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Following are details for each route offered through the Whiskey Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.
A note on Bonus Miles: 30 and 50 Proof riders less concerned with “racing” and more concerned with enjoying an extended (and less busy) pedal have the option of adding to their ride on one, or both of the bonus mile sections. Please be aware that riding these sections will add around 30 minutes or more (for each section) to your overall time, so plan accordingly.
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.
Whiskey Off-Road 15 Proof
Whiskey Off-Road 30 Proof
Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof
There are 4 aid stations on the 50 Proof backcountry course
- #2 and #4 are the same locStationAid station #3 is located at the lowest point in Skull Valley and is followed by a16-mile climb to Sierra Prieta Overlook.
- 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).
- Support crew at the Wolverton aid station are only able to access the Wolverton comfort station (#1) by driving to the Aspen Club TH and then riding or hiking to the intersection of FR48.
- Copper Basin aid station support crew are only able to access the Copper Basin comfort station (#2 & #4) by driving to the FR 373/Copper Basin intersection and then either walking or pedaling to the aid station location, roughly 2 miles down hill. 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 #3 via Iron Springs Rd.
Aid Station Fare
Each station will be equipped with bagels, donuts, cookies, bananas, oranges and 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 route.
Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.