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Tour of Southern Utah

Tour of Southern Utah

September 08 - September 14 2019
St. George, Utah, USA

Join us for this incredible seven day adventure! We’ll ride 60 to 100 miles per day, from point to point in breathtaking Southern Utah. Starting in St. George, we ride to Carmel Junction (via Zion National Park), Bryce National Park, Escalante, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George. Cycling doesn’t get any better than this! Each route is a challenging adventure with awe-inspiring scenery. We’ve got all day – so stop and take some photos! Over 500 miles with about 30,000 feet of climbing! Yes, it sounds hard – but it’s a ton of fun! The goal is NOT to hammer, but to ride socially, taking in the sights and sounds of Color Country!

Day One – St. George to Mt. Carmel Junction, via Zion National Park:
About 80 miles with over 5300′ of elevation gain. In Zion, we’ll take a break and dip our toes into the Virgin River.

Day Two – Mt. Carmel Junction to Bryce National Park:
About 60 miles with over 3700′ of gain. In the afternoon you can ride to Rainbow Point in Bryce (at 9100′) or hop on a shuttle bus and go into the park for a hike. The ride to Rainbow Point is 38 miles with about 2,900′ of climbing. There are a ton of hiking options – long or short, easy or hard. All are gorgeous.

Day Three – Bryce National Park to Escalante:
Before we leave for Escalante, either hike or ride into the park, whichever you didn’t do yesterday!  Those wanting to sleep in can have a leisurely breakfast before the group gets back together and heads out to Escalante. The ride to Escalante is short – so we’ll leave Bryce just before noon. It’s about 48 miles with 1,800′ of gain.

Day Four – Escalante to Torrey:
About 66 miles with over 6,100′ of gain. Everyone is encouraged to ride the bonus miles on the incredible Capital Reef Scenic Drive. The extra bit is about 36 miles with 2,500′ of gain. BEST day of the Tour! And also the hardest!

Day Five – Torrey to Panguitch:
About 106 miles with about 3,400′ of gain. As far as centuries go, it’s fairly flat – with most of the climbing in the first 27 miles. But it can be super windy, so riding with at least one other person is recommended.

Day Six – Panguitch to Cedar City, via Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument:
About 57 miles with about 5,300′ of gain. We’ll reach our highest point of the Tour on this ride, at 10,500′. Be prepared to be a bit short of breath! And not just from the awesome scenery!

Day Seven – Cedar City to St. George:
About 83 miles with just over 2,500′ of gain. Alas, the last day… Take your time and savor the final hours of riding. Over too quickly!!!

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Tour of Southern Utah

 
Tour Summary: 7 days, 60-100 miles per day
Entry Limit: 30 riders
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

We start the tour at 8:30am Sunday from the Best Western Abbey Inn. Thereafter start times are announced at the end of the previous day's ride.

Costs

$1550 based on double occupancy. Cyclists preferring a single room my pay an additional $500.

What's Included?

Early Entry fee of $1,550 includes: Seven unforgettable days of cycling, eight nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy, breakfast sometimes included), gear transport, support vehicle providing snacks and sandwiches along the route. Riders preferring a single room, or single riders when we have no other rider to pair up with, pay an additional $500. 10% discount for the first 6 riders who are willing to drive SAG at least one day of the Tour.

Dinner is not included. Breakfast is included at 3 of 7 hotels. We know some tours include all meals; but we don’t, and here’s why: Our experience is that after a hard-day’s-ride, most folks have a hankering for something specific to eat and would rather not be stuck with the single option given by the Tour. Some folks eat dinner early, some folks eat late. Some folks skip breakfast altogether. Our method lets you decide. Most tours charge at least $1,000 more than we do, with the only difference being the inclusion of meals. We promise you, you will not spend even half that much buying your own breakfast and dinner.

Packet Pickups

Saturday evening from 7:30-8:30pm at the Abbey Inn in St. George.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
 
Support for Participants
SAG Wagon
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Abbey Inn, 1129 S Bluff Street, St. George
 
 
 
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