June 03, 2013

NoVa Epic

Sunday June 2nd Jeff and Mike participated in the 1st annual NoVa epic presented by MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts) and FCPA (the Fairfax County Parks Authority). MORE is a non-profit organization that maintains/ builds trails in 41 state and county parks in the Mid-Atlantic area working with and coordinating volunteers and working with government park agencies to maximize the amount and quality of multi-use trails for the region.

The NoVa epic event offered 20, 40 and 65-mile courses with many aid stations (with food and drink options), tee shirt, party with live band dinner and drinks for a fair price ($65/65miles).  Proceeds went to MORE and its volunteer efforts to build and maintain trails in the mid Atlantic region.

Mike and Jeff participated in the 65-mile ride. The 65-mile ride was a point to point starting at Laurel Hill park in Lorton, VA and finishing in Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA. The trail wound through several other parks. 

Despite doing many of theses trails before during some long-distance winter and spring training rides, we were introduced to some new trails that we previously didn't know about.

All and all it was a fun full day on the bike, we found some new trails and were able to help trail building in the area.
free tee shirt

early on stopping to check for ticks

didn't see any snakes but heard and saw some cicadas

tick country

Jeff signaling a turn

35 miles in

wheelie practice on road sections

met up with Ian and Sunny

Bikenetic helping with an aid station



filling up

BBQ aid station, heavy stomachs after this stop

mmmmm... good stuff

Ian going for 2nds

Jeff going for seconds too

Sunny leading

Jeff ripping up lake fairfax park

post ride party

post ride party

post ride band

post ride meal

Ride info from Strava:

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