Races & Clinics
We love to race!
Our mountain bike club members are big fans of MTB racing. If you're looking for a club to race with, we're glad you found us. As a club member, you get access to our support tent staffed and stocked with friendly faces, food and refreshments and a community of riders that want to see you cross the finish line. Our race support services are exclusive to club members but anyone is welcome to come by and hang out with us so don't be shy! And if you're interested in racing with us and enjoying our community, join the club!
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.
The Whiskey Off-Road
Epic Ride Series
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!
Over the Hump 2020
May - August 2020
Every Tuesday night 6 pm at Oak Canyon Park in Santiago Canyon.
1st Half Season
Race #1 - May 5, 2020
Race #2 - May 12, 2020
Race #3 - May 19, 2020
Race #4 - May 26, 2020
Race #5 - June 2, 2020
Race #6 - June 9, 2020
2nd Half Season
Race #7 - July 21, 2020
Race #8 - Limestone - July 28, 2020
Race #9 - August 4, 2020
Race #10 - August 11, 2020
Race #11 - August 18, 2020
Race #12 - August 25, 2020
OC MTB Races
May 2 - Oct 10, 2020
Three thrilling XC races in Orange County. Races take place in two protected wildlands, Limestone Canyon and Fremont Canyon, that rarely open up for riding.
Race #1 5/2/20 - Limestone Canyon
Race #2 9/5/20 - Limestone Canyon
Race #3 10/10/20 - Fremont Canyon
The Grand Junction Off-Road
Epic Ride Series
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
Epic Ride Series
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
June 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
Epic Ride Series
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.