The 2010 Whiskey Off-Road – The hardest 28 miles!

About 900 mountain bikers showed up to test their skill and endurance at the seventh annual Whiskey Off-Road this weekend in Prescott, AZ. The weather was absolutely perfect. Competitors have a choice of riding a 15 mile course, 25 mile course (my Garmin shows it is actually 28.4 miles) and 50 mile course. Of course I chose to ride the 25 mile course. 50 miles is just sadistic considering the amount of climbing. Maybe someday… Read More »

Spruce Mountain Trail 307 – Prescott, AZ

A great ride to get away from the summer heat. Spruce Mountain’s starting elevation is about 6300 feet above sea level and climbs to about 7700 feet. This ride is full of beautiful singletrack and awesome views. The 3.3 mile climb to the top is pretty strenuous, with plenty of switchbacks, rocks and roots. The 5.5 mile descent is every bit worth the climb. A ripping singletrack descent among the ponderosa pine forest. I suffer… Read More »

Trail 305 – Prescott, AZ

by mtbdeb This trail is not technical but is twisty turny and too much fun. Bring your lungs. If you haven’t had enough climbing yet, cross the road and continue up the Smith Ravine trail, and remember, what goes up must fly down! Also, ride over to the lake and check out the resident bald eagles. The Forest Service has just added a significant section. This increases the trail to seven miles, one way, or… Read More »