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Saturday July 19th, 2014

Event Itinerary

Saturday, June 7th 2014:

smallarrow Desperado Dual Pre-registration closes for jersey purchases.

Jerseys purchased by June 7th will be available in your packet. Jerseys purchased after June 7th will be available six weeks after the event.

Sunday, July 6th 2014:

smallarrow Desperado Dual Last day for early-bird discount

Tuesday, July 15th 2014:

smallarrow Desperado Dual 10pm – Online Registration Closes

Friday, July 18th 2014:

smallarrow Desperado Dual 6pm to 9pm – Packet pickup, Late registration & Pre-ride party for all riders

Fair Grounds
740 North Main St
Panquitch, UT 84759
Map to Fair Grounds

Saturday, July 19th 2014:

smallarrow Desperado Dual 5am to 6:30am – Early check-in for late arrivals
smallarrow Desperado Dual 6:15am – Pre-ride meeting for 200 mile riders
smallarrow Desperado Dual 6:30am – Mass start for 200 mile riders
smallarrow Desperado Dual 6:45am – Pre-ride meeting for 50 & 100 mile riders
smallarrow Desperado Dual 7am – Mass start for 50 & 100 mile riders

Fair Grounds
740 North Main St
Panquitch, UT 84759
Map to Fair Grounds

smallarrow Desperado Dual Please call Margaret with any questions: 435.229.6251


• 50 mile Option
on or before July 6th $55 – after the 6th $65

• 109 mile Option
on or before July 6th $60 – after the 6th $70

• 218 mile Option
on or before July 6th $90 – after the 6th $100


Area Map


View 218 Mile Map

View 109 Mile Map

View 50 Mile Map


109 Mile

Top 3 get a free event next year and a Special Hat

218 Mile

Top 3 get a Custom Jacket and Special Hat along with a free event next year and a web profile. On top of that, the winner of the 218 miler also gets a Red Rock Bicycle gift certificate and a Custom Gear Bag!

Cycling Event Information

The Desperado Dual is Utah’s only fully supported single day, 218 mile cycling adventure. Due to the popularity, we are using last years 218 mile route which will allow you to ride the primary route twice! That means, if you ride the full 218, you will not only experience Utah’s first 200+ mile event of the year; it’s also the flattest 200+ mile cycling event you’ll find in Utah. Add scenery that leaves you awe-struck, take away the high traffic you find in other events, and that makes The Desperado Dual the perfect training ride for other Cycling events—Including that 200 mile ride in the fall.

Join us Saturday, July 19th, 2014 for this incredible ride!

Not up to 218 miles? That’s okay! We also offer extremely popular 109 & 50 mile options!

More Desperado Dual Details:

• Event is hand timed
• Fully stocked rest stops, a great lunch, and more!
• A distance to challenge every rider with 50, 109, & 218 mile options
• Event jersey available for purchase
• You’ll receive a unique Desperado Dual event shirt with registration
• Pre-ride party at check in
• Roving Sag support
• Post ride dinner (218 mile riders only)
• Enjoy cool summer riding temperatures in scenic South West Utah

All riders must sign an event waiver and wear an ANSI approved helmet at all times on the ride, must have a legal lighting system after sunset (front and rear), carry proper ID, and abide by all traffic laws. Riders’ bike must be in good and safe working condition. Riders are required to carry at least two water bottles. Personal SAG vehicles are allowed for riders in the relay, however no personal SAG vehicles are allowed to follow riders on the course.


Q: What is the weather like in July?

A: You can expect mornings to be in the 50′s and daytime temps to be in the 70′s and low 80′s. This may be the best place in the west to ride in summertime.

Q: How many rest stops are on the course?

A: There are four stops for the 80 mile riders and one for the 30 mile riders.

Q: Will there be sag vehicles on the course?

A: Yes, but it’s still a good idea to be prepared for any sort of breakdown.

Q: Is lunch provided?

A: Yes, in addition to the fully stocked rest stops, we will be providing a mini lunch at the second rest stop. There will also be a full lunch at the finish line.

Q: Is the course relatively flat?

A: There is less than 4700 ft of climbing in 218 miles on the Desperado Dual. We consider it to be a double century of lower difficulty (although riding your bike 218 miles is a feat in of itself). It is a scenic course that you will enjoy very much. You will be traveling at elevations ranging from between 6000 to 7800 feet with most of the ride taking place below 6500 feet. Most people coming up from lower elevations find that they can do well at this altitude.

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Area Info

Located in the center of Utah’s Color Country, this ride follows a spectacular route through the heart of the old west. Traveling on some of this country’s most scenic back roads, you will pass by national parks, historic communities and vistas of the old west; it’s almost as if traveling through history itself! Come and experience the old west in real time!

Late summer in Utah can offer a wide rang of weather condition. Typical weather for Panquitch in August is, morning in the mid 50′s, reaching the mid 80′s inn the afternoon. This can also be thunderstorm season and afternoon showers are not unusual.

Driving times… only 3 hours from Las Vegas, 3.5 hours from Salt Lake City, 7 hours from Los Angeles, 7 hours from Denver.

Due to the popularity of the Panguitch area, hotels are booking up fast. We have located all the neighboring hotels that still have rooms left in order to help you find lodging.

Panguitch Hotels

New Western Motel
2nd East Center Street Panguitch,
Utah, USA – 84759.
Phone: (435) 676-8876. Fax: (435) 676-8954.

Color Country Motel
526 North Main Street Panguitch,
UT 84759 (435) 676-2386

Horizon Motel
730 N. Main, PO Box 778
Panguitch, UT
Phone: 800-776-2651 / (435) 676-2651

Marianna Inn Motel
699 N Main,
Panguitch, Utah 84759
Phone: 800-331-7407 / (435) 676-8844

Panguitch Inn
50 N Main,
Panguitch, Utah 84759
Phone: 800-331-7407

Rubys Inn (In Bryce – 40 minute drive)
26 South Main Street
Bryce Canyon City, Utah 84764
Toll Free: 1-866-866-6616

Blue Pine Motel
130 N Main, PO Box 614
Panguitch, UT
Phone: 800 299 6115 / 435 676 8197

Brian Head Hotels (45 minutes away)

GRANDLODGE Desperado Dual

CedarBreaks Desperado Dual

If resort themed accommodations are more your style, we have arranged a special $89 dollar rate at The Grand Lodge at Brian Head. The Brian Head Resort is roughly 45 minutes away from Panguitch but it can provide a more resort style environment at a very affordable price. In addition to the upscale accommodations, Brian Head is also hosting the Festival of Flavors the same weekend as The Desperado.

Cancellation Policy

After your registration has been processed for any SpinGeeks event, NO REFUNDS will be available on your entry fee. We are sorry but that includes rider injuries, business or personal conflicts, or travel delays. All of our hard costs occur before the event and will be paid for by SpinGeeks regardless if you show up or not and many are incurred months before the event.

• Transferring registrations to other riders is not allowed.
• Additional purchased items will be mailed to you if you cancel ahead of the event day to all riders who live in the lower 48.

SpinGeeks events will not be cancelled due to weather unless the event director feels that riders safety is in jeopardy. If an event is cancelled due to extreme weather, riders will be given a 25% off coupon for any future SpinGeeks event within 12 months. Extreme weather is rare in Southern Utah and does not include rain, wind, cold, or heat. We’re thinking more in the line of ice storms or volcanoes erupting.

Any rider that registers for an event that has been cancelled by SpinGeeks ahead of the event date will receive a 100% refund.

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