LOGISTICS OVERVIEW

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 STATION OVERVIEW

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.

WRENCH PLANS

AWARDS and PURSE

 

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;

BRECK CYCLING LAB AND SERVICE
Contact Email: Nick and Sydney Truitt
Services: Drop your bike off each day at the Beaver Run parking lot to get a wash and tune so it’s sparkling and running it’s best for each stage. Parts and labor for services such as dropper, fork and rear shock service are additional. 3 day service plan: $270, 6 day service plan: $450
On site: Tech service, service writing and plans, bike pickup, delivery
Advice: Bring extra derailleur hangers, chains, brake pads, and your favorite tires as parts are still challenging to find! Also, the biggest piece of advice that we can give is that Epic is all about your ability to recover. Whatever you can do to help yourself recover is a huge step to boosting your performance in the race. Take one piece away and hand your service over to someone else!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN UNDERGROUND (RMU)
Contact: Blake or Tara
Phone:
970-771-2121
Email: [email protected] or [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!

SLOPESTYLE BIKE AND SKI
Contact: Nyles Strey
Phone:
970-547-4417
Website:
slopestyle-ski.com
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 $300 (parts not included). Please reach out about 3-day plans!
Notes: We also will offer 20% off any apparel, accessories, or parts for Breck Epic racers.

TUNABIRD MOBILE BIKE SHOP
Contact: Adrian Salvetti
Phone:
970-389-7759
Website:
www.breckbikeshop.com
Email: [email protected]
Address: 400 N Park Ave
On Site: Tech service, service writing and plans, bike pickup, delivery
Services: 
– 6-Day Full Service: $500 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: $300 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 excited for another Epic Race! We will accept walk-in’s when possible for smaller repairs- 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.

BRECK BIKE SERVICE
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.
Rocky Mountain Wheelworks – BEN
Elevation Bike and Ski
Carvers 

SHIPPING

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.