4 WHITE TANKS – WHITE TANK WHIRLWIND
March 7, 2015
White Tanks Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355
White Tank Regional Park is a fun course, mixed in with a smidge of technical riding. White Tanks is part of the Maricopa County Regional parks and has long been a staple of the MBAA for good reason, it’s close to the Phoenix Metro area, fun and offers up some great riding.
From central Phoenix, take I -10 west towards LA they will take exit 125 (Sarival). At Sarival they will take a Right on to Sarival. Next street will be McDowell they will take a Left at McDowell. Follow McDowell till you reach the 303 and make a Right on the 303. Follow the 303 till you reach Northern and make a Left onto Northern. Follow Northern till you reach Cotton and make a Right onto Cotton. Follow Cotton till you reach Olive and make a Left onto Olive and follow Olive to the park. Follow park road all the way till it ends to the Competitive track location.
Food – Ralph’s Snackbar will be onsite with fresh coffee, burritos and other grub!
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER – Tr-IAG Sports Photography
Save money and time – sign up online, early!
$20 First timers (1x only, no points, no awards)
$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
Need to change your category? No problem – send an email to the registration director
MBAA REFUND POLICY: Up until 2 weeks before the event you may get a 50% refund or 100% transfer to the next event. If there is no next event (ie the finals) we cannot make any further accommodations.
Awards are 3 deep per category (categories are shown below under FAQ)
Awards will be done as soon as possible after protest periods end and results are approved by the officials.
PAYOUTS: Marathon categories will pay out 5 deep for both males & females.
Elite and Expert Open will compete for payouts – 5 deep for both males & females.
Note – if you are racing Expert 45+ or are an Expert 16, 17, or 18 years old, and want a shot at cash, you need to change categories and race Expert Open. No exceptions, no changing after the fact. Top 5 overall of Elite and Expert Open will be paid out onsite.
1st = $100
2nd = $90
3rd = $80
4th = $50
5th = $25
Elite (Pro) = Professional cyclist, gets paid to race professionally
Expert = (previously Cat 1) = Wicked fast, seasoned racer.
Intermediate = (previously Cat 2) = dang fast = not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner = (previously Cat 3) = 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 8-10, 10-12, 13-14
Kid = tot = little one (6 & under) that likes a short, free race
RACE AGE is based as of end of 2015.
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.
Green arrows = Jr loop ~2.6 miles
Blue arrows = Inner loop ~ 4.9 miles
Black arrows = Outer loop ~ 7 miles
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 (rev4)
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:
2015 White Tanks Start Times & Lap Counts Rev4
Rev 2- corrected ages to 9-11, 12-14
Rev3 – corrected SS Women laps to match intermediate 12JAN15
Rev4 – pulled in marathon by 10min, reduce congestion, increased women’s gap by 5 min for call ups 25FEB15 4:50am