|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+)|
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 their 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 2023, only the 35-Mile event will have wave starts. All wave appeals must be submitted by Thursday, August 31st via completing this Wave Appeal Form.
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.