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I did a search and looked for a race calendar for AZ MTB races but cannot find a website that has a current year list of races. Most I have found are from 2010 or 2012 but don't have any info about races in AZ or anywhere else like southern CA too because I am relatively close. I saw the MBAA website but didn't look like there was a lot of info. Anyone have some websites to frequent to find MTB races in AZ?

Also, I have seen some mtb races that want a USAC license while others do not. Do most races ask for a cycling license? Just wondering if it's worth it to purchase or just buy a one day license if I do a race that needs a license to enter. Thanks in advance.
 

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Not comprehensive, but a decent start.

As far as USAC licensing goes, you'll probably get a flood of opinions about USAC in general.
If you know you're going to do enough events that carry USAC insurance that it's cheaper to buy the license than the one day insurance, get the license.
 

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Also, I have seen some mtb races that want a USAC license while others do not. Do most races ask for a cycling license? Just wondering if it's worth it to purchase or just buy a one day license if I do a race that needs a license to enter. Thanks in advance.
Please don't give any more money to the USAC than is absolutely necessary. They are a fascist organization.
 

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Mountain Mayhem looks like it'd be fun, but it's kind of a scheduling problem, and $60 for a race is getting steep for me.

Stoked to do the Flagstaff Frenzy on the 17th though.
 

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Mountain Mayhem looks like it'd be fun, but it's kind of a scheduling problem, and $60 for a race is getting steep for me.

Stoked to do the Flagstaff Frenzy on the 17th though.
+1 on that.

Thanks for the replies thus far. Any other links to race events in the area? I can't believe there isn't a central website dedicated to posting race events. Crazy.
 

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Bunch of stuff coming up
Fire on the Rim
Tour of the White Mtns
Rescheduled MBAA Enduro
Cave Creek Cactus Classic
Barn Burner
Dawn to Dusk
Fall mtb series (check Arizonareg.com)
MBAA season kicks off in January
and in general

#CrossisComing

And except for the state championship race NO races in AZ require USAC
 

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TORCA(Tucson Off-road Cyclists and Activists) MTB Pachanga Oct 21-23rd.
Weekend of camping, food, and mass shenanigans
DH Demo and Shuttles on Friday
Demos from 10+ manufacturers and a poker ride on Saturday
Enduro race on Sunday on arguably the best Enduro Trail anywhere(Pinkbike's trail of the month)
Clinics with Lindsey Vories
All for one price $25 for members and $75 for non members

You should definitely put this one on the schedule.
 

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Bunch of stuff coming up
Fire on the Rim
Tour of the White Mtns
Rescheduled MBAA Enduro
Cave Creek Cactus Classic
Barn Burner
Dawn to Dusk
Fall mtb series (check Arizonareg.com)
MBAA season kicks off in January
and in general

#CrossisComing

And except for the state championship race NO races in AZ require USAC
Thanks for the info, my son just turned 9 and I would love him to try the a couple of these events.
 

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Don't forget about the free or underground events/races such as the Arizona Endurance Series. Some of them are more self challenging events that really can push you.
 

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Don't forget about the free or underground events/races such as the Arizona Endurance Series. Some of them are more self challenging events that really can push you.
On the grassroots side:
Short Track Papago - Every Tuesday 6:30 at foot bridge by Mill in Papago. 30 minute or so sprint. Goes Mayish to Septemberish - Check out thier FB or website
Beerduro - 4-6 Event a year. Loose schedule. Nothing on the books right now. Join Beerduro Arizona on FB, or keep on eye on this board.

On the MBAA stuff, their schedule for next year is not out yet. I am sure they are working on it. Expect it to be similar dates as last year.

The Showdown at Usery Pass (8 hour race/team) on 11/5 The Showdown at Usery Pass - Showdown at Usery Pass
 

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Bunch of stuff coming up
Fire on the Rim
Tour of the White Mtns
Rescheduled MBAA Enduro
Cave Creek Cactus Classic
Barn Burner
Dawn to Dusk
Fall mtb series (check Arizonareg.com)
MBAA season kicks off in January
and in general

#CrossisComing

And except for the state championship race NO races in AZ require USAC
Bump. How about an updated list with some dates and in calendar year order ...?? Not including the MBAA nor AES. I am not a racer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

6 Hours in the Papago - Jan
Prickly Pedal - Jan
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo - Feb
AZT 300/750 - April
Wiskey Offroad - April
Barn Burner - Sept
Fire on the Rim - Sept
Tour of the White Mtns - early Oct
Prescott 6er - Oct
12 Hours of Fury - Oct
Cave Creek Cactus Classic - Nov
Dawn to Dusk - Dec
 

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Don't forget the Cactus Cup / Fat Tire 40.

https://thecactuscup.com/
Done. Anything else missing? (outside of MBAA and AES)

Justin, not sure which of these would be considered XC or AM or Enduro, it's just a list of MTB races in AZ...

6 Hours in the Papago - Jan
Prickly Pedal - Jan
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo - Feb
Cactus Cup - Mar
AZT 300/750 - April
Wiskey Offroad - April
Barn Burner - Sept
Fire on the Rim - Sept
Tour of the White Mtns - early Oct
Prescott 6er - Oct
12 Hours of Fury - Oct
Cave Creek Cactus Classic - Nov
Dawn to Dusk - Dec
 

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Done. Anything else missing? (outside of MBAA and AES)

Justin, not sure which of these would be considered XC or AM or Enduro, it's just a list of MTB races in AZ...

6 Hours in the Papago - Jan 6 hr XC
Prickly Pedal - Jan 40 mi XC
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo - Feb 24 hr XC
Cactus Cup - Mar Stage race XC with a Super D stage
AZT 300/750 - April 300 mi or 750 mi Bikepacker race
Wiskey Offroad - April 20 mi 34 mi or 50 mi option XC
Barn Burner - Sept 104 mi solo or relay all XC fire road
Fire on the Rim - Sept 15,30,45 mi option XC
Tour of the White Mtns - early Oct several mi options XC
Prescott 6er - Oct 6 hr XC
12 Hours of Fury - Oct 12 hr XC
Cave Creek Cactus Classic - Nov 24 mi XC
Dawn to Dusk - Dec 10-12 hr XC
MBAA will have a small Endure series next year but dates/locations not released yet
 
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