Sorry Ironman, Breck Epic will stay ‘true’

from the Summit Daily

The founder of the Breck Epic mountain bike race has passed up on a “giant sack of money” in favor of “preserving the experience” he helped create with so much of his “sweat and profanity.”

The sack of money, “which was really, really super huge,” said Mike McCormack, wasn’t enough to outweigh being “true to who we are and how we built things.” McCormack informed Breckenridge Town Council on Tuesday that he’s ended all talks of selling the popular, locally grown multi-day race across Breckenridge’s backcountry trails to Ironman.

The organizer of triathlons worldwide was seeking to turn Breck Epic into “the premier mountain bike event in North America,” and a qualifier for its annual South African Absa Cape Epic, described as “the Tour de France of mountain biking.”

 

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