The 23rd Annual “Great Arizona Bicycle Adventure”
September 27 Thru October 4, 2003

After much preparation, on Friday, September 26 we flew into Phoenix. Our friend Gail picked us up and took us to the official GABA (Greater Arizona Bicycling Associaion)  hotel where Spencer set about putting our tandem back together from the two travel suitcases. If you haven’t seen this miraculous process yet you can see pictures from our first trip to Arizona earlier this year.

After a lovely evening with Gail and Tom we got up early Saturday  to load our bike and gear on the truck and take the bus to the Grand Canyon. There were 120 folks on the tour including 3 other tandems, a few recumbents and one hand-cranked bicycle.

GABA Route Map

Here’s a map of the route we took on this fabulous tour. Total miles for the official tour, Monday through Saturday, was 517 miles with a total elevation gain of 25,200 feet!

Tour BC: Sunshine & Whales
Tusayan, near the Grand Canyon