One of Utah’s top Gran Fondo style cycling events and a Transrockies Race Series event. Strambecco also rates the event as one of the best road cycling events in the Southwest. Gran Fondo Moab will follow the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, which features a fantastic variety of canyon country scenery. The 60-mile (with 5,500 feet of elevation gain) route follows the winding Colorado River, then heads up to the La Sal Mountains through beautiful Castle Valley. The route through La Sals provides incredible views of the 12,000+ foot peaks and the red rock valleys far below. Finishing this gorgeous loop will take you back to Moab via Spanish Valley Drive.
The Gran Fondo Moab will have a mass start with overall results and results broken up by age groups. The route will have something for everyone with its steep climbs, rolling hills, flat sections, and gorgeous scenery. The weather is consistently nice in May, but anything can happen at higher elevations, so be prepared.
If you have not visited Moab, you are in for a treat. It’s an absolute outdoor paradise offering iconic Southwest scenery and a wide array of sports options in addition to cycling. From hiking to kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, off road adventuring, and exploring national parks, there is something for everyone. The official event lodging partner is Field Station Moab which is conveniently located close to the start and also offers spots for van lifers. Other lodging options include one of a kind locations for camping as well as unique vacation rentals.
The Transrockies Race Series is a leader in multi-sport event management and logistics spanning Road cycling, MTB, and Trail events throughout North America. Many of their events are multi-day and take place in spectacular destinations. Strambecco covers several of their events, including the TransSelkirks Run, Transrockies Gravel Royale, and Moab Rocks.