Prickly Pedal Race Results

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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.

Race Course

40 miles

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

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

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Fun Ride

5 miles

Start: 10:00am | $25-$30

This fast-n-fun ride gives beginner and intermediate cyclists, families and kids the opportunity to experience the Maricopa Trail and join in the excitement of the inaugural Prickly Pedal mountain bike race. More Information

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After Party & Beer Garden

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 in Cave Creek, AZ 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 opens September 1, 2015. Participants have the option of making an additional tax-deductible donation to support the MT+PF during registration.

Online registration closes January 20, 2016 at 9pm.
Online registration closes January 23, 2016 at 9pm for fun riders.

Race Course

Juniors (13-18)

Now – January 1, 2016
$50

January 2, 2016 – January 23, 2016
$60

Adults (19+)

Now – January 1, 2016
$80

January 2, 2016 – January 23, 2016
$90

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Fun Ride

Juniors (13-18)

Now – January 1, 2016
$15

January 2, 2016 – January 23, 2016
$20

This ride is not recommended for riders 12 & under

Adults (19+)

Now – January 1, 2016
$25

January 2, 2016 – January 23, 2016
$30

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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
Race Chair, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation: Aaron Stiner, 602.349.7603, aastiner@gmail.com

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