Ride the Gap

Ride the Gap

Parowan, UT
June 6, 2020


A Ride Through Scenic History

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.  Must book your ride by May 4th to qualify.

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It’s a modest home with traditional white paneling. The lawn is green and well-kept as are the trees that surround the house. In fact, it has nothing notable about it and you would have let it slip from your memory if it wasn’t for the horse. As you pedal by what would be an otherwise typical home, you notice a horse, in the front yard, free as a bird, eating one of those well-kept trees. To say Parowan is quaint is to define the cliché. Seeing horses wandering around front yards is not an odd occurrence.

Founded in 1851 by Utah Pioneers looking to extract ore from the local iron deposits, the city hasn’t changed much since. There are less than 3,000 people who call Parowan home and that’s ok by them. The locals are friendly and match the quaint scenery that will surround you on your 30, 55, 75 or 100-mile ride around and through the Parowan Gap.

The Gap is worth a stop as you can see evidence of the earliest known residence of the area, the Fremont and Anasazi Indians. The Gap is a mountain that was split in two by a volcanic intrusion. The sandstone that was left bare by the split is covered with petroglyphs and contains multiple calendars that track both the moon and sun. The Gap is worth a trip and is a bonus as you pedal out your century.

All Ride The Gap routes start at Lions Park in Parowan. Winding though low traffic farmland and experiencing the wonder of the Parowan Gap! There are different routes for each distance, be sure to follow the signs as the route is very well marked!

• Four Distances (Full Century 100 Miles, 75 miles, Metric Century 55 Miles, and Citizens 30 Miles)
• Event is capped at 500 riders so register early
• Go back in time and examine what ancient people have left behind
• Fully stocked rest stops, a great lunch, and more!
• Enjoy perfect summer riding temperatures in the high country of scenic Southern Utah
• You will receive a unique Ride the Gap Event Medal with your registration
• You’ll get a custom Ride the Gap T-shirt with your registration
• Homemade Ice Cream Social—hosted by Parowan City!
• Only 2.5 Hours North of Las Vegas
• Just 3 Hours South of Salt Lake City

Check out this video of last year’s ride:

Venue: Lions Park
Address: 40 West Center St. (Center Street Park), Parowan, UT 84761
Registration Coming Soon

Course Maps

35-Miles

Distance: 35 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1323'

55-Miles

Distance: 55 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1492'

75-Miles

Distance: 75 Miles

Elevation Gain: 2456'

100-Miles

Distance: 100 Miles

Elevation Gain: 3920'

Race Info

Registration

Advance Registration:

Citizens (30-mile route): $65 + fees
Mini Century (55-mile route): $75 + fees
Metric Century (75-mile route): $85 + fees
Century (100-mile route): $95 + fees

Group rate discounts are available

Day-of Registration:

Citizens (30-mile route): $75 + fees
Mini Century (55-mile route): $85 + fees
Metric Century (75-mile route): $95 + fees
Century (100-mile route): $105 + fees

Group rate discounts are available

Packet Pick Up

Friday, June 5, 2019

4 pm to 8 pm – Late Registration and Packet Pickup
Red Rock Bicycle
446 W 100 S, St. George, UT 84770

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6:30 am to 7:30 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!

7:30-8:00 Line up: Hot Chocolate, Coffee, & Muffins will be served!

8 am – The ride starts at 8:00 am sharp!

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
6:30-7:30 a.m. 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!
7:30-8:00 a.m. Line up: Hot Chocolate, Coffee, & Muffins will be served!
8:00 a.m. The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

More Information

Rest Stops
We have a fully stocked Rest Stop roughly every 20 Miles! These rest stops will have Restrooms, PB&J sandwiches, Fresh Fruits, Candy, Water and so on! Rest assured that we have your back!
Lunch
A delicious lunch Will Be catered from 11:00 until 5:00 *more Details to follow as we line up quality vendors. We know that you will be hungry and we will be ready!

Travel

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

All rides start and finish at Lion’s Park located in Parowan at 100 S 300 East.

Merch

Merchandise

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

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