Tucson Enduro

October 1, 2017

Presented by

Pivot Cycles

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground (map)
Tucson, AZ

Race Format:
Enduro racing is made up of multiple timed descents. Riders will follow a specific route to get to the start of each stage, some by pedal others by chair lift. After all the stages are completed, a rider’s combined time will determine their overall placing on the day.

Knee pads, elbow pads, and a full face helmet are strongly recommended. A trail bike with 120+ mm of travel and a dropper seat post is encouraged.

General Information:
Gordon Hirabayashi Campground is located 12-miles up the Catalina hwy from the Tanque Verde intersection near Safeway. Mt. Lemmon provides higher elevation riding close to town with trees, creek crossings, cool rock formations, and expansive views overlooking Tucson.

The venue is located at the back of the Gordon Hirabayashi Campground. This is 2 miles up the road from the Molino Basin Campground. Packet picket, the riders meeting, awards, and FREE BEER ON SUNDAY will be located here. There will be a rider drop-off zone at the front of Gordon.

RV/Tent Camping – Given the space limitations at this event, we are encouraging folks not to bring RVs to the venue. Car camping is okay, but space will be tight. Please carpool if possible.

Camping is available at Molino Basin Campground along with general parking. The Gordon Hirabayashi Campground just up the road will be reserved for the venue and pre/post race festivities along with a small amount of day of parking along with pickup/drop-off of riders.

Registration Fees:
$65 online (available until 8:00 pm on Thursday 9/28)
$80 on race day (cash preferred)


  • Open Men/Women
  • Masters 45+ Men/Masters 40+ Women
  • Amateur Men/Women
  • Junior Boys/Girls (17 & under)

Register NowRefund Policy:
Up until 2 weeks out, you may receive a 50% refund or transfer your entry to the next event.

If there is no next event or within 2 weeks of the event you get sick, break yourself, or can’t attend due to work etc. your entry will be put towards trail projects. We appreciate your understanding.

Top 3 men/women open – cash (1st $225, 2nd $150, 3rd $75)
Top 3 amateur men/womenmasters men/women & junior boys/girls – prizes

These events are not possible without volunteers.

Course Info:

  • # of Stages: 4
  • Elevation Gain: 2300′
  • Total Mileage: 13.5-miles

View the Course Map

Stage 1: Upper Bug Spring

  • Pedal up Mt. Lemmon Hwy 4.5 miles to just past Middle Bear pullout
  • Turn right onto Bug Spring trail for hike-a-bike to start
    • Riders will have 45-mins to get from Gordon to Stage 1 Start

Stage 2: Lower Bug Spring

  • After finishing Stage 1, continue on Bug Spring trail up water bars to Stage 2

Stage 3: Upper Prison Camp

  • From Stage 2, cross Mt. Lemmon Hwy at crosswalk to Gordon Campground
  • Head uphill on the south side of the campground to Stage 3 start

Stage 4: Lower Prison Camp

  • After finishing Stage 3, continue on Prison Camp trail up water bars to Stage 4
  • To get to Stage 1 from the end of stage 4, pedal through Molino parking lot to Mt. Lemmon Hwy. Head left out of the parking lot 6.5 miles up Mt. Lemmon Hwy to Bug Spring trail.
    • Riders will have 1-hr 15-mins to get from end of Stage 4 to Stage 1 Start

Important Notes

  • Riders will go off in 30-sec intervals
  • The top 10 riders from Race #1 will start at the front of their category then stage yourself among yourselves
  • Open/Juniors begin with Stage 1
  • Amateur/Masters begin with Stage 3 then proceed to stage 4, 1, & 2

Course open to pre-ride

7:00 Day of Registration Opens/Number Plate Pickup
8:00 Riders Meeting
9:00 Race Start
11:00 Food Truck & Beer for Racers 21+
2:00 Awards