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For our 2021 edition of "The Epic", we plan to stick to the original direction for all courses. Prepare to experience some of the best singletrack in the Mid-Atlantic. Showcasing over 70 miles across 11 different parks in Montgomery County, the possibilities for an epic adventure are endless with the MoCo Epic. This fast, flowing single track offers something for every rider with 6 unique Epic Ride Courses and 2 youth rides that feature twisty single track, plenty of rocks and roots to skip over, and the scenic beauty of Montgomery County. NEW for 2021- The 11 Miler, for those that are new to MTB or are just super chill!
These organized and supported rides (not races) allow you to enjoy your the adventure at your own pace and experience the renowned "Epic" aid stations (up to 9 along the course!) that feature creative support and real food items.
Come on Sat, Oct 9th for a day of fun for the whole family to enjoy (kid's ride, skill clinics, group rides, etc.). Gravity Soul will be there for the classic Jump Jam Competition (Includes best trick & fastest superlap!) Skip the longer lines on Sunday morning as well by picking up your rider packet at the same time as having fun with the family.
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN !
The MoCo Epic® October 9 & 10, 2021
Festival & Family Fun Day: October 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early Packet Pick-up
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Free Skills Clinic (Kids)
11:30-12:00 - Break before rides
12:00 PM - Erik Scudder, CFP®Mini Epic Kid’s Ride & Mega Kid’s Ride Depart
NEW! Free Skills Clinic/Beginner Ride (Adults) - More info here -
3:00 PM Gravity Soul Jump Jam (Best Trick/Jump & Fastest Superlap) Competitions (ages 3-10)
4:00 PM Gravity Soul Jump Jam (Best Trick/Jump & Fastest Superlap) Competitions (ages 11+)
Epic Rides Day: October 10, 2021
6:15am- Registration opens!
7:00am-11:30am- Rides depart
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Post Ride Celebration (beer garden & food trucks open!)
5:45 PM - Raffle & Awards
8:00 PM- Party Ends!
MoCo Epic Ride Registration Includes:
You're giving back to the local trail systems!
Food and drink at aid stations
Two free beers after your ride (must be 21 or over) additional tickets can be purchased at check in.
One meal ticket to redeem at your choice of food truck or catering
Downloadable GPS track
Swag bag with plenty of cool stuff
Sweepers with first aid supplies and a staffed first-aid center
Official event shirt (must register by 9/19 to guarantee your shirt)
Basic bike assistance at aid stations (free lube, tire pumping, etc.)
Rain date of Oct 16-17th, 2021
Discounts & Special Packages
MORE Membership ($20 Discount)
We value our MORE members and want to reward all current 2021 members with a $20 discount to their Epic ride at check out. Not a MORE member but want to get in on the action? Join now!
Tiered Registration Pricing
Register early to take advantage of the tiered pricing structure and save BIG!
The Conte's Bike Shop 11 Miler- NEW for 2021! Are you chill or just beginning? Step into the MoCo Epic and ride Dinosaur Eggs and the super-fun Diabase Trail into Schaeffer Farm for the delicious Aid Station 9. Finish up at South Germantown Bike Park for the post ride party. Click here for a course map.
The REI 15 Miler- The 15 Miler has been completely re-worked this year. Participants will ride the Pepco Powerline Trail, and return via the Seneca Ridge Trail. The Pepco Powerline trail has seen a few major improvements this year. A whole new section of professionally built trail along the Seneca Greenway, a new bridge, and raised tread are a few treats riders will experience this year. Click here for course map.
The NV Waterproofing 30 Miler- Your Epic adventure begins as you head north through Hoyles Mill and on to the flowtrack of Ten Mile Creek and Black Hills. You will loop back to the Diabase trail that flows into Schaeffer Farms leading you to the Aid Station at Black Rock Mill for a quick fuel up before hitting the home stretch to South Germantown Rec Park where the post ride party is beckoning! Click here for a course map.
The Montgomery Parks 40 Miler- This southern loop offers the most singletrack percentage wise of all the Epic courses. Starting off with the Diabase trail, you’ll twist through a quick tour of Schaeffer and continue straight to the fast flow of Seneca Ridge Trail to the Greenway and quick twist through the Kentlands. 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 toward Seneca Ridge Trail and pop out at Black Rock Mill, then into Schaeffer Farms and onto the post ride festivities! Click here for course map.
The Fine Earth Landscape 55 Miler- Here’s the route of choice for the brave at heart! This year you’ll be heading heading north through Hoyles Mill and on to the flowtrack of Ten Mile Creek and Black Hills. You will then begin some long climbing through Little Bennett and Damacus Regional Parks. From there you will swing south on the Greenway Trail toward Seneca Creek State Park for a loop around the scenic Clopper Lake south 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! Overall this route is about 85% singletrack with occasional paved country roads between parks. Click here for course map.
The Sandy Spring Bank 70 Miler- Are you ready to tackle this granddaddy of Epic Rides? This course is no joke with over 4,000 ft in elevation. This year you’ll start your Epic adventure by heading north through Hoyles Mill and on to the flowtrack of Ten Mile Creek and Black Hills. You will then begin some long climbing through Little Bennett and Damacus Regional Parks. From there you will swing south on the Greenway Trail toward Seneca Creek State Park for a loop around the scenic Clopper Lake after which you'll roll through the Kentlands and 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 toward Seneca Ridge Trail and pop out at Black Rock Mill, then into Schaeffer Farms and onto refueling at the post ride party. Be prepared for a 8-9 hour adventure you’ll never forget! Click here for course map.
The Erik Scudder, IFP Advisor Mini Epic Kid's Ride (Oct 9)- Bring the kids out to enjoy a special ride geared just for them! MORE volunteers will lead a well organized kids ride option that will run approximately 5.6 miles and swing by a MoCo Epic aid station. Parents are not required to participate but are welcome to join at no charge if desired. Click here for a course map.
The Advanced Kid's Ride (Oct 9)- Is your youth looking for a little more challenge than the Mini Epic Kid's Ride? For the more advanced child riders, we'll also have a longer course option that will tour 11 miles and even hit an aid station for a full Epic experience! Parents are not required to participate but are welcome to join at no charge if desired. Click here for a course map.
Disclaimer: Routes and GPS files are subject to change, and should not be considered finalized
2021 MoCo Epic Sponsors
Aid Station Sponsors
Our sponsors are a large part of making the MoCo Epic such a smashing success! If you would like to help support this event- please reach out to Peggy Flaxman about sponsorship opportunities.
South Germantown Pump Track
18031 Central Park Circle,
Boyds MD 20841 US
Enter through main entrance and drive around the circle toward the golf driving range. Turn left on the driving range access road onto the paved path which is only open during special events.