What Is The Epic Team Category?


It’s a fair question. Something so easy and fun to do shouldn’t be so hard to explain. Maybe because there are so many ways your team could work it takes some time to digest. First let’s go through the basics…

  • Teams can be as few as 2 people, as many as 10, or any number in between.

  • Only 1 team member needs to race each day, though as many of you can go out as you like.

  • Team members do not need to ride together during the stage. Go at your own pace. Or ride together and have even more fun that way.

  • People can race 1 stage, 2 stages, even all 5 stages. If you don’t get the whole week off of work you can go home for a few days and then come back for the finish. Or you can just chill out all week at camp (though what fun would that be?).

  • If for some reason your team gets a “Did Not Finish” for a stage, your team doesn’t need to go home. You can still ride the rest of the stages. Just won’t be part of the team competition anymore (see below).

  • Team riders who do every stage of the TSEpic will receive the same finisher’s prizes that the solo-category finishers get.

  • There are no daily or overall medals/awards in the team competition.


Now how the scoring works.…


  • Only the fastest team member’s time will count toward the team’s General Classification result for each stage. Can be the same person every day, different people every day, or some mix.

  • All teams race against each other for the General Classification, no matter the size.

  • Team racers will only be racing against other team racers for the stage. Wouldn’t be fair to let a racer who could’ve been resting to take stage prizes away from those going out every single day. That said, at the nightly awards we recognize a team racer who has won the stage overall (ex. Payson McElveen in 2014).


Those are the big differences between riding on a team, or as a solo rider. The rest of the TSEpic experience will be the same. You’ll get fully stocked aid stations (including nutrition & hydration, neutral support, food and water), the chance to ride with and hang with some of the best riders in the world, dinner and breakfast each stage of the event, some cool finisher prizes (if you complete all 5 stages), and, of course, a tour of some of the best trails anywhere.