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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.  

Bangtail Divide
IMBA EPICS
Bangtail Divide, Bozeman, Montana
Mt Buller
IMBA EPICS
Australian Alpine, Mt. Buller, Australia
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IMBA EPICS
Big South Fork / All 5 Ride, Oneida, Tennessee
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IMBA EPICS
Rothrock TrailMix, State College, Pennsylvania
arkansas
IMBA EPICS
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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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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Application process

EPICS nominations are accepted once a year in the summer. We will post the 2018 application form and announce the process when it opens. 

Meet the crew

Contact us if you have any questions about EPICS.

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