2019 Registration Now Open
August 1st - Final GPX published
August 14th - Trackleaders registration opens
Limited to a field of 50 riders.
100% self-supported solo format
No external support
Not for the faint of heart
4 person relay format
7 designated transfer locations
Spot Tracker is your baton
2018 Solo Finishers
Chris Davis - Cordova, TN - 0:22:50 (male record)
Jack White - Madison, MS - 0:22:55
Mark McGraw - Arkadelphia, AR - 1:03:37
Larry Bennett - Chattanooga, TN - 1:06:07
Jen Colestock - Athens, GA - 1:07:25 (female record)
Michael Rasch - Metarie, LA - 1:07:25
Dakota Meyer - Mandeville, LA - 1:19:56
Kristina Larson - New Orleans, LA - 2:01:43 (ITT)
2018 Team Finishers
Logistical Nightmare - 1:00:35
(Wendi Shearer, Jose Fallas, Mike Poole, Karen Seago)
Chasing Margaritas - 1:00:35
(Frank Jarman, Leslie Robinson, Jim Wynn, Robert Hester)
Accidental Delta Tourists - 1:00:35
(Tere Turner, Bert Massey, Shannon Estes)
Blues Graveler - 1:00:35
(Kate Gates, Denise Mills, Stephanie Smith, Chris Wise)
Lucas Charles - Memphis, TN - 00:23:02
Robert Weakley - Memphis, TN - 01:02:22
David Collins - Memphis, TN - 01:02:22
Hart Robinson - Memphis, TN - 01:02:22
Jason Shearer - Jackson, MS - 01:08:22
Jacob Smith - Milton, FL - 01:09:01
Logan Roberts - Pensacola, FL - 01:09:01
Mike Chavarria - St Marys, GA - 01:15:09
Chris Adams - Atoka, TN - 01:16:00
Joe Smith - Delray Beach, FL - 01:16:00
Q: How much does this cost?
A: This is a grassroots gravel event which means it is free. There is a small registration fee to use Trackleaders and a rental cost if you don't own a Spot.
Q: What exactly does self-supported mean?
A: Completing the route under your own power with no support crews or caches. Motorized transportation is only allowed if you need to bail or have an emergency situation. You are allowed to leave the route but must return in the spot you left.
Q: Are there aid stations for this ride?
A: No. Delta Epic is a 100% self supported ride. There are no aid stations and you may only use commercially avaiable support.
Q: Can I have a support vehicle?
A: No. If everyone had a support vehicle on the route it would cause clutter and meyhem.
Q: Can I stop at hotels to sleep for the night?
A: Totally. There are a lot of really awesome lodging options out there. We will post some of our favorites as we get closer to September.
Q: Isn't the Delta really flat?
A: Pancake flat with absolutely beautiful stretches of untraveled gravel. This does not mean it is easy. The Delta is very exposed, headwinds can make if feel like you are climbing a 10% grade, and if there is rain.....it can get a little tacky.
Q: What is this new relay thing?
A: I have talked to a lot of solid gravel riders that would rather not ride 300 miles by themselves and they actually like hanging out with other people. What better way to experience the Mississippi Delta than with some of your closest type 2 fun friends? You will be allowed up to four people on a team and can transition at any of seven designated areas. When you transition, you will hand off your Spot tracker to the new rider and take a goofy photo as evidence of the transfer. Designated Transfer Locations