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No Entry Fee - No Prize Money - No Excuses
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The Comstock EPIC is a self-supported, border-to-border, cross-Nevada, individual time trial mountain bike race following a similar format as the Tour Divide, Arizona Trail, and Colorado Trail Races.
One of the 5 racers showing up at the start of the 2015 ITT Comstock EPIC is Kurt Sandiforth - Nevada City, CA. An experienced long distance Bikepacking Racer, Kurt has completed the triple crown of bikepacking: Tour Divide, Colorado Trail and the Arizona Trail and is the current record holder of the three combined race times. Kurt also set the fastest time on the Trans North California Race in 2014. He made it from Verdi, NV to the Pacific Ocean in 49 Hours. Kurt is currently taking time off from his round-the-world on a fat-bike trip. Kurt expects to complete the 513 mile Comstock EPIC in 3 days -- two 200 mile none stop pushes separated by only two, brief sleep stops, with a final 113 mile push at the end.
Day 1: Crystal Bay, NV (Stateline) – Washoe S.P. 35 Carson
Day 2: Washoe S.P. – Ft Churchill S.P. 36 Virginia
Day 3: Ft Churchill S.P. - Rawhide 76 Dead Camels/Bunejugs *Sand Springs/Cocoon Pass
Day 4: Rawhide - Berlin/Ichthyosaurus S.P. 62 Paradise
Day 5: Berlin/Ich. S.P. – Big Smoky Valley 36 Shoshone/Toiyabe
Day 6: Big Smoky Valley - Monitor Valley 43 Toquima
Day 7: Monitor Valley – Antelope Valley 45 Monitor
(Overnight in Eureka via shuttle)
Day 8: Antelope Valley – Green Springs 50 Fish Creek/Pancake
Day 9: Green Springs – Preston 46 White Pine
Day 10: Preston – Cave Lake S.P. 51 Egan
Day 11: Cave Lake S.P. – Border Inn, NV 46 Schell Creek/Snake
Totals **526+ miles 15 ranges & *1 pass
**Really ended up at 536 total miles with side trips and extra pedaling. :)
In August 2011, Trevor Oxborrow set a new record for crossing Nevada on a mt. bike pedaling the new bike friendly Great Basin Route along the American Discovery Trail!
OFFICIAL RECORD TIME
5 days, 1 hour and 32 minutes
Over 500 miles, 39,000' elevation gain, 16 ranges and about 90% dirt....that's awesome! Think you can beat it? Go right ahead. This is an open challenge to all mt. bikers, endurance athletes and record breaking, fame seekers!
Dream Big...Then Live It!
The American Discovery Trail is a coast to coast, non -motorized use recreational trail that crosses 15 states.
Mountain Bike Nevada has been working closely with the Nevada representatives of the ADT and is pleased to promote and present the new Great Basin Bike Route to the national ADT society as the first alternative bike route along the 6,800 mile trail.
Day 1 - Mountain Bike Nevada- Sept 10, 2011