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2014 Whiskey Off-Road

Big Things a Brewin' for the Whiskey

With the 11th Annual Whiskey Off-Road less than eight weeks away, there are big happenings afoot that Epic Rides will be announcing in the next couple weeks. An exciting new headlining band, a who's who of pro riders toeing the line for their share of the $40,000 cash purse and a crazy new Klunker Crit (see below for the deets) are among the highlights.

April 25-27 in Prescott, Arizona promises to be all-time fun, but you'll be all-time bummed if you keep procrastinating on registration, as the Whiskey is nearly sold out. So for those foot-draggers, start high-stepping and make plans to join us in Prescott the last weekend of April.

Register today!

Uncommon Adventures with Blackburn Design

A new crew of rangers will be in Prescott on event weekend, and they don't have guns. The Blackburn Rangers, a group of adventuresome riders who tour the country by bike sharing their Uncommon Adventures ethos, will be out on the Whiskey Off-Road course cheering on riders, frying bacon and serving up a host of other caloric goodies to fuel you to the finish line.

Uncommon Adventures is about getting out on your bike - any bike - and becoming closer with nature. It's not about racing; it's about riding, discovering and learning. The Blackburn Rangers have ridden both the 2,800-mile Great Divide route with more than 200,000 feet of climbing and 1,800 miles of the Pacific coast, and their video will inspire you to get out in the world on your bike and experience life.

Springhill Suites - Residence Inn

Prescott Accommodations Booking Up Fast

The only thing booking up quicker than Whiskey Off-Road registration is accommodations in Prescott on event weekend. The absolute best way to experience all that the Whiskey has to offer is to park your car all weekend and stay within riding or walking distance of downtown at a Supporting Sponsor Hotel.

Although Spring Hill Suites is already sold out, Residence Inn by Marriott still has room - an especially good choice for those who want a room with a kitchenette. Get more details and special Whiskey Off-Road room rates at our Hotel Reservations Page.

Introducing the Whiskey Klunker Crit!

Capitalizing on the enormous success of the Klunker Crit last year at the inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road Presented by U.S. Bank, this year's Whiskey Off-Road will feature a Klunker Crit of its own, turning downtown Prescott into a funky town of fat tire bikes loaded with smiles and laughter. The Inaugural Whiskey Off-Road Klunker Crit on Friday, April 25 will do two full laps of the same downtown Fat Tire Crit course the pros will do.

The event is completely free for anyone to enter, all you need to do is bring a helmet and sign a waiver at the Epic Rides retail tent on Friday afternoon. Costumes, creative bikes and a wild sense of humor are highly encouraged.

Two prizes will be awarded: one for the first to crest the pitch next to the Goldwater House on the second lap and another for best costume. Start time will be at 4:45p, just before the pro women take the line. Start putting that costume together!

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides



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Mark Yer Calendar: Grand Junction Registration Opens Sunday, April 6

If you plan to ride mountain bikes this Labor Day weekend, then why not do it on the world-class trails in Grand Junction, Colorado at the 2nd Annual Grand Junction Off-Road Presented by U.S. Bank Registration opens on April 6, mark your calendar!

Featured Whiskey Off-Road Pro: Rotem Ishay

Rotem Ishay In addition to being director of the Durango Performance Center and a medical assistant at Performance Cardiology, Rotem Ishay has achieved huge success on the bike riding as a pro for Team Jamis Bike as well as in his home country of Israel, where he won nine Israeli national cycling championships.

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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