It was my intention to work my way around the Great Salt Lake Desert in a counter-clockwise direction. I had no set route in mind, and I had the time to do a bit of wandering along the way.
This contingent of unnoticed cyclists spans far beyond the encompassing refugee population; it is imbedded far more deeply into the roots of America – including groups of homeless veterans who somehow slipped through the cracks.
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), preparing for an athletic event whether it’s a 5K walk or a 100 mile bike ride, is not an option but a necessity.
The objective was to spend two days riding a circle around the La Sal mountains. Could it be done? Geographically, yes. But physically? I’d have to do some pedaling to find out the answer to that question.
While the new brand of cycling is somewhat new to the Intermountain West, there has been a growing movement for several years – especially in the Midwest – as groups of cyclists gather on rural dirt or gravel roads for epic adventures on two wheels.