Yeah. Um…about that. We ripped it off from the Canadians. Who ripped it off from zee Germans. Who live next to the Swiss.
So why Breck Epic?
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up; The Breck Epic. Back to the beginning. When mountain biking was about big rides with friends. About lending a hand when a rider went down. About a shared experience that somehow, flying in the face of all logic, disproportionately enriched all involved.
In general, the race is 220-240 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.
FATMAP is Breck Epic’s Official Mapping Partner. A full guide with downloadable GPX tracks of all 2022 courses can be found here.
The 2023 courses are VERY similar to 2018-19. Minus 2018’s rain-shortened Stage 1, of course. In general, we’ve added a bit of new trail and terrain each year. Click the link below to access GPX files, lo-res maps, high-res maps, some big-ass maps and written course descriptions.
Clear expectations help get out in front of anxiety, so file what we’re about to say under that heading; this race takes place on our public lands, the face of which is ever-changing. Some of those changes happen on the fly at the request of our permitting partners. Others happen simply to keep you safe and mitigate risk. Will the courses be EXACTLY as conveyed in the GPX files? Well, mostly. What we CAN guarantee is that they’ll be well within a very narrow margin of error each day and that they’ll be marked up like a frat boy who passed out next to a bowl of Sharpies.
Click here for all the details.