MARCH 9th | 9:00am

Kids mountain bike races for ages 1 – 12 years old
Brought to you by McDowell Mountain Cycles!

All Registered Kids Receive:
Cool Branded Item
Reusable Bag
Ticket for Otter Pops
Glow in the dark Finisher Bracelet!

(Experienced riders 9 – 18 years may race 3 day stage or any individual event)


These little riders need to have a bike without pedals (balance bike) and a helmet.Strider4

Age Groups are co-ed: 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, 5 years

Course: The course is approximately 200 yards and contained within the venue. Kids will roll over small ramps and through the “octopus arms”.  Kids will race in heats until the top 3 are determined in each age group

Registration/Check In: 8:00am – 10:00am

Starting Line: The Balance Bike course will be set up all weekend at the far west end of the venue (near Registration). This will be the location for Saturday’s race as well.

Finish Line: The Finish Line will be at the end of the Balance Bike Course

Start Time: 10:00am – Balance bikers will start after the Pedal Bike Race


Any type of non-motorized bike with pedals is welcome; BMX, mountain or other. Thicker tires recommended, no training wheels allowed due to the terrain. Helmets required

Age Groups and Courses:
Ages 4-6 Separate Boys and Girls categories, 1 lap, = 0.85 mile
Ages 7-9 Separate Boys and Girls categories, 2 laps = 1.7 miles
Ages 10-12 Co-ed Category, 3 laps = 2.5 miles

Registration/Check In: 8:00am – 9:00am

Starting Line: Pedal Bikes will start immediately following the XC Start at the Official XC Starting Line!

Finish Line: Pedal Bikes will Finish at the Official Cactus Cup Finish Line across from the main venue

Start Times:
9:00am Ages 4 – 6
9:15am Ages 7 – 9
9:45am Ages 10 – 12


@Main Stage following the kids events
Top 3 in each category will receive special awards from McDowell Mountain Cycles!

Pedal Bike Race Course Map:

Kids Course Map – pdf

.85 Mile loop starting at the Official XC Starting Line which is located at the east end of the venue and signed with 2 large white flags that read “START”. From the start riders will go slightly uphill and turn left onto the Sport Loop. The trail winds through the desert and then a short downhill. Rider will take a left into the wash and then left onto the service road. Once back into the venue riders will take a left and either complete another loop or proceed to the finish line. The course will be VERY well marked, we will have volunteers/helpers on course to assist. Parents please feel free to accompany your child by foot or on your bike to help them complete the course. It is singletrack, bumpy and one small hill to climb. Riders will only be able to ‘pre-ride’ the course on Friday BEFORE the Short Track start (prior to 3pm).

REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per kiddo

If registering two kids use promo code: “KIDSRACE” for a $3 discount on 2nd entry. If you have more than 2 kids who would like to race please email for additional $3 discount codes.


If little ones elect not to race their bike or want to play after racing we have parents covered! Gordy’s bike shop is hosting the Kids Fun Zone. They will have arts and crafts, little bike demo area and a dirt dig with fun toys. This area is free and open to all and will run from 9a – 2p on Saturday the 9th.  We know the ease of having something for the kids to do while at the race so many thanks to Gordy’s for bringing some fun!


2018 Kids Results – Top 3 only