Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event FS Road 373 Closure
The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike event will take place on Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2022. In the interest of public safety and high use of Forest Road 373 during the event; Prescott National Forest will close a portion of Forest Road 373 Saturday April 30, 2022.
Closure: Beginning at the junction of Copper Basin Road and Forest Road 373 (T13N, R3W, Sec 23) heading north along Forest Road 373 for 1.3 miles to the 264 trailhead (T13N, R3W, Sec. 15).
The event will utilize portions of Forest Roads 53, 51, 64, 373 and Trails 366, 327, 321, 323, 326, 392, 393, 324, 318, 332, 317, 735, 725, 706, 701, 733,707,316, and 48. In the interest of safety, trail users are being asked to avoid this area and respect all signage during the event.
Details and additional information on the Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike event are available at https://epicrides.com/events/whiskey-off-road/event-guide/.
NOTE: The Crooks Fire is burning 10 miles south of Prescott, Arizona. Visitors that had campground reservations or planned to camp at Hilltop, Lynx Lake, Upper and Lower Wolf Creek; or Whitespar Campground should call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000 for alternate camping locations.
The City of Prescott (including the Prescott Fire Department and the Prescott Police Department), Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Yavapai County Emergency Management, and Epic Rides, have been working in close coordination with the officials from the Prescott National Forest as well as the Incident Management Team assigned to the Crooks fire. We have been regularly evaluating all aspect of the impacts of the fire on the event, including discussions around smoke, emergency response, camping/hotels, public information, and course routes. Our number one priority is life and safety – for the first responders, for community members, for ride participants, and for visitors/spectators. We are evaluating the Crooks Fire daily as the overarching driver for shared decision making regarding the Whiskey Off-Road. We are also ensuring timely, relevant information is shared via several venues regarding the status of the fire, public safety information (evacuation areas and closed areas), as well as air quality information. Everyone involved has stressed that this is a very dynamic situation, and they urge citizens, race contestants and visitors to monitor the situation closely.
Crooks Fire information visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8067/