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4.13 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.13
8 Reviews

Mesa, Globe, Punkin Center, and back to Mesa

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By Dan - KTWIN (952 McR Points) on May 18, 2011

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HEC
November 4, 2011
My wife and our friends John and Robin rode this…
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defqon1
2 McR Points
March 11, 2016
This route is simply amazing, my wife and I spent…
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Written Directions

East of Phoenix/Mesa on US 60, past Gold Canyon, Queen Valley and Top of the World to Globe. Then west on AZ 188, past Roosevelt Lake and Tonto Basin to Punkin Center. Popular biker bar there, but I'm not into that, so on to Beeline Highway (AZ 87), and southbound home to Mesa.

Scenery

Excellent views of Roosevelt Lake and Tonto Basin riding west from Globe. No place to stop for pictures. Will have to bring my helmet camera next time.

Drive Enjoyment

Mild cornes and terrain on mountain road most of the way. This is cruiser riding at its best. Open road, not much traffic.

Tourism Opportunities

Okay restaurants. Good camping in Roosevelt Lake area. Not many places to stop, but that's not what I'm after.

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Mesa, Globe, Punkin Center, and back to Mesa
Mesa, Globe, Punkin Center, and back to Mesa
Mesa, Globe, Punkin Center, and back to Mesa
Mesa, Globe, Punkin Center, and back to Mesa
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HEC
November 4, 2011
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
My wife and our friends John and Robin rode this trip 9/11. Great ride. My wife is also a new rider riding a V Star 950 Tourer. The ride was scenic with a variety of road types. Fun ride for new and experienced riders. Luck have it, we dressed in layers as it was COLD in the AM. An HOT. In the afternoon.
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defqon1
March 11, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This route is simply amazing, my wife and I spent the day on a BMW 1200 GS doing this. The views are spectacular the entire time, on the way out to Roosevelt it got a little chilly, but from Roosevelt back to Mesa it was HOT. Roads are good condition, the hwy 60 section was a bit under construction as of 3/10/16, but still great ride.
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November 8, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Nice ride. It's not true that there are no places to stop and take pictures. Great views of Roosevelt Lake and surrounding mountains.
Stopped at the bar/lounge/restaurant in Punkin Center. AWESOME hamburgers and very cool tavern.
Get fuel in Punkin Center. Jakes corner was almost a dollar a gallon higher than in Globe.
Overall a very nice ride although my speedo says it's about 245 miles, not 203.
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