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Desert RATS Classic
May 13, 2017
100K Endurance Mountain Bike Race & 50K MTB Race
All categories are now timed races!
On the western slope of Colorado, the famous Kokopelli Trail winds its way through sagebrush, ledgy slickrock, winding double track, sandy washes, fast jeep trails and crosses the state line toward Moab, Utah. This trail is the site of the Desert RATS Classic. The 100 kilometer endurance mountain bike race is a challenging 61 miles test of stamina and includes the beautiful 13 mile Zion Curtain Loop Trail. there are also 100K Relay and the 50K race categories which are fun out and backs on the rugged Kokopelli Trail (twice for the Relay). Held in May, it’s a great early season test of fitness and a great reason to keep training through the winter and early spring. The courses cover a wide variety of terrain including challenging technical terrain, grueling climbs, fast flats and tricky descents.
This event is challenging and should not be taken lightly. While it is not designed for the casual rider, you can finish with focused and adequate training. The 100K race will have five well stocked aid stations along the course. Every racer that finishes the 100K in less than 6 hours receives a “Gonzo” finisher’s award, we’ll have a sub 10 hour “Enduro” award, and three deep awards in men’s and women’s categories. The 50K and Relay racers will have three aid stations and will receive a finisher’s memento and age group awards. 50K racers and Relays will have 10 hours to complete the course.
While weather is never a sure thing, typically in the Fruita and Moab area at this time of year, you can expect temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees with very little chance of rain.
Event details and registration here