Originally Posted by celticfrost
It's something I've thought about doing almost every year, but then I usually opt to go to Moab a week or two after Skinny Tire -- you still beat the tourist rush, hotels can still (usually) be had for cheap, avg temps warm a few degrees or more and you don't have to pay any fees (unless you ride into Arches, which is entirely worth it). The weekend of 3/21 seems pretty good this year.
But, if you're going be part of the Festival then I guess my above points are kind of moot.
Exactly, there are 500 or so riders and it's a nice party. Make some friends, group rides and events are fun and enjoy the support of the festival during the rides. I've met some really good friends at STF, and see them there every year.
But, you are right, spring is a great time in Moab.