Overnight Bike Tours from Salt Lake City

Overnight Bike Tours from Salt Lake City

When you think of a self-supported bike tour, you probably envision riding across the state or country for a period of time. Most people have trouble getting long blocks of time off and many feel that the logistics of a big tour is daunting. Just as a hike starts with the first step, a bike tour starts with the first night. So why not just do an overnight bike tour?

The Road to Recovery from Trauma and Cancer: Dean Lang’s Journey Back to His Bike

The Road to Recovery from Trauma and Cancer: Dean Lang’s Journey Back to His Bike

In 2009, Dean Lang was one of 3 cyclists that I featured in the August 2009 issue of Cycling Utah (http://www.cyclingutah.com/august/August2009counter.html) who completed a solo ride across the United States via the Adventure Cycling Association’s Southern Tier route. Dean did the ride in early 2007 at the age of 60. On June 28th of 2010 Dean had an accidental shooting that shattered his distal femur. Shortly after the start of his rehabilitation, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The following conversation discusses Dean’s life before and after that tragic night.

You Can’t Ride a Bike to Alaska – It’s an Island

Some passages from the book are as relevant today as 30 years ago: “The mosquitoes at Mighty Moe’s Campground were magnificent as far as mosquitoes go.” We woke up to a brilliantly sunny 31F morning, on July 9.” “After a few miles, the road turned to gravel. We would essentially be on gravel roads for the next 1300 miles.”

Jim Greene Discusses Bicycling Issues

Jim Greene Discusses Bicycling Issues

Over the past year, the E-mail list for the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee for Salt Lake City has been the venue for several discussions regarding the future of bicycling in the city and the state. The 3-foot law and whether the monies allocated for cycling should go to education or infrastructure, are just some of the topics. Bike Commuter Jim Greene participated in the on-line discussions.