The Haute Route comes to Cedar City for the first time in September 2018. Riders will experience majestic Utah landscapes including breathtaking red rock formations, colorful desert sandstone, stands of Aspens, lava flows and a high alpine environment, all while reaching elevations exceeding 10,000 feet.
The route will be as challenging as it is beautiful with climbs rivaling those famed in Europe for their difficulty, some taking in over 5,000 feet of elevation from bottom to top with sustained gradients over 10%. Full compact gearing is strongly recommended as are 28mm tires in order to smooth out sections of gravel that will be encountered.
Cedar City, known as “Festival City USA” for its variety and frequency of festivals, also enjoys incredibly close proximity to many of Utah’s most iconic national monuments and parks including Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.
The closest international airports are Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) and Salt Lake City (SLC). Regional airports include Saint George, Utah (SGU) and Cedar City (CDC).
Like all Haute Route events, you will benefit from full mechanical assistance, daily stage briefing, feed stations and dedicated safety motorbikes fleet.
Off the bike, daily massages, lunches in iconic location is provided – all hallmarks of the comprehensive event support experienced by riders in the European Haute Route series since 2011.
Ride like a pro in Cedar City and get access to the most authentic professional cycling experience available both on and off the bike!