The inaugural Carson City Off-Road marked the third event in the Off-Road Series by Epic Rides. The event took place June 17-19th in Carson City, Nevada and included 15, 35 & 50 mile backcountry mountain bike courses designed for participants of all skill levels.
The Return of Kabush!
After winning the “Epic Rides” Whiskey 50 two years in a row, 2012 & 2013 the last 2 years have not been so kind to Geoff Kabush. That all changed this past weekend when Scott 3 Rox/Shimano rider Geoff Kabush won the Fat Tire Crit Friday night and followed it up with a smashing win on Sunday in the inaugural Capitol 50 in Carson City Nevada!
Geoff noted “It was a really hard race and if not for a little gap he was able to get going into a dusty section of trail called “Secret Trail” shortly before the last climb it would have come down to a really close battle to the line” Luckily for Kabush he was able to build a little cushion and kept his head down to take a solo victory by just over a minute.
Also tasting victory was Team Luna/Shimano rider Katerina Nash who also was able to take home a solo victory but just under 2 minutes over second place rider, Stan’s No Tubes Rose Grant. With Rose’s second place finish she was able to secure the overall Epic Rides Series championship!
Another rider who tasted victory was 15 year old Jake Yackle who crushed the previous days Amateur 50 mile race with a convincing victory by almost 5 minutes over the second place finisher. Jake’s time would have placed him 29th in Sunday’s the pro men’s field! Needless to say this performance raised a few eyebrows in the pro men’s field!