What To Love About Cyclocross

What To Love About Cyclocross

By Sarah Kaufmann – Every fall the cycling world turns its attention to a previously niche aspect of the sport. A niche where riders compete in all kinds of weather, from late summer heat to wintry freezing rain, mud and snow. Where the races include a mix of pavement and dirt and riders hop off […]

It’s Time to Cross Over!

It’s Time to Cross Over!

By Heidi Westfall – Fall is coming. Yes, it is time to hang up the skinny tires and downhill bikes, it’s time to cross over from summer to fall, which means only one thing – Cyclocross season is coming. Time to let the cow bells ring. Affectionately known as Cross, cyclocross started in the early […]

A Guide to the World Human Powered Speed Challenge

A Guide to the World Human Powered Speed Challenge

By Frank Owen, PhD, PE, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California –  Introduction Every year since 2000 a somewhat motley and diverse group of speed junkies make the long trek to remote Battle Mountain, Nevada, to have a go at going faster under just the power of their legs. They […]

How to Make Cycling Difficult

How to Make Cycling Difficult

By Lukas Brinkerhoff – I’ve just finished the hardest 50 miles of my life. I’m sitting under a big red tent proudly sporting my Red Rock kit and feeling completely blown. It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way. My right thigh has been threatening to cramp since mile 30. I see some pickles. […]

How Well Do You Know Utah’s Cycling Laws?

How Well Do You Know Utah’s Cycling Laws?

By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas – Because of the dangers inherent in cycling alongside 3,000-lb vehicles, most cyclists become much more well-versed on the laws governing their conduct than their motorist counterparts. In fact, many cyclists have even found themselves in the awkward situation of educating law enforcement officials on some of the more […]

When Riding Your Bike Isn’t Enough

How To Build Bike Culture, Infrastructure and A Future Full of Spokesongs

When Riding Your Bike Isn’t Enough

By Joe Metal Cowboy Kurmaskie – Riding a bike as often as possible is by far the best thing one can do to build a world changed by and adapted to two wheeled travel. But it’s not the only thing that creates a more bike friendly community. When I was down for the count with […]

Marsh Valley Cruise Highlights Southeastern Idaho

Marsh Valley Cruise Highlights Southeastern Idaho

By Wayne Cottrell – The Marsh Valley Cruise is a 40.1-mile, clockwise loop tour of Idaho’s Marsh Valley. The valley is a lightly-populated agricultural region, with its northern end located 15 miles south of Pocatello. There is plenty of movement through the valley, along the I-15 freeway. But, with I-15 as a speedy alternative, traffic […]

More Carshare Leads to Less Biking and Walking

More Carshare Leads to Less Biking and Walking

By Charles Pekow – Intuitively, you’d think the more alternatives to single-occupant autos, the less crowded the streets and the safer for bicyclists. It ain’t necessarily so, a new study warns. “Shared ride services such as UberPOOL, Uber Express POOL and Lyft Shared Rides, while touted as reducing traffic, in fact add mileage to city […]