January 30, 2013 – Chico Racing and Pulse Racing are excited to announce all details and registration are now open for the 2013 Epic 8 Hour events. The Epic 8 Hour Mountain Bike Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the gritty, hard-core enjoyment of riding with friends. The Epic 8 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Epic 8 Hour will be a memorable experience. Using Ontario’s premier Mountain Bike destinations and trails, the Epic 8 Hour promises the best in facilities, fun and varied courses, and support for riders.
The 2013 Schedule of events is:
- May 11 – Opus Spring Epic 8 Hour, Mansfield Outdoor Center, see www.chicoracing.com
- August 3 – Summer Epic 8 Hour presented by Specialized, Hardwood Ski and Bike, see www.pulseracing.ca
- September 28 – Fall Epic 8 Hour presented by Specialized, Hardwood Ski and Bike, see www.pulseracing.ca
The Epic 8 Hour takes place over a 8 hour time frame on a 10 km loop course which starts and finishes at the same location. The object is not to finish first, but to complete the greatest number of laps before the end of the event. There is a Solo category for the hard cores, but most people do it as a (2 person, 3-4 person, or 5-6 person) team. Only one member of the team is on the course at any one time, in other words you take turns riding.
Try one event, two, or all three. We hope to see you on the trails!