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.
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.
Photographs and memories of the Seattle to Portland bike ride on a tandem with family members hang proudly in David Ward’s home. Not content to do this ride once, Dave had done it many times, each with a different family member stoker.