Ironically, the first barrier and frustration I encountered after deciding to embark on my personal Epic Escapade to ride all IMBA EPICS and Ride Center™ trails was simply finding a consolidated list that was easy to view! All I could find were visually impressive yet incomplete google maps and a disappointingly US-centric view.

I reached out to the IMBA and they were very helpful and forwarded a spreadsheet. So while this may be less aesthetically appealing, I’ve compiled that complete list of the 2018 IMBA EPICS and Ride Center™ trails in a more practical table format that can be filtered, sorted, and searched. This is the list I will be using to record my progress and will be a key tool in my planning. I’ll be expanding the table with additional information (such as MTBProject URLS, elevation, length, peak riding times, etc) that I’ll need to plan and track my effort.

However, because I feel your pain, I wanted to pay it forward. Soooo, I’ve made sure that you can customize this list to filter on what is important to you. Currently you can: 1) exclude columns that you don’t find important; 2) perform a multi-column sort by selecting the first column then pressing <SHIFT> and selecting the next, and so on (not supported on mobile); 3) export or print your customized listing.

If you like the IMBA’s EPICS and Ride Center™ designations and what the IMBA is trying to do, please Support the IMBA.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the IMBA and am simply one guy on a quest to ride all of the trails they’ve identified as being exceptional.



Ride Completion OrderTypeTrail(s) NameTownStateCountryRide Ctr LvlDate ridden
EpicLake Ouachita NRAHot SpringsARUS
EpicAustralian Alpine EpicMt BullerVictoriaAU
EpicLake Ouachita Vista TrailHot SpringsARUS
EpicMountain HeroCarcrossYKCA
EpicWarner LakeSouth ChilcotinsBCCA
EpicSeven Summits TrailRosslandBCCA
EpicBeowulfSilver Star MtnBCCA
EpicSyllamoMt OliveARUS
EpicThe WombleHot SpringsARUS
EpicUpper BuffaloJasperARUS
EpicBlack Canyon TrailPrescottAZUS
EpicSininen Saavutus TrailHossa National ParkFI
EpicLaugavegur RouteIS
3EpicTahoe Rim TrailLake TahoeNVUS06/16/2018
EpicHeaphy TrackNelsonNZ
EpicSouth Boundary TrailTaosNMUS
EpicMaah Daah Hey TrailMedoraNDUS
EpicArmstrong to StrawberryLake TahoeCAUS
EpicOld Ghost RoadNelsonNZ
EpicW2Afan Forest ParkWalesUK
EpicBig Boulder TrailDownievilleCAUS
EpicCannell TrailKernvilleCAUS
EpicSouth YubaNevada CityCAUS
EpicAspen Snowmass Mega LoopAspenCOUS
EpicBuffalo Creek TrailsPineCOUS
EpicColorado Trail (Southern Segments)DurangoCOUS
EpicMonarch CrestSalidaCOUS
EpicBull MountainDahlonegaGAUS
EpicGalena GrinderSun ValleyIDUS
EpicHigh Country PathwayGaylordMIUS
EpicBangtail DivideBozemanMTUS
EpicJohnson PassKenai PeninsulaAKUS
EpicGoodwater TrailLake GeorgetownTXUS
EpicRattling CreekLykensPAUS
EpicHurricane CliffsHurricaneUTUS
EpicMid Mountain TrailPark CityUTUS
EpicKerr Scott TrailsWilkesboroNCUS
EpicBig South Fork/All 5 Ride,OneidaTNUS
EpicFresno-Sauceda LoopBig BendTXUS
EpicRoth Rock RideState CollegePAUS
4EpicPlains of AbrahamCougarWAUS06/26/2018
EpicRock LakeCableWIUS
EpicGauley HeadwatersSlatyforkWVUS
EpicSpruce Knob-Seneca RocksSeneca RocksWVUS
EpicCurt Gowdy State ParkCheyenneWYUS
EpicGrand Targhee LoopAltaWYUS
EpicSouthern TraverseHarrisonburgVAUS
EpicEllicottville TrailEllicottvilleNYUS
EpicMohican State Park MTB TrailLoudonvilleOHUS
EpicNorth Umpqua TrailRoseburgORUS
EpicSurveyor's Ridge LoopHood RiverORUS
EpicWaldo LakeOakridgeORUS
1EpicTsali LoopsBryson CityNCUS05/05/2012
RCMt. BullerMt. BullerVictoriaAUBronze
RCSilver Star ResortSilver StarBCCASilver
RCRychlebské StezkyČerná VodaČerná VodaCZBronze
RCSingltrek pod SmrkemSingltrek pod SmrkemCZ/PLBronze
RCBike TaupoTaupoNZSilver
RCCopper HarborCopper HarborMIUSSilver
RCCuyuna LakesCrosbyMNUSSilver
RCTwin CitiesMinneapolisMNUSBronze
RCSanta FeSanta FeNMUSSilver
RCPark CityPark CityUTUSGold
RCVirginia’s Blue RidgeRoanokeVAUSSilver
RCBurns LakeBurns LakeBCCABronze
RCChequamegon AreaCableWIUSBronze
RCTeton RegionJackson HoleWY/IDUSSilver
2RCBrown CountyNashvilleINUSBronze10/14/17
RCSun ValleySun ValleyIDUSSilver
RCCentral Savannah River Area (FATS)Central Savannah River AreaGA/SCUSBronze
RCColdwater MountainAnnistonALUSBronze
RCRoaring Fork/Aspen SnowmassAspenCOUSBronze
RCVail ValleyEagle CountyCOUSSilver
RCSteamboat Bike TownSteamboat SpringsCOUSSilver
RCValley of the SunPhoenixAZUSBronze
RCHot SpringsHot SpringsARUSBronze

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