The Specialized Cactus Cup is dedicated to building families of mountain bikers. On Saturday we offer great opportunities to involve kids in the sport we all love.
KIDS MTB CAMP Hosted by Wild Bunch Desert Guides for ages 6 – 12. A 5 hour camp that includes skills, trail riding, lunch and fun! Parents can place kids in camp while they participate in the XC event (or take a nap!).
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON KIDS MTB CAMP
KIDS BIKE RACING – Brought to you by McDowell Mountain Cycles! With Balance Bike racing @10:30AM for those 1 – 5 and pedal bike racing @2:30PM for those Kindergarten to 8th grade everyone will be a part of the Specialized Cactus Cup!
Located at the Pump Track on Saturday and Sunday parents will find shade and chairs while kids discover all kinds of fun! With coloring activities, a giant dirt pile for digging and riding on the pump track everyone will keep themselves busy.
BALANCE BIKE RACE
Ages 1 – 5 years old
10:30AM Saturday March 11th
These little riders need to have a bike without pedals (balance bike) and a helmet.
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
Check In: Begins at 9:00am at the MMC Tent (you must register online)
Starting Line: The Balance Bike course located at the Pump Track (east end of the venue)
Finish Line: Pump Track
Start Time: 10:30AM
@The official Cactus Cup Podium following the event (estimated at 11:30am)
Top 3 in each category will receive special awards from McDowell Mountain Cycles
REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per child
KIDS BIKE RACE
Ages Kinder – 8th Grade
2:30PM Saturday March 11th
Bike (with knobby tires) and helmet required. No training wheels
Categories and Courses:
Kinder – 5th grade: Each grade will have it’s own wave start. Girls and Boys will start on the line together but will be scored separately.
Course: 1 Lap of the Sport Loop: 3 Miles
**Kinder is currently the youngest category. This is for you if your child is 5 and under and not a balance bike racer**
6th – 8th grade: Each grade will have it’s own wave start. Girls and Boys will start on the line together but will be scored separately.
Course: 2 Laps of the Sport Loop: 6 Miles
**If your young rider wants to race 2 laps register for the 6th grade category
PARENTS: You may ride with your child’s race wave. Starting behind the racers and following the group.
Registration: Online registration is best but onsite registration is accepted (cash or card)
Check In: Beginning at 1:00pm on Saturday at the MMC Tent near the Cactus Cup Finish Line Arch
Starting Line: Just west of the Official Finish Line
Finish Line: Kids will Finish at the Official Cactus Cup Finish Line!
REGISTRATION FEE: $30 per child