Canyons Village at Park City will host the Tour of Utah‘s Ultimate Challenge Kick-Off Party on Friday, August 10 with packet pick-up, a pasta party and live music by Brogan Kelby. We invite racers, family members, friends, sponsors and the public to come enjoy the festivities, stay the night and enjoy both the Ultimate Challenge and pro starts on Saturday morning.
Registration is now open for the Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health, a non-competitive, gran fondo-style bicycle ride. Early registration ranges from $115-125 and is available online from May 1-31 at www.rideultimatechallenge.com.
Interested in volunteering for Stage 5 or Stage 6? Please click here for more info on shifts, SWAG bags and more!
As part of Stage 5, the Tour of Utah offers a mass participation Grand Fondo – the Ultimate Challenge. This unique opportunity allows participants to ride the exact Stage 5 route as the pros, with a 4-hour head start, as well as offering riders a great spot to watch the finishing sprints of Stage 5 at Snowbird Resort. This fully supported ride has become a bucket list event for over 500 riders and is now the final leg in the Tour of Utah’s “Summer of Cycling” program. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the high-adrenaline, incredibly challenging Queen Stage route exactly like the pros.
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Note: Stage 6 will start and finish on Historic Main Street so make this a great weekend full of mountain experiences and world-class cycling!
To book your Tour of Utah lodging at a 20% discount, please visit our Canyons Village lodging package here. Enjoy the Friday night concert and kick-0ff party, the Saturday Ultimate Challenge and the pro Stage 5 starts and then stay to enjoy the Stage 6 start and finish on Sunday at Historic Main Street!
Ultimate Challenge Pre-Party and Stage 5 Event Info:
Friday, August 10*:
- 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Ultimate Challenge Packet Pick-Up
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Ultimate Challenge Racer Dinner Party
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Ultimate Challenge Free Concert w/ Brogan Kelby (open to public!)
Saturday, August 11*:
- 7:30 am: Ultimate Challenge Start
- 8:00 am: Kids’ Bike Race
- 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Face painting, Birds of Prey animals, food, entertainment
- 10:30 am: Rider Sign-In and Autograph Alley
- 11:30 am: Tour of Utah Start
*Exact times subject to change.
About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah:
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a seven-day, world-class professional cycling race along the scenic byways of Utah. After 13 years, “America’s Toughest Stage Race” has become a summer standard and statewide showcase, attracting a record attendance of 400,000 spectators and generating over $23 million in revenue for the state in 2017.
Stage 5 will begin at Canyons Village and finish at Snowbird Resort.
The race is also a 2.HC-rated UCI stage race, making it one of the top professional cycling events in North America. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France.
Against such a rich geographic and cultural backdrop, the Tour of Utah highlights the beauty of the state through the eyes of sport and is a tremendous experience for local spectators, athletes, and cycling enthusiasts from around the world. Accessibility to athletes, along with a “free admission” model, puts riders and spectators eyeball to eyeball before, during and after the event, highlighting the best of Utah’s diverse natural beauty, and the very best side of its people and culture.
Without a doubt, the Tour of Utah has achieved world-class status. Our event not only represents a forum for showcasing athletic perfection, but communicates a broader message: how individual attention to personal health and physical activity at every age will lead to a stronger, healthier society.