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Fall Tour of St. George

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Breaking the Cycles of Homelessness

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Ride your bike + Contribute to a good cause = Create a better community

Every cyclist knows two things are necessary to truly experience the beauty of a region: your bike, and your friends. The Tour de Saint George is your opportunity to have a truly amazing experience on your bike, with your friends while marveling at the beauty that is Southern Utah.

In other areas of our country, October gets cold as the riding season wraps up. However, fall in our area is perfect for riding! When you ride the fall Tour de Saint George, you’ll be greeted by mild temperatures. Saint George comes alive with the whisper of rubber-on-road as cyclists wind through colorful streets and skirt the pastel waves of Utah’s southern desert. 35, 57, 75 and 100-mile ride options all have breathtaking scenery.

And get this: not only will you ride in good temps, not only will you get to ride with friends, not only will the Tour be a great way to finish out your season, not only will you do something good for yourself, but you will also get to do something good for people in our community.

This year, Red Rock Bicycle is partnering with Switchpoint, Saint George’s Community Resource Center, in “Breaking the Cycles of Homelessness”. Switchpoint provides a stepping stone to independence for our area’s currently-homeless population. Feel good about riding toward your distance goal while riding towards Red Rock Bicycle’s and Switchpoint’s goal of raising $45,000. As a rider, you have the opportunity to kick some serious Spandex-clad-chamois-cushioned booty while helping Switchpoint and the families that need some extra help.

So, join us Saturday, October 21st, 2017 and celebrate cycling, friends, and your contribution to a great cause! Together we can “Break Cycles of Homelessness” in Saint George.

DETAILS  Event is chipped timed.  The Tour is capped at 1000 riders, so register now and lock in your spot.  Tour the scenic landscapes of Sand Hollow State Park & Snow Canyon State Park.  Enjoy fully stocked rest stops, a great lunch, and more, like great swag!  Choose a distance to challenge yourself: 35, 75, or 100 miles.  Receive a custom Tour de St. George event medal with your registration.  We are only 90 minutes North of Las Vegas, and four hours south of Salt Lake City.

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Courses

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Friday, October 20, 2017:
1pm to 7pm – Late Registration and Packet Pickup   *$10 fee for late registration. Online registration ends October 18th at 11:00PM
Red Rock Bicycle Co
Corner of 100 S and Bluff St
St. George, UT
Saturday, October 21, 2017:
6:30am to 7:30am – Packet Pickup
8am – Ride leaves. We will have limited race morning packet pickup. *$10 fee for late registration. Online registration ends October 18th at 11:00PM
Tonaquint Intermediate School
1210 West Curly Hollow Dr
Saint George, UT 84770
See you in October!
Race Day

October 21, 2017

6:30- 7:30 AM- Late Registration and Packet Pickup
7:45 AM- Line up Starts. Coffee, Muffins & Hot Chocolate will be served
8am – Ride leaves
5pm – End of support

Rest stops:

We have a fully stocked Rest Stop roughly every 20 Miles!
These rest stops will have Restrooms, PB&J sandwiches, Fresh Fruits, Candy, Water and so on! Rest assured that we have your back!

Lunch:

A delicious lunch Will Be catered from 11:00 until 5:00 *more Details to follow as we line up quality vendors. We know that you will be hungry and we will be ready!

FAQ

Q: What is the weather like in October?
A: The average high is in the low 80’s with a low in the lower 50’s. Mornings can be cool but it warms up fast. However, it is not uncommon for a day to reach well into the high 80’s or even stay in the 60’s so be sure to watch the weather.
Q: How many rest stops are on the course?
A: There are five stops for the 100 mile riders, four for the 75 mile riders and one for the 35 mile riders.
Q: Will there be sag vehicles on the course?
A: Yes, but it’s still a good idea to be prepared for any sort of breakdown.
Q: Is lunch provided?
A: Yes, in addition to the fully stocked rest stops, we will be providing a mini lunch at the third rest stop. There will also be a full lunch at the finish line.
Q: Is the course relatively flat?
A: The 35 mile route has a total elevation swing of 1083 ft. There are no rated climbs on the course (The climb rating system goes from 1 to 5 with 5 being the easiest), so it’s a relatively easy ride. The first 6 miles are mostly a gentle downhill. From mile 6 to 13 you’ll climb just over 300 vertical ft.—a very easy slope. Then it’s a downgrade almost all the way to the finish. This is a great beginner’s route.

A: The 75 mile route has a total elevation swing of 4530 ft. There 3 rated climbs on the course. Just after the 23rd mile you’ll come to a level 5 climb where you ascend 200 ft. in just over 2 miles. Then you have a brief reprieve of 2 miles before the next climb—a level 4—where you’ll climb 382 vertical ft. in 4 miles. After the level 4 you’ll have an easy 1.5 miles before you come to the toughest climb on the route, a level 2 where you’ll ascend over 1,600 vertical ft. in 12 miles. Once you’ve conquered that you’re in for a treat! It’s all downhill from there—you’ll descend over 2,000 ft. during the final 30+ miles of your ride.

A: The 100 mile route has a total elevation swing of 5981 ft. There are 4 rated climbs on the course. The first 33 miles are fairly easy. Then you come to a level 3 climb where you’ll ascend 600+ ft. over the next 6 miles. After that your route merges with the 75 milers and you’ll face the level 5, level 4, & level 2 climbs mentioned above. After that it’s the same long downgrade to your finish!

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Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Ride Southern Utah
Phone:
4356743185
Email:
events@redrockbicycle.com
Website:
www.ridesouthernutah.com