International Mountain Bicycling Association mtb experiences

International Mountain Bicycling Association mtb experiences

What makes an IMBA EPIC ride EPIC?

The EPICS designation is designed to recognize the most adventurous and special of mountain bike rides and is awarded by IMBA staff following a comprehensive accreditation process based on the following criteria:

  • Demanding, mostly singletrack trail experience in a natural setting
  • Denotes a true backcountry riding experience in remote settings
  • One that is technically and physically challenging
  • More than 80 percent singletrack
  • At least 20 miles in length
  • EPICS route is mapped on mtbproject.com or other online source
  • ALASKA

    • Johnson Pass, Cooper Landing
    • ARIZONA

      • Black Canyon Trail, Phoenix
      • ARKANSAS

        • Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Hot Springs
        • Ouachita National Recreation Trail, Hot Springs
        • Syllamo Trails, Mountain View
        • Upper Buffalo, Fayetteville
        • Womble Trail, Hot Springs
          • CALIFORNIA

            • Armstrong to Strawberry, Tahoe
            • Big Boulder From Packer Saddle, Downieville
            • Cannell Trail, Kernville
            • Tahoe Rim and Flume Trail, Tahoe
            • COLORADO

              • Aspen Snowmass Megaloop, Aspen
              • Buffalo Creek Big Loop, Denver
              • Colorado trail - the entire mtb route, Denver
              • Monarch Crest, Salida
              • GEORGIA

                • Bull and Jake Mountain, Dahlonega
                • IDAHO

                  • Galena Grinder, Boise
                  • MICHIGAN

                    • High Country Pathway, Gaylord
                    • MONTANA

                      • Bangtail Divide, Helena
                      • NEW MEXICO

                        • South Boundary Trail, Taos
                        • NEW YORK

                          • Ellicottville Loop, Ellicottlville
                          • NORTH CAROLINA

                            • Kerr Scott, Wilkesboro
                            • Tsali Left and Right Loops, Bryson
                            • NORTH DAKOTA

                              • Maah Daah Hey, Medora
                              • OHIO

                                • Mohican State Park mtb trail, Mansfield
                                • OREGON

                                  • North Umpqua, Oakridge
                                  • Surveyor's Ridge, Portland
                                  • Waldo Lake Loop, Oakridge
                                  • PENNSYLVANIA

                                    • Rattling Creek, Harrisburg
                                    • Rothrock TrailMix, State College
                                    • TENNESSEE

                                      • Big South Fork, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
                                      • TEXAS

                                        • Fresno-Sauceda Loop, Terlingua
                                        • Goodwater Loop of Lake Georgetown, Georgetown
                                        • UTAH

                                          • Hurricane Rim Loop, St George
                                          • Mid Mountain Loop, Park City
                                          • VIRGINIA

                                            • Southern Traverse, Harrisonburg
                                            • WISCONSIN

                                              • Rock Lake, Cable
                                              • WYOMING

                                                • Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne
                                                • INTERNATIONAL:

                                                  • Australian Alpine EPIC, Mt Buller Australia
                                                  • Beowulf the Loop, Silver Star, Canada
                                                  • Heaphy Track, Nelson (South Island), New Zealand
                                                  • Laugavegur Route, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland
                                                  • Old Ghost Road, Nelson (South Island) New Zealand
                                                  • Seven Summits, Rossland, Canada
                                                  • Sininen Saavutus Trail, Suomussalmi, Hossa National Park, Finland
                                                  • W2 Afan Forest Park, Port Talbot, Wales
                                                  • The Ride Centers™ designation recognizes the pinnacle of mountain biking communities. These are large-scale facilities with something for every rider, from a variety of riding experiences to a variety of ways to have fun off the bike. Below, we have listed all the IMBA Ride Centre destinations for your perusal. 

                                                    Ride Centers™ feature extensive trail networks, masterfully designed for mountain bikers of every skill level and built by professional trailbuilders and local volunteers. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer. Ride Centers™ range from renowned gold-level destinations like Park City, UT, and Oakridge, OR, to smaller towns that totally revolve around the ride like McCall, ID, or Marquette, MI.

                                                    ALABAMA

                                                    • Coldwater Mountain, Anniston Bronze
                                                    • ARIZONA

                                                      • Tucson Silver
                                                      • Valley of the Sun, Phoenix Bronze
                                                      • ARKANSAS

                                                        • Bentonville Silver
                                                        • Fayetteville Bronze
                                                        • Hot Springs Bronze
                                                        • COLORADO

                                                          • Roaring Fork/Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Bronze
                                                          • Steamboat Bike Town, Steamboat Springs Silver
                                                          • Vail Valley, Eagle County Silver
                                                          • FLORIDA

                                                            • Santos, Ocala Bronze
                                                            • GEORGIA

                                                              • Central Savannah River Area Bronze
                                                              • IDAHO

                                                                • Teton-Ridge Silver
                                                                • McCall Silver
                                                                • Sun Valley Silver
                                                                • INDIANA

                                                                  • Brown County, Nashville Bronze
                                                                  • MICHIGAN

                                                                    • Copper Harbor Silver
                                                                    • Marquette Bronze
                                                                    • MINNESOTA

                                                                      • Cuyuna Lakes, Crosby Silver
                                                                      • Duluth Gold
                                                                      • Twin Cities: Minneapolis Bronze
                                                                      • MONTANA

                                                                        • Helena Silver
                                                                        • NEW MEXICO

                                                                          • Santa Fe Silver
                                                                          • OREGON

                                                                            • Oakridge Gold
                                                                            • PENNSYLVANIA

                                                                              • Reading Bronze
                                                                              • UTAH

                                                                                • Park City Gold
                                                                                • VIRGINIA

                                                                                  • Harrisonburg Bronze
                                                                                  • Richmond Bronze
                                                                                  • Virginia's Blue Ridge, Roanoke Silver
                                                                                  • WISCONSIN

                                                                                    • Chequamegon area: Cable Bronze
                                                                                    • WYOMING

                                                                                      • Teton-Ridge Silver
                                                                                      • INTERNATIONAL

                                                                                        • Bike Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand Silver
                                                                                        • Burns Lake, BC Canada Bronze
                                                                                        • Livigno, Italy Silver
                                                                                        • Mt Buller, Australia Bronze
                                                                                        • Nelson, New Zealand Gold
                                                                                        • Rotorua, New Zealand Gold
                                                                                        • Rychlebske Stezky, Czech Republic Bronze
                                                                                        • Silver Star Resort, BC, Canada Silver
                                                                                        • Singltek pod Smrkem, Czech Republic Bronze
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