Register for Utah 500, 2017 Adventure Ride June 22-24
The Utah 500 is an invitational ride designed to test skill and wit. This is a multi-day back packing adventure, stretching 500 miles from Mapleton Utah to St. George Utah. We will explore Utah’s outback connecting dirt roads, single track, and ATV trails navigating a variety of cross country terrain and mountain vistas.
This is not a guided tour and riders ride at their own risk. Riders will be organized into small groups each being lead by knowledgeable group leaders. There will be no designated chase vehicles or emergency services. It will be up to each rider/group leader to use their best resources, bail out routes, and community services to complete the ride.
Intermediate to advanced skill is required. This is not a ride for beginners. Riders should expect long days on the trail, upwards of 180 miles each day. Terrain ranges from dirt road to black diamond trails. There will be 30-40 miles of pavement.
Each day ends with a hotel, hot shower, and warm food. Riders will receive a riders packet including, hat, jersey, and other swag gifts. Routes will be provided for those with GPS. There will be a mandatory riders meeting held the night before the ride in Mapleton Utah. Dinner will be provided that night.
We anticipate having one group of SXS’s joining us and will provide a different route for their machines.
The Utah 500 welcomes the Edge Powersports as its sponsor. Get to The Edge for Rider discounts on gear and equipment.
DATE: June 22-24, 2017
INVITATION: $135 non-refundable registration includes, UTMA membership, dinner for riders meeting, and rider gift bag items. Registration closes June 6th.
Kick Off: 6/21 Riders Meeting – Mapleton Utah
Day One: 6/22 Mapleton to Salina Super 8 Motel
Day Two: 6/23 Salina to Ruby’s Inn Bryce Canyon
Day Three: 6/24 Ruby’s Inn Bryce Canyon to St. George
Ride Coordinator: Chris Hickman
STATEMENT OF LIMITED LIABILITY
The Utah Trail Machine Association assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, or other injury to persons or property in connection with your participation in any ride. Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Your presence and participation indicates knowledge of and an assumption of the resulting risks involved. All participants are urged to use proper riding gear, be in satisfactory physical condition, and secure prior to the ride appropriate medical, personal injury, and property damage insurance coverage.
Mileage/Distance Between Gas Stops
Make sure your bike has the range or carry extra gas!
Day 1: Day 1 total ranges from 169.2 miles to 190.9 miles. Hobble Creek to Fairview 72.3 miles. (Gas Stop)
Fairview to Salina through Reeder Canyon 117.7 miles (No Gas Stop)
Alternate Route: Fairview to Salina via Skyline Drive which is 96.9 miles with no gas! This route has the option for gas via Manti. Fairview to Manti via Skyline Drive is 60.2 miles, (Available Gas Stop) then Manti to Salina via Skyline Drive is 58.4 miles. A total of 118.6 miles.
Day 2: Day 2 total ranges from 168.8 miles to 192.9 miles.
Salina to Koosharem via the Paiute Trail 44.1 miles. (Gas Stop)
Alternate Route: Salina to Koosharem via Lost Creek which is 39.8 miles.
Koosharem to Circleville via the Piute Trail 55.6 miles. (Gas Stop)
Circleville to Ruby’s Inn 73.4 miles. (Gas Stop)
Alternate Route: Circleville to Panguitch via the Fremont Trail 48.2 miles, (Available Gas Stop) then Panguitch to Ruby’s Inn via the Fremont Trail is 45.0 miles. A total of 93.2 miles.
Day 3: Day 3 total is 158.9 miles.
Ruby’s Inn to Hatch 32.8 miles. (Gas Stop)
Hatch to Duck Creek 20.6 miles. (Gas Stop)
Duck Creek to Laverkin via some trail blazing 67.2 miles (Gas Stop)
Total mileage for the trip, 496.9 miles to 542.7 miles.
Suggested UTAH 500 Checklist
Revised 8 April 2016
__Essential - Boots, Gloves, Goggles, Helmet, Riding Jacket, Jersey, Knee pads, Pants, Socks
__Supportive - Armor, Bandana, Compression Shorts, Ear Plugs, Elbow pads, Kidney Belt, Layers of Warmth, Rain gear
__Anti-Theft - Light Cable lock
__Bike Packing and Hydration - Back Pack, Cross-Country Tool Pack, Hydration System /or/ Water Bottles
__Communication - Cell phone, OHV Radios, Satellite phone, Spot Satellite GPS Messenger Walkie-talkies (between vehicles)
__Dead Bike - Tow strap
__First Aid Kit - Band aids, Elastic wrap, Ointments, Medication, Super glue
__Food Items - Energy bars, Jerky, Snacks
__Orienteering - Compass, GPS, Itinerary, Maps, Surveyor’s Tape
__Stowing Items on Bike - Front Fender Tube Pack, Rear Fender Tool Pack, Saddlebag
__Survival Gear - Emergency food, Fire-starting equipment, LED Flashlight, Pocket knife, Poncho or Space Blanket, Small folding saw, Signal Mirror, Whistle
__Transport - Bungees, Cable locks, Jack, Lug wrench, Safety rope, Tie downs, Trailer
BIKE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
__Air Filter - Spare pre-oiled filter, Filter Skin
__Carburetor & Jetting - Cir-clip, Jets, Spare needle, 17mm Wrench
__Drive/Chain - Chain lube, Chain-breaker, Master link, Spare links
__ Flat Repair - Air gauge, Front & rear tubes, Patch kit, Small air pump & CO2 inflator kit, Tire irons, Soap, Valve stem remover
__ Motor and Fuel - Oil; Siphoning hose, fuel transfer container
__Tool Pack - Allen wrench, Crescent wrench, Duct tape, Epoxy Putty, Hose clamps, Levers, Multi-Head screwdriver, Multi-T handle, Multi-tool or Pliers w/wire cutter, Nitro Tape, Punch, Radiator weld, Safety wire, Selected Tools, Shop towel, Sockets & driver, Spare Nuts & Bolts, Spare Parts, Spark plug & wrench, Spoke wrench, Vise Grips, Zip-ties
__Clothing (Overnight) - Ball cap, Hoodie, Light footwear, Pants, Socks, T-shirt, Underwear, Vest
__Miscellaneous - Alarm clock, LED flashlight, Pen & paper, Reading glasses, Sun glasses
__Per Diem - Wallet & some bucks (hotel, food, gas etc.)
__Photography - Camera, spare battery, charger; Helmet Cam
__Soiled Clothes Bag - Laundry soap or Shampoo
__Toiletries Bag - Personal medication, Shampoo, Talcum - Powder, Toiletries, Trail TP
TRAVEL, & RETURN
__Registration (proof of current machine registration). Be prepared for some pavement riding
__Route Plans Determined by ride leaders, alternates (options, bailouts determined by you and your riding group
__Discount Hotel Reservations made by UTMA, paid by riders. Room sharing encouraged (cheaper). Some negotiated restaurant options.
__St. George and Return Transportation - Transportation back from St. George is not provided. Ride sharing is encouraged.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
__Own health insurance and emergency coverage
MANDATORY WED NIGHT RIDERS MEETING
__Dinner provided. Finalized rider group meetings, packets and planning; Overnight bike and limited people parking at Paul’s place
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Bad attitude–no snivelers, Badly maintained ride, No riding skills