Starting on Prescott’s historical (and lively) Whiskey Row and climbing into the beautifully distracting views of Prescott National Forest, riders in the Whiskey Off-Road will connect some of the area’s most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads, and the occasional paved segment. There are three route options 50 miles, 30 miles, and a 15-mile fun option. The 50 comes with ~5,000 feet of elevation gain, and the 30 comes with ~3,000 feet. The 2023 routes have all been upgraded from prior years.
Epic Rides, who produce some of the best MTB events in the Southwest, let alone Arizona, produce the Whiskey Offroad. Epic also produces 24 Hours of Old Pueblo and Tour of the White Mountains, very popular and well-produced events in their own right.
With a finisher’s award in the form of a well-earned commemorative pint glass emblazoned with the distance you’ve finished and the comfort of the former Arizona Territorial capitol’s shaded lawn waiting at the finish line for all Off-Road participants…this is a finish line that will make every mile worth the effort. The ‘Whiskey’ has a 96% finish rate. However, it’s no walk in the park.
Participation in the event includes a fun-filled three days of festival atmosphere and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the bike industry with like-minded athletes. Prescott, Arizona, will surprise you no matter what you think you know about the area. Known for its authentic cowboy history, Whiskey Row, moderate climate, and convenient livability – Prescott offers hidden gems of every sort just around the corner. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, you’ll find yourself surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, giant granite boulders, lakes, and endless hiking and mountain biking trails in and around the city.