Racing Since 2008
CAVE CREEK CACTUS CLASSIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Arizona's Real Mountain Bike Race
Hosted by DFMBA
November 11, 2023
On Veterans Day, the C4 race takes on an even deeper meaning as we come together to honor and show our support for the brave men and women who have served our country. The rough trail conditions and challenging nature of the race serve as a fitting tribute to the resilience and determination displayed by our veterans in the face of adversity. Come out and join us.
Includes park entry fees, aid station, lunch and t-shirt until 10/7, after 10/7 t-shirt available for purchase on site for $25
July 1 - August 31st = $65
September 1 - September 30 = $75
October 1 - October 31 = $85
November 1 - November 11 = $95
Veterans/Teachers Free with ID (E-mail photo of ID to email@example.com to receive a promo code for entry)
Packet Pickup 7AM race day
Full event schedule- https://www.dfmba.org/schedule-1
Volunteers are critical to the success of this great event. We had nearly 90 dedicated volunteers in previous years who generously gave of their time and talents to make this event safe and memorable.
Please reach out should you like to sign up to volunteer for the race.
Men and women’s specific categories by age group.
Single Speed Open
Athena/Rock Crusher Open
First Timer Open
*NO E-Bikes/Power Assist Etc in 2023 we are exploring to add to 2024
Free Kids Race 12 and under (Mountain bike skills course - register onsite)
The top five (5) female and male riders across the finish line, whatever age group, will receive cash prizes. In addition, the top five riders in each age group will receive awards.
C4 Race Headquarters: (Packet Pick-up / Start / Finish)
6033 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
The Cave Creek Cactus Classic (C4) produced by DFMBA, takes riders through 24 +/- miles of beautiful Sonoran desert, with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Whoa cowboy, think you’re fast? Last year the race winner rode it in 1 hour and 24 minutes! Mortals should plan for 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours and bring plenty of water!
Tentative Route subject to change:
Tentative: cumulative time of the 3 Segments, 5.1 mi 1150ft
- https://www.strava.com/segments/787503 3.06mi 601ft 2.7%
- https://www.strava.com/segments/703134 1.4mi 312ft 4.2%
- https://www.strava.com/segments/17268328 0.64mi 237ft 6.8%
Check strava club C4 or DFMBA
Discount for new dfmba members and pre rides
Sorry, no refunds. Organizing a mountain bike event involves substantial upfront costs, including permits, venue rentals, equipment, safety measures, and marketing efforts. These costs are incurred well before the event date and are often non-refundable. A no refund policy helps cover these costs and allows the event to go ahead as planned.