Prevention of Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are surprisingly high in cycling. In a recent study they found that 94% of cyclists over a one-year period will have experienced at least one overuse injury.…

An Ode to Coasting

An Ode to Coasting

I learned to ride a bike on one that was a bit too big for me. My dad picked it up at a yard sale somewhere and put some training wheels on it so I could ride. I couldn’t touch the ground and pedaling was a bit of a stretch.…

Little Cottonwood Canyon Challenge

Little Cottonwood Canyon Challenge

The Little Cottonwood Canyon Challenge is a 24.4-mile ride that travels along one of the Wasatch Front’s most famous routes, tackling a well-known climb. The climb, in fact, has been featured in the penultimate stage of the annual Tour of Utah professional bicycle race.…

And . . . BAM!!

On April 19th, I rode the Salt Lake Marathon Bike Tour. I really enjoy these rides associated with marathons where you ride the marathon course in advance of the runners. This year’s ride will always be especially memorable, thanks to the bad fall I took on my bike.…

Catching Up with Utah Pro Tayler Wiles

Catching Up with Utah Pro Tayler Wiles

Tayler Wiles has come a long way in a short time. Though not picking up the sport of cycling until after she’d graduated from Murray High School in 2007, Wiles rapidly progressed through the local racing scene and quickly found herself racing in the world’s biggest races against the best cyclists on the planet.…

Policy Finalized on Ski Areas and Mountain Biking

Ski slopes in national forests can officially get used for mountain biking in the off season. Many already are but the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) finalized its policy in April officially allowing off-season ski slope mountain biking.…

Sarai Snyder: Empowering Women via The Pedal

Sarai Snyder: Empowering Women via The Pedal

Utah had the pleasure this April of hosting women’s cycling advocate Sarai Snyder, founder of the website Girl Bike Love (girlbikelove.com) and the worldwide CycloFemme ride (cyclofemme.com). As one of the speakers at the 2014 Utah Bike Summit on April 25, she treated the audience with a presentation titled “The Power of the Pedal.”…

Bicycling the Black Hills of South Dakota

Bicycling the Black Hills of South Dakota

The Black Hills of South Dakota are rumored to have some spectacular bicycling. We planned a seven-day, self-contained tour of the area, but when we realized we didn’t have enough time, we settled for day rides from a Hill City base.…

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