Delta-Sevier River Ramble

Delta-Sevier River Ramble

The Delta-Sevier River Ramble is a 22.8-mile loop on nearly pancake-flat roads in the Sevier Desert. The ride visits Delta, Deseret, and Hinckley on this eastern edge of the Great Basin.…

Tricycle Touring In Southern Peru

Tricycle Touring In Southern Peru

Tricycles may never become mainstream here in the United States, but in the South American country of Peru, tricycles reign supreme. No matter where you go in the country, whether it be a large metropolitan city or a small remote farming village, you're bound to see a tricycle of some kind.…

‘Round the Canyonlands Tour

‘Round the Canyonlands Tour

Whooosh. A car passes at 70 miles per hour. Ten minutes go by. Whooosh. Another car passes at 75 miles per hour. From where I'm sitting beside the highway, I see faces inside, looking at me as if I'm some sort of alien. Twenty minutes. Whoosh. I wave, but get no response. The first nail in the coffin of interpersonal interactions must surely have been enclosed cars. How did I come to be sitting in the middle of the Burr Desert, perhaps 20 miles south of Hanksville, in two inches of shade from the pole of a stop sign next to a pile of pea-gravel destined for chip-sealing Utah Highway 24? This tour, of course, had its beginnings in a completely different world…

Fall Tour de St. George: The Perfect Mid-Autumn Ride

Fall Tour de St. George: The Perfect Mid-Autumn Ride

So what makes this such a great ride? First and foremost is the almost sure bet that there will be great weather. Unlike the spring edition of the TdSG, which has been held as early as February and most recently in April, the fall version has an impeccable track record for featuring warm (but not too hot), sunny days. The past four years temperatures at the start have been in the high 50’s and somewhere in the 80’s by early to mid-afternoon when most riders are cruising across the finish line. If you’re like me, in mid-October you’re not quite ready to give up the freedom of warm weather bicycling to don all that thermal gear colder conditions require. The Tour de St. George has become my way of prolonging summer.…

HeART of Idaho Ride Raises $20,000

HeART of Idaho Ride Raises $20,000

Idaho Falls, Idaho - The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho’s fourth annual HeART of Idaho Century Ride got underway Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, in Idaho Falls. With wonderful temperatures and little wind to speak of cyclists of all ages and abilities rode through verdant farmland, Grand Teton views and striking desert landscapes as the route wound them through parts of Bonneville, Bingham and Jefferson counties.…

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

Road Respect: Helping Cars & Bikes Get Along on Utah’s Roads

As cyclists, most of us who share the roads with cars love to commiserate with stories about the cars, trucks and buses which cut us off, take sudden right turns in front of us, drift into our lanes or honk loudly at us as they drive closely by. But we also grumble about our fellow bikers who defiantly ride through stop signs and red lights, become a menace to pedestrians on sidewalks and break other rules of the road, making it easier for motorists to paint the rest of the two-wheeled crowd as a bunch of scofflaws.…