Cave Creek Cactus Classic

Cave Creek, AZ

11th Annual
Arizona's Real Mountain Bike Race
November 9, 2019
Full Details can be found at:

The Annual Cave Creek Cactus Classic (C4) is an Arizona favorite!

Join the Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association  (DFMBA)  and 300+ of your best riding friends for our 11th year of racing excellence! With a Gun Shot Start and Sheriff’s Posse escort through Cave Creek to the start of single track fun – you’ll have an experience like no other!

The course covers over 23 miles through Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Regional Park and even part of the Maricopa Trail!  Finally winding your way back to the Finish Line right in the Town of Cave Creek!

DFMBA will host event festivities, special vendors, raffle, silent auction and awards at Race Headquarters – Local Jonny’s.  The Town of Cave Creek just north of Phoenix, is home to unique restaurants, shopping, and live music venues!  Fun for family, spectators, friends and participants!

Check out these race sponsors/friends of DFMBA.

All race proceeds benefit Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association.

The Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (DFMBA) is a fast growing non-profit mountain bike organization in the Phoenix valley dedicated to enhancing your mountain bike experience, improving trail access, and trail conditions to benefit all trail users.


We look forward to assisting you!
Please let us know if you have any questions, if you’re interested in volunteering, or sponsoring this exciting race!
Become a volunteer! Sign up here. Check back soon for our Volunteer Sign Up schedule.


Additional Event Info

The Cave Creek Cactus Classic (C4) produced by DFMBA, takes riders through 26 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!

Check back often for pre-ride opportunities!  If you ride on your own, remember to bring park entry fees. Info can be found at:

Cave Creek Regional Park

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area



The first five (5) female and male riders across the finish line, whatever age group, will receive cash prizes. In addition, the top three riders in each age group receive awards.

C4 Race Headquarters:
9:00 a.m. Start Time
6033 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(Local Jonny’s)

Register Today!

Kids Kross Race

Kids Kross is taking a break this year.  But bring the family so they can cheer on their favorite C4 racer.

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When & Where

Nov 9, 2019


9:00 AM

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Cave Creek, AZ

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