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Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race and Fun Ride

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 and Fun Ride 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 and Fun Ride go to support the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation.

The Race

40 miles

Start: 8:30am | $60-$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

In the News

See our recent media coverage on ABC 15 and the Arizona Daily Mix!

The Fun Ride

Get in a ride that navigates the western portion of Maricopa Trail starting at Game and Fish Headquarters (5000 W Carefree Hwy Phoenix) to the finish at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. A few challenges along the way, yet this mountain bike route is very beginner/family friendly. The is a non-competitive ride, so take your time and look forward to the finish at lake Pleasant where you will enjoy the post-event festivities.

Fee for “The Fun Ride” – $40.00 Start time for “The Fun Ride” – 11:00am

The After Party

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).

Online registration closes January 18, 2019 at 9pm.

Race Pricing

Juniors (13-18)

November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018

January 16, 2018 to January 18, 2019

Adults (19+)

November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018

January 16, 2018 to January 18, 2019

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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,

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