The Tour de Fronds is a back-country route, beautiful, but remote. The Forest Service and BLM roads are mostly paved and fine for road bikes, but some of the route is chip-seal. We also recommend that you cycle with a partner and limit speed on the descents.
We recommend 25C to 32C tires as a minimum for comfort.
We recommend 26 x 1.5 or 700 x 32 tires for those riding these asphalt/gravel rides.
Guidelines for a safe and enjoyable ride
On Forest Service Roads, riders must:
Ride single file
Ride to the right side of the lane
Not block traffic
Use shoulders to allow traffic to pass
Not wear headphones while riding
Please call out your number if you are not stopping at a rest area.
Ride Safely. Follow the Rules of the Road.
Roads have been cleared, but stay alert to potential hazards present on the course: such as rocks, slides, branches.
Look for signs ON and ALONG the road that mark the route.
Traffic will be minimal, but be alert. Vehicles may be on the road.
Slow down on downhill grades.
GIVE YOUR BRAKES A BREAK!