Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020 Event Season Updates

Because Epic Rides is founded on the understanding of how important a bike ride is to all of us, we’re doing everything possible to run each of our events this year as scheduled.  That said, our first priority is the safety of our participants and host communities.

As a result, and as of May 11th, Epic Rides and the Combined Municipalities of Carson City and Visit Carson City have decided to cancel the 2020 Carson City Off-Road.

We continue working with host communities to secure the future of our events; please continue to check below for event-specific updates as they become available.

In the meantime, if you can, get out and ride your bike, stay healthy, and take care of yourself and others.  Please ride safely and know that we’ll get through this.

Todd Sadow
President
Epic Rides

 

Carson City Off-Road -canceled- (updated Monday, May 11)

On Thursday, May 7th, Governor Sisolak shared the good news that Nevada is transitioning from Phase zero to Phase 1 of its Nevada United Road Map to Recovery. We are glad to hear progress is being made in Nevada in the face of COVID-19. However, it’s important to note, not until Nevada is in Phases 3 & 4 will social gatherings be considered. And, the duration needed to progress from Phase 1 to Phases 3 & 4 are unclear at this time.

As a result, it is with sadness that Epic Rides, the Combined Municipalities of Carson City and Visit Carson City have decided to cancel the 2020 Carson City Off-Road.

Similar to the now-canceled Whiskey Off-Road & Grand Junction Off-Road events, we considered rescheduling for later this year; however, many springtime events are rescheduling for the fall, which will put unnecessary strain on communities, volunteers, medical professionals, participants and industry professionals who will be forced to choose between events nationwide. Out of respect for existing events with dates already on the calendar, priorities for public health within Carson City, and the uncertainty of what the state of Nevada will be in three months, we have decided to put our energy into a stellar Carson City Off-Road in 2021.

Grand Junction Off-Road -canceled- (updated Monday, April 27)

Many states, including Colorado, are transitioning from “Stay at Home” to the “Safer at Home” phase of managing the COVID-19 outbreak. A condition within this phase, according to Mesa County Health Department’s variance, is that “No festivals or other large gatherings until at least July 1st” will be permitted.

As a result, it is with sadness that Epic Rides, Downtown Grand Junction and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission have decided to cancel the 2020 Grand Junction Off-Road + Downtown Music Festival.

Similar to the now-canceled Whiskey Off-Road, we considered rescheduling for later this year; however, Colorado’s historically busy autumn schedule has vital elements of our safety network already committed to other events. We’ve also noticed that many springtime events are rescheduling for the fall, which will put unnecessary strain on communities, volunteers, medical professionals, participants and industry professionals who will be forced to choose between events nationwide. Out of respect for existing events with dates already on the calendar, priorities for public health within the City of Grand Junction, and the uncertainty of what the state of Colorado will be in five months, we have decided to put our energy into a stellar Grand Junction Off-Road + Downtown Music Festival in 2021.

Whiskey Off-Road -canceled- (updated Thursday, April 9)

It is with sadness that Epic Rides and the City of Prescott have decided to cancel the Whiskey Off-Road. Due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determination that “Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19” and following Governor Ducey’s recent Executive Order, we have no choice but to cancel for 2020.

We considered rescheduling for later this year; however, Arizona’s historically busy autumn schedule has vital elements of our safety network already committed to other events. We’ve also noticed that many springtime events are rescheduling for the fall, which will put unnecessary strain on communities, volunteers, medical professionals, participants and industry professionals who will be forced to choose between events nationwide.

Out of respect for existing events with dates already on the calendar, priorities for public health within the City of Prescott, and the uncertainty of what the state of our state will be in five months, we have decided to put our energy into a stellar Whiskey Off-Road in 2021.

Options for registrants of canceled events

Transfer: Although we don’t typically offer transfers of registration, we are obviously experiencing unique circumstances. As soon as Epic Rides has clear permission to produce a 2020 Epic Rides Series event, all registrants of canceled events will receive the opportunity to transfer into that event.

Discounted + Priority 2021 registration: All registrants of a canceled 2020 event will receive a priority opportunity to register at a discounted price for a 2021 Epic Rides Series event.

Partial refund: Our registration and event cancellation policies state no refunds will be given; however, we recognize that many jobs have been compromised as a result of the pandemic. If your registration fee is a make-or-break portion of your budget this year, please contact us via email at info@epicrides.com. We will do our best to make a partial refund after we have determined the outcome of our Spring/Summer events.

Other 2020 Events

In the interest of transparency, we want to let you know that the 2020 Oz Trails Off-Road and the 2020 Tour of the White Mountains are in limbo. We will make a determination on whether to cancel or continue as planned with these events eight weeks or more before each respective event date.

Thanks for hanging in there with us

Registration for all Epic Rides events remains closed until large community events are once again permitted. With COVID-19 affecting nearly everyone on the planet in some significant way, it’s an understatement to say that we’re all in challenging circumstances. If we are forced to cancel most of our events for 2020, it will be a rough road. We’re doing our best to keep everything in perspective, and we are asking registrants of canceled events to do the same.

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