near the Wren Arena at the base of the Huachuca Mountains. Most groups competing in the race faced about 100 feet of elevation gain per mile, making it the hardest course yet this season. In addition, conditions on the morning of the race included gusty winds and blowing dust.
The Pro group was small at this race and Zachary Keller of Focus Racing out of Gilbert took first place. Tucson rider, Charlie Roach (Full disclosure: He is my husband. Go Charlie!), placed second among Category 2 Men age 35-49 after a bad crash halfway through the course.
A contingent of nine military men also competed. Tanner Morgan took first place, completing their 10-mile course in 56 minutes, 30 seconds.
Full results are here.
The next race is in Prescott on Saturday, April 14. The Prescott Punisher promises to be very challenging, and will draw additional riders from northern Arizona.
I don’t take as many photos as Michael, but here some pics from the day: