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Bike Events in and Around Moab

Bike Events in and Around Moab

Hi friends! Are you ready to get your legs pumping and bike alongside some of the best views in the area this year? Check out some of these events in Moab and just over the border into Fruita, Colorado.

I’ve listed some of the larger events in the area for this year and to start thinking about for next year! I’m the kind of person who likes to set some goals and work towards a large event, and these would be perfect to consider. If Moab is a bit too far for you, it’s never too late to check out bike events near you, you might be surprised at what you find! Road bikers are everywhere and so many people train for triathlons each year too. If you're closer to northern Utah, check out Salt Lake City events. They have a huge mountain biking community up there. And if you're in Colorado, it’s worth checking out any events around the Rocky Mountains if you like elevation gain and huge quads. Honestly, everything out here has large elevation gains, but it makes the views even more worth it.

Each of the listings below have the link to the website, the dates, and the event name. I’ve also included some fun little tidbits about the courses and the miles and elevation to expect, so you know what you might want to gravitate towards. Happy cycling!

Collect your blown tubes! You are encouraged to collect your blown out bike tubes and recycle them with Moab Bag Co. You can turn in tubes to the front desk of Moab Made at 82 N Main St. You can also leave tubes on the back porch at the Moab Bag Co production house at 55 E 100 S and then grab some amazing kombucha next door. 

March 9-12th

  • Skinny Tire Festival in Moab Utah
  • A 4-day cycling event that goes through some of the most beautiful places in and around Moab.
  • 2 – day option still has spots available for registration or consider for 2025!
  • Dead Horse State Park, 64 miles, 3,800 ft elevation gain.
  • River Road (Hwy 128), 48 miles, 2,500 ft elevation gain.
  • Arches National Park to Devil’s Garden, 42 miles, 3,900 ft elevation gain.
  • Potash Road, 38 miles, 1,400 ft elevation gain – along famous Wall Street climbing area and petroglyphs!
  • Lunch provided each day.
  • Raises money for Moab Cancer Treatment Center with each sign up.

April 6-8th

  • Moab Rocks in Moab Utah
  • 3-day stage race for mountain bikers
  • Go at your own pace and enjoy the famous routes!
  • Porcupine Rim – 22.5 miles, 3,400 ft elevation gain.
  • Klondike Bluffs – 25.5 miles, 2,200 ft elevation gain.
  • Magnificent 7 – 28.5 miles, 2,300 ft elevation gain.
  • Aid Stations included each day.
  • Limited availability left and a bit more expensive ($479) but a huge event in Moab!

May 3-5th

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival in Fruita Colorado
  • Inclusive to all levels of mountain bikers and offers guided rides for Fest Pass holders who want tips, tricks and help from a pro.
  • Vendors and music will be set up downtown for a fun post-ride experience.
  • Lower price of $115-135.

May 4th

  • Gran Fondo in Moab Utah
  • 60 miles from Moab along the Colorado River and heading up to the La Sal Mountains through Castle Valley and back down through Spanish Valley.
  • Start and end at different locations.
  • Includes aid stations, mechanical support, timing for race, lunch at finish line and t-shirts for early registration.
  • $109-$139 depending on registration time.

June 7-8th

  • Kokopelli Relay Starting in Moab Utah and ending close to St. George Utah
  • A relay race throughout southern Utah in teams of 4 or 8, competitive or non-competitive.
  • You and your team act as support for the current riders, although some sponsors may have food and drink it is not always known.
  • This route leads through some of the most beautiful places in southern Utah during a hot month with cold nights.
  • Some aid from sponsors, swag and finishers medals are included.

September 20-22nd

  • Roam Fest in Fruita Colorado
  • Mountain biking fest for women, gender queer femme folks, and non-traditional riders.
  • Not for those who have never mountain biked before or who need to build up their skill level, think more intermediate level riders.
  • Mountain biking events can be a bit scary from the outside (I think) and seen as mostly male events or high stakes events, and this would be a good steppingstone to work your way into your comfort zone! A great way to build community around mountain biking.
  • More than mountain biking, this event offers community, vendors, music, films and workshops meant to teach you about trail building to bike mechanics.
  • $275-$315

September 21-22

  • Moab Century Tour in Moab Utah
  • 2 day cycling event, 100km per day.
  • Starting in Moab up through Dead Horse State Park and back, 3,800 ft elevation gain.
  • Starting in Moab going down River Road (128) to Bull Canyon in Castle Valley and back, 5,600 ft elevation gain.
    • This is a new route for 2024 as the La Sal Loop Road is closed in sections. “The Big Nasty” will return in 2025.
  • Hard elevation gains!!
  • $195 for a full weekend or $140 for a single day, aid stations with food and water included.

And as always, don't forget to check out Moab Happenings for any events in Moab throughout 2024 :) 


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