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2021 Pivot Cycles XC Series

Posted: October 29, 2020 by MBAA in News/Updates, Racing


  • Race age – age you will be on December 31, 2021.
  • One Women’s Single Speed XC category, racing intermediate distance.
    • The Marathon Women SS category remains.
  • Membership will increase by $5 (Juniors $15 / Adults $25)
    • This means your dollars go even further to help support the trails!
    • You still get a sweet pair of socks and cool sticker.
    • Memberships purchased after Nov. 1st are good through 2021.
  • Series registration
    • $250 adult / $140 junior
    • Entry into all 6 series races (excludes state champs)
    • Includes t-shirt & custom plastic number plate
    • Refund policy:
      • If 3 races cancelled $100 adult / $65 junior refund
      • Less than 3 races cancelled $50 / $40 refund
      • Entire series cancelled $225 / $115 refund

Due to COVID-19 event size limitations, we will be moving to a 2-day format for McDowell, Estrella, White Tanks and State Champs. The 2-day format will tentatively cut the one-day race waves in half and be split up Elite/Expert, Marathon, and Intermediate Men on Saturday, then Beginner Men, Intermediate & Beginner Women and Juniors on Sunday.

For the larger categories, we will be breaking you up into 25 person start waves (ie: if beginner men 30-39 has 50 sign-ups, there will be a wave A & B). Racers of both waves will be scored together. Start waves will be based on registration sign-up order for McDowell, then by overall series standing thereafter.

Training Plans: We’ve partnered with Geiger Coaching to offer specific MBAA training plans for the 2021 season. View training plans and get connected with Ryan.

Register for the MBAA Series

Questions, comments, or concerns feel free to shoot us an email We have spent the past 6 months observing the events that have been taking place and talking with other organizers in hopes of bringing you the MBAA experience you’re used to.

2021 XC Schedule
Jan 9/10 – McDowell Meltdown
Jan 23/24 – Estrella Hedgehog Hustle
Feb 6/7 – White Tank Whirlwind
March 6 – Havasu Havoc
April 10 – Prescott Punisher
May 1 – Flagstaff Frenzy
May 8/9 – XC State Champs

The MBAA Annual Meeting will take place on Friday Dec. 4th at 6:00 PM, location TBD