About

A fully-supported road ride through the scenic mountains and valleys of Summit and Wasatch counties, the Summit challenge offers a choice of a 16, 50, 80 or 100-mile course to fit your level of experience.

The Summit Challenge is an annual fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the National Ability Center, a non-profit organization located in Park City, Utah with a mission of empowering individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER?


RIDE LOCATION

All rides begin and end at the National Ability Center. The National Ability Center is located at 1000 Ability Way, Park City, UT 84060.

Please click the ROUTE button on the homepage for more information on ride options.


REGISTRATION AND TICKET PRICES

$50 : Adults 24 and older

$25 : Youths 23 and younger

$5 : Discovery Loop

FREE : Adaptive Athletes

Registration prices do not include fundraising requirement.
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 FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS

The Summit Challenge is a fundraiser. Each participant age 24 or older must raise a minimum of $150. Riders under the age of 24 must raise a minimum of $50. Adaptive athletes are encouraged to raise a minimum of $50.

Be sure to create a fundraising page. Registered riders will be directed to the 2017 Summit Challenge Fundraising Page immediately following registration.

Stay tuned for announcements on prizes at various fundraising levels as well awards for top-fundraising individuals.


 RIDE DAY SCHEDULE

  • 6:00 am: General registration & FREE tuning tents
  • 7:00 am : 100-mile start time
    8:00 am : 80-mile start time
    9:00 am : 50-mile start time
    10:00 am : 16-mile start time
  • 11:00 am: Event Village opens. Entertainment, lunch and beverages available
  • 1:00 pm: Discovery Loop start time
  • 2:30 pm: Awards (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 pm: Event Village and course close

TRAFFIC CONTROL/ RIDER EXPECTATIONS

  • Riders are required to follow the rules of the road. All traffic lights, stop signs and right-of-ways are to be obeyed.
  • Riders are only allowed to ride 2 abreast at any time. Riders are required to ride 1 abreast on SR 32.
  • “Safety Riders” (volunteer cyclists) will ride each route to ensure that cyclists are following the rules of the road and to help if there are any issues on course.  SAG Wagons will also be patrolling the course to help anyone in need.
  • The course will close at 5:00pm. Cyclists must complete the course in the allotted time or they will be picked up by a SAG wagon. Cut off times throughout the course will also be in effect. Please see Route Information for specific information.

CURRENT ROUTE CONSTRUCTION

Summer road construction season is in full force, and there are projects affecting sections of each route of the 2017 Summit Challenge. We are in regular contact with construction representatives from the state, counties and municipalities that are affected. In some cases, construction is projected to be completed before the Summit Challenge (SR-248 between US 40 and Kamas). In some cases the contractor understands our needs and will be taking the day off on August 26 to accommodate our riders (SR-32). Road construction happens, and we will monitor and adjust as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable route. 


REST STOPS

All Rest Stop Locations throughout the course will have water, energy drinks, fruit and various snacks.

Lunch will be provided on the course for the 50, 80 and 100-mile routes. A light breakfast will be provided for riders in the event village beginning at 6:00 am.


CUT OFF TIMES

For the safety of all riders and volunteers, cutoff times will be enforced for the 100-mile ride.

100-MILE CUT OFF TIMES:
Riders must make it to the rest stops by the following times: (cutoff times are based on an 11 MPH average, including all stops)

Tuhaye : 8:00 am
Wolf Creek Ranch : 10:00 am
Soldier Hollow : 12:00 pm
Victory Ranch : 1:30 pm
Larry’s House : 2:15 pm
Peoa : 3:15 pm


PARKING

  • Accessible parking will be available at the NAC top lot. A volunteer at the bottom of NAC driveway will allow people with ADA needs through to park.
  • We encourage all riders to car pool.
  • Limited parking will be permitted in the lots below the National Ability Center, at Quinn’s Junction, and in the dirt lot across from the soccer fields.
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DROP BAGS

Should you feel the need to discard extra clothing, you can place your items in a drop bag at any aid station. We will provide bags, tape and marker. Riders are responsible for placing items in the bag, taping the bag shut and writing their event number on the outside of the bag. Bags will be returned to the start/finish. Please note this may take several hours.


ARE YOU A RIDER WITH A DISABILITY?

Please contact Jess Roising, Competition Program Manager, with questions or to request equipment or support needs for your ride.  #435-608-0117 or jessr@discovernac.org.

National Ability Center staff will also be on hand the day of the ride to answer questions & help you get ready to ride.