Unfortunately, the race is postponed until April 1st due to forecast for heavy rainfall. We apologize for the inconvenience. Learn More.

Prickly Pedal Race Results

View the 2017 Final Race Results

Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race

The Prickly Pedal on the Maricopa Trail is a mountain bike race like no other. Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race winds through the northern section of the Maricopa Trail, the Valley’s emerald ring—a seamless connection of beautiful desert and challenging terrain with scenic views and near-perfect riding conditions.

All proceeds from the Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race go to support the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation.

The Race

40 miles

Start: 8:30am | $50-$90

Get in a heart-pumping, rip-roaring ride through the desert terrain of the Maricopa Trail beginning in Cave Creek, AZ and finishing at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, AZ. More Information

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The Expo

Get fired up for a gathering of terrific sponsors and some of mountain biking’s greatest manufacturers and supporters.

It all goes down at packet pick up on Friday in Cave Creek, and it continues on Saturday at the Lake Pleasant finish and after party.

The Party

Noon – 6pm | Free

Whether you’re in the race, watching the race or just love a good time, come to the after party and beer garden at the Lake Pleasant, AZ finish line for whole lot of Prickly Pedal fun.

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Sign Up and Dominate

Register for the Prickly Pedal for the ride of your life. All registrants will receive a race t-shirt, water bottle, great swag and the pride that goes with knowing you are supporting the mission of the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation (MT+PF).

Registration opened August 1, 2016. Participants have the option of making an additional tax-deductible donation to support the MT+PF during registration.

Online registration closes March 29, 2017 at 9pm.

Race Pricing

Juniors (13-18)

January 23, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Adults (19+)

January 23, 2017 – March 31, 2017

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Big Names. Iconic Race.

Our sponsors believe in the passion and challenge of the Prickly Pedal. Register today and you will too.

Maricopa Trail

The Maricopa Trail is a one-of-a-kind trail that connects Maricopa County’s 10 regional parks by forming an emerald ring around the Phoenix valley. Today the trail is more than 213 miles long, and when complete it will be 310 miles long. See a map of the Maricopa Trail.

Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation

MT+PF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting, developing, and maintaining one of the nation’s largest county park systems. MT+PF strives to provide sustainable financial support to the newly constructed Maricopa Regional Trail System which connects all of the Maricopa County parks.

Race Director: Jeffery Frost, BlueWolf Events, LLC, 928.380.0633, canisbleu@gmail.com

Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation.