The Salt To Saint Relay is Utah’s most exciting relay challenge. Teams of cyclists, consisting of 8 riders, 4 riders, 2 riders, and even solo riders, will push themselves, their sleeping habits, their cycling abilities and their idea of a good time to new limits. Imagine the inside jokes, memories, feelings of accomplishment, camaraderie and stench that will be built up after 24 hours of riding and cheering each other on.
With a relatively open format, teams will take our recommendations, route, transition areas and add their own strategy to get from Salt Lake City to beautiful St George as fast as possible. Cyclists starting in the heart of Salt Lake City at the State Capitol building will make their way south on roads that have been chosen for riders' safety, their intrinsic beauty, and that offer a challenge. Following historic Hwy 89 for the majority of the route, riders will pass through towns they never knew existed and through some of the most stunning scenery Utah has to offer.
With the distances of 420(ish) miles divided into 24 legs, each team will need to decide which distances and legs to fit their individual teammates' abilities. Legs vary in distance but have an average distance of 17 miles. Race organizers will offer recommendations; however, as long as riders stay within certain regulations of the race they are free to create and implement their own transition strategy. So not only will this event challenge even the toughest on the road, but it is also achievable by the novice cyclist.