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Zion Gran Fondo

Zion Gran Fondo

April 22 2017
Springdale, Utah, USA
 

Generally speaking, the route is a lollipop-shaped course starting in Springdale, UT at the Town Park on Lion Boulevard. From there you’ll ride out to Highway 9 and take that about 20 miles then turn right only UT-17. You’ll ride through Toquerville then hang a right on Old Highway 91 and pass through Leeds on your way to UT-318 and Quail Creek State Park. Then you’ll hang a left on Highway 9, and make your way to Sand Hollow Road where you’ll do ride a beautiful loop about Sand Hollow Reservoir and into Hurricane. Then you’ll take Highway 9 back to Springdale. It’s 77 miles for the main course.

For those who want to make it a full century, after checking in at the finish line and enjoying some refreshments, you’ll do the “bonus miles” into Zion National Park. You’ll ride a lovely bike path to Zion Canyon Road, and do the out-and-back to the Temple of Sinawava. You can refill your water bottles at the end of the road before heading back. We highly recommend the bonus miles. It’s a gentle climb into the park, and mostly downhill all the way back! If you don’t already have a National Parks Pass or a Zion Pass, you can buy one at the gate for $12. It’s good for a week.

Zion Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 77 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Costs

Until April 19 at noon: $70.  Thereafter, until 6am the morning of the event,  you may make an online reservation and pay $80 at the door.

What's Included?

Entry includes chip timing with overall and age category results posted to the web; fully stocked checkpoints along the route with water and a great selection of food and snacks; roving SAG support; Zion Gran Fondo finisher award (guaranteed for those who sign up at least 30 days in advance); post-ride refreshments; per rider donation to Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Springdale Town Park, Springdale, Utah
 
 
 
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