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2014 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Presented by Tucson Medical Center

A Warm, Sunny and Full Moon Thank You

The weather in 24 Hour Town was simply incredible; a gentle breeze, bright sunshine, highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s with a big bright full moon - it was a first in #24HOP history. Equally incredible were all the volunteers, participants, sponsors and vendors who came together and made the 15th Annual 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Presented by Tucson Medical Center a huge success.

Every participant took Reverend Chainring's "Be Nice" sermon to heart, which resulted in a congregation of 4,000 mountain bikers all peacefully co-existing at the beautiful Willow Springs Ranch. In addition to raising over $20,000 for event beneficiaries, everyone who participated also helped contribute more than 4.5 tons of canned goods for the Tri-Communities region (Oracle, AZ to Globe, AZ).

From the Epic Rides crew, a sincere "thank you" goes out to all who attended. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015 for our annual pilgrimage to Willow Springs Ranch.

Registration opens October 1st, mark your calendar!

OPGA Kids Fun Ride a Huge Success

The inaugural Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy (OPGA) Kids Fun Ride was a great success with more than 60 kids putting tires to dirt! As the adults wound down 24 hours of riding in the Sonoran Desert, at 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, it was the little ones' turn, and they made quick work of both courses while sporting ear-to-ear grins.

Epic Rides wants to sincerely thank OPGA for initiating this terrific addition to the 24HOP experience.

Epic Rides encourages everyone with children in the greater Tucson area to learn more about Tucson's leading gymnastics facility, the Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy, and their terrific gymnastics programs (and party venue) for kids of all ages and abilities.

Learn more at the OPGA Website!

#24HOP Photos and Results

For most of us it's back to reality, so it's natural to experience symptoms often associated with #24HOP withdrawal. Fear not our fat tire fiends, for we can all relive the weekend's hijinks in the high desert by checking out the Photos and Results page.

Got some great pictures from last weekend? Then share them with us at the 24 Hour Town Facebook page. Post your favorite image from event weekend, the photo with the most likes by Friday, February 28th will receive stellar swag from our awesome event sponsors.

Whiskey Registration Pouring In

Like an overzealous bartender known for a generous pour, registration for the 11th Annual Whiskey Off-Road is filling to the brim. The 15 Proof is nearly full already and the 25 and 50 Proof events are close behind.

At the current rate of registration, all events should be sold out by the end of February. For those who've been hemming and hawing about spending April 25-27 riding mountain bikes in the pristine Prescott National Forest, hem and haw no longer.

Click here to register

Last Chance for #24HOP Retail

There are only a few items left over from last weekend, so if you missed your chance to purchase any Official 24HOP merchandise, wait no longer! As an added incentive, there will be free shipping for all orders placed this week, no matter how much you buy! Get all of your fresh #24hop threads HERE!

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides



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Sierra Nevada King of the Camp Competition!

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is looking for the crown jewel campsite in their King of the Camp contest.

Simply upload a picture by 5p Monday, February 24th to Instagram, Twitter or the 24 Hour Town Facebook page of someone holding a Sierra Nevada at your campsite. Be sure to tag it #SierraNevada24HOP. The King or Queen will win some serious swag from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company!

2014 24HOP Stats:

Total Laps: 7075
Total Miles Ridden: 113,200
Total Teams Registered: 581
Total Teams Competing: 535
Total Riders Registered: 1,873
Total Riders Competing: 1,807
Total Funds Raised: $20,000+

Upcoming Events
Tour of the White Mountains
WHEN:
April 25-27, 2014
WHERE:
Prescott, AZ
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Grand Junction Off-Road
WHEN:
Aug 29-31, 2014
WHERE:
Grand Junction, CO
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Tour of the White Mountains
WHEN:
October 4, 2014
WHERE:
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
WHEN:
February 13-15, 2015
WHERE:
Tucson, AZ
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Fun Fact about Prescott, Arizona

Before Phoenix became the capital of Arizona Territory in 1889, Prescott was the Territorial Capital from 1864-67 and from 1877-89.

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