Course & Aid Info

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Following are details for each route offered through the Whiskey Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.

Epic Rides recommends starting the event with a full hydration pack, two water bottles and sufficient food to fuel your body to get to the first aid station; each aid station is roughly 8 – 12 miles apart.

Please enjoy safely pre-riding the surrounding Thumb Butte Recreation Park trails with caution for other trail users and look out for blind corners.

Whiskey Off-Road 15 Proof

Whiskey Off-Road 30 Proof

Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof

Aid Stations

There are 3 aid stations on the 50 Proof backcountry course

  1. Copper Basin Aid Station
  2. Skull Valley Aid Station
  3. Copper Basin Aid Station
  • #1 and #3 are the same station – Copper Basin Aid Station
  • Participants are allowed to receive “hand-ups” from their support crew at each aid station, and at the intersection of FR 373/Thumb Butte Circle and Copper Basin Rd (one mile from the top of the Skull Valley climb).
  • Copper Basin aid station support crew are only able to access the Copper Basin aid station (#1 & #3) by driving to the FR 373/Copper Basin intersection and then either walking or pedaling to the aid station location, roughly 2 miles downhill. No vehicles are allowed on the course past FR 373/Copper Basin Thumb Butte Circle intersection.
  • All rider support must travel to and from aid station #2 via Iron Springs Rd.
Aid Station Fare

Each station will be equipped with cookies, oranges and pickles.

Hydration mix(s), gels & nutrition products will be provided by event nutrition partner(s) and announced through pre-event communications.

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 route.

Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.