Moab Rocks

TransRockies Run 2012

Giddy up and get ready to ride Moab!  Long known as one of the world’s most iconic mountain biking destinations, Moab has played host to riders from far and wide.  In recent years, the Moab mountain biking community has worked tirelessly building epic trails and growing its reputation as a mountain bike Mecca.

Moab Rocks takes some of the regions best classic and new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7 and combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc and timed descents in a fully supported format.  All this wrapped up in a fun and friendly atmosphere, combining camaraderie and competition.  TransRockies Events pioneered Mountain Bike Stage Racing in North America with the TransRockies Challenge in 2002, and the 3-day race format with the TR3 starting in 2009.  Poison Spider Bicycles brings its expertise in Moab’s mountain bike trails and community to Moab Spiderlink2013Rocks.

Moab Rocks will present not only the best in Moab riding, but also the best in Moab culture, with beer from Moab Brewery, nightly slideshows and awards.  Moab Rocks will work in partnership with Moab Trail Mix, and under permit from the Bureau of Land Management and the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

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March 25th – 27th, 2017

Schedule of Events:

Posted at the bottom of this page.

Registration & Fees:

May 9 – June 30 July 1 – October 31 November 1 – Race Day
1 Day $99 $129 $159
3 Day $299 $349 $399

Refund Policy:


Field Limit:



All routing is subject to change for permitting and quality.

Download a complete map set HERE.
Download GPX file HERE.

Stage 1 – Porcupine Rim:

25.0 Miles, 3,600 feet of elevation gain

Timed Descent – 7.5 miles, 1,800 feet descending

Stage 2 – Klondike:

27 miles, 2,800 feet of elevation gain

Timed Descent – 3.1 miles, 731 feet descending

Stage 3 – Magnificent 7:

30 miles, 3,500 feet of elevation gain

Timed Descent: 9.1 miles, 1,850 feet descending

Important Notes on Timing & Results:

The best way to think of this is a cross country race with one timed descent each day. It’s not an Enduro, but it does have some of those elements, with the winner of the descent in each category being recognized daily.

Your XC time is the time for the entire course, including the DH sections, and to the finish. The DH time is only the time from the top of the downhill to the bottom of the downhill section. Each DH section is first come first served, so pay attention to who is leading you on the climbs!

Top 3 XC times in each category will be recognized daily.


Open Men, Open Women, 40+ Men, 40+ Women, 50+ Men.


XC: 1st – 3rd in each category, daily and overall.
DH: 1st in each category, daily and overall.

Single stage riders are eligible for daily prizing but not overall.


Spectators are welcome!

Course Notes:

Stay on trails, fragile living desert crusts (cryptogamic soil) can be destroyed by going off trail – and rattlesnakes!
Follow course markings.
Please don’t litter on trails.



Race Guide & Schedule:

Moab Rocks 2017 – Daily Schedule
Subject to Change
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Friday, March 24th
Saturday, March 25th
Sunday, March 26th
Monday, March 27th
Registration Location Moab Recreation & Aquatic Ctr. 374 Park Ave. Moab Recreation & Aquatic Ctr. 374 Park Ave. N/A Gemini Bridges Parking Lot
Registration Times 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM N/A 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Call to Start N/A 8:10 AM 8:10 AM 8:10 AM
Race Start N/A 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 AM
Start Location N/A W. 400 N. in front of the aquatic Ctr. Klondike Bluffs Base of Gemini Bridges Road ~10 Miles from Moab
Finish Location N/A end of timed descent, 3.7 mi before trailhead Klondike Bluffs Base of Gemini Bridges Road
Latest Finish N/A 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Awards Ceremonies N/A 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM
Daily Briefing 7:15 PM 6:50 PM 6:50 PM N/A
Pictures of the day N/A 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Ceremonies & Social 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Ceremonies & Social Location Swanny City Park Swanny City Park Swanny City Park Swanny City Park

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