Gran Fondo Moab

Moab, UT

The Gran Fondo Moab will be emulating an old Italian tradition. We will be riding the most spectacular mountain pass in the Manti-La Sals, widely known as the Loop Road. We will start and finish in the beautiful red rocks of Moab, Utah and will climb over 5500 feet in 60 miles.

This cycling event will not be run as a sanctioned race, as a majority of the riders will be participating for the enjoyment of riding a signed route through beautiful scenery with their friends and teammates. That said, as any serious cyclist knows, there is also satisfaction with not only completing an epic ride but with comparing your times with other riders afterward. We will ensure that all riders receive an accurate time and placing for their efforts. Safety is paramount on this ride, as we will be riding open, narrow, mountain roads.


The Gran Fondo Moab will have MASS start with overall results and results broken up by age groups.  The route will have something for everyone with its steep climbs and rolling hills, flat sections and gorgeous scenery. This will be a cycling event that you will remember. Come join us!

The La Sal Range (or La Sal Mountains) is located in Grand and San Juan counties, near the eastern border of the state of Utah, and rising above the town of Moab. This range is part of the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the southern Rocky Mountains. The maximum elevation is at Mount Peale, reaching 12,721 feet (3,877 m) above sea level. The range contains three clusters of peaks separated by passes. The peaks span a distance of about 18 miles (25 km). The name of the range dates to Spanish times, when the Sierra La Sal (meaning the “Salt Mountains”) were a prominent landmark on the Old Spanish Trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.

Note that there is a 6 HOUR cut-off time limit for the 60 mile ride with 5,500' of climbing!

The Loop Road

The La Sal Mountain Loop Road features an amazing variety of canyon country scenery. The 65-mile long route follows the Colorado River for a while, then it heads to the La Sal Mountains through beautiful Castle Valley.

The route through La Sals provides incredible views of the 12,000+ foot peaks and the red rock valleys far below. Finishing the loop takes one back to Moab via Spanish Valley Drive.

Entry Fees:

Gran Fondo Moab- La Sal Loop Road 60 miles/ 96 km


Entry Fee Includes:

*A SUPER COOL Gran Fondo Moab Event T-shirt (ONLY IF REGISTERED BEFORE April 15, 2019)

Men T-Shirt FrontMen T-Shirt BackWomen T-Shirt FrontWomen T-Shirt Back
(Shirts shown above are Men Front/Back and Women Front/Back left to right)

  • Well-stocked aid stations with food, water and Hammer Heed-sports drink
  • Sag wagon & mechanical support
  • Post-race refreshments & LUNCH
  • 15% discount at Poison Spider Bikes towards ALL PSB logo wear
  • Accurate timing with overall result and age category result
  • 1 raffle ticket towards awesome prizes from our sponsors

(Prizes are not just for top riders)

ALL riders will receive a bike number and wristband. You must wear your event wristband to get access to the course, aid stations, and lunch.

This is a TIMED event, riders WILL NOT be able to enter HWY 128 before the event start time. Please warm up in and around town.

Online Registration:

Registration is available online exclusively by:


REGISTRATION CLOSES 4/26/19 OR AT 500 RIDERS, which ever comes first.

Mail In Registration postmarked by 04/23/19:

Make check payable to

Gran Fondo Moab LLC

497 N Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532

Packet Pick-Up

Friday May 3rd: 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM

(Location: Swanny City Park Moab’s New Recreation Center- Downtown Moab)

This is a MANDATORY Packet Pickup.

We cannot do packet pickup on Saturday before the ride. Sorry – NO EXCEPTIONS.


Gran Fondo Moab Jerseys @ $70 each.
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(Men Jersey shown above Front/Back left to right - women jerseys also available!)


In true Gran Fondo tradition, the Gran Fondo Moab will take place regardless of weather: therefore NO REFUNDS will be provided. We do not do transfers to other riders after registration is closed. Sorry folks!

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When & Where

May 4, 2019


6:00 AM

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