Ride the Valley

The Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon Bike Tour was the first of its kind in Utah! The course, which is the same as the Salt Lake City Marathon course, offers riding fans the opportunity for a non-stop, family-friendly ride through some of the most scenic and spectacular parts of the Salt Lake Valley. You don’t have to be a pro; all you need is a bike and the ability to maintain an average speed of 15 mph and complete the course in 1 Hour and 45 Minutes.

As an official event of the Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon weekend, our goal is to make the Salt Lake City Marathon Bike Tour a thrilling experience for all participants. We encourage EVERYONE to review the rider rules below. Because our goal is to provide our participants with a quality experience, we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the event safely.

Start Time: 6:00 am
Start Location: Olympic Legacy Bridge
Finish Location: Library Square
Course Time Limit: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes



Note: The interactive map should only be used to understand the exact route athletes will follow during their events.

Special Note: This map tool uses GPS technology; therefore, it does not accurately represent distance and mile markers. The course is certified according to USA Track and Field (USATF) standards with a bicycle outfitted with a calibrated cyclometer. Please see the PDF version of the map above for more accurate locations of miles as verified by USATF.


Aid stations
Water will be available at the event start and finish lines. There will not be any aid stations along the course, so it is recommended that you carry your own refreshments.

Medical support
Representatives from the event’s medical and communication team will be stationed at each of 14 locations along the course to observe participants and assist with any medical injuries or emergencies.

Portable toilets
A large number of portable toilets will be available at the start and finish area and along the course. Please DO NOT relieve yourself on either private or public property along the course.


The Bike Tour is a non-competitive event, so there will be no official times given to participants. A timing clock will be near the finish line to show elapsed time. Participants must finish the 26.2-mile course within 1 Hour and 45 Minutes while maintaining an average speed of 15 mph. A maximum speed of 30 mph has been established by the Salt Lake City Police Department and will be enforced on the course by Bike Tour marshals.


Address: 200 E between Library and Washington Squares

The last mile of the course is a huge celebration filled with crowds of well-wishers and more energy than you thought possible! After crossing the finish line, participants receive their medal and can head into the refreshments area where Mount Olympus Water, Gatorade products, Creamies ice cream, Dole fruit cups, Dannon yogurt and other food for replenishment will be waiting. Participants, as well as their families and friends, are invited to join the post-race festivities where live bands perform on the entertainment stage. Fun, interactive exhibits for adults and children as well as great food will all be part of the festivities to help celebrate and cheer on the athletes.