Southern Utah’s Little Creek Mesa Demands Reverence

Southern Utah’s Little Creek Mesa Demands Reverence

Little Creek Mesa has everything you would expect. It has giant sandstone slabs that offer a unique riding experience, differing even from its close neighbor the Goose. There are plenty of beautiful things to see from its rim, including Gooseberry Mesa, Pine Valley Mountain and Zion National Park.…

Iron Mountains Challenge

Iron Mountains Challenge

This 62.4-mile out-and-back ride travels along flat terrain in Cedar City, and hilly terrain to the west of the city. The hilly terrain is found within the Iron Mountains, which rise to 7,815 feet.…

Escape from 101 – Touring in California Coastal Redwoods State and National Parks

Escape from 101 – Touring in California Coastal Redwoods State and National Parks

Our quiet soon came to an end as we entered Highway 101. If you have ever driven down this highway in the summer you have seen bicycle tourists in relatively large numbers. In all of our tours we have never seen so many bicycle tourists. A farm stand operator explained that we were riding against the grain as most bike tourists travel north to south.…

Electronic Shock Lockout: The Holy Grail of Suspension Technology?

Mountain bike suspension is a continually improving facet of bicycle technology. Until recently, suspension lockout mechanisms have been a lever located either on the component itself, or mounted on the handlebar operated manually with a cable. However, mountain bike suspension is now being blended with another wonder of technology, electronics, to not only eliminate the cable, but also provide automatic adjustment between locked and open suspension.…

Resolving Conflict in Emigration Canyon

Resolving Conflict in Emigration Canyon

Salt Lake County Council was considering having a bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature which would require all bicyclists riding in any canyon in Utah to ride single file. The idea and impetus for this legislation came from the Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC), and arose from the longstanding simmering tension between motorists and bicyclists in Emigration Canyon.…

Cyclists Must No Longer Be Treated as Second Class Citizens

many of these accidents result in death, maiming and severe injuries to the defenseless while drivers seldom get charged is an indictment of the level of privilege society has awarded motor vehicles: if you have a driver’s license you have a license to kill.…

Utah’s Team DNA Cycling-K4 Racing Races in El Salvador

Utah’s Team DNA Cycling-K4 Racing Races in El Salvador

Utah’s elite women’s cycling team – DNA Cycling-K4 Racing powered by Blendtec – is entering its second year and aims to make a big impact on the domestic racing scene. But that doesn’t mean the women’s team with a heavy Utah flavor is confining itself to races in the U.S. of A.…

A Guide to Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing in Utah

A Guide to Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing in Utah

Listed below are the cross country mountain bike race series centered in northern Utah. All these events, with the exception of the High School League, cater to the full range of rider categories from beginner through sport, expert to pro, men and women, and ages from pre-teens to 50 plus.…

For Optimal Athletic Performance, Minerals are Worth Their Weight in Gold

The human body needs about twenty different minerals in order to function properly. And while all are important in one way or another for optimal athletic performance, certain minerals are particularly important because (a) they play a critical role muscle metabolism or (b) athletes are at increased risk for deficiency. These minerals include calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and sodium.…