Not an epic ride, not even an arduous adventure,  just a lovely 100 kilometer ride on a beautiful spring day in one of the most spectacular national parks in the west! The Zion Canyon 100 km brevet on March 18, 2017.

Photo by David Hilton

I spent much of the day riding with long-time cycling friend Bob Owen. Our agenda was simple, to have a great day riding our bikes!

Zion National Park is very cycling friendly, from the off street bike paths, to the car free main canyon. The main hazards are pedestrians and trying no to be distracted by the scenery!

We started our ride in Hurricane Utah, but the end of the road at the “Temple of Sinewava” in Zion is the turnaround point. There are few cycling destinations that are more spectacular!

Can you name that tune? It is a (650) B-flat! A minor pause in our duet (ha ha!)

We had generally favorable winds for our return ride to Hurricane. After the flat tire and a Subway lunch stop, Bob and I finished our ride at just after 1 pm. Temps had risen into the low 80’s by then and all in all it was a quite pleasant day on the bike.

Thanks to Richard Stum and the Salt Lake Randonneurs for another great event!