Roth Rock IMBA Epic, Pennsylvania

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Ouch. This is the Pennsylvania I’m used to, knarly chunk. There were a few smooth sections, but they were rare.

This is an IMBA Epic. Whether I rode the intended loop(s) or not I don’t know. I’m guessing there are over 100 miles here- Rothrock, and two adjacent parks. I rode 10 more miles than I intended given how harsh some of this ride was. Admittedly I had fun, but damn did the beating start to get old.

When I pulled up a fellow on a cyclocross bike was exiting the trail. I thought, it can’t be that bad. Wrong. Two other fellows rode in from a neighborhood on hard tails with rain coats as I finished. Masochists? I had to cut my ride short and take a hike-a-bike on a hiking trail to get out of the rain, or rather away from the slippery rocks and roots.







2 responses to “Roth Rock IMBA Epic, Pennsylvania”

  1. Jetnjeff29r Avatar

    Hey Erik,

    How long have you been doing this?
    Check out and

    I was just at RockRoth May 13th, 14th and 15th. I did not ride the Epic Loop, but did ride with some local single speeders that did showcase the rocks quite well.

    Jeff O’Hara

    1. ErikMM Avatar

      Thanks…three months later. Doing what? Riding, trail work, the Blog?

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