Tintic Mountains Classic

Tintic Mountains Classic

The Tintic Mountains Classic is a 110.0-mile loop through Utah, Eureka and Tooele Counties in north central Utah, making this the longest Road Biking Utah ride. The route covers some premium territory, visiting Utah Lake, the Tintic Mountains, and a segment of the Pony Express route. The ride is reasonably mountainous, with elevations ranging from 4,522 feet adjacent Utah Lake, to 6,620 feet near Eureka. Portions of the route have proven to be very popular with the Tour of Utah stage race, which, in its most recent editions, has featured a stage along these roads.

Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance Kicks-off with a Bicycle Mini-Summit in September

One of its first priorities is to partner with Bike Utah to host the region’s first Bicycle Mini-Summit on September 26 in St. George. The afternoon program will feature Trever Ball, Utah Department of Health, Tom Danise, Town of Springdale, Scott Lyttle, Bike Utah, Kevin Lewis, St. George Convention and Visitors Office and more. The summit, entitled “Health, Wealth and Happiness…Cycling in Southern Utah

Adventure Cycling In the Wild West

Adventure Cycling In the Wild West

It’s 120 degrees in the shade as Clarence Darling, 19 and Claude Murphey, 20, cyclists from Jackson, Michigan rest at a Colorado telegraph station in the Green Desert near the Utah border. At only 2 months into a fifteen month, 13,500 mile bike tour and with only 2 cents left in their pockets they are not feeling optimistic. The year is 1904.

Le Tour and More

I have just emerged from a Tour de France fog. Every July, I change my internet home page from velonews.com to avoid seeing who won that day’s stage, warn all to avoid spilling the news and come home in the evening just to stay up late watching that day’s contest. By the time I do that over three weeks, I am sleep-deprived, my head swimming with sprints, climbs and breakaways, and battling withdrawal. Yes, I am a Tour junkie.

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

As cyclists, most of us who share the roads with cars love to commiserate with stories about the cars, trucks and buses which cut us off, take sudden right turns in front of us, drift into our lanes or honk loudly at us as they drive closely by. But we also grumble about our fellow bikers who defiantly ride through stop signs and red lights, become a menace to pedestrians on sidewalks and break other rules of the road, making it easier for motorists to paint the rest of the two-wheeled crowd as a bunch of scofflaws.

Is Chocolate Milk Really the Best Nutritional Choice for Recovery?

By Katherine Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM, CSSD and Breanne Nalder MS RD Candidate, University of Utah If you watched le Tour de France on the NBC sports network last month you probably saw the Dairy Council’s new commercials for chocolate milk showcasing elite athletes touting the beverage as their preferred post-workout recovery drink. In these […]

The Bicycle Collective Needs Your Help

By Jonathan Morrison Everyone needs a bike, especially those generally “in need”.  Help the Bicycle Collective fill that void by dropping off your used bikes or parts (in any condition) to one of their five Community Bike Shop locations spanning from Ogden to Provo (bicyclecollective.org/en/locations-a-hours). Last year the Bicycle Collective provided over 1000 repaired bicycles […]

City To Host Symposium on Bike Park, Parks, Public Lands

City To Host Symposium on Bike Park, Parks, Public Lands

The Parks & Public Lands Division of Salt Lake City will host a symposium for community members to learn more about current and on-going projects in the City’s Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry and City Cemetery Programs. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the City & County Building, City staff will present information and answer questions about the following projects: