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THE XC 40

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 17th, 2020

The XC 40 is a marathon cross country bike race that takes riders on a perimeter lap encompassing McDowell Mountain Regional Park. This epic loop is 99% singletrack that works its way in and out of washes, up and over small ridges with big cacti everywhere.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 15th 9PM
You may register in person, onsite during registration/packet pick up hours

REGISTRATION FEE:

40 KM or 40 MILE – $95
(*price increases throughout the year)

FEE INCLUDES:

Custom number plate
Premium tri-blend event T-shirt
Custom Reusable bag

40 MILES+ = ONE BIG BAD @$$ LAP:

The 40 mile+ category (actually its 43 miles to keep you honest) lap includes nearly all of the Competitive Loops, Pemberton Trail, part of Scenic, Cinch, Escondido, Delsie, Granite, Bluff, Coachwhip, and Dixie Mine.  The Fat Tire 40 is a one lap race, featuring desert single track and about 3,000 feet of climbing.
GPX
XC 40 MILE course map_2019 – PDF
CUE SHEET

NOTE:  both 40 courses are marked with ribbon and arrows at major intersections.  Black arrows for 40M, Red for 40k.  Riders are still responsible to know their respective courses.

40 KM (~25 miles):

A shorter version of the big lap, still 99% desert single track.
GPX
XC 40km course map_2019 – PDF

CUE SHEET

40K and 40 Mile on 1 page…
XC Map_both courses 2019
GPX
both 40 mile and 40K courses

AID STATIONS:

There will be two aid stations on the 40 Mile, one aid station for the 40Km (noted on course map).  We will have Hammer product, coke, water, oranges and bananas, and rad people at the aid station.

Aid station 1 (40m – riders only – mile 17) – Road crossing on Pemberton after Escondido
Aid station 2 (40m – mile 29.3 /40k riders – mile 14.3) – first intersection of Coach Whip and Pemberton

CATEGORIES: 

Elite Men Open (40 mile only)
Jr Men 9-12 (40km only)
Jr Men 13-15
Jr Men 16-18
Men 19-29
Men 30-39
Men 40-49
Men 50-59
Men 60-69
Men 70+
Single Speed Open Men

Elite Women Open (40 mile only)
Jr Women 9-12 (40km only)
Jr Women 13-15
Jr Women 16-18
Women 19-29
Women 30-39
Women 40-49
Women 50-59
Women 60+
Single Speed Open Women

Tandem – (40 mile only)
EBike – (40km only)

(All ages are based on age as of race day)

XC SCHEDULE:

Saturday, October 17

6:00am – Packet Pick Up onsite
7:20am – Race Staging
7:40am – Race Start (40km followed by 40M)

40KM START TIMES – PRELIMINARY

7:30am – E-bike
7:35am – Jr Men 9-12, Jr Men 13-15, Jr Men 16-18
7:40am – Men 19-29, 30-39, Men 40-49
7:45am – Men 50-59, Men 60-69, Men 70+, Single Speed Open Men
7:50am – Jr Women 9-12, Jr Women 13-15, Jr Women 16-18, Women 19-29, Women 30-39, Women 40-49, Women 50-59, Women 60+, Single Speed Open Women

40 MILE START TIMES – PRELIMINARY

8:30am – Elite Men Open, Elite Women Open
8:35am – Men 30-39
8:40am – Jr Men 13-15, 16-18
8:45am – Men 19-29, Single Speed Open Men
8:50am – Men 40-49
8:55am – Men 50-59
9:00am – Men 60-69, Men 70+
9:05am – Jr Women 13-15, Jr Women 16-18
9:10am – Women 19-29, Women 30-39, Women 40-49, Women 50-59, Women 60+, Single Speed Open Women

CUTOFF

It is expected that all courses will be clear after 5.5hrs, this is historically in line with the last finisher – this is for safety and staffing.

AWARDS and LEADER PRESENTATION:

Awards – Top 3 each division
Leader presentation – Leaders in Cactus Cup and Mini Cup Categories will be recognized