October 7, 2023 Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

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Event Schedule and FAQ

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

Rider Categories


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

Fast Pass

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.

2022 Tour Pass List

If a rider registered after the list was made, the Fast Pass stamp will still appear on your number plate.


Wave Starts

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

35-Mile Wave List

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.

Spectator Directions

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.

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