2024 MoCo Epic

October 12-13, 2024
South Germantown Bike Park
Boyds, MD

(rain date: October 19-20)

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Registration for Saturday rides will open on July 1

The MoCo Epic is MORE's largest annual fundraiser and community event. Profits from the MoCo Epic support MORE's work in providing sustainable, natural surface, public trails for everyone.

For the past five years, a portion of the proceeds have been placed in a fund dedicated to improving MoCo Epic trails! Past projects include: 
  • Creation of a true novice loop at Schaeffer through the complete rebuild of 3/4 mile of the orange trail 
  • Professional builder Refurbishment of the Schaeffer white loop including moving 1/3 mile of trail off the gas line right of way and into the woods 
  • Purchase of three brush mowers and multiple gas and battery powered hedge trimmers to keep Schaeffer Farm trails open in the summer 
  • Replace rotting bridges on the Seneca Ridge Trail 
A major project underway is upgrading 3.5 miles of the Seneca Greenway trail to open this trail to bikes, including two miles along Game Preserve Road.
  • Build safe passage under Clopper Road 
  • Redo several steep sections to be passable by bikes, including adding large flat stones in some difficult sections.
An equal amount initially went into MORE's general funds. Of this amount $50,000 has since been transferred to MORE's General Trail Fund, and has helped finance new trail at Patapsco, Frederick Watershed, River's Edge, Bacon Ridge, Lake Fairfax, Locust Shade, and Windy Ridge, among others.

Mountain bikers gathered at the start line of the family rides at the 2023 MoCo Epic

In celebration of the 14th edition of the MoCo Epic, we are offering 13-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 55-, and 70-mile routes as well as an inaugural adaptive course. Prepare to experience some of the best singletrack across 11 different parks in Montgomery County and a post-ride party featuring vendors and local food trucks. Also not to be missed are the skills clinics, family rides, and Gravity Soul Jump Jam happening on Saturday.

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LINE-UP OF ACTIVITIES
Festival & Family Fun Day
Saturday, October 12
MINI EPIC RIDE
Bring the kids out on a ride geared just for them. A 6-mile ride through Diabase and yellow and blue trails in Schaeffer, plus one pit stop for the complete Epic experience. Parents are welcome to join the ride at no additional cost.

MEGA EPIC RIDE
We also have something a little more challenging for our youth riders. A 9-mile loop through the Diabase and yellow and green trails in Schaeffer, plus a pit stop for the complete Epic experience. Parents are welcome to join the ride at no additional cost.

GRAVITY SOUL JUMP JAM
Our friends from Gravity Soul will be back this year to host the super rad Jump Jam competition. Get some air in the South Germantown Bike Park and compete in different categories like highest jump, best trick, and crowd favorite.
Epic Rides
Sunday, October 13
INFINITI HR 13
New route for 2024! We heard you – no more riding on the Pepco Trail. We’ve put together a fun route through Diabase and Schaeffer green, yellow, and white trails, plus two aid stations to complete your Epic experience.

COGNATIVE MTB 20
Looking for a little more mileage, scenic trails, and enough time to party after? This route is it! Start your ride on Hoyles Mill and through the fun and flowy Ten Mile Creek and Black Hill Regional Park trails. Loop back down and on to the finish line at South Germantown for the post ride party.

ERIK SCUDDER, CFP 30
The sweet spot of Epic routes which gives you just the right amount of challenge, three aid stations, and plenty of time to party after your ride. Your Epic adventure begins as you head north through Hoyles Mill and on to the fun and flowy Ten Mile Creek and Black Hill Regional Park trails. You will loop back to the Diabase trail that flows into Schaeffer Farms. Then it’s the home stretch to South Germantown where the post ride party awaits!

FINE EARTH 40
This scenic southern loop offers the highest percentage of dirt trails of all the Epic routes. Starting off with the Diabase trail, you’ll twist through a quick tour of Schaeffer and continue to the fast flow of Seneca Ridge Trail. From there you will head out for a tour of Muddy Branch that ends as you drop down into the historic beauty of the C&O Canal. This is the final stretch as you'll climb up Seneca Bluffs and pop out at Black Rock Mill, then into Schaeffer Farms and onto the post ride festivities! Five aid stations will help keep you going.

COBALT BIKES 55
Get ready for an adventure with five aid stations to help you keep going. Start by heading north through Hoyles Mill and on to the fun flow of Ten Mile Creek and Black Hill Regional Park trails. You will then begin climbing through Little Bennett and Damascus Regional Parks. Swing south on the Greenway Trail toward Seneca Creek State Park and connect with the Seneca Ridge Trail for the long, fun run to Black Rock Mill. One last aid station and then it is off through Schaeffer Farm and back to South Germantown’s post ride party for refueling! This route is about 85% singletrack with occasional paved country roads between parks.

FIRST CITIZENS BANK 70
Are you ready for an EPIC day on the bike? This course is not for the faint of heart, with over 4,000 ft in elevation but lots of opportunities to party at seven aid stations. This year you’ll start your Epic adventure by heading north through Hoyles Mill and on to the flowy Ten Mile Creek and Black Hill Regional Park trails. You will then begin climbing through Little Bennett and Damacus Regional Parks. Swing south on the Greenway Trail toward Seneca Creek State Park for a tour on the Powerline trail, Muddy Branch, and finally the historic beauty of the C&O Canal. The final stretch takes you on a climb up Seneca Bluffs to Black Rock Mill, through Schaeffer Farms, and onto the finish line and post-ride party. Be prepared for an 8 to 9-hour adventure you’ll never forget!

EARLY BIRD AND MEMBER PRICING
Register before August 1 to take advantage of the best MoCo Epic prices. Current MORE members receive an additional $20 off Sunday rides - be sure to choose your ride under the "MORE Member" category (yes, we check membership status when you sign up). Join/renew here or add a Membership from the Merchandise section when you register. Prices go up again on September 1.

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Father and son give thumbs up to the MoCo Epic

Our event and aid station sponsors play a big role in making the MoCo Epic a success. Interested in supporting this Epic event? Email ExecutiveDirector@more-mtb.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our Epic sponsors!