Ride October 1, 2022
Pedal the Petrified 2022 is a non-competitive cycling tour ride that takes place in the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park to raise funds for NPC student scholarships.
Pedal the Petrified 2022, registrants can choose their ride option: a 50 km (approximately 31 miles) one-way trip, from the north entrance of Petrified Forest National Park to Rainbow Forest in the south, with a free shuttle for themselves and their bikes back to the ride start, or a 100 km (approximately 62 miles) round trip.
Each registered rider receives admission to the park, a ride tee-shirt, access to all support, sag stops, and shuttle service. Five sag stops, located approximately five miles apart throughout the route, provide water (please bring your own bottles) and healthy snacks. You can download a ride description below, with information about elevation, elevation changes, and distances between stops.
It's a truly singular experience! Take your time, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park, from the picturesque Painted Desert on the north end to the fascinating petrified wood in the south. Several sag stops feature short walks that take you right into the setting. Sag stop volunteers will be happy to mind your bike and take photos of you and your ride partners! Please join us on October 1, 2022, for Pedal the Petrified!
Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000 for student scholarships!
IT'S ALL FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Set up your own fundraising site and invite your family and friends to sponsor you for your goal! All proceeds support student scholarships at Northland Pioneer College, the only comprehensive community college serving all of Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. This one-of-a-kind ride raises need-based scholarship dollars and If each rider raises just $200, that will provide an additional $50,000 for students to reach their educational goals and transform their lives! We appreciate your support for this ride and the students of Northland Pioneer College.
We're counting on YOU! Your generous support will allow NPC students to continue their education!
RIDE DATE: October 1, 2022
COST: $115/rider to support student scholarships - includes commemorative rider t-shirt
LOCATION: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona - Entrance located off Interstate 40 between Holbrook, AZ and Gallup, NM at Exit 311.
RIDE OPTIONS: 50 km one-way, from the north park entrance to Rainbow Forest, with a free shuttle back to ride start, or a 100 km round-trip ride. (Riders who want to cover the entire 100 km must ride the Blue Mesa Loop in both directions.)
Share your experience on our social media channels! A fun way for us all to stay in touch, and share our rides and photos with each other! Those who don’t wish to post on Facebook can contact Betsyann Wilson for options.
Order Your Pedal "Petal" the Petrified Bike Jersey: $75
Thank you to our amazing sponsors who have supported our "in-person" Pedal the Petrified event for many years.
Call Betsyann Wilson, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6245, or send her an email.