LOGAN, Utah (May 15, 2023) — A group of road cyclists are making their way through Northern Utah on Saturday, June 17 is part of a multi-faceted educational program, “Road Respect” to help raise awareness about car and bicycle safety.
Road Respect includes an opportunity for local cyclists to participate in a 65-mile supported ride with a core cycling group in the “RotaryRAW – Road Respect Bike Tour”, followed by a “Road Respect Bike Rodeo” featuring fun activities for children and their parents aimed at informing drivers and cyclists about safety on the road. The goal of the Road Respect program is to increase awareness about the rules of the road pertaining to bicycling and to build respect among all road users.
The RotaryRAW – Road Respect Bike Tour will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Local cyclists are invited to meet at The Sportsman in Downtown Logan (129 North Main Street) at 7:00am for 65-mile bike tour with a Road Respect core cycling group. The ride will conclude at The Sportsman with a Road Respect Bike Rodeo following from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Lunch will be served to RotaryRAW – Road Respect Bike Tour participants between 11:00am and 1:00pm. The bike rodeo is free of charge, and the entire community is invited to attend.
The Road Respect program is a part of the Zero Fatalities program and was developed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) in response to concerns from both bicyclists and drivers about safety and the behaviors of each group on the road. It includes a multi-media campaign and features the Road Respect Bike Tour with 30 cyclists from UDOT, DPS other state agencies and bicycle advocacy groups biking through the state. By demonstrating proper cycling behaviors on the road, the Road Respect Tour cyclists serve as positive examples for other cyclists and drivers with the aim of increasing respect among both groups.
To learn more about the Road Respect program, or to find out how you can join in the 65-mile ride or bike rodeo, contact Gary Saxton or visit http://www.logandowntown.org/.