Echo Valley - June 12, 2021

14 miles | 30 miles | 60 miles

Sponsored by Vin du Lac of Chelan

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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 Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

Epic Lite (30-mile) 
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)
— Singlespeed

FSA 14-mile (these categories are not eligible for series awards)
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

*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, we'll provide you with one for a $5 deposit. You can either turn it in after the race and get your money back or 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.

The race will be limited to 250 riders. 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
  • 5:00-8:00pm - packet pickup opportunity at Vin du Lac Winery and Restaurant, 105 Highway 150, Chelan (pickup also available on Saturday)
Saturday

6:30am - Packet pickup begins, Echo Ski Area

Pre-race meetings - 10 minutes before start of each wave

Race Starts
  • 08:30am: 60 Mile Start Men Open/Masters 40-49
  • 08:40am: 60 Mile Start Men 50+, Men SS and Women Open/Masters 40+
  • 9:00am: 30 Mile Start Men Open/Masters 40-49 – All Juniors
  • 9:10am: 30 Mile Start Men 50+, Men SS and Women Open/Masters
  • 9:30am: FSA 14 Mile Start Men Open/Masters, Men 40-49 – All Juniors
  • 9:40am: FSA 14 Mile Start Men 50+, Men SS, Women Open/Masters 40-49, and Women 50+
60 Mile Cutoff times
  • 1:30pm - end of first loop (30 miles)
  •  3:30pm - 2nd time through the Yurt aid station

Race Categories

  • (60-mile): Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Female Open, Female 40+, Singlespeed
  • (14- and 30-mile): Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under), Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under), Singlespeed

Course Details

Course flow, Loops, Finish

With the addition of newly built single-track trails, the course now consists of a 30-mile lap!

You can find the course maps here:

FSA: https://nwepicseries.com/images/maps/EchoFSA14_2018.jpg

30/60: https://nwepicseries.com/images/maps/Echo30Mile_2018.jpg

You can find a downloadable GPX File here: http://caltopo.com/m/6H0K

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!