January 30, 2019 (Breckenridge, Colo.) - Organizers of the Breck Epic MTB Stage Race are pleased to announce the formation of the non-profit Epic Legacy Foundation (ELF). Established to house and facilitate Epic’s charitable efforts, the foundation’s chief goal is to meaningfully improve the trail experience in the communities in which its parent company (Uncommon Communications) conducts business.
“Over the past 11 years, our events division has donated quietly, yet significantly to individuals, non-profits and causes in which we believed,” offers Uncommon Communications’ Mike McCormack, “We've given time, resources and funding and in our own small way, tried to make the cycling world a better place.”
“Our efforts have been made privately and anonymously, because our goal was generosity, not recognition. To us, our backcountry permits carried with them an obligation to give back. As our events grow and Epic continues its rise through the ranks of cycling's great events, it's become time to formalize their legacy.
The formation of the Epic Legacy Foundation allows us to harness the influence of our event division. We seek to improve the backcountry experience in our host communities for all users, while using our reach and voice to educate those who’ve yet to be enlightened on the basic principles of stewardship and responsible use.”
The Epic Legacy Foundation commits to the following four initiatives in 2019 and beyond;
- ENHANCE: Improving the trail experience in Summit, Eagle and Routt Counties by authoring tangible trail improvements in each community.
- FUND: The pursuit of funding and partners to augment the efforts of Breck Open Space, Summit County Open Space, Eagle County Open Space the BLM and the US Forest Service as well as the incredible trail-centric non-profits operating in all three counties.
- PROMOTE: Increase trail project volunteerism with effective marketing and the utilization of our industry partnerships to provide promotional items and goodie bags
- EDUCATE: Employ our reach, audience and voice to promote adherence to stewardship principles and responsible use among Colorado’s residents and visitors.
For more information regarding The Epic Legacy Foundation, Uncommon Communications’ event properties or to schedule an appointment at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, please contact Mike McCormack or visit EpicLegacy.org.