The 24 Hours of Moab Live Bicycle Race

October 8th - 9th, 2011

2012 Part 1 (Webcam) - Part 2 (Kids Races)

2012 Race

Race Director Laird Knight congratulates 2012

Men's Solo Champion, Josh Tostado.

Click HERE for Real Time Race Results

24-Hours of Moab Off-Road Bike Race

2012 Live Webcam

It’s Utah’s biggest mountain biking event… 24-Hours of Moab. Not only is it a mountain bike endurance race, but also a gathering of gear heads, a vibrant tent city among the redrocks, party central with drinks, food and music, and a chance to say goodbye to another summer of pedaling amidst Utah’s stunning scenery.

24-Hours of Moab 2011 Live Webcam Action

2011 marks the 17th year of the 24-Hours of Moab, and once again, thousands of racers from around the world put fat tires to the slickrock and singletrack outside Utah’s mountain biking Mecca in a remote venue twelve miles south of town. Again in 2011, an expanded field limit of 500 teams and solo riders will surely ramp-up the competition a few more notches.

It is all happening again on October 8 & 9, 2011. This year, Moab Live, through its Moab24Live.com website will feature three live webcams during the entire race. Our two primary webcams will be in the scoring tent at race-central, Behind the Rocks near Moab, Utah. Our third webcam will be the weathervane, showing 12,726 foot Mt. Peale, in the La Sal Range, clearly visible from the race venue. Race promoter, Granny Gear Productions, graciously provided bandwidth from the same circuit as their Real Time Race Results webpage.

Live webcam from MoabRV.com in Moab, Utah

From noon, Saturday, October 8, until noon Sunday, October 9, 2011, watch as up to 500 racers check in and out at the end of each grueling lap. Day and night, we will be there bringing you the best in Moab Live entertainment. Be sure to join us for the race at Moab24Live.com.

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Part 2 - The 24 Minutes of Moab Kids' Bicycle Race

October 8th, 2011

Read Part 1 (Webcam)

Jack Anobile is the 1st Strider Class 24-Minutes of Moab champ! - Click for larger image (http://jamesmcgillis.com)

Future Stars of Cycling Race in the 24-Minutes of Moab

   
The 24-Hours of Moab off-road bicycle race was only four hours old, with twenty hours of racing yet to go. I was there, Behind the Rocks in Moab, Utah on October 8, 2011. With so many families in attendance this year, there was great interest in the kids’ races, better known as the “24-Minutes of Moab”. Once I had the Moab24Live.com webcam working properly, it was a pleasure to stop and watch the future stars of the cycling sport.

As I said to promoter Laird Knight after the event, “I have never seen so many kids have so much good, clean fun in the dirt.” Having kids himself, Laird paid particular attention to starting each race safely, but with some fun. Varying his starting count from race to race, Laird allowed no false starts at all. There were no reported injuries or off-course maneuvers, so his strategy must have worked.


Each race featured a “Lemans Start”, similar to the 24-HOM start, earlier that day. For the kids, there was a one-lap foot race and then a multi-lap bicycle race around the vendor tents. If you take a minute and view the video, you will see the athletes of the future racing like the wind. Performing in front of cheering fans and family, what better way is there for a kid to spend a fall afternoon in Moab?

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