Ultimate Challenge 2014
America’s Toughest One-Day Cycling Adventure
The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health Care returns for a fifth year in 2014. This event is the official non-competitive, endurance bicycle ride for amateurs that is held on the same day and on the same route as Stage Six of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Stage Six of the Tour of Utah, Saturday, August 9, is traditionally known as the “Queen Stage” of the seven-day professional cycling stage race, as it features more than 10,000 feet of climbing.
The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health Care gives amateur cyclists the opportunity to experience the same challenging course as the professional athletes, many who compete in the Tour de France. This year’s route offers a new start line at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City for the century ride. Amateurs will use the scenic roads along the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains to reach the epic finish up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.
Last year more than 500 riders representing 22 states participated in The Ultimate Challenge. Make your plans early to register and train for “America’s Toughest One-Day Cycling Adventure”. University of Utah Health Care will provide monthly training tips this year. Check out the new group registration program. Not sure if you want to take on the full century? We’ll have news soon about different ride starts to give you shorter route options. Still challenging, still scenic, still worth every pedal stroke!
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Same day as Stage 6 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Route: Tour of Utah Stage 6 – Queen Stage
Three starting line options, all ending at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort