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12 Hours of Zion



Nestled on the eastern edge of Zion National Park, Zion Ponderosa Ranch welcomes Rapid Cycling Racing and our exciting new 12-hour race...12 HOURS OF ZION. Spend the day racing through some of the most beautiful cross-country mountain biking terrain in the world and relax in a hot tub that night. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a weekend of the best Southern Utah has to offer, racing and relaxation. 

What more can you ask for?

Race Bible

Event Flyer


You can also see the course on Strava here.


The course is about 8.1 miles with 1100 feet of ascending and 1000 feet of descending. Approximately three miles of the course is double track, the rest is single track. The transitions areas will be at the start of the double tracks.

Rapid Cycling Racing uses the best timing systems provided by Mylaps for all our races. We will have two checkpoints to ensure accurate timing. Neutral support will be provided at both checkpoints. Lunch will be provided for all racers at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch restaurant.

Showers, pool services, hot tub, zip line, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, climbing wall, miniature golf will all be open available for your enjoyment.


Solo Entry // Men Open - $90.00
Solo Entry // Women Open - $90.00
Solo Entry // Single Speed - $90.00
Solo Entry // Men Master - $90.00
2 Person Team // Open - $160.00
2 Person Team // Women - $160.00
3 Person Team // Open - $240.00
3 Person Team // Women - $240.00
4 Person Team // Open - $320.00
4 Person Team // Women - $320.00
Family Team (you have to have a junior in the group)  - $320.00
If you are interested in a team with more than 4 people, contact race director.

Teams must have a Team Captain to register.


One night of camping at Zion Ponderosa Ranch is included in your registration. Without question, there are enough campsites for everyone but sites are first come, first serve on Friday, September 25. Each campsite has a fire pit, a picnic table and space for tents. If you would like to upgrade to a cabin or reserve a specific campsite, make your arrangements directly with Zion Ponderosa Ranch here.

Parking will be in designated parking areas only.

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, September 25
3 pm until 7 pm at Zion Ponderosa entrance // look for the white party tent

Saturday, September 26
6 am until 7:30 am at Zion Ponderosa entrance // look for the white party tent

Race Day

There will be a pre-race meeting at 7:30 am on Saturday to discuss any questions or concerns. Racers will line-up at 7:45 am.

Start Time // Mass Lemond's Start at 8:00 am at the commons area at Zion Ponderosa Ranch.

Directions to Zion Ponderosa Ranch can be found here.



Earlier Event: August 22
Brian Head Enduro