|June 28, 2013 – July 4, 2013|
|Durango Mountain Resort, San Juan National Forest, 1 County Road 550B, Durango, CO 81301, USA [large map] 37.6308, -107.814|
|Mountain, Mountain Bike, Mountain bike tour, Hut to hut, San Juan Huts|
What if you could take an already epic 7-day self supported mountain bike tour from Durango, CO to Moab, UT and turn it into a fully supported tour, complete with awesome meals by a celebrated chef, gear transport, bike support, and memories of epic proportions? Well now you can. Welcome to the San Juan Huts 200! The first running in 2012 was such an overwhelming success we’re going to have to do it again in 2013! And YES we will again give you the opportunity to race it, straight through with only yourself and the Hut System as your support, by starting on the 5th day in Durango and seeing if you can be the first to catch us by Moab!
Colorado’s Durango to Moab Hut to Hut route is an epic tour with nothing short of epic views. Comprised of mostly back country forest service roads with plenty of single track options, the route will challenge all levels of riders while still being supremely enjoyable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. When riding it as a family on vacation, we took lots of memorable video and had an experience none of us will forget. Hearing our son say at the end of almost every day “this is the best ride of my life” will certainly stick with us.
You’ll start out with lots of climbing, but you will travel shorter distances on those days, then roll through high plateaus and passess while making your way to the next camp site. Having your meals prepared and gear transported really lightens your pack—mostly rain gear, hydration and nutrition for the day. There just can’t be a better way to ride through the rockies. You’ll surprise yourself with your abilities and we promise to push you while making the effort worth while.
July 2nd – July 4th: Solo Epic Adventure – Got what it takes to go non-stop, or sleep when you want? Eat, sleep, stop, ride when you want ~ we got your back with aid stations at each hut where you can replenish your food and water along the way. NiteRider might even make an appearance in the middle of the night with NiteRider SunZone to help with any lighting issues. Race the Solo Epic Adventure, ride straight-thru, and make it to Moab, UT within a 48-hr. cutoff. Finish to a celebration party in Moab, UT! Read last year’s winner, Markley Anderson’s write-up of the event: XXC Magazine, Sept 2012
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