Ready for a an adventure on your mountain bike?
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 14 - 16, 2020
Another Epic Rides classic.
Looking to get in a team or two.
4-person team - 24 hour race
Course is fairly easy, although surrounded by cactus.
Probably do 4 laps each.
This a FUN event and everybody gets to camp in the middle of the desert, except for the van people ;-)
Registration opens October 1st and sells out almost immediately.
Noble Canyon Day Trip
February 29, 2020
Day trip to Noble Canyon in eastern San Diego County. We'll have a few drivers so we can shuttle from the bottom back to the top. A few of us will be camping over night and also ride the Mt Laguna Trails.
Sedona MTB Festival
March 6-8, 2020
The Sedona MTB Festival is 3-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands all 3 days and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK!
Hurricane MTB Festival
March 27-29, 2020
The Hurricane MTB Festival is 3-day mountain bike ride-fest that will include a Main Expo/Festival, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides and a Beer Garden for 3 straight days and a whole lotta sweet rides over slickrock, red Utah dirt and rocky mesas
Sea Otter Classic & Santa Cruz Flow Trail
April 15 - 20, 2020
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier and the biggest cycling festival featuring professional and bike athletes. The event is held annually in Monterey, California, USA and features hundreds of exhibitors, demos, kids activities, gran fondos and tours. The three day event will be held from 15th to 19th April 2020, combining competition events, the festival and recreational biking.
Camping is available at the festival grounds. Check registration sites for availability. A group of us already have camp sites that you can post up at during the day if you plan to hotel it in Monterey, CA.
We'll attend the festival each day, take advantage of all the exclusive vendor discounts, services, freebies and tent parties. There are races to enter, bike events to spectate and trails to ride from the venue.
On the last day, April 19th, we'll drive from Sea Otter Classic up to the Santa Cruz mountains to ride the Flow Trail and post up for the night somewhere around Santa Cruz.
The Whiskey Off-Road
April 23 - 26, 2020
Ride the Whiskey Off-Road: choose from three different distance options (15, 30 or 50 miles), each crafted from a carefully-curated set of trails in Prescott, AZ.
The team will travel on Thursday, April 23rd to Prescott, AZ. We'll pre-ride segments of the course as a group on Friday, April 24th then we'll ride the event on Saturday April 25th. The event ends in the center of town where we'll all convene and celebrate at the event after-party in the park that afternoon. The evening of the 25th we'll host a team party and dinner at a shared accommodation the team will rent in town. A few of us will be camping each night in the hills above Prescott. Everyone plans to depart on Sunday, April 26th to head back home or to some other adventure!
The Grand Junction Off-Road
May 29 - 31, 2020
The Grand Junction Off-Road Riders will climb their way out of downtown Grand Junction onto the Uncompahgre Plateau, while connecting some of the area’s favorite technically challenging singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment in the world-famous Lunch Loops trail system and beyond.
Team members will travel Thursday, May 28th to Grand Junction, CO. We'll pre-ride course segments as a group on Friday, May 29th then ride the event on Saturday, May 30th. We'll see everyone at the finish line and celebrate at the event after-party that afternoon! The evening of the 30th we'll host a team party and dinner somewhere around town. A few of us will be camping each night in the desert around Grand Junction. Most members will head back home Sunday, May 31 after the Pro Riders take off from the start line. Anyone that wants to hang out for a few days can join some of us planning to head to Fruita, CO for a few days of riding there.
The Carson City Off-Road
June26 - 28, 2020
The Carson City Off-Road Riders will climb their way into the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and the Carson Valley while connecting some of the area’s favorite (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads, and the occasional paved segment.
Team members will travel Thursday, June 25th to Carson City, NV. We'll pre-ride course segments as a group on Friday, June 26th then ride the event on Saturday, June 27th. We'll see everyone at the finish line and celebrate at the event after-party that afternoon! The evening of the 27th we'll host a team party and dinner somewhere around town. A few of us will be camping each night in the area around Carson City. Many members will head back home Sunday, June 28th after the Pro Riders take off from the start line. Anyone that wants to hang out for a few days can join some of us for a couple extra days of riding and camping around Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Trail 100
Leadville Race Series
July 10-11, 2020
Tahoe Trail 100 : Ride rocky summits and breathtaking pine forests at the Tahoe Trail MTB, produced by Youphoria Productions. Race one 50K-loop or take on two for a chance to qualify for the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB. All finishers receive a 10th anniversary participant T-shirt, finisher medal and access to a post-race bash at Northstar California.
Team members will travel Friday, July 10th to Truckee, CA. We'll pre-ride some trails in the area that afternoon as a group then ride the event on Saturday, July 11th. We'll see everyone at the finish line and celebrate at the event after-party that afternoon! Anyone that wants to hang out for a few days can join some of us for a couple extra days of riding and camping.
Mammoth Point to Point MTB XC 50k
August 28-30, 2020
The event will begin at the Village at Mammoth on the Canyon Blvd side and conclude at the Mammoth Creek Park. There will be one aid station at approximately Mile 13 with Clif Bar Products, Water, and a Bag Drop provided by VR7 Cycling Apparel.
The route is 30.9 Miles and 3,085ft of climbing. The event will finish at Mammoth Creek Park.
Team members will travel Friday, August 28th to Mammoth, CA. We'll pre-ride some trails in the area that afternoon as a group then ride the event on Saturday, August 29th. We'll see everyone at the finish line and celebrate at the event after-party that afternoon! Plan on a team party for thinkMTB members Saturday night then we'll pack up and head home Sunday. Anyone that wants to camp or stay a few extra days is welcome to do so. Expect a few of us to hang out and enjoy the Mammoth Bike Park and local trails after the event as well as a soak in the natural hot springs down in the valley.
The Oz Trails Off-Road
October 9 - 11, 2020
The Oz Trails Off-Road Riders will enjoy a neutral rollout from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains. Once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forest’s expansive pine tree canopy, participants will connect with a selection of the finest Northwest Arkansas (NWA) singletrack, occasional double track, and paved segments.
We know driving all the way to Arkansas is ambitious but if you're ready for the trip of a life-time, this is it! A group of us did this last year and we have a route all planned out. We'll ride epic trails all the way East. You could fly, but want would be the fun in that. Plan about 2 weeks to trek there, race and drive back. You'll drive through beautiful sections of America and enjoy some amazing riding, hiking and sightseeing along the way.
Bentonville, AR is a great little town with lots of accommodations that can be shared. Our group drove camper vans and camped in town directly across from the event expo and start/finish line.
We'll share our route and road trip plans on a blog soon.