The Story of Suffragettes and the Safety Bicycle

The Story of Suffragettes and the Safety Bicycle

Before 1900 American and European women were avidly embracing the bicycle which provided an independent means of transportation, a freeing revolution in fashion, and a chance to explore athleticism as female cyclists began racing and breaking records with feats of endurance and cross-country adventure races.…

Bicycle – Motor Vehicle Crashes Increasing in Utah

In Utah, the rate of bicyclist-motor vehicle crashes has been following an unfortunate increasing trend for the past several years. However on a positive note, despite the increasing number of accidents each year the number of fatalities have been on the decline.…

Enduro 101

Enduro 101

Somewhere between grueling cross-country and rowdy downhill mountain bike racing, Enduro racing has emerged as one of the sport’s most popular race disciplines. Enduro is a multi-stage race format, which combines descending timed stages and untimed transfer stages.…

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.…

SLCBAC News for May 2014

May is Utah Bike Month and, as the theme indicates, it is packed with events to encourage and celebrate alternate means of transportation.…

Slack and Nalder Win East Canyon Road Race

The East Canyon Echo Road Race rolled out of Henefer on a cool morning on April 19, 2014. The second UCA road race of the season had plenty of climbing in store, and a number of categories saw record field sizes. The race organizer, James Zwick of Sports Am, along with event producer Marek Shon, chief referees Gary and Louise Bywater, and a slew of volunteers ran a very smooth event.…

Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

The Giro d'Italia is currently underway and there is a wonderful book out to help you appreciate this race and its venerable history and tradition: Maglia Rosa - Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia by Herbie Sykes. Through chapters with such titles as The Red Devil, Campionissimo, The Angel of the Mountains, The Savior of the Maglia Rosa, The Perfect Crime, and many more, this book tells the stories of great champions, colorful characters and exhilarating stages, delivers the beginnings and development of the Giro, gives behind the scenes history and detail, and offers a prognosis and direction for the future.…