The Skyway Epic is an endurance mountain bike race in the Talledega National Forest. The race will have THREE options-60/100/280 miles long and feature enough climbing to satisfy a mountain goat, enough rolling forest service road to satisfy a roadie, enough crazy descending to scare the timid and satisfy the unstable. The race will begin and end on some of the finest flowy, grin-enducing singletrack in the southeast via the Sylaward trail.
For those of you that think 100 miles is too short we are offering the first 200 mile option. The format for the 200 will be a SEMI-self-supported bikepacking option that will cover the Sylward Trail, the Skyway, plenty of gravel and some asphalt.
Camping: There will be onsite camping available at Lake Howard Boat Dock area (Race HQ) Friday and Saturday night. Camping will $5 per tent (or truck, camper, etc.) with all proceeds going to COGS and the Sylaward Trail System. This is a primitive camp set up with no bathrooms, only portolets. The camp site is a boat launch facility we are allowed to use for this event only. There is a bike wash, but that is the only running water available. The camp spots are in a large open field with no electricity for campers/rv’s.
We will have race packet pickup available from 4pm-8pm Friday Night.
There are several hotels to choose from in Sylacauga within a short drive of the race venue.