Echo Valley - June 11, 2022

14 miles | 30 miles | 60 miles

Sponsored by Vin du Lac of Chelan

NW Epic Series' 2nd stop will once again be at Echo Valley in Chelan on the scenic and smooth flowing trails of Echo Ridge/Valley above beautiful Lake Chelan. The Echo Valley Ski Resort will have camping and facilities available, ideal for a weekend of racing and relaxing.

 

Race Categories

Epic (60-mile)
— Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Male 50-59, Male 60+, Male Jr (18 and under)*
— Female 19-39, Female 40-49, Female 50-59, Female 60+, Female Jr (18 and under)*
— Singlespeed, Clydesdale 210+, Athenea 165+, Non-Binary

Epic Lite (30-mile) 
— Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Male 50-59, Male 60+, Male Jr (18 and under)
— Female 19-39, Female 40-49, Female 50-59, Female 60+, Female Jr (18 and under)
— Singlespeed, Clydesdale 210+, Athenea 165+, Non-Binary

FSA 14-mile (these categories are not eligible for series awards)
— Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Male 50-59, Male 60+, Male Jr (18 and under)*
— Female 19-39, Female 40-49, Female 50-59, Female 60+, Female Jr (18 and under)*
— Singlespeed, Clydesdale 210+, Athenea 165+, Non-Binary

*Junior categories are only eligible for Series points at the 30-mile distance

Kids Event

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will be organizing an event just for the kids! Check back later for more details.

Chip Timing

If you already have a chip, use it (just let us know the number). If you don't have one, you can purchase on for $10. Please keep it for future races.

FSA Loop 14-mile

For riders who want to try racing but not commit to the long distance or for those of you who want to push the limits and go Full Speed Ahead!

 

Sponsored by Vin du Lac

Vin du Lac of Chelan, one of the top Wineries in the region, and was named “Winery of the Year” in 2010.

We provide a well marked course, awards, race swag, fully stocked aid stations (Clif Product, nuun, fruit, peanut butter, cookies, crackers, etc) and a post race feast.

Schedule

Friday
  • 3:00pm - onsite camping opens
    • Camping is available at $15 per tent/car/trailer per night. Available Friday and Saturday nights. Pay onsite (cash or check only). All payment goes directly to Echo Valley Ski Club
  • 5:00-8:00pm - packet pickup opportunity at Vin du Lac Winery and Restaurant, 105 Highway 150, Chelan (pickup also available on Saturday)
Saturday

Race Day Schedule

Bag Drop (30- and 60-mile riders only)

  • 8:00am sharp - drop bags depart for aid station
  • FSA riders: no bag drop

60 Mile Riders

  • 6:30-8:00am - bib pickup
  • 8:30am - Start for Male 19-39, Male 40-49, and Singlespeed
  • 8:35am - Start for ALL Females, All other Male, Non-Binary

30 Mile Riders

  • 7:00-8:30am - bib pickup
  • 8:40am - Start for Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Singlespeed
  • 8:45am - Start for All other Male and Juniors
  • 8:55am - Start for ALL Females, Non-Binary

FSA 17 Mile Riders

  • 8:00-9:00am - bib pickup
  • 9:00am - Start for ALL Males
  • 9:05am - Start for ALL Females, Non-Binary

Cutoffs

  • 2:30pm: 60 Mile - end of 2nd loop
  • 4:30pm: 60 Mile - end of 4th loop
  • 7:00pm - Course closes

Racer packet

Download a PDF (update in progress)

Race Categories

  • (60-mile): Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Male 50-59, Male 60+, Female 19-39, Female 40+, Singlespeed, Clydesdale 210+, Athenea 165+,Non-Binary
  • (14- and 30-mile): Male 19-39, Male 40-49, Male 50-59, Male 60+, Male Jr (18 and under),Singlespeed, Clydesdale 210+
  • (14- and 30-mile): Female 19-39, Female 40-49, Female 50-59, Female 60+, Female Jr (18 and under), Singlespeed, Atheneea 165+,Non-Binary

Course Details

Course flow, Loops, Finish

Courses are 15-mile loops. Check out the interactive map. (Update in progress)

You can also download a GPX file.

60-mile: 4 loops
30-mile: 2 loops
FSA: 1 loop

Aid/Drop Bags

There will be 2 aid stations per loop, which are accessed twice each, so a total of 4 aid for 30 mile and 9 aid for 60 mile, about every 5-10 miles.

Aids #1 and #2: food provided TBA 

Aid #1 will also have your drop bags (you will need to drop off your drop bag 15 Minutes prior to start, no bins allowed).

***IMPORTANT***

When coming through on your last lap at Aid #1 (2x per loop, so basically 2nd time on 30 Miler, 4th time on 60 Miler), you can drop your bag in the return pile, or else you will either need to wait until the race is over or drive to Aid #1 and pick up your drop bag.

Finish Race Food, Drinks, all at the Awards, Raffle will all be at the Finish Line starting when first riders finish.

Course Etiquette

When on the course please be sure to use courtesy, call out when passing and if someone is calling out to pass move over and allow that person to pass.

Course Markings:  The course will be marked extensively with pink and orange clip-on streamers, yellow caution tape, and directional arrows.

Parking and Start Location

Parking will be available at the Echo Valley Ski area.  We will have parking attendants available to assist you with this process. 

The start AND finish will be at Echo Valley Ski Lodge. 

   

Series Sponsor

Thanks to Series sponsor Hammer Nutrition. No matter the challenge, Hammer performs!

Movies and campfires

Friday and Saturday night, at the start/finish area, we'll be showing movies outdoors (weather permitting). We'll also have a campfire going, so come on out and join the fun!  

 

Neutral Support 

Thanks to Full Circle Cycle Shop, who will out there to help you with minor mechanical problems during the race.

 

  

Additional Sponsorship

 Company Creek provides yummy pizza for all riders! That's over 30 pizzas, folks!