Moonshadows in Moab

Location: Moab, Utah

Description: An unforgettable sunset into moonlight experience
Watch the full moon rise briskly above the La Sal mountains; take in the sweet sage of the desert as you make your way to the Earth’s edge overlooking the Colorado River two thousand feet below.

Route: Enjoy this fully supported 44 mile ride by the light of the full moon. As you gain 2700 feet in climbing elevation the full moon rises casting a silvery glow throughout the vastness of Canyonlands National Park. Arrive at Dead Horse Point State Park for a light dinner at the Moonshadows CafĂ©. Drink in the ambiance at the most unique AID/food station you may ever visit. Enjoy a thrilling return to the Start/Finish area and tailgate with friends as you bask in the moonlight or head back into town for post-event revelry at Frankie D’s Saloon (live music by Mid-Life Crisis; open ’til 1am, a smoke free authentic Desert bar that is cycling attire friendly.)

Saturday morning – Ride like the Pros – Time Trial Event at 10am
Saturday afternoon – Rider Check-In, Aarchway Inn (host hotel), 4-7pm
Saturday evening – Route Opens 8pm-1am. Begin at Hwy 191 and Hwy 313 (don’t ride from town). Post event revelry at Frankie D’s Desert Saloon.
Sunday morning – Recovery Ride from Aarchway Inn for locally led group ride around Moab area. Not too early for you late sleepers—mid-morning or so.

Start of the ride: 2010-06-26
End of the ride: 2010-06-27

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