The Mikes Bikes EPIC!
Have you got what it takes to take on the Mikes Bikes EPIC?!
What is the Mikes Bikes EPIC?
If you’ve tried our Ski Road Challenge then the Epic could be for you! The Epic is an informal Mountain Bike Challenge here in Aviemore…
The Mikes Bikes EPIC is a route through Badenoch and Strathspey, a mixture of steep climbs and exhilarating descents, it’s sure to be a good day out! It starts by taking you off road from Aviemore over the famous Burma Road through to Carrbridge. Then follow the paths to Boat of Garten before following the Ryvoan Path through to Glenmore. Finish the route by following the Alt Mor Trail where you will be rewarded with a view of the route you have just completed. Then enjoy a fast downhill blast home finishing at Mikes Bikes where you will receive a free Waterbottle and medal to reward you for completing the challenge. You will also be added to our wall of fame finishers list!
How long is it?
The Mikes Bikes Epic is 75 Kilometers of off road mountain biking, on a variety of trails from wide fire roads, to rocky singletrack sections. The route climbs a total of 1200 meters overall – so make sure you take your climbing legs! There are village stores in Carrbridge and Boat of Garten for re-fuelling along with Cafes.
When can I do it?
The Mikes Bikes Epic can be completed at any time on any date. It’s totally up to you. All you have to do is pop into the shop for a stamp when you start, then take a selfie and the following points + record the ride on a garmin/strava app etc :
- Top of Burma Road
- Ryvoan Bothy
- Top of Alt Mor Trail
Then return to Mikes Bikes with your proof and there you go, you’re finished! You’ll be added to our hall of fame, you’ll be VERY tired and we’ll also supply you with some awesome goodies!
How do I do it?
There is no catch, just turn up, get your Mikes Bikes Epic Card Stamped and off you go, we will see you when you finish! We have free parking at the shop to leave your car. The challenge is completely free.
Do you have a map?
There is a small guide below and we do sell detailed biking maps in store.
We would recommend an early start to allow you the full day to complete the challenge. The average times are between 4 – 6 hours. We also highly recommend that you check out a map and are able to navigate yourself, there are no signs on route. The Mikes Bikes Epic is only a guide, Mikes Bikes (Aviemore) LTD can not be held responsible for any injuries to you or your party on route. Be aware that this is a long route that takes you into areas where there is little or no phone signal, you should be competent at fixing your bike and yourself and take adequate supplies.
If you are visiting Aviemore on Holiday then why not hire one of our premium MTB’s to complete the challenge – Bike Hire
The Mikes Bikes Epic – Wall of Fame
- Sally Devlin
- Jill Murray 3/8/19
- Stewart Murray 3/8/19
- Carrie 3/08/19
- Fraser 3/08/19
- Zac Gray 17/08/19 (youngest rider!)
- Benjamin Gray 17/08/19
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using email – email@example.com.