Celebrating its third year, the 2019 Hail the Trail 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 $70,000, benefiting trail building organizations in the host communities of the Epic Rides Series, including:
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 will help fund work crews to maintain the existing trail 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 $6,000.
Supporters can purchase tickets for $5 each, with no limit to how many tickets purchased. All funds raised go to the aforementioned trail organizations, providing more trail opportunities for the public and a lasting legacy from each Epic Rides produced event.
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 their development of the Palisade Plunge trail, a 32 mile sweet riding back-country singletrack that will connect the top of the Grand Mesa (10,700') to the Town of Palisade, CO, (4,700') via - yes, 6000' of relief, and the style of trail everyone has come to expect from COPMOBA. 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 their 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.
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/
The more tickets purchased, the better the odds of winning while enabling more trail to be constructed.
For more information on the Off-Road Series, visit epicrides.com or follow @epicrides @carsoncityoffroad @whiskeyoffroad @grandjunctionoffroad and @oztrailsoffroad on social media channels.