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
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)
(Shirts shown above are Men Front/Back and Women Front/Back left to right)
(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.
Registration is available online exclusively by:
THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
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
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.
!! ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALE !!
Gran Fondo Moab Jerseys @ $70 each.
(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!
More details at https://granfondomoab.com/