7 FLAGSTAFF – FLAGSTAFF FRENZY

FlagstaffFrenzy

PRESENTED BY:

absolute

DATE:
May 17, 2014 (XC, MA)
May 18, 2014 (Super D)

LOCATION: 
Fort Valley Trail Network, Flagstaff, AZ

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The finals!  The last race of the 2014 MBAA season this can make or break a few titles.  Riders will be at altitude, and climb a bit.  Expect pine trees a plenty and some descending that will give you wry grin.  The 2013 Flagstaff Frenzy will be moving back the Mount Elden and Dry Lake Hills Trails. We will be staging at the Ft. Valley Trail Head off of Highway 180, but utilizing a combination of the Ft. Valley Trail System and some of Flagstaff’s best trails in the Mount Elden/Dry lake Hills area, including Sunset, Little Bear and Schultz Creek.   Course maps are UP!

DIRECTIONS/CAMPING:
Fort Valley Trail System is located 7 miles northwest of Flagstaff off highway 180. From Route 66 turn north on Humphrey’s St. then turn left at the third signal onto highway 180. Drive approximately 4.7 miles to Forest Road 164 B. Turn right, and drive about 400 feet then make another right on to a dirt road where the trailhead will be straight ahead about 100 feet.  Map

Camping IS available at this venue, no fees.

CAMP FIRES ILLEGAL AT Ft. VALLEY TRAILHEAD -
Ft. Valley Trailhead area, is permanently closed to campfires.  There is zero tolerance of campfires in prohibited areas. Citations will be issued for any illegal campfires. As usual, propane and Coleman stoves are legal.

REGISTRATION FEES - 

Save money and time – sign up online, early!
$20 First timers (1x only)
$20 Juniors (18 and under, price never changes)
$40 Early – up until Sunday at 11:59pm week of the event
$45 Ontime – Monday 12:00am until Thursday 7:00pm
$55 Late & Day of registration – Thursday 7:01pm until 30 min prior to race start
USAC LICENSES/1-DAY
All Cat 1 and Pro riders MUST have a valid USAC license – no exceptions.
All Cat2/3/Marathon/Rock Crusher/Single Speed/Jr riders must either have a valid USAC license OR purchase a 1-Day license for an additional $10.
What does paying USAC do for you? 
By having a 1-day license (or annual) this provides:
Insurance for you (and us) for the event
Allows you to earn points towards qualifying for nationals
Allows us to be called a state championship series

register

PAYOUTS:
Marathon and Pro categories will pay out 5 deep for both males & females.

1st = $100
2nd = $90
3rd  = $80
4th = $50
5th = $25

CATEGORIES

Pro = Professional cyclist with a valid USAC pro card.
Cat 1 = Expert = Wicked fast, USAC must certify you as a Cat 1 cyclist based on your historical performances.
Cat 2 = Sport = dang fast = not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Cat 3 = Beginner = relatively new to the sport.
First Timer = Newbie = new to the sport, never raced with MBAA or has no experience with mtn bike racing.
Single Speed = 1 gear bike = one gear on bike, likes to suffer (our kind of folks)
Masters Men 60+ = older gents, 60+ years of age
Rock Crusher = Gents 200lbs or more
Marathon = long distance rider = 3.5hrs or more per race, likes to suffer, not right in the head (most definitely our kind of folks)
Jr = Ages 9-11, and ages 12-14
Youth = Ages 6-8 - NEW for 2014
Kid = tot = little one (under 6) that likes a short, free race

VOLUNTEER
Every great event is not possible without the help and support of outstanding volunteers.  Volunteer hours are logged and will count towards team standings.  Help make these events great by giving back a bit of your time, heck you might even get some extra schwag, and some new friends, without a doubt, you will get our sincere gratitude in helping making it all happen.

Sign up to help out in Flagstaff HERE

COURSE MAPS:

Cat1/Single Speed/Pro  Flag 2014 - Black arrows - Cat 1/Single Speed/Pro description
Cat 2/Rock Crusher/Master’s Men Flag 2014 - Blue arrows - Cat 2 description
Cat 3 Flag 2014 - Red arrows - Cat 3 description
Marathon Flag 2014 - 1 lap, followed by 1 black and 1 blue - Marathon description
Jrs Flag 2014 - Green arrows – Jr. description

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

LAP COUNTS & START TIMES:

2014 Flagstaff Frenzy Start Times rev1 – PRELIMINARY
Revision Notes:
Rev1 - modified Cat 1 Jr 15-18 Male/Female counts to match Cat 2 Jr laps – based on national/International formats 13JAN14

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Comments
  1. DJ Cavecreek says:

    I am over 60 and so is my wife. We both love MB ing. is it possible for me the gent to enter in the flagstaff race and how do we become members?

    thanks

    • mbaaadmin says:

      Hello DJ – yes, you may race any race that we have – no membership required – just visit the event page you would like to race and hit the register button! http://www.mbaa.net go under the Racing Tab – click on the event you would like to race! Thanks

  2. thegilp says:

    Do you guys have the course map available yet? I’d like to go pre-ride this Friday (well before you’ll have it marked), so it’d be nice if I could figure out what trails I need to do. If all goes well, I’ll register. :)

    • mbaaadmin says:

      Hello Laura – no, we don’t have the latest maps on this as of yet- working with USFS to get the best possible course in place.

    • mbaaadmin says:

      Maps are up for Flag along with descriptions – thanks to Absolute for working with USFS to get us some sweet courses yet again!

      • thegilp says:

        Thanks guys. I definitely won’t try to pre-ride again until the courses are marked. I went up there with last year’s map and got really lost (despite being really good at reading maps, former geologist). The trails aren’t well marked in that neck of the woods. Thanks though.

  3. Rob says:

    What course does the SS class race?

  4. Ryan Wayne says:

    Hey Guys, any chance you have the Garmin / GPS details for the laps? Lots of trails up there and easy to make a wrong turn.

  5. Manny Chavez says:

    What’s up? Will the rock crushers course be the same as the cat2 course? 1 26 mile loop?

    • mbaaadmin says:

      Hello Manny – thanks for your understanding yesterday – I hope you and Carolina still had a great ride. Yes, Rock Crusher will continue to do the same course as Cat 2. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the finals.

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