A Mountain Bike Adventure in the La Sals

A Mountain Bike Adventure in the La Sals

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.…

Dirt Road Races Have Arrived in Utah and Idaho

Dirt Road Races Have Arrived in Utah and Idaho

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.…

Skull Valley Classic

Skull Valley Classic

The Skull Valley Classic is a 110-mile loop featuring a significant climb and descent on a graded dirt road, long false flats through the Tooele and Skull Valleys, and a brief segment along the shoulder of the I-80 freeway in rural western Utah.…

Team Brain Rides For MS

Team Brain Rides For MS

Bike MS 2014 takes place the weekend of June 28-29 and participants have the option to ride up to 175-miles (various route options from 40 to 100 miles) over the course of the two days. The routes take cyclists past beautiful farms and mountain vistas, through canyons and into Idaho.…

Book Review: Take A Seat is an “Adventure”

“Take a Seat” is a book by an Englishman, Dominic Gill, who traveled by bike from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to the southern tip of South America. He did it on a tandem bike, picking up strangers along the way to co-pedal.…

Lone Peak Packs Moves to Washington

Lone Peak Packs Moves to Washington

Since 1979 Lone Peak Packs has been a Salt Lake manufacturer of panniers, seat packs, and other bicycle related soft goods. Now there is a new owner, new location and new line of bags in the design phase.…

The Perfect Commuter Bike?

Bike commuter gurus Mark Kennedy owner of Saturday Cycles and shop employee Steve Wasmund, discuss what to look for in a commuter bike (or cyclomuter bike).…

Disc Brakes for Road Bikes are on the Way

Disc Brakes for Road Bikes are on the Way

Soon road riders will be experiencing all the same advantages of disc brakes that mountain bike riders have for years. These include more powerful braking, more consistent in all conditions wet or dry. Since hydraulic fluid does not compress, modulation (control) of the brakes is also increased. Disc brakes are also a boon to carbon rim makers because they will no longer have to work around the high surface temperatures of the braking surface.…

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