12 Hours in the Papago

12 Hour Mountain Bike Race

Date/Time Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Location Papago Park


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Four Peaks Brewing 12 Hours in the Papago, will test you like never before.  Get ready for a highly entertaining course for 2015.  This will kick off your New Year and get you started on that New Year's Commitment...and possibly kick you in the backside as well...which quite honestly is sometimes what you need....

The Quick 'n Dirty...ride your bike by yourself (solo), with a friend (duo), or with 3 friends (quad)...do this on a looped course in Tempe's infamous Papago Park for 12 hours...it's that simple...you'll have a good time...and if not...well....you should've.  In the interest of keeping it fair, if you have a Coed Duo or Quad relay team, that gal must log laps counts within 2 laps of the highest number of laps by a guy on the team. 


Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 10, 2015

5:00AM – Venue open for day-camp setup

5:00AM - 6:30AM – Registration and Packet Pickup

6:50AM – Staging for the start

6:55AM – National Anthem

7:00AM – START – It’s on!!!

1:00PM – 9:00PM – Four Peaks Brewing Beer Garden Open

5:00PM – Must have headlights to go back out on course

6:30PM – Last rider allowed out on course

~7:45PM – Awards Ceremony at the Beer Garden

Registration and Packet Pickup

You have two opportunities to pick up your packet and register last minute for the race.  See the schedule above.  Each rider will receive a bike number plate, event tee, goodie bag, free beer ticket and wristband if you are over 21 years old.

Team and Solo Day-Camp Setups

You can begin setting up your day-camps at 5:00AM and space will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Solo Alley will be on both sides of the course, immediately after the Beer Garden.  Team camps will be on the left (west) side Lakeview Drive, heading up the hill.  Check out the Venue Map for details.

LeMans Start

This race will start LeMans style.  There will be bike racks at the start for your teammates may hold your bike.  The start will be on Lakeview Dr. and you’ll be running about 100 yards on pavement before getting on your bikes and heading up the hill and onto the course.

Chip Timing

The race will be chip timed. You must pick up your packet at packet pickup to get your chip, they will be inside your race packet.  Relay teams will utilize a velcro timing strap that they must transfer to each team mate on each lap! Dont Forget!! Solo riders will utilize a timing chip that is stuck to the back of their race plate number, you must have your race plate on your bike the entire day.  .  There will be Rider Relay area designated.  Chips will be on a Velcro ankle band so they will be easy to transfer for relay teams.  You must dismount your bike before entering the timing tent.


Here’s the deal.  All we care about is how many total laps you and/or your team do.  We don’t care who rides which lap, in what order, etc.   The exception to this is the Coed Relay teams.  For the Coed’s, the female rider(s) must do within 2 laps of the highest male lap count for the team.  So if the highest male lap count is 6, the female rider(s) must do between 4-8 laps.  We will be keeping track of the female lap counts on the Duo and Quad Coed teams.  You may choose to ignore this rule and ride as many laps as you like, but your Coed team will not be eligible for awards. Cool?

Four Peaks Brewing Beer Garden

The Beer Garden will be open all day with music, videos, updated results, etc., but the Four Peaks Beer will not start flowing until 1:00pm.  You will receive two free beer tickets in your goodie bag, and additional tickets may be purchased for $3.00, with all proceeds going to Chances for Children, Arizona.  You must also wear a wristband, which you will receive at Registration, letting the servers know you are 21 years old.


****The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization.  All distances are approximate by GPS measurements.  The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts/threats of terrorism or other acts beyond the race directors control.