Legacy Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Utah
World's Most Scenic Bicycle Ride
About the Tour
Dear Prospective 2013 LAGBRAUers,
For several years I have struggled to make the LAGBRAU into a 10 day ride with the first 3 days and the last 7 days as options for those who didn't feel they had the time, energy or ability to do all 10 days. The first 3 years were successful with just 7 days, but I wanted to add two more amazing national parks and one equally amazing state park for a total of 5 national parks, 6 incredible state parks, and 2 to 3 fabulous national monuments during one ride. While it made for arguably the most scenic bicycle ride in the world for those who finished it, there were some that did not finish and I feel the length of the entire 10 day ride and difficulty of a couple of the days intimidated too many from registering for the ride.
Therefore, this year we’ll do the 7 day ride over 8 days to allow more time to enjoy a few key locations. The ride will begin on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, which is August 31. This way you can travel on Friday August 30th, and with the Labor Day holiday still only use up 5 vacation days away from work to enjoy 7 days of riding during 8 days with a little more time to relax at the key locations of Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion’s National Park and enjoy the scenery.
Going east to west, we will start the ride in Blanding as we did the first few years, and end in Springdale on the west side of Zion’s National Park like we did last year and the 1st year, but this time after spending most of the day there in Zion’s N. P. on September 7th.
In 2013 we will implement a new shuttle plan to simplify your arrival and departure even more for you and for us. For those who want to fly and rely on our shuttle and sag support, we are asking you to fly into Durango Colorado, which is a shuttle of only a couple of hours to Blanding Utah. And at the end of the ride you can still plan a flight back home out of Las Vegas, which is a shuttle ride of only a couple of hours from Springdale Utah.
You can plan your flight home out of Vegas on September 7th in the evening after 5 pm or during the next day, which is Sunday September 8th. Of course, we still recommend that groups arrange their own ground transportation, and share the cost among themselves of bringing or renting a vehicle to allow a little more flexibility in viewing all the sights during the ride.
We are considering the addition of a new three day ride in the spring of 2014 that we’ll call the LAGBRAU Lite that will allow you to comeback and enjoy Moab and three other amazing parks not featured in the 2013 LAGBRAU. This ride will help you get your wheels back underneath you after the winter break.
In 2013 we will be required to limit the ride by Zion’s National Park to only 100 cyclist. We will end the ride in Springdale on the west entrance of Zion’s National Park and enjoy most of the day there. To ensure a spot, register quickly.
8 Day LAGBRAU ~ August 31 - September 7, 2013
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. +