General Information and FAQs

Schedule of Events:

REGISTRATION OPENS December 18th at 8:00am!

You cannot register at the event on Friday May 6th, 2022.

Friday May 6th: 3:00pm-9:00pm PACKET PICK UP: Lions Park (Corner of HWY191 and SR128) This is a mandatory packet pick up- we cannot do packet pick up on Saturday before the event. Sorry. You have to be present to pick up your packet, someone else cannot pick up your packet for you. We also will need to see some type of identification.

Gran Fondo Moab Race Start – Mass Start 8am

Saturday May 7th: Start time 8am starting at Lions Park. Limited parking is available at Lions Park, we encourage you to ride to the park from downtown utilizing 500 West. This is a mandatory start time to receive timing and support. Anyone who starts before or after 8am will not be supported or get a time.

Lunch & Results:  11am-2pm At the Finish at OLD CITY PARK (outside of town near the Golf Course).

Awards & Raffle   Awards to the top 5 men and woman overall to the top (KOM & QOM) will be handed out at Old City Park when finishing the ride.

Event Distance:

Gran Fondo Moab- 60 miles/ 5500 feet of climbing. Gran Fondo means “Big Ride”  This route may not be big in distance but it is truly a memorable ride if not downright epic. After completing the Gran Fondo Moab I think you will agree it is a “Big Ride” and very challenging. You will be left tired and spent!  After riding many events in the states and Europe I still find this route to be in my top 5 rides. You will not find the spectacular views and terrain this course has to offer in many events anywhere. The Gran Fondo Moab route is what will make this event memorable.

Event Start:

The event will start at Lions Park located at the corner of HWY 191 and SR128 near the Colorado River Bridge in Moab. Please ride to the event start as there is limited parking available. If you need to drive we would recommend parking at Lions Park on the corner of HWY 191 and HWY 128.

Lunch will be at Old City Park on Saturday starting at 11:00 AM. Once again we will not be having an official awards ceremony. You are welcome to eat lunch and enjoy Old City Park.

Event Finish: *** Start and Finish are not the same places***

The route finish is at Old Spanish Trail road after a steep uphill. You will then go around a round about for a short sprint to the finish line. The finish is near Old City Park 4 miles south of town. The beautiful 21 acres park is located on Old City Park Road in Spanish Valley. There will be a finish aid station located at the park with light refreshments, water and sports drinks. Lunch will start at 12:00 also at Old City Park. It is a 4 mile mostly downhill ride back into town. (if you ride back to town your total mileage for the day will be around 65 miles) The best way back to town and is via Spanish Valley Drive.

Route Time Limits: 6 Hour Time Limit (8 am- 2 pm)

The Course is open from 8am- 2pm with timing. If you do not make it to the Finish Line before 2 PM your time will be listed as 6+ Hours. Due to the finish having a Closed Road we need to have it reopened to traffic by 2 pm. All Sag wagon and Police support will still be on the course after 2 pm to help any riders.

Awards-Results:

We are encouraging you to ride and race to the high point of the ride at the Warner Lake Road turnoff. The top five men and woman will be timed to the KOM/QOM at Warner Lake Road turnoff. The first male and female riders to the top will get $100.00. This is at around 40 miles from the start. From Warner Lake Aid Station/KOM/QOM you have one last climb to Geyser Pass. After Geyser Pass turnoff there is a super steep curvy downhill back to town. We DO NOT want you to take risks with your speed on this section. You will get an accurate time for your complete ride to Old City Park. Please descend safely and in full control and remember there will be oncoming traffic on the entire 20 mile downhill until just before the finish.

FAQ

Which direction is the course running?

The course will be going clockwise starting from Lions Park entering HWY 128 along the Colorado River road going to Castle Valley. For more info. go to the course page on this site.

What support is offered?

While this is a supported ride we encourage you to start with two FULL water bottles and the energy food you would normally carry for a big ride. We will have aid stations with food, water and sports drinks. The first aid station will be located about 25 miles from town. There will be another aid station close to the top of the climb. The last aid station will be near the event finish at Old City Park. There will also be mobile tech support for minor bike help but mainly for flats along the route.

Are there time limits on the Course?

Yes, the course is OPEN from 8am- 2pm. Riders leaving before 8am will be disqualified. See route information above for more details.

What is the refund policy?

All entry fees are non transferable and are NON REFUNDABLE. Sorry no exceptions.

Are there AWARDS?

Yes, There will be awards for the top five men and female riders to the top of the climb at Warner Lake road turnoff.

(This is different than past year events. The KOM/QOM is no longer at Geyser Pass)

We do not have prizes for overall time to Old City Park. All riders will get an accurate time back to the finish. Ride SAFELY.

For further questions feel free to ask.

Please email us at info@granfondomoab.com