Bikes Are Faster for Most Short City Trips

Bikes Are Faster for Most Short City Trips

By Charles Pekow – Urban transit frameworks need to include bicycling, the Paris-based International Transport Forum warns planners. “For trips of 15 minutes…the bicycle performs better in most cities” than autos or public transit in most instances, based on research in Europe. The study includes time spent getting to your vehicle and finding a parking space […]

5 More Great Northern Utah Century Rides

Ride a 100 Miles or More in One Day - Entry Points Within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City

5 More Great Northern Utah Century Rides

By David Collins – Northern Utah is blessed with iconic geography, famous resorts and gentrified mountain towns. Although these rides include stunning scenery, they often feature hidden gems and forgotten highways and byways – a cyclist’s dream – filled with unforgettable imagery, points of historical interest and quirky pit-stops. [Editor’s Note: This article is the second […]

Study: Sharrows Don’t Appear to Increase Bike Safety

Study: Sharrows Don’t Appear to Increase Bike Safety

By Charles Pekow – Will sharrows reduce the chances of getting doored? The best place to look, one study found, is in Chicago, where the city actually examined the extent of dooring in 2010. The study was just accepted for publication this year, though. One reason for sharrows is to encourage cyclists to move out of […]

SAFE Streets Act May Improve Bike Safety Funding

SAFE Streets Act May Improve Bike Safety Funding

By Charles Pekow – Ideas are beginning to come in for reauthorization of federal surface transportation law. The current statute, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act technically expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2020. But if history is a guide, current law may wind up getting temporarily extended a year or two. But sometimes […]

Crossing Baja – The 1986 Tecate-Ensenada Bike Ride

Crossing Baja – The 1986 Tecate-Ensenada Bike Ride

By Jay Hudson – All six thousand, plus, of us, had bicycles. That’s where the similarity ended. We were jammed together in the center of Tecate, Mexico just down the street from the sponsoring Tecate brewery in May, 1986. We were waiting for the gun to sound sending us pedaling seventy five miles on our way […]

Adventure Cycling’s Alex Strickland: Helping You Commute Across Town or Travel Around the World

Adventure Cycling’s Alex Strickland:  Helping You Commute Across Town or Travel Around the World

By Lou Melini – Alex Strickland is editor-in-chief of Adventure Cyclist, published by the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA). Adventure Cyclist is the best bicycle travel magazine that is published in a print edition in my humble opinion. ACA, based in Missoula, Montana, the leading bicycle travel organization in the U.S., began by starting the Bikecentennial cross […]

Cycling Tips So Drivers Notice You

Cycling Tips So Drivers Notice You

By Utah Department of Public Safety – Utah is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, especially on a bike. Now that summer is in full swing plenty of cyclists are out regularly enjoying all the beauty Utah has to offer. One of the greatest challenges faced by cyclists is being seen and recognized by drivers. […]

A Weekend Bike Tour in the Uintas

A Weekend Bike Tour in the Uintas

By Tom Diegel – While it’s easy to think about far-flung places like Europe for bike tours or time-intensive big trips like the Great Divide for bikepacking adventures, it’s good to keep in mind that there are fantastic paved and dirt road combos near Salt Lake City, Utah that offer up fantastic tours for quick weekends […]

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted!

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted!

By Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD – Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. We are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle sports food or supplement that will enhance athletic performance, promote fat loss, build muscle, and help you be a super-athlete. At this year’s Annual Meeting of […]

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