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 Rocks.
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.
Dates: October 11th-13th, 2014
Early Bird, February 1st – June 30th, 2014: $349
Regular, July 1st – Race Day: $399
Register by June 30th to receive a custom Moab Rocks jersey by Louis Garneau!
Earn $100 off a 2015 entry by volunteering for trail maintenance on Tuesday, October 15th!
The first 50 riders to register will be entered to win their choice of one 2014 cycling vacation courtesy of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures!
Refund Policy: HERE.
Starter jersey (if registered before June 30th, 2014), pint glass, marked route with two aid stations daily, medical/rescue support, chip timing, prizing, fundraising for the Trail Mix.
Field Limit: 200
Route: All routing is subject to change for permitting and quality.
Download a complete map set HERE.
Stage 1 – Porcupine Rim:
32.9 Miles, 5000 feet of elevation gain
Timed Descent – 11.9 miles, 600 feet of elevation gain, 3400 feet descending
Stage 2 – Klondike:
27.3 miles, 2757 feet of elevation gain
Timed Descent – 3.1 miles, 238 feet of elevation gain, 731 feet descending
Stage 3 – Magnificent 7:
29.8 miles, 3500 feet of elevation gain
Timed Descent: 9.1 miles, 650 feet of elevation gain, 1850 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.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome!
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