Welcome to the 1st Annual Carson City Off-Road event presented by Epic Rides. This is the final stop in a three-part race series that started back in April at the Whiskey event held in Prescott, Arizona. The second stop was the Grand Junction Off-Road in Colorado which took place last May. The event serves as a major boost for mountain biking in each community that takes part and gives back as much as it takes. Another goal of the series is to help professional racers to be able to make a better living in the sport through larger pay-outs. Pro riders must complete all three 50 mile backcountry rides in the series in order to qualify for prize money. This year, Epic Rides is offering a cash purse of $30,000, which will be equally divided between the pro men and women in the top five spots. As a bonus to the trail races, the event doubles as a bike festival with an assortment of vendors, food, beer and plenty of live music.
In an effort to bring mountain bike racing closer to the spectators, there are a number of neighborhood Criterium races that take place as well. The Klunker Crit race is open to all and promotes strictly good times. The Pro Crit gets a little more serious and definitely delivers high-paced action.
Carson City lies about 45 minutes from Reno in the state of Nevada and serves as the capital of the state. The event promoters have been working with the city for over 10 years to make this event come to fruition, and the bike festival is in perfect alignment with the long-term goals of the city to become an outdoor destination.epicerides.com