MUDSHARK + HAVASU = AWESOME

Posted: February 14, 2015 by mmelley in News/Updates, Racing, Sponsors

We head to Lake Havasu for the third race in the series.  The event is Saturday February 21, 2015.  Book a hotel and stay the night (Friday and or Saturday) or take advantage of dry camping at the Rodeo grounds (amazing hosts).  While in town – stop in Mudshark brewing, bring your race bib for 25% off.  Mudshark has some of the tastiest beer (and food) in town – they support the series, are avid cyclists and flat out really good people.  If you need last minute tune ups or spare tubes, be sure to pop in River Cyclery – also a sponsor of Havasu Havoc.  Lastly, check out the Lake, the water is insanely clear, not like some of the water you may find in say…Tempe Town Lake.

USAC – NATIONAL QUALIFYING…

Posted: February 13, 2015 by mmelley in News/Updates, Racing, Rules

USA Cycling has announced their requirements for National qualifying for the 2015 event to be held in Mammoth, California – July 14-19, 2015.  The Flagstaff Frenzy  is the Arizona State championship, as well as the series championship rolled into one.  This allows for those athletes that would like to have a shot at going to nationals, to qualify at our event.  The top 15 athletes per category, holding a valid annual license will be invited to nationals.  If you simply want to ride your bike at Flagstaff, and don’t have an annual license, the MBAA is picking up the 1-day licensing fee (not an annual license) – this is done in an effort to continue to support grass roots racing, low race fees, and continue to provide value for our membership.  If you would like to help the MBAA offset that financial burden, we humbly request that you consider becoming a member of the MBAA.

IMBA – TUCSON

Posted: February 9, 2015 by mmelley in Trails
Over the weekend marketing director Tim Racette got to spend some time with the IMBA board along with various members of local and national mountain biking organizations. More than just a race series, the MBAA shares IMBA’s views to develop and maintain trail systems throughout our great state.
Discussions included co-mingling with other users like hikers, horseback riders, as well as being advocates for all outdoor recreation activities such as paddle sports, climbing, and fat biking (to name a few) in order to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience on the land we all share. The more involved us users can be with land managers and the organizations that support our trails the better we can build and maintain great trails that will remain in existence for a long long time.
If you haven’t attended a trail work day or spent some time helping out with your local trails you should definitely consider it! Not only does it help preserve the trails we ride, but it’s an opportunity to see the trails from a different view point and another great way to meet fantastic like minded people who love our sport.

Arizona has a ton of variety to offer mountain bikers within a relatively small area so get out there and go exploring!

Ride safe and have fun!

HAVASU – MUDSHARK

Posted: February 5, 2015 by mbaaadmin in Racing, Sponsors

We head out to Havasu for the Havasu Havoc on February 21.  This event is presented by our favorite Havasu brewer:  Mudshark brewing!  While in town, be sure to try the Vanilla Caramel Porter or try their flight of beers!  If you need any last minute gear, stop in the local shop in town (and MBAA supporter) River Cyclery.

REMINDER – get your hotels ASAP as they are booking up quickly!

MARC – TEAM EVENT

Posted: February 4, 2015 by mbaaadmin in News/Updates, Racing

We made a slight change in categories – “Mixed” will not require 2 males/2 females.  it will be wide open, you’ll just need 4 people to ride a bike, we don’t care about their gender etc.  Just ride your bikes and have a good time – and for the record, that goes for ANY category.  Teams of four do not need to be registered MBAA teams to ride the event, we just want lots of people to ride!  It’s a shorter version of Barn Burner, with more sun, single track, and closer to home!