Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, United States

Start Date

07/23/2022

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Activities: Virtual 🚴🏿‍♂️ Challenge, Multi-Sport, 26 miles, 52 miles, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 10 miles, 10 km

The Emerald Mountain Epic is a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs' finest singletrack, while also acting as a fundraiser for Partners in Routt County and Routt County Riders.  

Through our virtual experience, you have the opportunity still support two amazing local non-profits, Partners in Routt County and Routt County Riders, without committing to participating in our race!

Challenge yourself to complete the same lengths as the actual event at your own pace, and on your own time.  Choose to do a 26-mile mountain bike ride (same as our 1-lap Duo course), a 52-mile mountain bike ride (same as our 2-lap Solo course), a half trail marathon, and/or a full trail marathon!  And, to truly recreate the challenge of the actual Emeral Mountain Epic, ride or run a course that will have a similar elevation profile to the EME!  For every challenge you complete, you will earn additional entries into our prize drawings.  For example, if you sign up for and complete a 26-mile mountain bike ride, you'll earn one entry.  However, if you sign up and complete a 52-mile mountain bike ride with over 7,000 feet of elevation gain AND a full trail marathon with over 3,500 feet of elevation gain, you'll earn EIGHT entries into our prize drawing. 

Just because it is “virtual” doesn’t mean you have to do it inside on your trainer or treadmill.  In fact, we’d prefer to see you enjoying the vast, great outdoors.  If you are in the Yampa Valley, or able to travel here, do the virtual event on the actual course.  However, if you can’t visit us, we encourage you to find a trail of similar length an elevation near you.  For ideas, you may want to reach out to your local bike shop.

WHY TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY

  • You like mountain biking and/or trail running, but you’ve never considered racing.  This is an opportunity to see how your times would stack up against our race competitors and other remote riders.
  • You support the missions Routt County Riders and/or Partners of Routt County, and you would like to participate in this as a fundraising event for these organizations.  You don’t have to be competitive at all to support the causes!
  • You're otherwise committed on August 7th & 8th, making this is the next best thing!

BENEFITS

  • Virtual Swag Bag
  • T-Shirt
  • Beer/Lunch Tickets
  • Drawing for Prizes
  • Knowing that you’ve supported two amazing causes!

FAQ’s

  • Is there a competitive element to the virtual option?
    • If you’re a competitive person, then we absolutely recommend that you set goals and compete against yourself.  Also, if you are able to ride the trails in Steamboat, and you are a Strava subscriber, you will be able to compare your times to other people who are doing the 2020 Emerald Mountain Epic course!  However, when it comes to results and prizes, we will only be considering successful completion of the challenges.
  • Can I choose multiple rides/runs over the two week period that add up to my challenge length?
    • No, the challenges must be completed in a single ride/run.
  • Do the challenges have to be completed off-road?
    • Technically, we cannot stop you from completing these challenges on an indoor bike/trainer, on a road bike, or running on a flat paved trail.  However, the idea is to challenge yourself to complete something similar to the course that our actual racers will be competing on.  We highly encourage you to make this an off-road ride/run.
  • What if I don’t normally log my rides/runs with a GPS Tracker?
    • You will be able to manually log your rides/runs on the honor system.
  • Why iss the virtual component a 2-week event?
    • We understand that some people will choose to virtually participate on the actual courses.  However, we don’t want virtual participants all on the same trails on the same dates.  That kind of defeats the purpose of going virtual.  This allows us to spread the trail usage out over a couple of weeks. 
  • Can I participate virtually with a teammate, like I would if it were a Duo?
    • Absolutely, we encourage you to find friends to participate with you.  However, please abide by all local, state and federal guidelines for social distancing and recreating safely.

 

 

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