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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moab Skinny Tire Festival Will Be March 12-15

The annual Moab Skinny Tire Festival is fast approaching, and it is one of the fist of Utah's big spring events. The festival attracts road bikers from around the country, to ride classic routes in Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, and other Moab area attractions.

The festival website has this information about the event:

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.

See the festival website for more information or to register for rides.

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