A new gravel race with a $10,000 prize purse is on the calendar for 2021.
Utah is known for its huge mountains and high elevation and the Wasatch is the epicenter. The Wasatch All-Road Bicycle Race takes its inspiration from the terrain it is named after and, true to its name, it will be a classic day of high mountain bike racing on roads that few have ever ridden. Racers will quickly leave behind any signs of civilization and head deep into the woods with only the long climbs, endless quaking aspen, and stands of pine to keep them company. The Wasatch All-Road Bicycle Race goes so deep into the woods that besides moose, deer, and the occasional yeti, you may not see another soul save for your fellow racers and the folks working the multiple aid stations. The Full Yeti will feature 12,000ft of climbing on roads so scenic that you’ll almost forget the suffering (almost). The Mini Yeti will also be nothing to take lightly as it will include 4,500ft of climbing summiting above 10,000ft during a more manageable 35 mile distance. Both races start and finish in beautiful Heber City, Utah which is only 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport.
FULL YETI, 100 MILES
The Full Yeti will test each and every rider with over 12,000 feet of climbing. This route takes you high into the Uinta mountain range to the tip of Strawberry Reservoir and back before flying down to the finish in Heber.
MINI YETI, 35 MILES
The Mini Yeti is nothing to sneeze at. The course is just 35 miles, but riders will need to dig deep early and tackle the 4,500 feet of climbing before bombing the descent and hitting the final meters of dirt to the finish.
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