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THE XC 40

SATURDAY | MARCH 13TH

XC40

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.

REGISTRATION FEE: $95
Registration closes on 3/10/21. No onsite registration available

FEE INCLUDES:

Custom Race Plate
Premium tri-blend event T-shirt
Specialized socks
Custom Cactus Cup buff
Custom Reusable bag

EVENT SITE MAP

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 – 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 – 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).  They will be self-serve with water and Hammer product for bottle filling.

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

START TIMES

DETAILED Start Times – coming soon

*Preliminary Start Times*

Start Time Distance Category
7:50 40 M Elite Men Open
7:56 40 M Elite Women Open
7:59 40 M Men 30 to 39
8:05 40 M Men 40 to 49
8:14 40 M Jr Men 13 to 15
8:17 40 M Jr Men 16 to 18
8:23 40 M Men 19 to 29
8:29 40 M Single Speed Open Men
8:35 40 M Men 50 to 59
8:44 40 M Men 60 to 69
Men 70+
8:47 40 M Jr Women 13 to 15
Jr Women 16 to 18
Single Speed Open Women
Women 19 to 29
8:50 40 M Women 30 to 39
Women 40 to 49
8:53 40 M Women 50 to 59
Women 60+
9:30 40K Jr Men 13 to 15
9:39 40K Jr Men 16 to 18
9:42 40K Jr Men 9 to 12
Jr Women 9 to 12
9:45 40K Men 19 to 29
Men 30 to 39
Single Speed Open Men
9:51 40K Men 40 to 49
9:57 40K Men 60 to 69
Men 50 to 59
10:03 40K Jr Women 13 to 15
10:06

 


 

10:09

 

40K

 


 

40K

 

Jr Women 16 to 18
Women 19 to 29


Women 30 to 39
Women 40 to 49
Women 50 to 59


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

Class 1 eMTB – 40KM only (start time TBD also f 1/1/21)
Class 1 eMTB models are defined as “a bicycle with fully operable pedals, and an electric motor under 750 Watts peak power that must be pedaled to activate the motor and that ceases to provide power above 20 mph”

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

CUTOFF

It is expected that all courses will be clear after 5.5hrs of the last start time, 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

*Daily Awards can be picked up at the Awards Tent Onsite*