Study Shows Bicycling and Walking Generate $425 Million in Economic Impact in Utah

Study Shows Bicycling and Walking Generate $425 Million in Economic Impact in Utah

By Phil Sarnoff, Executive Director of Bike Utah – There is a large push across Utah toward encouraging more widespread use of active transportation modes. This includes bicycling and walking for both transportation and recreation. In his “Utah Life Elevated 2020” objectives, unveiled at the end of May, Utah Governor Gary Herbert stated the following goal: […]

Designing and Building Trails

Designing and Building Trails

By Donald West, Trail Ace Construction – People always ask me what’s involved in building trails. To begin with, it’s not as easy as it may seem. There is a process to building trails professionally. That process usually starts with a land owner or manager contacting our company about the idea of having a trail. They […]

Shaking Off Numb Hands

Shaking Off Numb Hands

By John Higgins – So far this year the most common issue I have encountered as a bike fitter are cyclists experiencing numb hands. Many of you will have experienced occasional numbness or tingling while cycling, but for some of you this is a recurring, persistent experience that detracts from your ability to go the […]

Study Shows Bike Lanes are Safer for Cyclists and Protected Bike Lanes are Even Better

Study Shows Bike Lanes are Safer for Cyclists and Protected Bike Lanes are Even Better

By Charles Pekow – Yes, protected bike lanes do make streets safer to cycle on. Evidence comes in the form of a new study conducted by the University of Minnesota for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. And advocates can cite it to planners, politicians, transit officials and motorists who object to losing driving or parking space […]

Ride: Ely to Cave Lake Nevada Express

Ride: Ely to Cave Lake Nevada Express

By Wayne Cottrell – While Nevada in the summertime may generate images of extreme desert heat, the state actually contains some 50 mountain ranges, offering relief from the heat at higher altitudes. The city of Ely is situated at an elevation of 6,437 feet in Nevada’s Egan Range, in the east central part of the state. […]

Biking Through The Dog Days Of Summer

Biking Through The Dog Days Of Summer

By Joe Kurmaskie – As I grow older, I grow younger… let me explain. The ice cream truck rolled by the pool as I swam with my kids – you gotta hand it to that industry, they know and locate their consumer base and exploit the heck out of them – it’s the first line in […]

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