The East Canyon Echo Road Race rolled out of Henefer on a cool morning on April 19, 2014. The second UCA road race of the season had plenty of climbing in store, and a number of categories saw record field sizes. The race organizer, James Zwick of Sports Am, along with event producer Marek Shon, chief referees Gary and Louise Bywater, and a slew of volunteers ran a very smooth event.
The Giro d’Italia is currently underway and there is a wonderful book out to help you appreciate this race and its venerable history and tradition: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia by Herbie Sykes. Through chapters with such titles as The Red Devil, Campionissimo, The Angel of the Mountains, The Savior of the Maglia Rosa, The Perfect Crime, and many more, this book tells the stories of great champions, colorful characters and exhilarating stages, delivers the beginnings and development of the Giro, gives behind the scenes history and detail, and offers a prognosis and direction for the future.
The Armstrong Lie is an excellent documentary, especially for those of us interested in the recent history of professional cycling and the downfall one of its greatest purported champions’. Highly recommended.
May 15, 2014 – Salt Lake City – The Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014 and a mainstay ride in the Utah cycling community for 28 years, has been cancelled for 2014. In communication with organizer Jon Smith, he cited health issues as the main factor. He also stated that […]
My love of cycling is not so much about the act of pedaling but everything else about it.
True Grit is an early season mountain bike endurance race in Southern Utah. True Grit is billed as Long, Tough, and Technical and has never failed to deliver.
The Utah Department of Transportation officially updated its Active Transportation Policy of 2006 last December to state that it will consider cyclists, pedestrians and others in “improvements in the funding, planning, design, operations, and maintenance of transportation facilities.”
Road bike racing can be fun, challenging and exciting, which is why more cyclists might want to give it a go.
I think maybe it is time to get back outside for another ride to begin my preparations for these great events.
The New Year welcomed Phil Sarnoff as the new Executive Director at Bike Utah, the state’s bicycle advocacy organization. Phil brings a wealth of experience in active transportation and advocacy to this position.