The information in this race flyer is subject to change. Please check back prior to the event to make sure you have the most up-to-date information available.
State Championships Qualification
Student-athletes must individually qualify for the State Championships race, based on the following criteria:
1. Compete in a minimum of three (3) races in the four-race conference series; and
2. Top Overall Individual Series point earners as follows:
- All Varsity Boys and Girls;
- All Junior Varsity 1 Boys and Girls;
- Top 50 Junior Varsity 2 Division I Boys per conference;
- Top 50 Junior Varsity 2 Division II Boys per conference;
- Top 50 Junior Varsity 2 Girls per conference;
- Top 50 Freshman Division I Boys per conference;
- Top 50 Freshman Division II Boys per conference;
- Top 50 Freshman Girls per conference;
- All high school seniors regardless of category and placement.
Schedule at a Glance
|Saturday, November 5|
|9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Course Open for Pre-Ride|
|Sunday, November 6|
|7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Course Open for Pre-Ride|
|8:00 a.m.||Head Coaches Meeting|
|9:00 a.m.||Boys Varsity/JV1 Race|
|10:30 a.m.||Girls All Categories Race|
|12:00 p.m.||Boys JV2 Race|
|1:15 p.m.||Boys Freshman Race|
Location & Directions
At over 5,000 feet in elevation, this course rolls through pine trees, oak trees and grassy fields along the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains. You will encounter small boulders to maneuver around, roots, short steep climbs and a few soft sandy areas. The 4.1 mile course runs clockwise and climbs 348 feet per lap.
Course & Infield Map
Fort Huachuca is an active military base, however we’ve made access easy. You can save time and avoid the standard visitor access protocols by presenting the special ACA base access pass. Simply announce yourself to the drive thru gate guard as a participant in the mountain bike race and present the pass – remember to print it and bring it with you – when proceeding through the access control points. If you forget to print your pass you will need to go through the Visitor Control Center at the Van Deman Gate (west gate).
If you have qualified for States and purchased the Race Package earlier this season, your race registration is all set. However, if you’ve been entering races individually then you’ll need to register for States in the CCN. Online registration for States closes Thursday, November 3, at 11:59 p.m. As always, there is no onsite registration.
All student-athletes will receive a race number plate and riders will use the same plate for the entire race series. Number plates have chip timing transponders on the backside so exercise care to avoid damage. Please remove the number plate from the bike before loading it for transport to prevent damage or loss. Replacement number plates will be available at the registration tent for $25. The registration tent will be open on Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday beginning at 7:00 a.m.
For questions regarding the CCN, contact registration services.
The course will be open for pre-ride to all registered student-athletes and licensed coaches on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. On Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the course is open to female student-athletes and their coaches only. Boys are not allowed on the course during the girls-only period. Please pass course workers with care. All student-athletes and coaches must have a number plate attached to their bike in order to pre-ride the course. Unregistered parents/siblings may not ride the course.
We encourage teams to pre-ride prior to event weekend. Click on the top right corner of the Google Map above to view a larger map of the course and staging area. Download the GPX file for your navigation device.
A mandatory head coaches meeting will be held prior to the start of racing at the ACA equipment trailer beginning at 8:00 a.m. Coaches, this is where you’ll get information about the race day, such as risk management, race conditions and anything else vital that we need to share with you. Sometimes we need to make changes due to weather or other circumstances so it’s important you’re at the meeting to keep your team and riders informed! Each team must have one (1) representative present at the meeting.
Race Categories & Wave Start Times
|Category (Race Plate Color & Number Series)||Start Time||Laps||Distance|
|WAVE 1 – staging will begin at 8:45 a.m.|
|Boys Varsity (Blue 1000s)||9:00 a.m.||5||20.5 miles|
|Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Copper 2000-2499)||9:05 a.m.||5||20.5 miles|
|Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Red 2500-2999)||9:10 a.m.||5||20.5 miles|
|WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 10:15 a.m.|
|Girls Varsity (Blue 100s)||10:30 a.m.||4||16.4 miles|
|Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Copper 200s)||10:35 a.m.||4||16.4 miles|
|Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Red 300s)||10:40 a.m.||3||12.3 miles|
|Girls Freshman (Yellow 400s)||10:45 a.m.||3||12.3 miles|
|WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 11:45 a.m.|
|Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Copper 3000-3499)||12:00 p.m.||3||12.3 miles|
|Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Red 3500-3999)||12:05 p.m.||3||12.3 miles|
|WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 1:00 p.m.|
|Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Yellow 4000-4499)||1:15 p.m.||3||12.3 miles|
|Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Grey 4500-4999)||1:20 p.m.||3||12.3 miles|
Staging & Call Ups
All riders will be staged. The staging order will be based on riders final points standing in the four-race conference series in their respective field in the current season. The top 10 placed riders in each field will receive call-ups by name to the starting line.
Parking will be available in the designated areas on both side of Canelo Rd. Click on the top right corner of the Course & Infield Map above to view a larger map of the parking area. Please park efficiently and follow the guidance from our staff once on site.
- Vehicles must park in the designated areas identified with signs at the venue and as shown on the venue map.
- All vehicles must abide by the instructions of parking volunteers and/or league staff. Any violators risk imposition of penalties against their respective team.
- Handicap parking is available in the parking lot near the team pits.
- Vehicles must use the designated loading/unloading zone and immediately move to designated parking areas after unloading at the team pits area.
- Vehicles must follow one-way directional traffic in/out of team pit drop off area.
- No parking allowed in the team pits.
Each team will be assigned a designated pit space. The team pits will be open to vehicle traffic for loading/unloading during the times listed below. Every team will be given one (1) pass for use in the specified parking area on the pit map. Vehicles may come and go during restricted times, but must remain north of the red line. If you or anyone on your team tries to move a vehicle in the team pits outside of the scheduled times your pit pass may be revoked. No gasoline generators and no open flames inside the team pit area.
|29||AAEC Prescott Valley|
|8||Andrada Polytechnic High School|
|6||Arizona College Preparatory|
|10||Basha High School|
|4||BASIS Oro Valley|
|16||Boulder Creek High School|
|21||Bradshaw Mountain High School|
|5||Brophy College Preparatory – Xavier College Preparatory|
|1||Buena High School|
|17||Cactus Shadows High School|
|4||Canyon del Oro High School|
|13||Catalina Foothills High School|
|18||Chaparral High School|
|36||Chino Valley High School|
|8||Cienega High School|
|11||Coconino High School|
|33||Desert Mountain High School|
|3||Desert Vista Mountain Bike Team|
|25||East Valley Composite|
|13||El Grupo Composite|
|8||Empire High School|
|2||Flagstaff High School|
|34||Hamilton High School|
|4||Ironwood Ridge High School|
|8||Mica Mountain High School|
|32||Mountain Pointe High School|
|31||Mountain View High School|
|9||Northland Preparatory Academy|
|22||Odyssey Institute for Advanced & International Studies (OIAIS)|
|4||Oro Valley Composite|
|7||Prescott High School|
|4||Pusch Ridge Christian Academy|
|25||Red Mountain High School|
|10||San Tan Composite|
|19||Sedona Red Rock High School|
|14||Sunrise Mountain Composite – North/South|
|1||Tombstone High School|
|27||Tri-City College Prep High School|
|22||Verrado High School|
|23||White Mountains Composite|
|22||White Tank Composite|
|30||Wickenburg Area Composite|
|24||Youth On Track Composite|
Move In / Move Out Schedule
- Friday 2:00 p.m. – Pits open for teams to move in
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Pits open to vehicles
- Sunday 8:30 a.m. – Pits closed to vehicles, all automobiles must be out
- Sunday 3:00 p.m. (approx.) – Pits open to vehicles after the last rider crosses the finish line
Mechanics from Ben’s Bikes of Tucson will be on hand to provide free mechanical assistance for any student-athlete with an emergency. Spare parts are also available for sale at the neutral support tent. Student-athletes are expected to come to each race with a fully functional, race ready bicycle. Coaches and adults are not given priority at the neutral support tent.
Food & Beverage Services
Concessions will be available onsite through the Fort Huachuca MWR.
Race day would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers. It takes a “village” to put on quality youth mountain bike races. We’d love to have your help and it’s a great opportunity to see a few different sides of how our races operate. Sign up at SignUp.com.
For questions regarding volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator.
Additional Event Information
- Do not attempt to bring firearms or drugs onto the installation.
- Random Access Measures (RAM) will be in effect. Please be aware you may be asked for insurance or registration information and may be subject to search.
- Watch your speed while driving on Fort Huachuca.
- Bicycle riders must comply with all traffic regulations. Helmets are required at all times while riding on Fort Huachuca. Use caution when riding on Canelo Rd; it is open to vehicular traffic.
- Showers will be provided at the Barnes Field House Fitness Center, a 5-minute drive from the arena site. Bring your own towel. Hours are Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. See map for location.
- Valid military ID required to purchase supplies at AAFES stores (inside gas station) and Post Exchange.
- Everyone who plans to utilize the food courts (Popeye’s, Taco Bell, Subway, etc.) must to use a face mask while indoors.
- When exploring, avoid concrete bunkers or other objects that might be in wooded areas.
- Fort Huachuca is home to a variety of different wildlife including bear, coyote, fox and javelina. Please be aware and do not approach or harass any of these wild animals.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please pick up after your dog.
- Dispose garbage in dumpsters provided.
- Drone use is not allowed at Fort Huachuca.
- All participants are expected to read, understand and abide by the rules and guidelines set forth in the ACA Rulebook.
- ACA weather and refunds policy.
Camping & Lodging
Tent camping is available on the arena side of Canelo Rd. RV campers are encouraged to the opposite side of the road from the arena, in the graded area. No open fires are allowed, only contained canister fires for cooking. Do not move or remove any vegetation or items you may encounter. Clean your site when you leave.
Apache Flats RV Resort is also available. Located just a few miles from Wren Arena, amenities include 56 oversized concrete drive-thru pads; water, sewer, 50 AMP electric, cable TV picnic tables and barbecue grills; showers, restrooms, and coin-operated laundry facilities on site; and fenced-in dog play area. Contact Brenda Briscoe (520-533-1335) at the RV park to make reservations and be sure to let her know that you are participating in the race.
Hotels & motels: Check back for special ACA rates at local hotels and motels.