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.…

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.…