The Breck Epic is a 6-day mountain bike race, August 11-16, held in and around the backcountry surrounding Breckenridge. Each stage begins and ends in town, allowing racers to stay in one place for the entire event. The race is 220-240 miles long and features roughly 40,000 feet of vertical gain (and loss)! Courses get tweaked from year to year as new trails get built, decommissioned or authorized.
The Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The event is unique in that it employs a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties. The six stages that compose the Epic are a well-rounded rider’s dream. Long middle-ring climbs and endless big-ring mashing descents. The race has been described as a rad vibe with a mid-90s mayhem feel.