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IMBA EPICS Nomination

Thank you for your interest in nominating an IMBA EPIC ride. IMBA is accepting nominations for EPICS through August 31, 2017, and will announce the 2017 class of EPICS in Fall 2017. IMBA has returned the EPICS designation to the original intent—demanding, mostly singletrack adventures in a natural setting.


  • Demanding, mostly singletrack trail experience in a natural setting
  • Denotes a true backcountry riding experience in remote settings
  • One that is technically and physically challenging
  • More than 80 percent singletrack
  • At least 20 miles in length
  • EPICS route is mapped on or other online mapping source

Please note that the form below requires pictures of the trail and scenery to be supplied in an 2048 KB or smaller archive file, e.g. .zip or .tar.gz, etc.

If you have any further questions, please contact modeltrails [at] imba [dot] com.


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One paragraph overview of trail (example:

Detail the backcountry experience.

Detail the trail experience.

How long does it take and what makes this ride physically demanding?

How much of the EPIC route is singletrack and show that it is open to mountain bikes?

How long is the EPIC route?

Who maintains the trail and what partners are involved?

Links to or other online mapping source and examples of the signage used to demarcate the EPICS route.

Provide pictures of the scenic beauty and key attractive characteristics of the ride (photos can be used on and should be uploaded into Pictures should be supplied in an 2048 KB or smaller archive file, e.g. .zip or .tar.gz, etc.