SEPTEMBER, 1 2016:

FINAL CASTELLI ORDER!

We are doing one final order from Castelli for merchandise.  Now is your chance to buy those items that we sold out of at the event.  Sales open through September 12th.  Get to it!

BRECK EPIC CASTELLI STORE

 

JUNE 13, 2016:

2016 CASTELLI DESIGNS!

Time to get your order in for the 2016 Breck Epic Castelli Merchandise.  All racers will receive a team jersey with entry.  Other items are available to order – pick them up at the race in August.  Once you click th link below – and log in – there is a link in the upper right to see all the merchandise graphics (View Product Graphics) – check ’em out.  Deadline is JUNE 23 – GET YOUR ORDER IN at the link below:

BRECK EPIC CASTELLI STORE

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Next up on the Race of Thrones feature, our 2015 Women's 6-Day Champion, Evelyn Dong!

BE: Evelyn, welcome back! As the 2015 women's 6-day champion, we are stoked to have you back on the line. Do you mind sharing a couple lessons you learned in your first year that might help some Epic newbies as they prepare for 6 days of high country racing?

DONG: A few hard-earned lessons:
Eat A LOT during the Breck Epic. Eating before, during, and after the race is all going to feel like a chore and you will get tired of eating. But, the more you can put in to your body, the better it'll hold up to the 6th day. A recovery drink is great right after each stage, but if you don't have one on hand, just eat anything the finish line station has in stock. The rest of your day should be focused on refueling as well. Be prepared and come well-stocked to the race so you don't have to do too much shopping during the week.

Don't run the lightweight shit and DO bring a multitool and flat fixing gear. You get really out there during the Breck Epic. Like far out there. And, while there might be some friendly fellow racers or a marmot willing to loan you a tube or CO2, don't put them in that position. The highcountry trails are not manicured and are no place for paper-thin tires. Bring the flat resistant, reinforced sidewalls, real MTB tires.

Don't bring your kitten. It will provide endless post-race entertainment but it will also keep you up all night. Kittens, stay at home.

Take in the view when you're up high! Yes, it's a race, but the Breck Epic is a rare chance to see a lot of backcountry views you might not take the effort to see at any other time. Enjoy it!
Photos: Eddie Clark Media & Liam Doran Photography
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Pull up a chair and pour yourself your finest cappuccino as we catch up with a Breck Epic veteran, Ben Sonntag.

BE: We are bummed to hear you’re down, but stoked you’re not out! As you know, many people experience injury road blocks when preparing for a big event such as The Breck Epic. As a professional going through a temporary bump in the road, putting a pause on your season, what are some ways that you are staying positive through your recovery?

Sonntag: Being positive can be hard especially the first few days after the injury occurred. Of course I was extremely bummed having to miss some of my key events and I think it is healthy to 'cry a little' after them. I tried to change my racing calendar asap and added events or adjusted the importance of upcoming races within a reasonable timeframe. You need to set a goal with a realistic time included for healing. Than there is small goals along the route. For me for example, I fractured my scapula and still wear a sling 23/7 (😉) . For me it was a milestone when I could grab the handlebar of my bike on the trainer with my injured arm. Even just for a few min at first it felt great. More mentally than actually lets be honest. Those mini goals are important. Other thing would be to take a step back from your normal 'racers life' and enjoy other things. The more mentally fresh & motivated you will be when the doc gives you the actual 'go'.

BE: If you could give a new-to-the-Epic rider three bits of advice for their first go, what would they be?

Sonntag: RESPECT the altitude. How fast you race, how good you recover, how good you sleep.... It's a big difference especially for sea level people.

ENJOY; I'm coming back over and over for the last few years. The routes we get to race are from such quality it would be a shame to get your head caught up in a 'racing mishap' or something and let it ruin your day.

SHOW UP RESTED; you need to start this race rested. Like said above recovery isn't the same at altitude and nothing would be worse than not starting Stage 1 with a full tank. Once you've made it through Stage 4 you're most likely able to make for 'Stage7'.
Image: Eddie Clark Media
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3 days ago  ·  

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Hi! We are a couple of months away from the 2017 race and the web page still has 2016 course info, any chance of seeing the 2017 course info soon? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Next up on the Race of Thrones feature, our 2015 Women's 6-Day Champion, Evelyn Dong!

BE: Evelyn, welcome back! As the 2015 women's 6-day champion, we are stoked to have you back on the line. Do you mind sharing a couple lessons you learned in your first year that might help some Epic newbies as they prepare for 6 days of high country racing?

DONG: A few hard-earned lessons:
Eat A LOT during the Breck Epic. Eating before, during, and after the race is all going to feel like a chore and you will get tired of eating. But, the more you can put in to your body, the better it'll hold up to the 6th day. A recovery drink is great right after each stage, but if you don't have one on hand, just eat anything the finish line station has in stock. The rest of your day should be focused on refueling as well. Be prepared and come well-stocked to the race so you don't have to do too much shopping during the week.

Don't run the lightweight shit and DO bring a multitool and flat fixing gear. You get really out there during the Breck Epic. Like far out there. And, while there might be some friendly fellow racers or a marmot willing to loan you a tube or CO2, don't put them in that position. The highcountry trails are not manicured and are no place for paper-thin tires. Bring the flat resistant, reinforced sidewalls, real MTB tires.

Don't bring your kitten. It will provide endless post-race entertainment but it will also keep you up all night. Kittens, stay at home.

Take in the view when you're up high! Yes, it's a race, but the Breck Epic is a rare chance to see a lot of backcountry views you might not take the effort to see at any other time. Enjoy it!
Photos: Eddie Clark Media & Liam Doran Photography
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

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Pull up a chair and pour yourself your finest cappuccino as we catch up with a Breck Epic veteran, Ben Sonntag.

BE: We are bummed to hear you’re down, but stoked you’re not out! As you know, many people experience injury road blocks when preparing for a big event such as The Breck Epic. As a professional going through a temporary bump in the road, putting a pause on your season, what are some ways that you are staying positive through your recovery?

Sonntag: Being positive can be hard especially the first few days after the injury occurred. Of course I was extremely bummed having to miss some of my key events and I think it is healthy to 'cry a little' after them. I tried to change my racing calendar asap and added events or adjusted the importance of upcoming races within a reasonable timeframe. You need to set a goal with a realistic time included for healing. Than there is small goals along the route. For me for example, I fractured my scapula and still wear a sling 23/7 (😉) . For me it was a milestone when I could grab the handlebar of my bike on the trainer with my injured arm. Even just for a few min at first it felt great. More mentally than actually lets be honest. Those mini goals are important. Other thing would be to take a step back from your normal 'racers life' and enjoy other things. The more mentally fresh & motivated you will be when the doc gives you the actual 'go'.

BE: If you could give a new-to-the-Epic rider three bits of advice for their first go, what would they be?

Sonntag: RESPECT the altitude. How fast you race, how good you recover, how good you sleep.... It's a big difference especially for sea level people.

ENJOY; I'm coming back over and over for the last few years. The routes we get to race are from such quality it would be a shame to get your head caught up in a 'racing mishap' or something and let it ruin your day.

SHOW UP RESTED; you need to start this race rested. Like said above recovery isn't the same at altitude and nothing would be worse than not starting Stage 1 with a full tank. Once you've made it through Stage 4 you're most likely able to make for 'Stage7'.
Image: Eddie Clark Media
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3 days ago  ·  

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Hi! We are a couple of months away from the 2017 race and the web page still has 2016 course info, any chance of seeing the 2017 course info soon? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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April 15, 2016:

2016 CASTELLI DESIGNS!

PRELIMINARY LOOK AT THE 2016 KITS.  THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER SOON – JERSEYS, BIBS, OUTERWEAR, SHORTS – JUST LIKE 2015.  STAY TUNED FOR THE FINAL DESIGNS.

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Next up on the Race of Thrones feature, our 2015 Women's 6-Day Champion, Evelyn Dong!

BE: Evelyn, welcome back! As the 2015 women's 6-day champion, we are stoked to have you back on the line. Do you mind sharing a couple lessons you learned in your first year that might help some Epic newbies as they prepare for 6 days of high country racing?

DONG: A few hard-earned lessons:
Eat A LOT during the Breck Epic. Eating before, during, and after the race is all going to feel like a chore and you will get tired of eating. But, the more you can put in to your body, the better it'll hold up to the 6th day. A recovery drink is great right after each stage, but if you don't have one on hand, just eat anything the finish line station has in stock. The rest of your day should be focused on refueling as well. Be prepared and come well-stocked to the race so you don't have to do too much shopping during the week.

Don't run the lightweight shit and DO bring a multitool and flat fixing gear. You get really out there during the Breck Epic. Like far out there. And, while there might be some friendly fellow racers or a marmot willing to loan you a tube or CO2, don't put them in that position. The highcountry trails are not manicured and are no place for paper-thin tires. Bring the flat resistant, reinforced sidewalls, real MTB tires.

Don't bring your kitten. It will provide endless post-race entertainment but it will also keep you up all night. Kittens, stay at home.

Take in the view when you're up high! Yes, it's a race, but the Breck Epic is a rare chance to see a lot of backcountry views you might not take the effort to see at any other time. Enjoy it!
Photos: Eddie Clark Media & Liam Doran Photography
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

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Pull up a chair and pour yourself your finest cappuccino as we catch up with a Breck Epic veteran, Ben Sonntag.

BE: We are bummed to hear you’re down, but stoked you’re not out! As you know, many people experience injury road blocks when preparing for a big event such as The Breck Epic. As a professional going through a temporary bump in the road, putting a pause on your season, what are some ways that you are staying positive through your recovery?

Sonntag: Being positive can be hard especially the first few days after the injury occurred. Of course I was extremely bummed having to miss some of my key events and I think it is healthy to 'cry a little' after them. I tried to change my racing calendar asap and added events or adjusted the importance of upcoming races within a reasonable timeframe. You need to set a goal with a realistic time included for healing. Than there is small goals along the route. For me for example, I fractured my scapula and still wear a sling 23/7 (😉) . For me it was a milestone when I could grab the handlebar of my bike on the trainer with my injured arm. Even just for a few min at first it felt great. More mentally than actually lets be honest. Those mini goals are important. Other thing would be to take a step back from your normal 'racers life' and enjoy other things. The more mentally fresh & motivated you will be when the doc gives you the actual 'go'.

BE: If you could give a new-to-the-Epic rider three bits of advice for their first go, what would they be?

Sonntag: RESPECT the altitude. How fast you race, how good you recover, how good you sleep.... It's a big difference especially for sea level people.

ENJOY; I'm coming back over and over for the last few years. The routes we get to race are from such quality it would be a shame to get your head caught up in a 'racing mishap' or something and let it ruin your day.

SHOW UP RESTED; you need to start this race rested. Like said above recovery isn't the same at altitude and nothing would be worse than not starting Stage 1 with a full tank. Once you've made it through Stage 4 you're most likely able to make for 'Stage7'.
Image: Eddie Clark Media
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

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Hi! We are a couple of months away from the 2017 race and the web page still has 2016 course info, any chance of seeing the 2017 course info soon? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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