Course & Aid Info

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Following are details for each route offered through the Grand Junction Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.


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Aid Stations & Rider Support Crews

Our wonderful volunteers will staff 3 Aid Stations throughout the weekend:

  1. Little Park Aid Station (Friday Only)
  2. Third Flats Aid Station (Sat & Sun)
  3. Rough Canyon Aid Station (Sat & Sun)
  4. Optional: Water Point at entrance of Twist & Shout

 

SUPPORT CREWS

Participants may receive “hand-ups” from their support crews at the following locations:

  • Little Park Parking Lot: support crews can access via Little Park Rd.
  • Bangs Canyon Parking Lot: support crews can access via Little Park Rd.

 

AID STATIONS
  • 15 Grand Fun Ride: Little Park Aid Station (at 6.6 miles)
  • 30 Grand backcountry course:
    • Third Flats Aid Station (at 16.5 miles)
    • Water Point at Entrance to Twist and Shout (at 31.5 miles)
  • 50 Grand backcountry course:
    • Third Flats Aid Station (16.5 miles)
    • Rough Canyon Aid Station (28.2 miles)
    • Water Point at Entrance to Twist and Shout (at 31.5 miles)

 

Aid Station Fare

Each station will be equipped with V8 +Energy, cookies, oranges, pickles and Honey Stinger waffles.

If a rider prefers a different hydration mix or energy drink, we encourage them to bring their own and mix with the water provided on route.

Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.

Cutoff Times & DNFs

Participants will be provided with ample time to complete their distance. However, the following cutoff times and locations have been established to ensure that riders return to the finish before Course Support (Medical, Traffic, Police, Communications, Volunteers) ends:

  • Friday (15 Grand Fun Ride): Course support ends at 6:00p
  • Saturday (30 Grand Amateur Ride): Riders arriving at the entrance to Twist & Shout after 1:30p will be re-routed and considered a DNF
  • Saturday (50 Grand Amateur Ride): Riders arriving at Third Flats Aid Station after 11:00a will be re-routed and considered a DNF
  • Sunday (Professional Backcountry Race): Racers are expected to finish by 1:30p

If the Race Director anticipates that you won’t complete the course before the time limits listed above, you may be asked to reroute to the Start/Finish area along a pre-determined (and more direct) path.

All DNF (Did Not Finish) riders are expected to email results@epicrides.com –or report to the Timing Booth– to inform us that they are no longer on the course.

Riders cut off by the race director will be considered a DNF, along with DNFs due to medical issues and mechanical failures. DNF riders may receive 50% off registration for the following year’s Grand Junction Off-Road, as a start line redemption opportunity.

Course Support - Hours of Operation

Friday: 15 Grand event finishes at 6:00p.  El Yucateco Fat Tire Crit finishes at 7:15p

Saturday: 30 & 40 Grand events finish at 4:00p

Sunday: 40 Grand Pro Backcountry event finishes at 1:30p

Course support will be closed at the end of each event day.