1 McDOWELL – McDOWELL MELTDOWN

2021 Pivot Cycles – MBAA XC Series

McDowell Meltdown

January 9-10, 2021

PRESENTED BY:

Grease MonkeyLOCATION:
McDowell Mountain Regional Park (Map)
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255

Race Day Results

GENERAL INFORMATION:
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is arguably the home XC race course for many AZ mountain bike events. The course features classic desert riding with short climbs, tight turns, and cactus galore. This course will challenge you and leave you smiling, so long as you stay out of the cactus.

COVID Mitigation Plan

  • Masks must be worn in the venue, even though we are outside.
  • Riders can remove mask/buff 1-min before start.
  • We are subject to a $2500 fine and losing future event permits for any complaint by a bystander or participant. Please be responsible.
  • A COVID waiver will be sent out Friday and must be signed for you to race.
  • If you become sick in the days following the event, please notify us (info@MBAA.net) so we can inform the riders in your wave.

DIRECTIONS/CAMPING:
Take Shea to Fountain Hills Blvd. Continue on Fountain Hills Blvd. until it becomes McDowell Mountain Road. Continue 4 miles to the park entrance on your LEFT. There is a $7 entry fee for each vehicle – Exact change is appreciated. Review our venue map for where to setup.

Four Peaks Lot Camping – $22 per night – across from Competition Lot. First right after entering park. Please keep your footprint small to allow space between other campers. Must be out by Sunday.

FOOD ONSITE:

  • Single Speed Coffee
  • Stanzi’s Food Truck

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER:

REGISTRATION FEES:
NO DAY OF REGISTRATION. ALL RACERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE 8 PM THURSDAY 1/7/2021.
$25 First timers (1x only – no points awarded, no awards – first time division)
$25 Juniors (18 and under)
$50 Adults

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

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.

TEAM COMPETITION:

MBAA MEMBERSHIP:
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!

See who’s registered

MBAA REFUND POLICY:
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.

CATEGORIES:
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

RACE AGE:
The age you will be on December 31, 2021.

AWARDS:
Awards are 3 deep per category.
No awards ceremony. Participants will pick up awards at registration once results for your wave are final.

In an effort to continue to give back funds to trail projects there will be no racer payout for 2021.

VOLUNTEER (Sign up):
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.

START TIMES & LAP COUNTS:
McDowell Start Times & Lap Counts – Saturday Updated 1/7/2021 @ 9:47pm
McDowell Start Times & Lap Counts – Sunday Updated 1/7/2021 @ 9:47pm

Wave B Rider List

COURSE MAPS:
McDowell Meltdown
McDowell Meltdown – Red Loop

  • Green ArrowsSpot Loop (3-miles) – The sport loop will be marked with green arrows and is made up of mostly smooth rolling terrain.
  • Blue ArrowsSport > Tech > Long (10-miles) – The classic Sport to Tech to Long loop takes riders through some of the best trails in the desert.
  • Black ArrowsSport/Tech (5.5-miles) – Complete nearly a full Sport loop, then turn left onto the Tech Loop Connector just before the climb to the parking lot. Drop in on The Ledge (or take the bypass) then a lung busting climb takes to up to T-bone ridge before a nice descent leads you to finish out the loop.
  • Red Arrows Big Loop (33-miles) – The marathon course will head out the sport to tech to long route before heading onto the connector road to Pemberton. Once at the Pemberton trail, hang a left up to Dixie Mine. Up Dixie Mine, right on Coachwhip back to Pemberton where you will make a left and follow Pemberton almost to the trailhead before turning left onto Scenic. Up and over Scenic takes you back to Pemberton where you will make a left back to the connector road you came out on. Hang a hard right onto the long loop to complete the full red loop. Upon completing one red loop, you will then go out for one Blue (sport>tech>long) for a total of 43-miles (full marathon course GPX file). The cutoff to complete the red loop is 3.5-hours.

SCHEDULE

Friday 1/8 –

  • All Day Course Open for Pre-ride
  • 5-6 pm Number plate pickup open (MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE)

Saturday 1/9 –

  • 7:00 am – Number plate pickup opens – Bring ID (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:30 am – Marathon Men/Women
  • 9:00 am – Elite Men/Women
  • 10:30 am – Intermediate Men, Rock Crusher, Plus Bike

Sunday 1/10 –

  • 7:00 am – Number plate pickup opens – Bring ID (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:00 am – Beginner Men, First Timer Men
  • 9:30 am – Beginner/Intermediate Women, Women SS, First Timer Women
  • 11:00 am – Junior Boys
  • 12:00 pm – Junior Girls
  • 1:00 pm – 6-8 Boys/Girls

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