2018 MTF Arizona Rough Road Ride
Payson, AZ

Oct 10-12, 2018

    Explore Central Arizona, Mountains, Valleys
    and the Desert

Aerial view of Arizona - Click picture to enlarge

Aerial view of Payson AZ - Click picture to enlarge

Come and enjoy 3 days of riding in Central, AZ. Explore the Pine Forest of the Mogollon Rim, ride old mining roads in the desert, venture out on the CDT, commune with the Saguaro. Camp with the group and the Houston Mesa Campground in the large group area (Power available for 3 RVs, community water supply, lots of space for dry camping in trailers or tents, large picnic shed, and bathrooms with flush toilets and showers nearby).
Motels available in Payson if you prefer.

Event Manager:
Ken Webb

Assistant Event Manager: 
Andy Simons

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  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver


Rough Road Rides

Riding will begin each day at 900A from the group campsite. Street legal Dual Sport motorcycles are required for these roads. Displacement of 650cc or less is suggested although experienced riders on larger machines are welcome. Route files will be available in .gpx format. We will ride in several small groups, so GPS's are not mandatory. Riders should carry tire repair tools and patching gear. Days are almost always sunny and daytime temps moderate.

Date / Time Event / Location
Oct 10th
Rough Road Riding Day 1
 - Starting
 - Kickstands up at 9:00 a.m.

Oct 11th
Rough Road Riding Day 2
  - Starting
  - Kickstands up at 9:00 a.m.


Oct 12th
Rough Road Riding Day 3
  - Starting
  - Kickstands up at 9:00 a.m.


  Rider Safety and Responsibilities
In addition to requiring the use of a DOT approved helmet on all MTF rides, the MTF RRR Committee strongly encourages the use of Motorcycle specific protective clothing and footwear while participating in any off road event. ATGATT reduces the severity of injuries in an accident and we want every participant in our events to be as safe as possible.

The MTF RRR Committee strongly encourages each participant in our events to self assess their riding style, interests, need for breaks and riding skill level and to keep that assessment in mind when choosing a riding partner or small group (2-4 riders) to ride with at our events. Sharing the road with someone of similar interests and riding style not only makes the ride more enjoyable for you, but safer for everyone.

The third part of safety when riding in remote areas is knowing where you are and how to get out. For this reason each rider should have a GPS device with the routes loaded and be familiar with it's operation and use. Being lost in a maze of endless gravel and dirt roads as darkness descends is a safety issue both for yourself and those who will have to search for you.


Lodging: Riders are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.
Campground fees to be collected on Ridemaster for the riders staying in the group area.
Early reservations are strongly recommended.

Comfort Inn

206 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
Payson, AZ 85541

Telephone: (928) 472-7484
Website: Comfort Inn, Payson, AZ

Houston Mesa Campground

2100 Houston Mesa Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
Payson, AZ 85541

Telephone: (928) 468-7135
Website: Houston Mesa Campground

Ride host has secured a large group campming area fpr Oct 9, 10, 11 & 12. The site includes electric hookups for 3 RV's and space for numerous tents and small trailers. Camping with the group is paid for via Ridemaster when you register. Contact Andy if you have questions.

The MTF reserves the right to limit participation for any reason.

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