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The Trail to Zen (Training Camp)

February 17 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 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.

Are you racing True Grit? Or maybe just need some miles to get your spring started? Join us for the Trail to Zen Training Camp. We will have skills clinics on Saturday on the more technical sections of the loop. Sunday there will be a complete course preview and then we will do an easy 20 miles spin on Monday.

You must register to attend. Registration will be live Sunday, January 7th at 7 PM. Register here!

Camp Itinerary

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

9-10 AM – Check in (you must check in to ride with us)

Barrel Ride (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.) multiple ride times, sign up for what works for you.

Zen (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.) multiple ride times, sign up for what works for you.

  • 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 – JEM Loop Easy 20 Mile Spin (Meet at Red Rock Bicycle Co.)

  • Meet at the shop to carpool to the JEM area for an easy 20 mile ride. Multiple ride times.

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



February 17 @ 10:00 am
February 19 @ 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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