2022 MoCo Epic - October 8-9, 2022

(Raindate: October 15-16)

MoCo Epic Details: For our 2022 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. 

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 along the route to keep you fueled (and give you time to meet your fellow riders!)

Come on Sat, Oct 8th 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!)

LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN


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The MoCo Epic is MORE's largest annual fundraiser and community event. Profits from the MoCo Epic support MORE's work to provide public, natural surface trails for everyone.
50% of the profits are reinvested directly in YOUR natural surface trails!
Want to do even MORE for local trails? Donate to the General Trail Fund (GTF) during registration. GTF supports "in the dirt projects" led by MORE's trail/park liaisons all over the DMV.

 

MoCo Epic Proceeds - For the past 5 years, proceeds have been placed in a fund dedicated to improving the MoCo Epic trails!

Past projects include:

  • Professional builder Refurbishment of the Schaeffer white loop including moving 1/3 mile of trail off the gas line ROW and into the woods
  • Purchase of two brush mowers and two gas powered hedge trimmers to keep Schaeffer Farm trails open in the summer
  • Replace rotting bridge on the Seneca Ridge Trail

 

Planned future projects near term focus on upgrading 3.5 miles of the Seneca Greenway trail, including two miles along the dangerous Game Preserve Road, to allow it to open to bikes

  • Build safe passage under Clopper Road
  • Redo several steep sections to be passable by bikes
  • Build a new 20 foot bridge and reroute of a section that is falling into Seneca Creek.

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, Bacon Ridge, Lake Fairfax, and Locust Shade among others.


The MoCo Epic® October 8 & 9, 2022

Festival & Family Fun Day: October 8, 2022

            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 - Mini Epic Kid’s Ride & Mega Kid’s Ride Depart

                    NEW! Free Skills Clinic/Beginner Ride (Adults)  

  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 9, 2022       

            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)

One meal ticket to redeem at your choice of food truck or catering

Post-ride party

Downloadable GPS track

Flagged trails

Sweepers with first aid supplies and a staffed first-aid center

Basic bike assistance at aid stations (free lube, tire pumping, etc.)

Rain date of Oct 15-16th, 2022

Discounts & Special Packages

MORE Membership ($20 Discount)
We value our MORE members and want to reward all current 2022 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!

 

Special MORE Trail Liaison Pricing - $20 Rides!

Contact peggy.flaxman@more-mtb.org for your discount code (non-transferrable).

 


 

2022 MoCo Epic Ride Details
NOTE: Probably, but not definiately final routes!
Registration/Start Times - RideWithGPS Links
 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 8
Registration Closes: 1:00 PM
Course Start Window: 12:00 – 01:00 PM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Yellow
 
 
Saturday, October 8
Registration Closes: 1:00 PM
Course Start Window: 12:00 – 01:00 PM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Green
 
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 12:00 PM
Course Start Window: 11:00A – 12:00 PM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Green
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 11:00 AM
Course Start Window: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Pink
 
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 10:30 AM
Course Start Window: 09:30 – 10:30 AM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: White
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 10:00 AM
Course Start Window: 08:30 – 10:00 AM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Blue
 
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 9:00 AM
Course Start Window: 08:00 – 09:00 AM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Orange
 
 
Sunday, October 9
Registration Closes: 8:00 AM
Course Start Window: 07:00 – 08:00 AM
Course Arrows/Bike Tag Color: Orange to AS6, then Blue to end
 

2021 Course Descriptions (Updates may be made!)

10 Miler- NEW for 2022 - Aid Station on thie 10 Miler! Are you chill or just beginning? Step into the MoCo Epic . Finish up at South Germantown Bike Park for the post ride party. Click here for a course map.

15 REI Miler- The 15 miler will start with about [4] miles of fun trails in Schaeffer Farm. After a rest stop at Black Rock Mill riders will ride the entire 6 mile Seneca Ridge Trail to A second aid station at Riffleford Road, then return to the Soccerplex on the Seneca Greenway and Powerline trails. Click here for course map.

Erik Scudder, CFP® 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.

Fine Earth Landscape 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.

Cognative MTB®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.

First Citizens 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.

Mini Epic Kid's Ride (Oct 8)- 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.

Advanced Kid's Ride (Oct 8)- 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


2022 MoCo Epic Sponsors
Coming Soon!

Thank You!!

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.


Location Details

South Germantown Pump Track

 
18031 Central Park Circle,
Boyds MD 20841 US

Directions

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.