1/6/24 – date is set! The MTB season kick-off returns to the traditional spot on the race calendar.
Category Race Time Duration Prizes Entry Fee (11/1- 12/15) (12/16- 1/6)
Solo Men 9:00 a.m. 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Solo Women 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Solo Singlespeed Men 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Solo Singlespeed Women 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Duo Team – Male 6 hours Medals $140.00 $180.00
Duo Team – Female 6 hours Medals $140.00 $180.00
Duo Team – Coed 6 hours Medals $140.00 $180.00
Duo Team – Singlespeed 6 hours Medals $140.00 $180.00
Duo Team – Junior Boys* 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Duo Team – Junior Girls* 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Solo eMTB (pedal assist Class 1 ONLY) 6 hours Medals $70.00 $90.00
Registration opens NOVEMBER 1.
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Yes, the canal section returns in 2023 – thanks to Bicycle Ranch.
Final course marked for inspection/pre-ride on 1/27/23 by 12 noon.
Categories – same as in 2022, but with an new addition – eMTB category.
Registration opens on October 1, 2022. No day of registration, registration closes on 1/27/23 at 5pm.
New start/finish/support area in 2022. Check it out here:
No vehicle access to your space for support, but plenty of parking near by. You will need to sherpa stuff to a spot – this location has a ton of room.
Race number pick up at 6am on race day. Not registered yet – register here.
Venue “opens” at 6 am.
Final Course will be marked for inspection by JANUARY 1 at 12noon.
Wild Bunch Desert Guides is offering up cash to the fastest lap for male and female single speeders.
USA Cycling permitted – a one day or annual USA Cycling license is required to participate.
Final course will be marked for inspection/pre-ride on 1/1.
Yep, we are back! City of Tempe has opened back up for business, and the season opener is back for 2022.
SUNDAY JANUARY 2, 2022
USA Cycling permitted. One day license is all you need to race Papago….which you can purchase during online registration.
New start/finish location for 2022 – the boat launch area.
Solo Men and Women. Solo Singlespeed Men and Women.
TWO person teams
Duo Team Male. Duo Team Female. Duo Team Coed. Junior Duo Boys. Junior Duo Girls. AND SInglespeed!
Junior Duo’s both team members must be under 16 years old.
Solo’s $70 (before 12/1) 12/2 to 1/2 $90
Duo Teams $140 (before 12/1) 12/2 to 1/2 $180
Duo Junior Teams $70 (before 12/1) 12/2 to 1/2 $90