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.
NO RACE MORNING REGISTRATION. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 8PM ON FRIDAY FOR THE XC EVENT
40 KM or 40 MILE – $95 (as of 04MAR19)
Jrs are 35% off
(*price increases throughout the year)
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.
GPS File / Interactive Map
XC 40 MILE course map_2019 – PDF
NOTE: Both 40 courses will be marked by approximately noon Friday, 3/8/19.
A shorter version of the big lap, this option is for those that are not quite ready to tackle the 40 miles, still 99% desert single track.
XC 40km course map_2019 – PDF
NOTE: FT40 course will be marked by approximately noon Friday, 3/8/19.
Not sure? Want to take a map that has BOTH courses on 1 page? We got ya.
40K and 40 Mile on 1 page…
XC Map_both courses 2019
Riders for the 40 mile+ and 40k will be staged based on category. All XC starts will begin at the Competitive Track. Waves will be separated by approximately 10 minutes. Promoter reserves the right to adjust categories, start times etc for the safety of the riders.
Elite Men – Cactus Cup riders only
Jr Men 9-12 (40k only for this age)
Jr Men 13-15
Jr Men 16-18
Single Speed Open Men
Elite Women – Cactus Cup riders only
Jr Women 9-12 (40k only for this age)
Jr Women 13-15
Jr Women 16-18
Single Speed Open Women
Tandem – (NEW) (40 Mile only)
(All ages are based on age as of race day)
Awards are given 3 deep in all categories.
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.
Custom number plates
Event tee shirt
Other assorted goodies
START LIST as of 04MAR19, 8am – will not be updated after this
RACER INFORMATION will be emailed and posted here no later than Thursday, March 7th.
6:00am – until 15 minutes before your start time – Packet Pick Up onsite (no “Day Of” registration)
7:00am – 7:20am – Race Staging – wave starts based on age group/gender*
*Waves may be combined or split by the race director.
7:25am – Race Start (40 Mile+ followed by 40K – yes we put the longer folks first)
7:25am – Elite Men, Elite Women
7:30am – Men 35-44
7:35am – Jr Men 13-15, 16-18
7:40am – Men 19-34, Single Speed Open Men
7:50am – Men 45-49, Men 50-54
8:00am – Men 55-64, Men 65+
8:10am – Jr Women 13-15, Jr Women 16-18
8:15am – Women 19-39, Single Speed Open Women, Women 40-49, Women 50+
8:25am – Jr Men 9-12, Jr Men 13-15, Jr Men 16-18
8:35am – Men 19-34, 35-44, Men 45-49
8:45am – Men 50-54, Men 55-64, Men 65+, Single Speed Open Men
8:55am – Jr Women 9-12, Jr Women 13-15, Jr Women 16-18, Women 19-39, Women 40-49, Women 50+, Single Speed Open Women
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 – each day the top 3 of each event, and each category will be awarded on the podium.
Leader presentation – each day the overall leader of each category in the Cactus Cup, and the Mini Cup will be recognized.
Reminder – Participants may enter any combination of the individual events or choose to enter 3 days of racing in either the Cactus Cup Stage Race or the Mini stage race.