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Capitol Forest 50/100 Mile Mountain Bike Race by NW Epic Series

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August 26, 2017 (Saturday)
100 Miles (11,000 ft)
50 Miles (5,500 ft)
12736 Marksman Rd. SW
Olympia, Washington
Click to go to the web site for the Capitol Forest 50/100 Mile Mountain Bike Race by NW Epic Series in Olympia, Washington

For the finale of NW Epic Series we're heading to one of our favorite riding place Capitol Forest, home of some of the most amazing singletrack in Washington. In the last two years this event raised over $10,000 for Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF) to build and maintain this awesome trail network, and 10% of your 2015 entry fee will go to FOCF.

Get ready for an epic ride! With over 160 miles of singletrack trails capitol forest is truly a mountain biker's paradise. The trails are well maintained, and most of the course is rolling, though there are some fireroad climbs and fast downhills. 80-90% of the course will be singletrack, with very little overlap due to the incredible amount of superb trails out there. There will be plenty of aid stations along the course and these will be fully stocked with fresh fruit, sandwiches, Clif products (gels, bloks, bars), electrolytes (nuun, clif electrolyte), FRS, cookies, etc. The course will be well marked and accurately measured. Categories are Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Female Open, Female 40+, Singlespeed.

Read Darrin Dencklau's article about this race on Bicycle Paper:
http://bicyclepaper.com/articles/352-Marathon-Mountain-Bike-Racing-Hits-Capitol-Forest

Event Start Location
The race will be held at Evergreen Sportsmans Club near Mima Falls Campground. The address is 12736 Marksman Rd. SW, Olympia, WA 98512.

Post Race Activities
Food, drinks and live music.
 
 

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Retailers (near this event)
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 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 The Peak Bike Shop & Race Center  Olympia WA 0 Miles store info
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