Ogden is Set for Fat Bike Nationals on February 27, 2016

Ogden, Utah (February 19, 2016) — Ogden is set to welcome dual national championships to Powder Mountain and Snowbasin Resort February 27-28. The second annual USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships will return to Powder Mountain on February 27 and for the first time, the US Snowshoe National Championships will make their way to Powder […]

Utah Senate Bill 121 May Fix Electric Bike Issues and May Introduce New Issues – News and Commentary

February 15, 2016 – Utah Senate Bill 121, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler (R-Woods Cross), aims to fix some issues with Utah’s code regarding electric bicycles. Currently, under Utah’s traffic code, an electric assisted bicycle operator is required to have a driver’s license. This was an inadvertent requirement that occurred when the code was last updated. […]

Mercury Wheels Company Profile and X3-XC Cyclocross Wheel Review

Mercury Wheels Company Profile and X3-XC Cyclocross Wheel Review

By Tyler Servoss Ogden is on a consistent upward trajectory of attracting the outdoor industry and specifically bicycle companies to Utah. Chris Mogridge and his wife Karen are the latest in a string of companies to call Ogden home. Their company, Mercury bicycle components relocated to Utah in 2014 after getting their start in Mississippi. […]

Action Alert – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Appropriation to be considered in Utah State Legislature on 2-11-16

Action Alert – Bonneville Shoreline Trail Appropriation to be considered in Utah State Legislature on 2-11-16

February 10, 2016 – The Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Davis County stands to benefit from an appropriation in the 2016 Utah state budget. On February 11, 2016, in the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee, there will be a hearing to determine if the $200,000 appropriation will stand. The appropriation would pay for construction and […]

Action Alert – Utah State Legislature to Consider Bicycle Education Funding for Kids

February 9, 2016 – The Utah State Legislature will be considering funding a bicycle education program for children. The Bike Utah Clean Air Kids program will be emphasizing improving air quality by teaching kids aged 10-12 to safely ride their bikes. The appropriation is before the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee, a joint […]

ThinAir Cycles is Grooming Fat Bike Trails in Corner Canyon

February 3, 2016 – Draper, Utah – ThinAir Cycles in partnership with Draper City has been working this winter to groom trails for fat biking in Corner Canyon. We caught up with Mike Rossberg, owner of ThinAir, and asked him about the effort. CU: How did the trail grooming idea come to be (who did […]

HB65 Would Eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah and Impact Cyclists

HB65 Would Eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah and Impact Cyclists

February 8, 2015 – It’s back. The push to eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Utah has resurfaced, this time in a bill introduced by Rep. Fred Cox (R-West Valley City). The HB65 bill would exempt Utah from observing Daylight Savings Time, and states that, “The state of Utah shall observe mountain standard time on a year-round […]

Regional Fat Bike Summit to be Held in Ogden on February 26, 2016

February 8, 2016 – Quality Bike Parts will be hosting the Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit on Friday, Feb.26, 2016 in Ogden, Utah. The Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit will be focused primarily for public land managers, fat bike advocates,Nordic ski associations, chambers of commerce, snowmobile clubs, and other city or county agencies interested in learning more […]

Utah Shines in Spending Federal Dollars on Transportation Alternatives and Enhancements; Idaho Lags Far Behind

Utah Shines in Spending Federal Dollars on Transportation Alternatives and Enhancements; Idaho Lags Far Behind

By Charles Pekow The transition to the new federal program for paying for bike projects is going comparatively well in Utah. The state has been getting about $6.5 million a year from the federal government historically and has decided what to do with about 83 percent of its take since FY 92. That’s slightly more […]