It may only be January, but we’re being flooded with news of far flung events, such as the Baja Epic Stage Race, taking place in Mexico from 5 November.
This four day stage race starts in Rosarito Beach and travels east to Tecate on day one, Tecate to Ensenada on day two, Valle de la Trinidad to Mike’s Sky Ranch and back, on day three, then Ensenada to Rosarito Beach on day four.
All in there’ll be about 300 miles of riding with around 24,000ft of climbing, and should take in much of the diversity of the trails and terrain the race passes through.
And to get the race underway will be trials legend Hans ‘No Way’ Rey, and is a seasoned Baja visitor. “Hans is a great friend and a fan of Baja,” says organiser Armando Carrasco. “He’ll be the first of a long time of celebrity starters. I can think of no better way to start this epic event than with Hans Rey giving the signal…maybe in 5 different languages!”
Registration for the event is open at www.bajaepic.com.
Longtime mountain biking icon Tom Spiegel was recently named the event’s Race Director, and as such will be making decisions throughout the four days. Organiser Rob Quinn comments: “We’re thrilled to have Tom on the Too Much Fun team. His experience and reputation speak for itself. Armando and I have been friends with Tom for twenty years and he’ll be the bottom line decision maker during the four day event”.
The Baja Epic was created by former Too Much Fun Promotions partners Armando Carrasco and Rob Quinn, who produced the first Mountain Bike Ride in Mexico – The Montaña Grande, that ran from 1986 through 2003.