Santa Catalina Weekend

The 10th La Vuelta a Santa Catalina presented by Explore Pinal County

(Race Against Time + La Clásica San Manuel)

Arizona’s hardest criterium!
San Manuel, AZ
February 3-4, 2024
(USAC Permit: 2024-8455)

The UA Cycling Team and Sabino Cycles Team are excited to host the 10th Annual Santa Catalina Weekend. The weekend features LaClásica San Manuel and the Race Against Time This event also serves as a fundraiser for a scholarship for the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District! See BikeReg on how to support this fund.

All events start and finish in San Manuel.

The tech guide, with course maps, start times, and elevation charts, can be found here

Time trial registration
Crit registration
THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION! Entry fees increased by $10 on 1/25!

Our event could not be possible without the support from:

Pinal County is the title sponsor for the weekend. Live, work, and play in Pinal County!
sabThe presenting sponsor for the weekend! Providing wheel support and prizes. Your full-service bike shop on the east side!
Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 1.28.54 PMProviding lunch during the crit for our volunteers. A wonderful bakery with 3 locations in town.
Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 1.34.26 PMRitchey produces outstanding stems, handlebars, seat posts, frames, and more! They are providing several sets of prizes for the crit!

And, of course, a massive thanks to Visit Arizona, Pinal County, Oracle Visitor Center, and the town of San Manuel for welcoming us into their community and making this race possible.

There are several fine establishments in Oracle and San Manuel. In San Manuel, 7 Sky Motel has several rooms available. In Oracle, the 3C Ranch is a unique converted ranch with beautifully restored casitas! Rancho Robles (also in Oracle) provides a similar feel closer to town. Airbnb: Casa Anaya

In San Manuel, Mel’s Drive-In is right on the course (with awesome shakes), Phat Flavors is around corner one of the crit (with great burritos and sandwiches), La Casita Cafe and Pizza Garden are a quick walk away as well. In Oracle, the Patio Cafe, Ore House Hilltop Tavern, Peppersauce Kitchen, and Nonna Maria’s are our favorites!

Oro Valley: 551 E Tangerine Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Things to do
Looking for some activities to do after the road race? The Arizona Zip Line Adventures is ready for you! With the longest zip line in the state, AZ Zip Line Adventures is sure to please everyone with stunning views of the Sonoran desert! Come up a weekend early and scope out the road course, and then hit up the zip line!

Is science more your thing? Look no further than UA’s Biosphere 2! Stretch your legs after a difficult race and enjoy learning how the Biosphere is advancing research about our world and moving us toward a sustainable future.

1.) Why a “weekend”?
We went with an omnium in 2015 to keep the crit and road race on the same weekend.  However, running it as an omnium meant finding more prizes and a fairly complex points structure that delayed results. Plus, we found it did not increase participation. The events are still the same great courses you love, just no overall prizes between the two events.

2.) Do I have to race both days?
Nope! But we hope you do!

3.) What happened to the road race?

We’re currently exploring more sponsors to help us make the road race financial viable.

4.) Can I help out?
Absolutely! Our events, especially the road race, need tons of volunteers. We can always use help with registration, podium ceremonies, driving follow cars, corner marshaling, set up, and clean up. Drop us a line if you are interested!