cycling utah October 1999

Bicycle Shorts

Park City map available

The latest edition of the Park City Hiking and Biking Map is now available.

The high quality topo map includes trails at the Park City and Deer Valley resorts, the Rail Trail, Tour des Suds, Flagstaff Mountain, Solamere and more. It is a production of the Mountain Trails Foundation, the Park City Chamber, the Park City Municipal Corporation, and the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District. Maps are available free at Park City bike shops or by calling the Chamber at (800) 453-1360.

IMBA needs Utah rep

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving riding opportunities for mountain bicyclists that are environmentally sound and socially responsible, is currently seeking a representative for Utah.

IMBA's greatest strength is its network of dedicated volunteer state representatives, affiliate clubs and committed individual members who solve local access problems.

An IMBA state rep serves as the liaison between IMBA's staff and its clubs and members who need local assistance. Reps provide information, contacts and strategic advice to help clubs keep trails open and build new trails.

If you'd like more information about the state rep role or you know a good candidate, please call Jennifer Lamb at IMBA (303/545-9011) or send an email to [email protected]

Bad weather beats race

The 12-hour race at Brian Head, Utah Sept. 11-12 was cancelled due to heavy rain, hail, thunder and lighting.

The race organizers, Team Big Bear, was also very concerned with avoiding heavy damage to the course & trails. They will be giving full refunds through the mail. For questions call them at (909) 866-4565.

Ogden trail needs input

Michael Barry of the US Forest Service Office in Salt Lake City is conducting a survey of possible routes for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the Ogden area.

The area in question is from approximately the St. James Parish at 550N Harrison in Ogden through North Ogden to approximately the Pole Patch subdivision near the Box Elder County line by Pleasant View.

He is requesting feedback on possible routes, alternatives, and other concerns for this area. Feedback from individuals and groups will be compiled into a Forest Service trail planning report. He can be reached at (801) 524-3929 or at e-mail: mbarry/[email protected]

Utah racer has bad luck

Junior National Road Champion Brad Buccambuso of Logan competed in the junior road race at the 1999 World Road Cycling Championships, Oct. 4-10, in Treviso and Verona, Italy. Buccambuso was involved in a big crash on the third lap and later withdrew from the race on the fifth lap after suffering a flat tire.

UCA plans award party

The UCA will hold an awards ceremony on November 13 at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building at 2890 E. Cottonwood Parkway (near 6400 S.) from 6 to 8 p.m. The awards are for the overall season series and for the three weekly race series: Rocky Mountain Raceways Criterium, DMV Criterium, and the Salt Air Time Trial.

Awards, jerseys, and some very ôspecialö awards will be handed out. For more information, call Dirk Cowley at (801) 944-8488.

Cycle tour exotic Viet Nam

Like to pedal? Like to travel? The University of Utah's Adventure Learning program is offering a two-week cycling trip to Vietnam that has everything to keep you dreaming: great scenery, food, culture, and accommodations.

The trip covers 550 miles, from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Tonkin to the mountains on the Laotian border. Participants may ride all or part of the 550 miles they choose. Two vans will transport all gear and offer rides to those who want time out of the saddle.

An all-inclusive land fee of $2,495 includes visas, hotels, sleeper train berth, meals, guides, support services, city tours, and admission to attractions. Group airfare rates are available. A discount of 10 percent is offered to Vietnam veterans.

For more information, please call Shawna at (435) 645-8638 (585-7313 from Salt Lake City). Registration deadline is October 31. Trip dates are January 4-19, 2000.

Construction on U.S. 89 will benefit cyclists

Construction has recently started on the Cherry Hills Interchange on Highway 89, north of Salt Lake City.

Upon completion, US-89 will have a 3 meter (approx. 10 ft) shoulder which can be used by bicyclists. Farmington Main Street to Kaysville Main Street will have 2.4 meter (approx 8 ft) shoulders with 3 meter shoulders on the structure.

All of the frontage roads have a minimum of 1.8 meter (approx. 6 feet) shoulders that will provide space for bicyclists.

A benefit from the project to both bicyclist and pedestrians is the construction of a frontage road on the east side from Fruit Heights to Farmington. This will provide a way to travel from Farmington north without getting onto Highway 89.

While construction is underway, cyclist should use extreme caution in this area. There should be access, but be prepared for delays and even walking to get by dangerous sections.

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