Brynn Barton, 24, Struck and Killed By Hit and Run Driver

Brynn Barton, 24, Struck and Killed By Hit and Run Driver

On June 7, 2011, twenty four year old Brynn Barton was struck and killed on 700 E at around 750 S. by a hit and run driver. According to Salt Lake City police, it appears as though she was not on her bike when she was hit, and was possibly on the roadway already.…

Utah and Idaho Fall in Bicycle Friendly State Rankings

As states, both Utah and Idaho leave a lot to be desired when it comes to bicycle friendliness. Both states got low or failing grades in most of the six subjects they were graded on by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB): legislation, policies & programs, infrastructure, education & encouragement, evaluation & planning and enforcement. Both states fell below average in the annual Bicycle Friendly America State rankings.…

Bicycle Safety Funds Could Be Better Utilized

A pot of gold for promoting bicycle safety remains largely unused in most of the country. It comes from the same federal law that funds Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grants, long used for bicycle projects.…

Tour de Cure Raises $483,000

At Tour de Cure on June 11, 2001, we saw the power of the human spirit as Michael Downey conquered the 100 mile route in an astonishing 4:42.07. We shared our stories and forged new friendships like Brett Kassing our Chair of the Organizing committee who’s commitment to improve the lives of 177,000 Utahns living with diabetes.…

2011 High Uintas Classic a Success

2011 High Uintas Classic a Success

The 23rd Annual Cook-Sanders, Associates, and the Spence Law Firm High Uintas Classic Stage Race drew over 200 cyclists to the small town of Evanston in southwest Wyoming over the weekend of June 18-19. The High Uintas Stage race was a bit different this year, than years past. Due to record snowfall in the recent winter, the race’s usual course through Bald Mountain Pass was still closed when the June 18 road race took place.…

Road Respect Tour Teaches By Example

Road Respect Tour Teaches By Example

Soon after Evelyn Tuddenham became UDOT’s Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, she started hearing the complaints. Cyclists called her complaining about motorists that passed too closely or endangered cyclists in other ways. Motorists registered complaints about bicyclists strung across the road, making it difficult for cars to pass them.…

Inherit the Win

With forty switchbacks of uninterrupted suffering ahead of me and the main peloton five minutes behind, I felt confident in my ability to prevail on the queen stage of the recent Tour of Chile. Concentrating on my rhythm and jeered on by my director from the team car, I struggled and inched my way up the behemoth climb, being careful not to look at the switchbacks above me.…

Trailside Park Bike Park Opens in Park City

Trailside Park Bike Park Opens in Park City

The Trailside Park Bike Park is located in Park City, and will encompass nearly 22 acres when finished. Free and open to the public, the new bike park was partially funded from the Restaurant Arts and Park Tax, with the remainder funded from the Snyderville Basin Recreation District’s Capital Improvements budget.…