Carson City Search and Rescue provided backcountry support for the Epic Rides
2017 Carson City Off-Road event. Partnering with the Carson City Fire Department, we provided first-aid, evacuated riders and bikes as needed, refilled water bottles at the top of the climbs, and communicated race progress over the radio to each other and city and race staff back in town. With three mountain bike teams, and multiple motorized teams all over the mountain, we could get to anyone on the course in a reasonable amount of time. We were the first ones up on the course in the morning, and swept the course at the end of the day.
Due to the lingering winter snow, this year’s course stayed in the foothills and lower mountains above Carson City. While this made the logistics of covering the course easier, it also put both the riders and support in the hot sun all day. Heat and dehydration made the already challenging course even more difficult.
Once again it was a pleasure to serve the community by assisting with this great event. Carson City has much to offer in the way of backcountry experience, and it’s great to be able to share it with our visitors. Attendance for the event was up from the previous year, and we hope to see it continue to grow!
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