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Grand Junction Off-Road
Presented by U.S. Bank
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18th Annual Tour of the White Mountains

Tucson Medical Center - State of the Art Orthopaedic Tower OPEN

Folks, we may be barreling our way in to the summer of 2013, however please step back to February for a quick update on related news.

Around the turn of the calendar year we were enjoying a lead up (and early registration fill) for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Presented by Tucson Medical Center. Among the relevant event info, it was high time for Tucson Medical Center as they neared completion of a new state of the art Orthopaedic Center. It's with great excitement we inform all, the world-class TMC Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower is now open!

Blending compassion with technology, the tower features state-of-the-art orthopaedic operating rooms and a dedicated 40-bed orthopaedic inpatient unit with private rooms and stunning views of the mountains.

Although mountain bike season is in full swing in most parts of the country, summer in Southern AZ is the perfect off season to address new found ailments from the past year (or possibly earlier). Enjoy a look at TMC's new Orthopaedic Center.

Epic Rides is proud to partner with Tucson Medical Center because of their commitment to providing top notch health care for the community we work and ride in.

GU Energy Labs
Ergon Bike Ergonomics
ProGold Lubricants

Grand Month of June Give Away -
50 Winners!

We at Epic Rides like to consider ourselves a schwag broker of sorts. Nothing completes the trifecta better than hooking up a participant with sponsor schwag. It makes our participants happy to receive unexpected sponsor product, and our sponsors are stoked to get the word out about their products & services. Good times all around.

Here's the lowdown...each Monday during the month of June, Epic Rides will draw names from The Grand registered riders list and post them to the Grand Facebook page. The sooner you register, the more opportunities and better odds you'll have to win awesome schwag from event sponsors.

Following is the list of sponsors and number of winners for each week.

  • June 1st - 7th. Sponsored by Stan's Notubes -Socks, Sealant, and/or T-shirts. 15 winners will share a total value of $250!
  • June 8th - 14th. Sponsored by GU Energy Labs - Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy 24 serving container. 15 winners will share a total value of $650!
  • June 15th - 21st. Sponsored by Ergon Bike Ergonomics - T-shirts, Grips, Jerseys and/or Saddles. 15 winners will share a total value of $750!
  • June 22nd - 30th. Sponsored by NiteRider & ProGold Lubricants - From the Lumina 350 to the Pro 1800 Race, plus a deep supply of chain lubes and bike washes, 5 winners will share a total value of $1,350!

What are you waiting for? Click here to register for the Inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road!

The Grand - Ride it or Race it?

Still a few months away from go-time for The Grand and here at Epic Rides it's becoming fairly common for people new to the Epic Rides fold to inquire about what exactly The Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank is...

Q: Um, excuse me, is The Grand a ride or a race?
A: Good question. It's both. There's no denying the $20,000 pro cash purse is intended to provoke chase, pass and conquer instincts. However, for the amateurs...the weekend warriors...the heart and soul of mountain biking...we at Epic Rides want nothing less than for everyone to finish. If you think drilling it for 40 miles in the 40 Grand event is possible, we wish you well and look forward to rewarding you accordingly.

But, if you ride for health, fun and personal achievement, then let it be known you belong at the start (& finish) line just as much as the person aiming for the podium. And thus, this is why ALL FINISHERS receive a custom stem-less wine glass (honoring Mesa County's Wine Country) featuring each of the trail names participants successfully rode in order to finish.

Click here to register for the Inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road

Tour Registration opens Thursday, June 6th!

It's with great excitement Epic Rides announces a complete makeover for the 18th Annual Tour of the White Mountains. Moving back to the land of aspen stands and tall pines in Pinetop, the Tour will boast new trails, a new venue and the following rider friendly course options to choose from - 9 mile, 30 mile and 50 mile single track challenges; 30 mile gravel grinder.

Stay tuned to the Tour webpage next week for up to date event information and course maps. For those that have enjoyed the many variations the Tour has utilized in past years, you can rejoice in knowing we'll be navigating the Los Burros trail the "correct way". Giddy up donkey!

Mark your calendar: Tour registration opens next Thursday, June 6th.

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides

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The Grand Welcomes
Kris Sneddon

With the Pro Category finding its flow, Epic Rides welcomes Kris Sneddon to the start line. Riding for Kona Bikes and hailing from Sechelt, British Columbia, Kris's ability to conquer all types of terrain while unrelentingly digging further into the pain cave will serve him well during Sunday's pro xc race.

Beti Bike Bash - Calling All Ladies!

Scheduled for this Sunday in Lakewood, CO, Team Yeti Beti is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the 4th Annual Beti Bike Bash. Grab your other dirt loving friends and come out to test your skills against other women, or just come out and experience a Colorado mountain bike race!

Upcoming Events
Grand Junction Off-Road
Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2013
Grand Junction, CO
Tour of the White Mountains
October 5, 2013
Show Low, AZ
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 14-16, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Tour of the White Mountains
April 25-27, 2014
Prescott, AZ
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