There are several changes coming for the 2011 Breck Epic, some of which are only starting to ferment in the somewhat odd head of race director Mike McCormack. Two new categories, including Solo 30+ and 2-Person Relay, likely more than a few course mashups to keep it interesting for repeat racers, and the integration of their course maps into AccuTerra’s freakin’ sweet looking Maps and GPS Tracker app.
While the hand drawn elevation course maps were actually really, really good, they admittedly weren’t the most accurate. For 2011, Mike says each day’s course will be laid out and available to plug into the app…or something like that. Actually, here’s exactly what he said:
The app allows you to download pre-bundled maps of areas like Summit County (where the Breck Epic is held), or you can use a map grid to choose the individual map tiles you want.
The maps are loaded on your phone so even when you’re out of cell range the map is still visible with your GPS location shown right on top. The app tracks your progress, gives you real time stats and lets you save and share all your rides tracks via Facebook or email so you can show all your buddies what a BMFer you are.
The guys at AccuTerra are outdoor junkies and have spent the last three years building over 650,000 killer trail maps for the USA. These aren’t your dad’s USGS maps – these things have all the epic rides plus some of the more secret trails. Built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, you’re going to freak when you see how much 5 bones expands your outdoor adventures.
Apparently, with the latest version, you can even download the grids you need over 3G…all for free once you’ve bought the app. You can get the AccuTerra app in iTunes for just $4.99. Now all you need is one of these Bicio’s to hold your phone.
Click here to go ahead and get the early, early bird registration special for 2011 Breck Epic, which will be August 11-14.
More screen shots after the break…