KOKOPELLI RELAY

What to Expect

We strive to make sure your experience is the very best it can be. As part of that, we want to make sure you know what you’re getting into, as well as some of what you can expect to get out of it.

Here’s a small list of what’s in it for you:

Check your email regularly. We’ll post our announcements on Facebook as well. We’ll notify you of things like packet pick-up times and locations, promotions, and other pertinent information about preparing for the race,

Check your email regularly. We’ll put these announcements on Facebook as well. We’ll notify you of things like packet pick-up times and locations, promotions, and other pertinent information about the race preparation. We want you to have the best time of your life. Part of this is making sure you’re prepared to tackle the cycling you’ll be doing. Once you’ve split up the legs between your teammates, we recommend studying the legs you’ll be riding and then trying to find rides that are similar in length and elevation change and practicing on those sections. You may even want to practice on rides that are slightly more difficult so that come race time, your sections won’t seem quite so difficult. Also, get a couple of night rides under your belt. This a great time to test your lights and cold-weather gear. The nights in southern Utah can be downright frigid (yes, even in June!). By the end, we recommend that you can ride a solid ride during the day, do another decent midnight ride the same day, and then an additional ride the next day.

You’ll also want to make sure you have lodging arrangements made in advance for both Moab and St. George. We know that some teams drive down the morning of the race, or drive home the same day after finishing. Although we can’t stop you from doing so, for your safety we highly discourage this. Starting a race with fatigue, or trying to drive another 4-5 hours after sheer exhaustion from the race is dangerous to you and others on the road. Please plan accordingly.

Make sure you communicate regularly with your team. Have team meetings if necessary to cover things such as transportation, lodging, food, training, and other items you may deem important. Stay in contact!

We recommend bringing a bike, just in case. We also recommend getting a tune-up before the ride to make sure all of your components are properly adjusted and your brakes are in good working order. You’ll need cycling gear for both hot day riding, and cold night riding. Lights and reflective vests are required for night-riding! Sunscreen. Trust us. For a more comprehensive list, jump over to the full list of what to bring.

Please note this even is not supported, so you are responsible for your food and drink between Moab and St. George. Some exchange sponsors may have food and drink for you, but do not count on it.

Packet pick-up times and locations are still being worked on. Keep checking your email, Facebook, and this website for updates.

Tentative Start Times for Friday morning will be as follows:

6:00 – Non-competitive 8 Riders
6:20 – Non-competitive 4 Riders & Mixed
6:40 – Competitive Mixed 8 Riders & 4 Riders
7:00 – Competitive 8 Riders
7:20 – Competitive Women 4 Riders & Men’s Competitive 4B
7:40 – Competitive Men’s 4A Riders

You need to make sure you know what “race category” you qualify for. Most are straight forward, but there are a few restrictions on the Open and Coed Categories. Please read the page on Race Categories by clicking HERE.

Once the race starts many teams implement a leap frog style support system for their riders. Essentially, the support vehicle will drive past the rider 10 miles or so and wait for them with water and food. Once the rider passes, the support vehicle will pass them again by another 10 miles and wait again. Please exercise caution and respect when passing cyclists, while parking, and avoid holding up traffic. The roads will not be closed, so you’ll be sharing the road with other drivers. Be careful!

Have your camera handy. There are incredible views you’ll want to capture, along with unflattering pictures you’ll want to save for blackmailing your friends.

There are gas stations and grocery stores along the way. Prices are a little higher, but you’ll have access to items you will need to stay nourished. There is one stretch between Blanding and Hanksville (120 miles) where there are NO services. Be prepared with plenty of water for your rider and a full tank of gas.

In Torrey, there is a great Mexican restaurant named La Cueva. Each year we arrange with the owner of the restaurant to stay open late so that all of the teams can have dinner there if they desire. Most teams show up between 7:30 pm and midnight. We recommend the milanesa!

Make sure you have a plan for how you and you’re team will take turns riding and driving in your attempt to rest. Oh, and don’t forget to pack deodorant…and earplugs…and breath mints…

Please note this ride is not supported, so you are responsible for your food and drink between Moab and St. George. Some exchange sponsors may have food and drink for you, but do not count on it.

The finish line is at Unity Park in Ivins. The finish line will open at 9:00 am on Saturday. We recommend that team members not riding the final leg arrive to the finish line before their cyclist so that they can unload their bikes, ride back a mile or three and meet up with their cyclist to ride through the finish line together. Don’t forget to grab your Finishers Medal, some post-race goodies, and any other merchandise you’d like.

There are plenty of trees to relax under and celebrate your achievement with your teammates and family. Don’t forget to take pictures!

Official results of all teams will be posted on the our website the next week. Photos from the event will also be posted online and will be available to anyone to download in high resolution. Links to both the photos and results will be sent to each cyclist via email.

Some of you may be signed up for the infamous LOTOJA race. Now is the time to highly consider signing up for the Utah Triple Crank. Once you’ve completed the Moab Relay and LOTOJA the same year, you’re only 1 more big ride away from earning the prestigious accolade. Be sure to check it out!

If you have any other questions about the race, what to bring, or what you’ll encounter along the way, please feel free to drop us a line at info@enduranceutah.com