2018 Cactus Hugger

2018 Cactus Hugger

Hurricane, UT
April 28, 2018

One of the Most Scenic Desert Courses

The I-Cup series is heading south to Hurricane UT for round two of its 2018 calendar and this all-new course will likely be scorching fast! The race will utilize much of the well renowned Jem Trail, which is a rider favorite in Utah for its fast, flowing nature, as well as sections of the Cryptobiotic and Hurricane Cliffs trails all linked together with some sections of BLM dirt road for an 8.5 mile lap of ripping terrain.

Tips for pre-riding the course

Access the course from the Sheep Bridge side. Head up like you’re going to Zion, then turn off in Virgin on Sheep Bridge road and proceed to the course.

Venue: JEM Trail System
Address: Hurricane, Utah
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Lap Distance
8.5 Miles

Elevation Gain
550

Race Results Now Available

Course Map

Race Info

Registration

Advance Registration:

Elite Men and Women - $50
Other Adult - $45
Junior Men and Women - $35
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $10

Race Day Registration:

Elite Men and Women - $60
Other Adult - $55
Junior Men and Women - $45
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $15

Friday, April 27, 2018: Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up

4:00pm to 7:00pm
Red Rock Bicycle Co.
Corner of 100 S and Bluff St.
St. George, UT

**The race starts early, If possible, please pick your packet up on Friday.**

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:00am to 10:00am

Packet pick-up: We will have limited race morning packet pick-up. The race starts very early, so if it can be avoided, please do not pick up your packet up the morning of the race. Packet pick-up on race morning will be right next to the starting line. Be sure to pick up your bib no later than 9:00am. The ride starts at 10:30am sharp!

Start Time / Distance

Wave 1

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance*
8:45 a.m. Lil' Shredders (9 and Under) 1 (small) Mini Course
9:00 a.m. Shredder Boys (10-12) 2 (small) ~3-5 miles
9:01 a.m. Shredder Girls (10-12) 2 (small) ~3-5 miles
9:30 a.m. JV Boys 2 17 miles
9:31 a.m. Fresh/Soph Boys 2 17 miles
9:32 a.m. JH Boys 1 8.5 miles
9:33 a.m. Varsity Girls 2 17 miles
9:34 a.m. Sport Women 2 17 miles
9:35 a.m. JV Girls 2 17 miles
9:36 a.m. Novice Men 2 17 miles
9:37 a.m. Fresh/Soph Girls 2 17 miles
9:38 a.m. Novice Women 1 8.5 miles
9:39 a.m. JH Girls 1 8.5 miles

Wave 2

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance*
11:15 a.m. Elite Men 4 34 miles
11:16 a.m. Varsity Boys 3 25.5 miles
11:17 a.m. Expert Men (Open) 3 25.5 miles
11:18 a.m. Expert Men (40-49) 3 25.5 miles
11:19 a.m. Elite Women 3 25.5 miles
11:20 a.m. Expert Men (50-59) 3 25.5 miles
11:21 a.m. Expert Women 2 17 miles
11:22 a.m. Expert Men (60+) 2 17 miles
11:24 a.m. Sport Men 2 17 miles
11:25 a.m. Sport Men (35-49) 2 17 miles
11:26 a.m. Sport Men (50+) 2 17 miles
*Lap distance subject to change.
**If there are more than 10 racers in each category, categories may be subdivided.

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
8-10 a.m. Morning Wave Check In, Registration, Packet Pickup
9 a.m. Morning Wave Races Start
(See the "start/distances" tab for specific category time)
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Afternoon Wave Check In, Registration, Packet Pickup
12 p.m. Afternoon Wave Races Start
(See the "start/distances" tab for specific category time)

Race Start Location

JEM Trailhead
UT-59 Virgin, Utah

Directions to Start/Finish:

From St. George head North on I-15. Take the Hurricane Exit #16. Take UT-9 into Hurricane and continue to La Verkin. Turn right to stay on UT-9 headed toward Zion National Park. From the right hand turn, it is 4.9 miles to Sheep Bridge Road. Turn right onto Sheep Bridge. Follow Sheep Bridge Road to the venue. There you will find us!

Accommodations

Camping

On-site Camping Available

Kolob BLM Campground

Amenities include:

Hotels

There are convenient La Quinta and Best Western hotels in Hurricane, and nearby St. George has many hotels and other places of accomodation near the race course. For more options, please see the St. George Area Tourism Office

Course Tips from Pro Rider Justin Lindine

See Course Tips

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