1 – McDOWELL MELTDOWN

2022 Pivot Cycles – MBAA XC Series

McDowell Meltdown

January 8-9, 2022

PRESENTED BY:

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

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.

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 night.

FOOD ONSITE:
– Single Speed Coffee
– Stanzi’s Food Truck (veggie bowls)
– Hogg Doggs (hot dogs & burgers)

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Frozen Motion Photos

REGISTRATION FEES:
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

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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.

XC SERIES REGISTRATION (Ends 12/31)

What you get:

  • Entry into all 6 races
    • Excludes State Champs which is a USAC sanctioned race
  • MBAA t-shirt & number plate with number of your choice (11-250)
    • Must register by 12/15 to get a plastic number plate
    • Number choice is first come, first served
  • Adult $250
  • Junior $140

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:
– Must be finalized by race #2 Estrella!
– Details on how to sign up for the the 2022 MBAA 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!

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
E-Bike – Class 1, pedal assist bicycle (no throttle)
Marathon – Long distance, approx. 3.5-hrs
Junior – Ages 6-18

RACE AGE:
The age you will be on December 31, 2022.

AWARDS:
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

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
McDowell Start Times & Lap Counts – Sunday

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 is a total of 43-miles (one red, one blue) The red loop will head out the sport to tech to long route and turn right 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-hrs meaning if it takes longer than 3.5-hrs to complete the red loop, you do not have to go out for a blue lap.

SCHEDULE

Friday 1/7 –

  • All Day Course open for pre-riding (Final course markings underway)
  • 5-6 pm Number plate pickup open (register online)

Saturday 1/8 –

  • 7:00 – 11:45 am – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:00 am – Marathon Men/Women
  • 8:30 am – Elite/Expert Men
  • 10:30 am – Elite/Expert Women
  • 11:45 am – Intermediate Men, Master’s Men, Rock Crusher, Plus Bike

Sunday 1/9 –

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

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