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The Trail to Zen (Training Camp)

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


The sweat drips off the end of my nose. I gave up worrying about it a long time ago. About the same time that the burning in my legs faded to the back of my mental space. Some people lock themselves in dark rooms with timers while they sit on folded blankets to get to this spot. Not me, I find my meditation amidst the pain of pinning it until I can’t move any more. Or more accurately, until the pain fades to the back of my mind and the only thing that resides in my conscience is the constant rhythm of the pedals. Finding this spot, finding that moment when there is nothing else in my head other than that rhythm. I’ve found my way to Zen.

Of course, being able to get to that place takes preparation. You can’t just jump on the bike and hammer it out and suddenly find your mediation in motion. It takes practice and some serious training. It takes a certain devotion to the Trail. An almost daily ritual of saddling up the bike and finding your way into your head and out of the stress created by the world around you. There’s lots of different ways to find this place. For many, it’s part of the training, part of the practice motivated by the need to do. The need to push one’s self farther than before.

Camp Itinerary

Saturday – Skills Clinics covering the most difficult sections of the Grit.

10 AM – Barrel Ride (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.)

2 PM – Zen (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.)

  • Plan on a very slow pace as we stop at the technical obstacles of this trail and practice them to ensure top speed on race day.

Sunday – True Grit Course Preview (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.)

  • 10 AM – Roll out. Ride at your own pace. The course will not be marked and there are a lot of turns. Please download the course and have it loaded on your gps.

Monday – Turkey Farm Loop (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.)

  • 9 AM Roll out from the shop for a 47 mile gravel and singletrack loop with a good amount of climbing. Self -supported. Bring plenty of food and water. Download the gpx here and have it on your gps. This is a long ride and you will need to be able to take care of yourself.

Follow the Trail to Zen for training tips, riding videos and more.



February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Ride Southern Utah


Red Rock Bicycle Co.
446 W 100 S
St. George, 84770 United States
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