Event Description - GET IN EARLY AND SAVE!
This event has limitations in space. We can only park a certian number of vehicles in the Pemberton Parking area, which means, only a limited number of entries will be sold. We've kept the entry price the same, and continue to offer as much in the way of take-home swag as possible. We look forward to having you join us at this event, but when it's sold out... it's sold out. There isn't a waiting list; we sell out, send the shirts and race plates off to the printer to be custom printed.
What do you look for in an endurance mountain bike event? Avoid drama of over-crowded events and sign up for the annual Chipotle Mexican Grill Dawn to Dusk endurance mountain bike event. 10 hours on the Pemberton trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Venue is once again at the Pemberton Trailhead. This event has a cap on participation due to the limited space at the venue and because you really don't want to have to sit in a pack of riders, passing when you can rather than when you want to... Space is limited to 125 SOLO riders, 100 TWO-Person, 50 FOUR-Person and 10 CORPORATE entries: This is a total of 285 entries = 285 folks on trail maximum (it's a 16 mile loop). Want more incentive? ok, we put your NAME ON THE SHIRT you get (limited to those entered by NOVEMBER 6... after that, you get to give us the sad face at packet pick-up. Check the details below... and Yea, there'll be some rediculous task to win prizes... or two again this year! OSPREY Packs ROCK! so I got a bunch for giveaways!
Over the last four years, the Pemberton Trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park has shown us it’s wicked and wonderful sides. This trail is a fantastic course for this event because of the variety and the amazingly scenic views of the Sonoran desert. The 15.5-mile (may be more if we get trail modifications completed) loop will be traveled in a counter clockwise direction and each lap will snake you through the venue where you may refuel, rest or exchange your lap card with your teammate so they can take a turn out on the course.
A self feed zone and a public feed zone will be loaded with Snacks. DCB Extreme Adventures and DCB Medical will staff the course and ensure you make it to the post-event festivities!
Coffee, Food & Beer will be sold; portion of the proceeds (the majority of them) will go to charity and back to the Park that gives us such lovely trails to ride!
Divisions and Awards
SINGLE SPEED CAT'S IN EACH DIVISION (EVEN CORPORATE)!
|Category||Field Limit||Remaining Available Entries (OPEN)|
|Duo (2)||Male, Female, Mixed||100|
|Quad (4)||Male, Female, Mixed||50|
|Corporate (Up to 7 Riders)||Male, Female, Mixed||10|
We will allow entrants to switch their category at packet pick-up from Duo, Quad or Corporate to Solo or Duo. NO splitting teams up. No refunds or additional parking passes will be issued.
WHICH MEANS - I want to do the race... You (your team) need to sign up in the only category that is left (solo means each register as an individual)... then race day we swap you into the category you want.
Corporate Teams receive super-cool perks!
- Logo on the event t-shirt
- Reserved Team Tent placement
- Reserved venue parking There are no minimums or maximums for team size for Corporate Teams.
Top 3 finishers in each of the Dawn To Dusk categories.
Schedule of Events
OCTOBER 6 - Price Increase!
MONDAY, November 19 - E-mail confirmation to registered participants - FYI - Registration closes November 16!
THURSDAY, December 12 - Venue set up; Participants are not yet allowed to move in.
FRIDAY, December 13
Venue Opens - In order to stay in venue, you must display a parking pass. ONE pass will be issued to each team. ONLY one vehicle per team; vehicles not displaying parking passes by 5PM will be removed. (don't try and cheat the system, there's only space for one each)
Corporate: 8 teams Against the wooden fence (I'll have this marked off)
|2:00pm - 8:00pm||Packet Pick-up and late registration All athletes must check in themselves in order to sign the USA Cycling waiver|
|9:00pm||Lights out and quiet time|
** You will be able to pick up your packet race and allowed up to drop off your gear (with your parking pass) race day.
** ALL REGISTRANTS WILL BE GIVEN ONE PARKING PASS PER TEAM. ONLY THOSE WITH PARKING PASSES WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO SHALAMO DRIVE, AND IT WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE CAMPING **
No SOLO specific area will be set aside... so plan on a Friday load in... even if it's to secure your 10X10 area with a moose. Day of parking will be located at the race start at the competitive track overflow lot. Plan ahead, and don't tell us you didn't know 'cause its the 4th year doing this.
SATURDAY December 14
|5:30am - 6:30am||Packet Pick-up|
|7:13am - Sunrise||Dawn to Dusk begins|
|4:45pm||Must be on course for last lap (note, this is 25 minutes more than last year...)|
|5:20pm - Sunset||Course sweep|
|7:00pm||Dawn to Dusk Awards and Chipotle chili bar! - This is a new item!!!!|
Don’t be in a hurry to take off after this event! We have more swag than we can possibly mention!
Event Sanctioning Body
USA Cycling sanctions Dawn to Dusk. One of the conditions of sanctioning is that each athlete must be either an annual USA Cycling member (and provide proof of such) or purchase a one-day license for $5. Please remember to bring your photo ID. USA Cycling waiver CLICK HERE to download the waiver and fill it out beforehand.
|Category||Early Registration Fee||After October 31|
** Overall field is limited to entries due to space at the venue. NO TRANSFERS. You get in, plan on attending and staying.
Directions and Parking
DIRECTIONS FROM LOOP 101 & SHEA BLVD.
- East on Shea Blvd ~9 miles to Fountain Hills Blvd
- North onto Fountain Hills Blvd (name changes to McDowell Mountain Rd) ~ 7 miles to McDowell Mountain Park Rd
- Arrive at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
** ALL REGISTRANTS WILL BE GIVEN ONE PARKING PASS PER TEAM. ONLY THOSE WITH PARKING PASSES WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO SHALAMO DRIVE, AND IT WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE CAMPING ** No SOLO specific area will be set aside... so plan on a Friday load in... even if it's to secure your 10X10 area with a moose. Day of parking will be located at the race start at the competitive track overflow lot. Plan ahead, and don't tell us you didn't know 'cause its the 4th year doing this. Race finish will be at the Pemberton trailhead. Plan accordingly (and PLEASE carpool). In order to get past the armed officers and to the Pemberton trailhead... you need a Parking Pass from DCB... Your TEAM will get one in their race packet at registration.
Entry to the park is $6. It is the athletes’ responsibility to pay for and display their parking pass. Please park in designated areas.
Accomodations - PLAN TO RESERVE RV SPACE NOW!
Fountain Hills is the nearest metropolitan area to McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Please visit www.fountainhillschamber.com for information on accommodation, restaurants and activities in Fountain Hills. Camping is available at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Please visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell for more information regarding camping.
It's great weather, good company... why not plan on hanging out with friends under the stars... really, is your bed THAT comfortable?
See you out there :)