Masters' & Juniors' Arizona State Championship Road Races
Ghost Mine Rumble Rides-mountain bike fun
Criterium on a NEW course in Duncan
How did it all start
The Javelina Chase Cycling Event is an annual event that draws competitive and non-competitive cyclists to the small Southeastern Arizona town of Duncan, AZ (population 800). Overseen by a volunteer committee and guided by USA Cycling the Javelina Chase has grown in each of its 3 years from 24 participants in 2014 to over 200 in 2016. In addition to competitive timed races, the event offers a Bike Rodeo for 100-plus area youth and parents. The Bike Rodeo provides instruction about bike safety and maintenance and distributes a limited number of free helmets to the youths.
A family 5K Walk/Run is also offered to promote family fun opportunities and healthy lifestyles.The event brings high-profile health and fitness to Greenlee County. It is also an opportunity for area kids to witness the benefits of health and fitness firsthand as they watch athletes competing and can mingle and speak with them about competition and sport. The racing event covers 2 days and starts on a Saturday morning in the spring with races of 72, 50, and 25 miles in addition to Off-road mountain bike rides and a Criterium on Sunday.
“The Chase” has garnered energetic support due to its adventurous spirit and its support of college scholarships for local students as well as other social services such as the DARE program, Mt. Graham Safe House(Greenlee Chapter), Duncan Women's Club, and Greenlee County Search & Rescue among others .
The goal of the Javelina Chase is to bring an exciting cycling event to Duncan and Greenlee County which enhances cycling and its associated health, fun and environmental benefits and to provide funds for a scholarship for two graduating Greenlee County seniors.
About "The Chase"
2017 Event Information
May 6-7, 2017
Greenlee County Fairgrounds
1248 Fairgrounds Road
Directions: After entering Duncan on US Highway 70 turn east on AZ 75 (the only direction you can go) for approximately ¼ mile. Turn left on Fairgrounds Rd and follow the signs. If approaching Duncan on AZ 75 proceed to Fairgrounds RD (before the bridge into Duncan) turn right and follow the signs. Click HERE for a map.
*USA Cycling AZ State Road Race Championships for Juniors and Masters
*Concurrent Races for Cat. 1-5
*Ghost Mine Rumbles (dirt-road events)- 25 and 60 Miles
*Gran Fondo Rides - 25,50, and 72 Miles Click HERE to learn about the AZ Fun Ride Series - finishers score points for a chance to win free entries in other series events.
*Sunday Criterium Races
Click HERE for a MAP of the 25/50-mile Road Race Course. Climb is 766 ft.
Click HERE for a MAP of the 72-mile Road Race Course. Climb is 3829 ft.
Click HERE for a MAP of the 20-mile Ghost Mine Rumble. Climb is 1028 ft.
Click HERE for a MAP of the 60-mile Ghost Mine Rumble. Climb is 3167 ft.
Click HERE for a map of the "NEW" Criterium course located IN Duncan.
5k Fun Run- Those not riding may choose to participate in our 5K Fun Walk/Run which starts shortly after all of the cyclists depart. Click here for a full version of our poster. Route map is available above.
FREE Kids' Bike Rodeo - All children ages 3-13 are invited to participate in the Wildkat Pride PTA's annual event. Information coming soon!
****** COMING SOON******
State Championship T-shirts in limited quantities will be available for purchase at packet pick-up and the day of the event.