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Campground, trails set aside for racers Sept. 24-25

Prescott National Forest has authorized the Arizona High School Cycling League to host an interscholastic mountain bike race based out of the White Spar Campground on Sept. 24-25. This event will use portions of Schoolhouse Gulch Road and Trails 81 (Banning Creek Trail), 372 (Twist & Shout Trail), 373 (Apple Blossom Trail) and 396 (Goldwater Lake Trail).

In the interest of safety, trail users are being asked to use caution or avoid these trails and respect all signage during the event. Trail markings will be installed Saturday morning and removed Sunday afternoon at the completion of the race.

In support of this event, camping at White Spar Campground will be restricted to event participants and staff.

The course will be open for pre-ride Saturday afternoon from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday morning from 7-8:30 a.m. The official races will begin Saturday at 3 p.m. and are expected to conclude by 2 p.m. on Sunday. Details of the course are available at

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