Sinister Night Rides

Event Description
added on March 20, 2019 by AravaipaRides Granny Gear
6 Hour | 3 Hour | 7 Mile Solo
6 Hour Duo
Mountain Bike Races
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Queen Creek, AZ

Experience the magic of night trail riding in the sonoran desert at the Sinister Night Trail Rides held on a rolling 7.3 mile loop at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. This is a perfect beginner night ride with distances for all. Ride past towering saguaro cactus under the night stars and the April full moon!

This race kicks off the inaugural 2019 Insomniac Night Trail Ride Series with events across the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Join us and "Carpe Noctem" to "seize the night"!

Course Summary
Sinister is our first race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. All races will be held on the same 7.3 mile loop and repeated as many times as you'd like in your respective race.

The loop is comprised of the Littleleaf and San Tan Trails which feature a mix of wider rolling desert terrain, some more narrow and rocky single track and a short section of sandy wash.

Riders will experience a variety of conditions and challenges while looping under the full moon.

Race Day Schedule
Please arrive early to park, check in and spin out prior to your ride. Restroom facilities are located at the start/finish area.

6:30 PM - Bib pickup / race day registration begin
7:01 PM - Sunset
7:27 PM - End of Civil Twilight
7:30 PM - 6 Hour Duo Start
7:32 PM - Moonrise
7:35 PM - 6 Hour Solo Start
7:40 PM - 3 Hour Solo Start
7:45 PM - 7 Mile Solo Start
10:10 PM - 3 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
10:40 PM - 3 Hour Race Ends
1:00 AM - 6 Hour Duo Final Loop Cutoff
1:05 AM - 6 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
1:30 AM - 6 Hour Duo Race Ends
1:35 AM - 6 Hour Solo Race Ends
2:00 AM - Beer Garden Closes

San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W Phillips Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

From central Phoenix, take I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Ellsworth Road south to Hunt Highway. Travel east on Hunt Highway to Thompson Road south. Turn west on Phillips Road to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park entrance.

Remember the park now charges a $7 park entry fee per vehicle.
Please arrive early and have correct change (cash) available on race evening for a smooth entry process. Maricopa County Parks also offers an Annual Pass for $85. Carpool to save!

Expect great weather for this April night event. It might be a touch warm at the start, but should cool down nicely into the evening. There will be a full moon out for the race this year.

All races will be professionally chip timed with a disposable timing chip attached to you bike bib and/or a transponder velcroed to your ankle or bike. More information will be posted as we approach the event. Live results will be available during the event at Ultracast.TV

Course Marking
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots and reflective medallions. Trail junctions and turns will be well marked with reflective laminated signs. In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging and RED reflective WRONG WAY signs will be hung to designate non-race or "WRONG WAY" trails. All riders are responsible for understanding the layout of the course. Please familiarize yourself with the course maps on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.

Aid Stations
In addition to a fully stocked drink and feed station at the start/finish line at the San Tan Trailhead Area, there will be one water and electrolyte remote aid station located along the San Tan Trail that runners will pass by every loop. Our main aid station will be stocked with water, ice, electrolyte drinks, salty and sweet snacks, fruit, pb&j, bean rollups, hot food (quesadillas, grilled cheese), and more.

In order for your final loop to count you must cross the finish line before your 3 or 6 hour time limit expires. We will have a final loop cutoff where you can head out on your loop no later than a certain time:
10:10 PM - 3 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
10:40 PM - 3 Hour Race Ends
1:00 AM - 6 Hour Duo Final Loop Cutoff
1:05 AM - 6 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
1:30 AM - 6 Hour Duo Race Ends
1:35 AM - 6 Hour Solo Race Ends

Duo Teams
6 Hour Duo participants are comprised of two riders on a single team who complete laps one at a time for their team. You decide who rides which laps and how many. Riders may elect to ride more than one loop in a row, but switching between riders may be done only in the transition zone at the start/finish area.
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Event info
City Queen Creek
Date/Time April 19, 2019 / 7pm
Event Type Race
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