JUNE 14, 2019
6 Hour | 3 Hour | 9 Mile Solo
6 Hour Duo
Mountain Bike Races
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Avondale, AZ

Experience the magic of night trail riding in the sonoran desert at the Hypnosis Night Trail Rides held on a rolling 9 mile loop at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Join us at the Estrella Mountain Competitive Track for a fun and challenging ride!

This is the third race in the inaugural 2019 Insomniac Night Trail Ride Series with events across the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Join us and “Carpe Noctem” to “seize the night”!



Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Competitive Track
7943 S. Coyote Lane
Tolleson, AZ 85353

Our start/finish line is in the competitive track parking lot.

Start Times
7:30PM – 6 Hour Duo Start
7:40PM – 6 Hour Solo Start
7:50PM – 3 Hour Solo Start
8:00PM – 9 Mile Solo Start

Sun & Moon Phase
7:39 PM – Sunset
8:08 PM – End Civil Twilight
5:13 PM – Moonrise
10:43 AM – Moon Transit
Waxing Gibbous Moon (93% Illumination)


Entry Fees*

Until 4/26 Until 5/9 Until 6/6 Race Week
6 Hour Duo $108.80 $119.68 $130.56 $152.32
6 Hour Solo $70.72 $76.16 $81.60 $92.48
3 Hour Solo $59.84 $65.28 $70.72 $81.60
9 Mile Solo $38.08 $43.52 $54.40 $65.28
*Prices include 8.80% City of Avondale & Maricopa County Tax

Entrant Limit
6 Hour Duo – 35 Teams
6 Hour Solo – 75 Riders
3 Hour Solo – 50 Riders
9 Mile Solo – 50 Riders

Thursday Bib Pickup
Thursday, June 13
Time 5:00-7:00PM

Rage Cycles
6411 E. Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Race Night Bib Pickup
Friday, June 14
6:30-7:45 PM

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Competitive Track

7943 S. Coyote Lane
Tolleson, AZ 85353

Online registration closes on 6/11 at 11:59 PM. If spots are available, registration will be available at packet pickup and on site race day.


Course Summary
Hypnosis is the third race in the Insomniac Night Trail Ride Series. All races will be held on the same 9 mile loop and repeated as many times as you’d like in your respective race.

The loop is comprised of part of the Maricopa Trail, a dirt service road and the back half of the long loop which feature a mix of rolling desert terrain, some more narrow and rocky single track and a number of flowing switchbacks.

Riders will experience a variety of conditions and challenges while looping under the full moon.

Course Map

Elevation Profile
980 feet of climb & descent per loop.


Finisher Medal
All participants will receive a custom wood race medal featuring the Hypnosis Night Rides logo.

Podium Awards
The top three male and female riders in each race will receive a custom podium award. Awards for each race will take place approximately 15 minutes after the race final cutoff.

Age Group Awards
As our races grow we hope to offer more age group awards, but for now we only offer podium awards.


Feed Tent
We are proud to offer a fully stocked drink and feed tent directly on course at our start/finish race village that is easily accessible each lap of the course. We’ll be ready to serve you water, ice, electrolyte drinks, soda, iced coffee, salty and sweet snacks, fruit, pb&j, bean rollups, hot food (quesadillas, grilled cheese), and more.

Food Vendor
In addition to our included drink and feed tent on site at the Estrella Competitive Track, we are excited to have Freak Brothers Pizza on site for the Hypnosis Night Rides cooking up brick oven pizzas. Catch their full menu on their website. They accept cash and card.

Charity Beer Garden
We will have an on-site charity beer garden featuring Huss Brewing beers with proceeds benefiting a local charity. Cans will be $5 each. Only 21 and up in the beer garden area. They accept cash and card.

Event Partners
We will feature activation areas for event partners and sponsors on site. Our partners will be an integral part of our race village at the start/finish line for the duration of the evening. If you are interested in becoming a partner for an event or the entire series, please contact us.

We’ve partnered up with Estrella Mountain Regional Park to offer on site camping in their attached parking lot. Feel free to bring your van, truck or camper and spend the night on site after your race is over. Camping permits are $15/unit per night and can be purchased with registration or with this link: Camping Permit.

We’ve partnered up with Urgently Ortho to provide complimentary first aid medical support for the ride.

Additional medical services including orthopedic urgent care may be provided onsite via their new mobile unit. For details on what is covered and what insurance covers it see their website: www.urgentlyorthoaz.com.


Race Day Schedule
Please arrive early to park, check in and spin out prior to your ride. Restroom facilities are located at the start/finish area.

5:13 PM – Moonrise
6:30 PM – Bib pickup / race day registration begin
7:30 PM – 6 Hour Duo Start
7:39 PM – Sunset
7:40 PM – 6 Hour Solo Start
7:50 PM – 3 Hour Solo Start
8:00 PM – 9 Mile Solo Start
8:08 PM – End of Civil Twilight
10:15 PM – 3 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
10:50 PM – 3 Hour Race Ends
12:55 AM – 6 Hour Duo Final Loop Cutoff
1:05 AM – 6 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
1:30 AM – 6 Hour Duo Race Ends
1:40 AM – 6 Hour Solo Race Ends
2:00 AM – Beer Garden Closes

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Competitive Track
7943 S. Coyote Lane
Tolleson, AZ 85353

From central Phoenix, take I-10 west to Avondale Boulevard exit 131. Head South on Avondale Boulevard for 5.8 miles until it turns into Indian Springs Road. Turn left onto Old Baseline Road where the sign for the Estrella Mountain Competitive Track is. Competitive track will be 0.4 miles ahead.

Remember the park now charges a $7 park entry fee per vehicle.
Please arrive early and have correct change (cash) available on race evening for a smooth entry process. Maricopa County Parks also offers an Annual Pass for $85. Carpool to save!

Expect warm to hot temperatures for this event. We will have plenty of water and ice on course both at our main staging area and at our remote aid tent on the loop.

All races will be professionally chip timed with a disposable timing chip attached to you bike bib and/or a transponder velcroed to your ankle or bike. More information will be posted as we approach the event. Live results will be available during the event at Ultracast.TV

Course Marking
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots and reflective medallions. Trail junctions and turns will be well marked with reflective laminated signs. In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging and RED reflective WRONG WAY signs will be hung to designate non-race or “WRONG WAY” trails. All riders are responsible for understanding the layout of the course. Please familiarize yourself with the course maps on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.

Aid Stations
In addition to a fully stocked drink and feed station at the start/finish line at the Estrella Mountain Competitive Track, there will be one water and electrolyte remote aid station located along the Long Loop that riders will pass by every loop. Our main aid station will be stocked with water, ice, electrolyte drinks, salty and sweet snacks, fruit, pb&j, bean rollups, hot food (quesadillas, grilled cheese), and more.

In order for your final loop to count you must cross the finish line before your 3 or 6 hour time limit expires. We will have a final loop cutoff where you can head out on your loop no later than a certain time:
10:15 PM – 3 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
10:50 PM – 3 Hour Race Ends
12:55 AM – 6 Hour Duo Final Loop Cutoff
1:05 AM – 6 Hour Solo Final Loop Cutoff
1:30 AM – 6 Hour Duo Race Ends
1:40 AM – 6 Hour Solo Race Ends

Duo Teams
6 Hour Duo participants are comprised of two riders on a single team who complete laps one at a time for their team. You decide who rides which laps and how many. Riders may elect to ride more than one loop in a row, but switching between riders may be done only in the transition zone at the start/finish area.

Drop Bags
We will have an area specified for your personal drop bag at the start/finish area that will allow for easy and quick access. Feel free to setup your own coolers and chairs in designated areas.

Camping is allowed by Estrella Mountain Regional Park for this event in their dirt parking lot as long as you purchase a camping permit here. One $15 camping permit will be good for one truck / van / camper for the night of the race.

Mountain Biking and Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of the desert by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations. We do recycle and participate in the Terracycle program where we recycle used nutrition packets and gel wrappers. Please deposit them in the specified container at the feed station.

Trail Etiquette
Remember to always remain on designed trails, no short cutting.
If you decide to use headphones, please be respectful of riders behind you attempting to pass.

This course includes some legit single track. If you are fast and attempting to pass, please alert the rider in front of you before flying past them. Likewise, if you hear a rider approaching you from behind, attempt to find a spot to allow the pass.

As a general rule, when passing a rider, announce, “on your left.” Remain in control and respect the other participants.
Everyone is after the same goal here so let’s be respectful of each other’s races and have fun.

For the safety of all runners, no pets are allowed on-course at the night races. Any pets at the race must be on a leash at all times, respect park rules, and be supervised.

If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station, and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and signup here: Hypnosis Night Rides Volunteer Form.


2019 | Results


Event Photos
Will be posted here post race.


Hypnosis Weekend!
Enjoy trail running just as much as mountain biking or looking for something new to try? Join us for the Hypnosis Night Trail Runs the night after your ride. Over 300 trail runners will take to the trail the night of June 15 for a 5K, 8K, 15K, 23K and 54K trail run through San Tan Mountain Regional Park.

Participate in both the ride and run in the same weekend and earn a unique award.

Hypnosis Night Run Website
Hypnosis Night Run Registration