1. What is Grind & Gears and what can people expect when they visit?
Grind and Gears is a one-of-a-kind bike shop, coffee shop and pit stop. We are unique because we are located in the town of Carefree on the south side of Cave Creek Road, a very popular bike path that leads way out to Seven Springs and beyond. So we built a back entrance and patio where cyclists can lock their bikes up come in and grab a drink or snack at our coffee bar. It's a great place to rest, socialize, grab a quick tune up, and check out new gear.
Whether you are a seasoned cyclist, looking for your first bike, or a day rental, we have everything you need. We also pride ourselves on our excellent service and quality service and products.
Uniquely Grind & Gears is owned by Don and Lisa Little who also own and operate the local favorite Black Mountain Cafe. Both add a lot of value to our town of Carefree and the residents. The bike shop is an extension of the Littles's hobbies and love of the local community.
2. Tell us more about the bike trails in the area.
We are in the center part of a long very active cyclists ride route that runs along Cave Creek Road. And for mountain riders, we are right down the street from Browns Ranch, Spur cross trails, Apache wash trails, Cave Creek regional park trails.
3. Any upcoming events people should know about?
We have started our Friday night Flyers event, which is a cyclist get together and ride. It's a new event so all the details will come together. Essentially, it's a group ride with like-minded active cyclists who want to ride together and share a few laughs and maybe a couple drinks.
1. Javelina Trail
Discover this 3.0-mile loop trail near Scottsdale, Arizona. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 9 min to complete.
2. Brown's Ranch Loop
Get to know this 5.7-mile loop trail near Scottsdale, Arizona. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 55 min to complete. This is a very popular area for mountain biking.
3. Skull Mesa Trail
Try this 11.4-mile out-and-back trail near Cave Creek, Arizona. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 6 h 9 min to complete.
4. Apache Wash Trail
Head out on this 3.9-mile out-and-back trail near Phoenix, Arizona. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 16 min to complete.