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Baja Epic!
About the 2008 Baja Epic

The first-ever Baja Epic­a four-day stage race through the mountains and deserts of Baja, Mexico­is set to kick off November 5, 2008.

Some 100 racers are expected to attend, including big names such as endurance buff, Tinker Juarez. Organizers are promising them plenty of challenges.

The Baja Epic will cover nearly 250 miles, with 24,000 feet of climbing. About 20 percent of the course will be singletrack, with roughly 77 percent on fire roads. Only about three percent will be paved.

Stage one starts on the beach in Rosarito and runs 65 miles, with 7,860 feet of climbing and 4,888 feet of descending. The stage runs through the infamous Tequila Hill and the old King of the Mountain course to the finish in Santa Veronica.

Stage two is the longest leg, totaling 81 miles, with more descending than climbing­6,216 feet and 5,523 feet, respectively. This stage starts in Santa Veronica and ends at Ojos Negros.

Stage three has more frequent ups and downs than the first two stages and, like stage two, has more down than up. The trail also overlaps part of the legendary Baja 1,000 (motor vehicle race) course. This stage has 6,850 feet of ascending and 7,807 feet of descending. It starts and finishes in Valle de la Trinidad via a 53-mile loop.

The 45-mile fourth and final stage will start at the "Wine Village," Ensenada and finish in "The Lobster Village," Puerto Nuevo. The trails between the cities are private and virgin to bicycle rubber.

The race is different from most mountain bike stage races because racers and guests will have the opportunity to stay in hotels each night. The Baja Epic will pick up participants from the San Diego Airport and transport them to the starting point. There are also discounted entry fees for riders who wish to take care of their own lodging and transportation.

For more information, including registration, course profiles, videos and maps, visit www.bajaepic.com


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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:35 AM by Herb Kinsey


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