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2014 Grand Junction Off-Road

The Essence of an Epic Rides Event

With a life that often feels "wickedly busy" setting aside time for yourself can be hard to do. But, when you make it happen, it almost always pays dividends in all aspects of your life (family time, work place, mental wellness, etc.).

There in lays the essence of an Epic Rides event. We at Epic Rides realize how hard it can be to find time, plan out an affordable adventure and then lift the rudder and stray from your everyday course.

One of the biggest benefits to participating in an Epic Rides event is the fact that we do all the heavy lifting for you. From accommodating your road trip with a nearby destination to feeding and entertaining you upon arrival, an Epic Rides event is intended to provide a stress free weekend to anyone interested in soaking up some Mountain Bike Culture and enjoying a relief from the day-to-day grind.

Join us for the Grand Junction Off-Road or the Tour of the White Mountains. Open your mind, lift your rudder and plan to have a great time!

Click here to register!

Chill Out with Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Headquartered in Grand Junction, CO and offering a wide range of medical benefit options, including PPO, HMO, and Health Savings Account-eligible plans, RMHP is a proud sponsor of the Grand Junction Off-Road and excited to help attendees find their chill during event weekend.

Compliments of RMHP, anyone interested in letting their freak flag fly is welcome to decorate their number plate, bike or teammate at the RMHP decorating station located in the expo prior to the Klunker Crit (Friday, 4:30p - 6:30p) + participants can look forward to receiving an RMHP themed ice towel at the finish line to drape around their neck upon arriving to the finish.

Following the kids' ride, be sure to stop by 4th St. and Main St. at the Kids Cool Down for a fix of healthy recovery snacks and drink courtesy of Rocky Mountain Health Plans!

Click through to learn more about Rocky Mountain Health Plans, or like them on Facebook!

Sierra Nevada Beer Garden - Featuring Kannah Creek Brewing Company and Canyon Wind Cellars

Aside from being the Official Beer of Epic Rides events, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. believes in sharing the spotlight with craft breweries in each of our event markets simply so event attendees can enjoy selection and quality while getting to know the community.

A stalwart of Grand Junction's craft brewing community, Epic Rides is proud to feature the craft libations of Kannah Creek Brewing Company during #GJOR weekend.

Whether it's imbibing in turn #8 during the Klunker & Pro Criterium or rewarding yourself post-ride while jamming to Wild Party and Jamestown Revival, we highly recommend taking the complete tour of all craft beers and local wines available in the Avalon Theatre produced beer garden.

Brew News: Kannah Creek Brewing Company commences distribution at select retailers throughout Arizona this month. Follow'm on the Facebook for the latest news.

IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

To celebrate IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Epic Rides offers 50% off Tour registration for all kids 18 and under participating in the 50, 35, 30 or 9 mile events. Or, all kids are welcome to participate in the 1 mile kids' fun ride for free.

Based at the Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center and the focal point for a weekend meeting of the mountain bike minds; young or old, Tour weekend is sure to feel a lot like summer camp for everyone.

Sign up your kiddo to become a proud member of the mountain bike community, and share your passion for mountain biking this October 4th!

Enter to Win a Scott Scale valued at $3,299

The easy part is registering, the hard part is finishing.

Register for the Grand Junction Off-Road p/b U.S. Bank or the Tour of the White Mountains by Tuesday, August 26th and be automatically entered to win one of two Scott Scale 940's.


With support of Scott Sports, our Official Bike Sponsor, Epic Rides will give away one of each to a lucky male and female registrant.

Register here!

See ya trailside,


The Crew at Epic Rides

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Featured Trail: The Widow Maker

Widow Maker

With a name like "The Widow Maker", it's been earned for obvious reasons. This barely send-able 25 yard section of trail won't leave much of a mark on anyone going up, but it's likely to forge a bond for the balance of the day with the riders near you upon approach where you're likely to take on good conversation while marching up this brief section of trail. Get more beta here.


Shimano Youtube

Most well known for their XTR component group, Shimano has been the ultimate name in drive-trains and bike accessories since pedaling has been a valid means to get from A to B.

This is a tribute to the ones that believe. A tribute to life. Ride Shimano.

Upcoming Events
Grand Junction Off-Road
Aug 29-31, 2014
Grand Junction, CO
Tour of the White Mountains
October 4, 2014
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
February 13-15, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Tour of the White Mountains
April 24-26, 2015
Prescott, AZ
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