Carson City Off-Road Course Announcement

Carson City Off-Road Courses Deliver Challenge & Unique Capitol City Opportunities

(CARSON CITY, Nevada.) April 12, 2016 – In cooperation with Visit Carson City, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Nevada State Parks, it’s with great excitement Epic Rides today unveiled the Inaugural Carson City Off-Road mountain bike event course maps.

Like the popular Whiskey & Grand Junction Off-Road events, the Carson City Off-Road offers three distance options allowing beginner, weekend warrior and pro level mountain bikers to choose the challenge that’s right for them. Distances include the Capitol 15, 35 & 50 routes, where 1 Capitol = 1 mile; the prefix pays homage to the event’s location in front of the sprawling lawn of Nevada’s State Capitol building on Carson St.

A featured landmark among a smorgasbord of Capitol City opportunities and experiences, participants will enjoy the opportunity to pass by the Nevada State Governor’s mansion along each route, including the kids ride and Pro criterium course. Most impressive, the Pro category has been invited into the Governor’s mansion for their pre-ride meeting on Friday, June 17th at 2 p.m.

“I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

– Mark Twain

A Carson City resident, Twain’s quote parallels each route’s ability to deliver personal development through experience. Adequate preparation will pay dividends as each course starts with a significant climb up Kings Canyon Road into the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, and rewards the prepared endurance athlete with big descents back to the Washoe Valley.

The Capitol 35 & 50 courses start with a 12 mile climb, top out at 8,200 ft. on the scenic Tahoe Rim Trail singletrack and serve up views of four different alpine lakes, including Lake Tahoe. Each route includes the following popular singletrack trails:

Capitol 50  (Click Here for course map)

  • Spooner Lake Trail
  • Tahoe Rim Trail segment
  • Snap Dragon Trail
  • Red House flume
  • Ash to Kings Trail

Capitol 35  (Click Here for course map)

  • Spooner Lake Trail
  • Tahoe Rim Trail segment
  • Sunflower Hill Trail
  • Secret Trail
  • Creek Trail
  • Lower Ash Canyon Trail
  • Jackrabbit Trail

Capitol 15  (Click Here for course map)

The Capitol 15 course, with over 10 miles of singletrack, utilizes the Ash to Kings Trail in reverse plus Lower Ash Canyon Creek Trail and Jackrabbit Trail. A point of pride for Carson City’s trails community, the Ash to Kings Trail was built by local trail advocacy group Muscle Powered and is rideable by all levels of mountain biker – as long as they toe the start line with the fortitude needed to usher them up the first climb.

“Carson City’s trail network is well built and inviting to all levels of mountain biker, said Epic Rides President, Todd Sadow.“ And, with numerous cooperative land agencies and land owners coming together to show off the area’s natural resources, together we’ve constructed a day on the bike that all attendees will enjoy and can be proud to have completed,” he said.

Event registration opened on January 1, 2016 and is quickly approaching the 600-rider limit. Registration and event information is available here:

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Bikers ride in Ash Canyon in Carson City, Nev., in June 2015. Photo by Rick Gunn

Carson City, NV Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging singletrack, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences beyond the mountain bike.

Visitors will find plenty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents to encounter. Carson City is a progressive community that has evolved to offer exceptional experiences to visitors, regardless of their interests. From the memorable Sierra Nevada to reminiscent days gone by of the V&T Railroad and beautifully restored buildings, Carson City offers outstanding opportunities to travelers.

Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center, Tour of the White Mountains, the Whiskey Off-Road, the Grand Junction Off-Road, and the newly announced Carson City Off-Road are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and health benefits inherent in the sport.

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