It’s Time to Climb!

It’s Time to Climb!

By Sarah Kaufmann If you live in the mountain west region, we are in for another hot summer. One way we cyclists like to escape the heat is by climbing canyon roads. With each gain of a couple of thousand feet of altitude, we can expect a welcome drop in temperature of 10-20°. Of course […]

Etiquette for Road and Mountain Biking

Etiquette for Road and Mountain Biking

By Kira Maicke “Rule #1: Obey the rules.” While great for a fun read, “The Rules” according to the Velominati should be taken with a grain of salt. When riders, particularly road cyclists, cite the rules, they are often referring to those that help paint a mental image of the stereotypical “Euro” road rider. “Tan […]

E-Scooters and Cyclists

E-Scooters and Cyclists

By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas As cyclists and car drivers we are very familiar with the term “share the road.” But until recently, we didn’t think this included e-scooters. If you’ve walked or driven around Salt Lake City, Reno, Oakland, or Boise lately, you’ve probably seen people zipping around town on two-wheeled battery powered […]

Sports Supplements: Buyer Beware?

Sports Supplements: Buyer Beware?

By Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD Definition of Sports supplement: A food, food component, nutrient, or non-food compound that is purposefully ingested in addition to the habitually consumed diet with the aim of achieving a specific health and/or performance benefit. The global sports nutrition supplement market (including sports foods, drinks and supplements) accounted for $28+ billion […]

Bikes versus Cars Under the Law

Bikes versus Cars Under the Law

By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas You’ve likely heard the popular perspective among motorists that the streets are overrun with lawbreaking cyclists – a group of oblivious, space-entitled individuals that pay no heed to vehicular traffic or traffic signals. If you ride a road bike frequently, you probably see things the other way around – […]

Overnight Bike Touring to Antelope Island, Utah

Overnight Bike Touring to Antelope Island, Utah

By Martin Neunzert Martin and Arleigh Neunzert, on the causeway. Photo by Martin Neunzert I remember, a long time ago, when March was for corn skiing. But no matter, we will adapt and evolve. Cycle touring is a good substitute, right? But everyone is SO busy, busily coming up with lame excuses like “work” or […]

Studies Look at New Ways to Separate Bikes from Cars

Studies Look at New Ways to Separate Bikes from Cars

By Charles Pekow A pair of studies from across the pond recently indicated that specific ways to separate cyclists from autos can bring specific safety benefits. What are the best methods for protecting cyclists in bike lanes when strong physical barriers are lacking? The International Transport Forum, headquartered in Paris, studied that issue and released […]

Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Staying on top of the latest sports nutrition information is a challenge. That’s why I attend the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a professional organization for sports medicine doctors and health-care providers, sport dietitians, exercise physiologists and sport science researchers. More than […]