April 28 - 30, 2023 Prescott, AZ

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Event Schedule and FAQ

2023 Event Schedule

Friday, April 28th
12p – 8p Amateur Pickup: Epic Rides Registration Tent
12p – 7p Bike & Gear Expo Open
1:30p Ready for Race-Day @ Maxxis Service Course
2p – 3p Stan’s NoTubes Refreshes @ Stan’s NoTubes
2p – 8p Beer Garden Open
2p Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting  p/b Stan’s NoTubes & Pro Packet Pick-Up @ Hassayampa Inn
2p 15 Proof Fun Ride Start
2:30p Ready for Race-Day @ Maxxis Service Course
3:30p  Maxxis Pro Athlete Q & A @ Maxxis Service Course
4p – 5p Stan’s NoTubes DART Demos @ Stan’s NoTubes
5:15p Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit Start (20 min. + 3 laps)
6:00p Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit Start (20 min. + 3 laps)
7:00p El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Criterium Awards at Main Stage
7:00p Mandatory Stan’s NoTubes Amateur 30 & 50 Proof Riders Meeting at Main Stage
Saturday, April 29th
7a – 4p Bike & Gear Expo Open
7:30a Start 50 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 1
7:45a Start 50 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 2
8:00a Start 50 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 3
8:30a Start 30 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 1
8:45a Start 30 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 2
9:00a Start 30 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 3
9:15a Start 30 Proof on Whiskey Row – Wave 4
10a – 9p Beer Garden Open
11:00a Opening Band takes the Stage
1:00p TBA takes the Stage
2:45p TBA  takes the Stage
4p Pro & Amateur Awards Party on Stage
7:00p Headliner TBA takes the Stage and rocks the Courthouse Plaza
Sunday, April 30th
7a – 2p Bike & Gear Expo Open
8:30a Start Pro Men Backcountry Race
8:40a Start Pro Women Backcountry Race
9:00a Start Kids’ Fun Ride Triple Shot
9:10a Start Kids’ Fun Ride Single Shot

Rider Categories

15 Proof Fun Ridebut a challenge too 30 Proof – Male, Female & Non-Binary 50 Proof – Male, Female & Non-Binary
30 Proof Jr. (18yrs & Under) 50 Proof Jr. (18yrs & Under)
30 Proof Singlespeed 50 Proof Singlespeed
30 Proof Open (19-44yrs) 50 Proof Open (19-44yrs)
30 Proof Master (45-59yrs) 50 Proof Master (45-59yrs)
30 Proof Distinguished (60yrs+) 50 Proof Distinguished (60yrs+)

Fast Pass & Amateur Wave Starts

Fast Pass

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.

Wave change requests must be done on Friday, April 29th at packet pickup.

2022 50 PROOF LIST 
2022 30 PROOF LIST

 

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

Packet Pickup & Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting

Amateur Riders

Packet Pickup: Friday, 12p – 9p, Whiskey Row

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 (photo on your phone is fine) of your ID. 


Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting: Friday, 7p, Main stage on South Courthouse Steps

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Pro Riders

Packet Pickup: Friday, 3p – 4p, Hassayampa Inn

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 (photo on your phone is fine) of your ID. 

Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting: Friday, 2p, Hassayampa Inn

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Spectator Directions

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 at 8:45a on Saturday. 

Directions to Copper Basin/Thumb Butte from Downtown Prescott

Location 2: The creek crossing just before riders exit the trail system and return toward downtown Prescott on Thumb Butte Rd. To access this location, spectators are encouraged to drive to Thumb Butte Park. Park their cars ($5 cash forest service fee) and then walk to the creek crossing nearby. This location can get a little rowdy… 

Directions to Thumb Butte Park from Downtown Prescott

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!

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