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.

Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, November 6
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Course Open for Pre-Ride
Sunday, November 7
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
3:00 p.m. Awards

Directions

Course Overview

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. Note: The course route has not be finalized, yet. This is the circuit used at Race #3 in 2019.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV (coming soon)

State Championships Qualification Criteria

Student-athletes must individually qualify for the State Championships race, based on the following criteria:

1.  Complete a minimum of three (3) series races; and

2.  Top Overall Individual Series point earners as follow:

  • 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.

Registration

Online registration closes on November 3 at 11:59 p.m. No onsite registration, no exceptions.

  • Student-athletes must be “race-ready” in the Pit Zone in order to participate – profile completed, release forms signed electronically, and ACA registration and race entry fees paid.
  • 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.

For questions regarding the Pit Zone, contact registration services.

Pre-Ride

The course will be open for pre-ride Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 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.

Coaches Meeting

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 (White 1000s) 9:00 a.m. 5 20.5 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Blue 2000-2499) 9:05 a.m. 5 20.5 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Copper 2500-2999) 9:10 a.m. 5 20.5 miles
WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Girls Varsity (White 100s) 10:30 a.m. 4 16.4 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Blue 200s) 10:35 a.m. 4 16.4 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Copper 300s) 10:40 a.m. 3 12.3 miles
Girls Freshman (Red 400s) 10:45 a.m. 3 12.3 miles
WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Blue 3000-3499) 12:00 p.m. 3 12.3 miles
Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Copper 3500-3999) 12:05 p.m. 3 12.3 miles
WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Red 4000-4499) 1:15 p.m. 3 12.3 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Yellow 4500-4999) 1:20 p.m. 3 12.3 miles

Installation Access

Fort Huachuca is an active military base. Easy access will be provided to student-athletes, families and support crew. Announce yourself to the drive thru gate guard as a participant in the mountain bike race. You will be required to have an ACA base pass when proceeding through the access control points. Remember to print the base access pass and bring it with you

Parking

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.

Neutral Support

Mechanics from Trek Bicycle Store of West Phoenix 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.

Volunteer

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 (coming soon).

For questions regarding volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator.

COVID-19 Precautions

Health and safety protocols will be determined closer to the event.

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.
  • 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.
  • No gasoline generators and no open flames inside the team pit area.
  • 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 Handbook.
  • 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 grated 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.