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Following are details for each route offered through the Whiskey Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.
Epic Rides recommends starting the event with a full hydration pack, two water bottles and sufficient food to fuel your body to get to the first aid station; each aid station is roughly 8 – 14 miles apart.
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Whiskey Off-Road 15 Proof
Whiskey Off-Road 30 Proof
Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof
There are 3 aid stations on the 50 Proof backcountry course
- Copper Basin Aid Station
- Skull Valley Aid Station
- Copper Basin Aid Station
- #1 and #3 are the same station – Copper Basin Aid Station
- Participants are allowed to receive “hand-ups” from their support crew at each aid station, and at the intersection of FR 373/Thumb Butte Circle and Copper Basin Rd (one mile from the top of the Skull Valley climb).
- Copper Basin aid station support crew are only able to access the Copper Basin aid station (#1 & #3) by driving to the FR 373/Copper Basin intersection and then either walking or pedaling to the aid station location, roughly 2 miles downhill. No vehicles are allowed on the course past FR 373/Copper Basin & Thumb Butte Circle intersection.
- All rider support must travel to and from aid station #2 via Iron Springs Rd.
Aid Station Fare
Each station will be equipped with V8 +Energy, cookies, oranges, pickles and Honey Stinger waffles.
If a rider prefers a different hydration mix or energy drink, we encourage them to bring their own and mix with the water provided on route.
Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.
Cut Off Times & DNFs
Friday: No cut-off
Saturday: Participants (30 + 50 Proof) arriving at the Sierra Prieta Overlook after 1p will be re-routed to the finish area and will be considered be a DNF (did not finish). Riders that are cut off, as a result, will receive a DNF, as will medical or mechanical failure. Re-routed riders will also receive 50% Off on the following year’s Whiskey Off-Road registration as a start line redemption opportunity.
If a rider “DNF’s” they are expected to report to the Timing Tent to inform they are no longer on the course.
Sunday: No cut-off
Course Support – Hours of Operation
The 15 Proof event is finished at 6:00p and the fat tire crit will be finished at 7:15p on Friday. The 30 & 50 Proof events are finished at 4:00p on Saturday. The 50 Proof Pro event is finished at 2:00p on Sunday. After each event day is finished, all course support will be closed.