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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

24 Hours Of Moab Will Bring Crowds This Weekend

Moab will be busy this weekend, as the town hosts the big 24 Hours Of Moab bike race. The race will be held Oct 6-7 in the Behind The Rocks area SW of town. Motels and campgrounds will be full and the town will bustle with activity.

The race website includes these tidbits:

In seventeen years time this race has become one of the single greatest mountain bike races in the history of the sport. Each year, thousands of racers, support crew, and spectators have made the pilgrimage to Moab to enjoy this amazing event.

Set in the enchanted, red rock desert, most of the course is on an old jeep trail, but it's technical enough that you have to pick your lines, carefully if not strategically.

The course has super-fast and super-fun terrain, technical double-track, slick-rock sections, gnarly down-hills, 1,360 feet of climb per lap, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! So, join us on the dusty trail Behind-the-Rocks for one of the greatest mountain bike races on the planet!

This year the race will serve as a fundraiser for the World Cup Dreams disability fund for injured athletes. This website skiracing.com has this interesting report about the bike race. Here's a quote:

The 24 hours of Moab, basically a punishing, only a serious athlete can even think about it endurance bike ride through the desert, is on for this weekend with a eye on raising a goal of $25,000 for the World Cup Dreams disability fund for injured athletes.

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