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Moab Bike Hike

  • Arrival
  • 10/13/2022
  • Departure
  • 10/21/2022
  • Ride Director
  • Melissa Magee
  • Ride Co-Director
  • Curt Simmons
  • Starting Location
  • Moab, UT
  • Finishing Location
  • Moab, UT
  • Estimated Cost †
  • $2100
  • Deposit
  • $500
  • Number of Riders
  • 23 (min. 14 /max. 23)
  • Space Available
  • 0
  • No. of Pending Riders
  • 0

Ride Rating

2B  Warning - Read the Description Carefully

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This ride is a fixed-base or semi-fixed-base ride, please read the ride description for more details.

† Explanation of BAC Ride Fee – This fee is not included in the Estimated Cost and is non-refundable once submitted. The Ride Fee for US and Canada is $50 and $100 for all other countries, both are per participant.

Ride Description


Although Moab has long been known as a mountain biking mecca, this area also has some fabulous road bike routes with low traffic as well as outstanding hiking trails and scenery. This is a fixed base bike/hike tour, with 5 designated ride days and 2 designated hiking days.  Since it is a fixed base ride, you can take part in the designated rides and hikes or if you wish, take in some of the other activities offered in the area such as mountain biking, river rafting or rock climbing. Our road bike rides will include rides in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, along the Colorado River, and if you are feeling strong, the beautiful but challenging La Sal Loop.


The five designated ride days have an average elevation gain of 1900 feet and average distance of 40 miles for a 2B rating.  The designated ride days are 1A, 2B,2B, 2B and 4B. The 4B ride will have a shorter option with less climbing if desired.  There will be two ride days with a remote start which will require transportation from the hotel.  Shorter distances and elevations are optional on all days and there will be some longer options available.  Although not a designated ride, the La Sal Loop, a 64-mile ride with 5500 feet of climbing (4D) will be offered instead of one of the 2B ride days for those wishing to challenge themselves.  If there is interest in this ride, there will be a vehicle to provide limited support (water and snacks), due to the lack of services available on the course.

There will be two designated hiking days, one in Arches National Park and one in Dead Horse State park.

Note that Moab is slightly over 4000 feet in elevation and some of the rides will reach elevations of over 6000 feet.


Climate in October is arid, and most days will be sunny to partly sunny. Average rain for the month is less than an inch. Average high/low temperatures are approximately 72/40 degrees F.


We will spend 8 nights (Thursday night to Friday Morning) at the Holiday Inn Express in Moab.  (Due to the reservations policy of the Holiday Inn Express, no rooms can be reserved at this time.  If for any reason sufficient rooms cannot be reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, reservations will be made at a hotel of similar quality and ride participants will be notified of any changes in the estimated cost.)  The Holiday Inn Express is at the north end of town within a short drive or moderate walking distance to restaurants and bike shops. The hotel provides high speed internet, bike storage and repair facilities, laundry, parking and a heated pool.

Meals included in the cost of this tour include nightly happy hours, three group dinners, two lunches and eight breakfasts. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibilities of setting up happy hours.


Moab is located on US 191 south of I-70 in Southeast Utah, 110 miles southwest of Grand Junction Colorado and 236 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, both of which are served by commercial airlines. Because of the remote starts of some of the rides and hikes, participants will find it advantageous to have a vehicle.  However, if anyone does not have a vehicle, carpooling can be arranged. We will meet for happy hour at 5:00 p.m. on the first night (October 13) in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express. Our last night at the Holiday Inn Express will be Thursday October 20 and we will depart the morning of October 21.

E-bikes and tandems are welcome on the trip.

A limited number of bike rentals are available.   Anyone wishing to rent a bicycle should contact the bike shop directly to make the appropriate arrangements. Please contact the ride leader for contact information for bike rentals.


The estimated cost of $2000 per person includes: 8 nights of lodging (double occupancy), 3 group dinners, 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches (on designated hiking days), happy hours, tips for hotel staff, maps and route sheets, and GPX files. The $50 BAC registration fee is not included and will be paid directly to BAC upon registration. The initial deposit is $500 with the balance of $1500 due on May 1, 2022.  The single supplement is $1000.

A National Park pass will be required for entry into Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The cost of the pass is NOT included. There is also a minimal fee for Dead Horse Point State Park which is NOT included.


It is recommended that singles who want a roommate try to find their own. However, after receipt of the initial deposit, a single without a roommate will be placed on the ride and given 30 days to find a roommate. If they are unable to find a roommate, they will have the option to receive a full refund (minus the BAC fee and payment processing fee) or pay the $1000 solo supplement and stay on the ride.  If a single pays the supplement, they may continue to seek a roommate, but must plan to participate without a roommate if necessary.  The Ride Leader will assist by attempting to match singles who apply for the ride.  Solo supplement payments need to be paid by check and sent to the BAC office at the time of the initial deposit for solos or at the time a participant has opted to stay on the tour as a single for those initially seeking a roommate. Checks should be made out to “BAC” with a notation of the tour name included on the check.  They should be mailed to:  Bicycle Adventure Club, PO Box 23998, San Diego, CA 92193.


The BAC ride registration fee and payment processing fee is not refundable unless the entire tour is cancelled due to participation below stated minimum requirements.  Refunds of tour payments will depend upon whether a replacement rider signs up, and on costs that can be recouped.  The amount refunded will be based on the principle that the tour’s remaining participants will not incur any additional cost because of cancellations.  If the cancelling participant is replaced, a refund will be made at that time.  If the cancelling participant can't be replaced, any refund will be determined after the ride and final expense report are completed.  If a single participant cancels and another roommate cannot be found, in addition to other costs that cannot be recouped the cancelling roommate may also be liable for the solo supplement fee of the roommate remaining on the tour.  BAC encourages members to purchase trip cancellation insurance.


Please remember that BAC Ride Leaders are volunteers, and that successful tours depend on participants providing much of their own support.  Participants are expected to come to the ride well trained, in good health and ready to accomplish the required daily riding using well-maintained bicycles.   All participants should accept responsibility for a safe and enjoyable tour.  We encourage you to read the ride description carefully and respond to requests from Ride Leader.  While on the ride, support your Ride Leader with offers to help with various tasks such as happy hour preparation and clean-up.  Please do not interfere with the ride by inviting non-participants onto any portion of the ride or tour.  Please keep the Ride Leader informed of any special request you may have and respect the Ride Leader’s decisions.

Before participating in any BAC tour, members should review their medical coverage and assess whether what you have is sufficient. If it isn’t, you should purchase additional travel medical coverage. BAC maintains a policy that provides limited coverage for medical expenses associated with accidents incurred by US residents when on tours within the US.  The policy does not cover costs associated with self-quarantines that may be government mandated. Members should also ensure that vaccinations are up to date (e.g., annual influenza, tetanus, etc.). If traveling outside your home country you may wish to consult with a travel physician or nurse to ensure that the appropriate vaccinations are up to date.

If we still have a Covid 19 risk, we will follow all the necessary rules, and change activities as needed to remain Covid compliant, and to keep the tour as safe as possible. Discussions concerning any necessary Covid precautions will take place next year.


To submit a request to join this ride use the "links" displayed above this Ride Description.  When you are accepted, the Ride Leader will move you from the Waitlist to the Pending List.  At this time, you will receive an email notification to login to the BAC website to sign the release of liability form and pay the non-refundable BAC ride registration fee and the initial tour deposit of $500 by credit card.  As soon as your deposit has been processed, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List.  

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