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.
  • 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.

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 overall points standing in their respective field in the current season.

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.

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 Assignments by Team

Pit North Conference
Albuquerque Academy
Albuquerque Composite, La Cueva High School
Anthem Middle School Composite, Boulder Creek High School
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Prescott Valley
BASIS Flagstaff
BASIS Peoria
BASIS Phoenix
BASIS Prescott
BASIS Scottsdale, Desert Mountain High School, Horizon High School, North Valley Composite, Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School, Shadow Mountain High School
Bradshaw Mountain High School
Cactus Shadows High School, Sonoran Trails Middle School
Canyon View Preparatory Academy
Chino Valley High School
Coconino High School
Diné Composite, Gallup Composite
Flagstaff High School
FLYRS Middle School Composite
Hopi Composite, SiiHasin Composite
Los Alamos High School
Northland Preparatory Academy
Prescott High School
Prescott Middle School Composite
Sandia Preparatory School
Sedona Composite
Sunrise Mountain Composite, Sunrise Mountain High School
Tri-City College Prep High School
White Mountains Composite
Wickenburg Area Composite
Pit  South Conference
0S3 Composite
Aldo Leopold Charter School, Silver High School
Arizona College Prep
Basha High School, Payne Junior High School, Perry High School
BASIS Oro Valley, Canyon del Oro High School, Ironwood Ridge High School, Mountain View High School (Tucson), Oro Valley Composite, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Brophy College Preparatory / Xavier College Preparatory
Buena High School
Casteel High School, Foundre Racing Composite
Catalina Foothills High School, El Grupo Composite, Tucson High Magnet School
Chaparral High School
Cienega High School, Empire High School, Vail Composite
Desert Vista High School
Dynamix Composite
East Valley Composite, Red Mountain High School
Franklin Police & Fire High School
Hamilton High School, Santan Junior High School
Independent Riders
Mountain Pointe High School
Mountain View High School (Mesa)
Odyssey (OIAIS), Verrado High School
Sahuarita Composite
Scottsdale Composite
Tombstone High School
Veritas Christian Community School
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)

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 (updated 08.24.21)

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.
  • 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.