Blue Monkey Bicycles Specializes in Car Replacement Therapy

Blue Monkey Bicycles Specializes in Car Replacement Therapy

Duane Schaffer isn’t your average bike nerd. He’s got no interest in carbon fiber, Di2 components or 120 mm travel shocks. Well, not a lot of interest, at least. Instead, Schaffer sees the bicycle as an answer to a solution – a way to carpool the kids to school, haul groceries to the house or a way to thin the gunk that is the air in the Salt Lake Valley.…

37 Years of Loving Life on a Bicycle

37 Years of Loving Life on a Bicycle

Trent Duncan has spent an envious amount of time on his bicycle. He is a dedicated bike commuter, occasional racer and bike traveler, in addition to being a family man spending time with his 4 adolescents and wife. Trent is a 45 year-old mechanical engineer working for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).…

Book Review: “Racing Through The Dark” by David Millar

Book Review: “Racing Through The Dark” by David Millar

I walked into that hotel room an anti-doper; I walked out of it a seasoned professional ready to do what was required of me. There was no torment or confusion in my mind. I now knew that that in a few weeks I would be doping for the first time. It felt like a massive burden had been lifted off my shoulders. I was now a professional through and through, with bigger responsibilities than my own personal belief system.…

Hovenweep-Navajo Classic

Hovenweep-Navajo Classic

The Hovenweep-Navajo Classic is an 88.2-mile out-and-back route in an extreme southeastern Utah. The ride starts and finishes in Bluff, which is located 100 miles south of Moab along U.S. Highway 191. The unincorporated town of Bluff, with a population of 320 in 2010, is located 25 miles north of the Arizona border, 29 miles west of Colorado, and 44 miles from the Four Corners and New Mexico.…

“Where Do I Go Now?”: Ogden to Yellowstone and Back

“Where Do I Go Now?”: Ogden to Yellowstone and Back

I biked through Hayden Valley, stopping once to view two wolves guarding a buffalo carcass on the distant side of the Yellowstone River. I can attest that it is a different feeling one gets venturing through such wild places on two wheels rather than in the secure comfort of a car.…

Cycle Tracks Are Coming to Utah

Cycle Tracks Are Coming to Utah

Last summer, Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division launched a three-block prototype on 300 East (between 600 South and 900 South) that features the protected bike lane – called a cycle track – on two of the blocks, and a more traditional, but extra-wide bike lane on the remaining block.…

Utah’s Pro Cyclists

Utah’s Pro Cyclists

Utah, with its stunning canyons, high altitude and cycling-friendly terrain knows how to produce world-class cyclists.…