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, October 7 – North Conference
Sunday, October 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

Be ready for anything: sloping downs and punchy ups, sandy to rocky, and fast travels to technical switchbacks. These trails are reminiscent of the famous Phil’s World trail system. Upon reaching the highest plateaus of the trail, you will experience sweeping vistas of the White Mountains high desert.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE: The 5.7 mile course climbs approximately 540 feet per lap. Course POV video.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE: The 3.4 mile course climbs approximately 300 feet per lap. Course POV video.

Course & Infield Map

Course POV


Online registration closes on October 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.

  • Student-athletes must be “race-ready” in CCN in order to participate – profile completed, release forms signed electronically, and ACA registration and race entry fees paid.
  • Races purchased individually are $60 each for high school riders and $40 each for middle school riders. Purchase all four series races at the same time for the discounted price of $150 and $100, respectively. Registration for the high school 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.
  • The registration tent will be open on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:00 a.m.

For questions regarding CCN, 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 #3 is September 27 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 high school female student-athletes, middle school student-athletes (female and male), and their coaches only. High school boys are not allowed on the course during this 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. Please park in the Northland Pioneer College Training Center asphalt lot south of the race course, off of Paper Mill Rd. 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 (high school / middle school) 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.26.8 miles
Boys 7th Grade (Copper 6000s)8:05 a.m.26.8 miles
Boys 6th Grade (Yellow 7000s)8:10 a.m.26.8 miles
WAVE 2 – staging will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Girls 8th Grade (Blue 500s)8:45 a.m.26.8 miles
Girls 7th Grade (Copper 600s)8:50 a.m.26.8 miles
Girls 6th Grade (Yellow 700s)8:55 a.m.26.8 miles
WAVE 3 – staging will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Boys First-Timer (3000-7999)9:30 a.m.26.8 miles
Girls First-Timer (300-799)9:35 a.m.26.8 miles
WAVE 4 – staging will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Boys Varsity (Blue 1000s)10:30 a.m.422.8 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 1 (Copper 2000-2499)10:35 a.m.317.1 miles
Boys JV1 – Division 2 (Yellow 2500-2999)10:40 a.m.317.1 miles
WAVE 5 – staging will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Girls Varsity (Blue 100s)12:00 p.m.317.1 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 1 (Copper 200s)12:05 p.m.317.1 miles
Girls Junior Varsity 2 (Yellow 300s)12:10 p.m.211.4 miles
Girls Freshman (Grey 400s)12:15 p.m.211.4 miles
WAVE 6 – staging will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Boys JV2 – Division 1 (Copper 3000-3499)1:30 p.m.211.4 miles
Boys JV2 – Division 2 (Yellow 3500-3999)1:35 p.m.211.4 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 1 (Grey 4000-4499)1:40 p.m.211.4 miles
Boys Freshman – Division 2 (Red 4500-4999)1:45 p.m.211.4 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.

Staging & Call Ups

All riders will be staged at races. The staging order is based on the overall placing in that field in the current season. The top 10 placed riders in each field will receive call-ups by name to the starting line.

Riders are responsible for knowing their staging position, being at the proper place at the assigned time and listening for their name. Riders who miss their calling will be placed behind all staged riders. Any rider who has not previously competed in an ACA event will be put in the race field, at random, at the back of their race field.


Free parking will be available at the venue.  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
22Anthem Middle School Composite
13AAEC Prescott Valley
5BASIS Flagstaff
17BASIS Phoenix
12BASIS Prescott
22Boulder Creek High School
28Bradshaw Mountain High School
4Cactus Shadows High School
23Chaparral High School
25Chino Valley High School
10Coconino High School
19Desert Mountain High School
6, 11Flagstaff High School
2FLYRS Middle School Composite
21Hopi Composite
22Iron King Composite
1Mile High Middle School
8Mingus Union High School
3Northland Preparatory Academy
27Notre Dame Preparatory High School
7Odyssey Institute for Advanced & International Studies (OIAIS)
24Paradise Valley Composite
9, 14Prescott High School
26Scottsdale Composite
8Sedona Composite
8Sedona Red Rock High School
7Shadow Mountain Composite
16SiiHasin Composite
20Skyview Middle School
4Sonoran Trails Middle School
18Tri-City College Prep High School
7Verrado High School
15White Mountains Composite
7White Tank Composite
Pit South Conference
21, 280S3 Composite
8, 13Andrada Polytechnic High School
3Arizona College Preparatory
9, 14Basha High School
4, 5BASIS Oro Valley
7, 12Brophy College Prep – Xavier College Prep
10, 15Buena High School
4, 5Canyon del Oro High School
1Catalina Foothills High School
8, 13Cienega High School
24Crossroads Christian Academy
6, 11Desert Vista Mountain Bike Team
18, 25East Valley Composite
1El Grupo Composite
8, 13Empire High School
26Franklin Police and Fire High School
2Hamilton High School
4, 5Ironwood Ridge High School
8, 13Mica Mountain High School
19Mountain View High School
4, 5Oro Valley Composite
9, 14Payne Junior High School
9, 14Perry High School
20, 27Phoenix Union Composite
18, 25Red Mountain High School
1Salpointe Catholic High School
9, 14San Tan Composite
2Santan Junior High School
10, 15Sky Island Composite
8, 13Tanque Verde High School
20, 27Tempe Union Composite
17Thunder Mountain Composite
10, 15Tombstone High School
1Tucson High Magnet School
8, 13Vail Composite
22Veritas Christian Community School
16, 23Youth 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)
Red 30’x50′; Blue 30’x40′; Brown 20’x30′; Green 15’x20′

Neutral Support

Neutral support will not be available at this race. Be prepared with a race-ready bike. Have the appropriate tools on hand for tires (CO₂ canister and/or hand pump, puncture repair kit, spare inner tube), chain (spare links, chain lube), and adjustments (multi-tool). Both ends of your handlebar must have bar plugs.

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.
  • 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 onsite in the Northland Pioneer College Training Center asphalt lot south of the race course, off of Paper Mill Rd (highlighted on the map). Open for move in beginning on Friday at 12:00 p.m. No open fires are allowed, only contained canister fires for cooking. There is a potable water spigot; no RV hookups. There is a side gate and trail leading to the venue so you won’t need to go out and around on Paper Mill Rd.

For in-town accommodations, Snowflake-Taylor has a variety of lodging options to accommodate you and your family (