June 11, 2012 – The USA Cycling Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) continued with its fourth race over the weekend of June 8-10, the Mountain States Cup – Chile Challenge in Angel Fire, N.M. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS) descended to victory in the pro men’s race while Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./IXS-510-Smith Optics) earned the women’s win; both taking over second place in […]
Nancy and John Rasmuson grew up in Salt Lake City but spent a couple of decades away from here while they raised children in Massachusetts. They moved back to Salt Lake City a few years back to help care for aging parents and have integrated bike commuting and walking as their regular modes of transportation.
Last month I had the opportunity to work a booth at the annual Sports-Am Bike Swap. This colorful event brings together many bike sellers with even more potential bike buyers. After speaking with several shoppers, and observing many more, I came to the conclusion that having so many choices under one roof may be a little overwhelming for the inexperienced shopper.
At Bike Utah we are dedicated to promoting safe cycling and we can’t think of a better way to create awareness for our cause than to engage the community. This spring we were thrilled to kick-start our new Pit Stop Stations program.
Professional cycling, to me, is this interesting and beautiful intersection of the sporting and marketing worlds. The truth is, as I see it, that all of the domestic teams bring essentially the same sporting merit to the table at this event. We all can and consistently do put riders in the breakaways, in the ancillary jerseys, near the top five in stages, and near the top twenty in the general classification — competitive, but not for the overall win.
The landscape is changing and this means the Utah bicycling community is going to have to switch gears to adapt. No, not just to ride the reconstructed roads, new trails and bridges or added mountain bike trails throughout the state. Bicycle advocates are going to have to change the thrust of their advocacy efforts to keep up with the changing political landscape.