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, September 11 – North Conference
Sunday, September 12 – South Conference

7:00 a.m. Middle School Head Coaches Meeting
8:00 a.m. Middle School Boys Race
8:45 a.m. Middle School Girls Race
9:00 a.m. High School Head Coaches Meeting
10:00 a.m. High School Boys Varsity/JV1 Race
10:30 a.m. Middle School Awards
11:30 a.m. High School Girls Race
1:00 p.m. High School Boys JV2/Freshman Race
3:00 p.m. High School Awards

Directions

Course Overview

Nestled in cool Ponderosa pine forest three miles south of Flagstaff, the route loops around the perimeter of Fort Tuthill County Park, and consists of rolling trail with a few challenging hills.  This course is a 5.9 mile loop with roughly 345 feet of climbing per lap. Running counterclockwise, the course starts and finishes in the north parking lot.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV (coming soon)

Registration

Online registration closes on September 8 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.
  • Head Coaches and Team Directors may pick up number plates for the entire team at the registration tent when arriving at the venue. Riders may not pick up their race number plates individually.

For questions regarding the Pit Zone, contact registration services.

Category Placement Petitions

Riders wishing to upgrade/downgrade to a race category different than assigned must submit a petition through their Head Coach or Team Director. The petition deadline for Race 1 is September 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Pre-Ride

The course will be open for pre-ride Friday from 2:00 p.m. until sunset and Saturday following the conclusion of racing (approximately 3:00 p.m.) until sunset. 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. The trails are accessible 24/7 during the summer season. 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 middle school and high school racing at the ACA equipment trailer beginning at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., respectively. 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 7:45 a.m.
Boys 8th Grade (Blue 5000s) 8:00 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
Boys 7th Grade (Copper 6000s) 8:05 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
Boys 6th Grade (Red 7000s) 8:10 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 8:45 a.m.
Girls 8th Grade (Blue 500s) 9:00 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
Girls 7th Grade (Copper 600s) 9:05 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
Girls 6th Grade (Red 700s) 9:10 a.m. 1 5.9 miles
WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Boys Varsity (White 1000s) 10:00 a.m. 4 23.6 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Blue 2000-2499) 10:05 a.m. 3 17.7 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Copper 2500-2999) 10:10 a.m. 3 17.7 miles
WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 11:15 a.m.
Girls Varsity (White 100s) 11:30 a.m. 3 17.7 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Blue 200s) 11:35 a.m. 3 17.7 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Copper 300s) 11:40 a.m. 2 11.8 miles
Girls Freshman (Red 400s) 11:45 a.m. 2 11.8 miles
WAVE 5 – staging will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Blue 3000-3499) 1:00 p.m. 2 11.8 miles
Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Copper 3500-3999) 1:05 p.m. 2 11.8 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Red 4000-4499) 1:10 p.m. 2 11.8 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Yellow 4500-4999) 1:15 p.m. 2 11.8 miles

Note: Independent rider compete in the South Conference and in Division 2 in split fields (Boys Junior Varsity 1, Junior Varsity 2 and Freshman).

Parking

Free parking available in the fairgrounds parking lot. 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 from Singlespeed Coffee Roasters and Dough Broughs Wood Fired Pizza.

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

  • 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.
  • The Bike Park at Fort Tuthill County Park is a state-of-art, fully-featured mountain bike skills park. It offers flow trails (beginner, intermediate and advanced), a tot track and a return trail available for riders.  Park hours are dawn to dusk, and admission is free.
  • 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

Camping is available on site in the Fort Tuthill County Park Campground.  Tall pine trees create a rustic “camping in the woods” experience.  Camping areas include RV and tent sites with picnic tables, fire rings, nearby portable toilets and water spigots.  Sorry, electricity and shower facilities are not available.

Campsites (sewer and water, no electricity) are $28 per night and hold up to 8 people, two tents.  The campsite includes one vehicle; if there are two vehicles, the second vehicle is an additional $5.  Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.  Tent sites are $23 per night.  RV sites (no hookups) are $23 per night.  Group sites are $95 per night and accommodate approximately 40 people.  Camping is not permitted in any area other than in the campground.

Here is a link to the campground’s Facebook page: facebook.com/campforttuthill.  Reservations for the campground can be made at campforttuthill.com.  For questions, cancelations, and changes, please call 928-286-7060.

For in-town Flagstaff accommodations, follow this link for a list of choices: https://business.flagstaffchamber.com/list/category/lodging-1421.