5 Canyons Bike Challenge, Mountain Bike Challenge & Ultramarathon

HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

5 Canyons Bike Challenge – September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
5 Canyons is one of the most daunting—and beautiful—cycling challenges in the country, ascending more than 14,000 feet over 116 miles through all five of Salt Lake City’s picturesque riding canyons before finishing at the Utah Capitol building complex.  Comprising three HC climbs and two Category 2 climbs, the ride has more vert than almost any other ride in America and certainly the steepest average gradient.  If you think you have what it takes, rally your friends and come join us in September!

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5 Canyons Mountain Bike Challenge – Coming September 2022!
Prepare to be dazzled.

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5 Canyons Ultramarathon – September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 AM
5 Canyons Ultramarathon is one of the country’s most beautiful and rewarding ultras.  Ascending more than 7,000 feet over 36 miles (58 kilometers), the run begins at Elbow Fork in Millcreek Canyon and then proceeds up and over Lamb’s Canyon Pass and down Lamb’s Canyon Trail through Lamb’s Canyon into Parley’s Canyon. It continues from Parley’s Canyon along the Sheep Trail to Big Mountain in East Canyon, and then on to the true top of City Creek Canyon.  From there, we work our way down the little known yet gorgeous Meadow Trail to Rotary Park at what most people consider to be the top of City Creek Canyon and then the rest of the way down the canyon, finishing at the Utah Capitol building complex.

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5 Canyons Trifecta!
Glory hitherto unknown among mere mortals awaits those who accomplish the 5 Canyons Trifecta!  The Trifecta consists of accomplishing all three of the 5 Canyons challenges: the bike challenge, the mountain bike challenge, and the ultramarathon.  This need not be done in consecutive years.  Just be sure to document each accomplishment after you complete it by emailing the director.  We will add you to the List of Heroes and track your progress once you embark upon your quest.  Upon accomplishing the Trifecta, you will receive a medal, window decal, and t-shirt befitting your triumph along with the glory heretofore mentioned.

September
Always held on the second odd-numbered Saturday in September, 5 Canyons takes advantage of Utah’s most brilliant month for riding and trail running.  The canyons provide cool temperatures, colorful foliage, and stunning views.  And, there is no more abundance of beautiful canyons in all the world than along Utah’s Wasatch Front.  The event is literally a breath of fresh air from start to finish.

THE FIGHT

All proceeds from 5 Canyons benefit Wheels of Justice (including Wings of Justice), a nonprofit dedicated to putting an end to child abuse.  The inspiration for the ride is that Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep us from fighting for the most vulnerable among us, our children.

In addition to your registration fee, please consider including your family and friends in the fight by asking them to donate a penny for each foot of elevation you climb during the event.  In this way, they can join you in showing that Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Please also join us at the 5 Canyons Festival the evening before the big event.  There will be lots of food, vendors, music, and a killer silent auction.  5 Canyons merchandise, including the coveted 5 Canyons finishers bike jersey, will be available for sale at the festival as well as on our DNA team store. 

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