Sheldon Smith Sets an Example

Sheldon Smith Sets an Example

Sheldon brings a clean shirt to work to change into when she arrives. She has embraced “skorts” the past couple of years as she’s noticed many drivers slow down a bit and definitely notice her when she’s wearing a skort.…

Chip Seals and Bicycles – Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain?

Chip Seals and Bicycles – Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain?

Last summer, I was very glad that Salt Lake City (in contrast to the County)has had an informal policy of not chip sealing bike lanes for the past several years – a decade or more. But as we come up on this year’s construction season, Salt Lake City is, at my own request, considering changing our chip seal policy to include bike lanes.…

Add Some Rail to Your Commute

Add Some Rail to Your Commute

When it comes to full-time bike commuting, I’m by no means an expert. It takes a pretty solid commitment to fully abandon the comforts and freedom of using a car to get to work each day.…

The Bicycle Transit Center: Serving the Needs of Commuter Cyclists.

The Bicycle Transit Center: Serving the Needs of Commuter Cyclists.

June 2011 - The Bicycle Transit Center (BTC) at the UTA Intermodal Hub has been in existence for just over a year. Its location and services have made a big impact for the bike commuter traveling on FrontRunner, bus or TRAX. Even if you do not use public transportation to assist you with your bike commute, The BTC may still have services for your needs.…

37 Years of Loving Life on a Bicycle

37 Years of Loving Life on a Bicycle

Trent Duncan has spent an envious amount of time on his bicycle. He is a dedicated bike commuter, occasional racer and bike traveler, in addition to being a family man spending time with his 4 adolescents and wife. Trent is a 45 year-old mechanical engineer working for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).…

The Southwick Family Instills a Love of Cycling

The Southwick Family Instills a Love of Cycling

What motivates us to get up and ride to work everyday? Why do some teens love to ride their bikes for transportation while others wouldn’t touch a bike with a ten foot pole? Megan Southwick believes that getting kids used to a bike from their earliest days is the key to instilling a love of cycling and bike commuting.…

Inspired by Cycling Utah, Layne Packer Becomes a Bike Commuter

Inspired by Cycling Utah, Layne Packer Becomes a Bike Commuter

Driving a 12-MPG truck for 20 minutes each way to his job at Hill Air Force Base from Kaysville didn’t seem right to Layne Packer. He decided to take his recreational cycling to the next level. He has been a student of the commuter column in Cycling Utah and figured that he could start bike commuting. Layne now rides to his job year-round in all the elements that bike commuters face.…