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 25 – North Conference
Sunday, September 26 – 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


Course Overview

Tucked into the San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino National Forest about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff, the Arizona Nordic Village sits at 8,000 feet elevation. The trails wind through some of the largest Ponderosa pine stands in the state with the ever-present aspen, the other dominant species. Trails are named for terrain features found throughout the region, most of which are named after significant individuals and historic figures. Running clockwise, the course is a 5.1 mile loop with roughly 385 feet of climbing per lap.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV


Online registration closes on September 22 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.

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 2 is September 15 at 11:59 p.m.


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 5.1 miles
Boys 7th Grade (Copper 6000s) 8:05 a.m. 1 5.1 miles
Boys 6th Grade (Red 7000s) 8:10 a.m. 1 5.1 miles
WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 8:45 a.m.
Girls 8th Grade (Blue 500s) 9:00 a.m. 1 5.1 miles
Girls 7th Grade (Copper 600s) 9:05 a.m. 1 5.1 miles
Girls 6th Grade (Red 700s) 9:10 a.m. 1 5.1 miles
WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Boys Varsity (White 1000s) 10:00 a.m. 4 20.4 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Blue 2000-2499) 10:05 a.m. 3 15.3 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Copper 2500-2999) 10:10 a.m. 3 15.3 miles
WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 11:15 a.m.
Girls Varsity (White 100s) 11:30 a.m. 3 15.3 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Blue 200s) 11:35 a.m. 3 15.3 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Copper 300s) 11:40 a.m. 2 10.2 miles
Girls Freshman (Red 400s) 11:45 a.m. 2 10.2 miles
WAVE 5 – staging will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Blue 3000-3499) 1:00 p.m. 2 10.2 miles
Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Copper 3500-3999) 1:05 p.m. 2 10.2 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Red 4000-4499) 1:10 p.m. 2 10.2 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Yellow 4500-4999) 1:15 p.m. 2 10.2 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 will be marked as you enter the Arizona Nordic Village: on your right in the south side of the lot and to the left north of the lot along Dog Trail (parking on both sides of the road, nose in). 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.


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 (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.
  • 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

Limited lodging accommodations that include cabins, yurts, and RV sites are available at the race site. We recommend potential guests book directly through the Arizona Nordic Village website ​

For dispersed camping, we recommend nearby camping along Forest Road 245 toward Lava River Cave or along Forest Roads 193 and 171, along the southside of Kendrick Peak. For those with big RVs or with motorized toys that need a lot of space, Wing Mountain is just a few miles away from the Arizona Nordic Village.

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