|The Four Day Festival - March 11-14 (Saturday - Tuesday)
Weekender - March 11 and 12 (Saturday and Sunday)
Space still available for all rides, including Arches National Park ride on Monday, March 13th.
Friday, March 10, 2017
|Why Do You Ride?
Bring a photo or post a note about what or who inspires you! This event honors those living with, through, and beyond cancer.
2-8:00pm - Rider Check-In, Massage Sign-Up, Event Expo - Demo A High End Bike
3:00pm - Warm Up Ride Sponsored by Blaze Bicycles.
Meet at Moab Classic Bike Shop, 69 East Center Street, Moab. Led by Pierre Chastain.
For more Moab events look in The Moab Happenings, call 435-259-8431 or www.discovermoab.com
Stop by the Fezzari Bicycle Booth and demo a custom bike.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Dead Horse Point State Park
DAY 1 of Riding - Rider packet will have details on route; follow red route signs. Busy day in Moab with runners at intersection near Colorado River and Archway Inn Hotel.
7:00-9:00 am - Rider Check-In; Classic Bike Show and Event Expo open; Massage Sign-Up; Mechanic Available
8:00-3:00pm - Dead Horse Point State Park - Route is Open, Group start at 8am, or sleep in and please be on the road by 9'ish.
10:30-1:30pm - Lunch served at turnaround point at Dead Horse Point State Park.
AID stations close sequentially throughout day. Be prepared to arrive back in Moab no later than 3pm when route support ends.
Noon-5:00pm Massages at Aarchway Inn.
Apres-Ride: Relax in back courtyard area of Archway Inn Hotel, or go home, shower and return. but for sure..be back by 3pm for short program you'll want to see.
Festival Social and Classic Bike Show and Event Expo
3pm: Celebration Program (Pierre Chastain/Blaze Bicycles; Classic Bike Show People's Choice Award)
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Colorado River Corridor
|DAY 2 of Riding - Rider packet will specific details on route - please read.
SPRING FORWARD ONE HOUR
9:00 am - Start on your own (no group start) Colorado River Corridor Ride.
Optional start is at Red Cliffs Ranch on route!
Your body (and the sun!) will think it is 8:00am.
Support available until 3:00 pm.
11am-2pm - Lunch served at Red Cliffs Ranch
at Aarchway Inn. To schedule outside this time, call Kerry, 435-210-0822.
6:00pm Western Dinner Social at Red Cliffs Ranch
- Special Guest Dave Shields!
Author of "The Race. A novel of grit, tactics, and the Tour de France" Mingle with other Festival cyclists, tour the Castle Creek Winery, explore the Moab Musuem of Film and Western Heritage, or relax outdoors on the large patio overlooking the cottonwood trees and the Colorado River. Ribeye steak, bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and (optional vegetarian main dish)..Pick up your pre-purchased or pre-requested ticket at Rider Check-In.
Monday, March 13, 2017 Arches National Park
DAY 3 of Riding
8:00 am 3:00pm - No group start, start on your own. Route support open 8am-3pm for Arches National Park Ride.
Lunch available from 10am – 2 pm at turnaround point inside Park.
Support available until 3:00 pm. Please plan your cycling such that you are back in Moab no later than 3pm.
Noon-5:00pm Massages can be booked by calling Kerry at 435.210-0822.
Banff Mountain Film Festival - 7pm at Grand County High School. ($10 discounted fee, $12 at door).
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 River Portal Ride
|DAY 4 of Riding
Hwy 279 is a local's favorite for its gentle spinning along the Colorado River. Passing by "Wall Street" named for it's spectacular rock climbing venue, you'll see authentic Indian Writing left thousands of years ago.
Support available 8am until 1:00 pm.
Lunch is on your own.
Lunch included Saturday, Sunday and Monday rides. Tuesday most cyclists will finish early and head home so lunch is on your own.
For all the rides there is SAG vehicle support and Aid Stations
equipped with water, real food, cheery volunteers to assist you, and event communication volunteers who help keep all of us communicating!
Rider Check In and Meeting Point
ALL RIDES START AND FINISH AT THE
1551 North Highway 191
Massages available at the Festival.
“There is no bad weather, just inadequate clothing”
Moab is famous for its incredible weather – sunny, sunny, sunny. However, depending on the time of year, the temperature can vary almost 100 degrees. Here’s how to be prepared for the canyon weather in March.
Days start cool (30-40s), then warm up through-out the day (40-70s), then cool down quick when the sun drops over the canyon walls, 3:00–4:30 pm depending on location, (30s-40s). These ranges all depend on 1) the day’s weather and 2) where you are in the canyons, as some areas receive lots of sun and some are shaded by the canyon walls.Dress in Layers
"Is there a gear bag I can use when I'm ready to take off my jacket? You can leave your gear in the SAG vehicles (wave them down on route plus they stop at all AID stations). Ask for duct tape and write your name and cell phone on the item. SAG vehicles return to Archway Inn hotel by 4pm each day. Find your item in the LOST/FOUND box at Rider Check In.
Light polypro or tights, preferably with wind-resistant front panel
Or Shorts with knee or leg warmers
Fleece pants or sweats to walk around before & after the ride
Base layer: light base layer top (non cotton)
Insulating layer: biking jersey (short or long sleeve)
Protective layer: windbreaker, light or heavy jacket depending on temperatures
Fleece jacket to walk around before & after the ride
Gloves (full, padded)
Hat, light-weight polypro style hat for under helmet
Toe covers or booties
Extra warm gloves
Full skull cap