|MARCH 9-12, 2013
(4 Day Festival; four days of riding Saturday-Tuesday, with Top Fundraiser and Rider Check-In activities Friday, March 8th.
Can't ride four days? Choose two day Sat/Sun option.
Space still available for all rides, including Arches National Park ride on Monday, March 11th.
Friday, March 8, 2013
|Why Do You Ride?
Bring a photo or post a note about what or who inspires you! This event honors those living with, through, and beyond cancer.
2-8:00pm - Rider Check-In, Massage Sign-Up, Event Expo, Silent Auction (few select items; Cannondale $4500 road bike, Townie Road bike)
6:00pm - Top Fundraiser Banquet
6-8pm - All Cyclists - Casual, serve yourself dinner available from Quesidilla Catering for $8.99
For more Moab events look in The Moab Happenings, call 435-259-8431 or www.discovermoab.com
Stop by the Cannondale Bike Booth and talk with Matt or stop by the Blaze Bicycles Booth for special custom bike stories by Pierre.
Demo a Cannondale Bike - see Matt and schedule a ride on a high end bike!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Dead Horse Point State Park
DAY 1 of Riding
7:00-9:00 am - Rider Check-In; Event Expo open; Massage Sign-Up
8:00-3:00pm - Dead Horse Point State Park - Route is Open, Group start at 8am
, or sleep in and please be on the road by 9'ish.
Event Expo, Silent Auction (visit booths sponsored by Cannondale, Blaze Bicycles, Blackbottoms, and more)
10:30-1:30pm - Lunch
served at turnaround point at Dead Horse Point State Park.
AID stations close sequentially throughout day. Be prepared to arrive back in Moab no later than 3pm when route support ends.
at Aarchway Inn.
: Relax in back courtyard area of Archway Inn Hotel, or go home, shower and return. but for sure..be back by 4pm
for short program you'll want to see.
1:00-5:00 pm (4pm Program)-
Festival Social and Event Expo, Bike Frame Drawing, Silent Auction. DJ Music by Frankie D.
4pm: Celebration Program:
Guest speaker Marty Jemison
, 'What's it really like to compete in the Tour?)
with Jill Jemison,
Jemison Cycling Tours.
Guest speaker Scott Mercier
, former Pro Cyclist
Special Presentation by Mark Griffith,
Light snacks and beverages only.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 Colorado River Corridor
|DAY 2 of Riding
Daylights Savings Time shifts this day forward an hour; Support will be available at the new time of 9am - 3 pm
8:30am - (tentative) Yoga at Archway Inn, back courtyard in pavillion
9:00 am - Start on your own (no group start) Colorado River Corridor Ride.
Optional start is at Red Cliffs Ranch on route!
Support available until 3:00 pm.
11am-2pm - Lunch served at Red Cliffs Ranch
at Aarchway Inn. To schedule outside this time, call Kerry, 435-210-0822.
6:00pm Cowboy Cookout - at Red Cliffs Ranch, mingle with other Festival cyclists, tour the Castle Creek Winery, explore the Moab Musuem of Film and Western Heritage, or relax outdoors on the large patio overlooking the cottonwood trees and the Colorado River.
6:30 dinner begins;
6:45pm program. Scott Mercier and Marty Jemison. Pro cyclists living the dream of professional cycling.
$25.00 ribeye steak, bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and (optional vegetarian main dish)..Pick up your pre-purchased or pre-requested ticket at Rider Check-In.
Monday, March 11, 2013 Arches National Park
|DAY 3 of Riding
8:00 am 3:00pm - No group start, start on your own. Route support open 8am-3pm for Arches National Park Ride
Lunch available from 10am – 2 pm at turnaround point inside Park.
Support available until 3:00 pm. Please plan your cycling such that you are back in Moab no later than 3pm.
can be booked by calling Kerry at 435.210-0822.
7pm - Banff Mtn Film Festival
. This incredible film event is a must to see. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 while tickets available (pick up your ticket at the Skinny Tire Festival Rider Check-In). This event sells out, so reserve your ticket by emailing email@example.com
. Held at the Grand County High School Auditorium.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 River Portal Ride
|DAY 4 of Riding
Hwy 279 is a local's favorite for its gentle spinning along the Colorado River. Passing by "Wall Street" named for it's spectacular rock climbing venue, you'll see authentic Indian Writing left thousands of years ago.
Support available 8am until 1:00 pm.
Lunch is on your own.
Lunch included Saturday, Sunday and Monday rides.Tuesday most cyclists will finish early and head home so lunch is on your own.
For all the rides there is SAG vehicle support and Aid Stations
equipped with hydration fluids, snacks, and cheery volunteers to assist you.
Rider Check In and Meeting Point
ALL RIDES START AND FINISH AT THE
1551 North Highway 191
Be sure to review the Silent Auction, Event Expo, and Bike Giveaway items.
Shop the SKINNY TIRE STORE for jerseys, tech tee shirts, bottle openers, pint glasses --what else could you need?
Massages available at the Festival.
“There is no bad weather, just inadequate clothing”
Moab is famous for its incredible weather – sunny, sunny, sunny. However, depending on the time of year, the temperature can vary almost 100 degrees. Here’s how to be prepared for the canyon weather in March.
Days start cool (30-40s), then warm up through-out the day (40-70s), then cool down quick when the sun drops over the canyon walls, 3:00–4:30 pm depending on location, (30s-40s). These ranges all depend on 1) the day’s weather and 2) where you are in the canyons, as some areas receive lots of sun and some are shaded by the canyon walls.Dress in Layers
"Is there a gear bag I can use when I'm ready to take off my jacket? You can leave your gear in the SAG vehicles (wave them down on route plus they stop at all AID stations). Ask for duct tape and write your name and cell phone on the item. SAG vehicles return to Archway Inn hotel by 4pm each day. Find your item in the LOST/FOUND box at Rider Check In.
Light polypro or tights, preferably with wind-resistant front panel
Or Shorts with knee or leg warmers
Fleece pants or sweats to walk around before & after the ride
Base layer: light base layer top (non cotton)
Insulating layer: biking jersey (short or long sleeve)
Protective layer: windbreaker, light or heavy jacket depending on temperatures
Fleece jacket to walk around before & after the ride
Gloves (full, padded)
Hat, light-weight polypro style hat for under helmet
Toe covers or booties
Extra warm gloves
Full skull cap