Moab, UT, November 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Moab Utah Meetings and Events announces another great bike event line up will occur in 2011. Many of the events will utilize new Moab trails. An October 2010 ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated another piece of the North Moab Recreation Areas Alternative Transportation Plan with the completion of the paved Moab Canyon pathway. The trail avoids use of Hwy 191, to terminate, for the time being, into Hwy 313. Plus, new trail routes are being hand built by volunteers to further expand the non-motorized Bar M Mountain Bike Focus Area. The Moab Canyon pathway ceremony ushered in a fine segment of the Trail Alliance's focus to radiate trails from the pedestrian/bike (hub) bridge dedicated officially May 2007. In addition, volunteers assembled the following November to reclaim the utility corridor under the western valley wall, Moab Rim. It is called the Pipe Dream Trail. It will be one to check out, on future visits to Moab. Also, the Department of Energy announced this autumn a future non-motorized trail will be put on the Uranium Tailing property from Courthouse Wash, along the Colorado River bank to reach Hwy 279, a.k.a., Potash Road.
Yeti Thaw takes place March 4-5, 2011. Last winter, there was a winter in Moab. Moab had not experienced one of this caliber since 1976. The Yeti Thaw, usually set for Presidents' Weekend in February kept postponing the date in 2010, until it affected the event date for 2011. Ride a Yeti bike demo, enjoy group rides, parties and the vibrant fellowship of three Moab mountain bike businesses: Magpie Adventure, Poison Spider Bicycles and Rim Tours. It is a free event and the perfect spring bash.
Skinny Tire Festival takes place March 14 -15, 2011. Road cycling spans three days, riding through Arches National Park, along the Colorado River and to Dead Horse Point State Park, which peers into the vast emptiness of preserved Canyonlands National Park. The Skinny Tire Festival benefits cancer survivorship programs.
Adventure Xtreme takes place March 26, 2011. Adventure racing by Gravity Play opens registration January 3, 2011. It is a mix of athletic disciplines: flat water inflatable kayak, mountain bike, hike, rappel and navigation. The mountain bike section is particularly challenging in Long Canyon.
Gran Fondo takes place May 7, 2011. Riding the mountain pass in the La Sal Mountains, climbing 5500 feet in 60 miles, this event will emulate an old Italian tradition. Road cyclists experience breath taking views of canyons below and 12,000 foot peak above. Gran Fondo is not a race. The top five riders for men and for women will be recognized for reaching the top of the pass. There are No Prizes for returning to town. Safety must be respected.
Moab Triathlon is NEW and takes place May 14-15, 2011. TriUtah bases this two day event out of the Ken's Lake area south of Moab. XTERRA off-road triathlon, XTERRA trail run, road triathlon and kid triathlon.
Outerbike takes place Oct 5 - 9, 2011. Outerbike debuted and gave consumers an opportunity to ride future bike models. New to the biking scene are 29 inch tires. This event took place in the Bar M area, on the site of the new trail, the Lazy EZ.
24 Hour of Moab Bike Race takes place Oct 8-9, 2011. A temporary citadel flourishes in the Moab desert as teams converge to pour strength into a round the clock mountain bike race. Xavier Fane documents this race. Particularly interesting are the night shots. World Class riders vie for the trophy. Trophies made by the Earth Studio of Moab, Utah.
Moab Ho Down takes place Oct 27-30, 2011. It is a mountain bike festival during Halloween weekend. Get your costume, bring all of your bikes. Dirt Jump, Downhill race, do a townie tour, bring your trick bike, plan to watch the second annual Moab Mountain Bike Film Festival collection, and gobble up hot peppers, this event is sponsored by Chile Pepper Bikes.