|15 Proof Fun Ride…but a challenge too||25 Proof – Male, Female & Non-Binary||50 Proof – Male, Female & Non-Binary|
|25 Proof Jr. (18yrs & Under)||50 Proof Jr. (18yrs & Under)|
|25 Proof Singlespeed||50 Proof Singlespeed|
|25 Proof Open (19-44yrs)||50 Proof Open (19-44yrs)|
|25 Proof Master (45-59yrs)||50 Proof Master (45-59yrs)|
|25 Proof Distinguished (60yrs+)||50 Proof Distinguished (60yrs+)|
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 any Epic Rides Series event or Tour of the White Mountains. 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.
In order to accurately reflect your wave on your number plate, all wave appeals, including Fast Pass, must be submitted by Saturday, March 23rd via completing this Wave Appeal Form.
Fast Pass TBA
Amateur 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.
To determine which wave start suits you best, we’ve taken into consideration:
- Your self-determined estimated finishing time input at registration
- Your last year’s finishing time if available
50 Proof List TBA 25 Proof List TBA
So you’re ready to do some cheering and support riders when they need it most? Great, choose either of the two locations below to do some hooting and hollering while supporting friends, family and random riders. Just remember to be respectful of the Prescott National Forest and volunteers in the area that are helping with crowd control. And, don’t forget your cowbell!
Location 1: Intersection of Copper Basin Rd. and Thumb Butte Rd./FR 373. To access this location, spectators are required to drive up Copper Basin Rd. For rider safety purposes, absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to access the course past this intersection. Please plan to park and hang out while cheering on riders as they approach the final mile of the climb from the Copper Basin aid station. Spectators are welcome to walk to Sierra Prieta Overlook from here if they’d like an expansive view of the riders ascending from Skull Valley!
Pro riders will begin passing through this section on Sunday at 9:45a.
Location 2: Thumb Butte Park just before participants exit the course and pin it on the pavement back to Whiskey Row. To access this location, spectators are encouraged to drive to Thumb Butte Park. Park their cars ($5 fee) in the designated parking area, and then hike in on the trail to see as much of the course as you’d like. Just be mindful that participants are riding toward you.
Riders will begin passing through this section at 9:30a on Saturday.
Spectators note: Please remember to be a good steward of the land when venturing into nature. Pack out what you pack in. Thank you!