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The Ultimate Challenge

The Ultimate Challenge

August 08 2020
Park City,, Utah, USA

The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health is a Gran Fondo taking place on August 11th and hosted by the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The ride follows the same Queen Stage route of the Tour of Utah, with approximately 98 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing. This year, the ride will also feature timing on the final climb up Little Cottonwood Canyon. This unique opportunity allows participants to ride the exact Stage 6 route as the pros, as well as offering riders a great spot to watch the finishing sprints of Stage 6 at Snowbird Resort. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the high-adrenaline, incredibly challenging Queen Stage route exactly like the pros.

Pre Ride Party

What are you doing the night before you attempt to ride the same 94.8 miles and 9,975 feet of elevation as the pros racing Stage 5 in the Tour of Utah? Hopefully eating some tacos and listening to some live music with us at Canyons Village in Park City! On Friday, August 10th, pick up your rider packet at The Canyons and then hang out as we host an Ultimate Challenge Pre Ride Party! Your $30 entrance fee to the party covers:

• Taco bar with all the fixings, including vegetarian options
• Alcoholic beverages
• Live music & entertainment

So, come grab you packet and stick around for some great food and a lot of fun as we celebrate with all the brave cycling souls willing to take on the TOU’s Queen Stage—see you there!

The Ultimate Challenge

Routes: 98 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Start Times / Itinerary

Official start time is 7:30am. Riders are encouraged to start lining up between 7:10-7:20. Line up with your friends/teammates, Riders will line up on a first-come, first-served basis.


Registration opens April 30th, 2018. Early bird pricing is $125 until June 1st, then is goes to regular pricing of $140 per rider.

*If you have a group of 8 or more, contact for group discounts

What's Included?

Little Cottonwood Timed Section — All riders will be timed on the final climb to Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort.
Pro Quality Nutrition and Hydration — All rest stops and feed zones will be stocked with the same good stuff the pros use. (And maybe some rice crispies treats)
T-shirt and Pint Glass – You survived the Ultimate Challenge and now you have a rad shirt and a special edition commemorative pint glass to prove it.
Free Meal at The Finisher’s Section — A dedicated pace to eat, relax, and watch the Tour of Utah Stage 5 Finish on the big screen.
Stand on the Podium — The top three Ultimate Challenge finishers will get to stand on the Tour of Utah podium and let their fellow riders applaud their epic ride. Adoration included free of charge.

Packet Pickups

Packet pick-up will be The Canyons Village Resort 4000 Canyons Resort Dr. Park City, UT 84098 on Friday August 17 from 2pm-8pm or on Saturday morning before the ride 6-7am. Look for directional signage at the top of the Cabriolet Lift.
* We highly encourage making a night of it and coming up for the party and staying at the Canyons Resort. There will be food, live music, and celebrity guest appearances (you’ll have to be there to find out who!). Then all you have to do is have a great night of sleep and wake up for breakfast in the village before the start.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Canyons Village Resort 4000 Canyons Resort Dr. Park City, UT 84098
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