4 WHITE TANKS – WHITE TANK WHIRLWIND

White Tank Whirlwind
March 19, 2016

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LOCATION: 
White Tanks Regional Park (Map)
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355

GENERAL INFORMATION:
White Tank Regional Park is a fun course, mixed in with some bits of technical riding.  White Tanks is part of the Maricopa County Regional parks and has long been a staple of the MBAA for good reason, it’s close to the Phoenix Metro area, fun and offers up some great riding.

There is a $6 per vehicle entrance fee for this park.​​

DIRECTIONS/CAMPING:
From central Phoenix, take I -10 west towards LA they will take exit 125 (Sarival).  At Sarival they will take a Right on to Sarival.  Next street will be McDowell they will take a Left at McDowell.  Follow McDowell till you reach the 303 and make a Right on the 303.  Follow the 303 till you reach Northern and make a Left onto Northern.  Follow Northern till you reach Cotton and make a Right onto Cotton.  Follow Cotton till you reach Olive and make a Left onto Olive and follow Olive to the park.  Follow park road all the way till it ends to the Competitive track location. 

From the North – If those coming down the 303 from the North  then they will follow 303 till they reach Cactus and make a Right onto Cactus and follow Cactus till they reach Cotton and make a Left.  Follow Cotton till you reach Olive and make a Right on Olive.  Follow Olive to the Park.  Once at the park follow may park road till the end of the park road to the Competitive track.
CAMPING:
Camping is allowed at this venue.  No RV hookups.  Review our site layout to ensure you won’t be in the way!
FOOD ONSITE:
  • Ralph’s Snack Bar
  • Single Speed Coffee
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER:
REGISTRATION FEES:
Save money and time – sign up online, early!
$20 First timers (1x only, no points, no awards)
$20 Juniors (18 and under, price never changes)
$40 Early – up until Sunday at 11:59pm week of the event
$45 Ontime – Monday 12:00am until Thursday 8:00pm
$55 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 the registration director

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MBAA REFUND POLICY:
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.

AWARDS/PAYOUTS:
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.

PAYOUTS:
Top 5 Marathon male
Top 5 Marathon female
Top 5 Elite/Expert Open male
Top 5 Elite/Expert Open female

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

Note – if you are racing Expert 45+ or are Expert 15-18 and want a shot at cash, you need to change categories and race Expert Open. No exceptions, no changing after the fact.

CATEGORIES:
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)
Masters Men 60+ – Older gents, 60+ years of age
Rock Crusher – Gents 200lbs or more
Fat Bike – 3 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 9-11, 12-14
Kids – 6 & under that likes a short, FREE race

RACE AGE:
The age you will be on Dec. 31, 2016.

VOLUNTEER (Sign Up Here):
Every great event is not possible without the help and support of outstanding volunteers.  Volunteer hours are logged and will count towards team standings.  Help make these events great by giving back a bit of your time, heck you might even get some extra schwag, and some new friends, without a doubt, you will get our sincere gratitude in helping making it all happen.

Volunteer NowLAP COUNTS & START TIMES:

White Tanks Start Times/Lap Counts

  • Elite/Expert Men/Expert Junior Men will start at 8:30
    • This will provide a clear course for lap 1, before hitting traffic on lap 2.
  • 45+ and Single Speed to follow at 8:33 and 8:35
  • All Marathon riders start at 8:40

COURSE MAPS:

White Tanks

  • Green arrows = Jr loop ~2.6 miles
  • Blue arrows = Inner loop ~ 4.9 miles
  • Black arrows = Outer loop ~ 7 miles

GPS:
Marathon
Inner loop
Outer loop
Jr. Loop

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
7:15 AM – Registration/Check in open! – Bring ID, be patient please
*All athletes must check in/register 30-mins prior to start time
8:30 AM – Races start
11:15 AM – Registration shutdown
12:00 PM – Kids race registration
~Noon – Awards for Wave 1
1:00 PM – FREE Kids Race
~2:00 PM – Awards for Wave 2, 3 & Marathon

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EVENT SPONSORS:

Lifetime Fitness

Trek West Phoenix