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Following are details for each route offered through the Grand Junction Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.
Epic Rides recommends starting the event with a full hydration pack, two water bottles and sufficient food to fuel your body; each aid station is roughly 15 miles apart.
The Dreaded Cut-Off
Saturday: 40 Grand Backcountry participants arriving at Third Flats Aid Station after 11a will be re-routed.
30 Grand Backcountry participants arriving at the entrance to Twist & Shout after 1:30p will be re-routed.
Grand Junction Off-Road - 15 Grand
Grand Junction Off-Road - 30 Grand
Grand Junction Off-Road - 40 Grand
15 Grand Fun Ride offers one aid station located at the Little Park Trailhead parking lot. This will be available on Friday Only*
The 30 Grand offers one aid station located upon exit of Butterknife singletrack trail onto Third Flats Rd. This is the 17 mile mark. Plan to restock fully at this aid station in order to sustain your nutrition and hydration needs until the finish. .
The 40 Grand offers two aid station locations. The first is located upon exit of Butterknife singletrack trail onto Third Flats Rd. This is the 17 mile mark. The second aid station is located in Rough Canyon. This is the 28 mile mark. Plan to restock fully at this aid station in order to sustain your nutrition and hydration needs until the finish.
Aid Station Fare
Each station will be equipped with cookies, oranges and pickles.
Tailwind Nutrition and Honey Stinger waffles will be provided at each aid station.
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.