The Capitol Reef Classic begins on Saturday the 19th of July this year. For bicycling enthusiasts of all skill levels, this is an amazing annual event. Nothing beats the scenery of Wayne County and Capitol Reef (a bold claim, we know, but we at the Lodge stand by it) and riding through the country side is a great experience.
For Racers – This year the Capitol Reef Classic is comprised of two separate routes. One is a 94-mile course and the other is a 62.5-mile course. Both will take you (the cyclist) through much of Wayne County and up to Fishlake, in the Fishlake National Forest. You can see the course maps here. More information on the Capitol Reef Classic, including categories and departure times, can be found here.
Registration for the event began on April 25th, and continues until just before race day. If you miss registration this year, be sure to check back in spring 2015.
For the Rest of Us – If you aren’t interested in riding in the race, you can still have a good time watching at checkpoints or at the finish line. And if someone you know is racing you can definitely cheer them on. But if you just happen to be in Southern Utah on vacation, don’t worry, there will be no major road closures. Just be mindful of the cyclists on the road.
If you have any question about the Classic, we direct you to there webpage capitolreefclassic.bike. Be safe everyone and have and awesome ride.