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Arizona's Real Mountain Bike Race
NOVEMBER 9, 2024
Registration to open early 2024


25 miles of Beautiful

Sonoran Desert

All the race info you need

Those who make it happen.

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

On Veterans Day, the C4 race with its 2023 course redesign* 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.

Join the Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association  (DFMBA)  and 300+ of your best riding friends this fall ! 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 25 miles through Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Regional Park and even part of the Maricopa Trail! The course includes a mix of technical sections, rocky ascents, and thrilling descents, demanding both skill and endurance from participants. From the exhilarating singletrack sections to the challenging climbs and fast-paced descents, every part of the course is designed to test the riders’ abilities and keep their adrenaline pumping.  The Flume Trail exit onto New River Rd sets the stage for a thrilling finish that promises to be a spectacle for spectators. Friends, family, and fellow enthusiasts can cheer on the racers as they give it their all in a sprint finish, leaving nothing behind on the trail. Finally winding your way back to the Finish Line right in the Town of Cave Creek!

DFMBA will host event festivities, special vendors,  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!

The post-race festivities on Veterans Day take on an even more meaningful tone. As live music fills the air and food and beverages, including beer, are shared among friends, the spirit of celebration blends seamlessly with gratitude for our veterans’ service.

*Course pending approval


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.



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