Riders gather at the Mexico/Arizona border south of Sierra Vista, minutes before the start of the 2016 Arizona Trail 750 mile bike race.
Riders of the AZT 300 mile race listen intently as event organizer Scott Morris gives few final words of course info.
Beth Shaner on her way to a 3rd place finish in the 300.
Sarah Jansen walked her bike 30 miles into Payson after a broken crank, waited for a new one to be sent to her for repair and continued on to finish the 2016 AZT 750 and will be the first woman to touch the Utah border in 2016.
Redington Pass proved to be a difficult warm up right before the 22 mile climb to summit Mount Lemmon.
Neil Beltchenko on his way to crush the 6 year old course record set by Kurt Refsnider in 2010. Finishing the 750 mile course in a blazing 6 days and 12 hours.