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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!