The 21st Annual Tour of the White Mountains scheduled for Saturday, October 1st showcases some of Arizona's best singletrack located in and around the Northeastern Arizona communities of Pinetop-Lakeside.
The Tour returns to Pinetop-Lakeside and offers a fresh approach to old and new trails in the White Mountains Trail System while leveraging the Pinetop Lakes activity and equestrian center to provide a complete family experience. Attendees will enjoy the onsite amphitheater for event activities and live music, nearby accommodations (walk & ride the weekend away) and a robust communal campfire plus much more!
At 7,000 ft. a limited field of 700 riders will discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome smooth flowing single track among a pine forest backdrop while witnessing the endless beauty (and perfect distraction) of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
With the onset of fall upon us, participants, friends, family, spectators and volunteers are invited to enjoy cooler climates, witness the leaves changing colors, indulge in Pinetop-Lakeside's great selection of bars and restaurants less than 3 miles from the venue, and ride seemingly endless amounts of single track. Upon return from a day in the saddle, all finishers receive a patch emblazoned with their distance, and are welcomed to the post ride after party with live music, BBQ and frosty beverages.
The communities of Pinetop-Lakeside are sure to please any visitor with their quintessential small mountain town charm. Epic Rides encourages participants and their guests to spend the weekend in and around the Pinetop-Lakeside communities experiencing a vacation close to home and in the White Mountains of Arizona.
For the benefit of: Tour of the White Mountains benefits TRACKS. T.R.A.C.K.S. is dedicated to using, promoting, preserving and protecting multi-use trails throughout Pinetop-Lakeside and the White Mountains. It strives to support and assist the development, maintenance, and improvement of non-motorized trails, and to provide a resource for education, communication, and social interaction designed to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor experiences on the trails.