ST. GEORGE – Its website boasts it to be the most exciting cycling relay in Utah, and it is nearing the end this Saturday morning. From the capitol building in Salt Lake City down Utah’s historic Highway 89 to St. George, cyclists in the Salt to Saint relay have left Kanab and are headed into Dixie.
St. George News photographer, Dave Amodt, met up with cyclists in Kanab and on the highway heading toward Hurricane this morning.
While some cyclists sat ready to take the baton and carry on the next leg, others napped. Chandler Higgins said that the climb out of Mt. Carmel Jct. was the hardest ride he has ever done, and temperatures were in the low 40s.
Results won’t be confirmed and official until this evening, however, and there are multiple categories in the relay.
Enjoy this photo journal of southern legs of the relay – it will be updated to include the finish later in the day:
This gallery will be updated at the finish. Do check back with us.
At the finish line, Amodt reported that according to the computer at the finish line, with GPS trackers on it, Simply Mac’s 8-man team came in first in their category, beating their previous times. Trackleaders.com shows Simply Mac Racing finished second at 6:18 a.m. There is another team, Simply Mac Racing Great Old 8 who are not yet finished. Until official results are in, we defer from calling this race in any category.
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