Air up your tires, put on your costumes, and get ready to party!
The 2nd Annual Hatcher Pass Epic is only a few days away! We are really stoked to bring you an amazing ride through the valley followed by the most epic of after parties! If you are riding Saturday, be sure to come to Backcountry Bike and Ski around 8:30am before the ride to get some breakfast provided by Samurai Cereal! We promise it will make all the difference when you’re climbing Hatcher Pass! The ride will start at 10AM, however, if you feel you may need more time to ride, check in early and leave early. We will be at the shop at 8:00am getting the breakfast ready and checking folks in. Make sure to ride all the way back to the shop to pick up your swag and enjoy the party! We have two great bands playing all afternoon and evening: The Alaska Gypsies and Joey Fender and the 55′s followed by a bike toss contest (it’s exactly what it sounds like), a pinata, beer from Arkose Brewery, and pizza from Pizza Delphi. If you don’t want to ride or are a sag wagon for a rider, you can come to the after party and drink our food and eat our beer (or whatever) for $15/person. (food, drinks, and music for only $15???!!! You can’t even get that kinda deal at Walmart).
Important info: WEAR A SUPER HERO OR VILLAIN COSTUME! Because costumes are awesome and that’s part of the fun! You might even receive a really cool prize for being the best dressed rider out there! (I know Heather Campfield has been sewing and stitching her costume up all week!) If you take any of Saturday too seriously we will make you do a keg stand in a yeti costume…. no really.
Other important info: please park across the street in the gravel lot or anywhere else downtown beside next to the bike shop. Since you will be away from your car all day, we still would like to be open for business at the shop and make a little money. If you need a place to stay because you’re going to get crazy and have a few brews, rent a room at the Pioneer Motel next to the bike shop and you can even park your car there! How convenient!
If you haven’t signed up, you slackers have three more days….. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! (you’ve been warned) It isn’t called the Hatcher Pass Epic for nothing!