The Race

The Moab Epic is more an adventure than a race. The best Single Track, Slick Rock and Desert Riding Moab has to offer. It's your race, you get to choose the route. Reach as many of the Checkpoints in the time allowed for one Epic Adventure! Join us October 14th, 2017. (Tentative)

This is your hunting ground. The most Epic riding Moab has to offer, including the Magnificent 7 and Moab Brands Trail networks. Checkpoints will be pre-plotted along the trails and roads of this map. You reach as many of the Checkpoints, in any order, in under 8 or 5 hours, respectively. The race is as long or as short as you make it, about 50 or 20 miles for each course... give our take. Click this slide for a larger image of the map.

Race Details

Race Date:
October 14th, 2017
Racer Check-in:
Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:15am at Bar-M Trailhead (View Map)
Racer List:
Preliminary Finish Times (Passports are being verified prior to official results being posted)
Host Hotel:
Aarchway Inn: $149.00 a night. Call and mention the Moab Epic / Gravity Play Sports to receive the discount (Limited Availability-Book Early). Spaces are limited. 800-341-9359
Bar-M Trailhead:  Check-in and the Start/Finish is at the Bar M Trailhead. From the north, exit I-70 at Crescent Junction and drive south on US-191 for 22 miles. From Moab, drive 7 miles north from the Colorado River on 191. When you see the Gemini Bridges parking area, look for a gravel road on the opposite side (east, away from the cliffs). Turn onto the gravel road and immediately go right. Drive past the first parking lot.As you approach the fence and kiosk at the paved trail, turn left and drive 1/4 mile to the gravel parking lot in the bottom of the valley. (View Map)
VitruviAXS Challenge:
Complete three AXS 50 mile races to be crowned a VitruviAXS Champion – Details Here
Racer Start Time:
Saturday 9:30am

Two distances to choose from:

  • ~50 Miles – Up to 8 hours to reach as many CP’s as possible – Approximate Elevation Gain/Loss = 3500′
  • ~20 Miles – Up to 5 hours to reach as many CP’s as possible – Approximate Elevation Gain/Loss = 1500′

Epic Moab trails; Magnificent 7 Trail network, Moab Brands trail network. Reach as many of the Checkpoints, in any order. You choose your route! It’s your Adventure!

  • Solo Male
  • Solo Female
Must be 18+ to race.
Registration Open May 1st: (No race day registration available)

Registration Fee May 31st
July 31st Sept 30th
 ~50 Mile Course $94  $110  $125
 ~20 Mile Course $65  $75  $85


The Moab mountain biking community has worked to build epic singletrack trails, enhancing Moab’s reputation as a mountain bike Mecca. The Moab Epic is proud to support Moab Trails Alliance and Moab Trail Mix and their tireless trail building efforts.  A $5 mandatory donation per rider is added to the entry fee to support the continued trail building efforts in the Moab area.

50 Mile Course – Prizes: $3000 Prizes*:
 Rank Solo Male Solo Female
1st $500 $500
2nd $400 $400
3rd $300 $300
4th $200 $200
5th $100 $100


* 50 Mile Course – Prizes are based on a minimum attendance of 100 riders per division. Cash prize will be pro-rated for lower attendance (50-99%). Prize will not be pro-rated less than 50% regardless of attendance, but will be issued as a race voucher if under 50% attendance.
20 Mile Course – Race Voucher:
 Rank Solo Male Solo Female
1st $100 $100
2nd $75 $75
3rd $50 $50
4th $25 $25
5th $25 $25


* 20 Mile Course – Race Vouchers (for a future race) are based on a minimum attendance of 25 riders per division. Vouchers will be pro-rated for lower attendance. Minimum of 10 riders per division for any prizes awarded.
Post Race:
Finishers will be greeted at the finish line with food and refreshements.
Event Waiver:

Race Support

This is a self-supported race (meaning you carry what you need with you for your race).  You will be given a map of the course and you will need to reach as many of the course Checkpoints as you can and punch your “passport”. Riders will be able to use their vehicle for support as the start/finish is centrally located for the event. You can re-supply out of your vehicle for food and water replenishment. Riders MUST carry enough food and water to get you through at least 30+ miles of riding for the 50 mile course, and at least 10+ miles of riding for the 20 mile course. Come Prepaired!

Required Gear

Mandatory to Race:

  • Mountain Bike
  • Bike Helmet
  • Hydration System (Camelback/Water Bottles, etc)
  • Cell Phone (Fully Charged for the day)
  • Event provided Topo Map and Passport

Other Items you should consider:

  • Additional Food & Water
  • Rain Gear & Layering clothes
  • Bike Tools / Tubes / Pump / Multi-Tool
  • Compass
  • Gloves
  • Small First Aid Kit

Come prepared for all weather conditions. You are ultimately responsible for your own safety.