4 ESTRELLA – HEDGEHOG HUSTLE
March 8, 2014
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338
COURSE IS CLOSED due to NASCAR thru March 4. No pre-riding available until the 5th!
Course will be marked on March 6.
Estrella Mountain Park is in the shadow of the legendary Phoenix International Raceway. This course offers up a scenic venue for spectators and racers alike. Be sure to freshen up your sealant, and bring tubes. This course has been known for taking some tubes.
I-10 W toward Los Angeles
Take exit 131 for Avondale Blvd
Turn left onto Avondale Blvd
Follow Avondale Blvd to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR)
Turn left on Avenida Estrella (look for small brown park/trail signs on right)- if you pass all Of the graded parking lots for PIR you’ve gone too far!
Go straight till you have to turn left into the park self pay station
Pay park fee…follow pavement towards track, which will be on your left.
There is a $6 entry fee for each vehicle.
Camping IS available at this venue!
Ralph’s Snackbar will be onsite with fresh coffee, burritos and other grub!
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
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
Awards are 3 deep per category (categories are shown below under FAQ)
Payouts are for Marathon and Pro categories only and will be 5 deep for both males & females.
1st = $100
2nd = $90
3rd = $80
4th = $50
5th = $25
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 = youngster = ages 10-14 likes to pedal and get dirty
Kid = tot = little one (under 10) that likes a short, free race
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.
Estrella Map 2014
Green arrows = Jr ~1.6 miles – GPS
Quick climb out the gate and then fast twist and turns back to the start.
Blue arrows = Tech loop ~4.7 miles – GPS
Quick climb out the gate, followed by single track with a moderate climb to the saddle, riders then work their way back through a rock garden to the final saddle, before descending back toward the finish/lap area.
Black arrows = Long loop ~9.5 miles – GPS
Quick climb out of the gate, a nice low grade climb to the first saddle, a few dips/hills, and speedy areas to the last saddle. Once to the last saddle, you will be stoked for the final descent.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
7:15am – Registration/Check in open! – Bring ID, be patient please.
8:30am – Marathon start
All athletes must check in/register 30 min prior to their start time
Start times and lap counts are posted HERE
Riders must know their lap counts
Course will be marked, however per USAC riders must know the course (maps are above)
11:15am – All registration shutdown
12:00p – Kids race registration – Giant Scottsdale Tents
1:00p – FREE Kids Race
~Noon* – Awards for Wave 2
~2pm* – Awards for Wave 1, 3, 4
*Whenever possible, we will do awards as quickly as possible, thus times may be earlier. We will do our utmost to meet (or beat) awards times.
LAP COUNTS & START TIMES:
2014 Estrella Hustle Start Times rev3
Rev1 - modified Cat 1 Jr 15-18 Male/Female counts to match Cat 2 Jr laps – based on national/International formats 13JAN14
Rev2 – pulled in all Cat 3 Women start times to reduce Jr. course traffic. Youth 6-8 info added. 27FEB14
Rev3 – corrected age groups for Jrs 04MAR14