Desperado Duel

Desperado Duel

Bryce, UT
June 27, 2019

We are excited to announce our new Kids Ride Free policy!

Any kid 11-18 years of age, who is accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the ride can receive free entry into R.S.U road events. Register yourself first, you will receive details on how to receive a free code that you can use to register your child in your confirmation email.

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Red, orange and white aren’t colors that you would necessarily throw out when describing a landscape. Even less so if you were to say that those three colors melt together to create a range of hues that are draped over the spires creating the spectacle that is Bryce Canyon. The Desperado Duel takes you past the doorstep of the National Park giving you a first-hand look of those melted colors and the iconic hoodoos of the canyon.

As Ernest Hemingway pointed out, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” The Desperado Duel gives you that close-up perspective of the Bryce area. With fully stocked rest stops and rolling support sag, you can enjoy just pedaling, taking in all the scenery, fresh air and rural charm as you pedal either the 50, 100 or 150 mile loops.

  • Event is chip timed
  • Fully stocked rest stops, a great lunch, and more!
  • A distance to challenge every rider with 50, 109, & 150 mile options
  • Event is capped at 500 riders, so register now and secure your spot
  • You’ll receive a custom Desperado Duel event Medal with your registration
  • You’ll get a one-of-a-kind Desperado Duel T-Shirt with your registration
  • Pre-ride party at check in
  • Roving Sag support
  • Same popular route!
Venue: Panguitch, UT
Address: Panguitch

Course Maps


Distance: 50 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1,600'


Distance: 109 Miles

Elevation Gain: 2,838'


Distance: 150 Miles

Elevation Gain: 7,485'

Race Info


Advance Registration:

Citizen (50-mile route) Individual Rate: $70 + fees ($60 Group Rate)
Century (109-mile route) Individual Rate: $90 + fees ($80 Group Rate)
Century + Lake (150-mile route) Individual Rate: $110 + fees ($100 Group Rate)

Day-of Registration:

Citizen (50-mile route) Individual Rate: $80 + fees ($70 Group Rate)
Century (109-mile route) Individual Rate: $100 + fees ($90 Group Rate)
Century + Lake (150-mile route) Individual Rate: $120 + fees ($110 Group Rate)

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, July 25, 2019

5 pm to 7 pm – Late Registration and Packet Pickup
Join us for root beer floats
Red Rock Bicycle
446 W 100 S, St. George, UT 84770

Friday, July 26, 2019

6 pm to 9pm – Late Registration and Packet Pickup
Panguitch Middle School
400 East 100 South, Panguitch, Utah

Saturday, July 27, 2019

5:30 am to 6:30 am – Packet Pickup: We will have limited race morning packet pickup. The race starts very early, so if it can be avoided, please do not pick your packet up the morning of the race. Packet pickup on race morning will be right next to the starting line. Be sure to pick up your bib no later than 7:30 am!
7:00 am - Mass start for 50, 100, 150
5:00 pm - End of support for 100 milers
6:30 pm - End of support for 150 milers

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
5:30-6:30 a.m. Late registration and packet pickup
6:45 a.m. Pre-ride meeting for 50, 100, and 150. Coffee, muffins, and hot chocolate will be served!
7:00 a.m. Mass start for 50, 100, 150
5:00 p.m. End of support for 100 milers
6:30 p.m. End of support for 150 milers

Race Start Location

Panguitch Middle School, On the Corner of 400 E 100 S
Panguitch, Utah


Area Info:

Parowan is a beautiful community situated in the heart of scenic Southern Utah. From Interstate 15, Parowan is the gateway to National Scenic Byway 143 and some of the most spectacular scenic attractions, and state and national parks. Parowan Gap petroglyphs are easily accessible, providing visitors a look at ancient American Indian culture.

Parowan enjoys the beauty of all four seasons and is home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year. With its historic homes and buildings, tree-lined Main Street, and museums, visitors to Parowan are taken on a nostalgic trip back through time. With our close proximity to the mountains, Parowan is also the gateway to breathtaking scenic trails for hikers, bikers, ATV riders and snowmobilers, as well as numerous areas for fishing, picnicking and overnight camping. There is something for everyone in Parowan.

Start and Finish Line

The Start/Finish Line is located at 75 N 400 E.

To Do

Panguitch is a true Western Town! We encourage you to look into local events and immerse yourself in the Wild West for a truly memorable weekend. Here is a couple of fun events taking place on the weekend of the Desperado Duel.

Panguitch Invitational Rodeo, July 25-27

More information can be found here:



Each rider will receive a t-shirt, hat and a medal.

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