The Breck Epic stage race traverses 240 miles of Colorado singletrack over the course of six days and is one of the most popular mountain bike events on the calendar.
Now the Greenspeed Project, Inc., organizers of the Breck Epic, is launching a new venture, the inaugural Eagle Outside Festival. Scheduled for May 11-12, 2013 in Eagle, Colo., the event will serve as a showcase for the community’s extensive trail network and as a centerpiece for the town’s destination tourism marketing effort.
The Eagle Outside Festival incorporates many new elements for riders, runners, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. First among them is the inaugural Firebird MTB Race and its counterpart, the women’s only Firebird la Femme. Non-USAC sanctioned, the mountain bike events take place on Saturday and Sunday respectively and collectively boast a $10,000 cash purse with equal payouts for men’s and women’s fields.
The festival also features the Rocky Mountain Bike and Outdoor Expo, a consumer demo boasting some of the bike industry’s leading brands. Santa Cruz, Pivot, Ibis, Felt, Niner, Specialized, Yeti, Ellsworth, Twenty Two Cycles, Orbea, Wilier, Ridley, BMC and many, many more will all be on hand with their latest models. The free demo invites consumers to test ride their dream rigs all day long on Eagle’s signature climbs and descents.
The event will also offer a no-cost set of Strava Challenges. Riders can test themselves on some of Eagle’s signature climbs and descents, trying to best the local hammers and rippers for digital bragging rights.
There’s more than just riding though. New for this year is the Mother of a Half-Marathon, a downhill road marathon that sees competitors finish in the heart of Eagle Ranch. In addition, there will be a 10K longboard push race, a "Chro-Moly Chef" competition, and a wide variety of Mother’s Day activities including yoga, spa treatments, flower delivery, special meal offers from local dining spots and more.