Alan Shelton, the new trail director for the MBAA hit the trails early on Saturday, with a shovel. Alan along with thirteen + volunteers, including members from GROAZ, and land manager Rand Hubbell made improvements and repairs to the pump track, as well as 4+ miles of drainage repair and general maintenance. The effort was one of many that Alan is planning for the 2014 season – he is working on dates for Estrella, White Tanks and a return to McDowell. Alan is working together with (new) recreation director Amy Regan to offer up a social component. Lastly, and certainly not least, lunch AND park entry for the volunteers, was FREE! Thanks to Global Bikes for providing lunch to the volunteers and the park for granting us access. Stay tuned as the other trail work dates get finalized. Thanks for your continued support.
Archive for October, 2013
Like a cold beer on Friday pm, registration has cracked wide open. Only 2 events (the Team Event and the Super D) are not yet open. All others, have at it. Heck, in the spirit of Tour de Fat, Oktoberfest and the temps dropping we are even offering up a special October discount - “October10” will get you 10% off any entry. Take advantage of that little extra cash and use it at your LBS to pick up some goodies for the fall rides. ALSO NOTE – you will NOT need to have a MBAA membership in 2014 (although highly encouraged) we are simplifying things. USAC membership required for Pro/Cat1 riders as always. USAC 1 day license available for all others, you MUST be a USAC annual member to win the series – stay tuned for more info as we clean up the rules for 2014.
Last, but NOT least – TRAILWORK -October 26 – McDowell Mountain Park – 7:30a til 12:00p -
Hours will count towards 2014.
Free park entrance, but you HAVE to move dirt with a shovel, not just your tires!
FREE lunch – provided by GLOBAL BIKES!
This SATURDAY (TOMORROW)- OCTOBER 5th – grab your cruiser, get your funk on, and get ready to party with New Belgium Brewing as the Tour de Fat takes over Tempe. That’s right, rad cruisers, stellar cosutmes and pheonmenal bands INCLUDING Los Amigos Invisbiles! All proceeds benefit the local non-profits in the community – Tempe Bicycle Action Group (aka TBAG), Bike Saviours and the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA). Ride, drink, help the local cycling community….easy peasy…get on it!
2014 RACE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOUR DE FAT!
Promo deal – the code “TdF” will get you 10% off any entry for any race until Sunday, October 6 in the pm. Commit early and save. No MBAA membership necessary this year, although highly encouraged to help raise funds for the trails.
The latest from the newest addition (marketing director Byron McClurg) can be seen in the October update. Note that we are inching ever closer to opening up the 2014 registration, we are heading to Havasu (yea to RIDE BIKES!) and Vassago is gonna hook someone up with a sweet single speed this season. Lastly, and perhaps MOST IMPORTANTLY – support Tour de Fat, this Saturday, October 5 at Tempe Beach park. Drink beer, ride bikes and support the MBAA, Bike Saviours and Tempe Bicycle Action group!