Moab Rocks – The Best Desert Mountain Bike Stage Race

Moab Rocks

Rocks, sand, knobby tires and iconic weather-beaten long-distant views; Moab Rocks has is all.  Racing mountain bikes in Moab is definitely Epic if you team up with the Transrockies crew for their spring fling in the desert.  This 3-day stage race averages 25-30 miles and approximately 3000′ elevation gain and loss each day offering quite a challenge.


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Moab, Utah
No shortage of beautiful views in Moab, UT

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Moab, Utah
Layers and layer of rugged terrain awaits in Moab, UT

What Trails are featured in Moab Rocks?

  • Porcupine Rim, UPS and LPS are included in Day 1 after a long grin up Sand Flats Rd from town
  • Day 2 features Dino Flow, Little Salty, Baby Steps, Mega Steps and UFO
  • Last day includes Great Escape, Bull Run, Little Canyon, 7-up, Getaway and Arths Corner (Mag 7 system)

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    Porcupine Rim, Moab UT
    The view from Porcupine Rim on the way down to finish Day 1.

Whether you’ve been to Moab before or not, it’s hard to beat!  Especially in the spring. There is something magical about the place, especially during an event like this.  Getting to hang out with 200 mountain bikers all chasing the same goal, to finish the course as quickly as possible each day, is pretty special.

Race dates: April 14, 15, 16, 2018

This year you can join pro men Geoff Kabush (last years winner,) Rotem Ishay, Josiah Middaugh, Kris Sneddon and others contesting for this early season podium.  The women’s open class will feature the fast ladies Jennifer Smith, Sparky Moir Sears and KC Holly (past winner) and many other worthy contenders.


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Don’t just Google “MOAB ROCKS” – get out there and do it! The landscape is really this beautiful.

Spots are filling fast for this amazing adventure and only 200 racers are permitted.

You can sign up and receive a $50 discount by using the code ‘CrankjoyMoab2018

Currently, the fee for registration is $419. The Crankjoy code to save $50 brings it down to $369- well worth it for the race, nightly socials with Moab Brewery Beer, nightly awards, nightly slideshow recap, full aid station support, course ambassadors, medical support and a T-shirt.  That’s a whole lotta bang for your racing buck.

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