2026 Cape Epic: Looking for a Partner

Looking for another 38 yr old TrainerRoad user willing to partner with me in training for a podium finish in the 40+ age group at the 2026 Cape Epic.

I’m located in Indiana, so preferably would be geographically close for us to meet up over the coming months to ride together.

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Outside of my ability but stopping by to say good luck. That looks like an absolutely amazing ride of a lifetime.

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The Masters category is pretty hotly contested. This year the winner was 23rd overall, so fast!! At that pace teamwork is very important(at any pace really) so finding a partner and riding a lot together is going to be important. Knowing each other’s strengths and weaknesses is going to go a long way in how the week plays out. Good job working on finding a partner so far out

I am too old and slow to help you out, but best of luck and keep us updated on how you and your teammate progress.

I am in for 2025 and have been 4 times with 3 finishes. 7 sutures and a fracture to the patella took me out in 24.

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Sounds awesome!

Just wanted to bump this, I will only be 36 at that race and honestly the cost to do this would be outside my realm.

I fit the rest of your requests though!

Sick you are looking for a partner and wanting to compete in 2026 Cape Epic :fire:

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Thank you!

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Good luck. And good to see some forward thinking. Usually master’s race planning is more chaotic than their xc starts.
40+ is pretty much the hardest age group out there. Beating it in a stage race is the boss level riding.

I am waiting for Cape Epic to open single categories. There must be a reason but I never like the push for duo teams in these races. It is so limiting and doubles the risk of a dns or dnf.

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I think you are probably too early for 2026. Most people won’t start looking for 11 months (i.e. 12 months out).

I am planning on riding in 2026 (I rode this year); next year is general fitness; then 9 months build towards Epic.

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