Check out the Race Results… HERE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
12:00 PM Campsite Opens
4:00 PM Beer Garden Opens
5:00 PM Spaghetti Dinner * Silent Auction start
6:00 PM Late Registration – Packet pickup/Check in * J D Madrid Band
8:00 PM Registration Closes
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
6:00 AM Late Registration – Packet pickup/Check in * Food Wagons Open
7:30 AM Registration Closes
7:30 AM 45 MILE RACE Start
7:45 AM 30 MILE RACE Start
8:00 AM 15 MILE RACE Start
9:00 AM Kids Race Start
11:00AM Beer Garden Opens
1:00 PM Bucket List Band
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony * Bike Raffle drawing * Silent Auction end
4:00 PM Trouble in Paradise Band
6:00 PM John Scott Band
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
10:00AM Ride the new bike trail in Pine
3:00 PM Campsite Closes
PRE RIDE DATES:
AUGUST 24 & 25, 2013
AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2013
Course will be marked
Start/Finish: 6000 Bradshaw Dr, Pine
ORGANIZED PRE-RIDE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 at 8:30 am
Camping is available at the event venue right across the road from the new start/finish at the Mary Ellen Randall Arena, 6000 Bradshaw Dr in Pine. There is no cost for camping on the private land donated for use in this event, so we ask you to be especially considerate in appreciation of this donation by cleaning up after yourself. Campgrounds open at noon on Friday, September 13, and you will be directed where to park. Tent and car camping is directly across from the venue with RV parking on the other side of the venue. No hookups or dumping is available. Restrooms are on site for your use, free showers are a short bike ride away at Pine Elementary School and 24 hour security is provided.
There is also free camping available in the Tonto National Forest within a short bike ride of the venue area. Again, it’s very important to clean up after yourself.
Plan to camp at the venue for the weekend and enjoy all the pre and post race activities without the hassle of having to drive. Pine is a Gateway Community to the Arizona Trail, just a short distance from your campground, and many restaurants, facilities and shops are all within walking distance. Park your car and spend your down time enjoying the cool mountain air and exploring what the small town has to offer.
FOOD & DRINK
We are totally stoked to be able to offer an outstanding Italian Feast on Friday evening created especially for you by, in our humble opinion, the most talented Italian chef in Arizona! Chef Gerardo Moceri (http://www.gerardosbistro.com/), who apprenticed in Venice and has worked in restaurants all over Italy, brings the real deal to Fire on the Rim. Cost is $5 a plate (yeah, $5!) for race participants and a portion of the proceeds go to wildfire prevention and trail development in the Pine Strawberry fuel break. The meal is available to nonparticipants for $10 – and it’s oh so worth it! Bright and early the next morning, grab a hearty breakfast from one of the vendors on site. You’re gonna love the food vendors this year! JB’s Smokehouse BBQ has sandwiches, burgers, wings, tacos and breakfast burritos all day. Raimondo’s Italian Food offers diners freshly made Italian and American cuisine. Scoops Ice Cream ( http://paysonscoops.com/) and Oscar’s Coffee Bar (http://www.oscarscoffeebar.com/) round out the lineup of outstanding offerings. Pine’s new brewpub, THAT Brewery, (http://www.thatbrewery.com/) will sponsor the beer garden this year. Be sure to sample the phenomenal local brews on tap, and don’t forget – you can work on the Arizona Trail from the comfort of the beer garden just by purchasing an Arizona Trail Ale!
JD Madrid (https://myspace.com/jdmadridmusic/music/songs ) and his band are set to entertain you Friday evening as you enjoy your Italian Feast and That Brewery’s Beer Garden. Acoustic rock? Alternative? Americana? Originals? Covers (over 300 of ‘em)? What difference does it make? J.D. plays songs you want to hear…and that’s all you really need to know!
Plan to spend some time after the race just kicking back and enjoying a local music festival with a lineup of the Rim Country’s finest musicians starting at 1 pm with Bucket List. Then enjoy Pine’s own hometown band – the ever popular Trouble in Paradise. The John Scott Band‘s (http://www.johnscottband.com/home.cfm) awesome blues round out the evening. John and his crew were such a hit last year, we’re so happy they’re back!
NEW THIS YEAR (2013)
MORE SINGLETRACK!!! A connecter of singletrack trail has been added to the race course this year so that all consecutive laps will be completed in the forest, rather than riding through Pine for every lap. Check out the new course maphttp://www.fireontherim.com/maps/ for details and downloadable files. A secondary timing station will be set up at the intersection of Trail 15 (the Pine Strawberry Trail) and Hardscrabble Road and that’s where the feed zone will be located for your convenience. The bags will be lined up by race numbers to make it quick and easy for you.
Our friends at Raleigh Bicycles have donated TWO AWESOME bikes for raffle – gorgeous Talus 29 Comps worth $1,100 each – and the drawing for the winners will take place right after the Awards Ceremony on Saturday at 2 PM. You absolutely have to buy some tickets for this! A Silent Auction of many wonderful items donated by local businesses will start at 5 pm on Friday evening and end after the raffle drawing. Be sure to take a look at these great offerings from our community and get your bid in!
A Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race especially for kids will take place at the venue at 9 am Saturday morning. And before you start to worry – no, it’s not the same course!! But the awards are the same! A lapped course will be set up near the venue with the number of laps determined by age category. This is a free event and you can sign up at Kids Kamp in the barn before the race. Good luck!
After you finish the race you’re gonna be SO happy to see the Stay Tuned Therapeutics (http://www.fireontherim.com/maps/) booth! The husband and wife team of Geoffrey and Missy Bishop utilize Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Hesch Method of manual therapy, traditional deep tissue, myofascial, connective tissue and swedish massage techniques. These folks have a talent for working with athletes, and knowledge of anatomy of the cyclist in particular. They know there are going to be some sore bodies, and are ready and able to help!
The perfect way to end your weekend in Pine Strawberry is to get in one last ride in the cool forests of the Rim Country before heading home. And the perfect ride is our new bike trail in Pine, the Bearfoot Trail. If you’re not familiar with this trail yet, are you in for a treat! We’ll leave from the venue at 10 am and ride to the trail.
Kids Kamp will be open this year during the race on Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm! In Kids Kamp your kids are entertained and provided for while you race worry free. Certified child care specialists will make sure your kids have a great time with tons of fun activities, lunch and snacks. Cost is (per child) $10. Even if you’re not racing you can sign your kids up for Kids Kamp and take advantage of some down time for yourself. If you’d like to sign up you can do it along with your registration or you can sign up the day of the race. If you have thoughts or suggestions we’d love to hear from you on Facebook. The link is on the right.