Rooster Ride to be held in Richfield, Utah on August 19, 2023

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The Sevier Valley Rooster Ride will be held in Richfield, Utah on August 19, 2023. The ride travels through the backroads of Sevier County, and features beautiful scenery and few cars.

Cycling West: Tell us about the ride. What are the courses like, and what are the highlights?

Rooster Ride: We have teamed up with Jorgensen’s in Richfield for the “Rooster Ride”. This ride will be tough to beat with our clean air and beautiful scenery with almost zero traffic. The ride will take you around the Sevier Valley from little town to little town. Where the locals will be there to take care of you in one of the six aid stations. Test yourself with a Century ride or metric century that offers over 4,000 feet of climbing in one of the most scenic canyons in all of Utah. While out riding you can stop at the aid station at the Fremont Indian State Park and take a quick photo of some the Fremont Indian rock art. This event will become one of the premier cycling events in south central Utah.

A rider at the 2018 Rooster Ride. Photo by Chuck Hawley

CW: What support will you have on the ride?

RR: The guys at Jorgensen’s will keep you nourished and hydrated with 6 aid stations. They will also help make any last-minute adjustments the night before at packet pick up.

CW: When people visit Richfield for the event, where can they stay or camp?

RR: We have tons lodging options in the Sevier Valley. Richfield is the host city and the start and finish line of the Rooster Ride. With over 20 hotels to choose from, you can find the place that is right for you. For those that want a chance to be outdoors we offer tons of camp sites and RV camping at places like the famous Big Rock Candy Mountain and Fremont Indian State Park and KOA right in Richfield. You can find all this by going to sevierutah.net

A rider at the 2018 Rooster Ride. Photo by Chuck Hawley

CW: Tell us a little about the history of the area.

RR: Located in scenic Sevier Valley, Richfield is one Utah’s best-kept secrets. Why do we call it the “Rooster Ride?”: Way back in the day, Sevier Valley was one of the premier pheasant hunting areas of Utah. You can hunt for your own epic riding experience by “Riding the Rooster”. Sevier County is also known as “Utah’s Trail County”, with over 2,000 miles of the best off-road adventures on the world-famous Paiute ATV/UTV trail system.

The first recorded inhabitants of Trail Country were the Fremont Indians, and the century ride will take you right past an area where you can see their way of life from your bike. After you ride the Rooster, you will want to come back and find your new favorite trail.

CW: Is there anything else that you would like to add?

RR: All Rooster riders will get a medal and tee shirt and lunch of their choice from one of the many food vendors that will be joining us. For more information and to register go to roosterride.net

Ride Details:

August 19 — Sevier Valley Rooster Ride|, Richfield, UT, Sevier County’s Rooster Ride tours scenic central Utah. The chipped event includes fully stocked rest stops, medals, tee shirts, and custom DNA cycling socks. Riders of all skill levels can find something to enjoy between the 37 mile, 62 mile, or 100 mile rides. Elevation gains vary from 1,015 – 4,287 feet., Amy Myers, 435-893-0457, 844-469-8724, [email protected], roosterride.net

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