20th Anniversary of Skinny Tire Festival

MARCH 14TH-17TH 2020

Moab contains some of the best road biking in the world. There are hundreds of miles of paved roads in and out of the world-class scenery that is known by every adventure seeker globally.

This 4 day festival rides the best of the best:

  • Arches National Park

  • Along the mighty Colorado River

  • Dead Horse Point State Park and back.

Why We Ride?

The Skinny Tire Festival isn't just about riding bikes. It's about saving lives. This is why we donate $25 for every registration we receive to the Moab Cancer Treatment Center.  

4-Day or 2-Day Options

The four rides of the Festival highlight Moab's different riding opportunities. Two days follow the mighty Colorado River corridor, both up-stream and downstream. The other two days leave the valley and climb the beautiful canyon roads into red rock country visiting Dead Horse Point State Park and Arches National Park.

Route & Ride Descriptions

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! 

Day 1: Dead Horse Point State Park

Day 1: Dead Horse State Park

Mileage: 64 miles, Detailed GPS Map
Elevation Change: 3800'
Shorter Option? Yes*
# of Riders: Unlimited
Start: Aarchway Inn Hotel, 8am
Lunch: Provided at Aarchway after route, 1pm -4pm

For riders, this is one of the “Festival Favorites”, with its breathtaking views, generous bike lane and minimal cars. The route gradually gains 3,800 ft on the way up. Like any good tour, the festival will wind up with a descent back to the start. *Alternate: Start at intersection of Hwy 313 and Hwy 191 north of Moab. 


Day 2: Colorado River


Mileage: 47 miles, Detailed GPS Map
Elevation Change: 2000'
Shorter Option? Yes*
# of Riders: Unlimited
Start: Aarchway Inn Hotel, 9am
Lunch: Provided at Red Cliff Lodge, 11am -2pm

This fantastic ride follows the Colorado river for great social spinning. The route immediately places you in the river corridor at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs.  The terrain here is rolling hills with a few short climbs; moderate grades. *Alternate: Start at Red Cliffs Lodge located on HWY 128.


Day 3: Arches National Park


Mileage: 44 miles, Detailed GPS Map
Elevation Change: 4700'
Shorter Option? No
# of Riders: Limited to 450 Why the limit?
Start: On your own, support provided 8am-3pm in park.
Lunch: Provided at Devils Garden (in park), 10am -2pm

The crown jewel of rides, touring through this National Park will leave your breathless for it's scenery and awe inspiring views. Discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.


Day 4: River Portal, POTash rd


Mileage: 38 miles, Detailed GPS Map
Elevation Change: 500'
# of Riders: Unlimited
Shorter Option? No
Start: On your own, support provided 8am-3pm
Lunch: Not Provided

Highway 279 is a favorite among local roadies because of its unbroken cadence. After passing through "The Portal," the Colorado River begins its cut through the impressive sandstone. The road meanders alongside the tranquil river, maintaining a flat profile through some of the most astounding topography imaginable. Red rock walls rise hundreds of feet straight up from the shoulder of the road as it cuts tightly along the river. For miles you'll spot climbers plying the walls next to 1,000-year-old Anasazi petroglyphs carved in the ancient rock wall. 

Skinny Tire Festival Registration

Thank you for registering, we are excited to see you here in Moab! Registering is easy:

Step 1: Choose 4-Day or 2-Day

One day check in will be available at the event only.

Step 2: Choose any activities or jersey add-ons

Step 3: Click "Register" to go to a secure check out page for payment.

Prefer to pay by check? When checking out, you will be able to choose "pay by check." 

Did You Know?
For every registered participant we automatically donate $25 to the Moab Cancer Treatment Center? Learn more about why we ride, here.

Fantastic Event! The sag/support vehicles are always close if a rider needs a pump or tube, the rest stops are well stocked, the volunteers are friendly and the scenery is just amazing! It is an event we do every year!
— Kristy P

Have further questions?  Check out our FAQ Page, or give Beth a call or text: 435.260.8889 or send an email. Already signed up? Fantastic! Download important documents here.