This coming weekend, April 26th through the 28th is Prescott’s beloved event, The Whiskey Off-Road. What this event is mainly about is every mountain bikers dream – an extensive and challenging race through some of Prescott’s most scenic mountain scapes. Starting in downtown Prescott, the course climbs through Prescott National Forest and past beautiful picturesque views of our favorite town. The course includes both dirt and paved sections, and takes participants through some of the best single and double track trails.
Beginning Friday with a community concert to kick off the event, downtown Prescott will be alight with festivities including live music and all the fun things there are to do around downtown (great food, good bars and coffee shops, delicious desert places, and plenty of antique shops to keep you busy!).
During your visit to Prescott as either a participant or spectator, enjoy three fun-filled days of event festivities and being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s wild west heritage and feeling welcomed by its modern day appreciation for the outdoor enthusiast.
Up to 96% of participants finish the race and are greeted at the end with a well-earned commemorative pint glass emblazoned with the distance they’ve completed on it. After the race, there is also a Downtown Music Festival with free live music, a cold beverage (gratis) from Four Peaks Brewing Company, and the comfort of the entire downtown Prescott lawn waiting to be enjoyed. This is a finish line that will make every mile worth the effort!
All of this event information is only half the entertainment! See below for a schedule of events with things to enjoy during The Whiskey Off-Road this weekend! Have fun!
Thursday, April 25th
4p – 5p: Kate Courtney Speaking at the Hendrix Auditorium – Mile High Middle School
Friday, April 26th
12p – 7p: Bike & Gear Expo Opens
12p – 9p: Amateur Packet Pick-Up: Whiskey Row
2p: Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes & Pro Packet Pick-Up: Hassayampa Inn – Arizona Room
2p: 15 Proof Fun Ride: Whiskey Row
2p – 8p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Cortez St.
3:30p: Swing by the Stan’s NoTube Expo Tent for a free sealant refresh
4p: Time Cut-Off: 15 Proof Participants (Aspen Creek Aid Station)
5:15p: Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Cortez St. (20 min + 3 laps)
6p: Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Cortez St. (20 min + 3 laps)
7p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Criterium Awards
7p: Mandatory Stan’s NoTubes Amateur 30 & 50 Proof Riders Meeting: Main Stage
Saturday, April 27th
7:30a – 7p: Bike & Gear Expo Opens
9a – 4p: Register for the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
7:30a: Wave 1: 50 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
7:45a: Wave 2: 50 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
8:30a: Wave 1: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
8:45a: Wave 2: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
9a: Wave 3: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
10a – 9p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Goodwin St.
12p: Stop by the Maxxis Tent for a chance to win a free tire!
12p – 4p: Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Free Bike Decorating Party at the Holiday Courtyard
12:30p: Time Cut-Off: 30 & 50 Proof Participants (White Rock Trail Head Parking Lot)
4p: Concludes 30 & 50 Proof Participants
4p: A Toast to the Over the Hill Gang
4p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
6:30p: Raise A Pint to our Dedication Recipient: Main Stage
7p: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Sunday, April 28th
7:30a – 2p: Bike & Gear Expo Opens
7:30a – 8:45a: Register for the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
8:30a: Pro Men Backcountry Race: Whiskey Row
8:40a: Pro Women Backcountry Race: Whiskey Row
9a: Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Whiskey Row 4 Proof Start
9:05a: Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kid’s Fun Ride: 2 Proof Start
9:10a: Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kid’s Fun Ride: ½ Proof Start
10a: Free Yoga at Barley Hound – Instructed by Rachel Peters
10a – 2p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Goodwin St.
1:30p: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Pro Awards Party: Main Stage