2020 Pivot Cycles – MBAA XC Series

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle

January 25, 2020



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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.


  • Ralph’s Snack Bar
  • Dough Brothers Pizza
  • Single Speed Coffee


Save money and time – sign up online, early!
$25 First timers (1x only – no points awarded, no awards)
$25 Juniors (18 and under, $30 late & day of registration)
$45 Early – up until Sunday at 11:59pm week of the event
$50 On-time – Monday 12:00am until Thursday 8:00pm
$60 Late & Day of registration – Thursday 8:01pm until 30 min prior to race start

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


Signup for an MBAA membership for just $20 ($10 for juniors under 18) 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!

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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.

Elite (Pro) – Professional cyclist, competes at the highest level
Expert (Cat 1) – Wicked fast, seasoned racer
Intermediate (Cat 2) – Dang fast, not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner (Cat 3) – Relatively new to the sport
First Timer – Newbie, never raced with MBAA or has no experience with mountain bike racing
Single Speed – Only one gear on bike, likes to suffer (our kind of folks)
Rock Crusher – Gents 200lbs or more
Plus Bike – 2.8 inch tires or wider
Marathon – Long distance rider, approx. 3.5-hrs or more per race, likes to really suffer (most definitely our kind of folks)
Junior – Ages 6-18
Kids – 6 & under that likes a short, FREE race

The age you will be on June 30, 2020.

Awards are 3 deep per category.
Awards will be done as soon as possible after protest periods end and results are approved by the officials.

Top 5 Marathon men overall
Top 5 Marathon women overall
Top 5 Elite/Expert men (19-29, 30-39, 40-49) overall
Top 5 Elite/Expert women (19-29, 30-39, 40-49) overall

1st = $100
2nd = $90
3rd  = $80
4th = $50
5th = $25

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 Start Times & Lap Counts

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle
Estrella Hedgehog Hustle – Marathon
Estrella Junior & Women’s Course – Juniors, you will complete the full junior loop in light green, passing through the finish chute each time. Women, you will also complete the full junior loop (light green) and then go up the dark green loop to the finish.

  • Green Arrows Junior Loop (3-miles) – The Junior loop has been updated and made longer for 2019. The course will run the correct direction of travel (counter clockwise).
  • Blue 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.
  • Black 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.
  • Red Arrows – Big Loop (23-miles) – Head out on the traditional long loop, prior to the final climb of the lap, hang a left and head out on the service road briefly which takes you 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 blue loops for a total of 43-miles (3.5 hr cutoff).

7:00 am – Registration Opens! – Bring ID, be patient please
*All athletes must check in/register 30-mins prior to start time
8:30 am – Elite, Expert, Marathon & Intermediate Men (wave 1)
10:30 am – Beginner Men (wave 2)
11:30 am – Elite, Intermediate & Beginner Women (wave 3)
12:00 pm – Awards for wave 1
12:30 pm – Free kid’s race (ages 7 & under)
1:00 pm – Awards for wave 2 & marathon
1:30 pm – Juniors (wave 4)
2:30 pm – Awards for wave 3
3:30 pm – Awards for wave 4

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