What to bring, what to bring, what to bring?

The kitchen sink. SRSLY. Why? Because most of the race is over 10,000′. While August usually brings great weather (starts in the mid-40’s, finishes in the mid-to-high 70’s) clouds bring rain. And at this elevation, rain brings lightning. And hypothermia. Hypothermia brings the goth guy in cloak and a sickle humming classic Skinny Puppy tunes. Buzzkill. Also, real kill.

We have an excellent aid bag program that we encourage you to use. Each racer gets three (one for each aid station) at check-in with your bib number is printed on them. Riders may drop them off at the event tent each morning by 7:30am at which point they’ll be magically whisked to the aid stations of your choice. Think of each aid bag like a flat-rate box at the post office – whatever you can fit in it, we’ll lug to the aid stations for you. They’re color-coded and organized by number at each aid station. Our staff sorts them and has them ready and waiting for you so you can make a fast and efficient pitstop.

Got stuff on your bike that’s proprietary? Bring a spare. Super-lightweight wheels? Maybe rethink that (especially on stage one). Tires with flimsy sidewalls? Well, day 1 will eat them. At which point you’re freed up to make better rubber choices. So glass-half-full and all that.

Go plain Jane and reliable. Trust us.



Aid stations will be stocked with fruit, PB&J’s, water, GU shots and gels and GU Roctane electrolyte drink. Riders will also be issued three aid bags each at check in on Saturday.

Imprinted (Sharpie style!) with your bib number, these aid bags function like flat-rate boxes from the post office; stuff whatever you want in them, drop them off at the appropriate drop area each morning by 7:30am, and we’ll lug them out to the aid stations for you. From there they’ll be set up in bib order so you can easily locate yours. In most cases, our aid station staff will have your bag pulled and waiting for your when you pull in, so your pitstop can be as efficient as possible.

Bags will be returned to the tent at race HQ by 4PM each day. We’ll also have modest tech support at each aid station.


The OPERATIVE TERM for Epic is “self sufficiency.” The local shops who’ve been tremendous partners in the past are like every other bike service vendor on the planet–they’re struggling with staffing, parts availability and burnout.

We’ve added vendors in order to get through and around this. But please…play it smart and plan on bringing some extra goodies to get you through the week. We’d recommend sealant, chains, brake pads, derailleur hangers and maybe a spare tire or two. Also, let’s agree to adhere to the general philosophy of, “we’re all in this together.” Lend a hand (or a part) when you can and place your faith in either karmic rewards or the belief that you’ll be reborn as Curt Wild from Velvet Goldmine, Jolanda Neff(!) or that sexy Tongan dude from the Olympics.

Contact these official providers to inquire about available wrench plan slots;


Contact: Spencer
Email:[email protected]
Website: www.rmuoutdoors.com
Address: 114 & 112 S Main Street, Breckenridge
On Site: Service writing and plans, bike pickup, delivery
Services: 3 and 6-day complete service plans, bike receiving, building, boxing and shipping
Advice? Bringing spare parts to use/share is HUGE! As we all know, bike parts are still hard to get so make sure to bring the parts you may need. This will help to ensure speedy service and continued riding!

If you’re returning for the 2023 Breck Epic and would like to secure your spot, please contact Spenecr at RMU via email with your Name, Phone Number, Desired Service Package, Bike Model, Drivetrain, and Brake Model. Any invoices paid before July 1 will receive 10% off on the tune packages

If you have any questions, please connect with them via email or give ’em a call at (970) 771-2121 and press 3 to talk with a bike technician.

Race Precheck – $70
If you’re local or just getting into town a few days before the race, stop in to RMU Breck and get your bike safety checked and washed for $25 all days leading up to the race!

6-Day Service Package – $415
$415 + Parts as Needed: Roll your bike in the day before the race and let the RMU Bike Shop Team get it race ready. Our service includes a bike wash, safety check, hardware/pivots torque check, pad check/brake bleed as needed, shifting adjustments, wheel true as needed, sealant check, as well as any other necessary standard service. Parts are additional. Suspension service and other major repairs may be additional. Daily Stage (days 1-5) – Drop your bike off immediately after the day’s stage for a wash and service. Please bring any spare parts that you might anticipate needing.

3-Day Service Package – $255
$255 + Parts as Needed: Same service applies as our 6 day service offering.

Post Race Package – $70
Let us take care of your bike after your race is complete so it’s ready to ride ready when you get home. Bike wash and safety check.

All tune Packages include 20% off on RMU products in-store for the duration of the Breck Epic



Contact: Nyles Strey
Email: [email protected]
Address: 110 S Main St
On Site: Tech service, service writing and plans, bike pickup, delivery
Services: Full week of nightly tune-ups, with pick-up and drop-off included, for $400 (parts not included). 3-day plans ring up at just $230!

Competitor bike pick-up and drop off at race HQ at Beaver Run makes things easy for the riders!

Notes: We also will offer 20% off any apparel, accessories, or parts for Breck Epic racers.



Contact: Adrian Salvetti
Phone: 970-389-7759
Website: www.TunaBirdBikes.com
Email: [email protected]

Address: On-site at the Beaver Run parking lot!

On Site : Tech service, repairs & maintenance, maintenance packages, on-site pickup & delivery


-6-Day Full Service: $550 Per Rider. Includes a Full-Tune after each race day as well as labor for new parts installation. New parts cost not included. Our Full-Tune includes: Detailed bike clean & drivetrain clean, shift adjust/hanger alignment, brake adjust/bleed, true both wheels, headset & bottom bracket clean & adjust, check torque specs, tires & suspension psi check, safety check. Your bike will be brand new every day!

– 3-Day Full Service: $350 Per Rider. Includes everything mentioned in the Full-Tune above, after 3 days of racing of your choosing. Perfect for the week-long rider wanting intermittent service, or the 3-day rider.

Notes: TunaBird Mobile Bike Shop is back for our third consecutive Breck Epic! Spaces are limited so please get on our schedule early. We will accept walk-ins if possible, be sure to stop by early post-race to get on our list!

We will be available for pre-race day bike builds and bike checks. Please inquire in advance for availability and cost.



  • “Home of the original Epic service”
  • Contact: Rich Banach, Justina Liss
  • Phone: 970-453-1461
  • Address: 540 S Main
  • Website: av-sports.com 

Full 6-Day Epic Tune $550

  • For previous Avalanche Epic Tune customers: $500
  • Includes: Shipping and unboxing bike
  • Initial brake bleed, suspension set up, pre-race pep talk and decades of local trail knowledge.
  • Daily thorough bike and drive train wash, wheel true, brake pad inspection, shifting and brake adjustment, check and adjust hubs, headset, bottom bracket, suspension bolts. Lube chain with lube of your choice, tire air check, and frame polish (it makes you faster).
  • Parts as needed extra.

3-Day Epic Tune $300

  • Includes the same service as the 6 day service, listed above, for racers doing either the first three or the second three days of the Epic.
  • Bike Disassembly and re-boxing for Epic Tune customers – $50+shipping cost via Bike Flights

Non-Epic Service Customers

  • Bike Receiving – $25 to receive & store, $100 hourly rate to build. (Generally about $50 to unbox and build)
  • We do not have the space to store bike boxes, sorry.
  • Drivetrain Clean and Lube – $25
  • Epic Wash with Signature Service – $100

A La Carte, overnight service (For non Epic Service customers)

Service Item                                      Labor Cost                

  • Re-Stans Tire (tire off rim)                  $20.00
  • New Tire Installment                           $20.00
  • Tubeless Conversion (per wheel)      $25.00
  • Replace Spoke                                   $30.00
  • True Wheel                                         $20.00
  • Adjust Hub                                          $20.00
  • Derailleur Adjustment                         $20.00
  • Derailleur Install                                  $30.00
  • Cassette Install                                   $30.00
  • Chain Replacement                            $20.00
  • Cable/Housing Replacement             $30.00
  • Brake Bleed per Wheel                      $30.00
  • Brake Adjustment                               $20.00
  • Cable/Housing Install                         $35.00
  • Brake Pad Install                                $20.00
  • Brake Install (Hydro) per Wheel         $50.00
  • Bottom Bracket Install                        $35.00
  • Headset Adjustment                           $20.00
  • Headset Install                                    $50.00
  • Freehub Service                                 $30.00

We carry a great selection of parts and accessories appropriate for our area. If your bike uses more proprietary parts, you are welcome and encouraged to bring them along and leave them with us for the week.


Contact: Clay Schwarck
Phone: 970-389-3416
Email: [email protected]
Web: Www.breckneighborhoodbike.com
Services: Race support, shipping, receiving, parts


You can also connect with these techs and shops – each offers Epic service plans. We’ll post their details as they come in.
Elevation Bike and Ski
Podium Sports


We’ve used High Country Shipping for five years and they’ve provided our riders with impeccable service. They’ll ship your bike to wherever you’d like, but we recommend you send it to any of the vendors above (make sure you connect with them first!) Find out more HERE.