SALT LAKE CITY (September 5, 2019) – In July 2019, Bike Utah, the state’s nonprofit infrastructure, education, and advocacy organization, announced that Executive Director Phil Sarnoff would be stepping down from his five and a half year tenure. He will be moving to Bozeman, Montana where he will add a few layers to his winter […]
Mark Deterline, our friend and former assistant editor for Cycling Utah and Cycling West, died on July 13th, 2019 at age 52 in Germany. We are incredibly saddened by Mark’s passing and miss him tremendously already. Mark was a part of the evolution of the magazine, and wrote or co-authored over forty articles for Cycling Utah […]
Park City’s Cyndi Schwandt, a pioneering and premier mountain bike racer, passed away following a mountain bike crash on June 10, 2019. Schwandt won the Utah mountain bike series in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992, among many other victories. She also competed in several mountain bike world championships and numerous national championships, as well […]
Wheels of Justice Rides to Make a Difference By Gregory N. Hoole, Sean D. Reyes, and Sim Gill One in five children in Utah will be sexually abused before they turn 18. One in five. Child sex abuse alone costs Utah taxpayers $1 billion annually. And, these numbers do not include the victims of the […]
Update: April 25, 2019 – According to Kingsbury, police have located and spoken with the driver and they deny any involvement with the incident. Forensic tests are being conducted on the car. April 22, 2019 – On April 20th, 2019, cyclist Trever Kingsbury was cycling down Emigration Canyon with a friend when a car allegedly […]
Our friend Michael Wise, Salt Lake City bike advocate, cyclist, passed away in early March 2019. We share his obituary, a collection of photos of him, a remembrance of his life, and a story of his life in his own words. “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” […]
On March 20, 2019, Florencio Irizarry, from Puerto Rico, reknown Salt Lake City master bicycle mechanic, experienced a serious heart-attack. For nearly twenty years, Flo has been wrenching in the Salt Lake City area. For the longest time, one could find Flo behind a work-stand at the now closed Wild Rose Mountain Sports. These days, ‘The […]
By Gregory N. Hoole Wheels of Justice Rides to Make a Difference Even the most serious of problems can be addressed in a fun way. Wheels of Justice is a cycling club dedicated to preventing, and assisting the victims of, child abuse. Shockingly, one in four girls and one in six boys in Utah will […]
Strider style bikes (a.k.a. “pre-bikes”) without pedals or cranks are another option that teaches the basics of balance and steering. Usually kids are familiar enough with pedaling, thanks to big wheels, that it’s a pretty easy jump from these to a two wheeler.
With three stages to go, Utah’s Tanner Putt – Bontrager Cycling Team is now placed as the 3rd best young rider and 23rd overall in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California (ATOC).