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IMBA Epics

IMBA EPICS

The IMBA EPICS list is crowd-sourced annually via a public nomination process. The EPICS designation denotes a true backcountry riding experience. IMBA EPICS are what many mountain bikers live for and make travel plans around: immersive rides that are technically and physically challenging, beautiful to behold and worthy of celebration.  

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IMBA EPICS
Bangtail Divide, Bozeman, Montana
Mt Buller
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Australian Alpine, Mt. Buller, Australia
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Big South Fork / All 5 Ride, Oneida, Tennessee
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Rothrock TrailMix, State College, Pennsylvania
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Upper Buffalo Headwaters, Northwest Arkansas

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Your mountain biking bucket list. We thank the many IMBA chapters, other trail groups and land managers that support these great rides.

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United States

Johnson Pass Trail, AK

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, AR

Ouachita National Recreation Trail, AR

Syllamo, AR

Upper Buffalo Headwaters, AR

Womble Trail, AR

Black Canyon Trail, AZ

Armstrong to Strawberry, CA

Big Boulder, CA

Cannell Trail, CA

South Yuba, CA

Tahoe Rim, CA

Buffalo Creek, CA

Colorado Trail, southern segments, CO

Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop, CO

Monarch Crest, CO

Bull and Jake Mountain, GA

Galena Grinder, ID

High Country Pathway, MI

Bangtail Divide, MT

Tsali Loops, NC

United States

Kerr Scott, NC

Maah Daah Hey, ND

South Boundary Trail, NM

Ellicottville Loop, NY

Mohican State Park, OH

North Umpqua, OR

Surveyor's Ridge, OR

Waldo Lake, OR

Rattling Creek, PA

Rothrock State Forest, PA

Big South Fork, TN

Fresno-Sauceda Loop, TX

Goodwater Loop, TX

Hurricane Cliffs Rim Loop, UT

Mid Mountain Loop, UT

Southern Traverse, VA

Plains of Abraham, WA

Rock Lake, WI

Gauley Headwaters, WV

Spruce Knob Seneca, WV

Curt Gowdy State Park, WY

Grand Targhee Loop, WY

International

Mt. Buller, Victoria, Australia

Beowulf, British Columbia, Canada

Mountain Hero, Yukon Territory, Canada

Seven Summits, British Columbia, Canada

Warner Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Sininen Saavutus Trail, Suomussalmi, Finland

Laugavegur Route, Urrioafossvegur, Iceland

Heaphy Track, Nelson, New Zeland

Old Ghost Road, Nelson, New Zeland

Afan Forest Park, Port Talbot, Wales

What makes an EPIC, epic?

The EPICS designation is designed to recognize the most adventurous and special of rides.

Criteria

  • 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 mtbproject.com or other online source
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