Rapid Cycling Events in Zion
EDITOR’S NOTE 5/20/15: 12 HOURS OF ZION HAS BEEN MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 BY RAPID CYCLING RACING. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED WITH NEW EVENT DETAILS.
It’s spring — and that means mountain bike season. To kick it off, Zion Ponderosa welcomes Rapid Cycling Racing with our exciting new “12 Hours of Zion.” Experience some of the world’s best cross-country mountain biking terrain in southern Utah as the race winds through tall desert pine trees and slickrock terrain. This first annual 12-hour race is designed for everyone, from beginner to pro.
The 12 Hours of Zion mountain biking race is a nine-mile course with 3,000 feet of climbing. There are about three miles of double track, the rest of the course is single track. Transition areas are at the start of the double tracks. Rapid Cycling Racing uses the best timing system provided by MyLaps. There will be two checkpoints to ensure accurate timing and neutral support. Maps and feed zones are subject to change.
The race is open to solo riders, and two, three or four person teams. If you have a junior cycler on your team, sign up as a family team. Teams must have a captain to register.
About Zion Ponderosa
Race the course during the day, then relax in our hot tub at night. Enjoy the camaraderie as you camp out on our 4,000-acre ranch resort nestled on the eastern edge of Zion. Best of all, camping is included with your participation fee! There are a limited number of camping spots, so contact the race director to reserve right away.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is located at Twin Knolls Road, Mount Carmel, Utah
A pre-race meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Racers will line up at 7:45. Start time is 8 a.m. Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort dining will provide lunch for racers. Showers, pool and hot tub are available for your enjoyment and relaxation after the race.
Helmets must be worn and secured at all times while on a bicycle, from checkin until final awards. Please see the 12 hour race bible for complete 12 Hours of Zion Rapid Cycling Racing rules.
Please see our website for pricing and packet pickup dates, times and locations. Contact Jordan Bracken at Rapid Cycling Racing with questions or for additional information: