2022 Event Schedule
All events take place at PLAC&S unless noted otherwise.
Friday, September 30
12:00p Venue Campsite Opens
12:00p – 7:00p Bike & Gear Expo open!
12:00p – 8:00p Food Trucks, Beer Garden and Coffee Vendor serving
12:00p – 8:00p Packet Pickup & 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Registration: Epic Rides Registration Tent
12:00p – 8:00p Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride Registration: Epic Rides Merchandise Tent
4:30p – 7:30p Cross-Eyed Possum takes the stage!
8:00p – 9:00p 35-Mile & 50-Mile Singletrack Challenge Riders Meeting: Amphitheater
10:00p – 6:00a Quiet Hours – Please be respectful
Saturday, October 1
6:00a – 4:00p Bike & Gear Expo open
6:00a – 5:00p Food Trucks and Coffee Vendor serving
6:30a – 8:30a Packet Pickup (30-Mile Gravel Grinder and 9-Mile Fun Rides) | No changes permitted
7:00a – 9:00a Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride Registration at Epic Rides Merch Tent
7:15a Start: 50-Mile Singletrack Challenge
8:20a Start: 35-Mile Singletrack Challenge – Wave 1 & Fast Pass riders
8:30a Start: 35-Mile Singletrack Challenge – Wave 2
8:50a Start: 30-Mile Gravel Grinder Fun Ride
9:00a Start: 9-Mile Singletrack Fun Ride
9:15a Start: Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride
10:00a- 5:00p Pinetop Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
10:40a 50-Mile Cut-Off Time: Vernon McNary Rd/Los Burros Trail See Course Info for Details
11:30a Musical guest Dusty Tuffet takes the stage
12:45p 50-Mile Cut-Off Time: Four Springs Aid Station See Course Info for Details
1:30p 50 & 35-Mile Cut-Off Time: Los Burros Aid Station See Course Info for Details
2:00p Awards Ceremony: Amphitheater
3:00p All course support ends
Sunset Gather around the communal campfire
10:00p – 6:00a Quiet Hours – Please be respectful
|9-Mile Singletrack Challenge Fun Ride||30-Mile Gravel Grinder Fun Ride||35-Mile Singletrack Challenge: Male & Female||50-Mile Singletrack Challenge: Male & Female|
|…it’s fun and it’s a challenge!||35-Mile Junior (18 years & under)||50-Mile Junior (18 years & under)|
|35-Mile Singlespeed||50-Mile Singlespeed|
|35-Mile Open (19-44 years)||50-Mile Open (19-44 years)|
|35-Mile Master (45-59 years)||50-Mile Master (45-59 years)|
|35-Mile Distinguished (60 years+)||50-Mile Distinguished (60 years+)|
Fast Pass & Wave Starts
The Fast Pass is a list of riders who have finished within one hour of the 1st-place rider of their distance, in the last two years of Tour of the White Mountains or any Epic Rides Series event. This is not based on category or gender but based on distance. These riders will be placed in the front corral of the first wave.
If a rider registered after the list was made, the Fast Pass stamp will still appear on your number plate.
In the interest of optimizing your ride experience, distances with 250+ participants will be broken into wave starts. This enhances rider safety while decreasing potential impact to the trails. Ride times are based on gun time and when the participant crosses the finish line. For 2022, only the 35-Mile event will have wave starts.
To determine which wave start suits you best, we’ve taken into consideration:
- Your finishing time from 2019 & 2021 Tour of the White Mountains, and 2022 Whiskey Off-Road, if available
- Your self-determined estimated finishing time input at registration
In order to accurately reflect your wave on your number plate, all wave appeals must be submitted by Wednesday, August 31st via completing this Wave Appeal Form. After August 31st, all appeals must be done in person on Friday, September 30th at packet pickup.
Packet Pickup & Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting
Packet Pick-up: Friday, 12p – 8p, Epic Rides tent
Rider must present a government-issued ID to receive a packet. If you are not able to pickup your packet, a friend or family member can with a copy of your ID (photo on your phone is fine).
Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting (35- and 50-Mile riders): Friday, 8p, PLAC&S Amphitheatre
Epic Rides will welcome the group and brief riders on important course and event updates, or changes for the following day’s activities (it’s a safety meeting). All riders will be held to the information covered during this meeting, regardless of whether they attend.
So you’re ready to do some cheering and support riders when they need it most? Great, choose either of the three locations below to do some hooting and hollering while supporting friends, family and random riders. Just remember to be respectful of rangers from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest managed by the Lakeside Ranger District –not to mention volunteers– who are in the area helping with crowd control. And, don’t forget your cowbell!
- Los Burros AID Station: Located at FR224 (Vernon McNary Rd) and Los Burros Trail. From SR260 and Buck Springs Rd in Pinetop, east on SR260 for 5.8 mi to Cady Rd in McNary, Left on Cady Rd/Vernon McNary Rd for 5.2 mi to aid station.
- Pioneer AID Station: Located at FR5 and Land of the Pioneers trail head. From SR260 and Buck Springs Rd in Pinetop, east on SR260 for 5.8 mi to Cady Rd in McNary, Left on Cady Rd/Vernon McNary Rd for 13.6 mi to FR5. Left on FR5 0.6 mi to aid station.
- Four Springs AID Station: Located at FR267 and Four Springs Trail. From SR260 and Buck Springs Rd in Pinetop, east on SR260 for 5.8 mi to Cady Rd in McNary, Left on Cady Rd/Vernon McNary Rd for 8.5 mi to FR267. Left on FR267 2.2 mi to aid station.