Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road is scheduled for June 28-30, 2019.
The Epic Rides Off-Road Series is a nationally recognized mountain bike festival featuring endurance racing, music, biking exhibitions and much more. The City entered into a five-year agreement with Epic Rides and the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority regarding the Carson City Off-Road event to be held the third weekend of each June. The 2016 event was the first under the agreement, since the inaugural event, participant and spectator counts have increased and continue to draw more national attention to the Carson City trail system and bike-minded community.
This year’s Carson City Off-Road was rescheduled for June 28-30 in response to the significant snowfall this winter brought. Planning and coordination efforts have been underway for several months. Numerous City departments are involved as well as Epic Rides staff and the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority. Additional partners have been involved as well, including Muscle Powered, the Nevada State Parks Department, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Each year the course underwent modifications to reduce potential impacts on both residents and businesses. Much of the planning and coordination emphasizes on establishing an effective traffic control plan to limit the need for continuous street closures. Throughout the duration of the endurance racing, streets in the west side will have flaggers at intersections and major route transitions. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit will escort off-road participants on both the egress and ingress course into downtown.
Bicyclists are required to have head lamps and tail lamps for nighttime riding in Carson City. Helmets are mandatory for those participating; however helmets are not mandatory for spectator riders but all riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. Please ensure proper gear is being utilized. Please use bike locks to secure bicycles when left unattended and use designated bicycle racks if possible, do not block or obstruct pedestrian walkways.
The City's public transit system, Jump Around Carson (JAC) will operate alternate routes for Route 2B and Route 3 for Friday, June 28 and Saturday June 29. View details at carson.org/JAC.
Friday, June 28th
2:30p Capital15 Fun Ride: Carson Street
3:30p – 8p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Carson St.
6:00p Free Klunker Crit (with a donation of 2 canned goods)
6:15p Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Carson St. (20 min + 3 laps)
7:00p Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Carson St. (20 min + 3 laps)
8p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Criterium Awards
8:30p Controlled Burn: McFadden Plaza
Saturday, June 29th
7:30a Capital 50 Backcountry Ride: Carson St.
8:15a Capital 35 Backcountry Ride: Carson St.
10a – 9p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens
11:00a Hellbound Glory: Main Stage
12:30p Failure Machine: McFadden Plaza
2p Silver: Main Stage
4p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
6:45p Raise A Pint to our Dedication Recipient, Joel Dunn: Main Stage
7:00p Headliner Keller Williams & The Hillbenders take the Main Stage
8:30p The After Party with Jordan T. at the Brewery Arts Center
Sunday, June 30th
8:30a Pro Men Backcountry Race: Downtown Carson City
8:40a Pro Women Backcountry Race: Downtown Carson City
8:45a Shimano Kids’ Fun Ride: Downtown Carson City
10a – 2p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens
1p Four Peaks Brewing Co. Pro Awards Party: Main Stage