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Epic Teams are hugely popular at 2012 Trans-Sylvania Epic

Epic Teams are the fastest growing category at this year’s NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Presented by Dirt Rag and for good reason. The fun, team approach and the complete customization of the week afforded by this choice has numbers tripling in this category in just one year.

The Epic Team category lets teams of riders choose their own adventure through Trans-Sylvania. A team’s standing is based on the fastest rider each day and only one member must finish each stage. But, this is no relay – every member may ride every day. You choose.

Can’t be there all week? You don’t have to be. Feeling tired from yesterday? Take the day off. Feel awesome? Ride every stage. Even better, the winning team goes home with the perpetual Epic Team Cup and earns the team a free entry for the next year.

For some Epic Teams are a way to ride the incredible trails in the Allegheny mountains as part of the “mountain bike summer camp” setting of TSEpic but not invest the entire week away from family and work. Others find the idea of spending the whole week riding with friends, while the TSEpic crew takes care of everything else, the best way they can think of to do a mountain bike vacation – and one of the most affordable.

Cannondale’s pro ‘cross/road/mtb racer Tim Johnson is even joining in the fun – and may be taking the possibilities to the extreme. He’ll first race in Killington, Vermont, on the road starting on Saturday, May 26, finish up his road racing on Memorial Day and then make the run to Camp TSE in order to start the Coburn Stage on Tuesday morning with his team mates Rich O’Neil (NoTubes), Peter Pelychaty (NoTubes), and Bryon Kremer (Cannondale).

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