Pro Corner

Off-Road Series Pro Roster

2017 Whiskey Off-Road  2017 Grand Junction Off-Road 2017 Carson City Off-Road

Off-Road Series Housing Providers & Request Forms

Housing Request Form Housing Provider Form

Pro Fees & Deadlines

Pro Fat Tire Crit & Backcountry Race

Whiskey Off-Road Grand Junction Off-Road Carson City Off-Road
February 28th – $95 March 31st – $95 April 30th – $95
March 31st – $100 April 30th – $100 May 31st – $100
Until Event – $105 Until Event – $105 Until Event – $105

Discounts

  • Register for 2 events : -$20.00
  • Register for 3 events : -$30.00

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Aid Stations & Neutral Support

  • There will be a total of 3 Aid Stations on each course that are roughly 8-12 miles apart.
    • Whiskey Off-Road
      • Wolverton Aid Station
      • Copper Basin Aid Station
      • Skull Valley Turn Around Aid Station
      • Copper Basin Aid Station
    • Grand Junction Off-Road
      • Little Park Aid Station
      • Third Flats Aid Station
      • Rough Canyon Aid Station
      • Little Park Aid Station
    • Carson City Off-Road
      • Spooner Aid Station
      • North Canyon Aid Station
      • Ash to Kings Aid Station
  • Aid station supplies will consist of Clif Bar products, water, Skratch Labs hydration products, pretzels, oranges, bananas, cookies, & pickles.
    • There will be event-supplied water bottles available for neutral hand-up to the first 25 guys and 25 girls to pass through each Aid Station.

Backcountry Cash Purse

  • Each Backcountry Purse pays the top twelve finishers in both the men and women categories.
    • Epic Rides is a proud provider of equal pay purse since the beginning of our Pro Category.
  • All finishers receiving a portion of the cash purse equal to $600 or more will receive a 1099 form.
  • All payments will be distributed one month following event weekend.
  • $30,000 cash purse for each event is secure.
Purse Payouts Male Female
1st $5,000 $5,000
2nd $3,000 $3,000
3rd $2,000 $2,000
4th $1,500 $1,500
5th $1,000 $1,000
6th $625 $625
7th $525 $525
8th $425 $425
9th $350 $350
10th $275 $275
11th $200 $200
12th $100 $100
Total Per Gender Per Event $15,000 $15,000
Total Purse Per Event   $30,000
Total Event Purse   $90,000

Overall Series & Scoring

  • The 2017 Epic Rides Off-Road Series consists of the following events:

Of the overall $100,000 Off-Road Series event purse, Epic Rides is pleased to offer $10,000 overall to the top three male and female pro riders as noted below:

Purse Payouts Male Female
1st $2,500 $2,500
2nd $1,500 $1,500
3rd $1,000 $1,000
Total $5,000 $5,000
Total Purse   $10,000
  • Riders are welcome to race an individual event and will be rewarded accordingly for their finish.
  • Riders contending the first two events will be included in the overall rankings for the first two events.
  • Riders not contending all three events will not be a candidate for the overall Series purse or awards
    • In both the male and female categories, the racer with the lowest cumulative race time across all three events will be considered the series winner. Male & female racers with the second lowest cumulative time across the three events will finish second overall, and so on for third through the final finishers to complete all three events.
    • Overall Series purse is $100,000

Pro Backcountry Results

Whiskey Off-Road Pro Backcountry Grand Junction Off-Road Pro Backcountry  Carson City Off-Road Pro Backcountry 
2016 Pro Results 2016 Pro Results  2016 Pro Results
2015 Pro Results  2015 Pro Results 
2014 Pro Results  2014 Pro Results 
2013 Pro Results 2013 Pro Results 
2012 Pro Results
2011 Pro Results

2016 Overall Series Results

Pro Backcountry General Rules

All riders are required to attend the Stan’s NoTubes Pro pre-ride meeting & packet pickup at 2pm on Friday of event weekend.
  • Exclusive Pro-Rider check-in held following Pre-Ride meeting.
  • All racers are required to wear eye protection and a helmet that complies with U.S. CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets. Extra points for wearing a helmet with MIPS technology.
  • Each participant is required to complete the entire course in order to be considered a finisher.
    • If they do not complete the course, the participant is considered a Did Not Finish (DNF).
  • If a participant is a DNF they should not cross the finish line upon return to the start finish line area. They are expected to report to the timing tent to inform event timing they are no longer on the course and did not complete the ride.
  • If a participant shortcuts the course or advances along the route by exiting the course and returning to a different location, they will be disqualified.
  • It is the rider’s responsibility to know where the course goes and to stay on the course at all times.
  • Each participant is expected to be considerate of other riders when passing or being passed.
    • Avoid widening the trail. Keep Singletracks Single. 
  • Participants are required to complete the entire course on the same bike they started on. All bikes should be of the ‘mountain bike’ genre (geometry, tires, cranks, handlebars, etc).
  • If a participant has been declared a DNF for any reason, they immediately can no longer contribute to the outcome of the race in any way. They cannot act as a trail obstruction, provide outside support or ride within proximity of other racers still contending the event.
  • All riders are expected to be as self-sufficient as possible. Run what ya brung and lend a helping hand to your fellow racers when needed. Other allowable support can be defined as:
      • Crew support – team or rider-specific support provided at specified Aid Station locations.
      • Neutral support – rider support provided with industry representation, without bias toward the team or individual racer. An asset for all to use.
      • Outside support – The lucky helping hand that could be available given that a random wanderer provides what is needed.
        • Outside Support can not be a DNF Rider.

    This can be mechanical or moral support. Outside support could include but is not limited to spectators, drifters with bindles, small children, folks dressed in costume or woodland creatures.

  • Always abide by the rules of the road and/or governing land agency when appropriate.
  • Littering is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It will result in a disqualification from the race.
  • All participants are required to start the Fat Tire Criterium. See Fat Tire Criterium rules for further information.
    • The top 5 finishers of the Criterium will receive a “call up” at Sunday’s start line
  • Please maintain good vibes and thank the volunteers; the event couldn’t happen without them.
  • If a participant breaks the rules or attempts to bend the rules and expectations through a “loophole,” the decision regarding the appropriate course of action will be made by a board of critical thinkers and experts in the sport of mountain biking. Your actions are at their mercy.

Pro Fat Tire Crit Rules & Expectations

  • The race will be 20 minutes plus 3 laps. Cards will be held up at the Start/Finish line counting down from 3. Bell will ring on the final lap.
  • In the interest of providing a safe environment for both racers and spectators, lapped or substantially gapped riders will be pulled.
  • Helmets must be worn and fastened while on the course.
  • Race numbers will consist of a number plate for the front of the bike and a matching second bib number to be pinned on the riders’ side.
  • Riders get 1 free lap in the case they are affected by a mechanical or crash.
    • Free laps are not permitted during the final 3 laps of the race.
  • A DNS in the Criterium will result in a 5-minute time penalty in the 2nd stage of the event on Sunday. The 5-minute time penalty will be assessed at the finish line as an addition to their finishing time.

Bicycle Rules

  • You must use the same make and model of a bicycle that you will use in Sunday’s Backcountry Race.
  • Tires must have a minimum width of 1.5″ or 38mm. Width is as measured, not as may be stated by the manufacturer on the tire.
  • Ends of handlebars must be plugged.
  • No bar ends allowed.
  • Bicycles must be powered solely by the rider. No outside energy source is to be used… other than gravity.

Course Rules

  • The course will be closed to autos and non-participating riders.
  • The course will open 30 minutes prior to the start for warm up.
  • Wheels in wheels out pit just before start/finish line. Wheels in wheels out pit closes when 3 laps remain.
  • You may ride only in the direction of the race to get to the wheel pit. You may shortcut the course to get to the wheel pit.
  • Yellow or Orange flag means caution, crash on the course.

Pro Crit Results

Whiskey Off-Road Pro Crit Grand Junction Off-Road Pro Crit Carson City Off-Road Pro Crit
2016 Pro Results 2016 Pro Results 2016 Pro Results
2015 Pro Results 2015 Pro Results
2014 Pro Results 2014 Pro Results
2013 Pro Results 2013 Pro Results
2012 Pro Results
2011 Pro Results

2016 Overall Series Results

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