After much consideration, MORE is not holding the MoCo Epic this year in order to keep the community safe. This year, we’ve created a region-wide virtual event offering riders a chance to discover and do epic rides at MORE trails across Maryland and Northern Virginia. We’ve thrown in a little friendly competition and prizes to keep it interesting and reward participants who explore and ride the most! Whether you are an experienced rider, an endurance athlete, or someone new to riding we have something for you.
The virtual event will occur from September 1 through October 31 and we want you to ride and explore throughout the entire two months. We’ll provide participants at least 40 routes, many of which were selected by Trail Liaisons and MORE members as their favorite ways to experience a trail system. Rides will cover between 3 and 35 miles, with many in between. We'll highlight everything from the aggressive rocky terrain of the Frederick Watershed to the fun, flowy trails at Laurel Hill. If you're looking to spend the whole day riding MoCo Trails or looking for a family-friendly afternoon ride we've got you covered!
By providing GPS tracks for ‘Epic Rides’ (as well as family-friendly and beginner rides) we hope you will take rides on your own, with members of your family, or in small groups (following all recommended CDC and local guidelines). MORE volunteers have created and actively maintain some of the best trails in the country – this is your chance to see them all and be recognized for your accomplishment!
Of course, we ask that you support our trails and our parks, by ‘leaving no trace’ and respecting hikers and equestrians on the trails. In the spirit of the MoCo Epic this is an epic ride event, not a race.