Trans-Sylvania Epic 2010

America’s longest mountain bike race kicks off this month

Labyrinth Bike

The Trans-Sylvania Epic is touted as the longest mountain bike stage race in the US and is (as one would imagine) attracting a competitive field of endurance racers ahead of race day on 30 May.

Organisers describe it as ‘seven days of the most incredible racing Pennsylvania has to offer’ offering riders a challenging route through the Allegheny Mountains. Taking place between 30 May and 5 June, the event is based at the expansive Seven Mountain Scout Camp near State College, and the first five stages, starting with a prologue, will loop from the campground.

The final two stages will be within a one hour drive of the campground – full transport and food services are offered from the campground, in addition to multiple lodging options.

Each stage except the prologue has at least one checkpoint where food and water will be available.  In most cases, these are indicated on the course directions and maps.  Each competitor will give you personal checkpoint bags to fill with you own food, parts, etc to be available at the checkpoints.

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