Salt Lake County to Host S-Line Cleanup on April 22, 2016

4-21-2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Cyclists and citizens are encouraged to volunteer to help clean up the S-Line Trail on Friday April 22, 2016 at 2 pm. The S-Line Trail is part of the PRATT Trail, and runs from Sugarhouse to 300 W at approximately 2300 South. PRATT, Salt Lake City and Salt […]

Utah Legislature Set to Pass House Bill 52 – Will Include Funding for Trails and $5 Million for Outdoor Recreation

March 7, 2016 – A bill in front of the Utah Legislature will provide a one-time funding allocation of $5 million, some of which can be used to fund trails and trail infrastructure.  The bill establishes the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Grant Program, a program designed to promote ‘low-cost’ access to the outdoors to all of the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]