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Grand Pro Roster Announced!

The inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road Presented by U.S. Bank is shaping up to be a who's who in the professional mountain bike ranks. Rep'ing large and in-charge over Labor Day weekend, the list of 50+ notable riders chasing their piece of the $20,000 cash purse split evenly between the men and women runs deep.

Among the men include German transplant to the American xc mtn bike scene Ben Sonntag who finished 4th in the Whiskey 50, recent winner of the Downieville Classic, Carl Decker, and international personalities like Yuki Ikeda of Japan and Kris Sneddon of British Columbia, Canada.

The female roster includes favorites like Teal Stetson-Lee of Team Luna, 2013 Mountain Bike Stage Race World Champion Amanda Carey of Team Notubes and 3rd Place finisher in the 2013 Whiskey Off-Road Fat Tire Crit Chloe Woodruff.

The Grand is one of the few events where amateurs and pros compete on the same 40 mile course loaded with world class trails. It's a great opportunity to gauge your time against mountain biking's best!

$25 Off Grand Registration Compliments of DT Swiss

With their American HQ based in Grand Junction, DT Swiss wants you to join them in the DT Swiss Event Hub at the Inaugural Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike event and free concert during Labor Day weekend. As if the sheer enjoyment of checking out their stomping grounds and its superb riding opportunities wasn't enough. DT Swiss has elected to sweeten the proverbial pot for the next 10 registrants by offering a $25 dollar discount! Simply type DTSwiss25Off (case sensitive) in the promo code field during the registration process.

Click here to Register!!

Grand Event Newspaper - Early Release!

Through great cooperation with local media sponsor, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Epic Rides is very pleased to offer an early release of The #GrandShenanigans event newspaper.

Included in each event participant goodie bag and chalked full of event and community related highlights, download the newspaper for your event purview.

Whether you're riding the Grand, racing for cash, jamming at the concert or simply taking in the DT Swiss Event Hub, the #GrandShenanigans event newspaper is your guide to all the things Grand during event weekend in and around Grand Junction.

Download the Grand Shenanigans Newspaper here starting Friday (tomorrow) at 10a.

Bacon & Big Wheels. Huh. What?

Get Clunked at the Fat Tire Crit

People. Brace yourselves for the first ever Clunker Crit! Starting the evening off on the good foot at 6p, the Clunker Crit is free and open to anyone who wants to have fun on a bike regardless of what kind of bike it is. All that is required, is for each participant to register at the Epic Rides registration tent. With registration each participant will receive a paper....errr...number plate.


Think of the Clunker Crit as a kid's race for adults. Costumes and bike decorations are highly encouraged, so bring a helmet and your artistic fashioning.

Following a proper Clunking, America's top pro riders will compete in the Fat Tire Crit on a fast 10 corner course guaranteed to get hearts pumping and cowbells ringing. Running right down the gently meandering Main Street, there will be plenty of great places to eat dinner and have a drink while watching all the action.

Foot note: Beer & wine garden in turn 8.

Hoppy Goodness - Beer Garden Info

Prepare yourself for an authentic taste of the Grand Valley at the Rockslide Brewery Beer Garden. Our friends at Rockslide will be pouring hoppy, malty goodness in the center of the DT Swiss Event Hub, located off 4th and Main Street.

Race fans and spectators will have prime, front row seating at turn 8 of the Fat Tire Crit on Friday and the free community concert starting at 10a on Saturday. If beer is not your thing, don't miss tasteful wine selections from Canyon Wind and Two Rivers Wineries.

All gardening proceeds will benefit the Avalon Cornerstone Project, a capital fundraiser for the renovation and expansion of the historic Avalon Theater located in downtown Grand Junction.

Beer Garden Hours:
Friday - 5-8pm
Saturday - 10-8pm

See ya trailside,

The Crew at Epic Rides



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Get a Taste of The Grand with Vimeo Videos.


Craving some visual stimulation of what riding the Grand Junction Off-Road looks like? Then visit the Epic Rides Vimeo page where we have a number of tasty little video morsels guaranteed to get you stoked for event weekend!

Get a Jump on the Holidays with Epic Rides Gear

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are just around the corner. Get a jump on gift buying this season and pick up some Epic Rides gear for the family. From hoodies and tees to jerseys and fleece hats, Epic's got you covered!

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