The world's top off-road racers were deprived of their chance to tackle the terrain of Wisconsin's driftless region when Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Olympics but this summer that opportunity returns. On Saturday, Aug. 28, any fit cyclist can take on the challenging slopes in a 75-mile race now called the Unnamed Epic.
Racers will start in the historic town of Mineral Point, Wis., ride through Governor Dodge State Park and Brigham County Park, and finish at southern Wisconsin's highest point in Blue Mound State Park. More than a full mile of elevation will be gained as racers navigate across multiple trails, snowmobile trail easements, paved road segments and the Military Ridge State Trail.
Advance registration for the Unnamed Epic is strongly encouraged as entries will be capped at 600 solo riders and 100 two-athlete teams. The Founders Club, reserved for the first 50 Unnamed Epic registrants, sold out within hours of online registration opening. The first wave of Early Registration ends May 31, with entry fees increasing on June 1 and then again on August 1. Register early to ensure your spot in the inaugural year of the Unnamed Epic. http://www.unnamedepic.com/