WHAT IS FIRE ON THE RIM?

Fire on the Rim is a challenging mountain bike race that takes place in the Tonto National Forest and the picturesque town of Pine, Arizona, to raise funds for wildfire prevention, trail advocacy, and new trail development.

The route for Fire On The Rim runs through Tonto national Forest, climbs over a mountain, and works its way through the neighborhoods of Pine, AZ

This three day event is a family friendly festival with camping, music, food and drink. A community dinner kicks of the event on Friday evening, with live music and a beer garden sponsored by Title Sponsor THAT Brewery. Food trucks, vendors, raffles and the beer garden are all available at the venue (see more details for the next race event).

Bike racers await the start of the race

Bright and early Saturday morning the bike race begins, with starting times for the 15 mile, the 30 mile, and the 45 mile racers. While the racers are out a variety of activities are available for family and friends in the charming mountain towns of Pine, Strawberry and Payson including antique shops, museums and hiking trails.

Kid’s Kamp is a unique addition to the event. Child care specialists provide hours of activities for children so their parents are free to race and/or to enjoy exploring our beautiful area.

As it grows, Fire on the Mountain Bike Race brings more visitors to the Rim Country each year, impacting our local economy and enhancing our image as a hiking and biking mecca.

Fire Danger in the Rim Country

The Rim Country, which includes the area underneath the Rim from Pine-Strawberry through Payson to Christopher Creek, is situated within the largest stand of beautiful Ponderosa Pine trees in the world.  It is clear that within the beauty of this forest lies the possibility of a major disaster, in the form of uncontrollable forest fires.  Pine has the distinction of being rated as one of the top ten areas in the country for the potential of catastrophic wildfire, due to specific geological effects in Pine Creek Canyon.

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This danger has grown enormously in recent years for the entire Rim Country. Our ability to live safely in this fire environment depends greatly on pre-fire activities taken by residents to protect lives and property.

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc (PSFR) has a history of active participation in wildfire prevention programs and activities. As a volunteer non-profit community organization, PSFR is dependent entirely upon private donations and grants for its operation. Proceeds from Fire on the Rim contribute to the work of PSFR.

The relative cost of funding fire prevention programs and activities is certainly small in comparison with all that we stand to lose here in the Rim Country.

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Need information about Fire on the Rim? Contact us! 

If you are interested in FOTR, riding the race, volunteering, or being part of the event itself, or have any other questions, please use our contact form. You can also email us directly:

info@fireontherim.com

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Participating Vendors

Thanks to our event vendors who are bringing food, drink, and crafts for you to enjoy: THAT Brewery & Pub, The Randall House, Cleveland Corned Beef Company, Fire Mountain Winery, Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm, The Luckiest Collection, Su Richardson Licensed Massage Therapist, Nut-Tropolis, Pine Creek Fudge, Bravo Tango Kettle Corn, Threads Local, Pine Strawberry Farmers Market, Scoops Ice Cream, Certified Bicycles, 87 Cyclery, Arizona Trails Association, Tonto National Forest.

Supporting Donors

We als want to thank everyone who donated items to fill the baskets for this year’s silent auction Alan and Carole Snyder (Potter’s Vision), Alan and Susie Holmquist, Andrea Mansor, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atomic Pest Control, Barbara Privette, Bashas, Bearizona, Big O Tire, Bike Barn, Bill and Nancy Hubbs, Bill Craig, Bob Gleason (Beeline Guest House), Bobbie Sferra, Carolyn “Cheech” Williams, Catherine Brooks, Chaparral Pines Golf Club, Chili’s Payson, Christine Pattison LMT, Cindy Ackerman (Strawberry Mini Storage), Craig Pearson (Pearson and Company), Craig Russell (Potter), Dale Bellisfield, Dawn Slocum, Denny’s Payson, Diane Nathe Roeder, Donna Rokoff (Potter), Fancy Finds, Flagstaff Extreme, George and Andrea Mansor, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Inc., Jane Minihan (Sunset Gallery), Jeannie Ghan and Tempe Community Quilters, Jim and Sue Lewin, John and Joyce Bittner (Fossil Creek Creamery), Judy Arizona, Judy Ward, Julie Ann Zahn (Nut-tropolis), Linda Botsko, Macky’s Grill, Mark and Cindy Condit, Mike and Janet Brandt, Mountain Shadows Paradise Valley, Nancy Bernhardus and Pam Dale, Nancy Zirinsky (Independent Jeweler for Premier Designs), Nita Hirst, Old County Inn, Partners of the Forest, Pat Sessions, Payson Concrete and Materials, Peggy Hazelwood, Pet Club Payson, Pine Deli, Plant Fair Nursery, Randy Olson (Knot Only Bear Karvingz), Rhonda Miller (Coyote Rose Jewelry), Rick Vesci (Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm), Rita Schneck Designs, Ronaldo’s Salsa, Shannon Slocum, Sidewinders Tavern and Grill, Stacy Palace (Potter), Steve Abel, Steve and Joan Backman, Strawberry Inn, Strawberry Silver Company, Sue and Rich Farrell, Sunshine Cleaning and Restoration, Susan Irons, Sweet Country Charm, Swissotel Chicago, Terry Gorton and Rick Vesci (Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm), That Apron Shop, That Brewery, The Arizona Diamondbacks, The Honey Stand, The Luckiest Collection, The Pine Mall, The Randall House, Thomas and Debbie Gettings, Threads Local, Treasures With A Twist, Tymeless Antiques, Valley Ho Scottsdale, Woody and CC Phillips.

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc

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Fire on the Rim is a local community project based in Pine, Arizona