The Tour Divide is often referred to as “the most challenging mountain bike race on the planet.” Few would argue it’s a beast. The self-supported race covers 2,745 miles of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, which traverses the mountain-rippled spine of the continent from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. There is a reported 200,000 feet of elevation gain over the distance, through remote and often relentlessly harsh terrain dominated by cows, mosquitoes and bears.
By Lou Melini How do you go from riding a bike around town, to venturing off on a bike packed with all of your necessities, for periods of time ranging from 3-weeks to 3-months. The following women have each done multiple tours in various parts of the United States and abroad. For obvious reasons, most […]
By Dave Iltis On April 28, Salt Lake City was awarded Silver status by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), a leading bike advocacy organization, in their spring 2010 Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) awards. Sixteen new and five renewing cities were named Bicycle Friendly Communities. Salt Lake City along with Flagstaff, Arizona, were the only […]
By Sarah Bennett The announcement of the Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act being proposed by Representative Jim Matheson earlier this month has given many Salt Lake area mountain bikers pause in recent weeks. Losing sections of the Wasatch Crest Trail, or other well-loved trails in the central Wasatch Mountains due to resource protection measures […]
Innovator and Cycling Industry Legend Phil Wood Passes By Greg Overton Phil. One word mentioned in a conversation regarding bicycle bottom brackets or hubs is all that’s required to more or less finish the conversation. Phil Wood introduced the first sealed bearing bicycle hub in 1971, and a legendary company was born. The quality and […]
Cycling Utah’s April 2010 Issue is now available as a PDF (6.6 mb download) – Annual Club Guide, Desert Rampage, Utah Bike Summit Preview, dznuts Review, Tubeless Systems, Tour del Sol, Chase Pinkham and Alisha Welsh profiles, Frozen Hog, Bike Friendly SLC Businesses, Phil Wood Profile, My Way to Zion Tour, Results, Commuter Column, Mechanics […]
Cycling Utah’s August 2006 Issue is now available as a PDF. – features Deer Valley NORBA Nationals, Commuter Column, Parley’s Canyon Bike Route and more.