Race the Antelope Island 50K MTB on September 28, 2019

Enduraevents has announced the annual Antelope Island 50K, 25k, and 13K Mountain Bike Race, which will be held Saturday September 28, 2019 at Antelope Island State Park.

One of the many bison on Antelope Island. Photo courtesy Enduravvents.

Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Antelope Island opened to the public as a state park in 1959. The island boasts unmatched vistas, a wide variety of wildlife and unique hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. There is a herd of over 500 free roaming bison, with an annual bison round up open to the public every October. Antelope Island takes its name from the pronghorn antelope that are scattered through out the island. Over 40 fresh water springs provide the water needed for the different wildlife species that inhabit the island.

Photo courtesy Enduraevents.

The Antelope 50K MTB race provides a unique opportunity for riders to experience cycling on a desert island. There are skill levels for every type of mountain biker. The 13k route gives everyone a chance to participate in a race that offers some climbing with lots of level trail and an exhilarating rolling down hill ride back to the finish line.

The 25k gives the intermediate to expert riders just enough technical single track with elevation and bonsai downhill to have a primo ride while enjoying the breathtaking vistas of the Great Salt Lake and abundant wildlife.

50K riders not only need the skills for the 25K loop, but also the stamina to start all over after the first loop and ride a second loop around the one-of-a-kind course. There is a mix of single track, service road, 3000 feet of elevation and technical sections to keep everyone on their toes. Throw in the interaction with bison, antelope, deer, and other wildlife along with the unsurpassed scenic panoramic views, and you will have an unforgettable experience.

Go to www.enduraevents.com for more information.

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