Cave Creek Bicycle Festival
Your Passport to cycling the Desert Foothills
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Mountain Bike Race/Ride
To register online, click on the image at the right. You will be taken to our online registration page at La Roue d'Or, LLC 

To register by mail, click the button below to download the registration form and directions for mailing.


Date: November 10, 2012

Start Time: 9am

Parking Opens: 6am


Please Note: Although this route is very scenic, it is also VERY challenging with steep inclines, radical descents with sharp hairpin turns. We do not recommend this event for beginning mountain bike riders.

The 24 mile mountain bike race and ride will again begin and end at Frontier Town in the heart of old Cave Creek. Two groups (racers and recreational riders) will be provided a separate police escort up Spur Cross Road to the end of the paved road. Racers and riders will then be free to race or ride through the spectacular Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area (a Maricopa County Park). This 2,100 acre park is known for its spectacular views of surrounding mesas, well-preserved Hohokam Indian ruins and well-maintained hiking and mountain biking trails. Riders then proceed on portions of the Maricopa County Regional Trail to the 2,900 acre Cave Creek Regional Park. Riders will also pass portions of the State Trust Land the Town of Cave Creek is planning to acquire.

The latter stages of the ride will take you through the P.A. Seitts Preserve at Go John Canyon. This preserve is owned and maintained by the Desert Foothills Land Trust, a non-profit partner of the Town and its land protection efforts.  From there, riders return to Frontier Town via a closed lane on Cave Creek Road to a delicious lunch provided by the Cave Creek Smokehouse.

AWARDS:  This year we are fortunate to have awards made by local metal artist Ronald Mcgee. We will award trophies in the following categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Men's and Women's Open (18-39), Juniors (17 and under), Masters Men and Women (40-59), Masters Men and Women 60+. 

We will again award (punish) the Single Speed Male winner with a unique tattoo from a local tattoo artist plus a stunning trophy. CAUTION: if you don't want the tattoo, don't win the single speed competiti. The tattoo will be optional for the female Single Speed winner/

Flat Tire Bike Shop will again offer discounts on services and products to confirmed participants of the Cave Creek Bicycle Festival.



IMAGES FROM 2009 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE COURTESY OF FISHEYE PHOTOGRAPHY. Copyright 2009-2017.



The race route this year will include the newly constructed Quartz Trail in Cave Creek Regional Park.

Click here to download a map in .pdf format.

Below are links to GPS files of the course in various formats. The device used was a Garmin 500. Garmin Connect provided the exports in the various formats.




Click here to download a route map for use with Google Earth.




Click here to download a route map in Garmin .gpx format.

Because of problems with our online stroage vendor we were forced to add a .doc extension to the file name. After you download, simply rename the file to "CCBF_2012.gpx" (without the quotes) and upload through Garmin Connect to your device. It should work fine.
Finishers Medallion: All finishers will receive this handmade art piece created by the artist Judy Darbyshire. Each medallion will be signed by the artist.
             

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