Epic Rides Off-Road Series Adds Third Event – $100,000 Pro Purse
(LAS VEGAS, NEV.) Sept. 16, 2015 – Epic Rides today announced the Carson City Off-Road mountain bike event & music festival scheduled for June 17 – 19, 2016.
Taking another step forward in offering an authentic nationwide mountain bike event series – Epic Rides Off-Road Series events celebrate the coveted soulful backcountry trails experience on some of America’s finest singletrack while drawing all types of people to the sport through live music, libations, massive bike industry expos and welcoming environments from each Host Community.
- The 3rd event joins the Whiskey Off-Road (Prescott, AZ) & Grand Junction Off-Road (Grand Junction, CO) – for a combined $100,000 series pro cash purse
- Carson City, NV has recently embraced world-class singletrack built outside their backdoor unbeknownst to them and is excited to further cultivate it’s mountain biking community
- The Carson City Off-Road will start & finish downtown and offer 3 course options; 15, 35 and 45 miles-ish (therein lies the adventure)
- The 35 & 45 mile routes will include sections of the famous Tahoe Rim Trail and offer participants expansive views of Lake Tahoe
- A Friday evening pro fat tire criterium and a free & whimsical community blinkyman event will be routed past the Governor’s mansion and be fueled by throngs of excited spectators
“The Epic Rides Off-Road Series is the perfect opportunity to introduce Carson City’s incredible recreation opportunities to mountain bike enthusiasts and fans of the great outdoors. With its fresh air, amazing views and direct access to pristine Lake Tahoe, Nevada’s capitol city provides the perfect setting for this world-class event,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “I would like to thank Epic Rides for selecting Nevada and look forward to the festivities surrounding the 2016 inaugural ride.”
-Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval
- Carson City Off-Road Announcement Video
- Past event & new venue photos available upon request
- Interview opportunities available upon request
o New & existing host community representatives
o Professional mountain bikers
o Industry representatives
o Epic Rides representatives
What really separates the Off-Road Series from other events is that it’s far more than just a mountain bike event; it’s a celebration of community, offering three days of free live music, libations & bike industry expos for everyone to enjoy – even the non-riding.
This organic, grassroots mountain bike event model has been in development for the past 12 years, successfully growing ever since the inaugural Whiskey Off-Road took place in 2004 on Prescott, AZ’s Whiskey Row. Although each Off-Road Series event presents significant challenge, the accomplishment one feels after finishing can have an enormous positive impact on their lives. To commemorate that achievement, every Off-Road Series finisher receives an award.
“Epic Rides not only puts on great mountain bike events, but also great festival weekends where everyone in the family can have a great time,” said Chloe Woodruff, professional racer for Team Stan’s NoTubes. “When I signed up for my first Off-Road Series event, I was a racer who wasn’t entirely confident I could handle the challenging 50-mile Whiskey Off-Road course, so it was a huge personal achievement finishing my first one.”
Registration for all three Off-Road Series events officially opens on Thursday, December 31st. Visit the link below for more information on Epic Rides and the Carson City Off-Road.
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Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Presented by Tucson Medical Center, Tour of the White Mountains, the Whiskey Off-Road, the Grand Junction Off-Road and the newly announced Carson City Off-Road are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and health benefits inherent in the sport.
Carson City, NV Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging singletrack, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences beyond the mountain bike.
Visitors will find plenty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents to encounter. Carson City is a forward thinking community that has evolved to offer exceptional experiences to visitors, regardless of their interests. From the memorable Sierra Nevada Mountains to reminiscent days gone by of the V&T Railroad and beautifully restored buildings, Carson City offers outstanding value to travelers.