The objective was to spend two days riding a circle around the La Sal mountains. Could it be done? Geographically, yes. But physically? I’d have to do some pedaling to find out the answer to that question.
The Utah Cycling Association adjusted categories that each UCA points series will offer. This year, a Masters 45+ Category 1,2,3 field was added, and a Men’s 4/5 field. These both will give racers more options to race with others of their ability and age level.
Adding to her already impressive collection of national championships, Katie Clouse was one of three Utahns to claim victory at the USA Cycling Cyclocross championships in Boulder last month. Other Utahns to claim victory in Boulder were Ogden’s Justin Lindine riding for Team Redline in the Master’s 30-34 field and Ski Utah’s Laura Howat in the Master’s 55-59 division.
While the new brand of cycling is somewhat new to the Intermountain West, there has been a growing movement for several years – especially in the Midwest – as groups of cyclists gather on rural dirt or gravel roads for epic adventures on two wheels.
The Skull Valley Classic is a 110-mile loop featuring a significant climb and descent on a graded dirt road, long false flats through the Tooele and Skull Valleys, and a brief segment along the shoulder of the I-80 freeway in rural western Utah.
The committee needs motivated and passionate citizens to help serve on sub-committees assisting in matters of budget, education, outreach, economic and infrastructure development.
Photographs and memories of the Seattle to Portland bike ride on a tandem with family members hang proudly in David Ward’s home. Not content to do this ride once, Dave had done it many times, each with a different family member stoker.