Dates Announced for the 2016 Vail Outlier Offroad Festival, Breck Epic, Eagle Outside Festival

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Breck Epic’s vaunted Wheeler Stage. Your suffering will be legendary. Image courtesy Liam Doran.
2016 Dates Announced for Vail Outlier, Breck Epic & Eagle Outside Festival
Public relations and event marketing agency Uncommon Communications is pleased to announce the company’s 2016 event calendar.

Uncommon’s Breck Epic MTB Stage Race attracts riders from 25 countries and 40+ states annually and has become a mainstay on the global ultra-endurance calendar since its 2009 inception. The company’s demo-focused and value-driven Vail Outlier and Eagle Outside Festival events have generated significant excitement from industry and consumer attendees since their respective launches in 2015 and 2013.

While the Breck Epic is a distinct and unique event competitive event held over 6 days and 240 miles of Colorado’s best singletrack, Vail Outlier Offroad and Eagle Outside event subscribe to a slightly different formula. The latter events seek to attract enthusiasts and media (as well as competitors) with their high-energy, well-organized and most importantly, low-cost blend of demo, racing, live music, great beer and media/marketing/VIP-only aspects.

To sum up, we’re doing our level best to provide you with compelling options for your marketing and demo budgets. Cheap ones. Good ones. Rad ones.

Please read below for additional details, dates and registration information. Questions and comments always welcome. My thanks along with gratitude from all of us here at Uncommon for your time and consideration –

Eagle Outside Festival

The Eagle Outside Festival fuses racing, consumer demo, trail running, craft brewed beer and live music in a weekend long bicycling bacchanal in Colorado’s newest MTB destination.

Easily accessible from Colorado’s Front Range, Eagle offers tremendous weather, multiple close-in trail options, low prices and tight organization. Eagle also pins down the western end of the Vail Valley, a hotspot for affluent backcountry cyclists and their families, many of whom are in the market for new rides during Eagle Outside’s strategic spring date.

  • Date: June 4-6, 2016
  • Fee(s): $100-300. Eagle Outside demo space is FREE when also registering for Vail Outlier (see below). All demo attendees also receive discounted hotel rates, a cold locally-brewed 6-pack upon arrival and a gift card valid for up to $200 in meals (or booze!) from local restaurants.
  • Registration: OPEN NOW

Breck Epic MTB Stage Race – powered by SRAM

The oldest MTB stage race in the US, Summit County’s Breck Epic treats riders to 6 days of Colorado’s best singletrack. Utilizing a unique cloverleaf format, each stage begins and ends within a mile of the historic Victorian mining town of Breckenridge, CO.

With too many dining, coffee and social options to list, riders and support crews will also find fantastic lodging deals at host property Beaver Run Resort. The Epic itself presents a modestly priced stage race with an especially strong media component. It offers non-pros an amazing non-USAC experience of a lifetime, and professional riders and brand an outstanding weeklong opportunity to dominate the news cycle.

Word on the street is that a certain highly regarded road event may also make an appearance during this year’s event. Or not. But we’re holding a table laden with raw seafood at Mountain Flying Fish for Mssrs. Liggett and Sherwin just in case.

  • Date: August 14-19, 2016 (3-day events also available for stages 1-3 and 4-6)
  • Fee(s): $449-799. Partnership opportunities also available.
  • Registration: OPEN NOW. Register soon – strict field limits apply.

Vail Outlier Offroad Festival

We open the season with our Eagle event, and then for our finale, we give riders from across Colorado a first look at next year’s top gear with Vail’s Outlier Offroad Festival in September.

Powered by SRAM, and set against the stunning backdrop of the Gore and New York Ranges, the Vail Outlier Offroad Festival is easily accessible from Denver and presents a wide range of opportunities for brands seeking to distinguish themselves from the noise surrounding the fall tradeshows.

Priced sensibly, Outlier offers consumer demo with two lifts, Enduro and XC racing components and a media and VIP-only day that allows product managers and marketing teams alike meaningful time and access to what’s estimated at over 150 media attendees. A deliberate mishmash of Vegas, Whistler, Moab, Park City and Monterey, Outlier clocks in heavy on the fun, but light on the budget.

Held the same weekend as Vail’s Oktoberfest and the 12th annual Vail Farmer’s Market, we’ve also added a delightfully trashy music and nightlife component for 2016.

  • Date: September 9-11, 2016
  • Fee(s): $300-800. Outlier demo brands receive a generous number of competitive event entries, lift tickets and VIP passes. Registrants also receive complimentary entry to our Eagle event, held June 4-6.
  • Media Members: attending media receive complimentary lift passes, VIP access to participating brands, complimentary event entries and tickets to Mini Kiss.
  • Registration: OPEN NOW.

Blistering temps and 100-mph winds? Not here, friend. We’re packing world class loam, two high speed lifts and an intimate evening with Mini Kiss. Image courtesy Eddie Clark.
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