Legacy Annual Scenic Utah Bicycle Adventure
World's Most Scenic Bicycle Ride
About the Tour
Announcing The LASUBA (Legacy Annual Scenic Utah Bicycle Adventure), a new name for an amazing recreational "Bicycle Adventure" in a remote and very Scenic part of Utah that some have called "the Worlds Most Scenic Bicycle Ride." After ten years of experience and many lessons learned (sometimes the hard way), it has become prudent to change the name for a number of reasons, but mostly to not confuse anyone. Under a different name it was known as a 10-day ride, and while it included 14 state and national parks and monuments and many loved it, it was too long and arduous for many. In 2012 it wore me out and I wasn't even riding in it. While I only received one complaint in 2012 without specifics, a few dropped out before the end who told me they were enjoying the ride but could not finish. That made me sad, and I decided not to try and cram all of southern Utah's wonders into one ride. We have now broken the former 10-day event into two unique bicycle adventures, one in Spring and one 3 months later in late Summer. In an email after the 2013 ride, Dianne from Florida summarized the new 8-day event better than I could:
"Hi Les, Thank you for a wonderful bike tour across Utah. I've biked across 49 states but nothing compares to the scenery of this magnificent ride. No two days of riding were alike. The highlights of this tour were the wonderful national and state parks that we cycled through or toured by van each day. If we didn't have a chance to cycle through the sites, your most accommodating staff shuttled the riders to and fro. Staying at Bryce National Park on the rest day, gave the cyclists' a chance to hike the many trails within that park and give their cycling muscles a much-needed rest. The parks we cycled or drove into were: Natural Bridges, Goblin State park, Lake Powell boat ride through the canyons, Capitol Reef, Escalante Staircase (with Hogsback plateau), Anasazi State Park (to see the ancient ruins), Bryce Canyon, and topping it off with Zion at the end. On the way, we saw buffalo, pronghorn antelopes, deer families, and mountain big-horned sheep. I couldn't have dreamed of a better ride with a most accommodating staff. In addition, Jed's food catering services provided us with three delicious meals a day and those meals were superb. I am truly grateful for all the work you and your volunteers put into this tour and for making it one of the most memorable bike tours I've ever completed. Thanks again, Dianne Franz (Lagbrau 2013)."
In 2013 we dropped the first 3 days in the Moab Utah area off of the 10-day event, stretched the other 7-days across Utah into only 6 days of cycling, all on Scenic Byways with 11 parks and monuments, and included two days of hiking in two of the nation's premiere national parks, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. This 8-day event straddles the Labor Day Weekend so that you can enjoy all 8 days while only taking 5 or 6 days away from work with good planning. Believe me, the real beauty of Bryce and Zion is on the hiking trails without worrying about your bikes, and the hikes provide a nice rest for the legs from cycling. We watch your bikes while you take the free shuttle into those two parks to really enjoy them.
We start on Thursday August 28th in Blanding, Utah, known as "The Base Camp to Adventure," near famous Monument Valley, which is seen in many John Wayne movies, and also near the Four Corners of 4 states. We end in Zion eight days later on September 4th to make it easier and cheaper to book flights from Thursday to Thursday. The hotel package is also less expensive with only one weekend instead of two during southern Utah's busiest tourist season. We hope you will join us for the greatest bicycle adventure of your life, now known as theLASUBA. To better prepare for it, get a great taste of southern Utah, and start getting in shape after a long cold Winter, come and join us for the new 3-day Moab Wild West MOABA (Most Outstanding Annual Bicycle Adventure) on May 29, 30, and 31st, the weekend after Memorial Day. We added back the 3 days into a new spectacular bicycle adventure with river rides, hikes, and mountain bike options. See www.moabmoaba.com.
8 Day LASUBA ~ August 28 - September 4, 2014
Early Bird Discount $100
Group (3 or more) $150
Immediate Family $200
Returning Riders $250
Park Entrance Fees
Entrance into the National Parks in Utah on a bicycle, especially as part of a group, is a privilage pending approval of the rangers with the authority over permits. Because of the growing tourist volume of our parks in Utah, their concern for you as well as the motor vehicle tourist traffic, is very high. To make their jobs easier and to give us a better chance of being able to continue riding into those parks with their approval, it is necesary for us to make some changes. Read about the park pass changes. +