“There may be better places to mountain bike than the southern passages of the Arizona Trail.  And there may be better trip planning, guiding and support teams than HomeGrown MTB.  But, frankly, it’s hard to imagine either.  In this world of constantly and casually used superlatives, I was somewhat cautious about embracing Tara’s and Art’s promise that ‘we’ll provide you with an experience you and your son will never forget!’  But that’s exactly what they delivered.  I have rarely, in any of my life’s endeavors, experienced the combination of competence and care, adventure and attention that these guys provided.  Our bespoke itinerary was crafted not from the desk or sofa, but from hours of time scouting out routes and potential campsites, working on contingency plans if things turned out too much for my 11-year old son and his 48-year old dad to manage .  They asked many questions, seeking to understand both our needs and our dreams. Down to an email from Art asking simply what I would like to drink sitting around an evening campfire.  Big open skies, moons that shone so brightly that we woke up several times in the night thinking that someone was outside shining a flashlight into our tent.  Starry, starry nights.  Fully rigged camps, like oases waiting for us at the end of hard days riding.  Relaxed and genuine conversations around memorable campfires, hours spent teaching my son new MTB tricks and absorbing his chirps in constant good humor.  Spectacular and nourishing meals to restore and reenergize weary bodies.  Our guide exuded confidence, calm, patience, a sense of humor and love for the trails.  And as for those trails … miles and miles and miles of rolling single track, punishing climbs and technical descents.  All in all, HomeGrown MTB, you guys completely nailed it!   We can’t wait to come back!”   Meyrick Douglas, New Jersey”