**Registration opens December 17, 2016 @ 8:am**
The Epic is becoming a must attend event. Registration will close at 350 participants. Registration will fill up! See you all on the Gravel!
April 29th.2017 Race Start @ 6:45 am
Top 5 Overall Men and Women Cash Prizes
Professional Chip Timing
KOM and QOM Awards
Free Drop Bag Service
Free Finisher Beer
Welcome gravel road racers. We are excited to have you back at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you just show up and race or make it a weekend vacation, Lake of the Ozarks and our event are sure to please you. Go to http://www.funlake.com to explore the many activities and amenities the Lake of the Ozark area has to offer. As for what we are offering, on-site there will be food trucks, coffee, bonfires, Music, and activities.This all happens at CryBaby Campground and River Bottom MX – 6 Riddle RD. Kaiser, MO. If your into motor X bring you bike and ride their trails. Contact us to make reservations for tent or R.V. camping. For hotel reservations: Quality Inn 3501 Bagnell Dam BLVD Lake Ozark, MO 65049 (573) 365-2700
Gravel is different everywhere. At Lake of the Ozarks the gravel roads are rideable rain or shine. You’ve chosen to race the unrelenting the Epic 80 mile route or to take on the the Epic 150 mile beast. During your race you can expect chunky new gravel, fresh graded roads, fast hardpack, creek crossings, big glorious views, tight switchback roads, big hills, and miles of rollers. The Epic is sure to test your limits, but is also possible to be finished by all riders.
Rider meeting will be Friday night at 7:00. We highly recommend that you make the meeting. Course cautions and highlights will be stated. Prizes from some of our great sponsors will be raffled thanks to Bike Stop Bicycle Stores, Red Wheel Bike Shop, and others. Pick-up your free t-shirt, and Grab Bag with included swag from Hammer Nutrition.
Maps and GPS files will be e-mailed to all racers two weeks prior to race start. If you need help uploading the GPS file to your Garmin we will have someone on site at the pre-race meeting to assist you.
The Epic 150 course will have 3 checkpoints, 3 convenience stores, and possibly a surprise oasis.
The Epic 80 course will have 2 checkpoints, 2 convenience stores, and possibly a surprise oasis.
You will need your own sag support or you can utilize our free drop bag service.
EVENT SPONSORS, ORGANIZERS, PROMOTERS, STAFF, and anyone having anything to do with this event ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY OR WELL BEING. We cannot stress this strongly enough…YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!
Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injured… or worse.
Be courteous and respectful at all times. Participants must obey all city, county, and state laws, and “Rules of the Road”.
Course will be marked prior to event. Do not rely on course marking. Use cue sheets and or maps. Route may be loaded in to the participants GPS prior to start.
Each route will have several checkpoints where riders must check-in. There will be a cutoff time based on 10 mph. Any participant not reaching a checkpoint before the cutoff time will not be allowed to continue. Cutoff times are established for the purpose of rider safety. Therefore, these times will be strictly enforced.
Official checkpoints along the route will serve as neutral areas where event participants may meet their support crew to restock supplies and repair equipment. These checkpoints will be the only locations along the course where participants may receive assistance from their support crew.
Support Crews are not allowed on course, except to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event. Alternate routes to checkpoints will be given to support crews.
Participants are required to wear a properly approved helmet at all times while operating their bicycle.
Each participant is required to have a clear front headlamp and a red tail light for the duration of the event. At race start and if continuing after dark participants are required to have a clear front headlamp capable of navigating in the dark (minimum 500 lumens) and a red tail light. Additional lighting may be attached to helmet or bike at official check points.
Be careful and take care of yourself! Your safety is up to you. Bring plenty of food and hydration. Cellular service may not always be available but we highly recommend carrying a cell phone to contact someone in case of an emergency. Carry spare inner tubes and inflation system.
Lake Regional Hospital – Hospital Drive Osage Beach, MO – 573-348-8000
EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
Schedule of Events
Friday April 29th.
Leisure group ride – 20 +/- miles
Rider check-in open
Pre-race shenanigans start
Food truck open
Rider check-in closed
You should probably stop shenanigans and get some sleep
Saturday April 30th.
Coffee shop open
Rider check-in open
Riders line up at start line. 150 riders will line up in front. Troll 80 riders will line up in back.
Activities will commence throughout the day Saturday at the campground
For more see: http://epic150.com/