Our annual Hatcher Pass Epic is the most epic bike ride and after-party you will have on two wheel, and two feet (if you’re still standing afterwards). This year we keep our super hero theme going with “Keep America Epic” as our theme and Captain America as our reigning party over-lord.


The Hatcher Pass Epic is a non-timed bike ride, up and over Hatcher Pass, starting and ending at Backcountry Bike and Ski in uptown Palmer. We will start the day off with a complimentary Samurai Breakfast at the shop starting at 8am. The Official Ride with start at 10am. If you’d like to start sooner, feel free to head out whenever you feel comfortable. Remember there is no defined route, no rules to switching bikes (there is about 25 miles of gravel), you can have a SAG or ride your beach cruiser unsupported the whole way stocked with beer. The epicness is up to you! You can ride solo, duo, trio, or a party of 4 or more. Each person needs to register individually in order to get your swag bag and enjoy the music, food and beverages afterwards.skin suit

Mandatory this year is Theme Specific riding attire, whether that’s a cape, some red shorts, or a full on superman costume…. you must come in red, white, and/or blue or we WILL make you ride in a red-man skin suit (see picture on right).

Stick around for the after party. There will be music, food, desert, and beer. Prizes for King and Queen of Epicness and best costume. Party games will include giant Twister, skid contest, and other shenanigans. Don’t want to ride but just want to party: $10/ person door-charge for non-riders to come party with us.

Any other questions call us at the shop at 746-5018.