Desperado Duel

Desperado Duel

Panguitch, UT
July 25, 2020

We are excited to announce our new Kids Ride Free policy! Please read the FAQ before registering if you wish to participate with a kid.

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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
  • 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
  • Roving Sag support
  • Same popular route!

Our policies and procedures are being updated. Below are a few changes you will need to adhere to on ride day.

  • We plan to adhere to all state and local guidelines for mass gathering numbers. We are also flexible and willing to adhere to any regulations that each venue may have.
  • All riders are encouraged to bring their own hydration and nutrition, but we will have rest stops and both nutrition and hydration available, but no self serve.  We will have volunteers to help you with both.
  • We plan to do rolling starts according to mileage options and we will send out an email on Thursday, July 23rd with more details.  No mass starts.
  • We will separate the starts for each mileage option by 15 minutes. This will help to reduce traffic and reduce grouping and passing.
  • No on-site registration at all (just numbers pick up).  Online registration will close Thursday, June 23rd at 2pm MST or when we hit our cap.
  • After finishing, riders can pick up their medals at the finish line. We will rely on riders to social distance and be mindful of other riders.
  • No Questions Asked Cancellation Policy. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and we will refund your money up until the event day.
Venue: Panguitch, UT
Address: Panguitch

Race Results

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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: Ends July 21st at 11 PM.

Citizen (50-mile route) Individual Rate: $75 + fees
Century (109-mile route) Individual Rate: $95 + fees
Century + Lake (150-mile route) Individual Rate: $115 + fees
Group rate discounts are available.

Late Registration: End July 23rd at 2 PM

Citizen (50-mile route) Individual Rate: $90 + fees
Century (109-mile route) Individual Rate: $125 + fees
Century + Lake (150-mile route) Individual Rate: $135 + fees

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, July 23, 2020

5 pm to 7 pm – Packet Pickup
Red Rock Bicycle
446 W 100 S, St. George, UT 84770

Friday, July 24, 2020

5 pm to 8 pm – Packet Pickup
At start line see Race Day Info for map.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

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 6:30 am!

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
5:30-6:30 a.m. Packet pickup
7:00 a.m. Rolling start for 150
7:15 a.m. Rolling start for 100
7:30 a.m. Rolling start for 50
5:00 p.m. End of support for 100 milers
6:30 p.m. End of support for 150 milers

Race Start Location

Panguitch Ball Park
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 and a medal.

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