By Cimarron Chacon
If you like riding and racing in the St. George area during spring and fall, finding event information and dates just got a lot easier. There is now a new one-stop-shop for you to plan this year’s event calendar. Southern Utah race and event directors have joined forces to bring you www.SouthernUtahCycling.com and the Southern Utah Dirt Series. With 30 separate cycling events in road racing, crit racing, gran fondos, cross-country and endurance mountain bike racing, big mountain enduro racing, short-track XC, mountain bike festivals, gravel grinders, and cyclocross planned for 2015 you are sure to find a the event that suits you at the time when you can travel. The calendar is packed! However, because race promoters are working together, there is almost no overlap, assuring you can find something new every weekend spring and fall and every month year-round. You should never have to compromise and miss a favorite.
The new Southern Utah Dirt Series is a mountain bike series that rewards you just for showing up. Unlike traditional point series, you do not need to get on the podium to get rewards. Instead the series rewards you for racing at least 4 out of the 10 mountain bike races held throughout the year. In addition, if you have to miss the first race of the season, that’s ok too. Your race calendar starts when you start racing. If you are one with a passion for trying it all, and decided to race all 10 events, then the next year is free. Other awards include cool swag to show off your great racing season, free meals, free races, hotel rooms and more.
Now you have no excuse. Travel often to Southern Utah this year to race.