Temporary Route change in Section One of the AZBDR. All riders who are traveling the AZBDR in section one please make the following adjustment. When you get to the Empire Ranch Headquarters which is approximately 12.5 miles north from Sonoita gas stop please use the AZ1 Easy Alt to Avoid Sand track. This track will take you out to the pavement and avoid the deep sand section and will bring you back onto the route at the Hilton Ranch Road. The reason for this temporary change is to avoid a small section of private land which the route currently crosses. A new route will be posted as soon as we can get down there to develop it. We apologize for this minor change, but we respect the rights of private land owners and their property. If you have any questions, please contact us.