Ready for a an adventure on your mountain bike?
The Carson City Off-Road
June 26 - 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.
Sea Otter Classic & Santa Cruz Flow Trail
October 1 - 4, 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 1st to 4th, October 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, October 4th, some of us may 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.
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.
Tour of the White Mountains
October 3, 2020 - pending update
Taking place in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ at 7,000 ft. a limited field of 950 riders will discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome single track among a pine forest backdrop while witnessing the endless beauty of the fall season in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
All finishers receive a custom patch emblazoned with their distance, and are welcomed to the post ride after party with live music, BBQ and frosty Four Peaks beverages.
We'll drive out on Thursday before the ride weekend, pre-ride the area on Friday, race on Saturday then drive home on Sunday!
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.
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 12 - 14, 2021
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.
Registration opens October 1st and sells out almost immediately.
The Whiskey Off-Road
April 22 - 25, 2021
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 22nd to Prescott, AZ. We'll pre-ride segments of the course as a group on Friday, April 23rd then we'll ride the event on Saturday April 24th. 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 24th 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 25th to head back home or to some other adventure!
The Grand Junction Off-Road
May 14 - 16, 2021
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 13th to Grand Junction, CO. We'll pre-ride course segments as a group on Friday, May 14th then ride the event on Saturday, May 15th. We'll see everyone at the finish line and celebrate at the event after-party that afternoon! The evening of the 15th 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 16th 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.
Red Bull Rampage, Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and JEM Trail
October dates tbd
Join us on an adventure to Southern Utah! Red Bull Rampage takes place in Virgin, UT some Friday (tbd) in October . Those that have spectator tickets can join us at the event.
The rest of the time we'll be riding on Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa, JEM Trail and maybe even Whole Guacamole.
There are hotels and houses to rent in Hurricane, UT and for the super adventurous there is plenty of free camping at all the trailheads we plan to ride at! We'll announce plans for shared accommodations, carpool, camping and a team party soon.