It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

I am seeing more cyclists using headlamps (the proper name for a front light), but I am still seeing a lot of riders without lights or inadequate lights. You wouldn’t drive a car without lights so why do so with a bike? The most common “explanation” I hear is that lights are “too expensive”. Have you checked out hospital rates lately? With new lights from long-time providers of bike lights, NiteRider and Light & Motion, expense shouldn’t be an excuse. Prices have dropped for high-lumen lights by more than 60%.…

Jane Paine Rides to Work, the Gym, and on Bike-A-Dates

Jane Paine Rides to Work, the Gym, and on Bike-A-Dates

Jane Paine’s job involves encouraging people to conserve energy. As a Senior Engineer for ETC Group, an energy efficiency consulting firm in Sugarhouse, Jane wants all of us to incorporate energy efficiency into our daily lives. In order to practice what she preaches, she rides her bike to work nearly daily year round.…

Scott Sterzer: Family Man and Central Valley Commuter

Scott Sterzer: Family Man and Central Valley Commuter

Scott Sterzer: I started cycling in 2003 and have been a somewhat avid cyclist ever since. I've always set a goal to train throughout the winter, but have never been able to achieve that goal. And then last year I bought a sports car that doesn't do too well in the snow. I have utilized mass transit for about 5 years, but had always driven my car to the bus stop. I really didn't want to leave my new car parked on the street all winter, so I started riding my bike to the bus stop.…

Kamas: Could this be a Great Place to Bike Commute? Kerry Lambert Thinks it is

Kamas: Could this be a Great Place to Bike Commute? Kerry Lambert Thinks it is

Kamas is a small town in Summit County, 16 miles from Park City, and is the gateway to the Western Uinta Mountains. It has several main roads and many back roads that are sometimes frequented by cyclists looking to get out of the Salt Lake smog in winter and the heat of summer. Fifty-Eight year-old Kerry Lambert lives and bike commutes in Kamas.…

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

Uh-Oh, Where’d My Bike Go?? – A Guide to Recovering Your Stolen Bike

With spring weather comes more ridership and an unfortunate and unwanted partner — theft. The old adage that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone holds just as true once your beloved means of transportation makes a disappearing act. While theft cannot always be prevented, you can improve your odds of not only keeping your bike, but also recovering it if the sticky fingers in your neighborhood happen to get lucky.…

The Rasmusons Have Made Commuting by Bike a Lifelong Habit

The Rasmusons Have Made Commuting by Bike a Lifelong Habit

Nancy and John Rasmuson grew up in Salt Lake City but spent a couple of decades away from here while they raised children in Massachusetts. They moved back to Salt Lake City a few years back to help care for aging parents and have integrated bike commuting and walking as their regular modes of transportation.…

Jim Greene Discusses Bicycling Issues

Jim Greene Discusses Bicycling Issues

Over the past year, the E-mail list for the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee for Salt Lake City has been the venue for several discussions regarding the future of bicycling in the city and the state. The 3-foot law and whether the monies allocated for cycling should go to education or infrastructure, are just some of the topics. Bike Commuter Jim Greene participated in the on-line discussions.…

An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

An Interview with Lou Melini on Cycling as a Way of Life

Lou Melini has to be one of, if not the, most longstanding bike commuter, bike tourist and bicycling advocate in Utah. He has lived in Utah for 32 years, and been a commuter, tourist and advocate since his move here. Lou writes cycling utah’s Commuter Column as well as book reviews and touring stories. He’s a former chair of Salt Lake City’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC). Dave asked Lou about his background, experiences and perceptions of biking.…