Wild Horse Dirt Fondo Set for Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Wild Horse DIrt Fondo is set for April 30, 2016 in the Cedar Mountains, west of Grantsville, Utah. Photo by Chris Magerl.
The Wild Horse Dirt Fondo is set for April 30, 2016 in the Cedar Mountains, west of Grantsville, Utah. Photo by Chris Magerl.

April 26, 2016 – The Wild Horse Dirt Fondo, a 31 or 76 mile dirt road ride in the Cedar Mountains near Grantsville, Utah, is slated to run on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Organizer Chris Magerl sent Cycling West an update regarding the course, registration, and weather contingencies.

The Wild Horse, a dirt fondo in the Cedar Mountain Wilderness, less than one hour west of Salt Lake City, is this Saturday! Choose the big loop of 76 miles or go easy on the 31 mile Little Wild Horse. All on unpaved county-maintained 2WD dirt and gravel roads. The ride benefits the Utah League High School MTB Scholarship Fund.

There is the possibility of a rain-induced schedule change. Rain and mud are not trivial elements in the Cedars. It can produce a situation that limits the possibility of safe travel for emergency vehicles. Safety of riders and volunteers is the top priority.

For now I am cautiously optimistic that the event will go as scheduled this Saturday, April 30. The weather forecast models still show some disagreement, but are looking not too bad.

I will be making the final call no later than 6 P.M. on Thursday, April 28. If I do not think we can reasonably expect safe conditions, the event will be postponed to Saturday, May 14.

Registration deadline has been moved back to 11:59 P.M. on Thursday, April 28. There is no registration after that, unless the event date moves to May 14.

Event details and updates can be found at RideWildHorse.com or Facebook.com/RideWildHorse

Event details:

April 30 — Wild Horse Dirt Fondo, Delle, UT, New Date! 76 miles, 5,000 vertical, zero miles of pavement, county-maintained 2WD dirt and gravel roads around and across the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area. Little Wild Horse option of 31 miles, 1,800 vertical. Covers many of the same segments as The Wild Horse. Separate start at 10 A.M. Start/Finish in Delle, Utah. The start line is less than one hour west of SLC on I-80. The Wild Horse is a supported Dirt Fondo. This is not a race, but there will be a mass start., Chris Magerl, 801-595-8293, [email protected], RideWildHorse.com

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