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Monday, March 18, 2013

Shafer Trail Opens, Moab Enduro Race Scheduled

Shafer Trail - photo by Dave Webb
Canyonlands National Park reports that the Shafer Trail is now open for vehicle travel – another sign that spring is here and the parks are launching their seasonal activities.

The trail is shown at right. It consists of a series of switchbacks that fall off Island In the Sky Mesa near Dead Horse Point, down to the White Rum Trail. It is an extremely scenic route that can be driven in a high clearance vehicle. Four-wheel drive is not usually needed.

New Enduro Cup at Magnificent 7, Moab, UT Announced


(This is a news release provided by the Enduro Cup.)

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (March 18, 2013) - Renowned cyclocross and enduro racer Ali Goulet has teamed up with Salt Lake City-based event marketing agency Mountain Sports International to create the new Enduro Cup series. Enduro is the most progressive form of mountain bike racing which is hugely popular in Europe and gaining incredible interest in the United States. Inspired by rally car and motorbike enduro racing, enduro mountain bike racing is an all mountain stage race where riders compete to gain the lowest cumulative time from several downhill sections of the course.

Inspired by the great enthusiasm spurred by the 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort in Park City, the new Enduro Cup provides more opportunities for racers to compete in the state. The first event of the 2013 Enduro Cup will be held in Moab, UT at the Magnificent 7 trail area.

Registration for the Enduro Cup in Moab is open now on http://endurocup.athlete360.com. Participation cost is $80 for adults and juniors.

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