There’s Always Another Opportunity

Professional cycling, to me, is this interesting and beautiful intersection of the sporting and marketing worlds. The truth is, as I see it, that all of the domestic teams bring essentially the same sporting merit to the table at this event. We all can and consistently do put riders in the breakaways, in the ancillary jerseys, near the top five in stages, and near the top twenty in the general classification — competitive, but not for the overall win.…

The Changing Landscape for Bike Advocacy – Lessons from the 2012 National Bike Summit

The landscape is changing and this means the Utah bicycling community is going to have to switch gears to adapt. No, not just to ride the reconstructed roads, new trails and bridges or added mountain bike trails throughout the state. Bicycle advocates are going to have to change the thrust of their advocacy efforts to keep up with the changing political landscape.…

Reducing Conflicts in Emigration

Having a home in Emigration Canyon, affectionately known by those of us who live here simply as “the Canyon”, I am personal witness to the Canyon as by far the most popular ride in Salt Lake County, if not the entire State of Utah.…

Plan to Attend the 2012 Utah Bike Summit

The theme of the fourth annual Utah Bike Summit, lovingly adapted from Utah’s tourism theme is Bike Elevated. It’s a theme meant to inspire us all to reach higher in striving to build a better bicycling future for our state. Utah’s road cyclists, commuters and mountain bikers can all find something they can enjoy and learn from at this year’s Summit.…

A Preview of Ironman St. George

Throw in two trips up the Veyo Wall and a mind-crushing run through the scenic but grueling streets of St. George and it is little wonder Ironman St. George is considered by many as the most difficult event on the World Triathlon Corporation calendar.…

Carey and Smith Top True Grit Field

Carey and Smith Top True Grit Field

The 2nd annual True Grit Epic Bike Race was held March 17th in Saint George, Utah. This year’s event featured 23, 50, and 100-mile options, and was touted by its promoters as “long, technical, and tough!” Truer words were never spoken.…

Remembering Matt Bradley

Remembering Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley -- a cancer survivor who lost a leg to the dreaded disease and refused to slow down as a result -- was an inspiration to countless people in the Utah cycling community, at the University of Utah where he taught and among the civic and social causes he championed.…