(Tucson, Ariz.) Jan. 11, 2011. . . . Participants in the single speed category at the Whiskey Off Road could win a free trip to the 2011 Single
Speed World Championships Aug. 27 in Ballyhoura, Ireland.
Epic Rides, in partnership with the Single Speed World Championships, will award the first place male and female finishers in the 50 Proof single speed categories round-trip airfare to attend the World Championships. This award, along with the $20,000 cash purse for pro riders – with male and female riders receiving equal payout – is one reason the Whiskey Off Road appeals to top level endurance mountain bikers.
“Those familiar with the unique subculture of single speeding know the nomadic Single Speed World Championships is an annual event not to be missed,” said Todd Sadow, Epic Rides president. “We are proud to take part in sending some of America’s most talented single speeders to such a fine celebration among the world’s cycling community.”
The 2011 Whiskey Off Road endurance mountain bike event, located in Prescott, AZ, will take place Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. The challenging course, festival atmosphere and superb organization of the Whiskey attract a large number of riders, supporters and spectators.
Amateur registration opened Jan. 3 and is limited to the first 1,400 registrants. With three days of event related bike racing, fun rides, a well attended industry expo and live music based in the “Event Hub” of Prescott’s commerce district, Epic Rides expects the amateur category to sell out in record time.
Online and snail-mail registration forms can be found at http://epicrides.com/wor/wor.htm
Amateur athletes will enjoy their choice of graduated distance options including a 15 Proof, 25 Proof or 50 Proof course (1 proof = 1 mile). All events will start and finish in the center of downtown Prescott on Whiskey Row.
All participants who toe the start line during the three days of riding in the Prescott National Forest will have the opportunity to earn a custom finisher pint glass just for completing the distance they registered to ride within the allotted time – not an easy task. Those who complete their course fast enough to finish in the top five will receive a custom Whiskey Off Road flask. For the junior categories, podium finishers will receive custom Whiskey Off Road stainless steel water bottles. All categories will receive product from industry sponsors in addition to the customized awards.
All participants who register for the Whiskey Off Road on or before March 26 will receive an event goodie bag valued at a minimum of $75, including T-shirt, water bottle, poster and publication plus assorted samples from event sponsors. The registration fee is $85 plus a $10 minimum donation to the Yavapai County Food Bank.