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THE 2017 epic is in the books - 6.4.2017

Racers from all across the midwest converged into the northwoods this past weekend to challenge the 5th annual Borah Epic.  With an uncertain, ever-changing weather forecast leading up to race morning, organizers were on the edge of their seats hoping for the weather to break, and it did!

A record field traversed the point-to-point course on absolutely ideal trail conditions to the finish line in Hayward.  Top spots for the Full Epic included women’s champ, Kyia Anderson, posting a time of 3:08.48, while Jesse Lalonde sealed the men’s title once again, at 2:38.47.  Top spots for the Half Epic included women’s champ, Sara Kylander-Johnson, at 1:22.44, and Lunden Friberg winning the men’s half at 1:20.01. 

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$20,000 to camba - 7.25.2016

Big coin to CAMBA, the 2016 Borah Epic set yet another benchmark in fundraising, hitting the $20,000 donation mark for CAMBA after the 2016 event.  Despite less than ideal conditions for race day, the continued support of riders, sponsors and online auction proved no match for the mud Northern Wisconsin present this June.

According to Ron Bergin, CAMBA Executive Director, “The continued growth and success of the Epic has quickly become a cornerstone to our yearly fundraising effort. We look forward to what the Epic will bring to the table in years to come and have no doubt it will continue to enhance and improve our trails and riding community.”


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Borah epic prevails through challenging conditions - 6.7.2016

Through less than ideal weather conditions, the fourth annual Borah Epic stayed true to its roots by providing a challenging, epic experience for all participants this past Saturday.  The point-to-point mountain bike event traversed the trails of the Chequemegon National forest in Northern, Wisconsin with a strong field of top men's and women's competitors, followed by an equally resilient group of participants, simply looking to conquer the half and full race courses...

The finish line conversation was absolutely euphoric; with tales of the day’s conquering experiences, including that of the women’s overall winner and Borah Teamwear brand ambassador, Courtenay McFadden.  McFadden, of Bellingham, WA, flew in for the race and said, “The course was awesome.  The trails had the perfect amount of flow to keep me entertained for the 37 miles, and getting to take home the win for Borah was the cherry on top!”


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Borah Epic and trek team up to create one-of-a-kind mountain bike - 5.10.2016

Hold on to your handlebars, the Borah Epic bike is here.  Created by Trek's Project One team, the Epic bike features Trek's Procaliber 9.8 SL build with its very own custom color scheme and matching Borah Epic and CAMBA logos painted on the frame.

Each year, Trek generously sponsors the Borah Epic and donates a race bike to raise funds as part of the Epic's online auction.  "The Trek bike is always the highlight of the auction," said Jack Zabrowski, Borah Epic Race Director.  "Not only does it contribute to the overall success of fundraising for the trails, it allows one individual the opportunity to own a race bike that is simple priceless," added Zabrowski.

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Borah Epic doNAtes $17,500 to CAMBA - 8.12.2015

It's time to celebrate another wildly successful Epic!  In only its third year, the Borah Epic was able to generate a donation of $17,500 to benefit CAMBA.  The funds will be used to create new trails, re-route existing and maintain one of the top single track systems in the country.  According to Ron Bergin, CAMBA Executive Director, "We couldn't be more excited about the continued success of this annual event.  It has quickly become one of our top fundraising vehicles and the ultimate opportunity to showcase our extensive trail system."

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record field for year three - 6.1.2015

Hayward, Wisconsin.  A crisp, cool May morning set the tone for the third annual Borah Epic.  Record field sizes ensured for strong competition, while racers anxiously prepared to enter the fast single track course, tacky from rain showers the previous afternoon. 

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$13,750 to CAMBA - 7.23.2014

The numbers are in!  The 2014 Borah Epic has brought in more than $13,000 in race profits to benefit CAMBA!  Focused to pay, "tribute to the trails," the point-to-point mountain bike race hosted nearly 500 racers from around the Midwest and beyond this past May, making the second annual event a huge success, not only for racers, but also for CAMBA!

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$6,500 to CAMBA - 8.2.2013

The Borah Foundation is proud to announce a $6,500.00 donation to the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association. The funds were raised through the inaugural Borah Epic mountain bike race, held June 1, 2013. In its first year, the Borah Epic saw more than 200 racers compete on 30 miles of epic single track trails between Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin...

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The Inaugural epic - 6.1.2013

As the sun peaked through the trees the morning of race day, a level of excitement and anxiousness permeated through the air; it was finally time for the ultra-hyped inaugural Borah Epic.

Nearly 200 riders set forth to challenge their endurance over 30 miles of epic single track. Jason Sager of Odgen, Utah, and Sara Kylander-Johnson of Duluth, Minnesota, claimed the men’s and women’s overall titles, certainly contested by both man and nature to seize their top finishing spot...

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