Prickly Pedal

Prickly Pedal

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Please join us! All proceeds go to Phoenix based Living Hope Cancer Foundation. They work with cancer patients after their diagnosis.
Hello. I sent a email inquiring about if my 11 year old is allowed to do the full 40 mile race?

I’d like to get him ready for this race if he is able to.

Thanks.
Online registration for the 2019 Prickly Pedal is now open on SWSportsReg.com.
NEW: in 2019 there will be an 8K Trail Run and a MTB Fun Ride! Use the Cycling/Running tabs at the top of SWSportsReg.com to access the registration pages.
Thanks for bringing back the "fun ride"!!! Just booked our rv spot!🚴‍♀️
Thanks for inviting The Glides to be part of your Finish Line Party. It was a GREAT day!
So if I were to race myself, how do I get back to Cave Creek? Is there a shuttle?
I am confused about the course between Spur Cross and Maricopa Trail. Is it going to follow the C4 bypass or go through the construction using the old route?
Wish you had the fun ride for us beginners :(

Mountain bike race event on the Maricopa Trail from Spur Cross in Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

Operating as usual

05/05/2021

Race road - try it, you might like it!

Up for grabs next month......must be AZ resident and a USAC Annual License holder ..but one-day licenses, and non-residents can race the event! Registration is open.
www.bikethebluff.com

05/03/2021

Registration IS open - Monday 5/3. Remember this is the USAC State Championship - anyone can race with a USAC license - BUT only state of AZ residents and current, valid USAC Annual License holders can be designated/earn the title of "State Champion".
https://www.bikereg.com/2021bike-the-bluff

01/01/2021

Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association

The 2021 DIY Prickly Pedal Challenge starts on Monday - support local, ride local - and stay safe. Thanks Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association

Well, we have been busy up to and during the holiday. B posting some updates and pictures very soon. I will be back on the mini-x on January 1 to finish up major trail work on the C4 and Prickly Peddle route. We have been unable to assemble crews to work during the pandemic but great opportunities abound and the work is still getting done. Everyone NEEDS trails now more than ever. Happy New Year.

runsignup.com 12/26/2020

DIY Prickly Pedal Challenge

The Challenge begins soon - 1/3/2021. Cycle, hike, run, or do the equestrian thing - complete the Challenge from Cave Creek to Beardsley CSR. Complete it in one day or multiple days - but do it to support the Maricopa Trail.

https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/HomeBaseMaricopa/PricklyPedalontheMaricopaTrail

runsignup.com The DIY Prickly Pedal Challenge is on Sunday January 3, 2021 to Sunday January 31, 2021.

07/07/2020

Due to the continuing COVID 19 crisis, and after careful consideration, the MTPF Board has come to the conclusion that we would not be able to host the re-scheduled November 21 event in a way that will both garner support from our local officials and allow us to maintain our original mission of hosting a quality race experience. Ultimately, protecting the health and safety of the racers, as well as our community members. Stay tuned for 2021 event details coming over the next several months.

01/15/2020

Just in case you missed the earlier notification - the event has been re-scheduled to NOVEMBER 21, 2020. Stay tuned for additional details! Thank you.

[01/08/20]   PRICKLY PEDAL re-scheduled to November.

01/08/2020

Due to the very low registration numbers, we are re-scheduling the event to November 21, 2020. We will transfer your registration to the new event date - or get you a refund if you request. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your support of the Maricopa Trail.

12/13/2019

2020 Event shirts - included with your registration fee. Sizes guaranteed up until today 12/13 - after that first-come first serve on sizes.

12/10/2019

Race format has changed - don't be scared - and the finisher's medal has as well. Sweet new custom medal to each and every Race and MTB Tour finisher.

[12/07/19]   HAMMER provides on-course nutrition.

singletracks.com 12/03/2019

Trans Cascadia: A Model for Supporting Trails While Having a Good Time in the Forest - Singletracks Mountain Bike News

Good article - part of the core value of the Maricopa Trail - and the Prickly Pedal. Maricopa Trail + Park Foundation.

singletracks.com Alex Gardner, Nick Gibson, and Tommy Magrath started the Trans Cascadia 4-day enduro race five years ago as a way to allow riders to experience forgotten trails and incredible riding in the Pacific Northwest. Over the years they've forged relationships with other trail user groups and have used the....

10/23/2019

Website will be updated shortly - but here you go. Three cross country stages - timed - for the 2020 event. Finish line festivities at Lake Pleasant Regional Park Ten Lane including Beer Garden, and FREE Kid's Race.

10/17/2019

Wondering what the 2020 race format is about? Three CROSS COUNTRY Stages! Ride from Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant, race the timed cross country stages and win! FREE Kid's Race, and more await you after you finish. Maricopa Trail City of Peoria, Arizona Government BlueWolf Events, LLC

singletracks.com 10/07/2019

Ned Overend’s Top 5 Tips for Staying Strong on the Bike and Keep Mountain Biking Beyond Retirement - Singletracks Mountain Bike News

Little known fact - Ned visits the Valley of the Sun often, and can be seen on a bunch of local trails - including Maricopa Trail. Prickly peadl in January - no better time to ride form Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant.

singletracks.com A few years ago younger riders started saying “hi, old man,” when I’d show up at rides. At first I didn’t think anything about it. I was, after all,

09/22/2019

A great event - tons of fun stuff, and supports local cycling organizations. Mark your calendars.

New Belgium Brewing’s 2019 Tour de Fat Tempe is THIS Saturday, October 5 – a day packed with FREE activities celebrating bikes, beer, local entertainment and community non-profits.

But the celebration is not just a one-day affair! There are a number of pre-TdF events to get you in the mood. Check out these event pages and come have fun with your friends and neighbors!

Tempe has always held the biggest and best Tour de Fat (although we may be a bit biased…), and we're the only city outside of New Belgium brewery cities hosting a TdF this year. Let's show everyone that we're still the best and keep the tradition going!

Saturday, September 28 – TBAG Presents: TdF Bar Crawl Bike Ride and Bike Raffle:
https://www.facebook.com/events/507689793130615/

Tuesday, October 1 – TdF-themed TIP: Tempe Inclusive Pedaling social ride (New Belgium beer sponsor): https://www.facebook.com/events/373091030311008/

Wednesday, October 2nd, 6pm-8pm - New Belgium Bike Giveaway at Casey Moore's

Thursday, October 3, 7pm-10pm – New Belgium Tap Takeover and TdF Bike Raffle at Boulders on Broadway: https://www.facebook.com/events/392524218121526/

Friday, October 4, 7pm-9pm - New Belgium TdF Bike Raffle at Mellow Mushroom: https://www.facebook.com/events/2569054076448097/

Saturday, October 5, 9am - 12pm - Boulders Pre-Tour de Fat Brunch - https://www.facebook.com/events/2254984601274676/

Saturday, October 5 – Tour de Fat!
https://www.facebook.com/events/614818012350261/

*Note: Only the Pre-TdF Bar Crawl Bike Ride is an official TBAG events, and therefore covered by our insurance. Other events are being shared for promotional purposes only*

09/19/2019

Registration IS open! New race format - three timed segments = race result. Finish Line is at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Fun Ride returns - ride from Game and Fish HQ to Lake Pleasant. Free kids race.....lots to do in support of the Maricopa Trail

08/27/2019

Great news for Maricopa County - Bill is one of the best! Maricopa Trail

Hello everyone. My name is Bill Klewer and I am the new Volunteer Coordinator with the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. On this page, I will be submitting posts on the Maricopa Trail and upcoming volunteer events. Thank you for your continued interest in our parks and have a safe Labor Day weekend!!

07/11/2019

Mark your calendar and go for a dirt ride - and be sure to include the Maricopa Trail in your route!

Did you know Saturday, July 20th is @RideMTBday? It’s the Official Holiday of Mountain Biking! Make your plans to go out and ride your with your friends or join in on a local ride and make new ones. Check ww.ridemtbday.com for more info!

05/26/2019

This is one example of how your support of the Prickly Pedal Race supports the Maricopa Trail. Trail signage, and ongoing maintenance. Race local.

Calling all Maricopa Trail users. We were asked about a month ago to review the Maricopa Trail signage within the west valley by the Maricopa Trail + Park Foundation. We are stewards of a mostly paved section, however many of us use the trail throughout the west valley. Your knowledge here is key.

We need your help as this is a large task. The trail traverses many portions of the west valley to include trails within the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear city streets, sidewalks, and other areas.

We need to know if you come across signage in need of repair or completely missing. It is important that the trail is easy to locate and traverse. The signage is key to user safety as well.

If you come across areas with missing signs, or sections needing signage anywhere in the west valley please let us know via a post below or message.

Thank you for your help. #maricopatrail #estrellaregionalpark #whitetankregionalpark #supportyourlocaltrails #mtb #mtbaz #optoutside #mountainbiker

05/09/2019

Saturday January 18, 2020. Exciting new race format - race will be two (2) timed segments along the Maricopa Trail between Spur Cross and Lake Pleasant. Fastest combined time wins category. Plus a Mountain Bike Tour option from Game and Fish HQ to Lake Pleasant. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. Maricopa Trail Flat Tire Bike Shop Howi Hammer

01/26/2019

Apparently, there are race photos available -

#flattireflyers getting in on the action during the Prickly Pedal #pricklypedalracephotos #flattireflyersracing https://cyclingartphotography.smugmug.com/ Patrick Murphy

01/26/2019

2019 Prickly Pedal

Thanks T.R. Lideen - and all who support the race. All proceeds from the race benefit the ongoing operations/maintenance of the Maricopa Trail

Overview of the 2019 Prickly Pedal in Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant. Little insight to the training prep as well as a race recap. Song List: Those Days - Rebel...

12news.com 01/19/2019

Try Out Mountain Biking at the Prickly Pedal Race

The Stars and Stripes lead the PRO Women's field out today at 8:30am. Thanks Erin Huck Construction Zone Racing
https://www.12news.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/arizona-midday/try-out-mountain-biking-at-the-prickly-pedal-race/75-73e19239-4322-4959-9d09-ee112aef794d

12news.com Mountain Biker Erin Huck tells us what's in store for this year's Prickly Pedal Race and how new bikers can try out the sport.

01/18/2019

Final Instructions and reminders

aztv.com 01/17/2019

The Fourth Annual Prickly Pedal Race is Back

Check it - awesomeness with Taylor Lideen Arizona Daily Mix
https://www.aztv.com/posts/fourth-annual-prickly-pedal-race-back

aztv.com Grab your bike and get pedaling!

01/17/2019

Course is partially marked - will be completed tomorrow (Friday). It is marked from Spur Cross to Spear S TH - Feed Zone #1. Follow these on race day. Metal Maricopa Trail signs are primary - orange background -black arrows are secondary. Maricopa Trail Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is open - respect other users.

01/17/2019

Note the road impacts - and thanks Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area for posting. Racers - watch for other trail users while in the Park.

ATTENTION: The Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race will be taking place this Saturday, January 19th from 8:30am to approximately 11:30am in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. The race route is north on Spur Cross Road from town and along the western section of the Spur Cross Trail from the main trailhead area out to the western boundary gate. While this trail will not be closed to other users we strongly recommend that hikers and especially folks on horseback use other trails or arrive after the bikes have passed through. Also, southbound traffic will be restricted on Spur Cross Road while the riders are approaching on the last 1.5 miles of Spur Cross Road from about 8:30am-9:30am. Thank you!

01/12/2019

Critical Mention

Shawna Glazier Construction Zone Racing representing - check it out.
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wunderground.com 01/12/2019

Morristown, AZ 10-Day Forecast | Weather Underground

Early - very early - weather forecast for race day looks perfect - and the dirt should be "hero" on race day! Register today.
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/az/morristown?cm_ven=localwx_10day

wunderground.com

01/11/2019

Gear Drop available - we will have a truck available to transport your gear from the race start in Cave Creek to the finish line. YOU NEED TO PROVIDE the bag/backpack/etc. and please make sure the bag is labelled with your name. Truck will leave at 9:00 a.m. and be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pack extra clothes - it can be chilly out at Lake Pleasant. Also, post-race/ride food is available for purchase - not provided. Cash/credit card.

signup.com 01/10/2019

Prickly Pedal Volunteers 2019

There is still time to sign up and volunteer for the 2019 Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race! Start the New Year off right by being outdoors in beautiful desert scenery active and engaged in this amazing event! We have open positions in the Cave Creek area at the starting line and along the course that need filled immediately: registration help, feed station coverage, parking assistance/crowd control, and Course Marshals (for bike riders only). We also have general set-up/tear down spots at the after-party at Lake Pleasant. Click on this link to sign up today!

http://signup.com/go/AsaVbiS

signup.com SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!

01/10/2019

Soundbite on-site at the finish - Ten Lane Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Make sure you bring your cash/credit card. Plus a few more food vendors...and an adult beverage (beer) garden. Peoria Diamond Club

01/03/2019

Dust off the wheels of your bikes, or your running shoes and put your New Year’s Resolutions to the test! Register today for the race, run, or fun ride and enjoy a scenic ride through the desert terrain and Salt River Project canal area near the finish in Lake Pleasant.

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Maricopa County
Maricopa, AZ
85257

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 8pm
Tuesday 3pm - 8pm
Wednesday 3pm - 8pm
Thursday 3pm - 8pm
Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
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