COURSE INFO & MAPS

THE CHINO GRINDER:
108 MILE GRAVEL ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLING EVENT

The course will be a 108 mile-long out and back from Chino Valley, Arizona to Williams, Arizona and back through the upper Verde Watershed of the Prescott and Kaibab National Forests. There is approximately a 60/40 split between gravel and paved roads. Expect little to no motor vehicle traffic. Conditions of the gravel roads can vary from hard-pack, to rutted or washboard depending on the last time the roads were graded. Elevations along the course vary from 4000 ft to 7500 ft. At the lowest point of the course average high temps are in the mid 70’s for this time of the year.

PARKING & CAMPING

Parking and camping(dry) for the Chino Grinder is directly adjacent to the start finish  at Community Center Park 1615 N Road 1 Rd E and E Perkinsville Road, approximately .5 miles east of Highway 89.

108 MILE ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Start from Community Center Park, Chino Valley .5 miles east of Highway 89 on the corner of Perkinsville Road and N Road 1 Rd E. Continue on Perkinsville Road Yavapai County Road 70 for 31 miles. Perkinsville Road Yavapai County Road 70 becomes Coconino County Road 73, proceed 23 miles to the turnaround at Elk Ridge Ski Area. Return to Chino following the same route.  There are cut-offs.

Aid stations at miles 23, 31, 54, 86.  Cold beer at the finish.

 

Detailed course description by mile marker here.

62 MILE ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Start from Community Center Park, Chino Valley .5 miles east of Highway 89 on the corner of Perkinsville Road and N Road 1 Rd E. Continue on Perkinsville Road Yavapai County Road 70 for 31 miles. Turnaround is at Aid Station 2 located at the intersection of Perkinsville and Drake Roads.

44 MILE ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Start from Community Center Park, Chino Valley .5 miles east of Highway 89 on the corner of Perkinsville Road and N Road 1 Rd E. Continue on Perkinsville Road Yavapai County Road 70 for 22 miles. Turnaround is at Aid Station 1

Aid Station: at mile 23, after the Verde River bridge on the west side of the road.  Stocked with water, ice and goodies.

COURSE MAPS

The course will be marked, however riders are reminded that they are responsible to know the course.

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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COURSE CUE SHEET:

– Start at Community Center Park
– Right onto E Perkinsville Rd 22 Mi
(NOTE:  Just past rail road tracks on the left is Aid 1/3, this is the turn around for the 44 milers)
– Left at stop sign Perkinsville Rd. 32 Mi
– Left onto E Ski Run Rd 1.5 Mi

Return route (108, back the way you came)

– E Ski Run Rd 1.5 mi
– Right Perkinsville Rd. 32 mi
– Right Perkinsville Rd. 22 mi***
– Left on Community Center Park access road

*** Turn right where the stop sign was on the way out., If you miss this turn you’ll end up in Jerome!

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