AntiEpic 160 Course Info
This is NOT normal Colorado riding. If you are thinking that it’s climbing and descending mountains, you’d be way off. It’s more of eastern Colorado plains meets great views of mountain peaks. It is very rural.
Start and Finish
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 6:30am – Ride start
6:30pm – ? Post-ride “ceremony” and gathering (To be determined)
Start/Finish: Pikes Peak Brewing – 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132 . ***Please note that this is a new start/finish location for 2014***
Distance: 168 miles
Elevation Gain: 8,700 Feet
Estimated Time: 9-14 hours
- Click for Turn-by-Turn Directions – This is the full route
- Click for Strava Course Map – NOTE THAT THIS MAP IS NOT COMPLETE (IT DOES NOT GO FROM AND TO PIKES PEAK BREWERY) – SEE TURN-BY-TURN FOR THE FULL MAP
- Click for Garmin Connect Map – NOTE THAT THIS MAP IS NOT COMPLETE (IT DOES NOT GO FROM AND TO PIKES PEAK BREWERY) – SEE TURN-BY-TURN FOR THE FULL MAP
The course is a lot of pretty well packed gravel. Obviously, conditions will dictate the firmness of the gravel. It’ll be a thin mountain bike tire or fat cross tire that will do the trick. If you are a monstercross type guy or girl, you’ll be fine. There is one stretch that is about 4-5 miles that I’ve termed a “B” road (see picture below). It’s basically a ranch access road that is more of a dirt doubletrack than road. It can be muddy and will eliminate any ability for roadies to run a regular cross tire.
This map below is NOT complete. The 2014 start and finish is at Pike Peak Brewing. See Full Map link above.
Things to consider:
There are very little food/water refill points. The first is in Elbert, which is VERY small, and only about 20 miles in. Probably doubtful that it’s open at 7:30am on a Saturday. The other is at the halfway point in the town of Deer Trail. There are two, well-stocked gas stations. There are some houses along the route you could probably ask too. Bring a lot of food and water.