Paul's Dirty 100 began as a memorial ride for an avid racer, Paul Rush, who loved a long ride and a hard slog. Over the years, this 100-kilometer ride has been revamped and reworked into a challenging, but very ride-able, network of trails. Just over an hour's drive from Toronto, this Epic features more than 7,000 feet of climbing through the Ganaraska Forest, including pine plantations, rolling hills, twisty-turney dark corners and roller-coaster fire roads.
The Monarch Crest ride is a segment of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), a 3,100-mile shared-use route from Canada to Mexico. The Monarch Crest segment offers more than 30 miles of trails and incredible mountain scenery. Commonly done as shuttle ride; expect to encounter a few thousand feet of climbing and more than 6,000 feet of fun, non-technical descending.
The Lower Nanamocomuck Trail is two hours North of Boston just outside the mountain playground of North Conway. This out-and-back ride parallels the boulder-strewn Swift River and includes tight singletrack, log bridges and plenty of rocks and roots. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, the trail is just one of many backcountry rides in the area. In true New England style, the Nan begins at a restored covered bridge.
Travel to the heart of Wisconsin and experience some of the best riding the Midwest has to offer. The trail network at Levis-Trow appeals to all levels of riders, with gentle, rolling climbs on wider sections of trail for beginners and plenty of tight, slaloming singletrack to challenge even the most experienced riders. Sandstone bluffs offer a chance to take in views of the surrounding area.
Location: About 15 miles off I-94, southwest of Neillsville, Wisconsin.
Located only 30 miles southeast of San Jose, Henry Coe State Park contains an extensive trail system. Be prepared for long, lung busting climbs and fast, rolling descents on more than 50 miles of ranch roads and singletrack.
Location: Henry Coe State Park, Morgan Hill, California
Directions: From Interstate 101, travel east on Highway 152 approximately 20 miles to the Bell Station/Dowdy Ranch trailhead.
An awesome ribbon of trail looping through the heart of elk country, the High Country Pathway (HCP) embodies the classic definition of an IMBA Epic Ride. The first IMBA Epic Ride in Michigan will take you far into the backcountry with beautiful lowlands and panoramas in the highlands.
The guidance on this website, and in other IMBA documents, is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking is inherently risky and could result in injury or death.