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Prescott Punisher

April 13, 2024


ESI Grips

Kuebler Quarry / Pioneer Park (Map)
Prescott, AZ

Prescott is a fantastic area for mountain biking. Fast, fun, flowy, singletrack!


TEAM TENT RESERVATIONS – Teams wishing to setup their tent will be asked to reserve a spot.

– Single Speed Coffee
– Stanzi’s Food Truck (burritos & veggie bowls)
– Pizzart
– Dogs R Us

– Frozen Motion Photos

Please register online before coming to the event.

First Timer – $30
Your first race? This is the category for you.

Junior (17 & under)

  • $30 – until 4 weeks out
  • $35 – until Thursday before race at 8 pm
  • $45 – on race day


  • $45 – until 4 weeks out
  • $50 – until Thursday before race at 8 pm
  • $60 – on race day

The age you will be on December 31, 2024.


A video of past funtivities by The Damion Alexander Team


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The Tour leverages the Pinetop Lakes activity and equestrian center to provide a complete family experience. Attendees enjoy the onsite amphitheater for event activities and live music, nearby accommodations, campground games, a robust communal campfire and more!

At 7,000 ft. a limited field of riders will discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome single track among a pine forest backdrop while witnessing the endless beauty (and perfect distraction) of the fall season in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

All finishers receive a custom award emblazoned with their distance and are welcomed to the post-ride after-party with live music, BBQ and cold Pinetop Brewing Co. beverages.

The communities of Pinetop-Lakeside are sure to please any visitor with their quintessential small mountain town charm and top notch restaurants.

For the benefit of: Tour of the White Mountains benefits TRACKS.


2024 Pivot Cycles – MBAA XC Series
White Tank Whirlwind
February 10, 2024


Trek West Phoenix


White Tank Regional Park (Map)

White Tank Regional Park is a great course with a mix of flow and technical sections that has long been a staple of the MBAA. White Tanks is part of the Maricopa County Regional park system, it’s close to the Phoenix Metro area and offers up some all around great riding.

There is a $7 per vehicle entrance fee for this park.

TEAM TENT RESERVATIONS – Teams wishing to setup in the team pit area can Reserve a Team Tent Spot for a $50 donation to the MBAA (10×10 tent). This helps us plan out the venue and ensures you’ll have spot on race day.

Camping is extremely limited and tight so please keep a small footprint. There’s just not enough room like other venues we race at.

The cost is $22 per night (pay at entrance station). We have use of the Group site in addition to the competitive track. If you are taking up too much space you may be asked to move or downsize your setup to make room for day of parking.


– Single Speed Coffee
– Stanzi’s Food Truck (Veggie bowls)
– PizzArt (Pizza)
– Dogs R Us (Hot dogs & burgers)


– Frozen Motion Photos

Please register online before coming to the event.

First Timer – $30
Your first race? This is the category for you.

Junior (17 & under)

  • $30 – until 4 weeks out
  • $35 – until Thursday before race at 8 pm
  • $45 – on race day


  • $45 – until 4 weeks out
  • $50 – until Thursday before race at 8 pm
  • $60 – on race day

The age you will be on December 31, 2024.

Need to change your category? No problem – email to info@MangledMomentum.com

Signup for an MBAA membership when you register for just $25 ($15 for juniors) and contribute directly to trail projects across the state. Plus you’ll get a cool pair of members only socks and sticker. You’ll also be entered into out members only raffles drawn at each race!


See Who’s Registered

The MBAA is a non-profit that raises money through these races to put towards trail projects in Arizona. If you sign up and cannot race we will donate your race entry to maintaining the trails.

Elite (Pro) – Competes at the highest level
Expert (Cat 1) – Seasoned racer
Intermediate (Cat 2) – Not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner (Cat 3) – Relatively new to the sport
First Timer – Newbie, never raced before
Single Speed – Only one gear, likes to suffer
Rock Crusher – Men 200-lbs +
Athena – Women 165-lbs +
E-Bike – Class 1 only, pedal assist, no throttle (1 battery for entire race)
Marathon – Long distance, approx. 3.5-hrs
Junior – Ages 6-17
Kids – FREE 6 & under race

Podium is 3 deep per category.

Payout to top 3 Elite Men & Women: $250 | $150 | $100

Every event is not possible without the help and support of volunteers. Help make these events great by giving back a bit of your time.



  • Green – Junior (2.6-miles) Strava – A fast and flowy loop with great singletrack in and out of ravines.
  • Blue – Inner (5-miles) Strava – A slightly longer version of the fast and flowy Junior loop.
  • Black – Outer (7-miles) Strava – The Outer loop has a bit more teach when it branches off from the Inner loop. Up a steep switchback climb and down a technical descent.


Friday 2/9 –

  • All Day Course open for pre-riding (Final markings underway in the AM)
  • 4-5 pm Number plate pickup open

Saturday 2/10 –

  • 7:00 am – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)

Race Against Time



FEBRUARY 3-4, 2024
(USAC PERMIT: 2024-8455)

The UA Cycling Team and Sabino Cycles Team are excited to host the 10th Annual Santa Catalina Weekend. The weekend features LaClásica San Manuel and the Race Against Time This event also serves as a fundraiser for a scholarship for the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District! See BikeReg on how to support this fund.

All events start and finish in San Manuel.

The tech guide, with course maps, start times, and elevation charts, can be found here

Time trial registration
Crit registration
THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION! Entry fees increased by $10 on 1/25!


Our event could not be possible without the support from:

El Tour De Scottsdale

El Tour De Scottsdale returns with the Metric Century that Circumnavigates the McDowell Mountains riding through Scottsdale, Rio Verde and Fountain Hills and the half Metric through the Scenic Routes through Scottsdale. This event is being put on by PBAA, the same promoters of El Tour De Tucsona dn Tour De Zona. Add in the glitz of Scottsdale and this is going to be a great ride.metric

7:00am to 1:00pm: Ride Tour de Scottsdale
(Metric Century Start /100 KM – 62 Miles)
Ride the most scenic bike ride in the country!

8:30am to 1:00pm: Ride Tour de Scottsdale
(Half Metric Century Start /50 KM – 32 Miles)
Ride the most scenic bike ride in the country!

10:00am to 2:00pm: Lunch
A hot lunch will be served inside the North Hall of WestWorld by M Culinary.

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Herb Roasted Country-Style Chicken
  • Baked Mac & Cheese
  • Coleslaw
  • Kettle Chips
  • Cookie
  • Drinkor the Gourmet VIP Lunch
  • Ancho-Roasted Flat Iron Steak
  • Pesto-Glazed Salmon Filet
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Haricot Verts
  • Fiesta Salad
  • Rolls
  • Brownies
  • Drink
  • Local Craft Beers

10:00am to 4:00pm – Post Ride Celebration
There will be live music and beer stands featuring local craft beers.

TBC Road Race Photos

TBC Road Race 2015

Links to all of the racing action in the Tucson Bicycle Classic Road Race.

Teaser  album


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El Grupo Album


First High Scool Race is in the books

Arizona, you have made me proud.  Across the nation NICA is spreading from state to state.  So far Utah has the record for the most athletes in the inaugural race with over 200.  Arizona is now number 2 on the list with 170 athletes. Just for a second, imagine how incredible that is.  Imagine how great it will be.  Tell you friends with high school aged kids there’s a new game in town and it is fast and fun.

I must admit that I had concerns coming into this race.  There was some frustration that Tucson did not have the first race as planned.  I understand that the logistics just did not come together, but it created some lingering concerns about how the race was going to run.  A three hour drive to the race with a lot of that in Phoenix traffic did not set a great tone.  Finally, when I arrived and discovered that an athlete on our team forgot his bike(not saying who-he’s already miserable enough about it), I was really questioning what I was doing there.  It did not get any better when it became clear that the layout of the campground was not going to lead to much interaction between teams.

An easy registration of our teams, a great dinner and a comfortable nighttime camping temperature and the anticipation of the first high school mountain bike race in the history of Arizona had me off to a good start on race day.  At the coaches meeting hearing how many details were taken care it was clear that this was just another race, something NICA has been doing for a long time and not just some thrown together ride in the desert.  As team after team started to populate the staging area and I saw hundreds of bike enthusiasts the energy started to flow.

This course was really well designed for the el grupo riders. It was not that technical and the temperature was hot,  not unlike our normal practice conditions.  The trail was wide with plenty of room for passing.  We had only 2 girls racing from El Grupo They finished in 1st and 4th places.   In the freshman race we just missed the podium and 1st-6th place were separated by under a minute.  In the sophomore race we cleaned up with a 1,2,4 finish.  We had a large group of sophomores and juniors who raced in the varsity race and we had a third place podium.   In the all around Tucson High/El Grupo finished in 3rd place.   That excluded the points from a 1st, 3rd and 4th place finish that we’re the regular ElGrupo team( we are two teams in one….or is it the other way)

My favorite finishers are often those who don’t win the race or even come close to the podium, but show a character in finishing the race.  There were two racers in particular who caught my attention.  One of the athletes was on the course when two recreational riders came around a corner and crashed into her.  The riders just left her and continued on their way.  She tweaked her hand, but finished with one hand.  My favorite was racer 600.  He finished the race with a broken chain, using his bike like a scooter.  He had every opportunity to pack it in early, but choose to cross the finish line. This is the type of character that I feel is the truest winner in life.  The persistence to stick with it when it’s hot, miserable, things are breaking.  600,  get a huge ATTABOY!!!

It was great to see so many people who read this blog, follow me on Facebook and have my shared passion for cycling.  Thanks to all who came up and introduced and reintroduced yourself.  It made me feel like this is a real community that we are growing together.   If there was one thing I would have done to improve the event and league would be to introduce everyone and see how we can get the teams to interact more.  Please accept this as my invitation to come to Tucson and ride with our team.  I have this vision where these kids have a chance to show each other the best trails in each other’s backyards all across Arizona.

It’s well after 9 on Sunday night as I’m finishing up this post.  Samuel, my son, is exhausted, but still has homework to do and is plugging away.  These are student athletes and  NICA is just like any other school sport( except better because they get to use a bike).   The dedication both on the bike and off is very commendable and my helmet is off to everyone who raced this weekend.

Finally, thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made this run so smooth this weekend and who made the league a possibility.  Also, to all the financial sponsors. Unfortunately, this is not a cheap sport and can’t happen without the all mighty buck.  Thanks to those who choose to invest your money in something that will make the community, State and all of us better off.