Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
I just read the whole AZCentral.com article and it has a few inaccuracies. Schnebly Hill road is not decently graded, and would not be fun on a road bike. It's also (decently graded) dirt from the top of the hill for 10-15 miles back to I-17 (not paved as the article states). If you take the SR 179 route from Sedona (skipping the Schenbly Hill route), the best views between Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek will be behind you, so plan on stopping at the several scenic pull offs along the route.
PM me if you have any questions. And if I can, I wouldn't mind meeting you in Jerome for lunch at Haunted Hamburger, and a ride back through Sedona.