Backcountry Bike and Ski present: The 2nd Annual Hatcher Pass Epic
August 9th, 2014!!!! This is an epic ride (not necessarily a race… if you want to be timed, wear a watch) with a really kick-ass after party! Register online here! Here are the epic details…
Start Time: 10:00am
Entry: $30 (per person) Registration online here
Choose Your Team: Solo * Duo * Trio. Each team member will need to sign up/pay individually.
Course: Starts & Ends at Backcountry Bike and Ski in Palmer. Up and over Hatcher Pass. Through Willow and Wasilla and back.
Route: Any route you like. Take the bike path back from Willow, try some back roads, the choice is yours! Here’s some basic maps, but you are truly on your own on this.
Length: 85-90 miles (~20 miles of rough gravel road)
Gear: A bike of your choice (there will be gravel), helmet, your best superhero or villain costume for extra credit! You might want to bring a GPS or map if you are not familiar with the route.
Disclaimer: If you want to be timed, wear a watch.
Enjoy: Live Band, Drinks, Bring Your Own BBQ, and Fun after the ride.
Music: Starts at 6:00pm
Games: Bike toss contest, costume contest, more!
Awards & Prizes: Awards for contest winners, bike giveaway, and every rider gets a t-shirt!
Due to the epic after party, there will be no parking available at the shop. Please park at any of the following locations: across the street in the gravel lot, downtown Palmer, old Carr’s building, Mat-Su Borough building, or any where but the bike shop. Thanks!
If you are planning on staying the night, check the Pioneer Motel for rooms. 907-745-3425 It’s located right next to the bike shop, so you can stumble on in and pass out after the extravaganza. If you are staying at the motel, you can park at the motel.