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IMBA Epics Rides


With the addition of new Model Trail classifications in recent years, IMBA has returned the Epics to the original intent of the designation—demanding, singletrack adventures in a natural setting. The 2013 class of Epics celebrates true backcountry riding experiences that are technically and physically challenging, more than 80 percent singletrack and at least 20 miles in length. All of theses Epics feature offer amazing opportunities to interact with the natural world. Existing Epics that meet this criteria will retain Epic status. We have also created an IMBA Epics Hall of Fame to recognize the rides we have honored in the past but no longer meet the new criteria.


Epics Rides

Bangtail Divide
Bozeman, Montana

Big South Fork/All 5 Ride
Oneida, Tennessee

Buffalo Creek Trails
Pine, Colorado

Bull Mountain
Dahlonega, Georgia

Colorado Trail (Southern Segments)
Durango, Colorado

Curt Gowdy State Park
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Ellicottville Trail
Ellicottville, New York

Fresno-Sauceda Loop
Big Bend State Park, Texas

Hurricane Cliffs
Hurricane, Utah

Maah Daah Hey Trail
Medora, North Dakota

Mid Mountain Trail
Park City, Utah
North Umpqua Trail
Roseburg, Oregon

Plains of Abraham
Cougar, Washington

Rattling Creek
Lykens, Penssylvania

Rock Lake
Cable, Wisconsin

Roth Rock Ride
State College, Pennsylvania

Seven Summits Trail
Rossland, British Columbia

Tahoe Rim Trail
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Waldo Lake
Oakridge, Oregon

Warner Lake
South Chilcotins, British Columbia

The Womble
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Afan Forest Park, Wales

Hall of Fame Epics Rides

Alafia River,
Brandon, Florida

Bernina Express
Graubunden, Switzerland

Berryman Trail
Potosi, Missouri

The Big Boulder Trail
Downieville, California

Black Rock,
Falls City, Oregon

Bootleg Canyon,
Boulder City, Nevada

Brown County State Park
Nashville, Indiana

Buckhorn Loop,
Santa Barbara, California

Comfortably Numb,
Whistler, British Columbia

Copper Harbor Trails,
Copper Harbor, Michigan

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon
Julian, California

Douthat State Park
Clifton Forge, Virginia

The Edge Loop
Fruita, Colorado

Forks Area Trail System
Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Gauley Headwaters
Slatyfork, West Virginia

Georgia Pinhoti Trail
Northern Georgia

Henry Coe
Morgan Hill, California

High Country Pathway
Pigeon River State Forest, Michigan

The Kentucky Camp Trail

Patagonia, Arizona
Kingdom Trails
East Burke, Vermont

Levis-Trow Mound
Neillsville, Wisconsin

Loon Lake Trail
McCall, Idaho

MoCo Loop
Montgomery County, Maryland

Monarch Crest
Poncha Springs/Salida, Colorado

Mountain Hero
Carcross, Yukon

The Nan Epic
North Conway, New Hampshire

Oak Mountain
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama

Ray's Indoor Bike Park
Cleveland, Ohio

Skookum Flats Trail
Enumclaw, Washington

The Southern Traverse
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Syllamo Trails
Mountain View, Arkansas

South Yuba
Nevada City, California

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks
Seneca, West Virginia

Wilson, Kansas

Tanasi Trails
Ocoee, Tennessee

Telegraph Trails
Durango, Colorado