Registration is now open for the pro category of the 2011 Whiskey Off Road endurance mountain bike event taking place from April 29 through May 1 in Prescott, Arizona. The online registration form can be found here.
Event organizer, Epic Rides, expects the pro category to fill up relatively quickly; it is limited to the first 100 entrants and boasts two days of racing. There will be a total cash purse of $20,000+ attached to the Sunday’s XC race; the cash purse will be split 50/50 between men and women.
The returning 2010 male and female champions, Gretchen Reeves and Andy Schultz, are confirmed to race. Schultz stated, "I had so much fun last year I would be there regardless of the purse size." Other pro's confirmed for the event include Amanda Carey, Barry Wicks, Dara Marks-Marino, Jay Henry and Tinker Juarez.
Pro registrants will need to attach a race resume to their registration form in order to gain entry into the 2011 Whiskey Off Road. When completing the online registration form, it will prompt the applicant when appropriate to attach their resume.
Amateur level athletes will enjoy their choice from the graduated distance options including a 15 Proof, 25 Proof or 50 Proof course (1 proof = 1 mile). The Pro athletes will participate in a two stage weekend. The first stage will be a Fat Tire Criterium held Friday evening, and the second is the 50 Proof endurance XC course on Sunday morning. All events will be based in the center of downtown Prescott on Whiskey Row.
Amateur registration will open January 3 and be limited to 1,400 participants.
For complete event information and a breakout of the cash purse, visit epicrides.com.