Zion National Park (100/200km)

Zion National Park 100 — RWGPS Link — RUSA-Sanctioned Populaire

103 km (64 miles) with 3,293 feet of cumulative elevation gain. Time limit: 6:52 or by 14:52 (2:52 p.m.). Route # 1676.

Zion National Park 200 — RWGPS Link — ACP-Sanctioned 200km Brevet

202.0 km (125.5 miles) with 5,954 feet of cumulative elevation gain. Time limit: 13:30 or finish by 21:30 (9:30 p.m.).  Route # 1673.

Start Time Check will be at 7:30 and a group departure time promptly at 8:00. The check-in closes one minute before the start. If you did not preregister, please come early and pay with a check (or exact change in cash). Since the trail boss will also be riding with the group, he cannot wait for late comers (he will leave your brevet card on the windshield if you notify him in time). This event will be held rain or shine.

Introduction This a variation of Lonnie Wolff’s (former RBA in Cedar City) classic ride which goes up into Zion National Park. It goes to the end of the road inside the park, & then back down. The 200K route then does a big loop in the St. George, including some paved bike trails.

Start & Finish Location Lin’s Market @ 1120 W State St in Hurricane. Take exit 16 off I-15 and head east on SR-9 for approx. 8 miles. It is on the NE corner of 1150 W & SR-9.

Cue Sheet 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.

Motels About a mile east of the start is a Rodeway Inn and a Travelodge. There are many services near these two. Further west, about a 1.5 miles from the start, are two more economical motels, Day’s Inn and Quality Inn. You will pass them on your way to the start from the interstate.

Registration If possible, please register 48 hours in advance so I have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets. The administration fee is $5.00.

Support This will be a self-supported brevet. The trail boss and/or RBA 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 can call for assistance). If you do have a friend or spouse that can provide support, please let me know — such help is always welcome.

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 Civil twilight/sunrise: Twilight: 7:11, Sunrise: 7:37. Sunset: 19:45, Twilight: 20:11

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.” The entrance fee for the park is $12 (2014 rate). Sometimes they let several cyclists through on one paid admission.

Contact Richard Stum (Regional Brevet Administrator), office 435 – 462 – 2266, mobile 435 – 851 – 9558, or Richard@eogear.com. Jim Halay will be the trail boss on this event.

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 morning, so please call or text me.