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Alpine Epic MTB 15 | 25 | 50
June 19 @ 4:00 pm - June 20 @ 4:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 4:00 pm on day third of June, repeating until June 21, 2025
Discover singletrack paradise at the Alpine Epic – an XC mountain bike endurance legacy race brought to you by Cascade Cream Puff and the Alpine Trail Crew Association – featuring world class, pristine singletrack on a 50, 25 or 15 mile course on the Alpine Trail system, also known as the “crown jewel” mountain bike destination in Oakridge! This race winds through open beargrass meadows, stunning vistas and old growth groves, showcasing unsurpassed wildflower displays and lush green carpets of PNW rainforests. Along the way, enjoy well-stocked aid stations featuring a veritable smorgasbord of your favorite race treats, and some original gourmet surprises!
The course will feature the classic 50-Mile “Fritter” legacy loop from the Cascade Cream Puff – including the North Alpine, Tire Mountain and Cloverpatch sections. The 25-Mile “long course” Oregon XC Series option follows the same road climb up 1910, but will route participants down Alpine “proper” from the trail entry at Kate’s Cut-in, and straight down Alpine. The 15-Mile “short course” Oregon XC Series option will cut in from the initial gravel road climb on 1910 at 683, and riders will jump on singletrack above Buckhead Shelter and dive into lower Alpine trail to the finish.
WHY SHOULD YOU RACE THE ALPINE EPIC?
So besides experiencing internationally-renowned #singletrackparadise and knowing your participation has the added benefit of contributing to improved access and experiences for all trail users in the Willamette National Forest – why should you race this event?
•If you are part of the 2020 Oregon XC Series, your participation in the 25 or 15 mile course options will qualify you for the Oregon Series Championship cash purse. Please see more at https://oregonxcseries.org/.
• Amazing Aid Station Support – well-stocked rest stops with energy drinks, gels and a veritable smorgasbord of your favorite race treats. As a bonus, Disciples of Dirt and “Master Chef Dungy” team up at our midway aid station with a delicious short order lunch – your choice of ingredients (whatever’s on the menu – every year, it’s a surprise…).
• World Class Mechanics – featuring some of the best fixer-uppers this side of the West Coast from Velofix, Oakridge Bike Shop, Ding Ding Cycles, Gracie’s Wrench, and Life Cycle Bike Shop!
• Professional Communications and Emergency Support – Provided by Lane County Amateur Radio Operators and Lane County Search & Rescue Special Vehicles Group
• Free t-shirts for 50-mile participants only! However, all participants, volunteers and spectators will have the option to purchase a commemortive t-shirt prior to the race – order here.
• FREE MEAL & BEVERAGE INCLUDED, nutrition samples, sponsor discounts, coupons and more!
• Prize table for 1st-3rd place finishers – choose what you can use – from bike parts to apparel, tools, gizmos, and other good stuff!
• Recognition ceremony, including handmade awards and locally-designed trophies for top overall men’s and women’s finishers in the 50-mile race.
• BEER! Alpine Trail Pale Ale provided courtesy of Plank Town Brewing for the Alpine Trail Crew Association.
• The best singletrack endurance racing experience of your life!
Friday: 12-4PM at Willamette Mountain Mercantile, 48080 Hwy. 58 in Oakridge, OR / Early Registration Check-in and Packet Pick-up
7-8:30AM – Registration Check-in and Packet Pick-up
8:30AM – Rider Safety Meeting (all)
9AM – 50-Mile Alpine Epic start
9:30AM – 25-Mile Alpine Epic start (OR XC Series long course)
10:00AM – 15-Mile Alpine Epic start (OR XC Series short course)
(Please note exact start times may vary based on safety considerations.)
12PM – Post race meals and beverage service will be open for participants and spectators
1PM – 15-Mile Awards Ceremony
2PM – 25 Mile Awards Ceremony
4PM – 50 Mile Awards Ceremony
(Please note exact times for awards may vary based on start times and results.)
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.