Overnight Bike Tours from Salt Lake City

Overnight Bike Tours from Salt Lake City

When you think of a self-supported bike tour, you probably envision riding across the state or country for a period of time. Most people have trouble getting long blocks of time off and many feel that the logistics of a big tour is daunting. Just as a hike starts with the first step, a bike tour starts with the first night. So why not just do an overnight bike tour?…

Bear Lake Cruise

Bear Lake Cruise

The Bear Lake Cruise is one 51-mile lap of Bear Lake in northern Utah and southern Idaho. The preferred direction is clockwise, such that the rider remains on the lakeside of the road. The ride uses US 89 and SR 30 on the western side of the lake, and Eastshore Road (in Idaho) and North Cisco Drive and East Cisco Drive (in Utah) on the eastern side.…

Grand Canyon’s Rainbow Rim Trail is Worth the Trip

Grand Canyon’s Rainbow Rim Trail is Worth the Trip

Our destination was a lonely point at the end of a long dirt road. The wind was pushing around the half ton Chevy that was transporting us. The weather predicted that it would stay windy and the temperature was to drop significantly. We were drawn by what was next to this Paris like pit of a swamp, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. More precisely, the Rainbow Rim with its 18 miles of flowy singletrack made the adverse weather conditions worth it.…

Girls That Race Boys On Tuesdays

Girls That Race Boys On Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night during the summer at the Rocky Mountain Raceway (RMR) there is a criterium (short-course circuit race on road bikes, laps determined by time, also called “crit”) where a handful of women battle it out with a pack of 20 to 40 men.…

Why I don’t Wear a Helmet

Why I don’t Wear a Helmet

As a cycling advocate, I should promote helmet wearing: I'm all about cyclist's safety, right? If you take one of the League of American Bicyclists courses, you will be required to wear a helmet throughout.…

Pinkham and Hill Capture 2012 Bikes for Kids Salt Lake Valley Stage Race

Pinkham and Hill Capture 2012 Bikes for Kids Salt Lake Valley Stage Race

“Our goal is to make this a marquis event for amateur and pro road racers in the Intermountain area- this year we attracted racers from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho and California,” Kim said. “We would love to increase the numbers from out of state while maintaining a good representation from the Utah Cycling Association.…

5 Steps to Progress After A ‘Face-Plant’ Race Performance

The A-Racer’s schedule might provide a transition period post-race for her body and mind to recover, refresh and perhaps shift gears all-together. In this case, the athlete’s level of output could reach intensities knowing that an extensive transition time is on the way. The B-Racer might be racing in the middle of a training block where a recovery period is not immediately following this finish.…

DMBTA News

Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association has become the first IMBA chapter in Utah.…

Will Cycling Become Part of Everyday Life in the United States?

Will Cycling Become Part of Everyday Life in the United States?

As you watch the Tour de France this summer, take a look on the side of the roads in the middle of the stages out in the countryside. If you ask them about the Tour, most French folk will tell you about their experience having a picnic under a tree beside the Tour route waiting for the day’s stage to pass by while listening to it unfold on the radio.…

Study Looks at Connectivity for Cyclists

One big reason people don't cycle across cities is the lack of convenience in connecting one cycling route to another. People will only go so far out of their way, ride only so much along heavily trafficked streets or go through so many busy intersections when getting from one bike route to another.…

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