Raising Bike Friendly Kids Part Three: And They’re Off!

Raising Bike Friendly Kids Part Three: And They’re Off!

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.…

The Climbs of Salt Lake County

The Climbs of Salt Lake County

Road cyclists in the state’s capitol city are among the lucky when it comes to choices. If one wanted to, a cyclist in the valley could pick a different climb every day of the week and throw in numerous options to create almost-never-ending doses of vertical variety.…

Pedaling Veganism

Pedaling Veganism

Vegan Cyclist Dave Harward: I have been vegan for about 7 months now. My diet has been vegetarian for 8 of the last 10 years. The reasons for choosing a vegan diet are ethically centered. Proper treatment of animals became a big reason behind my veganism. I don’t like to make my decision to be vegan polarizing for other people. It fits my beliefs and concerns.…

29’ers, They’re Not Just for Single-speeding Anymore

29’ers, They’re Not Just for Single-speeding Anymore

Actually, the original 29ers were multi-geared hard tails. It seemed like, however, that the single-speed riders were among the first to really take advantage of the larger wheels. Riding a single-speed is all about carrying momentum, and that is one of the main benefits of the 29 inch wheel. Now, 15 years into their current form, the big wheel is gaining favor among all categories of riders including all-mountain and elite cross-country racers.…

Delta-Sevier River Ramble

Delta-Sevier River Ramble

The Delta-Sevier River Ramble is a 22.8-mile loop on nearly pancake-flat roads in the Sevier Desert. The ride visits Delta, Deseret, and Hinckley on this eastern edge of the Great Basin.…

DinoTri Carves Its Own Niche

In a state with numerous multi-sport events carving their own niches, Vernal, Utah’s DinoTri is doing just that but with a unique flair.…

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.…

Tricycle Touring In Southern Peru

Tricycle Touring In Southern Peru

Tricycles may never become mainstream here in the United States, but in the South American country of Peru, tricycles reign supreme. No matter where you go in the country, whether it be a large metropolitan city or a small remote farming village, you're bound to see a tricycle of some kind.…

Showalter to Red Canyon Ride

Showalter to Red Canyon Ride

I dumped two boxes of fruit snacks and a box of granola bars in my pack. At the time it seemed like a lot. We were planning on a three hour ride, give or take a bit for trail conditions. 7.5 hours later I was grateful I had dumped all those snacks in the pack.…

Biking Through the ‘Hoods — Exploring Fifty American Cities by Bicycle

The first chapter discussed a bike tour through Philadelphia, up to Trenton and then returning via Camden. Having lived, worked, visited or attended school in all three of these locales, I was immediately interested in the book. Mr. Pinsky delved into the history, culture and politics of the cities he passed through along with a description of his ride.…