6-Valley Tour (400km)

6-Valley Tour — RWGPS Link — ACP-Sanctioned 400km Brevet

403.6 km (250.8 miles) with 8,095 feet of climbing. Time limit: 27 hours or by 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Route # 1659.

Click here to view photos from the 2017 ride.

Start Time Check-in at 4:30 with a prompt departure at 05:00. The check-in closes one minute before the start. There will be brief announcements right beforehand. If you did not preregister, please come 20–30 minutes early and pay with a check (or exact change in cash). This event will be held rain or shine.

Introduction In 2014 Jim Halay and Richard rode a variation of the Infinity Double Century ride as a 400 km permanent. We liked it so much, we decided to add it to our official line-up for 2015. Essentially, this route is two 200km loops, one going around the Oquirrh Mountains and another making a loop around Utah Lake, with a short spur up Hobble Creek Canyon, just east of Springville.

We also offer a 100 and 200K option on this same day which share the beginning of this route, but start later in the day.

Start & Finish Location Walmart in Saratoga Springs, 136 Utah 73 (N.W. corner of Redwood Rd & Lehi Main St, aka SR-68 & SR-73). There are several motels about 2.5 miles east, in Lehi, such as a Motel 6 or Super 8. In maps.google.com type in “motel near Saratoga Springs, UT”.

Cue Sheet & Cards A detailed cue sheet and brevet card will be provided at check in. Do NOT rely on the online cue sheet as it may not be accurate. If you wish to preview the cue sheet, a PDF version can be e-mailed to you upon request, or one will be sent out to everyone on the Google E-Mail Group, about a week before the event date.

Registration If possible, please register 48 hours in advance so I have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets.

Support This will be a self-supported brevet. The RBA (Richard) will be riding with the whole group as a participant. This means you will be getting your supply of fluids and extra food at convenience stores or cafes along the route. There is no SAG. In the event of any catastrophic problems, we recommend that you have a back up plan (a local friend that you might call for assistance). If you do have a friend or spouse that can help drive part of the route, please let me know — such help is always welcome. Such help needs to be neutral roving support — that is equal assistance for all riders.

Special Route Notes

  • This brevet takes you on the interstate for about three miles at mile marker 92.4.
  • There are no unusual grades or steep sections over 6%. The longest climb is the right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon with approx. 1550 feet at mile 157. The grade is very gradual, never exceeding 6%.
  • Considering brining mosquito repellant, as the last 32 miles, on the west side of Utah Lake at night, are packed those critters — or just don’t stop along that section (there’s no services anyway!).

If you have to abandon the brevet, please call or text me, so I don’t wait for you at the finish.

Sanctioning See our “What is a Brevet?” page for more information on sanctioning.

Sun Data (approx.) Civil twilight/sunrise: 06:32/07:01

Reminders This is a self-supported event, so bring cash for stops at various convenience stores. Also have a pen in your bag in case the route requires answering an “Information Checkpoint.”

Contact Richard Stum (Regional Brevet Administrator), office 435 – 462 – 2266, mobile 435 – 851 – 9558, or Richard@eogear.com

If You Are Late Please call me so I can arrange to leave you a cue sheet and brevet card. You can start up to an hour after the official start time, but subsequent checkpoint cut-off times will remain the same, as if you had started with everyone else. If you know in advance, or wake up Saturday morning and decide not to ride, please let me know so I won’t worry about you at the start. I will not be checking e-mail on Saturday, so please call or text me.
Since I will also be riding with the group, I cannot wait for late comers (I will leave your brevet card on my windshield if you notify me).