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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

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.



Posted: May 16, 2015 by MBAA in News/Updates, Racing

2015 jersey

After reviewing volunteer and trail hours, we are happy to announce the 2015 MBAA Series champions.  All leaders in each division met the required number of volunteer and/or Trail hours – thank you.  These hours are what helps allow the MBAA to give back to the trails, keep entry fees low and continue to showcase the need for trail maintenance and support from the rider community.

SERIES Champs Jerseys – will be mailed by end of May 2015
SERIES Team Trophies – will be mailed by end of May 2015

2015 MBAA SERIES CHAMPIONS – Complete Results
Beginner Women 15-18 – Phoebe Dunn
Beginner Women 19-29 – Deana Kelley
Beginner Women 30-39 – Elysia Pang
Beginner Women 40-49 – Kim Musselman
Beginner Women 50+ – Kathy Cunningham
Elite Women – Not applicable – no riders met min of 3 races
Expert Women 15-18 – Olivia Nicholls
Expert Women 45+ – Solange Whitehead
Expert Women Open – Elizabeth Vito
Intermediate Women 15 – 18 – Kristen Kollus
Intermediate Women 19-34 – Rebekah Muster
Intermediate Women 35-49 – Julie Lyon
Intermediate Women 50+ – Wendy Kuhn
Jr Girls 12-14 – Natalie Fernau
Jr Girls 9-11 – Emma Clark
Marathon Women – Kata Skaggs
Single Speed Women – Cindy Lacotta
Beginner Men 15-18 – Nicholas Overleas
Beginner Men 19-29 – Brian Gallian
Beginner Men 30-39 – Lucas Franklin
Beginner Men 40-49 – Tyler Pingel
Beginner Men 50+ – James Streeter
Elite Men – Ryan Geiger
Expert Men 15-18 – Nik Johnson
Expert Men 45+ – Craig Raney
Expert Men Open – Tim Maddux
Intermediate Men 15 – 18 – Brian Heritage
Intermediate Men 19-34 – Kyle Gandy
Intermediate Men 35-49 – Mark Painter
Intermediate Men 50+ – William Pepper
Jr Boys 12-14 – Hayden Rosborough
Jr Boys 9-11 – Ian Smith
Marathon Men – Daniel Alasu
Masters Men 60+ – Clyde Miller
Rock Crusher Men – Tyler Shupe
Single Speed Men – Cody Kukulski

2015 MBAA SERIES TEAM CHAMPIONS – Complete Results

Big Ring Series – 
1) Nationwide Veloworks – 880
2) Team Slippery Pig – 811
3) Thin Air Racing – 745

Little Ring Series
1) Desert Shark Cycling – 650
2) Havasu Bike & Fitness – 627
3) Carlos Danger Race Club – 515

Thank you for a great season of racing.  Huge thanks to Mangled Momentum, Mike Sanchez, the board, all of our sponsors and all of the riders that helped make this a great year.  We look forward to 2016 and making AZ trails, and the series, bigger and better.

All the best –
The Board