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    Whiskey Off-Road Organizer Announces 2021 Event Cancellation

    PRESCOTT, AZ (January 28, 2021) – Organizers of the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike event have notified City staff that the event has been cancelled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   Event organizer Todd Sadow, with Epic Rides informed the City of Prescott earlier this week.  

    In an announcement to their 30,000 followers, here is what Epic Rides said:

    With concurrence from our host communities, and in the interest of keeping everyone safe, Epic Rides will not produce the following 2021 events:

    Whiskey Off-Road        April 23 – 25        Prescott, AZ

    Grand Junction Off-Road    May 14 – 16        Grand Junction, CO

    Carson City Off-Road        June 25 – 27        Carson City, NV

    This means Epic Rides will go at least 1.75 event cycles before resurfacing. 

    “We are disappointed, but we fully support Todd’s decision,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.  “Whiskey Off-Road is an iconic event in Prescott each year, and we look forward to its return in 2022.”

    Whiskey Off-Road 2020 was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  2020 would have been the 17th annual event.  For more information from Epic Rides, go to www.epicrides.com.  For information about other events in Prescott, go to www.visit-prescott.com .

    From EpicRides.com

    Hunker VERB HUN – KER | hunkered; hunkering : To settle in or dig in for a sustained period — used with down Hunker in a sentence // From the bottom to the top of the Skull Valley climb, I hunker down until I reach the rewarding beauty and elation of the Sierra Prieta Overlook before ‘sending it’ to the Emanuel Pines singletrack. 
     The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it distributed 1.6 million vaccines on Friday, January 22nd. If America’s amazing frontline workers maintain that pace, then over half of the country could be vaccinated by late spring/early summer. Kudos to all who continue to Hunker Down. With glimmers of hope on the horizon, here’s to ending this pandemic stronger than when we started it, together. Event Updates: With concurrence from our host communities, and in the interest of keeping everyone safe, Epic Rides will not produce the following 2021 events. 🤦‍♂️  
      April 23 – 25Prescott, AZ May 14 – 16Grand Junction, CO June 25 – 27Carson City, NV 
     This means Epic Rides will go at least 1.75 event cycles before resurfacing. We are cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to produce our traditional October events. 
      October 2Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ *TBDBentonville, AR 
     ​* due to the jumble of postponement dates, Sea Otter has rescheduled on top of our traditional Oz Trails Off-Road weekend. In order to encourage togetherness when we all need it most, we are working to identify a non-conflicting 2021 event date. 
      Our enduring commitment to you… Epic Rides remains committed to all registrants of a canceled 2020 Epic Rides Series event and offers the following once it’s safe to open registration again. Priority registration into the next Epic Rides Series event and Tour of the White Mountains25% of canceled event registration fees (excludes processing + donations) have been credited to the accounts of 2020 registrants and are good through 2023 Words for the wise… We know this past year hasn’t been easy. Family and friends have been lost to Covid and polarizing political issues have strained communities nationwide. Our friendships have been forced into hibernation when we need them most. Use these next few months to reflect, reorient, prioritize, and commit to being the best version of yourself for the betterment of you and those around you. We’ll see ya at a start line soon.   The Crew at Epic Rides 

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