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Park City Tour of Utah

Park City

Cyclists know Park City as a mountain bike community, after all, it’s still the only IMBA Gold-level Ride Center in North America, which means it offers something for all levels of riders. So what is there on offer for road cyclists? There’s actually quite a lot.

You can enjoy the connectivity of shorter, flatter ride routes in and around the neighborhoods that live between the bases of two world-class ski resorts, and go even a bit beyond. Cyclists can find great routes stretching from the Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook areas off of I-80 to Kimball Junction, through the Snyderville Basin and all the way to the lower Snow Park area of Deer Valley Resort. Remember, the adjective used above was “flatter” rather than flat. It’s the mountains, after all. Nothing is really flat here.

If you are looking for a bigger challenge then access to the high mountains of the Uintas can provide that as well. Rides along the Mirror Lake Highway out of Kamas, or the famed Empire Pass and Guardsman Pass climbs have been known to shatter the peloton to smithereens, and decide the eventual podium spots in the annual Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah pro-cycling stage race.

In addition to the great riding, there is a wonderful community of people who live here in Park City. Many of these folks ride bikes of all kinds, so you’ll feel at home if you are looking for a destination to unpack your bags and stay for awhile. You might even see a rider like World Champion and #1 ranked Peter Sagan stretching his legs during altitude training before he heads off to the Tour de France.

The town also offers all the amenities you would expect from a resort town in terms of lodging, dining, and other off-the-bike activities. As for the cycling, here’s a list of many of Park City’s golden rides.

Recommended Routes

Pro Tip

All these routes are best ridden April through November. As you may have heard, Park City is a ski town, not just a bike town. But on certain magical days in late March to mid-April, you can ski all morning and then get a great road bike ride in the afternoon. There are not too many places you can do that.

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