Bike Utah News – May 2011

By Travis Jensen These are exciting times for Bike Utah and for cyclists in general here in our fair state. By the time you read this article, we will have enjoyed the third annual Utah Bike Summit, which for the first time this year was organized and hosted by Bike Utah. As of this writing, […]

Bikes for Kids Changes Gears to Give More

By Lou Melini Debbie Reid is the Founder and Director of Bikes for Kids Utah. Currently Debbie works for Recovery Ways, a Residential Treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse in Murray, UT. She has also worked in the event planning industry for several years creating corporate events and international incentive based trips. In her […]

Heel Pain and Bicycling

By Erik Moen, PT Heel pain is not all that common to bicycling. The most frequent source of heel pain originates from excessive strain in pedaling. Bicycling is obviously a highly cyclical sport. A two hour ride has about 10800 crank revolutions if you average 90 revolutions per minute (rpm). The prevalence of heel pain […]

The Ravioli Ride

By Joe Kurmaskie Everyone rides a bike in Italy; bankers in suits, bombshells in flowery dresses, old men carting baguettes and sausages back home in wire baskets. On the coast whole families pedal to the beach atop rusty clunkers, while in the hills you’ll spot toothless Nona’s creeping up long windy paths of blacktop, unfazed […]

Mad Dog Cycles Wins Gold Level Bike Friendly Business Award; Boise State Earns a Bronze Level University Medal

By Charles Pekow Boise State University just passed its first exam in Cycling 101. It became one of the first officially designated bicycle friendly universities in the country. The school was awarded a bronze metal from the League of American Bicyclists. It joined the first group of 20 such institutes of higher education to be […]

QBP Opens LEED Certified Distribution Center in Ogden

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), a major U.S. distributor of bike parts began shipping from its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah in mid January. The 85,000 square-foot facility, which is now running at full capacity, houses more than 14,000 SKUs, almost double the volume of the companyʼs temporary warehouse in neighboring Clearfield. Dealers in the […]