The first annual Mt. Borah Epic (MTB Race) will take place during the CAMBA Festival of Trails hosted in Hayward, WI, the weekend of June 8-9, 2013. CAMBA, short for Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association, has developed miles of pristine, smooth single track that the Epic route will pay tribute to during the 30-mile point-to-point race. 100 percent of race profits will go back to CAMBA, benefiting the continuous growth and development of a trail system that leaves riders grinning from ear to ear upon completion.
Racers will start at Telemark Resort, located near Cable, then ride south towards Hayward, finishing 30 miles down the trail at Hatchery Creek Park, just outside of town. Along the route, riders will traverse everything from fast, rolling single track, to twisting, challenging trail sections that make this race truly epic. Other unique features include a 200-foot “log prime shortcut” and a section of trail CAMBA calls the “Gravity Cavity.” All these features and more to ensure the racecourse takes full advantage of CAMBA’s trail building expertise.
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the Festival of Trails for the first annual Mt. Borah Epic,” said Jack Zabrowski, Mt. Borah’s event coordinator. “This course is nothing short of amazing, and I have no doubt this will become an annual event for many riders,” added Zabrowski. CAMBA Executive Director Ron Bergin had this to say about the Epic, “When Mt. Borah approached us and presented the idea of putting on this race, with all profits going to CAMBA, we couldn’t help but be anything but excited for the opportunity. After reviewing the concept with our board, we quickly realized how nicely it fit with our existing Festival of Trails event, opening it up to a wider audience”.
To learn more about the Mt. Borah Epic, stay updated on event details, inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, please visit www.mtborahepic.com. A short promotional video with GoPro footage of the race course can be seen here.
About Mt. Borah
In business since 1997, Mt. Borah has grown to become the premier manufacturer of high quality custom sublimated active apparel; including cycling, Nordic, alpine, triathlon, running and corporate. All of Mt. Borah’s custom products are precision made at the company’s headquarters in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, where the latest technological advancements in apparel production are utilized.
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association, is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization whose mission is: To support mountain bike advocacy, education, sustainable trail development and tourism in the Chequamegon Area in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, local governments and agencies and private landowners. CAMBA is responsible for the development and management of a regional mountain bike trail system of over 300 miles in northern Sawyer and southern Bayfield Counties of Wisconsin. Trails are based in the towns of Cable, Delta, Drummond, Hayward, Namakagon and Seeley on National and county forests and some private land.