The 18th edition of the Whiskey Off-Road in Prescott — April 28, 29 and 30 — was another one for the record books.
Having a great time on Whiskey Row was pretty much a guarantee with a 15-mile fun ride, 30-and 50-mile amateur races, some of the fastest pro mountain bike racing in the states, 200-plus miles of readily accessible trails, vendor booths and demos, beer gardens and a standout day of
free concerts headlined by Greensky Bluegrass.
For pro mountain bike racers, $2,000 in cash prizes were up for the taking with the El Yucateco Hot Sauce Fat Tire Crit in downtown Prescott on Friday evening. Saturday saw amateur racers tackling the 30 Proof and 50 Proof courses, and for the day’s main entertainment over 5,000 tickets were registered for the evening’s free community concerts on the Courthouse square.
On Sunday, pro racers gave it their all on the 50-mile backcountry course where a cash purse of $30,000 was on the line for the pro men and women.
An impressive display of fitness and skill saw Keegan Swenson of Santa Cruz, California, and Sofia Gomez Villafane of Heber City, Utah, winning both the Fat Tire Crit and backcountry races.