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Table of Contents

  • A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors
  • Event Photos for Purchase by Sportograf
  • In Support of
  • Packet Pickup & Ride Modifications
  • Event Schedule
  • Mandatory Riders’ Meeting
  • Shimano Multi-Service Onsite
  • Pinetop Brewing Co. Beer  & Music Lineup
  •   Trailside Etiquette (AKA the Rules)
  • Course Details
  • Hammer Nutrition Aid Station
  • Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride
  • Tour of the White Mountains Merch
  • Bike & Gear Expo
  • Camping & Travel
  • Event Updates & Live Results
  • Awards
  • Fueling & Hydration Tips w/Hammer Nutrition
  • Want More Miles?

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors

Event Photos for Purchase by Sportograf

Sportograf will be on-site capturing moments by clicking shutters all weekend. Be sure to visit the #tourofthewhitemountains site at Sportograf.com following the event.

Or, sign up at the đź”— to have your photos sent to your inbox following the event.

In Support of

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.

WHITE MOUNTAIN NATURE CENTER 

Established in 2003, the Nature Center is a tax-exempt, nonprofit educational organization. Located on 10 acres in Lakeside next to the Big Springs Environmental Study Area, it includes 5 acres leased from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside on its Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex.  It is a valuable resource for sponsors and donors to exhibit goodwill and concern about the future of our natural resources.

The Nature Center seeks to connect people through nature education, wildlife rehabilitation, and open space preservation in the White Mountains of Arizona.

ARIZONA CYCLING ASSOCIATION  

The Arizona Cycling Association is a  non-profit youth development organization, building strong mind, body, and character, guided by the principals of inclusivism and equality. The league promotes interscholastic mountain bike racing, provides training and education to new teams and coaches, and offers a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a professional, safe and engaging manner.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA SEARCH AND RESCUE

SARCI is a non-profit corporation that coordinates six all-volunteer local search and rescue groups serving Tucson, Pima County, and Southern Arizona. Through SARCI the skills of these six teams are combined into a unified, professional resource available to local law enforcement and emergency service agencies primarily in Pima County, but also available upon request to participate in SAR missions throughout the United States and the Republic of Mexico.

SARCI members are highly trained search and rescue volunteers who donate thousands of hours of time to missions including wilderness searches, technical rescues, cave rescues, equestrian rescues, water rescues and recoveries and search dog operations, as well as continuous ongoing training.

Packet Pickup & Ride Modifications

Packet Pickup will be held Friday, 12p – 8p, at the Epic Rides Tent in the expo area. Packet pickup will be available on Saturday, 6:30a – 8:30a for 30-Mile Gravel Grinders and 9-Mile Fun Riders only.

Each Registrant’s photo ID is required to be presented at packet pick-up. A friend/family member is allowed to pick up another rider’s packet when copies of the rider’s documents are provided, and an online waiver or PDF waiver has been completed. A photo on a phone is fine.

Pinetop Brewing Company and Crown Royal are rewarding each (of age) finisher with a beverage of their choosing. At packet pickup show your I.D., get a wristband, finish the ride and enjoy a cold Pinetop Brewing Co. brew or Crown Royal canned cocktail!

Modifications to Registration (distance, category, rider change) can be made at packet pickup on Friday, October 6th for $20/change – credit/debit cards only, please. Changes cannot be made on the day of the event.

Event Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Pinetop Lakes Activity Center & Stables, 5475 Buck Springs Road, Pinetop, AZ 85935

Friday, Oct. 6
12:00pVenue Campsite Opens
12:00p – 7:00pBike & Gear Expo open!
12:00p – 8:00pVitalife Infusions, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, and Coffee Vendors serving
12:00p – 8:00p Packet Pickup & Last Day for Registration Modifications: Epic Rides Registration Tent
12:00p – 8:00p Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride Registration @ Epic Rides Merchandise Tent
4:00p – 6:00pFree Sealant Refreshes at the Stan’s NoTubes Booth!
4:30p – 7:30pSteffi Griffin (singer/songwriter) takes the stage!
8:00p – 9:00p35-Mile & 50-Mile Singletrack Challenge Riders Meeting: Amphitheater
10:00p – 6:00aQuiet Hours – Please be respectful
Saturday Oct. 7
6:00a – 4:00pBike & Gear Expo open
6:00a – 5:00pFood Trucks and Coffee Vendor serving
6:30a – 8:30aPacket Pickup (30-Mile Gravel Grinder and 9-Mile Fun Rides) |
* No distance changes permitted Saturday *
7:00a – 9:00aShimano Kids’ Fun Ride Registration at Epic Rides Merch Tent
7:15aStart: 50-Mile Singletrack Challenge
8:20aStart: 35-Mile Singletrack Challenge – Wave 1 & Fast Pass* riders
8:30aStart: 35-Mile Singletrack Challenge – Wave 2
8:40aStart: 30-Mile Gravel Grinder e-Bike Fun Ride
8:50aStart: 30-Mile Gravel Grinder Fun Ride
9:00aStart: 9-Mile Singletrack Fun Ride
9:15aStart: Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride
10:00a- 5:00pPinetop Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
10:40a50-Mile Cut-Off Time: Vernon McNary Rd/Los Burros Trail See Course Info for Details
11:30aMusical guest TBA takes the stage
12:45p50-Mile Cut-Off Time: Four Springs Aid Station See Course Info for Details
1:30p50 & 35-Mile Cut-Off Time: Los Burros Aid Station See Course Info for Details
2:00pAwards Ceremony: Amphitheater
3:00pAll course support ends
SunsetGather around the communal campfire
10:00p – 6:00aQuiet Hours – Please be respectful

*Fast Pass

The front corral for the 50 & 35-mile Singletrack Challenge is reserved for Fast Pass holders. A complete list of pass holders, along with an explanation of the qualifications for receiving a pass, is available here.

Mandatory Riders’ Meeting

Mandatory meeting for all 35 & 50-mile singletrack riders will be held at 8:00p in the amphitheater at the venue, Pinetop Lakes Activity Center & Stables. All riders plus friends and family welcome!

Participants in all other distances are requested to show up to their start line 20 minutes prior to the start for a pre-event route review and conversation.

Shimano Multi-Service Onsite

Have a last-second mechanical need? Shimano Multi Service will be open in the expo at noon on Friday ready to repair unforeseen mechanical issues!

Note: Shimano is only onsite to get participants through a squeeze, they are not able to provide complete bike overhauls or past-due extensive maintenance.

Pinetop Brewing Co. Beer  & Music Lineup

Pinetop Brewing Co. is offering a Finisher Beer to each finisher of age (with a wristband). At packet pickup just show your I.D., get a wristband, finish the ride and enjoy.

Also available at the Finish line will be Crown Royal’s canned ready to drink cocktails!

Pinetop Brewing Company (finisher) beers on tap

Ready to drink cocktails

Pinetop Brewing Co. Pouring Hours & Music Lineup:

Beer sales facilitated by and to benefit White Mountains Nature Center

Friday, Oct. 6
12:00p – 8:00p Pinetop Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
4:30p – 7:30pStephy Leigh Griffin takes the stage
Saturday, Oct. 7
10:00a – 5:00pPinetop Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
11:30a – 1:30pString Pilots takes the stage

  Trailside Etiquette (AKA the Rules)

All event participants are asked to help keep the singletrack single by staying within the singletrack tread, passing in areas that are safe and responsible, and by not cutting corners.

Participants who need to dismount from their bicycles should move their bike and themselves off the trail only if they can do so in a manner that doesn’t impact the soil or vegetation.

When passing or being passed, please communicate clearly (“on your left” or “May I pass when you’re ready?”) to ensure a safe and successful environment for both parties.

Please remember to respect Mother Nature: no littering. Any rider found intentionally littering the course will be disqualified. The race director will determine all penalties and disqualifications.

Course Details

Epic Rides is stoked to provide comprehensive route resources via TrailForks.com. Use the button below for an interactive map and aid station locations.

To ensure riders return to the finish before course support (Medical, Traffic, Police, Comm, Volunteers) ends at 3:00 pm, the following cutoffs have been established.

50-Mile Singletrack Challenge

35-Mile Singletrack Challenge

30-Mile Gravel Grinder

Start Line Redemption Opportunity

Riders that are rerouted by the race director due to time constraints are considered a DNF (Did Not Finish), along with DNFs due to medical issues and mechanical failures. DNF riders will receive 50% off of the following year’s Tour of the White Mountains registration as a start-line redemption opportunity.

All DNF riders are required to report to the Epic Rides tent to notify an Epic Rides crew member that they are no longer on the course.

Hammer Nutrition Aid Station

There will be up to 3 Aid Stations and 1 Water Point on the courses. Each aid station is roughly 10 miles apart:

  • Los Burros Aid Station, twice (35 & 50-mile) – Participants may receive “hand-ups” from their support crew
  • Land of the Pioneers Aid Station (50-mile only)
  • Four Springs Aid Station (30 & 50-mile) – Participants may receive “hand-ups” from their support crew
  • Country Club Water Point (9-mile only)

Aid Station Fare

As the fueling and hydration partner of Epic Rides, Hammer Nutrition is pleased to provide participants with the fuel and hydration accouterments necessary to complete their effort at the Tour of the White Mountains.

Each station is supplied with Hammer Nutrition products (incl. Hammer gel, bars and Heed) plus cookies, pretzels, bananas, oranges, and yes, pickles.

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 the route. Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food to get to Aid 1.

Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride

Epic Rides and Shimano are proud to host a FREE fun ride for kids of all ages and skill levels. All participants will receive a number plate to decorate and a finisher’s award. Registration is held at the Epic Rides Merchandise Tent. 

Parent’s/guardian’s are encouraged to join the fun on a bike or foot.

Registration Hours
Friday12:00p – 8:00p
Saturday6:30a – 9:00a
Start Time
Saturday9:15a

Course

The course is a loop of approximately 1/8 of a mile and is held on a dirt road/trail closed to traffic. Kids will ride as many laps as they can in 20 minutes. This is a beginner-level course and perfect for kids that aren’t quite ready for the challenge of the 9-mile singletrack distance.

Rules

All participants, including parents, are required to wear helmets. Gloves and eye protection are recommended.

Tour of the White Mountains Merch

Check out the commemorative Tour of the White Mountains gear at the merchandise tent. There will be something for every size and every budget. Don’t wait too long to visit the tent as most items sell out by Friday night.

Bike & Gear Expo

More than a bike ride through the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests, Epic Rides is pleased to host over 15 vendors including bike brands and food trucks.

Come to the Tour ready to shop the industry and eat fine foods from Montana BBQ, PizzArt and Bella Dia Coffee!

Camping & Travel

Venue campsites are located at the Pinetop Lakes Activity Center & Stables (5475 Buck Springs Road) and have reached capacity. All spaces are allocated to pre-purchased camping pass holders upon arrival. Details and a venue map have been provided by mail with pre-purchased camping passes. Camp hosts will have a list of campers in case a camping pass is misplaced or lost in the mail.

Use the button below to help find conveniently located bike-friendly supporters of the Tour. Book through your preferred online consolidator app for the best price and during check-in, let the front desk know you’re with the Tour of the White Mountains.

Event Updates & Live Results

Staying informed at the Tour of the White Mountains just got a whole lot easier…Sign up to receive text messages from Epic Rides and let us remind you of the Mandatory Riders Meeting, or FREE Stan’s Sealant Refresh.

All Tour results are live and typically appear within 5 minutes after the participant crosses the finish line. If you have any questions or wish to appeal your results, please email results@epicrides.com with as much information as possible including rider name, plate number, estimated finish time and GPS file if available. Also please inform us if your results affect the top 10.

Awards

Finisher’s Awards

Every Tour of the White Mountains finisher receives an official Tour Camping Mug, each one specific to the distance the rider completed.

Plan to sit around the campfire sipping on your favorite post-ride beverage or morning brew with your new favorite mug.

Top Finishers

Those who complete the 35 & 50 course fast enough to finish in the top five of their category will receive a custom, locally sourced, carved bear. New this year, the top 5 finishers of the 30-Mile Gravel Grinder will also receive a carved bear.

All categories will receive products from industry sponsors in addition to the customized awards.

Fueling & Hydration Tips w/Hammer Nutrition

BEFORE WORKOUTS AND RACES, CONSUME 300-400 CALORIES.
COMPLETE YOUR MEAL 3 HOURS BEFORE YOU START EXERCISE.

To perform and feel your best during races or workouts, consume no more than 300-400 calories. Choose easily digested, complex carbohydrates, along with a small amount of protein and a little healthy fat. Avoid fiber, simple sugar, and acidic foods. Finish your meal 3 hours before exercise. Eating within 3 hours can seriously hurt your performance by 1) reducing the conversion of fats to fuels, and 2) accelerating glycogen depletion.

Tip: If your event starts early, don’t sacrifice sleep to eat! Instead, consume a small amount of supplemental fuel, such as one Hammer Gel, about 5 minutes before starting.

Use the code TourWM_HN20% to receive 20% off
your purchase at HammerNutrition.com

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