2023 Pivot Cycles – MBAA XC Series

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle

January 21-22, 2023



Estrella Competitive Track (Map)

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. A new course marathon course will take racers out into the Regional Park.

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 $7 entry fee for each vehicle.

Primitive camping is available at this venue located in the parking lot to the east of the venue, take a peek at our venue map.

$15 per vehicle / night.

Teams wishing to setup their tent can reserve a team tent spot.


– Single Speed Coffee
– Stanzi’s Food Truck (veggie bowls)


Frozen Motion Photos

Please register online before coming to the event
Pricing: early bird until Sunday 8 pm 2 weeks prior / Until week of Thursday 8 pm / Late registration on race day
– First Timers – $25 (1x only – no awards)
– Juniors – $25 / $30 / $35 Juniors (18 and under)
– Adults – $45 / $50 / $60

Need to change your category? No problem – send an email to info@MangledMomentum.com

Registration opens Nov 1, 2022

See Who’s Registered

If you become sick or are experiencing COVID symptoms approaching race day you may transfer your entry to the next event. If we are 2 weeks out from race day and you have an unforeseen circumstance, we can issue you a refund. Your entry fee goes towards supporting the trails you ride.
– Must be finalized by race #2 Estrella!
– Details on how to sign up for the the 2023 MBAA Team Competition.
Signup for an MBAA membership when you register for just $25 ($15 for juniors) and contribute directly to trail projects across the state. Plus you’ll get a cool pair of members only socks and sticker. You’ll also be entered into out members only raffles drawn at each race!

Elite (Pro) – Competes at the highest level
Expert (Cat 1) – Seasoned racer
Intermediate (Cat 2) – Not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner (Cat 3) – Relatively new to the sport
First Timer – Newbie, First Timer Category is for first time racers
Single Speed – Only one gear, likes to suffer
Rock Crusher – Gents 200-lbs +
Athena Women – 165-lbs +
Plus Bike – 2.8 inch tires or wider
Marathon – Long distance, approx. 3.5-hrs
Junior – Ages 6-18
Kids – 7 & under that likes a short, FREE race

The age you will be on December 31, 2023.

Awards are 3 deep per category.
Awards ceremony (pending). Participants will pick up awards at the podium once awards are final.

Payout top 5 Elite/Marathon men/women.
– $100 / $90 / $80 / $50 / $45

Every event is not possible without the help and support of volunteers. Help make these events great by giving back a bit of your time.

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle
Estrella Hedgehog Hustle – Red Loop

Marathon riders, no pre-riding on Jan 15-16. There is a running race going on in the Regional Park.

  • Green Arrows Junior Loop (3-miles) – Juniors, you will have a closed course and pass through the finish chute each lap (reverse direction of other categories when passing through the finish chute).
  • Black Arrows – Long Loop (9.5-miles) GPS – Formerly the blue loop in years past. A quick climb out of the gate, 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.
  • Blue Arrows – Pass Mtn Loop (9-miles) – This loop cuts off the harder rocky section of the long loop.
  • Red Arrows – Big Loop (23-miles) GPX – Head out on the traditional long loop, prior to the final climb of the lap, hang a left and head out Desert Rose to Estrella Regional Park. Take a left onto Gadsden to Toothaker up and over, left on Rainbow Valley, then a right on Dysart, left on Butterfield and right on Gadsden before making a final left onto Desert Rose and head back to the competitive track to finish out the long loop. Marathoners will then complete 2 black loops for a total of 43-miles (3.5-hr cutoff).


Friday 1/20 –

  • All Day Course open for pre-riding (Final course markings underway)
  • 4-5 pm Number plate pickup open (register online)

Saturday 1/21 –

  • 7:00 – 11:00 am – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:00 am – Elite/Expert Men, ALL Marathon
  • 9:30 am – Elite/Expert Women
  • 10:30 am – Intermediate Men, Master’s Men, Rock Crusher, Plus Bike

Sunday 1/22 –

  • 7:00 – 12:30 pm – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:00 am – Beginner Men, First Time Men
  • 9:00 am – Beginner/Intermediate Women, Women SS, First Time Women
  • 11:00 am – Junior Boys
  • 12:00 pm – Junior Girls
  • 12:30 pm Free Kid’s Race (6 & under)
  • 1:00 pm – 6-8 Boys/Girls

Registration opens Nov 1, 2022