Hi All, Some SOB members were asking if we might do a road bike tour in Moab. Well, as a member of Bicycle Adventure Club, I read of such a trip. To join the trip, you must be a member of the club which is $50 the first year and $25 each year following. Then, you can sign up for any of their tours, but they fill up almost as soon as they are posted. So, I am suggesting that this may be a fun and fairly close tour and very reasonably priced. Several SOB are considering it. You do have to commit at least with the first deposit of $250. You can read (if you are a member) the description of the rides and also of the cancellation policy by going to the web site – Bicycle Adventure Club. But, as I say it will fill up practically the day it is posted. I am going to try to sign up for it, but I will be in India, on a BAC trip, so not sure.


Magnificent Moab – 2016
This ride has been approved and will be released on the first business day of the month

Ride Director
Christopher Marsh
Ride Co-Director
Janis Marsh
Starting Location
Moab, Utah
Finishing Location
Moab, Utah
Estimated Cost
Number of Riders
2 (min. 18 /max. 24)
Space Available
No. of Pending Riders

Ride Rating
2B Warning – Read the Description Carefully
Map data ©2015 Google

Ride Description

OVERVIEW: The area around Moab offers incredible scenery and bicycle friendly roads with low traffic. This is a fixed based road bike tour, with rides in Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and along the Colorado River. In addition to riding, Moab also offers excellent hiking and rafting. We will meet in the evening on Sunday, October 23 at the Canyonlands Inn for our first social hour and welcome dinner. The organized rides will be from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28.

We will spend five nights (Sunday night – Friday morning) at the Best Western Canyonlands Inn that is centrally located in town, within walking distance of good restaurants and bike shops. The Canyonlands Inn has a complimentary full hot breakfast, high speed internet, bike storage and repair facilities, laundry, heated pool, and jacuzzi.

RIDE RATING: Maps and cue sheets will be provided for several on-road routes with multiple options. For the five core rides that will be offered the average elevation gain is 1,500 feet with an average distance 40 miles – a 2B rating. Three of the rides are flat while one has over 3,200 feet of climbing. There is a short steep climb into Arches National Park. The ratings for the five core rides are: 1B, 2A, 1A, 3B and 1A. Most of the rides are out and back so they can be made shorter with less climbing if desired. Longer options are also available (with additional climbing). In addition to the core rides, there are other optional rides available — some from remote starts that require transportation. Note that Moab is at 4,000 feet in elevation and some of the rides reach elevations of over 6,000 feet.

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