The MBAA Donates $15,000+ in Grants for 2015

Posted: October 23, 2015 by MBAA in News/Updates

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona takes great pride in involving itself with so many great individuals – from racers, to volunteers, to recreational riders. It is because of you, that the MBAA is able to give back thousands of dollars in grants each year.

2015 Grants Awarded
  • Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association $1900
    • Located in North Phoenix, the DFMBA is the sole producer of the Cave Creek Cactus Classic and will be working to improve the “Horse Crossing”on the Town of Cave Creek trail system.
  • Trips for Kids $1500
    • This youth cycling organization was able to take over 600 kids MTBing for the first time last year and is continuing to grow their ride program.
  • Arizona Trail $5000
    • AZT stewards will be improving the sections of trail just north of Picket Post TH in Superior, specifically Reavis Canyon. Building and maintaining sustainable switchbacks on the climb up Montana Mountain.
  • Prescott/ IMBA $5000
    • IMBA will be hosting an Advanced Trail Building School (ATBS) in Prescott, AZ, utilizing the Firewater Trail at Thumb Butte as the outdoor classroom for this session, training approx. 20 trail stewards from all over the state who will then be able to return to their local organizations and teach additional volunteers.
  • Flagstaff Bikes Organization $3000
    • The Super D in Flagstaff sent all proceeds to the FBO to continue work on Fort Tuthill Bike Park as well as major repair trails off of Mt. Elden.
  • Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction $12,000
    • With tremendous support from the communities of Pine and Strawberry, Fire on the Rim was able to raise $12,000 for Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction.

Thanks to all that submitted grant requests in 2015. If you would like to be considered for future grant money we encourage you to continue the great work and submit your proposals to us next year.

Tempe Tour de Fat – Ride, Volunteer, Fun!

Posted: September 14, 2015 by MBAA in News/Updates

Tempe Tour de Fat

The annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is Sat. October 3rd and is one heck of a good time! Full Event Details

The event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol.

Volunteer Perks: As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens, a New Belgium volunteer-only water bottle and a coupon for $5 off a t-shirt at the souvenir booth. Plus, it will be fun – so sign up now!

2016 Race Schedule Announced – Tentative

Posted: September 10, 2015 by MBAA in News/Updates, Racing

Jan 16 McDowell Meltdown – McDowell
Jan 30 Hedgehog Hustle – Estrella
Feb 20 Havasu Havoc – Lake Havasu
Mar 19 White Tank Whirlwind – White Tanks
June 4 Flagstaff Frenzy – Flagstaff
June 5 Super D – Flagstaff

Upcoming Mtb Races in AZ

Posted: August 12, 2015 by MBAA in Racing

Oct 3 Tour of the White Mountains – Pinetop-Lakeside More Info / Register

Oct 10 Prescott 6er – Prescott More Info / Register

Oct 10 AZ State XC Championships – Fountain Hills More Info / Register

Oct 17 Rattler Race – Kingman More Info / Register

Nov 14 Cave Creek Cactus Classic – Cave Creek More Info / Register

Nov 21 12 Hours of Fury – Fountain Hills More Info / Register

Dec 12 Dawn to Dusk – Fountain Hills More Info / Register

Dec 12 Havasu Six – Lake Havasu More Info / Register

NICA Series
  • Sep 13 – Race #1 – Fort Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff
  • Sep 27 – Race #2 – Pioneer Park – Prescott
  • Oct 11 – Race #3 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills
  • Oct 25 – Race #4 – SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City
  • Nov 8 – Race #5 – White Tank Regional Park – Waddell

Super D is back on for Aug 23!

Posted: June 5, 2015 by MBAA in News/Updates



Flagstaff Biking Organization

Aug 23, 2015

The day after Absolute Bikes Old Fashioned MTB Race.

All of the race details here.