Pivot Palooza

McDowell Mountain - Scottsdale, AZ

Friday November 22nd - Sunday November 24th, 2019

Join Pivot owners, staff, and factory athletes for our first annual Pivot Palooza! It will be a weekend of world-class singletrack, desert camping, and good times.

McDowell Mountain Arizona

Ride With Pivot Factory Athletes

Located just 40 minutes from the Phoenix airport, McDowell Mountain is home to miles of purpose-built singletrack in a picturesque desert setting. Grab your Pivot bike and join us at this incredible destination.


What's the riding like? Visit The MTB Project Description

Event Hightlights

Fully Guided & Catered

Western Spirit Cycling will provide delicious food and all of the trail knowledge needed.

Group Rides

Come and join Pivot enthusiasts from near and far on group rides through some of the best singletrack in Arizona. Ride with factory athletes like Taylor Lideen, Leigh Donovan, Chloe Woodruff, and Aaron Chase.

Amazing Desert Camping

Hangout with Pivot riders from all over and enjoy campfires, cold beer, and sunsets.

Festivities & Celebration

Join Pivot factory athletes, staff, and owners for a round of Cornhole, Giant Jenga, or compete at the Cactus Tire Toss, or Foot Down contest. There will be music and even a movie under the stars!

Pivot Palooza
Schedule Of Events

Friday November 22nd, 2019

  • 2:00 PM Check-in Opens
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Airport Pick-up
  • 3:00 PM Early arrival ride
  • 5:00 - 8:00 PM Happy Hour and Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Campfire & Music

Saturday November 23rd, 2019

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM McDowell Mountain Ride
  • 11:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch Is Served
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Happy Hour and Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Campfire & Music

Sunday November 24th, 2019

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Airport Dropoff
  • 9:00 AM Optional McDowell Mountain Ride


$300 Per Person

What's Included

Guided Rides, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Bike Wash Station, Fun Activities & Contests, Local Brews From Huss Brewing, & Hanging Out With Your Favorite People

Additional Options

Transportation To/From Phoenix Airport $30/each, Tent Rental $25, Sleeping Bag Rental $15, Sleeping Pad Rental $10, Bike Shipping & Handling $200 - $275

Palooza FAQ's

What is the camping like?

We have made camping at McDowell Mountain Park easy for you! We can pick you up at the Phoenix airport and bring you to the event. Your cozy tent, pad, and sleeping bag will be all set-up and waiting for you. McDowell has some of the most incredible tent camping in the Sonoran Desert.
Need camping gear? Just rent a tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag during checkout and we will have everything ready for you when you arrive.
And, choose airport pick-up to avoid rental car expenses and hassles. We will meet your flight and return you to the airport after the event.

What is the riding like at McDowell Mountain?

McDowell Mountain Regional Park and McDowell Mountain Sonoran Preserve are home to almost 200 miles of trail. From miles of mellow rolling terrain to techy rocky black diamonds, this area has it ALL. Known for its incredible purpose-built trail, McDowell Mountain is a premier mountain bike destination in the Southwest.
Visit McDowell Mountain MTB Project Trail Map

How do I get my bike to the Pivot Palooza?

There are 3 ways to get your bike to the Pivot Palooza.

1. Drive with your bike to the event.
2. Fly with your bike to the event.
3. Ship your bike to the event.
About Receiving & Shipping

If you choose the Receiving and Shipping option, the following services are included:

1. We will receive, un-box, build your bike, and have it ready to ride when you arrive.

2. At the end of the event we will re-box and ship your bike back to you.

*Note: Shipping your bike TO the event is not included in the price.

The cost for this service is:

$200 Per Bike (Bike Insurance up to $5K)

$275 Per Bike (Bike Insurance up to $10K)

How To Ship Your Bike:

- Have your local shop box and ship your bike to the event.

- Or, box and use Bike Flights (or another shipping service) to ship your bike to the event. You will only need to ship one way because the return shipping is included with the Receiving & Shipping service. Please see shipping label instructions below.

- Please feel free to contact Western Spirit at (435) 259-8732 with any additonal questions about shipping.

Please make sure to have your name and return address included inside of the bike box. This service is exclusive to shipping in the lower 48-states.
Ship To:

Pivot Cycles c/o Western Spirit

1807 West Drake Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

You need to make sure to have it to this address by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

I am planning on flying with my bike. Will there be a place to store my bike box/travel case?

Yes. There will be a secure and dry storage area at the venue to store your bike box for the weekend.

How long and how difficult will the group rides be?

There will be multiple options available for various fitness and skill levels.
Ride Lengths:

McDowell Mountain offers a stacked loop system providing rides from 5-mile to 45-mile loops. Riders will be able to choose their desired distance.

Ride Difficulty:

McDowell Mountain offers a wide variety of trail options ranging from introductory style rides to advanced/expert terrain.

Can I bring my van or Sprinter?

Yes, there will be camping available for vans and Sprinters inside the event.
High clearance vehicles are recomended. If you have a low clerance vehicle there will be an alternate parking area.
No vehicles longer than 25 feet.

Can I get into the event without registering?

No, this event will be closed to non-participants.

Are day passes or non-rider passes available?

This event will only be open to participants who have registered for the entire event.

I don't own a Pivot. Can I still attend?

No, this event is exclusively for Pivot owners.

What's the food going to be like?

Western Spirit Cycling has prepared a fantastic menu. All meals are included in the price from Dinner on Friday, November 22nd to Breakfast on Sunday, November 24th. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options will be available.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, pets are allowed at McDowell Mountain Park. Regulations require pets to be on a leash at all times.

Still have questions? Contact Western Spirit

Or call (435) 259-8732

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