Papago Mountain Bike Racing

Been quiet around here over the past month, but I expect you’ll see an upswing in activity on the TBAG site in coming weeks.

January marks the start of the Arizona mountain bike racing season and the Papago Peddler Short Track is kicking things off this Saturday (Jan 5th)! This is a fun event that features short race lengths (< 1hr for all categories) on a fast course through the Tempe portion of Papago. It should be a good event to get your racing legs back or to try out mountain bike racing for the first time. There will day of race registration, so come out and make a few fast laps around the park.

TBAG is helping to organize this event and we could use a few helpers. Responsibilities will be minimal and shouldn’t interfere with your ability to race. If you want to help out, drop us an email at

I also noticed that Papago is hosting a 12 hr mountain bike race on January 19th. The 12 Hours of Pain & Purpose Mountain Bike Challenge
is a fund raiser for the Sydney Hudson Foundation. It could be an interesting event and to my knowledge this is the first time anyone has promoted an endurance race in Papago. Unfortunately, the event is on a busy weekend in the calendar and conflicts with the MBAA McDowell race.