This weekend thousands of cyclists are ready to take on trails around Prescott, brining large crowds ready to watch and enjoy the the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race.
Taking place for the 10th year, the event has plenty to offer, on and off the course, says event founder, Todd Sadow.
In addition to the race attracting a record number of riders, Sadow expects the mountain-biking industry to come out in full force.
“The biggest brands in mountain biking will be represented (at the event’s vendor expo),” Sadow said. “That means the whole industry is watching. All eyes will be on Prescott during the Whiskey Off-Road weekend.”
The race takes cyclists over Prescott’s lush forest and vista trails, featuring about 2,000 amateur and professional racers. Sadow estimates as many as 6,000 to 8,000 spectators to turn out to cheer on the riders. And that doesn’t include the thousands more who are regulars who come to experience the festivities.
Entertainment for the event includes Clyne and Peacemakers, Matt Hoggatt, local band Prescott Pandemonium, and Prescott indie rock band, Sweet Nasty. There is also a beer garden featuring five types of New Belgian beer.
All Whiskey events start and finish in the center of Montezuma Street on Whiskey Row. The weather should be in prime conditions for this exciting event.