A Changing Arizona Trail

A photojournalism piece on Arizona's mountain bike trails.

In October 2021, POW Athlete Alliance member, Kait Boyle took part in the Arizona Trail (AZT) 300 race, a self-supported mountain bike ultra from the Mexico/United States border, north to the Picketpost Trailhead. These 300 miles of the AZT are showing the impacts of a changing climate–from increasingly unreliable water sources to sections of the trail being burned by wildfires. This story gives a compelling platform for Boyle to share her experience on the AZT, the significance of that landscape and the threats it faces.