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Friday, February 26, 2010

Moab's Skinny Tire Festival

Spring is almost here and that means biking enthusiasts are heading to Maob. March and April are two of the best months of the year for biking Slickrock and other famous area trails.

The annual Moab Skinny Tire Festival will run March 12-16 this year. It is a popular road bike event and it always draws a crowd of participants, support people and spectators. The festival is a benefit for cancer research and survivorship programs. It includes a social, live music, a raffle/silent auction and other activities.

Here's some info from the festival website.

Cyclists know about Moab; they know it as the home of the Slickrock Trail, the Mecca of mountain bikers. What many don't realize is Moab has some of the best road biking in the world. There are hundreds of miles of paved roads in and out of the world-class scenery that is known by every adventure seeker globally.

The Festival rides the best of the best: 1) Arches National Park, 2) Along the mighty Colorado River, 3) Dead Horse Point and back.

The Three rides of the Festival highlight Moab’s different riding opportunities. The first two days follow the mighty Colorado River corridor, both up-stream and downstream. The next two days leave the valley and climb the beautiful canyon roads into redrock country.

From the bike seat you embrace the landscape, feeling the contours as gravity tugs on your tires, challenging you to climb and daring you to descend. You'll appreciate the grand scale of this place once you've ventured far from town under your own 'skinny' power down byways known only to a lucky few. Join the fun and adventurous group of riders through Canyon Country.

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