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Legacy Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Utah

Pictures from LAGBRAU route

World's Most Scenic Bicycle Ride

About the Tour

We are pleased to announce the 2014 LAGBRAU Bicycle Tour dates.  The 2014 LAGBRAU will begin on Thursday August 28th at Blanding in southeast Utah and end on Thursday September 4th in Springdale in the southwest of Utah.  You will get to enjoy 3 national parks, 2 national monuments, 5 unique and amazing state parks, one national recreation area, national forests, and ancient Indian ruins.  It will be 8 days long with 6 days of cycling and 2 days of hiking in 2 of the nation's premiere national parks, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

Those who sign up early, may also choose the option of a breathtaking boat ride up the canyons on Lake Powell.  We hope to expand the number of boats involved on Lake Powell, a sight to behold, but for now we only have room for about the first 40 to sign up for this option in The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  You will love it! 

This bicycle adventure straddles the Labor Day weekend allowing you to participate for 8 days while only taking 5 or 6 days away from work.  You will see why logistically we start and end on a week day in such a way as to avoid and minimize the Labor Day Weekend traffic, which will also improve the cost and availability of flights and shuttle options at both ends of the ride. 

In 2013 we shortened this bicycle ride to 8 days and 400 miles to allow some hiking and boating time in some very unique settings.  It was a huge success so we are going to duplicate the route with some refinements that will make the ride even better in 2014.  I am including the entire feedback email of one of the LAGBRAU 2013 participants because I think it summarizes this unique bicycle adventure better than I could:

"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).

More info on new and easier suggested travel and shuttle options to the start and from the end of the ride will be available very soon, but don't wait to sign up for 2014 in order to reserve the limited number of boating options available on Lake Powell.   Plan now to join us on this bicycle adventure like no other!

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2014 Dates

8 Day LAGBRAU ~ August 28 - September 4, 2014

Rider Discounts

Early Bird Discount $100

Group (3 or more) $150

Immediate Family   $200

Returning Riders    $250

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Rider Comments

  • "I have ridden my bicycle throughout Russia, which is twice as big as USA, and in all 48 continental United States. But I have never seen anything that compares with what we saw on your ride. Southern Utah's LAGBRAU was like a bike tour to another planet."
    - Boris from Russia/New Jersey - 2007
  • "I have experienced about a dozen tours...LAGBRAU is the first ride I'd consider repeating."
    - Diana from Detroit - 2005
  • "The riding venue...is exceptional—a world-class panorama of spectacular scenery."
    - Karl from California - 2005
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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. +




LAGBRAU 2013 Route Map