Nephi: Double-, Triple- Loop & Yuba Res Brevets (200–600km)

We typically offer several of these of these routes on the same day.

The 200K and 300K are often offered together or we pair the 400K and the 600K routes on the same day. The first 407K of the 600K route IS the Double Loop Four 400K brevet. We then added a loop around Utah Lake to complete the mileage for the 600. These routes combines three Permanents including Yuba Res ExpressRock Candy Rumble and finally Utah Lake.



Mount Nebo as viewed through Goshen Canyon (last 200K of this route)
The west side of Yuba Reservoir, early on in this brevet.


2023 Yuba Res 200 — RWGPS Map — 201km Brevet

201.7 km (125.3 miles) with 3,700 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Time Limit: 13.5 hours or finish by 6:00 p.m., assuming a 5:00 a.m. start. Route # 2343.


2023 Yuba Res 300 — RWGPS Map — 301km Brevet

301.9 km (187.6 miles) with 4771 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Time Limit: 20 hours or finish by 1:00 a.m. the next morning, assuming a 5:00 a.m. start. Route # 1521.

This is a variation of our Double Loop 400 km & Triple Loop 600 km brevets. 


200/300K Start Time Check in at 04:30 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.

Start Location The start & finish will be at the Exxon convenience store at 2025 S Main St, Nephi, UT 84646 (open 24/7, tel 435-623-2085). Take I-15 to exit 222 (south Nephi exit). The Exxon c-store is just south of the freeway exit. (Not the Chevron which is not open 24 hours).
Other services near the start:
Burger King, Subway & Hogi Yogi are walking distance, but they are not open 24 hours. Denny’s/Flying J is 1/2 mile north and are open 24/7.
Nearby Hotels:
Motel 6, 2195 S Main St
National 9 Inn, 2160 S Main St
Plus there are other hotels up the road in Nephi



2023 Double Loop 400 — RWGPS Map — 408km Brevet

408km (253.5 miles) with 7,656 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Time Limit: 27 hours (by 8:00 a.m. the next morning). Route # 1370.

This 400km route combines two permanents including Yuba Res Express and Rock Candy Rumble. The starting elevation is 5,122 feet. The maximum elevation on this route is 7,393 feet (between Sigurd & Koosharem at mile 76). This the longest single climb totals 2,100 feet.


2023 Triple Loop 600 — RWGPS Map — 605km Brevet

605 km (375.9 miles) with 10,154 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Time limit: 40 hours (by 9:00 p.m. the next evening). Route # 1221.

Why The Friday Start? (This normally only applies to 600km only.) This is to allow cyclists to participate in such an event, without running into a “sabbath day observance” conflict. We are conforming with the logic of most of the ultrarunning events in Utah and Idaho, which have switched over from a Saturday-Sunday schedule to a Friday-Saturday schedule. This is to allow the majority population in Utah, who are of the LDS faith, to not feel compelled to participate in outdoor events on Sunday.

Route Stats The starting elevation is 5,122 feet. The maximum elevation on this route is 7,393 feet (between Sigurd & Koosharem at mile 76). This is the longest single climb, which gains 2,100 feet.

Information Common with 400 & 600K Routes

400/600K Start Time Check in at 04:30 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.

200/300K Start Time Check in at 04:30 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.

Start Location The start & finish will be at the Exxon convenience store at 2025 S Main St, Nephi, UT 84646 (open 24/7, tel 435-623-2085). Take I-15 to exit 222 (south Nephi exit). The Exxon c-store is just south of the exit.
Other services near the start:
Burger King, Subway & Hogi Yogi are walking distance, but they are not open 24 hours. Denny’s/Flying J is 1/2 mile north and are open 24/7.

Registration Registration If possible, please register 24 hours in advance so I have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets.



Motels Nearby

Motel 6 at 2195 S Main St, tel 435-623-0666 (older, not remodeled)
National 9 Inn
at 2160 S Main St, tel 435-623-2629 (across the street from the start, offers breakfast, but not in time for our ride day)
Super 8, 1901 South Main Street, 435-623-0888, about 1/4 mile north of the start
Best Western Paradise Inn, 1025 South Main Street, Nephi, UT 435-623-0624, which is a mile or so north.

If you register for the 600K brevet, but end up abandoning after 407 km (which is back at the start), you will not be credited for finishing the 400K. Instead you will receive a DNF.

Support This will be a self-supported brevet. This means you will be getting your supply of fluids and extra food at convenience stores or cafes along the route. The RBA will be riding with the whole group as a participant, consequently there will be 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. Assistance needs to be neutral roving support — that is equal for all riders.

Cautionary Notes
1. There is one particularly long leg on this route where there are no services. It is
between Scipio and Koosharem, which is 62 miles (you may find water at the city parks in Aurora (64.6) and in Sigurd (70.3) along this section). Be advised to carry adequate fluids and nutrition.
2. This route does travel near sunrise, on the interstate, for about four miles (get on one exit & get off the next exit, so there is no merging traffic to dodge). This  area is not near the city, so the volume is much less than what is typically found near the urban areas. The shoulder is very wide, and is not prone to having a lot of debris.

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

Reminders This is a self-supported event, so bring cash for stops at various convenience stores. Also have a pen in your bag as some routes may require answering an “Informational Checkpoint” question.

Lighting This route requires lighting. That includes a front light, a rear tail red light, a reflective vest or sash and reflective ankle bands. Be advised to bring back ups for each light too. There will be an inspection at the start line to insure you have everything (if you arrive at the finish after dark without appropriate lighting and clothing you will be DQed— see our rules page for more info on this topic).

Sun Data (approx.) Civil twilight/sunrise: 5:26/5:59 a.m. Sunset/civil twilight: 8:57/9:30 p.m.

Contact Ken Moss (Regional Brevet Administrator), cell 801-833-2782,  or rba@saltlakerandos.org

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 Friday 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 Friday, so please call or text me.

Why a Friday Start? This is allow cyclists to participate in such an event, without running into a “sabbath day observance” conflict. We are conforming with the logic of most of the regional ultrarunning events, which have switched over from a Saturday-Sunday schedule to a Friday-Saturday schedule. This is to allow the majority population in Utah, which are of the LDS faith, to not feel compelled to participate in outdoor events on Sunday.

Sanctioning This is a ACP-sanctioned brevet #1221. See our “What is a Brevet?” page for more information on sanctioning.

Brevet Validation For electronic validation, please send the RBA (rba@SaltLakeRandos.org) a link to your GPS log (strava, rwgps, garmin, etc) soon after the ride. For traditional paper validation, please turn in your brevet card at the end of the ride, or send a photo of your completed card soon after the ride. Results cannot be posted to RUSA until everybody has reported their results (even if DNF), so please report as soon as possible as a courtesy to other riders.