Valkyrie Segment: Road Biking
ROAD CYCLING (RCY)
DISTANCE 35.0/56.3 MLS/KM
ELEVATION GAIN 3786/1154 FT/M
MAX ELEVATION 7986/2434 FT/M
STARTING POINT Deer Creek Dam Trailhead Parking Lot, Hwy 189.
COURSE HOURS 10:45AM – 8:00PM LOCATION: Deer Creek Reservoir to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center via Route 92 (Alpine Loop), Cascade Scenic Rd, and a tour of Midway.
The Road Cycle course (RCY) is a 35.0-mile route through one of Utah’s most cherished scenic byways of the Wasatch. Elevation gain is formidable but so is the descent. Surrounding mountains cast cooling shade in the late afternoon through evening, but also challenge cyclists’ light adjustment as they pass in and out of the shadows. And then, after a tour of Midway, bring it home to the Finish at Soldier Hollow.
Race Safe Practices:
Packet Pickup Temp Check – All racers will be required to pick up their race packet in person the day before the race and will be required to take a temperature check. Any racer with a temperature over 100.4 Fahrenheit will be not be allowed to race and will be refunded their race entry fee. Those participating in the relay will be allowed to switch teammates with another existing teammate or a healthy new teammate, or choose to be refunded their race entry fee.
Staggered Starts – The Midway Marathon & Half Marathon and the Valkyrie Relay Trail Run Leg will be organized with staggered starts. Racers will be released in groups small enough to reduce crowding on course and at the start. While at the Start and Finish lines, Racers are expected to maintain 6 feet social distancing from other competitors and attendees.
Face Masks – before competing and once a leg is complete, all racers are required to don masks before exiting the transition or finish area. Disposable masks may be discarded at any aid station. All race staff, volunteers and contractors will be required to wear face masks and gloves (where applicable).
Aid Stations – Hand sanitizer and trash receptacles are available at all aid stations. Volunteers will not be able to hand water or nutrition directly to racers. Water and food will be placed on aid station table spaced in a way that will avoid unnecessary contact with other racers.Aid Stations – Hand sanitizer and trash receptacles are available at all aid stations. Volunteers will not be able to hand water or nutrition directly to racers. Water and food will be placed on aid station table spaced in a way that will avoid unnecessary contact with other racers.