Cedar City to Cedar City
Monday, August 4th
- Total Distance 113.5 MI/182.6 KM
- Elevation Gain 8,873 FT/2,704.5 M
- Start 10:35 AM
- Estimated Finish 3:45 PM
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Start/Finish Location: 85 North Main Street, Cedar City, Utah 84720
Witness the Ski Utah King of the Mountain Climb near Cedar Breaks National Monument, or check out the Utah Sports Commission Sprint line in the city of Parowan. Head back to Cedar City to catch three fast, exciting finishing circuits.
- 12:00 PM: Watch the Zappos.com Cedar City Grand Prix after the men’s race leaves. This fast thrilling race will feature the sport’s top professional women.
- 1:00 PM: Kids Sprint to the Finish bike race presented by UUHC
- All Day: Lifestyle Expo with bands and entertainment for the entire family
Spectators are encouraged to ride their bikes. Spectator parking is located on 100 West between Hoover Ave and North Street.
The Tour of Utah opens with a new 113.5-mile course that starts and ends in Cedar City. The peloton of more than 120 professional cyclists will head northwest through the Red Hills of the Escalante Desert in southern Utah. The race will pass through the Parowan Gap, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its ancient Native American petroglyphs. Once the race enters the town of Parowan, riders leave behind the flats of the west desert and start a mountain climb up Parowan Canyon to Brian Head, the home of Utah’s highest-elevation ski resort. The race will pass through Cedar Breaks National Monument and pass a new section of vast lava fields along Mammoth Creek. After cresting the second KOM of the day on Cedar Canyon Highway, the race will descend nearly 4,000 feet through Cedar Canyon to the large crowds that await in Cedar City. Spectators will see the racers navigate three circuits around Cedar City and Southern Utah University before the exciting finish on Main Street. Sprinters who hang on through the mountains and 5,706 feet of climbing have a great chance to pull on the Larry H. Miller Dealerships leader’s jersey on Stage 1.
This stage’s venues
U.S. Forest Service
Operated under Special Use Permit on the Dixie and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests.