I definitely plan on trying to get up to Sedona! Most of the time I will be riding around phoenix, but I will be there for 2 weeks, so I will try to get up to Sedona for a day or two on the weekend.
Thanks for posting the link to the bike shop, I was planning on renting, but I haven't even thought of looking for shops yet. Thanks!
I lived in Flagstaff for four years and Phoenix for one and did A LOT of riding while there. Flag's got some terrific trails but the environment looks a lot like Jersey. If you want a real change of scenery then definitely stick to trails in Phoenix and Sedona. The locals' best kept secret is a trail guide by Cosmic Ray called Fat Tire Tales & Trails: Arizona Mountain Bike Trail Guide. The URL below will give you a visual aid and review.
lol...the first thing my girlfriend's parents said to me is to watch out for snakes...I ride in Florida a lot though so I have seen make share of snakes on rides...
Thanks for the tip on the book, I will definitely pick one up when I get out their.