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EPIC Membership Details
2021 Season Program
Being a part of EPIC means participating in a larger win-win value equation with sponsors that drives the success of those relationships, and that helps make our team thrive.
Sponsors participate to be represented by team riders who are wearing the current-season’s kit design. Therefore the basics are a minimum—a sponsored jersey top and bottom need to be ordered each season.
To become a member of EPIC you simply purchase:
Any qualifying short-sleeve jersey
Any qualifying bottom
(Solo or Skin Suits counts as both)
$29 EPIC 2021 Membership Fee
For 2021 the team membership fee will cover the $12 that is typically charged for shipment/delivery of orders.
2021 Qualifying Jerseys
(i.e Jerseys that have all sponsors represented)
Biofit Jersey (unisex, in Haka & Velo design)
Race Day w/ Bio Fit front panels (unisex, in either Race, Velo or Haka design)
Race Day w/ Kite front panels (unisex, in Velo design)
Women’s Jersey (women only, in Velo design)
Women's QOM Jersey (women only, in Race design)
The Women’s Sport Tanks are great additions, but are considered accessories as they do not have all sponsors represented.
2021 Qualifying Bottoms include:
Elite Bib Short (unisex)
Elite Pro Peleton (unisex)
Elite Gravel Bib (unisex)
Women’s QOM Bib (women only)
Women’s Short (women only)
Note: A bottom is not required if you are an active, returning 2020 team member and have a 2020 bib or short.
2021 Qualifying Suits (counts as both top and bottom) include:
Solo Short-Sleeve Skin Suit (unisex, in HAKA or RACE design)
Race Long-Sleeve Skin Suit (unisex, in RACE design)
Race Short-Sleeve Skin Suit (unisex, in RACE design)
AVAILABILITY OF THE
COMPLETE 2021 LINE-UP
The full selection of season kit options and accessories are only offered once—during the first production run of the season.
Any other in-season production run, if initiated, is typically for essentials only, i.e. jersey and bib.
In other words, no mid-season regrets - if you like something and want it, order it. Many in previous years have said they wish they had gotten vest, the Merino jersey, the arm and leg warmers, or some other thing they just didn't get while it was available.
Look good, feel good.
Feel good, BOOM!
Sponsor – Team Relationship
If you're new to riding with a sponsored team, here is some context.
We as team members buy a sponsored kit each year. In exchange, we receive benefits for wearing it as an ambassador for the team and our sponsors--riding through the season, participating in races and events, etc.
Each season EPIC team members receive benefits related to the sponsors we work with. Some benefits are indirect, such as resources that cover team expenses and team-wide initiatives. Others are direct, such as discounts or other programs that benefit members individually.
The kits themselves are a sweet-spot value on their own: custom-designed, hand-made in Italy, fine Italian fabrics, pro-level chamois and battle-tested by everything we've all thrown at them. They are a critical component of a great season.
In addition to other sponsor perks, EPIC's relationship with Al’s Cyclery (and by extension Al’s Sporting Goods) provides a benefit that on its own that typically recoups each team member’s kit cost.
Exclusively, EPIC team members enjoy Al’s highest discount pricing tier—one not available to the public—when special-ordering items, i.e. trainers, bikes, parts, helmets, etc. This benefit is available via managers at Al's Cyclery bike shop in the Orem location.
EPIC team members also receive a VIP EPIC membership discount on the broad line of sporting goods and brands that are in-stock at stores in Orem and Logan, as well as online at www.als.com. Once you're set up as a team member, when you log into the site you see your special pricing instantly. When in-store, employees look you up when you are checking out at the point-of-sale, and will apply the discount then.
Many team members have reported covering the cost of their kit in one purchase or during one Christmas shopping trip.
In addition to sponsor perks, the other benefits each team member enjoys is the value created by 100s of hours of donated labor and the many efforts of team members, particularly the leadership team, AKA “EPIC Jefes.” And this often includes family members of the team who also assist and support us. No one on the team profits or is paid to provide their time. We do it because we are passionate about the sport, and we love to ride and train as a team.
Similarly, for those joining the team, the expectation and hope from all of us, your new teammates, is that you will also pitch in and help at every opportunity.
Simply put, EPIC thrives because it runs on
Generous efforts from team leaders, team members, family and friends.
Awesome sponsor and partner benefits and resources.
Massive amounts of carbs and electrolytes!