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    As the days begin to warm in Moab, bikers and runners are out on the roads to mark the unofficial beginning of spring.

    Saturday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 12, Skinny Tire Events hosted the Skinny Tire Festival, which takes bike riders on a set of 38- to 64-mile rides featuring some of the top natural attractions of Moab. During the four-day event, riders began in Dead Horse State Park, rode through Arches National Park, traveled along the Colorado River and finally took a route along Potash Road.

    According to its website, Skinny Tire Events was started by Mark Griffith to raise money for “cancer survivorship programs” after he lost his brother to cancer.

    State Route 128 will be closed Saturday morning for the annual Canyonlands Half-Marathon and Five Mile Race.
    Photo courtesy of Mad Moose events

    On Saturday, March 16, Mad Moose Events will host their Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5-mile races. The events will start on State Route 128, which will be closed to traffic Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon between mile post 12 and U.S. 191. The finish will be at the intersection of 100 West and 400 North.

    Areas of 500 West and 400 North will be limited to traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Saturday morning as runners complete their routes.

    For anybody interested to sign up for the race, registration is available through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Race-day registration will not be offered.

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