Fat Tire 40 at McDowell Mountain
USAC Permit 2013-2014
When:Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 2013: McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills, AZ
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, March 16th
9:00am – 12:00pm – Reverse Sport Loop Opens for pre-riding
11:00am – 1:30pm – Packet Pick Up and Registration
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Skill Clinic on the Tech Loop
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Time Trial Sport & Tech Loop CLICK HERE FOR THE 2013 TT START TIMES!
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Campfire, Smores, Sing Along
Sunday, March 17th
6:30am – 7:30am – Packet Pick Up (no "Day Of" registration)
7:30am – 7:50am – Race Staging based on TT Time
8:00am – Race Start
9:30am – Kids Race
1:00pm – Awards and Raffle
The Fat Tire 40 is a marathon mountain bike race that takes riders on a perimeter lap encompassing McDowell Mountain Regional Park. It includes nearly all of the Competitive Loops, Pemberton Trail, Scenic Trail, “Yet to be named new trail”, Granite, Bluff, Coachwhip, and Dixie Mine. In 2013, the Fat Tire 40 will be a one lap race that is 41.5 miles in length and has about 3,000 feet of climbing.
Start/Staging: Riders will be staged in groups of 48 riders based on their finishing times in a short (6 mile) time trial that will be held on Saturday March 16th. Each group of 48 riders will be sent out on course separately with a 30 second gap between each group. All times will start when the first group is sent out on the course.
The Sport and Tech loops on the Competitive Track will be used for the Time Trial.
You DO NOT have to do the Time Trial. If you do not do the Time Trial, you will be staged in the order you registered after all the riders that completed the Time Trial. The only exception to this general statement is for Pro/Category 1 licensed racers. If you have a current Pro/Category 1 license Male or a Pro Female and you did not do the Time Trial, you will be staged at the front of 2nd group. If you are a current Category 1 Female and you did not do the Time Trial, you will be staged at the front of group 3.
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Detailed Course Description/Directions
When coming to the connector for the Long Loop, make a right and head out onto the Long Loop to the Service Road that connects the Competitive Loops with the Pemberton Trail. Make a right onto the Service Road and continue up the road until it intersects with the Pemberton Trail.
Make a right turn onto the Pemberton heading counterclockwise. Take the Pemberton trail through the Pemberton Trail-head parking lot. Continue on the Pemberton until the Scenic Trail. Make a right turn onto the Scenic Trail. Continue on the Scenic Trail up and over the ridge and back to the Pemberton Trail making a right hand turn onto the Pemberton and continuing the loop counterclockwise.
Back on the Pemberton, riders will come to the 2nd paved road crossing. This is where the first of two Sag stations will be located. After the Sag, continue on the Pemberton the “Granite Tank” (not really a tank, it’s just a place where water runoff collects) on the far west side of the Pemberton.
Directly across from the Granite Tank there is a new trail that is currently un-named and un-marked. Turn Left onto this new trail heading east. BE CAREFUL! The first mile or so of this trail is lined with Cactus on both sides of the trail. Continue on the new trail until it “T’s” with the Granite Trail. This intersection is currently un-marked but riders cannot go any further on the new trail. Make a right onto Granite Trail heading south.
Take the Granite Trail until it “T’s” with the Bluff Trail. Make a right onto the Bluff Trail heading north back to the Pemberton. Make a left back onto the Pemberton continuing the loop counterclockwise all the way around to the intersection with Coachwhip.
Make a right turn onto Coachwhip taking it up to the intersection with Windmill (DO NOT get on the Windmill trail). At this intersection, continue on the Coachwhip Trail to the Dixie Mine Trail.
At the intersection with Dixie Mine make a left turn onto the Dixie Mine Trail heading back to the Pemberton.
From the Dixie Mine make a right turn back onto the Pemberton continuing counterclockwise back to the Service Road that connects the Pemberton with the Competitive Loops.
At the intersection of the Pemberton and the Service Road is where the second Sag will be located.
Make a right turn onto the Service Road back to the Long Loop. Then make a right turn onto the Long Loop. Take the Long Loop back to the parking lot to the Sport Loop (in reverse direction) around to the Finish Line!
Click here to review the race course and elevation maps
Right-click and choose Save Link As to download the track map
FOR GARMIN CONNECT INFO, CLICK HERE!
Detailed Time Trial Description
The time trial begins at 2pm on Saturday, March 16th. Riders will start every 30 seconds. Start time will be published 24 hours after online registration closes. DO NOT MISS YOUR START TIME! Your time will start on your posted start time whether you are there or not.
As stated above, riders DO NOT have to do the Time Trial. However, riders who do not do the Time Trial will be staged behind all the riders that completed the Time Trial. The only exception to this general rule is for Pro/Category 1 riders. See Staging section for more details.
A team can consist of a combination of riders in any individual category. For example, a team could have 2 Open Men riders, 1 Master Men rider, 1 Single Speed rider, and 1 Open Women rider.
There will be two Team Categories:
The difference between these two Categories is that in the Co-Ed Category one of the 3 scorers on your team MUST be Female. A Co-Ed team can still be made up of a combination of riders in any individual category but at least 1 rider must be Female and must be a scorer for the team. So if your team consists of 4 men and 1 woman, your score will be the sum of the placement of your teams first 2 men + placement of your teams first woman in the overall standings.
Note: An Open team can have a Female on the team but it is not required.
Your Team must designate which category the team will be competing in BEFORE registration closes.
Skill Clinic on Tech Loop
Campfire, Smores, Sing Along
$55 Registration Fee per rider before January 21st
$65 Registration Fee per rider before February 28th
$75 Registration Fee per rider before March 14th
$85 On Site Registration (Sat. 03/16 only)
Registration will be limited to 250 racers so register early
Online registration is powered by La Roue d'Or, LLC, (www.larouedor.com) Closes Thursday March 14th or when we reach capacity.
A portion of the fees raised by this event will be donated to the AZ Devo Jr. Development Team!
Note: The promoter reserves the right to decline any registration.
Prizes: Very LARGE trophies will be awarded 3 deep in each category. Large trophies will be awarded to each team Member of the Top 3 teams in both team categories. There will also be a prize for everyone who finishes the entire course.
Race Packets: will include Number Plates, Commemorative T-shirt, Water Bottle and other assorted goodies.
Click here for directions to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Other Fees: USAC License is required. If you do not have an annual license you will be able to purchase a one day license during registration ($5 per rider).
You may also print a USA Cycling release by logging into your account under the license info tab or go to;
Note: these fees are charged by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
There is a $6 fee to enter the McDowell Mountain Park.
Camping fee of $17 per night to camp in the Competitive Lot
Camping fee of $11 per night to camp in the Four Peaks Lot (overflow)
Note: Camping in these areas will be limited to Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights ONLY. If you would like to camp Thursday Night, you will need to camp in the Camp Grounds at the Park. More info about camping and the park can be found here
Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:10)