The inaugural Colorado Epic stage race has been postponed for 2008, but organizers remain committed to rolling it out the new race in the Rocky Mountains for 2009.
"It's an incredibly difficult event to do well and we won't compromise on quality for an event like this," said Bigfoot Productions Managing Director Michael McCormack. "In assessing where we are in our timeline, it's become obvious that we'd need to put everything else on the backburner between now and July to make it happen."
Bigfoot Productions Organizers are not willing to sacrifice their other events, most of which are part of the Mountain States Cup (MSC), to pull off the Colorado Epic. This year's MSC includes three UCI category events and three new venues.
Mountain States Cup for 2008
April 12-13: MSC#1, Fruita, Colorado (XC, STXC)
May 2-4: MSC#2, Chalk Creek Stampede, Nathrop, Colorado (XC, STXC, 4X, DS)
May 23-26: MSC#3, Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, New Mexico (XC, DH, DS, 4X) (UCI Category 1)
June 6-8: MSC#4, SolVista, Colorado (XC, DS, 4X)
June 20-22: MSC #5, Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte, Colorado (XC, DH, DS)
July 11-13: MSC#6, Blast the Mass, Snowmass Village, Colorado (XC, DS, DH, 4X) (UCI event)
August 1-3: MSC #7, Full Tilt in Telluride, Colorado (XC, HC, DH, DS) (Colorado State Championships)
August 15-17: MSC#8, Keystone Climax, Keystone, Colorado (DH, DS, DH) (Gravity Stage Race, UCI Category 2)
August 23-24: MSC#9, Eldora escape, Nederland, Colorado (XC, STXC) (Colorado Singlespeed Championships)
August 29-31: MSC#10, SolVista2, SolVista, Colorado (DH, DS, DH)
September 6-7: MSC#11, The Fall Classic, Breckenridge, Colorado (XC, HC, STXC)