Mesquite-Virgin Valley Cruise

Mesquite-Virgin Valley Cruise

By Wayne Cottrell As a winter escape for Utahns, Mesquite, Nevada is perhaps the first destination choice south of St. George. And, although it is located in Nevada, Mesquite was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880. After several false starts to establish a settlement – because of periodic flooding of the Virgin River – a […]

Utah Lake to Squaw Peak Challenge

By Wayne Cottrell The Utah Lake to Squaw Peak Challenge is a 31.3-mile, out-and-back ride that starts and finishes at Utah Lake State Park in Provo. The ride makes liberal use of the Provo River Parkway for the opening 10.7 miles, and then veers onto U.S. Highway 189, and then Squaw Peak Road for the […]

Bryce Canyon to add Bike Path

Bryce Canyon to add Bike Path

By Charles Pekow A paved bikepath will soon open in Bryce Canyon National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) announced it will build a multi-use trail. The project supports Bryce’s 2014 Foundation Statement to promote alternative transportation such as biking to clean the air. NPS also cited congestion caused by a 30 percent increase in […]

Oquirrh Mountains Challenge

Oquirrh Mountains Challenge

By Wayne Cottrell The Oquirrh Mountains Challenge is a 53.2-mile ride that encircles and crosses the Oquirrh Mountain range, passing along the western edge of Salt Lake Valley, and the eastern edge of Tooele Valley. Note that this route is not to be confused with the Oquirrh Mountains “Loop,” which completely encircles the mountain range […]

La Sal Mountains Loop Challenge

La Sal Mountains Loop Challenge

By Wayne Cottrell La Sal Mountains Loop Challenge The La Sal Mountains Loop Challenge is a challenging-but-rewarding 63.6-mile tour of the mountains east and southeast of Moab. The ride starts and finishes in Moab, and makes a clockwise loop along the scenic La Sal Mountains Loop. This is a popular loop drive for touring motorists, […]

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