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Does anyone know if they lock the gates or give you a hard time for being on the trail after sunset? We are doing a ladies ride out there at 5:30 tonight if anyone is interested......
 

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fattirebliss said:
Does anyone know if they lock the gates or give you a hard time for being on the trail after sunset? We are doing a ladies ride out there at 5:30 tonight if anyone is interested......
if you are referring to the McDs, it is trespassing to be in there after dark. Some have been ticketed by the Scottsdale PD.
 

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I'm talking about the new trail North of Jomax off I 17. Maybe it's just called Sonora Trail. I have been chased out by the Sheriff riding Spur Cross / Cave Creek at night. I usually ride Deems, but wanted to try the new trail..........
 

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I don't think there is any issue with being on the trail at night. The trail has 4 entrances (that I know of) and only one of them is "gated". I've been riding it for over a year at night without any issues. I have never seen anyone even on the trail at night. HOWEVER, the entrance that orginates from the parking lot, behind the community center does close at night. They have a gate that keeps vehicles out, and those in ground wrong direction "claws". Its right next to a small set of apartments. You'll see it. I don't know what time it closes, but you don't want your car in there after hours. No problem riding out on a bike though.
 

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Thanks guys. We had no problems, they did lock the gate but we parked by the houses and rode in. It was a great training trail for sure. Lots of climbing and the backside was fun. Nothing techy though. We did a couple laps:thumbsup:
 

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SHNIPE said:
I usually enter through the Bell gate off 104th or so. Its always open.
These aren't the trails you're looking for....move along.

Yeah, Phoenix doesn't help by having a name similar to a trail system in Scottsdale.....
 

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These aren't the trails you're looking for....move along.

Yeah, Phoenix doesn't help by having a name similar to a trail system in Scottsdale.....
My bad forgot they just opened the east side deems :D
 

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I tried to ride here last Thursday night for the first time and found the closed gate near the community center. I have been told its okay to park there, but I didn't want to be that guy in these peoples community so I went to Deems instead. I would be interested in locations of the other entrances and maybe if they are within a mile or two of a place to park at least friendly. Guess I could park at the retail area on Happy Valley and pedal in?
 

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We just parked in the Community Center parking lot. There was plenty of parking there and nobody seemed to mind.
 

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We just parked in the Community Center parking lot. There was plenty of parking there and nobody seemed to mind.
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
We do ladies rides every Tuesday night. We are going to alternate Deems and Sonoran Trail. Next week Deems at 5:45. If you want to join us pm me.
Becky
 
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