Attending the Velo-city Global 2012 international cycling planning conference in Vancouver, BC from June 25 to 29, provided so much information I will have to share it in several parts. First, I will describe Vancouver’s bicycling environment from the standpoint of a stranger, riding to and from the conference.
Check out this new video from Adam Lisonbee of the 2012 Utah Cyclocross Series Race #1 at Snowbird, Utah on September 29. See more at grizzlyadam.net.
The month of September brings out some of the best things for cycling. Cooler temperatures, fall colors and the occasional dust tamping rain to name a few. It also brings out one of the worst: goathead thorns.
Gregoric is a life-long cyclist and advocate who volunteered to become the trail coordinator for Springdale. “After four years we have about three quarters of a mile of paved trail and 1.6 miles of dirt,” said Gregoric. The sweeper will be used for the road shoulders and bike path.
Salt Lake City, UT. — Throughout October, thousands of Utah residents will have the opportunity to participate in an important survey which is sponsored by the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).
The Powder Mountain Challenge is a 39.1-mile out-and-back climbing challenge in Weber County. The route includes three strenuous climbs, the second of which ascends Powder Mountain. Although the name “Powder” might conjure notions of ‘powder puff,” as if the climb is soft and easy, it is far from that. In fact, Powder Mountain Road (State Highway 158) is considered to be one of the steepest roads in Utah, averaging a 14% gradient over a 5-mile stretch (with steeper pitches thrown in to augment the challenge). Please note that snow or ice can make this ride treacherous, so be sure to check the weather and the roads before venturing out.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) invites the bicycling community to celebrate the opening of the next portion of the Mountain View Corridor. The celebration includes a ribbon cutting, bikes rides from one to twenty miles in length, and a kid’s Costume Bike Parade.