Valkyrie Segment: Mountain Bike
The Valkyrie Relay spans nearly 100 miles of Utah’s spectacular ‘Wasatch Back’ mountain range. The event pits teams of up to 9 specialized competitors, each racing against the clock and exchanging between trail running, kayak/canoe paddling, marathon, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, open water swimming, and road cycling.
Mountain Bikers compete on a 17.5-mile course of scrub oak and sagebrush terrain with spectacular views of Deer Creek Reservoir. Beginning at Soldier Hollow with a two-lap circuit, then an undulating double-track to Deer Creek Dam. Riders experience steep climbs and descents with direct midday sun bearing down on them.
Distance: 17.5 mls / 28.2 km
Elevation Gain: 2557 ft / 780 m
Start: Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)
Finish: Deer Creek Dam Trailhead
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm