Because Epic Rides is founded on the understanding of how important a bike ride is to all of us, we’re going to do 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.
We’re working with host communities and taking guidance from all branches of government to determine our plan of action for each event; please see below for event-specific updates.
In the meantime, if you can, get out and ride your bike, stay healthy, and take care of yourself and others.
Registration Closed Temporarily
Uncertainty – a state of limited knowledge where it is impossible to exactly describe a future outcome.
As we lean into the biggest Grand Junction & Carson City Off-Road events yet, it’s anyone’s guess as to when Epic Rides will be able to produce its next 2020 Series event. As a result, we are temporarily closing registration.
We’ve been flattered to see the rate of registration continue during these uncertain times, but the last thing we want is for our tribe to expend resources on a luxury item like a start line.
Yes, we want each and every one of you to keep riding your bike for health. And, yes, when the time is right we want you to toe an Epic Rides start line.
And, for now, we invite everyone that had planned to register for a 2020 Epic Rides Series event to sign up for our Re-Open Registration list. It’s free and ensures you’ll have a chance to register as soon as the option becomes available again.
Once we receive the green light to produce our next event, members of the list will be notified that Epic Rides Series Registration is re-opened. You can make the decision at that time to register based on the remaining events/dates/locations in the calendar.
Whiskey Off-Road (updated Friday, March 20)
On March 17th, in accordance with the Center for Disease Control recommendation, the City of Prescott mandated all large events planned through May 10th be canceled.
Epic Rides is in communication with Yavapai County and the City of Prescott in an attempt to identify an alternative date for this fall.
In the meantime, if Plan B (postponement) doesn’t work out, then Plan C (cancellation) will take effect. At that time we’ll present options to previously registered participants that align with the registration policies presented and agreed to by each registrant during registration, while considering circumstances out of our control. It’s reasonable to expect Epic Rides to offer complimentary transfers of entry into another 2020 Epic Rides Series event.
Grand Junction Off-Road
Carson City Off-Road
Tour of the White Mountains
Oz Trails Off-Road
Event Cancellation Policy
Much like dropping in on a steep rocky descent or committing to ride a distance outside of your comfort zone, risk is inherent in our sport.
The act of registering for an Epic Rides event, although not quite as dangerous as riding your bike, presents risks.
Epic Rides takes great pride in the high level of organization and scenic venues our events utilize. In order to assure each event is up to par with Epic Rides expectations it’s critical we make sure nature is cooperating in the effort to avoid unnecessary impacts on both the rider and the trails.
If an act of God or another event beyond our control occurs, what can event participants expect?
- Decisions made by Epic Rides will be based on participant safety & environmental impact. Often times these decisions are in the hands of the landowners or agencies through which our events are permitted.
- If the event is canceled, participants will receive first right to sign up for the following year’s event via early registration.
- Entry Fee: Epic Rides cannot accept the risk of a canceled event for reasons beyond our control. Participants are respectfully requested to accept the financial risk of their individual entry.
The skinny: Epic Rides does not save any money if you do not participate. Epic Rides needs to pay for all supplies and services associated with the event, regardless of the outcome. These include (but are not limited to) permits, third-party vendors, transport, administrative expenses, and awards.
If you feel further conversation is necessary, we welcome your phone call at 520-623-1584.
Transfers and Refunds
As acknowledged by each rider during the registration process, Epic Rides follows a strict non-transferable, non-refundable registration policy. We do, however, understand “life” happens… The following exceptions will be considered:
- Debilitating injury or illness (please provide a doctor’s note)
- Unscheduled military service (please provide a copy of your orders)
- Death of immediate family member (understanding this is a sensitive situation, Epic Rides will work with you; some sort of verification may be requested)
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