The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA): MCDOWELL MELTDOWN EVENT
A home for XC race course for mountain bike events and Cactus Cup back in the 90’s, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is holding an event for an exciting race. Its a challenging course that all avid mountain bikers would enjoy!
Take Shea to Fountain Hills Blvd. Continue on Fountain Hills Blvd. until it becomes McDowell Mountain Road. Continue 4 miles to the park entrance on your LEFT. There is a $6 entry fee for each vehicle – Exact change is appreciated. Camping fees go to the park. Review our site layout for where to setup.
Competition Lot Camping – $20 per night – showers & restrooms first come, first serve.
Four Peaks Lot Camping – $12 per night – adjacent to Competition lot.
- Ralph’s Snack Bar
- Single Speed Coffee
Save money and time – sign up online, early!
$20 First timers (1x only – no points awarded, no awards)
$20 Juniors (18 and under, price never changes)
$40 Early – up until Sunday at 11:59pm week of the event
$45 On-time – Monday 12:00am until Thursday 8:00pm
$55 Late & Day of registration – Thursday 8:01pm until 30 min prior to race start
Need to change your category? No problem – send an email to the registration director
What to race the full series? Register for all 6 individual XC races (McDowell, Estrella, White Tanks, Havasu, Prescott & Flagstaff) for just $200.
Elite (Pro) – Professional cyclist, competes at the highest level
Expert (Cat 1) – Wicked fast, seasoned racer
Intermediate (Cat 2) – Dang fast, not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner (Cat 3) – Relatively new to the sport
First Timer – Newbie, never raced with MBAA or has no experience with mountain bike racing
Single Speed – Only one gear on bike, likes to suffer (our kind of folks)
Masters Men 60+ – Older gents, 60+ years of age
Rock Crusher – Gents 200lbs or more
Fat Bike – 3 inch tires or wider
Marathon – Long distance rider, approx. 3.5-hrs or more per race, likes to really suffer (most definitely our kind of folks)
Junior – Ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Kids – 6 & under that likes a short, FREE race
The age you will be on Dec. 31, 2017.