- Ghost mine rumbles - Gravel grinder FUN
- USA Cycling Sanctioned Races & Fun Rides
- Masters' & Juniors' Arizona State Championship Road Races
- SWCCC Omnium - Road race, Time trials & Criterium
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2018
The Javelina Chase 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 4 years from 24 participants in 2014 to over 250 in 2017.
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.
April 14-15, 2018
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. In 2018, the excitement starts on Saturday morning with races of 25, 50, and 75 miles, fun rides of 20, 40 60 and 66 miles, and our gravel grinder rides, The Ghost Mine Rumbles. The Chase will be the final event for racers to garner points for the AZ Road Race Series. For more information on the series, go to: www.GoldWheelCup.com A family 5K Walk/Run is also offered to promote family fun opportunities and healthy lifestyles. In addition to competitive timed races and fun rides, the event offers a Bike Rodeo for area youth ages 3-13 and their parents. The Bike Rodeo provides instruction about bike safety and maintenance and distributes free helmets to the youths. Later Saturday afternoon, Individual and Team Time Trials will be held.
Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Greenlee County Spring Rampage at the fairgrounds which will begin after the riders have returned from the morning events.
On Sunday, the Chase moves to nearby Lordsburg, NM (35 miles east on U.S. 70) for the criterium. (see route map below)
*USA Cycling AZ State Road Race Championships for Juniors and Masters
*Concurrent Races for Cat. 1-5
*Collegiate Omnium Events-road race, time trials & criterium
*Ghost Mine Rumbles (gravel grinder events)- 20 and 60 Miles
*Fun Rides - 20, 40, and 66 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.
Click HERE for a MAP of the 25/50/75-mile Road Race Course. Climb is 766 ft. Click HERE for a NEW MAP of the Fun Rides of 20,40 60 & 66 miles. Climb is 4402 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 5K Fun Run. Click HERE for a map of the NEW Criterium course in Lordsburg, NM.
Family Fun Activities
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. All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be water stops on the course. Please click on the tab at the top of the page to register online or come to packet pickup. You will need to create an account for each participant before registering. Packet pick up will be available on Friday night at the Pasta Dinner and Saturday morning of under the ramada at the fairgrounds. Medals will be awarded for the top three in 14 different categories. Please stay for the awards ceremony which will be around 9:15 and to partake in the recovery zone, and cheer for the cyclists as they finish! 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.
Keep watching this spot for a full schedule
Please consider staying with one of our sponsoring motels for the Javelina Chase!
• Chaparral Motel (fully booked for 2017 Javelina Chase within the first week ) oAdditional information coming soon.
Additional accommodations are available in Lordsburg, NM
- FREE DRY overnight camping and RV parking for participants at the Fairgrounds. Restrooms and showers will be available. First come/first served. Additional camping is available at the Duncan High School football field near the bleachers-campers are asked to please stay off of the football field.
THE JAVELINA CHASE
APRIL 14-15, 2018