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.

State Championships Qualified Riders List & Staging Order

 

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.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV

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 access pass when proceeding through the access control points. Remember to print the base access pass and bring it with you

Registration

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 Pit Zone. Online registration for States closes Wednesday, 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 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. Download the GPX file for your navigation device.

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 (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

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.

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.

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.

Pit Team
43 0S3 Composite
31 Albuquerque Composite, La Cueva High School, Los Alamos High School
37 Aldo Leopold Charter School, Silver High School
39 Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Prescott Valley
7 Arizona College Prep
8 Basha High School, Perry High School
21 BASIS Flagstaff
6 BASIS Oro Valley, Canyon del Oro High School, Ironwood Ridge High School, Mountain View High School (Tucson), Oro Valley Composite, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
44 BASIS Peoria
38 BASIS Phoenix
18 BASIS Prescott
34 BASIS Scottsdale, Desert Mountain High School, Horizon High School, North Valley Composite, Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School, Shadow Mountain High School
20 Boulder Creek High School
19 Bradshaw Mountain High School
1 Brophy College Preparatory / Xavier College Preparatory
9 Buena High School
16 Cactus Shadows High School
3 Casteel High School, Foundre Racing Composite
13 Catalina Foothills High School, El Grupo Composite, Tucson High Magnet School
26 Chaparral High School
25 Chino Valley High School
17 Cienega High School, Empire High School, Vail Composite
27 Coconino High School
5 Desert Vista High School
15 Diné Composite, Gallup Composite
32 Dynamix Composite
11 East Valley Composite, Red Mountain High School
4 Flagstaff High School
45 Hamilton High School
40 Hopi Composite, SiiHasin Composite
22 Independent Riders
29 Mountain Pointe High School
10 Mountain View High School (Mesa)
12 Northland Preparatory Academy
24 Odyssey (OIAIS), Verrado High School
2 Prescott High School
41 Sahuarita Composite
28 Scottsdale Composite
23 Sedona Composite
33 Sunrise Mountain Composite
35 Tombstone High School
30 Tri-City College Prep High School
36 Veritas Christian Community School
14 White Mountains Composite
46 Wickenburg Area Composite
42 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

Team Pits Map (click image to enlarge)
Red 20’x40′, Blue 20’x30′, Yellow 20’x20′, Green 10’x15′

Neutral Support

Mechanics from Sun & Spokes Bicycle Shop 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.

For questions regarding volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator.

COVID-19 Precautions

The ACA is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Interscholastic Association, and the respective county health departments for each race within the ACA calendar.

  • All event attendees are requested to have a mask and use it in common areas anytime physical distancing cannot be observed.
  • Racers will be required to wear masks during staging. Masks may removed in the start chute one (1) minute prior to the start of their race. Racers will only need to wear masks for about 15 minutes.
  • Masks must be worn by feeders in the Feed Zone.
  • We love having as many spectators as possible at our races, however due to the seriousness of COVID-19, we ask that those with pre-existing medical conditions which may make them susceptible to COVID-19 not attend any of the races this season.

Health and safety protocols may be updated as new information and recommendations become available.

ACA COVID-19 Safety and Wellness Best Practices and Considerations

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 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 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.