Celebrating its third year, the Epic Rides Hail the Trail initiative is a fundraiser for trails, rewarding three lucky winners with a brand-new mountain bike from Specialized Bikes, Pivot Cycles, and Scott Sports. To date, Hail the Trail has raised more than US$70,000, benefiting trail building organisations in the host communities of the Epic Rides Series.
Trail building organisations that have benefited include:
- Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) in Prescott, Arizona
- Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA) in Grand Junction, Colorado
- Muscle Powered in Carson City, Nevada
- Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC) in Northwest Arkansas
100% of the proceeds from Hail the Trail will help fund work crews to maintain existing trails and build new trails in each host community.
Thanks to the generosity of Epic Rides’ bike industry partners, three lucky winners will receive either a 2019 Specialized Epic Pro, a 2019 Pivot Mach 6C or a 2019 Scott Spark RC900 WC, each with a retail value of more than US$6,000.
Supporters can purchase tickets for $5 each, with no limit to how many tickets are purchased. All funds raised go to the aforementioned trail organisations, providing more trail opportunities for the public and a legacy from each Epic Rides produced event.
The Hail the Trail fundraiser runs from Wednesday, July 10th through Tuesday, July 23rd. Winners will be drawn on Friday, July 26th. Complete program information and tickets can be purchased at: epicrides.com/hailthetrail/
Use of Hail the Trail funds:
- PMBA intends to put finishing touches on the Spence Basin trail system, as well as start new construction on trails approved by Prescott National Forest to provide more connectivity within the forests system.
- COPMOBA intends to utilize the funds received to further its development of the Palisade Plunge trail, a 32 mile back-country singletrack that will connect the top of the Grand Mesa (10,700′) to the Town of Palisade, CO, (4,700′) via 6000′ of relief, and the style of trail everyone has come to expect from COPMOBA. Epic Rides notes that The Plunge is guaranteed to offer a fast, fun, and challenging ride.
- Muscle Powered is working on the Capitol to Tahoe Trail and Lincoln Bypass trail, both in the final phase of permitting. Once approved, these trails will be built and incorporated into the Carson City Off-Road course, making for one continuous singletrack from the Tahoe Rim Trail all the way back down to Carson City.
- OORC will put its share of Hail the Trail funds towards new trail development in the Kessler Mountain area of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This new network will open access to communities west of the mountain, and an additional 40 acres of green space to the Kessler Mountain Regional Park.