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Old 11-25-12, 12:49 PM   #1
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Where are some good hills to sprint up in the phoenix area?

Edit: Question answered. South Mountain park is good, and the website even has a free topo map.

I heard of one called Camelback, but I don't know much about it. I just want to sprint up it and then walk my bike back down it.

The elevation change needs to be at least 100 feet over preferably less than half a mile. I need one with an accurately known elevation change between two points. I'm trying to measure my power output and calibrate a gym bike since they all give such different readings.

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Old 11-26-12, 07:36 AM   #2
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I'm not sure you can ride up Camelback. I know I couldn't. No way I would ride down it either.

If pavement is OK take a look at South Mountain Park. Topo maps can give you exact elevations from one point to another. You can get good park maps at http://zipcodemapphoenix.com/ But they're a little pricey.
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I'm not sure you can ride up Camelback. I know I couldn't. No way I would ride down it either.

If pavement is OK take a look at South Mountain Park. Topo maps can give you exact elevations from one point to another. You can get good park maps at http://zipcodemapphoenix.com/ But they're a little pricey.
Thank you for the info!

Yes, pavement is necessary.

I looked at South Mountain Park, and it has paved roads that are sufficiently steep in places. It will work perfect for me. Thank you!

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Old 11-30-12, 03:27 PM   #4
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You can do some solid sprinting on the Beeline Hwy past Shea Blvd. It's long and rolling- prob about a 30 mile roound trip to Saguaro Lake exit and back. OR you can go into Saguaro Lake area from Beeline and there are some killer hills out there. Just be careful out there in that spot. You have to share the road with ******* drivers with big boats.
You can hit up 59th Ave in Laveen and head south to Maricopa for some solid flat sprinting- nice and long out and back.
Landis Tri/ Cycling club out of Tempe does group rides on Saturdays and head out to Awhutukee. THere are some solid hills out around there. FOuntain Hills too has great hills. FInd bike clubs in those areas. They'll hook you up.
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