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Breck Epic

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Location:
United States of America
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 15 Jul 2014
Event dates:
4 Aug 2018 - 6 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
The Greenspeed Project, Inc.
Race Director:
Mike McCormack
Email:
mikemac@breckepic.com
Website:

The Breck Epic

The Breck Epic is a 6-day mountain bike race held in and around the backcountry surrounding Breckenridge, CO. Each stage begins and ends in town, allowing racers to stay in one place for the entire event.
In general, the Breck Epic  is 240 miles long and ‘features’ roughly 40,000′ feet of vertical gain (and loss!) Courses get tweaked from year to year as new trails get built, decommissioned or authorized for your enjoyment.
Courses
The 2015 course will feature some notable additions and changes. In general, we’ve added about 20 miles of terrain never before seen in the Breck Epic’s 6 years of existence. Almost every bit of those 20 miles will be singletrack. We’ll publish route descriptions and finalize GPX files as soon as we receive the official blessing from the USFS, county and town. Also, we typically see the final route decided by the various land management agencies that oversee our permitting process within the final week prior to the race. The route also sometimes changes the day prior to each stage due to ongoing forestry or fire mitigation work (and the need to respect and avoid those work crews).….[Read more]

 

Weather conditions

Mild to AWESOME

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
365km
Ascent:
11369m

Terrain

Long middle-ring climbs, endless big-ring mashing descents. Singletrack.

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
56km
1829m
Ice Rink to Carter Park
2:
69km
2195m
Lower Washington to B&B Lot
3:
74km
2469m
Lower Washington to B&B Lot
4:
71km
1920m
Lower Washington to B&B Lot
5:
51km
1494m
Beaver Run Parking Lot/Peaks TH
6:
45km
1463m
Ice Rink/Ice Rink

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R4586 to 7322 / USD: $799

6-day Breck Epic PRICING:

  • $669 per person through October 31, 2014
  • $699 per person until January 05, 2015 (5 days after Leadville’s lottery announcement).
  • $799 per person from January 6 to February 28, 2015.
  • $899 per person from March 1, 2015 through August 9, 2015.
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Race reviews

http://www.outsideonline.com/blog/outdoor-adventure/events/seven-lessons-from-the-breck-epic.html
This week, several hundred mountain bike racers are depriving themselves of oxygen and beating themselves silly in the fourth annual Breck Epic. In the spirit of the BC Bike Race and the TransRockies Challenge, this rapidly growing event attracts pro and amateurs alike to race approximately 40 miles each day for six consecutive days. (For the less robust racers, like me—though I prefer to think of it as "more reasonable"—there's also a three-day version.) Each day's stage starts around 9,600 feet in Breckenridge, Colorado, and notches between two-thirds and 1.5-miles of vertical on a mix of singletrack and fire roads. The leaders take between three and 3.5 hours to finish each stage—mortals spend up to double that.

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