By Ian Scharine
Big news from the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee this June: after a year and a half, Committee Chair A.J. Martine voluntarily stepped down from his position. The committee voted by unanimous approval to appoint John Herbert (former vice-chair) as replacement. John brings the same passion, dedication and wisdom to the position and is delighted to accept the challenge of maintaining the progress SLCBAC has dedicated itself to over the past several years. A.J. will still serve as a member of the committee as well as participate in the Executive Committee meetings.
Salt Lake County’s “Bike to Work Rally” was a great success and featured a mobile soundbox on a bike as well as several city and county representatives among the dozens of riders who were accompanied by a Salt Lake City Police Department motorcycle. The somewhat chilly ride from Liberty Park on May 13th convened at the City Government Center where participants enjoyed light refreshments and a raffle where some great prizes provided by Scott Sports and a custom Blackbottoms SLCBAC jersey were given away. The county also unveiled a newly installed custom bicycle rack and repair station located near the North Building of the Center. The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee has collaborated with the County to have several of these racks manufactured and more racks will be installed this summer, so keep an eye out for these appealing and useful attractions you can use to secure your bicycles!
Thanks to everyone who has attended meetings and for the great community support we have gotten so far this year, great things are happening and still to come. If you would like to meet the new SLCBAC Chair feel free to attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the County Government Center located at 2001 South State Street in room S-1010, 5:30-7:30pm. For more information, visit bicycle.slco.org.