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7th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike & Film Festival

Get ready for some intense mountain bike action and some great biking films at the 7th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival & Film Festival. Mountain Bikers travel from all over to compete in the races and watch the best biking footage of the year. The event will feature 3 different race formats as well as the film festival which will be held at night after the races. Join us at our luxury resort in Moab, Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, and participate in one of the best mountain biking events of the year.

The three races featured in this year’s competition are the Shimano Super D Race, The North Face Downhill Race, and the new Sombrio Pump Track Challenge. There is also a Dirt Jump Competition/Exhibition on Sunday.

The Shimano Super D is a time trail super D race on a 5 mile course. This race is not intended for beginners. While this year’s track has removed “The Notch” section that deterred many riders in years past, this is still a very technical and difficult race.

The North Face Downhill Race will be held on Amasa Back this year. The new track is extreme and extremely fun. It wouldn’t be possible to shuttle riders to the top so you will have to push to the starting line. This course finishes as racers cross the creek at the bottom.

The Sombrio Pump Track Challenge is new for this year and Sombrio will have their incredible portable pump track set up outside of the hosting Chile Pepper bike shop throughout the weekend. If you are competing for the Ho-Down Rock Star Competition, you must race the Pump Track as well as the Super D and Downhill races.

The Film Festival portion of the event will also be entertaining. On Thursday, everyone will meet at Chile Pepper bike shop and them head down to Star Hall to watch the submitted videos. On Friday everyone will gather back at the hall to watch the premier of “Where The Trail Ends.”

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa welcomes race participants and all mountain bikers to join us at our luxury resort in Moab. Sorrel River Ranch offers the finest accommodations and lavish amenities to our guests. Our Guest Experience Team will ensure that you have an unforgettable trip, full of Moab adventures and activities. If you would like to learn more about mountain biking in Moab or the Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike & Film Festival, contact Sorrel River Ranch for more information.