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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Moab Hosts Fall Bike Races

Mountain and road bikers will converge on Moab during the next two weekends, to participate in two major races. The town will be busy and crowded, with lots of fun activities for race participants and casual tourists alike. This is a fun time to visit Moab.

The Moab Century Tour will take place Oct 6-8. This annual road cycling event offers mountains, canyons and the Colorado River – some of Moab’s best scenery. Riders can choose from three routes: 45 miles, 65 miles and 92 miles. Ride begins in Moab and climbs over the La Sal loop road. Over "The Big Nasty" ( 3000 feet in 7 miles) throught the base of the mountains down into the spires and canyons of Moab and then along the mighty Colorado River.
Supported Ride. Fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundaion

The annual 24 Hours of Moab team relay bike race will be Oct 14-15. This is an extremely popular 24 hour mountain bike race set in our spectacular red rock desert. Sections of this course follow an old jeep trail while others challenge some wild downhill regiments. The course climbs 1,100 feet per lap and crosses some deep sand.

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