Jul 31-Aug 6, 2017 Ultimate Challenge Road Bike Camp

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Days: Monday-Sunday (7 days/6 nights)

Type:  High Performance (Ultimate Challenge Camp)

Ability Level:  ALL. Multiple ride leaders will insure challenging but appropriate rides for your ability

Ride Details:  Routes include Ultimate Challenge (Tour of Utah's Stage 6) and VIP access to the finish line at two Tour of Utah Stages

Elevation Gain: 1,500' - 8,000' per day

Miles: 30-120 per day

Sample Itinerary (for days other than Ultimate Challenge ride): Click here

Deposit: $500 with balance due 30 days prior to camp. Late registration fee applies after July 1st, 2017

 

 

 

STAGE OVERVIEW:

The Queen Stage - with the epic finish at Snowbird Resort - has traditionally influenced overall winner in the Tour of Utah. Stage route is Heber Valley to Snowbird Resort.

Dubbed "America's Toughest One-Day Stage Race," don’t let the mileage fool you. At 61 miles, the course is much shorter than previous editions, leaving the race harder and more dynamic. This stage begins for a second time in the southeast corner of the Heber Valley, in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos at Soldier Hollow where nordic competitions were held for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The entire area sits in beautiful Wasatch Mountain State Park.

After rolling out from the stadium at Soldier Hollow, racers only have a few miles around Deer Creek Reservoir before tackling the Alpine Loop, a Cateogry 1 climb, running adjacent to Sundance Resort. Passing through American Fork Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument, this route was first used on the Queen Stage in 2008. The route travels through the cities of Draper and Sandy before the final fireworks up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Resort. This is the 10th consecutive year Snowbird Resort has hosted a stage finish, with the signature climb featuring 8-12 percent gradients on the final six miles through Little Cottonwood Canyon. Route gains 7,700 ft in elevation, over 61 miles. Start time is 1:10pm with estimated finish at 3:45pm.


PERFORMANCE PACKAGE DESCRIPTIONS:


SAMPLE RIDE ROUTES (other than Ultimate Challenge Route):

Kamas Loop: A Park City locals staple that offers rolling terrain and a moderate amount of climbing with Browns Canyon being the main feature. Browns is 5.4 miles of easy to moderate grades.  Browns Canyon has been used in the Tour of Utah several times so you can test yourself against some pro times.

Kamas Loop


Empire Pass (from Midway):  A rolling and slightly downhill route takes you from Park City around Jordanelle Reservoir to Midway.  Then get ready, because it's about to get tough!  Empire Pass from Midway is an HC climb featuring over 3,ooo feet of climbing at an 8.2% average grade, with portions over 20%.  After you've crested the saddle at the top it's a fun, winding decent through Deer Valley back to your lodging.

Empire Pass


Chalk Creek to Wyoming: An out-and-back ride with a few wrinkles. From Park City out to Coalville experience a rolling to flat route, then hang a right to head up Chalk Creek Road. Beautiful scenery and a gently rising road go all the way to the Wyoming border.  A slightly different route back gives you new views to admire.

Chalk Creek to Wyoming


Guardsman Pass to Big Cottonwood Canyon, then to Emigration Canyon: An epic ride that begins with a big climb through Deer Valley and over Guardsman Pass.  Next is a fun 16 mile 4.5k descent onto the foothills of Salt Lake City.  Follow the foothills for a few miles then begin your ascent of Emigration Canyon and then Big Mountain Pass.  Or, the 'little big ride' as locals call it.  Wind your way down and then hit a smooth gravel section back into Park City.

Guardsman Pass to Big Cottonwood Canyon to Emigration Canyon


Park City Loop: A local favorite quickie around Park City proper with a short climb to the famous Utah Olympic Park ski jumps.

Park City Loop


Park City to Henefer, then to Coalville, and back to Park City: A rolling loop with several moderate climbs thrown in. Experience scenic views of northern Utah's wide open spaces.

Park City to Henefer to Coalville to Park City