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Vertigo Night Race

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm MST

AUGUST 16, 2019
6 Hour | 3 Hour | 7 Mile Solo
6 Hour Duo
Mountain Bike Races
White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Waddell, AZ

Experience the magic of night trail riding in the sonoran desert at the Vertigo Night Trail Rides held on a rolling 7 mile loop at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park competitive track. This is a perfect beginner night ride with distances for all. Ride past towering saguaro cactus under the night stars and the August full moon!

This race is the fourth in 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
Vertigo is the fourth race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. All races will be held on the same 7 mile loop and repeated as many times as you’d like in your respective race.

The loop is comprised of the Main Track and Technical Loop which feature a mix of wider rolling desert terrain, some more narrow and rocky single track and a short steep climb.

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
7:14 PM – Sunset
7:30 PM – 6 Hour Duo Start
7:35 PM – 6 Hour Solo Start
7:40 PM – 3 Hour Solo Start
7:40 PM – End of Civil Twilight
7:45 PM – 7 Mile Solo Start
7:45 PM – Moonrise
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

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Sonoran Loop Competitive Track
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ 85355

White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located at the very west end of Olive Ave about 15 miles west of the 101 (Agua Fria Highway).

NORTH: Take Highway 303 south and exit at PEORIA AVE. Turn right from the off-ramp and travel west for 1 mile on Peoria Ave to Cotton Lane. Turn left (south) onto Cotton Lane until you get to Olive Ave. Turn right (west) on Olive Ave and continue 4 miles to the park gate.

SOUTH: Take Highway 303 north and exit at NORTHERN AVE. Turn left (west) at the light and off-ramp onto Northern Ave, traveling west for 1 mile to Cotton Lane. Turn right (north) onto Cotton lane and travel 1 mile to Olive Ave. Turn left (west) onto Olive Ave and continue for 4 miles to the park gate.

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 hot temperatures at the start and things to stay warm throughout the event This is monsoon season typically so we could also see a storm. We’ll have plenty of ice and water on course. 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 Sonoran Loop Competitive Track, there will be one water and electrolyte remote aid station located along the Main Loop that riders 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.

Drop Bags
We will have an area specified for your personal drop bag at the start/finish area that will allow for easy and quick access. Feel free to setup your own coolers and chairs in designated areas.

Camping is allowed by White Tank Mountain Regional Park for this event in their dirt parking lot as long as you purchase a camping permit here. One $15 camping permit will be good for one truck / van / camper for the night of the race.

Mountain Biking and Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of the desert by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations. We do recycle and participate in the Terracycle program where we recycle used nutrition packets and gel wrappers. Please deposit them in the specified container at the feed station.

Trail Etiquette
Remember to always remain on designed trails, no short cutting.
If you decide to use headphones, please be respectful of riders behind you attempting to pass.

This course includes some legit single track. If you are fast and attempting to pass, please alert the rider in front of you before flying past them. Likewise, if you hear a rider approaching you from behind, attempt to find a spot to allow the pass.

As a general rule, when passing a rider, announce, “on your left.” Remain in control and respect the other participants.
Everyone is after the same goal here so let’s be respectful of each other’s races and have fun.

For the safety of all runners, no pets are allowed on-course at the night races. Any pets at the race must be on a leash at all times, respect park rules, and be supervised.

If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station, and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and signup here: Vertigo Night Rides Volunteer Form.


August 16
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm