Full Event Info:
Course Safety Points
Flat Murdock Canal course:
Miles 1.1-9.0 and 14-20 – Along the Murdock Canal trail there are several points which you’ll cross roads. We will have volunteers at those locations, but be attentive to traffic. Also, watch for the gates near each of these intersections.
Miles 9.4 - You will enter a highway(4800 W - only heavily used road on course). Stay on the right bike lane.
Mile 18.9 - You will be crossing at the intersection 1600 North and 400 East (both axis of traffic). Pay attention to traffic.
Apline Loop course:
Miles 1.1-9.0 - Along the Murdock Canal trail there are several points which you’ll cross roads. We will have volunteers at those locations, but be attentive to traffic. Also, watch for the gates near each of these intersections.
Miles 9.4 - You will enter a highway (4800 W). You will be on this main highway, and then head east on Alpine Highway to the mouth of the canyon. These tend to have a lot of traffic, stay on the right bike lane.
Miles 11.1 – Turn right onto Timpanogos Hwy. You will most likely encounter some headwind as you head up the canyon.
Mile 12.3 – CAUTION: The beauty of American Fork Canyon may cause you to ride off the side of the road, please don’t!
Miles 12.3-17.3 – As you enter the mouth of American Fork Canyon the shoulder of the road diminishes (there are no shoulder lines). Please ride to the right and be aware of vehicles trying to pass.
Mile 17.3 – For the remainder of the Alpine Loop you will be on a road that does not have a split lane line nor shoulder line.
Mile 14.8 – Be cautious of pedestrian crossing at the Timpanogos Cave.
Mile 17.3 – At fork, stay right.
Mile 20.7 – At “T”, stay left.
Miles 23.1-29.2 – Descending mountain, multiple sharp/blind corners. Stay to the right around corners. We will have signs and caution tape to help mark, but it is up to your to be safe. Notable sharp turns – 23.3, 24.1, 24.9, 26.2, 26.4, 26.9, 28.3, 29.0, 29.2
Miles 29.6-32.0 – Fast descent from Sundance to Provo Canyon Rd (mostly straight). Use high speed caution.
Miles 32.0-38.8 – Descent along Provo Canyon Rd. This is a highway. We will have cones just right of the white lines. Stay as far to the right along the shoulder as possible (this will help you to avoid the rumble strips).
Mile 39.6 – Exit road and enter Murdock Canal trail (sharp turn).
Mile 40.1 – Final road crossing (watch out for gate).
Rules and Regulations (and use common sense)
- All riders are required to wear a certified and approved helmet and cannot remove it at any time during the event.
- Riders must ALWAYS obey all traffic laws and strictly obey any law enforcement persons or official race personnel.
- No support or follow vehicles are allowed. Plan on being self-supported. For the Alpine Loop ride it is suggested that you have two water bottles.
- When passing other riders, use your common sense and pass on the left and let yourself be known when doing so. After you pass, resume riding as far right as safely possible. DO NOT PASS riders or vehicles on blind corners. You’re taking your life into your own hands by doing so!
- By being a self-supported ride, plan to handle your own mechanical issues (take a spare tube… AND KNOW HOW TO CHANGE A FLAT). We will have a bike mechanic at the start area to assist prior to the event.
- No public urination. Please use porta-potties or on-course bathrooms. Locations include: Start/Finish, mile 7 aid station (and possibly other locations along the Murdock Canal), and at the top of the Alpine Loop.
- Do not litter. We had to get special permission to ride through a National Forest and want to respect it so the event can continue for years to come.
- Be prepared for the weather – this could mean HOT weather or rain. In mid-August, early in the morning should be perfect. If you are doing the Alpine Loop, keep in mind that if temperatures are a little low, it may be cool coming down the mountain.
- Know the course – We will have it well marked, but please be familiar with the maps, as ultimately it is your responsibility to know and follow the course.
- No headphone or the like will be permitted during the event. You need to be aware of other riders, pedestrians, and vehicles.
- At this time we do not have the ability to handle entry refunds. Although we hope that nothing impedes you from coming to the event, lease remember that your registration fees are going to help the Byrge Family.
- All riders must attend the Pre-Ride Meeting 15 minutes prior to your start.
- Be courteous – remember why this event is taking place and don’t let competitiveness get the best of you. No swearing. Respect volunteers that are helping you.