June 26-28, 2020 Carson City, NV

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Event Schedule and FAQ

Event Schedule

Friday, June 28th
12p – 9p         Amateur Packet Pick-Up: Downtown Carson City
12p – 7p         Bike & Gear Expo Opens
2p                    Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes & Pro Packet Pick-Up: Old Assembly Chambers
2:30p              Capital 15 Fun Ride: Carson Street
3:00p – 4p      Swing by the Stan’s NoTubes Expo Tent for a free sealant refresh
3:30p – 8p      Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Carson St.
3:30p              Time Cut-Off: Capital 15 Participants: Kings Canyon Aid Station
6:00p              Free Klunker Crit (with a donation of 2 canned goods)
6:15p              Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Carson St. (20 min + 3 laps)
7:00p              Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Carson St. (20 min + 3 laps)
8p                    Four Peaks Brewing Co. Criterium Awards
8p                    Mandatory Amateur Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes  for Capital 35 & 50 Riders: Main Stage
8:30p              Controlled Burn: McFadden Plaza

Saturday, June 29th
8a – 6p            Bike & Gear Expo Opens
8a – 4p            Register for the Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
7:30a              Capital 50 Backcountry Ride: Carson St.
8:15a              Capital 35 Backcountry Ride: Carson St.
10a – 9p          Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens
11:00a            Hellbound Glory: Main Stage
11:15a            Time Cut-Off: Capital 35 and Capital 50 Participants: V8 +Energy Spooner Lake Aid Station
12p                 Stop by the Maxxis Tent for a chance to win a free tire!
12:30p           Failure Machine: McFadden Plaza
2p                   Silver: Main Stage
4p                    Four Peaks Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
6:45p              Raise A Pint to our Dedication Recipient, Joel Dunn: Main Stage
7:00p              Headliner Keller Williams & The Hillbenders take the Main Stage
8:30p             The After Party with Jordan T. at the Brewery Arts Center

Sunday, June 30th
8a – 2p            Bike & Gear Expo Opens
8a – 8:30a      Register for the Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
8:30a               Pro Men Backcountry Race: Downtown Carson City
8:40a               Pro Women Backcountry Race: Downtown Carson City
8:45a               Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Downtown Carson City
10a – 2p          Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens
1p                     Four Peaks Brewing Co. Pro Awards Party: Main Stage

Rider Categories

Capital 15 Fun Ridebut a challenge too Capital 35 Male & Female Capital 50 Male & Female
Capital 35 Jr. (18yrs & Under) Capital 50 Jr. (18yrs & Under)
Capital 35 Singlespeed Capital 50 Singlespeed
Capital 35 Open (19-44yrs) Capital 50 Open (19-44yrs)
Capital 35 Master (45-59yrs) Capital 50 Master (45-59yrs)
Capital 35 Distinguished (60yrs+) Capital 50 Distinguished (60yrs+)

Carson Pass & Amateur Wave Starts

Carson Pass

The Carson Pass is a list of riders who have finished within one hour of the 1st-place rider of their distance, in the last two years of any Epic Rides Series event or Tour of the White Mountains. This is not based on category or gender, but based on distance. These riders will be placed in the front corral of the first wave.

Carson Pass as of 6/18/19

Amateur Wave Starts

In the interest of optimizing your ride experience, distances with 500+ participants will be broken into wave starts. This enhances rider safety while decreasing potential impact to the trails. Ride times are based on when the rider crosses the start line and finish line.

To determine which wave start suits you best, we’ve taken into consideration:

  • Your self-determined estimated finishing time input at registration
  • Your last year finishing time if available

Packet Pickup & Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting

Amateur Riders

Packet Pick-up: Friday, 12p – 9p, Registration Tent, Carson St.

Rider must present a government issued ID to receive a packet. If you can not attend packet pickup, a friend or family member may pick up your packet with a copy (a photo on their phone is fine) or you ID.

Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting (Capitol 35 & 50 Riders): Friday, 8p, Main Stage

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Pro Riders

Pro: Friday, 2p – 4p, Old Assembly Chambers, Capitol Building

Rider must present a government issued ID to receive a packet. If you can not attend packet pickup, a friend or family member may pickup your packet with a copy (a photo on their phone is fine) or you ID.

Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting: Friday, 2p, Old Assembly Chambers, Capitol Building

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Spectator Directions

So you’re ready to do some cheering and support riders when they need it most? Great, choose either of the locations below to do some hooting and hollering while supporting friends, family, and random riders. Just remember to be respectful of Carson City’s Open Space and Forest Service managed lands and the volunteers in the area that are helping with crowd control. And, don’t forget your cowbell!

Location 1: Waterfall Trail…Please plan to complete a brief yet strenuous hike up a switchback trail past a waterfall and up to a singletrack segment located roughly half way through the course. Spectators are welcome to walk the other trails in the area too, however, should be cautious to avoid hiking on Ash to Kings trail during the event. The hike will last 15+ minutes each way. This location can get a little rowdy…

Riders will begin passing through this section at 3p on Friday, 7:45a on Saturday & 8:25a on Sunday.

Directions to Kings Canyon Waterfall Trailhead from Downtown Carson City

Location 2: Ash Canyon TH at the terminus of Ash to Kings Trail, in addition to being able to watch riders descend the legendary Lower Creek Trail, this location is also prime viewing for late race fatigue…where a helpful cheer can mean the most!

Spectators can park here and walk to watch participants ride sections of the Lower Creek trail, Ash to Kings trail plus Jackrabbit and postal trails both early and late in the day. This location can get a little rowdy…

Directions to Ash Canyon Trailhead from Downtown Carson City

Riders will begin passing through this section at 3:30p on Friday, 8:05a on Saturday & 8:45a on Sunday.

Spectators are encouraged to drive up Ash Canyon (slowly over the reverse speed bumps) and then park at the pullout area near the water tower (do not drive past the water towers). And then, walk the remaining .75 mile to the various trails in the area. A friendly reminder, for participant safety, do not drive past the water towers.

Location 3: Exit Jack Rabbit Trail over V&T Rail to Trail. Catch the riders as they speed of the Jack Rabbit Trail towards town. The V&T Rail to Trail is an old railway that not only makes a great high-speed vantage point but is also a great trail for beginners and youths. Parking is suggested at Western Nevada College where you can take a short (.5 mile) walk west and south and walk the V&T Rail to Trail until you intersect with spectator location 3. No shade here, so plan accordingly.

Directions to Western Nevada College Parking Lot

Riders will begin passing through this section at 4p on Friday, 8:45a on Saturday & 9:20a on Sunday.

Spectators note: Please remember to be a good steward of the land when venturing into nature. Carson City’s open space offers big views and fragile soil…please stay on the trail at all times. And remember, pack out what you pack in. Thank you!

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