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Fantastic ride and well organized event. Will be back next year.
one of the best bike experiences ever!
Great endurance race with beautiful scenery and tough climbs!
The 150-mile course lived up to its name with all the hills, but it was a gorgeous course, great volunteers and... checkpoints, and an overall fabulous test on gravel.read more
Maria von Ruhtenberg
Beautiful scenery. Lots of hills! Tough and well run race!
Fun and challenging race! Very well organized and a beautiful area to enjoy bike fun!
Challenging, well run event in some of the most beautiful country in the U.S.
Awesome competitors from all over!!
completing the 150 mile route is an amazing experience, it is truly epic
One of the most beautiful but challenging course out there. Greater promoters and a awesome time.
This is one of the best gravel rides in the country!!!! The course and promoters are both off the charts awesome! Be... sure to put this on your calendar.read more
The EPIC is one of the best rides you will find anywhere. The climbing is a constant with non-stop killer views. The... support provided on course by the many volunteers was top notch. They provided supplies along with mechanical assistance and many positive words of encouragement. Anyone that has not done this ride should make it a must to attend.read more
One of the most challenging races In the Midwest. Try to look around as you conquer the unending hills so you can... experience the beautiful Ozark’s scenery. It’s put on by a couple of rad gravel racers that know how to put on a great race. Put it on your calendar. It’s a destination race that every cyclist should experience. It will be EPIC!!!read more
2017, first year. I was rained on, hailed on, and rode to an orchestra of thunder. Also had some issues with a... sidewall of my tire getting torn. However, this is an excellent event and the view was spectacular! My only regret was that I was not able to finish, and neither was anyone else. I will be back to conquer this Epic masterpiece of gravel!read more
As a "senior" rider I have completed both the 150 and 80 mile versions of the Epic and I can assure you these are some... of the most satisfying finishes you will ever experience! The course itself carries the most amazing views of the Ozarks and is guaranteed to fulfill your need for a challenge. Truly EPIC!read more
Excellent race with some bone softening hills and a great after party!
One tough race, very scenic, great after party. A must on any real gravel racers list.
The Dirty Dogs know how to put on a great event! One of my favorite races!!! See you guys and gals next year!
This race has good roads, unrelenting elevation changes, excellent scenery, and attracts riders of all riding levels. A... don’t miss race. I highly recommend it to anyone that rides gravel. An experience on two wheels that you won’t forget.read more
Beautiful Ozark Sufferfest! Scenery is amazing with trees flowering, lots of hills- up and down. A must do gravel... ride/race/adventureread more
I haven't done The Epic yet as I am the newbie to gravel riding/racing. I finished my first gravel race this weekend at... the Pony Express 120 which I opted for the 75 miler. Talking to Josh and numerous riders there The Epic came up as the ride that you want to do. Why wouldn't I want to come from Pa. to do this crazy ride.read more
Great race considering the conditions. Director and volunteers did a great job. Thanks for the hospitality, see you... next year!read more
Awesome course, and great promotors. Can't wait until next year. One of the best courses I've seen at any gravel... event.read more
Best gravel course yet...amazing that even through the driving rain and thunder. the roads were rock solid.
First gravel race ever and was it EPIC! Thanks to the volunteers and organizers for modifying as needed and getting us... back to camp! I think a crazy switch flipped in my mind b/c I was having a great time in crummy weather - yep, I'll be back!!!read more
That was an incredible day. Thanks Josh and crew for being on top of stuff. We had a blast, and can't wait for the next... one. Feel free to have fun.read more
One challenging and EPIC course. Don and Josh are great guys who put on an amazing event! If this race is not on your... list....add it now and you will not be disappointed.read more
The Epic is a fitting name for this event. In 2017, we were provided epic weather, which made the event go way beyond... its name. Even with several inches of rain and water running down the sides of the gravel roads, ALL the roads were rideable! Amazing views, solid gravel roads, lush greenery, Josh Schrock in bedazzled jeans, fellow gravel cyclists who love our great sport, excellent volunteer support ~ what more could one ask for?!? Thanks for a great event Josh!read more
Thanks for a great race and a safe decision. 10/10, will return
Hands down, favorite gravel race I've done! It is a must do race for any endurance rider. The event is well organized... and has one of the best courses you will find anywhere in the midwest.read more
Awesome grass roots event. Tough hills on gravel roads. Rest stops top notch. Music and beer at the finish.
I'm excited to come back. 80 miles was a starter and looking forward to riding the 150 in 2017. Thanks to Josh, Don,... the support crew,and the riders!read more
The Epic course beat me this year, but I'll be back to conquer it next year! Great event, great gravel, great promoter,... a little too much water tho...read more
Great race and well supported. Promotors made a lot of effort to to make this Epic! This is a must do.
This is a awesome event, you want a gravel challenge this is the event you need to put on your calendar. Not for the... faint of heart, you will be tested body, mind, and soul. What fun eh! Beautiful course with a bunch of very very hard climbs and some super fun decents throw in a few water crossing, it's the perfect gravel race. Run by a super group of gravel riders. Bottom line get there next year. Oh yeah perfect DK training!!read more
Randall Amy Smith
Awesome race. Have raced for four years and it had brutal climbs, steepest to date. From the coarse to the scenery. To... the support and to the people. Truly EPIC! Next year you need three things. A Solid bike, your balls, and you better eat your fricken wheaties!read more
Brian R Smith
Super epic hills, beautiful scenery. A very cool vibe all the way through, from pre-race meeting to post race party.... Josh the promoter was in the river to help prevent riders from being swept away by the current. Definitely one of the top events I've done over the years. Loved it!read more
This was my first Epic, and what an Epic it was. Unrelenting hills, incredible views and an IPA at the finish . Josh... and Don put together an outstanding event!read more
The Epic lived up to the hype and then some. A worthy addition to anyone's race calendar
The inaugural OGRE was my first gravel grinder back in 2013. Despite the obvious torture chamber that I found myself... in, I was hooked! Ozark gravel at it's finest, can't wait to try it again!read more
Incredible gravel, awesome people, HILLS, great scenery, HILLS, no cars, great sense of accomplishment, HILLS, only... challenge even close is Odin's Revenge. No pain, no gain!!read more