The Dixie Legacy Classic is an 80.7-mile out-and-back ride featuring long, steady climbs and descents and some rolling hills. The route starts and finishes in St. George and visits the Legacy Loop Highway, Dixie National Forest, and Snow Canyon State Park.
I had been riding since 6:00 am, and had just completed a massive push from the flow of Thunder Mountain, through the barren tablelands of the Hatch-to-Panguitch ATV trail, and over the riddle of Rock Canyon.
Perhaps the only thing more exciting than the six days of racing the Tour of Utah provided in 2012 is the prospects of even more bicycle racing with the world’s best teams and cyclists spending a few more days pedaling around the Beehive State in 2013. It was a poorly-kept secret that the Tour of Utah had its collective eyes set on a possible extension of the race into the southern portion of the state. Steve Miller, CEO of the race, confirmed those rumors as he met with the cycling media as the 2012 version of the race came to a close.