Date & Location
October 7 - 8, 2023
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Competitive Track Lot
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Saturday, October 7:
Breakfast 5:30 a.m., program 6 a.m., route opens 6:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 8:
Breakfast 6 a.m., program 6:30 a.m., route opens 7:00 a.m.
Fundraising Minimum: $250
Age Minimum: 12
2023 Weekend Timeline
October 6, 2023
4 p.m. Participant camping open
4 - 7 p.m. Packet pick-up and team tent/space decorating (for eligible teams)
10 p.m. Lights out at Rider Village
October 7, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast served at Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Rider Village
5:45 - 7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up
6 a.m. Kick-off program | Ride with MS Mission Mile
6:30 a.m. Starting line opens, 100-mile riders depart
6:45 a.m. 53-mile riders depart, 19-mile trail riders depart
7 a.m. 12-mile riders depart
7:30 a.m. Starting line closes - ALL RIDERS MUST BE ON ROUTE
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Noon - 4:30 p.m. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Beer Garden open
4 p.m. Route closes
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner sponsored by BJ's Restaurants
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Official Bike MS Program, rider recognition and festival contests in the dinner area
5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Beer Garden open
October 8, 2023
6 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast served at Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Rider Village
5:45 - 7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up
6:30 a.m. Kick-off Program: I Ride with MS Mission Mile
7 a.m. Start line opens, 59-mile riders depart, 35-mile riders depart,19-mile riders depart
7:15 a.m. 12-mile riders depart
7:30 a.m. Start line closes - ALL RIDERS MUST BE ON ROUTE
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Beer Garden open
1:30 p.m. Route closes
2 p.m. Bike MS: Arizona closes. Thank you! Together we will End MS Forever!
These are draft routes and are subject to change. Please check back closer to the event for updated route maps.
Saturday, October 7 (Day one):
Sunday, October 8 (Day two):
Do you want to log some training miles with other cyclists who are training for Bike MS: Arizona? Here are some great options for group training rides.
Dynamite Bike Lab-hosted Bike MS training rides
28170 N Alma School Pkwy #107; Scottsdale, AZ 85262
- September 23rd: Road training ride – No drop, 6:30 a.m. depart from Dynamite Bike Lab
- September 24th: Pemberton Loop MTB training ride – No drop, 6:30 a.m. depart from trailhead lot
Join us for our Logistics Meeting and get all the information about Bike MS: Arizona. We’ll discuss all the ride details and share the latest updates.
You’ll also learn how to keep yourself and fellow cyclists safe on the route, and have a Q & A session with your Bike MS team!
- Tuesday, September 19
- 6-7:30 p.m. (Arizona - PST for daylight savings)
Everyone who attends the logistics meeting will be entered into a drawing for a Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar Taillight (valued at $200).
Meeting ID: 287 032 162 404
Or call in (audio only)
+1 315-234-6809,,161887442# United States, Syracuse
Phone Conference ID: 161 887 442#
Your Bike MS packet contains important items including your rider bib, event details and park entrance form. In order to pick up your packet, you must meet the $250 fundraising minimum and have a completed waiver on file. If you registered online, you have already completed a waiver during the registration process. Please note: Riders under 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Team captains may pick up for their entire team. Family members can also pick up packets for each other. Anyone else wanting another individual to pick up their packet should let Bike MS staff know in advance.
Arizona Wilderness DTPHX Packet Pick-Up
Date: Friday, September 29
Location: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company Downtown Phoenix (201 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix)
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Parking: Metered street parking
Curbside Cyclery Packet Pick-Up
Date: Saturday, September 30
Location: Curbside Cyclery (4855 E. Warner Road, Phoenix in Ahwatukee)
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Parking: Free parking in lot in front of bike shop
NMSS Office/Ability 360
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Location: National MS Society Office, 5025 E. Washington Street, Suite 102, Phoenix (enter glass double doors, we are the first suite on the right behind the guard desk)
Time: 10am – 6pm
Parking: Free parking in parking garage to east of building
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Date: Friday, October 6
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park (16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ. Competitive track lot, first left past entrance station)
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Parking: Free parking in competitive track lot and Four Peaks Trailhead lot
After a long ride, you’ll need someplace to rest your weary head. Below are some lodging options for Bike MS: Arizona 2023.
Tent camping and dry camping for RVs and trailers is available for free at our base venue in McDowell Mountain Regional Park on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are interested in renting an RV spot with water and electric hookups in the park, check availability and make a reservation at the E.I. Rowland campground at http://www.maricopacountyparks.org/.
The following hotels are in the Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell area for those preferring to stay in a hotel.
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills – Scottsdale
17105 E. Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
Call hotel directly at and mention National MS Society to see if there are any rooms left at a discounted group rate. (480) 837-5343
No special/group rates available at the following properties:
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, AZ
Fountain Park Hotel
12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ
There is no shuttle service to McDowell Mountain Regional Park. There is plenty of parking in the park at our base venue. We encourage riders to carpool when possible. Our start/finish line is at the Competitive Track, and parking is available in that area. Additional overflow parking is available at the Four Peaks Trailhead Lot.
Stay tuned for more information!
Bike MS is an extraordinary ride no matter where you are! Whether you have a flat tire or need a snack to help get you across the finish line, we’ve got you covered…
Each route includes fully-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles with some of the best snacks and volunteers around. Relax, hydrate, use the restroom, re-apply sunscreen and enjoy the volunteers. Bike mechanics and support and gear (SAG) vehicles will also be on the route to assist you.
After the ride, we will have plenty of food at the finish line.
Ride photos will be posted on our Bike MS Flickr page 2-3 weeks after the ride. We will share the link here when photos are ready!