• Actif Epica will "Blow You Away"

    Adventurists Agree: Actif Epica will “Blow You Away”

    Well, shucks. Last season, Canadian Cyclist listed us in their 10 Big Rides in Canada feature. And now, we’re happy to be listed by Liftopia as one...

  • Actif Epica We Love Winter

    We Love Winter

    It’s almost July. Summer is officially here and most of us are enjoying the opposite (temperature-wise) of Actif Epica. Except the Manitoba Yeti— he’s hibernating somewhere. But...

  • Finish

    Actif Epica 2014 Wrap-up

    It’s almost hard to believe that one week ago today, we were in the heart of the third edition of Actif Epica. Our biggest year yet also...

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    The Racers of Actif Epica 2014

    We can’t help but keep complimenting the mettle of our race participants. Whether they placed first or simply faced the challenge of an outdoor adventure race for...

Well, shucks.

Last season, Canadian Cyclist listed us in their 10 Big Rides in Canada feature. And now, we’re happy to be listed by Liftopia as one of 11 Adventure Races That’ll Blow You Away:

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run… and you’re still left wanting more?

Compared to the following expedition-style events that test real adventure skills — orienteering, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking, kayaking, endurance (how’s a few hundred miles, for example?), etc. — the other races will find themselves begging for mercy.

We’re already getting into planning for 2015, and we’re looking for people to help us plan, organize and build. Want to join in? Contact us here.

It’s almost July. Summer is officially here and most of us are enjoying the opposite (temperature-wise) of Actif Epica. Except the Manitoba Yeti— he’s hibernating somewhere.

But hey, the 2015 edition is just 234 days away on February 14th. Yes, that’s Valentines Day.

We’re looking forward to another great year, and given last year’s response (in a record-breaking cold year), we’re expecting this year to be even bigger. And we’re going to need a bigger organizing team. We’ll be putting out a formal call for organizing volunteers soon, but we’d be happy to hear from you anytime. If you have ideas for making our event better, more exciting or adding more community events, we’d love it if you dropped us a line.

So while you’re out there in the heat, grinding the gravel, trying out that fat bike on the beach or running those trails barefoot, give yourself a little shiver by turning your thoughts to mid-February and consider helping us make this Valentine’s Day the most epic winter love affair yet.

Amy Oberbroeckling from Gear Junkie shares a few things she learned riding Actif Epica:

I’m no stranger to endurance races. But Actif Epica was a learning experience to say the least. It took me 13 hours and 48 minutes to complete the challenging course, which secured me a middle-of-the-pack finish time. As with any epic adventure, I learned a lot of lessons along the trail, including these 12 pieces of wisdom.

Read the article at Gear Junkie here:
12 Lessons Learned: Riding My First Winter Ultra Bike Race