4 WHITE TANKS – WHITE TANK WHIRLWIND

WhiteTankWhirlwind

DATE:
March 7, 2015

LOCATION: 
White Tanks Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355

GENERAL INFORMATION:
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.

DIRECTIONS/CAMPING:
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. 

From the North - If those coming down the 303 from the North  then they will follow 303 till they reach Cactus and make a Right onto Cactus and follow Cactus till they reach Cotton and make a Left.  Follow Cotton till you reach Olive and make a Right on Olive.  Follow Olive to the Park.  Once at the park follow may park road till the end of the park road to the Competitive track.
​There is a $6 per vehicle entrance fee for this park.​​
Camping-
Camping is allowed at this venue.  No RV hookups.
Food – Ralph’s Snackbar will be onsite with fresh coffee, burritos and other grub!

REGISTRATION FEES
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

register

PAYOUTS:
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

CATEGORIES
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.

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 volunteer at White Tanks HERE

COURSE MAPS:

White_Tanks
Green arrows = Jr loop ~2.6 miles
Blue arrows = Inner loop ~ 4.9 miles
Black arrows = Outer loop ~ 7 miles

GPS:
Marathon
Inner loop
Outer loop
Jr. Loop

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 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 White Tank Start Times rev2
Revision Notes:
Rev1 - 
modified Cat 1 Jr 15-18 Male/Female counts to match Cat 2 Jr laps – based on national/International formats 13JAN14
Rev2 – modified Cat 2 Jr 15-18 Male Start times, included Jr 6-8 Lap count/start time 22JAN14

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EVENT SPONSORS:

LTF logo     bop 120x60          kates     rivers     logo3     giant blue

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