cycling utah May 1999

Cycling Shorts

Utah dealers named to Top 100 list

VeloBusiness, a bike industry trade journal, has named four Utah dealers to their Top 100 list. Bingham's Cyclery lead the Utah field in 10th place. Guthrie Bicycle was listed at 31st, Bike Board Blade at 78th, and Poison Spider at 89th.

Shops were chosen by a poll of manufacturer's representatives and shop owners. Criteria included store appearance, community outreach, business soundness, and market share.

Choosey thieves hit Guthrie Bicycle

Burglers smashed a store window at the downtown Guthrie store and made off with 2 bikes at 4 a.m. on April 21 according to Dave Saenz, Guthrie's manager.

They stole a Diamondback X-10, a freeride bike, valued at $2900 and a GT Lobo, a downhill specific model, valued at $5000.

Saenz said,"they were thieves that knew what they were looking for." If you have any information on this, please call the police or call Dave Saenz at 363-3727.

Dave Iltis

Buffalo Bikers

The Bonneville Bicycle Touring Club put on their annual Buffalo Bike Ride Saturday, April 17 at Antelope Island. Participants had an opportunity to ride a trail that past participants helped build. The fundraiser donates 50% of the proceeds directly to the rangers for trail work and maintenance. The new Split Rock Trail is proof this ride has the right stuff.

Photo by Robert L. Truelsen

Utah/Idaho Officials racing clinic date set

The annual officials clinic for Utah and Idaho will be held on Saturday, May 8th from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. in Ogden. The clinic is open to all current officials for their annual refresher requirements. It is also open for anyone interested in becoming an official and for current officials who are interested and qualify to upgrade.

If you are interested in upgrading, you must prepare a resume. Requirements for upgrading are as follows:

Cat 4 to Cat 3: Worked 10 races as an official.

Cat 3 to Cat 2: 5 Cat C races as Chief Ref or 3 Cat C races as Chief Judge, Starter, Secretary or 2 Cat B races as an assistant official. 1 of the above must be a stage race.

For upgrades to Cat 2, you must also have 3 letters of recommendations from a Cat 1 or Cat 2 official.

This clinic is open to any USCF official. The clinic will be held at Weber State University and further information will be available prior to the clinic. A head count is needed so contact the state coordinator.

For information contact Cindy Yorgason, Utah State Coordinator, Idaho Regional Rep. at

[email protected]

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