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Title: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on August 01, 2016, 12:59:14 PM
Reminder - Early bird signup ends 12:01 AM on Fri, Aug 5, 2016. The fee jumps from $75 to $95.
 
Details at the below link.
 
http://www.hmba.org/wp/brown-county-epic/ (http://www.hmba.org/wp/brown-county-epic/)
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: matt_laker on August 01, 2016, 07:38:05 PM
Does the Saturday ride-only option remain $50, whether signing up Early Bird or day of the event?  That's all my schedule is going to allow this year so wanted to check (I couldn't find anything about that on the link).  Thanks!
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on August 01, 2016, 08:47:49 PM
Does the Saturday ride-only option remain $50, whether signing up Early Bird or day of the event?  That's all my schedule is going to allow this year so wanted to check (I couldn't find anything about that on the link).  Thanks!

Hi, right.  It remains at $50.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on August 01, 2016, 08:48:31 PM
There are some amazing new additions to the 2016 Epic to report.
 
- We have registration  open to Sundance Mountain Bike Skills Clinic for adults and youth, proceeds will be donated to the trail fund.
 
- We have The Indiana Boys and The Haters with Tad Armstrong, lined up for Friday and Saturday night.
 
- We are opening camping for the first time on Thursday night.
 
- Saturday night we'll have the REI Village, with games, clinics, and s'mores bar.
 
- BBQ and Beer Garden hosted by Big Woods/Quaff On. 

- Great raffles prizes including a Trek Bike.
 
- We're also creating an alternate route for the gravel grinders out there.
   
- Early Registration ends this Friday (8/5/2016), save money and register Today! 

To Register and all of the details -
http://www.hmba.org/wp/brown-county-epic/
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on August 05, 2016, 01:21:15 PM
We are on record pace for early bird registration.  If you want in at the lowest price, make sure to register today.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: AutodropLTD on August 27, 2016, 06:08:50 PM
Hello! I'm hoping I may be able to get some beta as to how others have done this in the past.  I've done the Breakdown/Epic a number of times.  The year that I did the 75, I felt like I was going to run out of light attempting the 100, so I ducked out of Hickory early.  I am hoping to do the 100 this year by starting as early as I can get in the park and get on the bike.  For those of you that have done this, were the sags open by the time you got to them, or did you just plan to carry everything you needed until the return when the sags would be open?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on September 03, 2016, 02:11:26 PM
Register by 9/10/2016 for discount pricing.

https://www.bikereg.com/brown-county-epic-mountain-bike-festival

Check out the below You tube!
https://youtu.be/EiYVqYOn_zQ
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: jfish on September 06, 2016, 06:20:25 PM
You guys need any volunteers for that Friday? We have this thing at work called VTO, we can use it to volunteer for non-profit orgs. Let me know so I can skip work :p
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on September 06, 2016, 08:42:11 PM
You guys need any volunteers for that Friday? We have this thing at work called VTO, we can use it to volunteer for non-profit orgs. Let me know so I can skip work :p

Hi, we always need volunteers.  Sign up here.  Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1480970/false#!1480970/false/false
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Mad Mikey on September 15, 2016, 10:04:12 AM
Is there a list of Vendors for the Bike Demo? Looked around a bit and didn't see anything.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on September 15, 2016, 10:59:18 AM
Hello! I'm hoping I may be able to get some beta as to how others have done this in the past.  I've done the Breakdown/Epic a number of times.  The year that I did the 75, I felt like I was going to run out of light attempting the 100, so I ducked out of Hickory early.  I am hoping to do the 100 this year by starting as early as I can get in the park and get on the bike.  For those of you that have done this, were the sags open by the time you got to them, or did you just plan to carry everything you needed until the return when the sags would be open?  Thanks!

We will post times that the sags will be open closer to the event.  If you go out early, you may be on your own until the sags get set up.  I would carry extra supplies to get you through the morning.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: AutodropLTD on September 15, 2016, 12:46:14 PM
I think I'm going to plan to start early and take some extra supplies and maybe have my wife or dad meet me at some point with a drop until I'm on the way back when the sags will assuredly be open.  I'm looking forward to the challenge!
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Fourstringsquire on September 18, 2016, 12:41:27 PM
Is there any special registration or cost to come demo bikes on Sunday?
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on September 19, 2016, 09:16:10 AM
Demos are free throughout the weekend.  We will post a demo schedule some time this week.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: yokel on September 22, 2016, 11:28:02 PM
Is there a list of Vendors for the Bike Demo? Looked around a bit and didn't see anything.


I was just looking around at various bike companies websites and Facebook pages and saw that Rocky Mountain, Salsa, and Giant have scheduled demos for the Epic. That's pretty cool. I'm sure there will be a few more.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: chmaeet on September 23, 2016, 09:34:06 AM
I think it was discussed earlier in another thread but everyone that rides the Epic will need a daily or annual mountain bike trail pass, correct?  I have an annual pass but I wanted to post here to remind everyone that will be coming from out of town or riders that only mtb during the Epic.  I didn't see it listed on the registration page or anywhere else that a pass would be needed in addition to the entry fee and gate fee.  But, maybe I missed it.


Thanks, Chris
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on September 23, 2016, 02:08:53 PM
Yes, we are ground zero for fees in Indiana.  here is the deal for the Epic

The main ride is in 3 land agencies.  State Parks, State Forests, and National Forests.

Here are the normal fees and permits required.

State parks: Entrance Fee and MTB Permit
State Forests: MTB Permit (same as state parks)
National Forest: Hoosier National Forest Permit

For the day of the ride (Saturday) You will need to pay the gate fee to get into the park and have an mtb permit.  There are daily and annual options for both.  You do not need a Hoosier National Forest Permit on Saturday (we cover that cost in our special event cost).

If you want to ride in Hoosier National Forest other than on Saturday you will require a Hoosier National Forest Permit.

You can purchase the DNR permits at the Brown County State Park gate houses or Park office.  The Hoosier National Forest passes are on sale at Nebo Ridge Bicycles.



Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on October 03, 2016, 11:42:16 AM
On line registration closes at 5:00pm today (Monday).  Please help us plan and save some money by registering online. 
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: banjobob on October 03, 2016, 01:20:13 PM
Question:  Is the $50 Saturday Ride Only Option available to IMBA members from other states?   Or is it for HMBA members only?   
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on October 03, 2016, 01:29:03 PM
If you are a member of any IMBA chapter, you can sign up for the one day option.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: twincamRob on October 03, 2016, 07:43:46 PM
Can you add Saturday night camping if you already only reserved Friday?
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on October 03, 2016, 07:47:00 PM
Just add the Saturday night camping when you check in.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: MattW on October 05, 2016, 12:01:56 PM
Any update on the bike demo list?
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Otter on October 05, 2016, 12:10:01 PM
Companies scheduled for demos include: Trek, Giant, Specialized, Ibis, Marin, Scott and Rocky Mountain.  SRAM will be there too with their newest goodies to drool over. 
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: joshlion843 on October 07, 2016, 01:49:45 PM
have not pre registered. just want to do the saturday ride. no beer. no bbq. i am hmba member. buddy is not an imba member though. does he pay more than the $50? or is there even a ride only option for non imba members?
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: joshlion843 on October 07, 2016, 02:18:03 PM
also. is 65 sb around 31 still a pain to get through? went to bcsp sunday and it was a bit of a mess.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Dave Tozer on October 07, 2016, 03:21:38 PM
Along with what "joshlion843" said,

  I am a HMBA member.

  I will register tomorrow.

  I don't want anything but the ride.

  I have my park pass and mountain bike pass.

  What will my total be?
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Justin Lehmer on December 04, 2016, 05:51:10 PM
Any thoughts on the dates for the 2017 Epic? Hopefully not Oct 6-8th since that's the Hilly Hundred weekend.
Title: Re: Brown County Epic - Oct. 7 - 9, 2016
Post by: Steve King on February 25, 2017, 02:31:45 PM
The 2017 Epic will be, Oct 5 -8, 2017.  This is the date when the Park is available.