Golden Spoke Ride will be held on June 2, 2018 – Free Rides Start Throughout the Jordan River Parkway

Free Ride and Celebration on June 2 to Celebrate Completion of Over 100 Miles of Continuous Paved Trail from Provo to Roy

June 1, 2018 – The Golden Spoke Ride will be held on June 2, 2018 in celebration of the opening of the new Jordan River Parkway bridge at 200 S in Salt Lake City, and hence the establishment of over 100 miles of continuous pathways from Provo to Ogden, Utah.

The Golden Spoke will be held on June 2, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, and many other places along the Jordan RIver Trail.
The Golden Spoke will be held on June 2, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, and many other places along the Jordan RIver Trail.

The Wasatch Front Regional Council, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation; Utah Transit Authority; Bike Utah; Jordan River Commission; Mountainland Association of Governments; Utah Department of Health; Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation; and Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties, invites cyclists to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the completion of the Golden Spoke network. The Golden Spoke consists of over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails, including Ogden River Parkway, Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail (funded gap), Legacy Trail, Jordan River Trail, Murdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo.

The new Jordan River Parkway Bridge over the railyard between 200 S and N. Temple is open for bikes and pedestrians. Photo by Dave Iltis

This free event includes two simultaneous group bike rides. One ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon and travels south (approximately 47 miles), while a second ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon and travels north (approximately 57 miles). The two group bike rides will converge in the center of the connected trails at the new Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City. Community members will have the opportunity to join at multiple points along the trails for a shorter ride, run, or walk. Additionally, there will be community events hosted along the way, as well as a final celebration at the Fisher Mansion in Salt Lake City, which will include guest speakers and family-friendly activities.

The group bike rides and event are free, but registration is requested. To register and for additional information, please visit GoldenSpokeUtah.org. For questions or interest in planning a community event, please contact Scott Hess at 801-363-4250 or [email protected]

Date

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Tentative Times/Places

5:15 am: Group ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon

6:45 am: Group ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon

12:30- 3 pm: Celebration event begins at the Fisher Mansion (1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City)

1:30 pm: Estimated arrival time of group rides at the Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City

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