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Moab Road Camp
- Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
- Apr 1, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013
- Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013
- Apr 15, 2013 - Apr 19, 2013
- Apr 22, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013
Come road biking to the mecca of mountain biking! While we all know about Moab’s legendary trails, our roads are equally epic. Instead of travelling to some far off island or battling traffic with hundreds of others, come to the desert southwest to experience the other side of Moab. We’ll base out of one of our favorite downtown hotels, dine at our favorite restaurants and most importantly, take you on our favorite road rides.
Springtime in Moab is truly breathtaking – the snowcapped La Sals frame our amazing red rock landscape and down in the valley the flowers and fruit trees are blooming everywhere. Our rides will take us on some of most amazing roads anywhere, challenging our early season fitness and getting some much needed sunshine on our winter coats. Led by passionate, local guides that have made Moab their home they’ll share our favorite routes and take care of all the details to make the days run smoother than your new ceramic bearings.
While these trips are more about the riding and getting in some quality early season miles, there won’t be any scheduled “workouts” or night lectures about intervals and wattage. Don’t worry though, the soreness in your legs and the hunger at the end of the day will prove you have met your goals. We’ll make sure of that.
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Moab Road Camp Itinerary
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Day #1 Featured Ride: Scenic Road # 279 aka “The Potash Road”
42 Miles / We start the camp next to the Colorado River. This is the perfect warm up for the week. We’ll pass underneath the towering 300 foot cliffs of the famous Wallstreet climbing area and view some of the most accessible Indian art in Moab – right from our bikes. The only relatively flat ride we’ll have all week, but certainly one of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere.
Day #2 Featured Ride: Scenic Road # 313 to Deadhorse State Park
70 Miles / 2,500’ of elevation gain . This out and back classic is many pro riders top 10 rides in the country. We head right out of town on Moab’s newest gift to cyclists- our 8 mile long Moab Canyon bike path. This will take us past Arches National Park and right to scenic road #313 where we continue our climb up to the park’s famous overlook. The ride back home is certainly easier, but no less exhilarating!
* 100 mile option into Canyonlands National Park
Day #3 Featured Ride: Arches National Park
47 Miles/ 3,600’ of elevation gain. This is another gem of a ride right out of the hotel’s front door. What it lacks in miles it makes up for in climbing – and VIEWS! Don’t underestimate the duel climbs up to Balanced Rock and all the rollers. Thankfully it’s one of the most beautiful road rides on earth – so you’ll have something to let your mind wander to.
Day #4 Featured Ride: LaSal Mountain Loop Road (weather dependent)
64 Miles /6,000’ of elevation gain . Top 10. In the World. That’s the word on the street from enthusiasts who have travelled the better part of their adult lives looking for rides like this one. It’s not a secret anymore, but we’re pretty darn proud of it. A modern day classic that will test your limits and deliver the goods. Bring your “A” –game for this one.
*Option of adding an additional 2,000 feet of climbing towards Fisher Mesa
Day #5 Featured Ride: Tour of Two Valleys
37 miles/ 2500’ of elevation gain. Out little “lunchtime” ride that shows you Moab’s “not so travelled” routes and finishes out the week with a fun local circuit of our beautiful valley.
Located right in the heart of Moab we’ll base out of one of our favorite hotels within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops of Moab.
Our hotel proudly offers 80 spaciously-appointed, non-smoking guest rooms that have been recently remodeled, each complete with cable satellite flat screen televisions and free high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a delicious complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Additional amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and exercise facility. The hotel also offers a complimentary business center and free bike storage.
Overall rating: Intermediate to advanced
Altitude: 4,000’- 8,400’
This tour contains some very challenging riding on narrow, steep canyon country roads. A high level of fitness is required to enjoyably complete the route. A support van will be there so you can "control" your challenge, but only you can turn your pedals. If you do not consider yourself to be at least an intermediate rider and doubt your ability to complete this tour, please call us and we can help you determine whether this trip is appropriate for you. Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, rider safety, and other factors which may affect the logistics of the trip.
Meeting Time and Place
Grand Junction, Colorado
This trip will meet at 8:00 AM at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction, CO (970) 243 6790
You will need to spend the night before in Grand Junction.
Western Spirit provides one complimentary shuttle from the meeting point on the first day of the trip and back to the hotel and/ or airport at the conclusion of the trip. You must reserve a place on the shuttle when booking your trip. If you are unable to make the designated shuttle time, please arrange for your own transportation to and from Moab. You can rent a car at the airport and drive the 2 hours yourself, or you may contact Moab Luxury Coach (435) 940 4212, Roadrunner Shuttle (435) 259 9402 or Porcupine Shuttle (435) 260 0896 to arrange a private shuttle for yourself or your group. Prices vary with the size of the group.
Departing Time & Location
You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 pm at the hotel in Moab. At the end of your trip you will be shuttled back to Grand Junction. The shuttle will depart at 1:00 pm and arrive at the Grand Junction airport at approximately 3:00pm. Please do not schedule a flight before 5:00 pm
You will receive a tour packing list with your tour confirmation package. Be sure to bring everything on this list. Weather in Moab (and especially the LaSals) can be unpredictable so be sure to bring all the warm clothing and rain gear listed! While this trip is vehicle supported there will be extended times when you are away from the vehicle. You will need to be able to carry a tube, pump, water and some extra clothing.
SHIPPING YOUR BIKE
You are welcome to ship your bike to us in advance of your trip. For a moderate fee we will unpack it, build it, and ship it back home to you afterwards. Domestic shipping only. If you decide you want to go this route, you must call us in advance of your trip so we can inform our shop that your bike is on its way.
To ship your bike UPS, send it to Western Spirit Cycling, 478 Mill Creek Dr., Moab, UT 84532; 435-259-8732. It is critical that you include your name and tour date on the outside of the box. Check with your local UPS or Fed ExGround people for the number of days needed for it to arrive in time. It is imperative to have your bike finely tuned and cleaned before your tour so you know it is in top running condition.
If you have any other questions about trip logistics, please feel free to send us an email or, better yet, to call us at 800-845-2453. We will be happy to try to help you answer any other questions you might have about our bike trips.
Grand Junction is 250 miles west of Denver and 50 miles east of the Utah-Colorado state line on Interstate 70.
-Flying into Grand Junction
Airport Code: GJT
Sunshine Taxi 970-245-8294