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SCHEDULE

2024 EVENT SCHEDULE

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Need to rent a bike? Visit: McDowell Mountain Cycles

FRIDAY: Event Kicks Off!

  • 8:00am
    Reserved VIP Camping Check In begins – Comp. Track (main venue) *Pass Holders Only*
    General Parking – Four Peaks Lot – First come, first serve. There is lots of room!
  • 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Packet Pick-Up Onsite
  • Noon: Shake-Out Ride with Ned Overend @ Specialized Booth – Free & Open to the Public
    Join MTB Hall of Famer & Cactus Cup LEGEND for an easy, short ride
  • 10a – 4p Expo Open – shopping, samples and giveaways
  • 10:30am – 3pm TIME TRIAL EVENT 
  • Noon – 5:00pm
    Food Truck – Loaded Dogs (delicious gourmet hot dogs) & Pizza Art; wood fired pizza made to order
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    HUSS Brewing Beer Garden – Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol @ Main Stage
  • 4:00pm PRO SHORT TRACK
  • 5:30pm
    Awards Ceremony @ Main Stage

SATURDAY:

  • General Parking Open – Four Peaks Lot
  • 7:00am – Single Speed Coffee Open – Main venue
  • 7:00am – Coffee Truck in 4 Peaks Campground
  • 7:00am – 3:00pm – Packet Pick-Up Open
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm – Kids Mountain Bike Camp
    Meet at Kids Zone (near pump track)
  • 9:00am
    ESI Grips 40 MILE START – East end near pump track
  • 10:25am
    ESI Grips 25 MILE START – East end near pump track
    START TIMES – see XC page
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Expo Open
    Food Trucks – Hummus Express, Mamas Ribs & Tacos , Sassy Fig and Kona Ice
    Kids Zone and Family Hangout hosted by Bike Masters: Free kids play area w/ shade @ Pump Track
  • 9:00am – 10:30am
    Balance Bike racer packet pick up @ McDowell Mountain Cycles booth (across from the main Packet Pick Up)
  • 10:30am
    Balance Bike Event. Kids 1 – 5 years old @ Pump Track
  • 11:00am – 2:20pm
    XC Finishers
  • 12:00pm – 10 Mile Start @ Cactus Cup Arch
  • 12:10pm – Pro XC Awards Ceremony
  • 12:30 – 2:30pm
    Live Music with String Pilots @ Main Stage
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    HUSS Brewing Beer Garden @ Main Stage
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Kids Bike Race packet pick up @ McDowell Mountain Cycles booth
  • 2:30pm
    McDowell Mountain Cycles Advanced Kids Bike Race: 1st – 8th grade @ Cactus Cup Arch

    2:30pm
     – 8th graders to 6th Grade separated by 2 min: doing 2 laps
    2:36pm – 5th graders to 1st, separated by 2 min: doing 1 lap
  • 3:30pm – Little Shredders Bike Race – Start and Finish at Cactus Cup finish arch
  • 3:30pm
    Landis Cyclery Bunny Hop Competition – Free and Open to the Public @ the Landis Cyclery Tent
  • 4:00pm
    XC Awards Ceremony @ Main Stage

     SUNDAY:

    • General Parking – Four Peaks Lot
    • 7:00am
      Packet Pick-Up Onsite& Single Speed Coffee Open
    • 8:00am
      Enduro STARTS – remotely in the field

      ***Enduro Riders*** Once you have your race number you do not need to check in at the venue on Sunday for the Enduro. Proceed directly to Segment 1 for your assigned Start Time.
      START TIMES – see Enduro page
    • 9:00am – 1:00pm
      Expo Open
      Grilled Devil and Kona Ice Food Trucks
      Kids Zone and Family Hangout hosted by Bike Masters: Free kids play area w/ shade @ Pump Track
    • 9:30am – 12:30pm
      Enduro Finishers across the line
    • 11:00am – 2:00pm
      Huss Brewing Beer Garden @ Main Stage
    • 10:00am
      GRAVEL RIDE START – 
      @ MMC booth, View Ride Map
    • 1:00pm
      Awards Ceremony
    • 3:00pm
      Event Over

    **Sunday March 19th**
    Cactus Cup Clean Up Effort 10a – 1p – Comp. Lot. Ride with friends, help us clean up the park and get all the leftover free stuff!