Location: Moab, Utah
Description: Moab Century Tour, Saturday, September 18, 2010 with Warm Up rides Friday and Recovery Ride Sunday.
All rides and events begin and end at Aarchway Inn
Choose Rolling or Climbing Routes.
Route: Saturday, September 18, 2010:
6:30 am – 9:00 am Rider Check-In at Aarchway Inn.
7:00 A.M. Group Start escorted by law enforcement
CHOOSE ROLLING or CLIMBING ROUTES 42 Mile Route/ROLLING—The Cruise:
This route is designed for the rider who wishes to enjoy the splendor of the Colorado River and redrock canyons. The route takes you up scenic highway 128 on an out-and-back course. Be prepared for a surprise on your return to town as the view is different and fresh. Terrain is rolling with great social spinning.
The ROLLING 72 mile route— Rolling Classic:
This route follows the Colorado River Scenic Corridor passing by a Blue Heron Rookery, Red Cliffs Lodge, (the film location for several westerns and recent commericals and a Utah based wine vineyard), and Fisher Towers redrock spires. Turnaround is just past historic Dewey Bridge. This out and back route is beautiful with rolling terrain and moderate to high elevation gain.
CLIMBING ROUTES: METRIC CENTURY! The 65 mile climbing route—Climbing Classic:
You will head south through Moab gradually climbing through Spanish Valley before elevation begins to ascend for a challenging 3,000 foot climb in 7 miles, nicknamed The Big Nasty. Descend from the aspen lined mountains into the redrock desert of Castle Valley for fast spinning before turning down river on final leg back to Moab.
100 Mile Route—The Ultimate/CLIMBING
Following the Climbing 65 mile route over the LaSal Loop with the infamous Big Nasty section, this tour offers the strong rider an option of additional miles at the completion of the descent from the mountains through Castle Valley. The Century option spur travels up the canyon along the Colorado River passing the whimsical rock formation of Fisher Towers over the Colorado River and just a few miles past the historic Dewey Bridge for the turnaround. Terrain here is rolling hills with a few short climbs; moderate grades. As with most landscape in the Moab area, the scenic look and feel is quite different when traveling from different directions.
Sunday, September 19, 2010:
10:00 AM – Recovery Ride – supported with water and snacks. Easy 30’ish mile recovery ride will start from Aarchway Inn.
Start of the ride: 2010-09-17
End of the ride: 2010-09-19
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