This bike race will be anything but epic!
- Created on Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:08
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
Actually, this ride/race sounds fairly epic, but I think that's the point of its name: the AntiEpic.
When everything is labeled "epic," what really is?
Regardless of how you label it, I'd say Ben Welnak is planning a GREAT spring event. I'll give you a rundown here, but check out his blog to read more and follow developments in coming weeks. The tentative date for this rural Colorado lovefest on two wheels is April 7, but that could change.
This is 150 self-supported miles of wind and "soul sucking" gravel, Welnak says.
That's right: no drop bags, no food/water/aid/cheering stations. There's also no T-shirt, no goody bag and no AE150 sticker for your car.
Just a full day of riding through beautiful Colorado countryside.
150 miles, mostly on hardpack gravel, starting and finishing at Greenland Open Space. Here's the proposed route.
Ben says a group may ride 4-5 hours of the course on Sunday. Check his blog for updates on that action.
And he says on Twitter that about 20 people already are "in" or "maybes" for the AntiEpic. Which is, um ... awesome!