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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Moab Skinny Tire Festival & Other Events

During March, the weather in Moab is usually perfect for biking, hiking and other outdoor spots and so the town begins to come alive. The annual Skinny Tire Festival and other popular events are just around the corner now; we highlight some of them below.

March 8-11 - Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Road Cycling Tour - Four days of road cycling along the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the coveted ride through Arches National Park. This event benefits cancer survivorship programs and research. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435.260.8889.

March 14-15 - Canyonlands Half Marathon - Join us for the 39th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle, beer and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. Registration is $75 and opens on Wednesday, November 13. This race is on a first-come, first served basis. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.

March 8 - Beginning archery clinic sponsored by Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources and LaSal Mountain Outfitters. This is a free family archery shoot at the LaSal Mountain Outfitter's shop and indoor archery range, which is located at 3031 South Hwy 191 just south of Moab. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., families and individuals can come and try out the sport of archery. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided, free-of-charge, to anyone who wants to participate. http://wildlife.utah.gov/wildlife-news/1363-free-beginning-archery-clinic-in-moab.html.

March 21-23 - Moab Munifest - The Moab Mountain Unicycling Festival (Munifest) is the most fun you can have on a unicycle! Hosted at the intersection of the world’s best trails and scenery, Moab is the perfect place for a festival of riding, food, and fun in southern Utah’s playground. In other words, it’s a party and a chance for riders of all skills levels from around the world to come together to have a great time unicycling! For more info visit munifest.us or call 801-742-1826.

March 22-23 - 24 Hours of Utah - It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! This race is all day and all night where runners can participate in a number of distances or timed events. For more info visit http://geminiadventures.com/new/?page_id=109 or call 303-249-1112.

March 29 - Behind the Rocks - A 54 and 28 mile trail running race featuring Behind the Rocks, Amasa, Hurrah Pass and Hunter Canyon. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net/home/moabs-red-hot-55k-33k or call 719-429-9501.

April 12-20 - Moab Easter Jeep Safari. This consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with "Big Saturday" culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening - around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! For more info visit rr4w.com Note: This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your camping/lodging reservations as early as possible!

(This information is courtesy of discovermoab.com.)

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