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 7 – North Conference
Sunday, September 8 – South Conference

7:00 a.m.Head Coaches Meeting
8:00 a.m.Middle School Boys Race
8:45 a.m.Middle School Girls Race
9:30 a.m.First-Timers Race
10:30 a.m.High School Boys Varsity/JV1 Race
11:00 a.m.Middle School Awards
12:00 p.m.High School Girls Race
1:30 p.m.High School Boys JV2/Freshman Race
3:30 p.m.High School Awards

Location & 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 5.8 mile loop with roughly 365 feet of climbing per lap. Running counterclockwise, the course starts and finishes in the north parking lot.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV


Online race registration closes on September 4 at 11:59 p.m. Onsite race registration is available, plus an additional $15 late fee (membership registration must be completed online prior). Riders registering “day of” at the race venue must register at least one (1) hour before their race starts.

  • ACA membership registration must be completed online in CCN in order to participate.
  • Races purchased individually are $60 each. Purchase all four series races at the same time for the discounted price of $150. Registration for the state championships is included at no additional charge for riders who qualify for the event.
  • 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 on from Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. Riders may not pick up their race number plates individually.

These FAQs provide step-by-step directions to help you navigate the registration process. If you need further assistance please 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 August 28 at 11:59 p.m.


The course will be open for pre-ride to all registered student-athletes and licensed coaches on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until sunset and Saturday following the conclusion of racing (approximately 3:00 p.m.) until sunset. On Friday 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. 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. Download the GPX file for your navigation device.

Coaches Meeting

This is where you’ll get vital information about the race day, such as risk management, race conditions and anything else 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! It is mandatory that all teams have at least one (1) coach attend the meeting. The coaches meetings will be held at the ACA equipment trailer beginning at 7:00 a.m. each day.

Race Categories & Wave Start Times

Category (Race Plate Color & Number Series)Start TimeLapsDistance
WAVE 1 – staging will begin at 7:45 a.m.
Boys 8th Grade (Blue 5000s)8:00 a.m.15.8 miles
Boys 7th Grade (Copper 6000s)8:05 a.m.15.8 miles
Boys 6th Grade (Yellow 7000s)8:10 a.m.15.8 miles
WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Girls 8th Grade (Blue 500s)8:45 a.m.15.8 miles
Girls 7th Grade (Copper 600s)8:50 a.m.15.8 miles
Girls 6th Grade (Yellow 700s)8:55 a.m.15.8 miles
WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Boys First-Timer (3000-7999)9:30 a.m.15.8 miles
Girls First-Timer (300-799)9:35 a.m.15.8 miles
WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Boys Varsity (Blue 1000s)10:30 a.m.423.2 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Copper 2000-2499)10:35 a.m.317.4 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Yellow 2500-2999)10:40 a.m.317.4 miles
WAVE 5 – staging will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Girls Varsity (Blue 100s)12:00 p.m.317.4 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Copper 200s)12:05 p.m.317.4 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Yellow 300s)12:10 p.m.211.6 miles
Girls Freshman (Grey 400s)12:15 p.m.211.6 miles
WAVE 6 – staging will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Copper 3000-3499)1:30 p.m.211.6 miles
Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Yellow 3500-3999)1:35 p.m.211.6 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Grey 4000-4499)1:40 p.m.211.6 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Red 4500-4999)1:45 p.m.211.6 miles

Independent riders compete in Division 2 in split fields (Boys Junior Varsity 1, Junior Varsity 2 and Freshman).

Lapped riders and riders outside the time limit will be pulled from the race at the finish line once the leader has completed the race. No rider shall begin a new lap 5 minutes before the start of the next race wave.


The staging order at the first race of the season shall be based upon the overall series scoring for each rider in the previous season. No adjustments will be made based on category changes or other circumstances. Any rider who has not previously competed in an ACA event will be put in the race field behind all staged riders by random draw based on the last digit of riders race numbers (e.g., all riders with plate ending 7, then all riders with plate ending 3, etc.).

  • North Conference (link coming soon)
  • South Conference (link coming soon)

The staging order for 6th Grade riders at the first race will be done by random draw based on the last digit of riders race numbers.

At all subsequent races, the staging order will be based on riders overall points standing in that field in the current season.


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.
  • No parking on Infantry Rd.
  • 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 south 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
Anthem Middle School Composite
AAEC Prescott Valley
BASIS Flagstaff
BASIS Phoenix
BASIS Prescott
Boulder Creek High School
Bradshaw Mountain High School
Cactus Shadows High School
Chaparral High School
Chino Valley High School
Coconino High School
Desert Mountain High School
Flagstaff High School
FLYRS Middle School Composite
Hopi Composite
Iron King Composite
Mile High Middle School
Mingus Union High School
Northland Preparatory Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory High School
Odyssey Institute for Advanced & International Studies (OIAIS)
Paradise Valley Composite
Prescott High School
Scottsdale Composite
Sedona Composite
Sedona Red Rock High School
Shadow Mountain Composite
SiiHasin Composite
Skyview Middle School
Sonoran Trails Middle School
Tri-City College Prep High School
Verrado High School
White Mountains Composite
White Tank Composite
Pit South Conference
0S3 Composite
Andrada Polytechnic High School
Arizona College Preparatory
Basha High School
BASIS Oro Valley
Brophy College Prep – Xavier College Prep
Buena High School
Canyon del Oro High School
Catalina Foothills High School
Cienega High School
Crossroads Christian Academy
Desert Vista Mountain Bike Team
East Valley Composite
El Grupo Composite
Empire High School
Franklin Police and Fire High School
Hamilton High School
Ironwood Ridge High School
Mica Mountain High School
Mountain View High School
Oro Valley Composite
Payne Junior High School
Perry High School
Phoenix Union Composite
Red Mountain High School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Tan Composite
Santan Junior High School
Sky Island Composite
Tanque Verde High School
Tempe Union Composite
Tombstone High School
Tucson High Magnet School
Vail Composite
Veritas Christian Community School
Youth On Track Composite

Move In / Move Out Schedule

North Conference

  • Friday 12:00 p.m. – Pits open for North teams to move in
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. – Pits closed to vehicles, all automobiles must be out
  • Saturday 3:00 p.m. (approx.) – Pits open to vehicles after the last rider crosses the finish line
  • Saturday 4:15 p.m. – Move out deadline, all North teams must vacate pit area and/or move gear to designated storage space

South Conference

  • Friday 12:00 p.m. – Pits open for South teams to drop off gear in designated storage space
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. – Pits closed to vehicles, all automobiles must be out
  • Saturday 4:30 p.m – Pits open for South teams to move in
  • Sunday 7:30 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

While student-athletes are expected to show up with a fully functional bike, we know that mechanical issues can happen during race day. That’s why ShopTBD will be onsite with experienced and skilled mechanics to help assist riders. Please note that there are no complimentary replacement parts available. ShopTBD may have a limited selection of replacement parts for purchase, subject to availability.

Pivot Chill Zone

Pivot Cycles provides a designated area at races for all student-athletes to chill, chat, or destress before and after races. The Pivot Chill Zone is for racers only – no parents, coaches, or siblings in this one. Operated by Pivot Cycles staff members at all ACA races, the zone provides a safe space for riders to relax, or just pop in for a fist bump and some words of encouragement.

Food & Beverage Services

Concessions will be available onsite from Single Speed Coffee Roasters, Stanzi’s Food Truck, Dogs R Us, and Ava’s Kettle Corn.


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

For questions regarding volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator.

Additional Event Information

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please pick up after your dog.
  • Dispose garbage in dumpsters provided.
  • Fort Tuthill Bike Park is a state-of-art, fully-featured mountain bike skills park. It offers flow trails, tech flow trails, pump tracks, drop zone, skills area and cyclocross features. The Bike Park facilities are not part of the ACA’s race event and we are not responsible for any activities, incidents, injuries, and/or damages associated with these facilities. We ask that riders refrain from using the Bike Park this weekend.
  • Drone use is not allowed at Fort Tuthill County Park.
  • 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

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

The ACA has also rented the Carnival Lot for overflow camping. See Course & Infield Map for location. First come, first served and efficiency is welcomed (no circular ‘compounds’). To help recoup our rental expense we ask that campers in the lot make a donation to the ACA.

For in-town Flagstaff accommodations, follow this link for a list of choices: