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APRIL 2009 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 2

2009 Club Guide Inside!

WEST MOUNTAIN



DIRT PAVEMENT ADVOCACY RACING TOURING MultiSport

•Utah, Idaho, and Regional Calendar of Events - p. 22 •Complete Triathlon Calendar - p. 28 •An Interview with Milo Hadlock - p. 2 •Rampage - p. 3 •Utah Club Guide - p. 4 • Shop Directory - p. 8 •Results - p. 9 •Cycling Posture - p. 10 •Derailleur Cables - p. 12 •Commuter Column - p. 13 •Stimulus Update - p. 14 •Route 211 - p. 15 •Amasa Back- p. 16 •Your First Road Race - p. 17 • Ironman to St. George - p. 18 • Mont Ventoux Update - p. 21 •A Tour of Northern Utah - p. 30 •Ogden Pedals Forward - p. 31



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Milo Hadlock: 5-Time National Champion P.O. Box 57980 Murray, UT 84157-0980 www.cyclingutah.com You can reach us by phone: (801) 268-2652 Our Fax number: (801) 263-1010 Dave Iltis, Editor & Advertising [email protected] David R. Ward, Publisher [email protected]

Milo Hadlock with one of his many trophys. Photo: David Ward

By David Ward Publisher In 1981, we moved into our present home. A couple of years later, the cycling bug bit hard, and soon I was logging a lot of miles. Word soon spread in the neighborhood about my cycling passion. It was about that time a neighbor told me that a member of our local church ward, Milo Hadlock, also cycled a lot and had won a world time trial championship. Naturally, I made it a point to get to know Milo better, and as I began racing, I also occasionally saw Milo at some races. At that time, Milo was about 60 years old, and I determined that I wanted to be like him when I reached that age.

Well, I am now almost 60, and Milo is 85 and still riding his bike. So here we are, 25 years later, and I am still hoping to be like Milo when I reach his age. Not just as a cyclist, but as a person. He is friendly and kind with an easy laugh, and is a responsible member of our neighborhood and church ward. In many ways, he embodies the kind of person I still strive to be. So I decided it was time for cycling utah to interview him. I hope you enjoy this visit with a real champion. DRW: When and how you did you

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Pick up a copy of cycling utah at your favorite bike shop! Cover: Zen Koan: Manjusri Bodhisattva rides on a Lion. Samantabhadra Bodhisattva rides on an elephant. What does Shakyamuni Buddha ride on? Art by Andy Singer. " Total consciousness is what I experience everytime I'm on my bicycle. " - Elliott Morris



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MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING

Perfect Weather at Rampage

Racers on their way to the top of the mesa. Photo: Lukas Brinkerhoff

cycling utah.com By Lukas Brinkerhoff The Red Rock Rampage kicked off the Intermountain Cup Race series for 2009 on March 7th. The race was sponsored by Ames Promoting and Red Rock Bicycle Co. The weather was as near to perfect as it could be and racers showed up in droves to hash it out. The Rampage course was the same as it has been utilizing the area just below the Green Valley Resort in St. George. Riders had to navigate technical sections up two desert washes. Bottlenecks occurred at more than one of the obstacles and many riders opted to shoulder their bikes and run pass the competition. Along with the techy washes the course has its share of brake clenching steeps creating a race that has a little bit of everything. Glen Ames, the race promoter, sent out the Beginner categories at 10 along with the children who ride a modified course. Wesley Wallenfels beat the other 34 kids in the 9 and Under category reaping the rewards of his daily training sessions with mom, Lynda Wallenfels. He seems to be right on track to carry on her racing legacy. Lynda said she was planning on racing the rampage this year but things just didn't work out. Just weeks before she won the Singlespeed Solo Women category at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. She also beat out all of the men of the corresponding group. The 12 and Under girls category turned into a heated battle for second place. Mandy Clark and Jordan Christensen exchanged the lead several times but Mandy was able to pull ahead right before the finish line to beat out Jordan by a second. Once the early races were finished, the parking lot swelled with

riders who began to warm up and pre-ride sections of the trail they were concerned about. The friendly atmosphere of the Beginner and Children races gave way to the tension of fierce competition. Within the warm-up session chatter teams could be overheard discussing strategy and preparing for the technical moves that were in store. Gary Rock benefited from the advice of experienced racer Doug Rock. Gary crossed the finish line dirty and bloodied from a nasty crash. He explained that “his guy” was about ten seconds back and he was feeling confident when he was unable to clip in and ended up on the ground. After giving a quick assessment of his equipment and self he was able to jump back on just before Matt Brown could pass him. Doug, who has raced this course many times, had told Gary to make sure and hold his rider to the last corner. If he could do that he would be home free. With the luck of not hurting himself or his bike combined with the coaching of his brother, Gary took the Sport Men 35-39 category coming in four seconds ahead of Matt. As she came bombing down one of the steeps, Cimarron Chacon, who was dragged into the race just an hour before it started, yelled out “Why do I do this to myself?” She was clearly speaking in jest giving herself away by the big smile on her face. Chacon took 12th in the Sport Women category. She was vital to the development of most of the current trails around St. George and is deep rooted in the cycling community. She is currently spearheading a 25-hour race in Hurricane for the fall to help feed the addiction of all the pain junkies in the area. Yes you read that right 25 hours, the idea is to hold the

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race the night when Daylight Savings puts the clock back an hour adding an extra dose of cruelty. Local Salt Lake racer, Bart Gillespie, won the Pro Men category in the Red Rock Rampage. With a time of 1:46:58, he crossed the finish line just before Rob Squire. Alex Grant rolled in 26 seconds back to take third. The three Utah racers took the podium beating out racing legend Travis Brown who has raced the last two Rampages. Amanda Carey took the Pro Women category. The Red Rock Rampage went down in history without any serious hiccups. Glen Ames once again put on a great race. His course in Green Valley is a classic and is always fun. If you're in the area the course and the adjacent trails are a good place to spend a day riding. He'll have riders lining up as long as the race continues. Glen also puts on the Sherwood Hills race in conjunction with Wimmers Ultimate Cycles where he has developed another fun course. The next race in the series is the Cholla Challenge which will be held on April 4th. It will also take place in St. George. If the weather is anything like last years don't forget to bring copious amounts of water and sunscreen. The course will be in the same area as last year but Jerry Simmons, race promoter, has made changes to the course, promising a more challenging and more scenic race. He claims that there will be more up and down eliminating the flatter areas. Racers can also look forward to a shorter course but be ready to race more laps. See results on page 9.

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cycling utah’s 2009 Bicycle Club Guide Fast? SLow? Young? Old? Dirt? Road? Join A Club Today!

Editor’s Note: If you missed getting your club listed, you have a second chance. We will publish part II of the club guide soon. If you would like your club listed (it's free), please email [email protected] for details.

Animal Liberation Racing Sponsors: Golsan Cycles, www.animalliberationracing.com, and the animal are our clients Contact: Cris Pereira, [email protected], 801-898-8875 Website: animalliberationracing.com Type of Cycling: Any and all forms of cycling enthusiasts and racers welcome. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Animal Liberation Racing 2009 Inaugural year. We are a grassroots group focussed on bringing awareness to animal rights and other environmental causes. We want to be a voice of defense for animals suffering not only for consumption,

but for vivisection, the clothing trade, "entertainment" industries, and anywhere else senseless brutality occurs. Vegetarians and Vegans Welcomed! Autoliv Cycling Club Sponsors: Autoliv, The Bike Shoppe, Total Rehab, Petersen's, Milliken, Drawform, GMAC mortgage, Dow Corning, Dr Naylor's Udder Balm, BatterySpace.com, Trail Tech, Dr. John Pobanz, DDS Contact: Kurt Gammill, [email protected] autoliv.com, 801-625-9370 Website: livcycling.com Type of Cycling: Masters and Juniors MTB and 24 hr racing, Cat 4/5 road racing, Recreational and training rides Base Location: Ogden, UT Club Statement: In 2009, our goal is to again increase charitable work by donating our time, talents, and resources to help cure disease and relieve suffering. In 2008, ACC raised more than $140,000 for local charities. Secondly, bicycling improves the overall fitness, health, and well-being of participating Autoliv employees and other club members throughout the community. Finally, we have mountain and road bike teams for the racers. Don't forget the legendary noon ride, now in it's 15th year. Autoliv is also the sponsoring club of LOTOJA. We are a USCF and NORBA sponsored club Bikeman.com, Salt Lake City Chapter Sponsors: Bikeman.com, Salsa Cycles, Panaracer, SRAM, Avid, Truvativ, Rockshox, Lazer Helmets, World Bicycle Relief, Personal Best Multisport Coaching, Cyr Bus Line, Jagwire

Contact: Troy Nye, [email protected] com, 801-230-4052 Website: bikeman.com Type of Cycling: Mountain Bike Racing, Road Racing, Cyclocross Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: For nearly two decades Team Bikeman.com has been a mainstay in bike racing. Beginners all the way up to pros proudly compete in the red, white and black of Team Bikeman.com. Our resume is extensive with state, regional, national and master's worlds champions in our ranks. We are truly a national grassroots racing team with membership from coast to coast. We compete in mountain, road, cyclocross, time trial, triathlon and pretty much anything else you can do on two wheels. We don't discriminate, if you do it on a bicycle and someone is timing it, we will race it. If you feel you would be a good fit for Team Bikeman.com contact our Team Manager. Biker's Edge/Destination Homes Sponsors: Destination Homes, Edge Composites, Giro, Bell Photography, John Henry Smith Insurance, Mountain Orthopedics Contact: Jonny Hintze, [email protected] bebikes.com, 801-544-5300 Website: bebikes.com/team Type of Cycling: Road Racing, Mtn Racing Base Location: Kaysville, UT Club Statement: Our love and dedication to cycling is the driving force of team Biker's Edge/Destination. We enjoy the cycling community and try to support it through racing. We'd like to claim that we are a competitive team with top athletes and in some instances this may be true. No matter

the outcome we enjoy competing and cycling. Bonneville Cycling Club Sponsors: Contact: Mary Margaret Williams, [email protected], 801-474-2282 Website: bccutah.org Type of Cycling: We offer road rides with a pace rating system ranging from easy relaxed pace to race pace. Base Location: Central Utah, UT Club Statement: We are Utah's largest and oldest cycling club. An umbrella club for all cyclists in Utah with members from St. George to Logan, and even France. We have riders all year long and every day through the season. Bonneville has members of all levels and skills including beginner, recreational, touring, mountain, racing, and Ultra-marathon riders. We host 2 event rides annually: Little Red Riding hood, held in June, and ULCER, held in August, as well as several ride series such as the super series and social series. If you ride a bike in Utah, you should be a BCC member. Born Strong (Foundation) Sponsors: Contact: David Christensen, [email protected] broadweave.net, 801-830-2829 Website: bornstrong.com Type of Cycling: Base Location: Lehi, UT Club Statement: Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team Sponsors: Bountiful Mazda, State Fish, Healthy One/Armour Eckridge, Covington Capital, Gossner Foods, Johnsonville, Bountiful Bike Center, Specialized and iBike

Contact: Mark Zimbelman, [email protected] edu, 801-764-9855 Website: bmcyclingclub.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing Base Location: The Wasatch Front, UT Club Statement: We are a group of Masters Men and Women road racers who enjoy one another's friendship and want to have fun racing together and be competitive at local and regional races. Bountiful Mazda/Bountiful Bicycle Center Cycling Club Sponsors: Bountiful Mazda, Bountiful Bicycle Center Contact: Jeff Warren, [email protected] gmail.com, 801-298-4032 Website: bmbbc.com Type of Cycling: Group Road Rides, Road touring, Mtb Recreational Base Location: South Davis County, UT Club Statement: Growing from a "house-of-pain, you'll-never-drop-me" core of head-to-head road cyclists in the mid-90’s, BMBBC Cycling Club has grown into a diverse group of both social and racing enthusiasts of road and mountain biking. With >125 members we provide regular weekly rides for cyclists of all abilities as well as several off-season training opportunities. The Club participates in many events to raise money and awareness for local causes and charities. Our primary focus is to provide opportunities for members to ride in a club environment and enjoy the camaraderie of club social events. Stop by Bountiful Bicycle Center to get to know one of our sponsors, and talk to the staff about our club and cycling in the Davis County area.



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Cactus Hugger Cycles Club (formerly Southwestern Utah Bicycle Touring Association) Sponsors: Contact: Lucy Ormond, [email protected] skyviewmail.com, 435-229-1404 Website: cactushuggers.org Type of Cycling: Road touring, mountain biking Base Location: Washington County, UT Club Statement: Purpose: To provide weekly group rides and multi-day tours for club members; to promote bicycling as an alternative transportation form; to provide bicycle safety education and advocacy for the local community. Proceeds from the Annual Cactus Hugger Century enable the club to buy 200 new bicycle helmets to give to kids in the community annually. Canyon Bicycles-Sienna Development Sponsors: Canyon Bicycles or Draper, Sienna Development, Reynolds Cycling, SockGuy Contact: Ryan Barrett, [email protected] hotmail.com, 801-358-0108 Website: 12kdreamteam.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing Base Location: Draper, UT Club Statement: The Canyon BicyclesSienna Development team exists to identify talented young riders in the state of Utah and to give those talents the opportunity to develop their abilities to the highest level. The 2009 team contains 8 riders with an average age of 23, competing in the Pro 1-2 Category. Goals for 2009 are to help these young athletes obtain category upgrades, professional cycling contracts, positions with the US National Team, and gaining team entry into the Tour of Utah. Cole Sport Racing Sponsors: Cole Sport Park City, Giant Bikes, Bottom Line Technologies, Sports Base Events, Clif Bar, Smith, Bell, Giro, Northwave, Skullcandy, Saucony, Hutchinson, Deer Valley Resort, The Orthopedic Specialty

Hospital (TOSH) Contact: Scott Ford, [email protected] colesport.com, 435-649-4800 Website: teamcsr.org Type of Cycling: Road, cyclocross, mountain, singlespeed, unicycle, touring - anything that looks like a bike! Base Location: Park City, UT Club Statement: Cole Sport Racing is dedicated to increasing both visibility and participating in cycling events and racing. We offer weekly rides on Monday nights leaving from Cole Sport on Park Avenue as well as fall/ winter cyclocross practice and cater to all riding and fitness levels. We support the local racing scene with the Royal Street Thursday Night Hillclimb, Utah Hillclimb Championships as well as other Mountain Biking and Cyclocross events and racing. We are committed to safe and fun recreation on the bike. Contender Bicycles Sponsors: Contender Bicycles, Nash, Insurance, Cafe Expresso, The Gooch Firm, Sportsbaseonline, Plumb & Co, Axis41 Contact: Alison Littlefield, [email protected], 801-364-0344 Website: contenderbicycles.com Type of Cycling: Mtb racing, road touring, mtn recreational or any combo of the above. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: The Contender Bicycles Cycling Club provides an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the sport of cycling from racing to recreational riding to advocacy. Along with our partners, we are excited about the future of the club and we invite you to join for 2009. Cutthroat Racing Sponsors: Uinta Brewing Co., Brewvies Cinema Pub, Legal Messengers Inc, Total Body Pilates & Yoga, Light & Motion, Maxxis Tires, Fetish Frames, Hayes Brakes, Genuine Innovations, ProLink, Chain Lube ,Ryders Eyeware Contact: Steve Wasmund, [email protected], 801-8246063

cycling utah.com Website: cutthroatracing.org Type of Cycling: You name it. We're a home for racers (MTN, CX, RD) and also lots of 'fun only' riders, cyclomuters, etc. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Founded in 2005, we have grown every year and currently have around 60 members. Our primary goal is to provide a fun 'team' for folks who want to be on a team, but don't really want to be on a 'team'. Make sense? ;-) We have organized trail work days, some camping trips and nice big camps at 24 hr races. We really are a team of the people. Come join us and see for yourself. Team meetings: First Wednesday of each month at the Uinta Brewpub. Dirt Betty Social Society Sponsors: Contact: Dondra Nance, [email protected] dirtybetty.com, 435-613-5243 Website: dirtybetty.com Type of Cycling: Recreational Mountain and Road Biking, advocacy and trail building. Base Location: Price, UT Club Statement: Riding with the Dirt Betty Social Society is unlike any other riding or social experience you've had. First, it is a safe, accepting environment where every woman, lady, and girl, regardless of age or riding skill, is welcome. Second, many rides exclude our male, testosterone-driven counterparts. Lastly, Dirt Betty's take every opportunity to be outdoors whether it is just hanging out with tasty beverages or learning new skills. Although we go by Dirt Betty, we have opportunities for road riding

(Road Betty) and new in 2009, is running (Run Betty). Evanston, Wyoming Cycling Club Sponsors: Cook-Sanders Associates, Inc., Professional Engineers & Surveyors; and The Spence Law Firm Contact: Paul Knopf, [email protected], 307-783-6458 Website: evanstoncyclingclub.org, evanstoncycling.org Type of Cycling: Road Racing, Mtb racing, road touring, mtn recreational or any combo. Base Location: Evanston, WY Club Statement: The Evanston, WY Cycling Club is a 501(c)(3) non profit public charity. Primary purposes of the Cycling Club include promoting community education of bicycle related issues; establishing partnerships with the local school district; encouraging the development of pathways for bicycle and pedestrian use; and advocating the sport of bicycling as healthy outdoor recreation. The Cycling Club promotes bicycle education and safety through SAFE Kids and other community programs. Each spring, the Club awards four $500 PEDAL (Promoting Educational Development and Learning) scholarships to graduating Evanston High School seniors for post-secondary education. The Club coordinates an annual bike safety poster contest for elementary age students. In partnership with the City of Evanston and other benefactors, the Cycling Club helps to coordinate the annual High Uintas Classic stage race.

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Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts / Rocky Mountain Surgery Center Sponsors: Rocky Mountain Surgery Center, Rob's Ride On Bikes and Snow, Barries Ski and Sports, Kirk's Kruisers, 5th Street Bagelry, Alpine Cycle Contact: David Hachey, [email protected] gmail.com, 208-241-0034 Website: idahocycling.com Type of Cycling: Road race and touring, commuting, and advocacy Base Location: Pocatello, ID Club Statement: Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts ("ICE") was founded in 1997 "to encourage bicycle riding, to promote a healthy lifestyle, provide recreational opportunities and demonstrate that cycling is a practical means of transportation." ICE is the current incarnation of what over the years have been a sequence of bicycle clubs in the Pocatello area. Cycling has a long history in Pocatello, and the roots of current club activities, rides and members date back at least 30 years. Joyride Bikes/EK Ekcessories Sponsors: Joyride Bikes/EK Excessories, SRAM Contact: Kory Pitcher, [email protected], 435-753-7175 Website: joyridebikes.com Type of Cycling: Road, mountain, cyclocross, trail work and advocacy. Base Location: Logan, UT Club Statement: Joyride Bikes is excited to announce the formation of a new cycling team to the Northern Utah area. The team leadership cadre consists of a Pro Mountain Bike racer, State Criterium champions, former

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LotoJa winners and a shop owner who has a lifttime in the cycling industry. We all want to see cycling continue to grow and improve the lives of those who choose to see the world from this two-wheeled perspective. We will compete in local road, mountain and cyclocross racing as well as community rides and events. The team will have a developmental emphasis meaning anyone new to the sport is welcome to come and talk to us and be introduced to bicycle racing in a friendly, non-intimidating environment. We will concentrate on a Category 4/5 team, women's team and a strong junior emphasis. We expect to be able to field a Cat. 3 and Masters team in the near future. Look for our jerseys out on the roads and trails. We'll be the ones that say Joyride Bikes/EK Accessories with the smiles on our faces! KUHL/Scott USA Sponsors: KUHL Clothing, Scott USA Contact: Ryan Krusemark, [email protected] kuhl-usa.com, 800-252-3185 Website: Type of Cycling: Mountain and Road racing Base Location: Northern Utah, UT Club Statement: We are a diverse group of mountain, cross and road cyclists brought together by one common thread- a healthy obsession with the outdoors. More like a family than a team, we aspire to promote the sport of cycling in races, rides, and in the communities in which we live, with maybe some friendly competition to go along with it. Swing by our tent and kick back on our couch- we’re a family that’s always growing! Mad Dog Cycles Race Team Sponsors: Mad Dog Cycles, Powerbar, Gary Fisher, Tifosi, Maxxis, AmBank, Dough Smith Subaru, Crank Bros., Guru's, Elevate Fitness, CleanTex, Prodigy Networx, Mustang Engineering, Worley Parsons, Asicone, Heideman and McKay Contact: Keith Payne, [email protected], 801-368-5321 Website: maddograceteam.com Type of Cycling: MTB and Road group rides Base Location: Orem, UT Club Statement: We are a Utah-based team with all levels of riders, from Pro to Beginner. Most of our riders participate in MTBracing, some just like to ride. While we are organized to race, we also work hard to give back to our community. We organize two trail building days each year, offer free guided rides monthly for the community (1st Ride Like a Girl, 4th Thurs. Group rides). We also organize, promote and run the Race for Everyone (August 8th, 2009)at Sundance each August to benefit the Kids on the Move organization. All levels of riders are welcome to come join the team and get riding, racing and helping improve and maintain the cycling community. MiDoule Sponsors: Barbacoa, Canyon Bicycles, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, South Mountain, Rehabilitation, Durham Jones & Pinegar Contact: TJ Uriona, [email protected] com, Website: miduole.com Type of Cycling: Road racing and some mountain bike racing Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Mi Duole roughly translates from Italian as "I suffer." Mi Duole is one of the oldest racing teams in the Intermountain West, having formed in Salt Lake City in 1984. Alumni include one of the founding members Marty Jemison, previously with the U.S. Postal Service team, and Levi Leipheimer, now riding for the Astana Team. Currently, the club has members who race criteriums, and others who concentrate on road races. The purpose of the club is to provide a network for a fairly broad range of racers and riders. For 2009, the club has re-established a strong

Cat. 1-2 racing team. Northshore CC/Team Binghams Sponsors: Contact: Chris Tolsma, [email protected], 801-825-8632 Website: binghamcyclery.com Type of Cycling: Base Location: Sunset, UT Club Statement: P.A.S.S. (Price Area Singletrack Society) Sponsors: BicycleWorks in Price, Utah Contact: Fuzzy Nance, [email protected], 435-637-BIKE Website: PASStrails.com Type of Cycling: MTB Riding and Trail Building Base Location: Price, UT Club Statement: PASS was founded in 2002 and their first trail project was LUKE'S TRAIL, which has become a favorite of locals & travelers alike. Recent additions like IMBAtween and NotPete's Rim make several loopoptions and the campground at the Like's Trailhead has great sunsets. Weekly "Big Wednesday" group rides and annual events like TrailFest (1st Weekend in May) and the 4th of July rides & Barbeque are how we introduce riders to our ever-growing trail system. PASS is also involved in TrailBuilding and Land-Access issues, fighting to educate user-groups and prevent trail & area closures. (PCIM) Park City Iron Man Sponsors: Park City Ironman, Hillbilly High Rollers, Bingham Cyclery , Northwave, Rudy Project, Back in Motion , Chiropractic, Carb Boom Contact: Nisie Antacle, [email protected], 801-440-0290 Website: karvecycling.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing, cyclocross Base Location: Park City, UT Club Statement: Park City Iron Man is a cohesive group of competitive, energetic, diverse, well-rounded women and men dedicated to: promoting sponsors in both competition and the community, developing junior riders, and striving for athletic excellence through healthy and supportive means. Our focus is road racing on the local scene; in addition to supporting teammates that race nationally. We look forward to another competitive year with our seasoned sponsors and teammates. Pedro’s Salt Lake City Sponsors: Este Pizzeria, BlueStar Juice & Coffee Café, & Canyon Bicycles Contact: Doug Peterson, [email protected] moderntele.com, 801-523-6010 Website: pedrosSLC.com Type of Cycling: Primarily mountain cross country & road Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Pedro's SLC began in the summer of '99 with a simple vision to be positive ambassadors of Pedro's & our sponsors to the cycling community. Entering our 11th year we're still maintaining our commitments to our sponsors and also working to give back to the local cycling scene via organized trail maintenance projects. Additionally we host weekly Tuesday night mountain bike rides and new this summer, Sunday morning road rides departing from BlueStar on 28th South & 23rd East. Weekly group rides focus on having a good time and all are welcome. Rocky Mountain Cycling Club Sponsors: City Pet Club, Crown Burger, Cyclesmith, Scott Machinery, Finns Restaurant, Downtown Storage, Christopher Kia. Contact: Nick Ekdahl, [email protected] hotmail.com, 801-243-4263 Website: rmcconline.com Type of Cycling: Road, Cyclocross, Mtn, Recreational-Sometimes competitive, other times not so much. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: While we are primarily a road club, we have members rid-

cycling utah.com ing and racing in almost every type of two wheel event...MTB, cyclo-cross, touring, triathalon, pub crawl, etc. We are a pretty laid back fun group of people and encourage anyone who is interested in riding with us to visit our website or stop by Cyclesmith for more information. You are more than welcome to join any of our group rides even if you are not a member. Rooster's Endurance Team Sponsors: Garden Burger, Cott, Edge Composites, Roosters, Scotts Lawn Service, Malan Dental, Intermountain t-shirts, Old School Body Shop, xbalm, Gauss Contact: Brandon Bingham, [email protected], 801-7264411 Website: roostersbrewingco.com Type of Cycling: Triathlon, road racing, mtb racing, cyclocross, running, ultra marathons. Base Location: Ogden, UT Club Statement: The Rooster's endurance team was established to fill a void that existed in the community. While the team's goals, like any other race team, is to compete and win. It is not secondary to the team's ambitions but rather a core function and reason for its existence. Salt Lake Cycling Club, Canyon Bicycles of Salt Lake Sponsors: Canyon Bicycles, Rocky Mountain Bicycles Contact: Mike Hanseen, [email protected] canyonbicycles.com, 801-278-1500 Website: canyonbicycles.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing, MTB Racing, Club rides Base Location: Holladay, UT Club Statement: Salt Lake Cycling is all about having fun on our bikes. Weekly club rides for both road and mountain. Majority of members are road riders. 100% open to all to join. No cliques! No high school theatrics, no judgments just having fun riding bikes. Whether its a fixed gear, single speed mountain, cyclocross or road riding WE LOVE BIKES! Skull Candy/JSA Architects Sponsors: Skull Candy, JSA Architects, Stowell & Crayk, Financial Strategies Institute, Revolution Mountain Sports, Brothers Bikes Contact: Seth Bradley, [email protected], 801-792-5917 Website: skullcandyracing.blogspot. com Type of Cycling: Road, MTB, cyclocross, recreational, advocacy Base Location: Sandy, UT Club Statement: The Skull Candy/JSA Architects team is a new club with a focus on racing and recreational riding for all levels. Team members race in the UCA circuit, the Intermountain Cup mtb series, and the Utah cyclocross series. We also welcome recreational riders and weekend warriors interested in century rides, charity rides, or who just want a group to ride with. Check our blog for club and team ride schedules. Spider Bait Cycling Sponsors: Contact: Derrick Deaton, [email protected] comcast.net, 801-352-7400 Website: facebook.com/group. php?gid=32982807018 Type of Cycling: Road touring and racing Base Location: Sandy, UT Club Statement: We are a club that loves to get out and hit the road! We started by a few friends that started riding and racing together and though it would be fun to start a team. We are about having fun and pushing ourselves to the limit while we are at it. If you like to train HARD and have FUN then we are the club for you. Spin Cycle Racing Sponsors: Spin Cycle, Sisel Sport, Edge Composites, Campy, De Rosa, Hammer Nutrition Contact: Rod Kujacynski, [email protected] spincycleut.com, Website: spincycleutah.com

Type of Cycling: Road Racing, MTB, Recreational Club Rides Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Spin Cycle Racing is focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle with a race winning attitude. We strive to work together, train together, and most of all enjoy the excitement of competition. Spin Cycle Racing is dedicated to providing a platform for cyclists of all levels. Spin Cycle Racing group consists of both racers and club members. We offer casual group rides for our club members and regularly scheduled race training rides. Team nights at Spin Cycle are organized for food, fun and camaraderie. Sugarhouse Cycling Club Sponsors: Contact: Briton Bailey, [email protected], 801-363-2511 Website: sugarhousecyclingclub.com Type of Cycling: Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Sundance Cycling Team Sponsors: Sundance Resort Contact: Czar Johnson, [email protected], 801-223-4123 Website: sundanceresort.com Type of Cycling: Riders of all backgrounds from road to downhill Base Location: Sundance, UT Club Statement: Our club focus is to help engage the local cycling community by putting on quality cycling events including Road Races, Organized Rides, Mountain Bike Races etc. that reach out to all ability levels and backgrounds. We are committed to the core of cycling. Team Bad Ass Coffee Sponsors: Bad Ass Coffee Company,Spin Cycle, Paradise Bakery, Alsco, AltaVista Chiropractic, Fiddler's Elbow, Monin, Ghiradelli, Park City Pedorthics Contact: Steve Dwyer, [email protected], 801-824-2200 Website: slcbadasscoffee.com Type of Cycling: Road Touring with a mission Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Since its creation 4 years ago, Team Bad Ass Coffee has become one of the largest non-racing cycling teams is the state of Utah. Our mission has remained unchanged: Stomp out Pain and Suffering through Cycling by raising funds and awareness to combat devastating diseases. The team consists of friends of all ages and abilities. We ride twice weekly meeting at various locations throughout Northern Utah. What does it take to be member? The right attitude. Team Excelerator p/b Pinnacle Auto Company Sponsors: Pinnacle Auto Company, Peregrine Health, Vitality Nutrition, The Bike Shoppe, Price Orthodontics, Velo Vie Bicycles, SRAM, Matrix Signs, Bunnell Concepts, Best Impressions Photography, World Bicycle Relief. Contact: Ben Towery, [email protected], 801-774-7551 Website: teamexcelerator.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing, Mtb racing, cyclocross and tours Base Location: Clinton, UT Club Statement: Team Excelerator p/b Pinnacle Auto Company was founded in 2008 to support racers of all abilities in improving their access to racing, increase their skills and fitness and provide a fun group of riders to train and race with. Our inaugural year saw 22 top 10 finishes, 11 podiums and 4 wins. 2009 will be bigger and better with a deeper roster  plus we'll be hosting the Powder Mountain Hillclimb June 27th. Team Fast Lane Sponsors: Spin Cycle, Wild Rose Mountain Sports, Studio Cove Health & Fitness, Woolpower, Asmaster Contact: Scott Kelly, [email protected] comcast.net, 801-558-2230 Website: teamfastlane.com Type of Cycling: Triathlon, duathlon,

APRIL 2009 running, road & mountain bike racing, adventure racing, skate skiing Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Team Fast Lane is a USA Triathlon sanctioned club open to individuals of ALL ages and ability levels. Member benefits include access to year round, weekly, coached training sessions, support services, equipment discounts, racing, fellowship, and FUN! Although our primary purpose is as a training program for those interested in participating in the sport of triathlon, many members also train and compete in other sports like duathlon, road and mountain bike racing, alpine, telemark and nordic skiing, long and short distance running, climbing, kayaking, adventure racing, etc. TFL also provides personal, event specific, training for endurance athletes. Team in Training Sponsors: Runner's World, P.F.Chang's, Nike, Powerbar, Seagate, American Airlines and Schwinn Contact: Meg King, [email protected], 801-519-6600 Website: teamintraining.org Type of Cycling: Road tour - training for century rides. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) program began in 1988 and has grown into the world's largest charity sports training program. TNT offers various sport programs with supported training in a team atmosphere. The teams meet weekly and train over a 3-5 month period to help you reach your goal. Team In Training's cycling program offers the opportunity to take on the challenge of 100 miles and make a difference in the lives of 785,829 Americans living with blood cancers. Along with a customized training program and expert coaching, participants train and fundraise in honor of local individuals fighting blood cancers. Team Inertia Cycling Club/Golsan Cycles Sponsors: Golsan Cycles Contact: Crystal Chambers, [email protected] golsancycles.com, 801-446-8183 Website: golsancycles.com Type of Cycling: Recreational road and mountain, Racing Enthusiasts, cycling promotion and advocacy. Base Location: South Jordan, UT Club Statement: Inertia/Golsan Cycles is a group for people wanting to ride their bikes and be introduced to other people who ride. The club for 2009 is open to anyone. Team Revolution Peak Fasteners Sponsors: Revolution Mountain Sports, Peak Fasteners, Cannondale, Giant, Professional Electrical Services, Aspen Family Dentistry, CarboRocket, Continental, Fizik, GU, Crank Brothers, Solitude Mountain Resort Contact: Bob Saffell, [email protected] mac.com, 801-588-9020 Website: teamrevolutionracing.com Type of Cycling: Mountainbike and Cyclocross Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: THE Dirt team in Utah, several team championships since 2004, several individual champions and wins. 100+ hours of trail work, camaraderie and fun. 2008 we were the Unofficial Utah Cycling Omnium Champions, with 2nd place team finishes in the Intermountain Cup and Cyclocross. Team Sugar / White Pine Touring Sponsors: White Pine Touring, Camelbak, Smith, Clifbar, Silver Mountain, Cannondale, Elite Contact: Kari Murray, [email protected] com, 801-232-8354 Website: teamsugar.org Type of Cycling: Mountain bike recreational/advocacy Base Location: Park City, UT Club Statement: Team Sugar, established in 2003, is a dedicated group of women mountain bikers devoted to introducing as many women as



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possible to the sport. Team Sugar provides free women's rides every Tuesday night throughout the summer, which allows women to learn mountain bike skills, local trails, etc. in a non-competitive environment. Team Sugar rides begin the first Tuesday after Memorial Day and leave at 6 p.m. sharp from White Pine Touring in Park City. The Fan Cycling Club Sponsors: KJZZ The Fan, Canyon Bicycles Draper, Guthrie's Bicycles, Timpanogos Cyclery, Blackbottoms Cycle Wear, Jamba Juice. Contact: Rod Boynton, [email protected], 801-494-4055 Website: TheFanCycling.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing, Road Touring, Mtb Riders who'd like to get in shape too! Base Location: Salt Lake and Utah County, UT Club Statement: The Fan Cycling club offers three to four weekly rides from beginner to advanced pace. Scheduled rides are posted on our website and include everything from long mountainous tours, to short, fun, social rides. Pick up a jersey at one of our sponsoring shops and enjoy great club discounts. Rides will be leaving weekly from Canyon bicycles, in Draper Guthries, in SLC and Racers Cycle Service, in Provo. The X-Men Sponsors: Contact: Thomas Cooke, [email protected] utahbroadband.com, 435-901-1752 Website: x-mencyclingteam.com Type of Cycling: All types of riding. Base Location: Park City, UT Club Statement: Our club was founded in 1995, and that makes the few of us left really old. It's the club that just won't go away. We've had national champions, state champions, now we are just a bunch of folks who ride every once in awhile. The Young Riders Sponsors: Tifosi , TOSH Park City, Mountain Trails Foundation, Sumsion Orthodontics, Jans, White Pine Touring, Deer Valley Resort Contact: Tom Noaker, [email protected], 435-901-1766 Website: youngriders.com Type of Cycling: Road, Mountain (cross country), and cyclo-cross racing Base Location: Park City, UT Club Statement: The Young Riders' is a Park City based non-profit organization that seeks to introduce youth to the life long sport of cycling. 'The Race Team' involves riders ages 13-18 who are interested in participating in local, regional and national competitions. Group training sessions begin in April and continue through August 15th. Road and mountain (single track) training sessions are scheduled throughout the period with weekly races beginning mid May. Utah Premier / Ski Utah Cycling Team (formerly Vanguard Cycling Team) Sponsors: Ski Utah, Canyon Bicycles (SLC), Reynolds Cycling Contact: Bill Cutting, [email protected], 801-949-4080 Website: skiutahcycling.com Type of Cycling: Primarily road cycling and road racing. 50 percent recreational, 50 percent competitive. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Whether you are an aggressive competitor looking for teammates and support, a newcomer hoping to try racing for the first time, or a weekender in search of riding partners, the Ski Utah Cycling Team/ Utah Premier Cycling Club atmosphere will enrich your cycling experience. Promoter: Annual Sanpete Classic Road Race, Salt Palace Criterium (now affiliated with the Tour of Utah), and the weekly Criterium at the Driver’s License Division (formerly known as the DMV Crit.) Co-Sponsor (with team member Jeremy Smith) of the Triple-Valley Stage Race.

Utah Rocky Mountain Bikers (URMB) Sponsors: R&R Environmental Inc. Other: Parks Sportsman, Out N Back, Utahmountainbiking.com Contact: Kerry Smith, [email protected] org, 801-221-9365 Website: urmb.org Type of Cycling: Mountain Biking, trail maintenance/building and advocacy Base Location: Orem, UT Club Statement: URMB is a club of mountain biking enthusiasts centered in Utah County. We are riders, trail builders, trail advocates and partners with other trail users. We look beyond the next bend in the trail and the next ride to ensure trails for the future. URMB has adopted in partnership with the Pleasant Grove Ranger District of the United States Forest Service several trails in American Fork Canyon (Sections of : Ridge Trail #157, Ridge Connector #216, Salamander Flat #150, Pine Hollow #047, Willow Hollow #159, & South Fork Little Deer Creek #252) sections of the Utah County Bonneville Shoreline trail (Bridal Veil Falls to Squaw Peak Road #219 and Orem and Lindon Sections). Total adopted trail miles 16. We are also work with Provo City and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee. URMB is an IMBA affiliated club (since 2004). We follow IMBA Rules of the Trail. Utah State University Cycling (USU Cycling) Sponsors: Sunrise Cyclery, Carmichael Training Systems, USU Outdoor Recreation Center, Condies Foods, Louie's Electric, Dunn Reality, Evan Lefevfre Chiropractic, SE Needham Jewelry, Fizik Contact: Eric Gardiner, [email protected] gmail.com, 801-660-9173 Website: usucycling.com Type of Cycling: Collegiate Mountain, Cyclocross, and Road Base Location: Logan, UT Club Statement: The goals of USU Cycling are: to provide an opportunity for fair and safe competition for collegiate cyclists; to support a diverse group of events including road racing, cyclocross and mountain biking, and to promote an increase in the number of members of the club, the number of events promoted by the club and the level of competition. Utah Valley University Sponsors: Contact: Mason Law, [email protected] gmail.com, 801-891-5275 Website: Type of Cycling: Base Location: Orem, UT Club Statement: UVU Cycling Club promotes cycling through competitive racing and recreational riding. We are involved in enhancing performance through education and training. The club is open for any person to join, so come check us out! UtahMountainBiking.com Sponsors: UtahMountainBiking.com, Mad Scientist Software, Inc., Cedar Cycle Contact: Michael Engberson, [email protected] madsci.com, 801-653-2589 Website: UtahMountainBiking.com Type of Cycling: Mtb Racing, Mtb recreational riding, Cyclocross, Trail Advocacy, Road Racing, Road Touring. Base Location: Lehi and Alpine, UT Club Statement: Winners of the Intermountain Cup Race Series team competition in 2008,UtahMountainBiking.com is a very friendly bunch, willing to accept any biker of any level. We are in need of beginner racers! Team membership has many benefits including group rides, new biking friends, encouragement, advice, bike repair assistance, discount parts, etc. We would love to have you on our team. The UtahMountainBiking.com website is a great source of information on Utah trails, bike repair, and community biking forums, as well as information on how to join our team. Come ride with us!

cycling utah.com Velosport Racing Sponsors: FFKR Architects, SportsBaseOnline, Tour of Utah, Café Rio, Coaching Beyond Limits, Axis41 Contact: Travis Horton, [email protected], 801-230-5904 Website: velosportracing.com Type of Cycling: Road Racing & Cyclocross Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Our ranks include the complete spectrum of racers from talented juniors, to Cat 1,2, & 3s, and highly accomplished masters racers. Experienced members enjoy mentoring newcomers to the sport as well as striving to improve themselves. Our team offers the perfect environment to hone your riding skills, improve your fitness, learn how to race, and meet genuine people. We take the sport of cycling seriously but have a lot of fun along the way.

Club Statement: For 2009, WWCC will focus exclusively on racing. In the past we have had both a race team and a recreational riding club, but for 09 we have decided to narrow our focus to racing. We were originally founded in 2000 and our mission is, and has been, to foster and encourage women to join the sport of competitive cycling by providing a fun, safe, and supportive environment for women. Zions Bank Z-Team Sponsors: Zions Bank Contact: Marty Nowling, Marty. [email protected], [email protected], 801-844-5107 Website: zteamcycling.org Type of Cycling: Charity Road Team

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and Triathlon Team Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: The Z-team is comprise of riders of all abilities and welcomes employees and clients, as well as friends and family members of bank employees and clients, as well as friends and family members of bank employees. The team holds one training ride per month and participates in many different charity rides from February through October including: Skinny Tire Festival, Salt Lake City Marathon, Cactus Hugger, Ghost Town Century, Salt Lake City Century, Harmon's MS 150, ULCER, LOTOJA, Moab Century, Heber Valley Century, and Park City Century. All riders are welcome to join the team!

Letter to the Editor

Wasatch Mountain Club Sponsors: Contact: Barbara Hanson, [email protected], 801-485-0132 Website: wasatchmountainclub.org Type of Cycling: Self contained road touring and recreational road and mountain. Base Location: Salt Lake City, UT Club Statement: Established in 1920, the Wasatch Mountain Club is a recreational outdoor club for adults. Activities include both mountain and road bicycling as well as hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, boating, social programs and conversations efforts. Activity listings, including rides, are posted each month in the club publication, "The Rambler" which can also be viewed on our Web page.

Lawless Cyclists Last Friday (3/20/09) at about 5 pm I was driving northbound on Wasatch Blvd between 4500 S. and 3300 S having just driven 300 miles from southern Utah to visit my son in SLC. I was extremely angered to see a woman cyclist also riding north on Wasatch, run the red lights at both 3900 S. and the street that goes up Millcreek. She feigned turning right at both corners, rode about 20 feet east on each road, then dropped back onto Wasatch. That is exactly the kind of lawless behavior that gives cyclists a bad name. What makes an adult cyclist think he/she is entitled to run a red light at anytime? I just don't get it! -Lucy Ormond

Wasatch Women's Cycling Club Granger Medical Clinic Sponsors: Granger Medical Clinic, The Bolt Center, Pinon Café, JR Smith Coaching, Clif, and Revolution Contact: Darcie Strong, [email protected] hotmail.com, 801-815-4847 Website: Type of Cycling: Road racing although we do have some team members who do mtb racing and cyclocross. Base Location: North Salt Lake, UT

Quality Bike Parts Delays Opening of Utah Distribution Center

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Quality Bike Parts, a major US distributor of bike parts and bicycles, announced recently that it would delay opening its Western distribution center until at least 2010. An uncertain national economic climate, the fact that their Minnesota facility is not yet at full capacity, reduced fuel prices, and high real estate prices were the main reasons given for the delay. QBP is still actively planning on opening the facility, most likely in Ogden or Salt Lake City.



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SOUTHERN UTAH Brian Head

Brian Head Resort Mountain Bike Park 329 S. Hwy 143 (in the Giant Steps Lodge) P.O. Box 190008 Brian Head, UT 84719 (435) 677-3101 brianhead.com

Cedar City

Cedar Cycle 38 E. 200 S. Cedar City, UT 84720 (435) 586-5210 cedarcycle.com

Hurricane

Over the Edge Sports 76 E. 100 S. Hurricane, UT 84737 (435) 635-5455 otesports.com

Moab

Chile Pepper

702 S. Main (next to Moab Brewery) Moab, UT 84532 (435) 259-4688 (888) 677-4688 chilebikes.com

Poison Spider Bicycles 497 North Main Moab, UT 84532 (435) 259-BIKE (800) 635-1792 poisonspiderbicycles.com

Uranium Bicycles

284 N. Main Street Moab, UT 84532 (435) 259-2928 uraniumbicycles.com

Price

BicycleWorks

640 E. Main Street Price, UT 84501 (435) 637-BIKE fuzzysbicycleworks.com

St. George

Bicycles Unlimited

90 S. 100 E. St. George, UT 84770 (435) 673-4492 (888) 673-4492 bicyclesunlimited.com

Desert Cyclery

NORTHERN UTAH

Logan Joyride Bikes 65 S. Main St. Logan, UT 84321 (435) 753-7175

Zion Cycles

868 Zion Park Blvd. P.O. Box 624 Springdale, UT 84767 (435) 772-0400 zioncycles.com

Diamond Peak Mountain Sports

2429 N. Highway 158 Eden, UT 84310 (801) 745-0101 diamondpeak.biz

Sunrise Cyclery

The Bike Shoppe

138 North 100 East Logan, UT 84321 (435) 753-3294 sunrisecyclery.net

4390 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT 84403 (801) 476-1600 thebikeshoppe.com

Bingham Cyclery

1895 S. Washington Blvd. Odgen, UT 84401 (801) 399-4981 binghamcyclery.com

Wimmer's Ultimate Bicycles 745 N. Main St. Logan, UT 84321 (435) 752-2326

Canyon Sports Outlet

699 W. Riverdale Road Riverdale, UT 84405 (801) 436-2018 canyonsports.com

Park City Brothers Bikes 520 N. Main Street, #DHeber City, UT 84032 (435) 657-9570 brothersbikes.com

Cole Sport 1615 Park Avenue Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-4806 colesport.com

Dharma Wheels Cyclery 6415 N. Business Park Loop Rd. #J Park City, UT 84098 (435) 658-0032 dharmawheelscyclery.com

Skyline Cycle

834 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401 (801) 394-7700 skylinecyclery.com

Davis County Bountiful Bountiful Bicycle Center 2482 S. Hwy 89 Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 295-6711 bountifulbicycle.com

Saturday Cycles

2204 N. 640 W. West Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 298-1740 saturdaycycles.com

Kaysville

The Biker’s Edge

232 N. Main Street Kaysville, UT 84037 (801) 544-5300 bebikes.com

Jans Mountain Outfitters 1600 Park Avenue P.O. Box 280 Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-4949 jans.com

Stein Eriksen Sport @ The Stein Eriksen Lodge

Sunset

Bingham Cyclery

2317 North Main Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 825-8632 binghamcyclery.com

Salt Lake County Central Valley

7700 Stein Way (mid-mountain/Silver Lake) Deer Valley, UT 84060 (435) 658-0680

Canyon Bicycles

steineriksen.com

Canyon Sports

Vernal

Springdale

Weber County Eden/Huntsville

Ogden

446 W. 100 S. (100 S. and Bluff) St. George, UT 84770 (435) 674-3185 redrockbicycle.com 140 N. 400 W. St. George, UT 84770 (435) 215-4251 sunset-cycles.com

WASATCH FRONT

joyridebikes.com

White Pine Touring

Sunset Cycles

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BICYCLE SHOP DIRECTORY

1450 S. Hilton Drive St. George, UT 84770 (435) 674-2929 (866) 674-2929 desertcyclery.com desertbiketours.com

Red Rock Bicycle Co.

cycling utah.com

1790 Bonanza Drive P.O. Box 280 Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-8710

3969 Wasatch Blvd. (Olympus Hills Mall) Salt Lake City, UT 84124 (801) 278-1500 canyonbicycles.com 1844 E. Ft. Union Blvd. (7000 S.) Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (801) 942-3100 canyonsports.com

Cottonwood Cyclery

2594 Bengal Blvd Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 (801) 942-1015 cottonwoodcyclery.com

whitepinetouring.com

Altitude Cycle

Spin Cycle

4233 S. Highland Drive Holladay, UT 84117 (801) 277-2626 (888) 277-SPIN spincycleut.com

580 E. Main Street Vernal, UT 84078 (435) 781-2595 altitudecycle.com

NEVADA

Boulder City

BC Adventure Bicycles 1323 Arizona St. Boulder City, NV 89005 (702) 293-0599 bouldercitybikes.com

Salt Lake City Bicycle Center

2200 S. 700 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 484-5275 bicyclecenter.com

Cyclesmith 250 S. 1300 E.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 582-9870 cyclesmithslc.com

Bingham Cyclery

Staats Bike Shop

Fishers Cyclery

Taylor's Bike Shop

336 W. Broadway (300 S) Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 583-1940 binghamcyclery.com 2175 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 466-3971 fisherscyclery.com

Go-Ride Mountain Bikes 3232 S. 400 E., #300 Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 474-0081 go-ride.com Guthrie Bicycle 803 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 484-0404 guthriebike.com

Hyland Cyclery

2063 E. 9400 S. Sandy, UT 84093 (801) 943-8502 staatsbikes.com

2600 W. 12600 S. Riverton, UT (801) 253-1881 taylorsbikeshop.com

Taylor's Bike Shop

3269 W. 5400 S. Taylorsville, UT 84118 (801) 969-4995 taylorsbikeshop.com

Utah County American Fork/Lehi/ Pleasant Grove

3040 S. Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 467-0914 hylandcyclery.com

Bike Barn

Salt Lake City

Bike Peddler

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) 3285 E. 3300 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84109 (801) 486-2100 rei.com

SLC Bicycle Collective

2312 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 328-BIKE slcbikecollective.org

Salt Lake City Bicycle Company 177 E. 200 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 746-8366 slcbike.com

The Bike Guy

1555 So. 900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-860-1528 thebikeguyslc.com

201 E. State St. Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 768-0660 [email protected] 24 East Main American Fork, UT 84003 801-756-5014

Timpanogos Cyclery

665 West State St. Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 801-796-7500

Trek Bicycles of American Fork Meadows Shopping Center 356 N 750 W, #D-11 American Fork, UT 84003 (801) 763-1222 trekAF.com

Payson

Downhill Cyclery

36 W. Utah Ave Payson, UT 84651 (801) 465-8881 downhillcyclery.com

Provo/Orem

Wasatch Touring

Bingham Cyclery

Wild Rose Sports

Mad Dog Cycles

702 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 359-9361 wasatchtouring.com 702 3rd Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 533-8671 wildrosesports.com

South Valley

187 West Center Provo, UT 84601 (801) 374-9890 binghamcyclery.com 360 E. 800 S. Orem, UT 84097 (801) 222-9577

maddogcycles.com

Axis Sports

Mad Dog Cycles

Bingham Cyclery

Park’s Sportsman

12300 S 107 E Draper, UT 84020 (801) 495-4455 [email protected] 1300 E. 10510 S. (106th S.) Sandy, UT 84092 (801) 571-4480 binghamcyclery.com

Canyon Bicycles

762 E. 12300 South Draper, UT 84020 (801) 576-8844 canyonbicyclesdraper.com

Golsan Cycles

10445 S. Redwood Road South Jordan, UT 84095 (801) 446-8183 golsancycles.com

Infinite Cycles

3818 W. 13400 S. #600 Riverton, UT 84065 (801) 523-8268 infinitecycles.com

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) 230 W. 10600 S. Sandy, UT 84070 (801) 501-0850 rei.com

Revolution Bicycles 8714 S. 700 E. Sandy, UT 84070 (801) 233-1400 revolutionutah.com

936 E. 450 N. Provo, UT 84606 (801) 356-7025 maddogcycles.com 644 North State St. Orem,  UT 84057 (801) 225-0227 parkssportsman.com

Racer’s Cycle Service 159 W. 500 N. Provo, UT 84601 (801) 375-5873 racerscycle.net

Taylor's Bike Shop

1520 N. Freedom Blvd. Provo, UT 84064 (801) 377-8044 taylorsbikeshop.com

Saratoga Springs Epic Biking

1284 Redwood Road Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 (801) 653-2039 epicbiking.com

Springville

Blayn’s Cycling

284 S. Main Street Springville, UT 84663 (801) 489-5106 blaynscycling.com



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RACE RESULTS

Mountain Bike Racing Red Rock Desert Rampage 2009, Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series, Race # 1 of 12, St. George Utah, March 7, 2009. 12 & Under 1. Zachary Peterson; UtahMountainBiking. com 2. Joshua Peterson; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:30:28 3. Chandler Harris 0:30:40 4. Jonah Fambro; Young Riders 0:30:43 5. Tyler Mullins; Racer’s Cycle Service 0:31:54 6. Brayden Nielsen; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:32:55 7. Cameron Larson; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 0:34:37 8. Harrison Woodard; UtahMountainBiking.com 0:35:08 9. Shawn Nielson; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:35:26 10. Alycia Hafen; Team Hafen 0:36:25 9 & Under 1. Wesley Wallenfels; LW Coaching 0:17:38 2. Thane Reid 0:17:59 3. Bryn Bingham; Roosters 0:18:15 4. Hunter Ransom; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:18:24 5. Payton D. Douglass; Logan Race Club 0:18:36 6. Jonny Vizmeg; Mad Dog Cycles 0:18:37 7. Jakob Haderlie; Wimmers Ultimate Cycles 0:18:48 8. Thomas Zenger; Racers Cycle Service 0:18:49 9. Jaxon VanWagoner; UtahMountainBiking.com 0:18:50 10. Maddi McGee; McGhies 0:19:12 Beg Men 19-29 1. Jon Kirkman 0:38:05 2. David Newmann 0:38:12 3. Brad Swenson 0:41:55 4. Mark Passey 0:42:40 5. Corey Markisich 0:44:34 6. Rob Swenson 0:48:23 7. Kevin Anders 0:48:46 8. Ladd Bradley 0:49:41 9. Eric Swenson 0:49:42 10. Kyle Gull 0:53:54 Beg Men 30-39 1. Billy Royal; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 0:36:35 2. Brady Theobald; Mad Dog Cycles 0:38:11 3. Mike Horne 0:38:24 4. Don Christensen 0:39:20 5. Justin Mellen 0:39:35 6. Chris Dale 0:39:50 7. Ryan Nielsen; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:41:00 8. Justin Thomas; Mad Dog Cycles 0:41:45 Beg Men 40+ 1. Danny K. Larisch 0:40:40 2. Troy Houston; Team Red Rock 0:40:41 3. Steve Winters; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:42:15 4. Dominic Bria; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:42:50 5. Mark K. Crosby; Racer’s Cycle Service 0:43:22 6. Greg Campbell 0:43:44 7. Chip Childs; Team Red Rock 0:44:14 8. Dale Hutchings; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:44:23 Beginner 13-15 1. Noah Talley; Elkridge 0:39:38 2. Andrew C. Flake 0:39:42 3. Brock Embley; FD Racing 0:49:03 4. Greyson Gyllenskog; Canyon Bicycles Draper 0:51:37 5. Tanner Allen; Canyon Bicycles Draper 0:51:42 6. Dusty Argyle; Racer’s Cycle Service 0:51:51 7. Sam Allen; Canyon Bicycles Draper 0:52:02 8. Kelton Satterthwaite; Edge Composites/ Bikers Edge 0:52:10 Beginner 16-18 1. Dee Larsen; Team Red Rock 0:38:13 2. Austin A. Bolingbroke 0:38:14 3. Ian Palfreyman; Joyride Bikes /EK Ekcessories 0:40:55 4. Seth Ferguson; Mad Dog Cycles 0:49:02 5. Azariah Fawson 0:57:12 Beginner Women 1. Sarah Ingebretsen; Racer’s Cycle Service 0:44:52 2. Gayle Olpin 0:46:14 3. Toby Nishikaua; Skyline Bikeshop 0:47:27 4. Patty Sorenson; Mad Dog Cycles 0:48:22 5. Rachel Hutchings; UtahMountainBiking. com 0:53:43 6. Jaime Bates; Canyon Bicycles 0:53:53 7. Hillary Kirkman 0:55:20 8. Ashleigh Cramer; Racer’s Cycle Service 0:55:40 9. Trish Glenn 0:56:10 10. Callie Moore 1:00:38 Clydesdale 1. Chris P. Douglass; Logan Race Club 1:27:19 2. Greg Johnson; Mad Dog Cycles 1:38:24 3. Trevor Bee 1:43:08 4. Eric M. Rose; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:44:03

5. Aaron Mullins; Racers Cycle Service 1:44:17 6. Jeff Rose; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:46:37 7. Jared Loosli; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:54:51 Exp Men 19-29 1. Daniel Nelson; Racers Cycle Service 1:28:40 2. Eric Ellis; UtahMountainBiking.com 1:31:18 3. Reed Abbott; Mad Dog Cycles 1:33:24 4. Brian Tolbert; KUHL/Scott USA 1:35:30 5. Tanner Cottle; Porcupine/Specalized 1:36:39 6. Ryan Blaney; KUHL/Scott USA 1:38:13 7. Ryan Krusemark; KUHL/Scott USA 1:39:00 8. Stewart Goodwin; Euclid Outdoors/ Goodwin Media 1:39:25 Exp Men 30-39 1. Mark Johansen; Racers Cycle Service 1:29:40 2. Matt McGee; McGhies 1:32:04 3. Joel Zenger; Racers Cycle Service 1:32:57 4. Mike Luper; Skull Candy/JSA Architects 1:34:25 5. Adam Heckmann; Racers Cycle Service 1:34:54 6. Ryan Ashbridge; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:34:56 7. Bryan Gillespie; Monavie/Cannondale 1:35:44 8. Chad Davis; KUHL/Scott USA 1:36:07 Exp Men 40+ 1. Mike Hileman; Allegiant Air/Pain MD’s 1:33:23 2. Brad Keyes 1:33:58 3. Kenny Jones; Racers Cycle Service 1:34:57 4. Chris Bingham; Roosters 1:35:50 5. Bob McCall; Allegiant Air/Pain MD’s 1:37:19 6. Dave Smith; Team Red Rock 1:37:20 7. Darrell Davis; Contender 1:39:16 8. Daren Cottle; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 1:39:17 Expert Women 1. Mary Wilcox; Kuhl/Scott 1:14:58 2. Erin Collins; Fezzari 1:16:14 3. Jenelle Kremer; Revolution/Peak Fastener 1:16:15 4. Shanda Jeppson; UtahMountainBiking. com/Cedar Cycle 1:17:19 5. Emily Hawkes; ylime 1:22:53 6. Heather Gilbert; Cutthroat Racing 1:25:22 7. Kristi McILmoil; Granger Medical 1:39:19 Men 50+ 1. Jay Griffin; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:15:19 2. Dana Harrison; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:15:21 3. Curt Bates; Canyon Bicycles 1:17:00 4. Roger Gillespie; Monavie/Cannondale 1:18:04 5. Steve Moss; Team Red Rock 1:18:05 6. Kevin Johansen; Racers Cycle Service 1:18:07 7. Bruce Lymar; Mad Dog Cycles 1:18:26 8. Gary Strabala; NuVision 1:19:37 Men 57+ 1. Dwight Hibdon 1:22:16 2. Jim Westenskow; Roosters 1:23:15 3. Bill Dark; Mad Dog Cycles 1:26:07 4. Joel Quinn; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:26:32 5. Bruce R. Argyle; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:33:35 6. Gene Poncelet 1:36:31 7. David Lind; Pull My Finger 1:40:08 Pro Men 1. Bart Gillespie; Monavie/Cannondale 1:46:58 2. Rob Squire; Bingham Cyclery 1:46:59 3. Alex Grant; Monavie/Cannondale 1:47:25 4. Travis Brown; TREK 1:50:45 5. David Welsh; KUHL/Scott USA 1:51:47 6. Chris Holley; Subaru/Gary Fisher/Mad Dog 1:53:16 7. Reed Wycoff; Contender 1:53:53 8. Mitchell Peterson; Monavie/ Cannondale 1:54:29 Pro Women 1. Amanda Carey; Kenda/Tomac/Hayes 1:39:52 2. Erika Powers; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:44:14 3. Kara Holley; Subaru/Gary Fisher/Mad Dog 1:44:45 4. Jennifer Hanks; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:44:50 5. DJ Morisette; Over The Edge Sports 1:59:22 Single-Speed 1. Von Edwards; Spin Cycle 1:06:42 2. Chris Cole 1:09:54 3. Rick Sunderlage; Omniture 1:10:32 4. Devon Alvarez; White Pine Touring 1:12:28 5. Sam Clark; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:12:45 6. Andrew Branaum 1:14:43 7. Cori Jones 1:16:00 8. Jeff Strong 1:16:27 9. Adam Lisonbee; Gary Fisher/Subaru/ Mad Dog Cycles 1:18:01 10. Andrew Smith 1:18:02 Sport Women

1. Margaret Harris; Racers Cycle Service 1:29:39 2. Meg Plank; KUHL/Scott USA 1:29:55 3. Julie Conner; McGhies/Whooha Gear 1:30:19 4. Kelsey Bingham; Roosters 1:31:19 5. Dot Verbrugge; Mad Dog Cycles 1:33:28 6. Meri Bruin; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:35:18 7. Kellie Williams; Racers Cycle Service/ Subaru 1:38:14 8. Catherine Reay; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:38:15 Sport/Expert 13-15 1. Justin Griffin; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:18:12 2. Griffin Park; Jolly Circle Racing 1:27:20 3. Hunter Tolbert; KUHL/Scott USA 1:31:16 4. Parker Goodwin; Goodwin Media 1:40:13 5. Damon Harris 1:41:18 6. Jake VanWagoner; UtahMountainBiking.com 1:52:35 7. Gabe Hargett; Jolly Circle Racing 1:53:47 Sport/Expert 16-18 1. Danny VanWagoner; KUHL/Scott USA 1:15:18 2. Tim Moody; LES 1:15:50 3. Merrick Taylor; KUHL/Scott USA 1:16:16 4. Dylan Tanner; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:18:09 5. John Burton; Joyride/Ekcessories 1:18:25 6. Gene Copinas; Team Mata 1:19:10 7. Parker DeGray; Young Riders 1:23:17 8. Joseph Moffitt; Mad Dog Cycles 1:24:53 9. Erik Lyons; Autoliv 1:25:53 Spt Men 19-29 1. Daniel Zvirzdin 1:10:35 2. Christopher Worman; NRL Racing 1:12:45 3. Daniel Harper; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:13:00 4. Timothy Rude 1:14:14 5. Benjamin Abbott; Joyride/Ekcessories 1:14:54 6. Dave Larsen; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:15:16 7. Rick Washburn; Mad Dog 1:16:10 8. Jeffrey D. Heal 1:16:11 Spt Men 30-34 1. Gary Rock; Sunset Cycles 1:10:46 2. Matt Brown; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:10:50 3. Jon Rose; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:11:43 4. Derek Ransom; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:12:00 5. Corey Larrabee; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:12:09 6. Colt Albrecht; Team Red Rock 1:12:40 7. Pat Terry; Racers Cycle Service 1:14:59 8. Casey Birkholz; Roosters 1:15:16 Spt Men 35-39 1. Ken Costa ; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:13:22 2. Jason Hafen; Team Red Rock 1:13:26 3. Jason Rich 1:14:53 4. Darren Harris; UtahMountainBiking. com 1:15:38 5. Adam Koch; Skull Candy/JSA Architects 1:16:09 6. Steve Parrish 1:16:12 7. Rich Bruin; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:16:26 8. Steve Bender; Bikers Edge 1:18:08 Spt Men 40+ 1. Paul Bracken; Team Red Rock 1:11:16 2. Steve Larsen; Team Red Rock 1:12:59 3. Brad Sneed; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:13:55 4. Kevin Moffitt; Mad Dog Cycles 1:15:18 5. Reed Topham; Hyland Cyclery 1:16:17 6. Mike Driver; Fast Donkeys 1:16:28 7. Bill Lenhart; High Rollers 1:17:16 8. Mark Pasternak; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 1:17:17 Women 35+ 1. Destiny Ortiz 0:42:48 2. Kendra Clark; Mad Dog Cycles 0:43:50 3. Jennifer Curm; Mad Dog Cycles 0:45:51 4. Gigi Austria; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 0:46:58 5. Heather L. Hemmingway-Hales; Revolution/Peak Fasteners 0:46:59 6. Melissa Quigley 0:48:14 7. Sandra Frei; Team Red Rock 0:48:52 8. Robin Kirker 0:51:56

Road Racing RMR Crit, Rocky Mountain Raceways, 6555 West 2100 South, West Valley City, Utah, March 7, 2009 A Flite 1. David Harward; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 2. Chase Pinkham; Canyon Bicycles Draper 3. Ryan Littlefield; Contender Bicycles 4. Nate Page; Mi Duole/Barbacoa 5. Michael Sohm; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 7. Rob Brasher; Spin Cycle Racing 8. Brian Boudreau 9. Anthony Johnson; FFKR/ SportsBaseOnline.Com 10. Jason Castor; Contender Bicycles B Flite 2. Darin Wilson; Spin Cycle Racing 5. Mark Chrysler; Team Dare

7. John Kimball; Contender Bicycles 8. Mark Miller; Canyon Bicycles Draper 9. Dave Sharp; Cyclesmith/RMCC 10. Marek Shon; Cyclesmith/RMCC C Flite 1. Scott Powers; Spin Cycle Racing 2. Cody Rohovit; FFKR/SportsBaseOnline. Com 3. Rick Finlayson 4. Nolan Finlayson 5. Hugh Garner 6. Chad Burt; Porcupine 7. Michael Profski; Canyon Bicycles Draper RMR Crit, Rocky Mountain Raceways, 6555 West 2100 South, West Valley City, Utah, March 14, 2009 A Flite 1. David Harward; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 3. Andre Gonzalez; Canyon Bicycles Draper 4. Brent Cannon; Mi Duole/Barbacoa 6. Chase Pinkham; Canyon Bicycles Draper 7. Jon Baddley; Contender Bicycles 9. Rodney Smith; Contender Bicycles 10. Nick Ekdahl; Cyclesmith/RMCC B Flite 1. Justin Healy; Cyclesmith/RMCC 3. Mark Miller; Canyon Bicycles Draper 4. Shane Dunleavy; Ski Utah 5. Todd Neumarker; Porcupine 6. Greg Steele; Wattage Training 7. Zack Butterfield; Canyon Bicycles Draper 10. Karsten Shumway; Spin Cycle Racing C Flite 1. Garrett Burbidge; Mi Duole/Barbacoa 2. Paul La Stayo; 4 Corners/Cycle Therapy 3. Micheal Busch; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 4. Rick Finlayson 5. Scott Powers; Spin Cycle Racing 6. Alex Kim Spin; Cycle Racing 8. Cody Rohovit; FFKR/SportsBaseOnline. Com 9. Darin Armstong; Porcupine 10. Hugh Garner RMR Crit, Rocky Mountain Raceways, 6555 West 2100 South, West Valley City, Utah, March 21, 2009 A Flite 1. David Harward; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 2. Chase Pinkham; Canyon Bicycles Draper 3. Andre Gonzalez; Canyon Bicycles Draper 4. Rodney Smith; Contender Bicycles 7. Eric Flynn; FFKR/SportsBaseOnline.Com 8. Ben Nichols; Porcupine/Specialized Racing 9. Jon Gallagher; Cole Sport 10. Jason Castor; Contender Bicycles B Flite 1. Justin Healy; Cyclesmith/RMCC 2. Erik Harrington; Cyclesmith/RMCC 3. Chris White; Cyclesmith/RMCC 4. David Coates; Canyon Bicycles Draper 6. Todd Neumarker; Porcupine 7. Ryan LeMone; Evo Racing 8. Pat Greis 9. Chris Davidson; Ford Cycling 10. Greg Steele; Wattage Training C Flite 1. Scott Powers; Spin Cycle Racing 3. Nolan Finlayson 4. Patrick Morton; Ski Utah 5. Nate Vorwaller 7. Lance Gamero; Spin Cycle Racing 10. Scott Kiser; Spin Cycle Racing Calville Bay Classic Southern Nevada Stage Race, Prologue TT, Crit, RR, Callville Bay Resort, Boulder City, Nevada, February 28 - March 1, 2009 Jr Men 10-12 1. Daniel Willett; ACQUA AL 2/San Diego Bicycle Club 2. Nicholas Castellano; Southern California Velo 3. Jeremy Lopez; Southern California Velo 4. Hans Hansel Jr Men 13-14 1. Kristopher Maile; Las Vegas Racing 2. Nathan Rico; Sho-air/Sonance 3. Zane Torre; JET Cycling 4. Sean Edwards; Team Chicken Ranch 5. Brennan Benko; Team Chicken Ranch Jr Men 15-16 1. Kyle Torres; Sho-air/Sonance 2. Erik Volotzky; Major Motion Cycling Club 3. Alexander Kusztyk; Southern California Velo 4. Michael Toth; Echelon Santa Barbara 5. Bryan Galvan; JETCycling 6. Nicholas Tarrant; Southern California Velo 7. Michael Shein; Sho-air/Sonance 8. Collin Shelley; Unattached Jr Men 17-18 1. Timothy Moody 2. Tyler Wall; Ski Utah Cycling Team 3. Joshua Courtney; Southern California Velo 4. David Tarrant; Southern California Velo 5. Teal Buchi 6. Jorge Luis Higuera; San Diego Bicycle Club 7. Connor McCutcheon; Bear Valley Bikes 8. Eric Landman; ACQUA AL 2/San Diego Bicycle Club 9. Sam Simmons; Southern California Velo 10. Cody Wignall; FFKR Architects/ SportsBaseOnline.com

Jr Women 10-14 1. Tara McCormick; Hawk Relay Cycling Team 2. Amelia Tanner; JET Cycling 3. Nicole Maile; Las Vegas Racing Masters 4-5 35+ 1. Preciliano Diaz Molina; Team CES Racing 2. Cedric Henley 3. James Ransweiler; NU Vision Cyclery 4. Jon Harrison 5. Dan Rudd; Team Chicken Ranch 6. James Wimberly 7. Dale Raymond; Velo Allegro 8. Chris Payne Masters Men 35+ 1. Louie Amelburu; PaulTracy.com 2. Chris DeMarchi; Amgen/Giant Masters 3. Gustavo Corona; Amgen-Giant Masters 4. Greg Leibert; Cynergy Cycles Race Team 5. Hector Saldana; Sho-Air/Specialized US Factory Team 6. Stephen Ferretti; Sho-air/Sonance 7. Craig Kidd; Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts (ICE) 8. Gilbert Correa; Amgen/Giant Masters Masters Men 45+ 1. Keith Ketterer; Amgen/Giant Masters 2. Peter Sullivan; Amgen/Giant Masters 3. John Hatchitt; CA Pools Racing 4. Mark Schaefer; PaulTracy.com 5. David Gonyer; CA Pools Racing 6. Robert Willcox; UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 7. Bruce Balch; PaulTracy.com 8. Kim Bleth; Team Chicken Ranch Masters Men 55+ 1. Warren Wicks; Swami’s Cycling Club 2. Kalman Szkalak; UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 3. William Tippets; UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 4. John Wagnon; Liquid Fitness/Adageo Energy Reno 5. Richard Pollock; Citrus Valley Velo 6. Stephen Horine; UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 7. Peter Rupert; Team Chicken Ranch 8. Raphael Gomez; Cycles Veloce Masters Men 60+ 1. Kenny Fuller; Cycles Veloce 2. John Rubcic; UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 3. Benjamin Maciel; Citrus Valley Velo 4. James Morehouse; McGhie’s High Roller Bicycle Club 5. Steve Close; Team Chicken Ranch 6. Bruce Steele; South Bay Wheelmen 7. Paul Springer; Citrus Valley Velo 8. Paul Rachat; Pro Cyclery 9. Vicente Gomez; Team Simple Green Sr Men 1,2 1. Ben Day; Fly V. Australia 2. Thomas Nelson; Liquid Fitness/ Adageo Energy 3. Sam Krieg; KRIEG 4. Michael Gravinger; Fly V. Australia 5. Matt Landen; Liquid Fitness/Adageo Energy 6. Rudolph Napolitano; Liquid Fitness/ Adageo Energy 7. Chase Pinkham 8. Mike Sohm; Porcupine Cycling 9. Anthony Aker; Kahala LaGrange 10. Connor OLeary; FFKR Architects/ SportsBaseOnline.com Sr Men 3 1. Matthew Shackley; NU Vision Cyclery 2. Bryan Bitter 3. Joseph Ainsworth; NOW-MS Society 4. Paul Famiglietti; Prolong Energy 5. Mark Jarvis; NOW-MS Society 6. Matt Benko; Team Chicken Ranch 7. Robert McGovern; Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts (ICE) 8. Kurt Wolfgang Sr Men 4 1. Robert Shaw; PAA / RE/MAX 2. Shane Buysse; San Diego State University 3. Derek Dixon; HDR p/b Lombardi Sports 4. Rafe Allen; Team Penta 5. John Comunale; Team Chicken Ranch 6. Steve Weixel; Platinum Performance Cycling Team 7. Matt Kinder; Motortabs Cycling Team 8. Brian Coyne; McGhie’s High Roller Bicycle Club Sr Men 5 1. Freddy Prado 2. Devan Dunn 3. Matthew Dixon 4. John Costanza; Allegiant Airlines/ Pain MD’s.com 5. Michael Sojka; ironfly 6. Marcus Bush 7. Jason Habeger; Celo Pacific 8. cesar valles; Team CES Racing Sr Women 1,2,3 1. Kirsten Darley; Cynergy Cycles 2. Stephanie Bissonnette; Colavita-Vegas 3. Cara Gillis; Touchstone Climbing 4. Alisha Welsh; PCIM 5. Laura Patten; Ski Utah Cycling Team 6. Coleen Knutson; Colavita-Vegas 7. Hilary Crowley; Higher Cadence Cycling Club 8. Breanne Nalder; Ski Utah Cycling Team Sr Women 3,4 1. Kathryn Donovan; Kahala LaGrange 2. Michelle King; Colavita-Vegas 3. Christina Ellis 4. Julie Cutts; Colavita-Vegas 5. Abigail Lufkin; NOW-MS Society 6. Jane Faulkner; Team Chicken Ranch 7. Angela Wimberly; I.E. Bikes 8. Keely Brooks; Colavita-Vegas

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A Word on Cycling Postures By Erik Moen PT, CSCS Good position on the bicycle is an essential part of bicycle handling, aerobic performance, and avoidance of overuse injury. It is part of being a 100% prepared athlete. There are several effective formulas for deriving a good position on the bike, and I have found that they all provide a good starting point, but none are 100% accurate for all cyclists. Bicycle positioning should be individualized based upon a person’s flexibility, strength, experience, and skeletal characteristics. An effective way to establish fit is to choose one fit methodology and gradually refine your position. Bicycle-fit is often not taken seriously until a certain level of pain or dysfunction is encountered. Bicycle fit for endurance and time trial bicycling is very important. Abnormalities in muscular-strength, -coordination, -flexibility or skeletal alignment may be cause of pain syndromes or power production inefficiencies. Bicycling is a highly repetitive activity that creates opportunity for overuse injury. Proper bicycle fit is the accommodation of the bicycle to the unique demands of the individual. This is why a formula fit may not ultimately be the best fit. Most formulas take into account skeletal data only. Exacting fit must consider joint and muscular flexibility (or inflexibility) of extremities and spine and relative strength of supporting members such as core, spine and upper extremities. Exacting fit of the bicycle considers

past medical history, such as fractures, tendonitis, etc. Exacting fit considers a person’s riding goals and experience. Adaptation or tolerance of any bicycling position takes time. Frequent bicycling-position change makes it difficult to assess a person’s ability to adapt a new position. The end-result is often bicycling intolerance via painful riding or tendonitis. The body is adaptable and bicycle is adjustable. There is much greater adjustability in the bicycle and its components than there is adaptability in the body. This derives the concept of accommodative fitting for the bicycle. Bicycle fit is finding the optimum position of the body on the bicycle to meet your most common racing goals. Characteristics of Good Cycling Posture/Position The results of having good position on the bike should be obvious. A properly positioned rider will be able to ride comfortably with their hands in the drops for extended periods of time while breathing normally. A properly positioned rider will not be limited by pain or numbness in the neck, shoulders, hands, low back or knees. A properly positioned rider will be able to keep their hips level while pedaling at most cadences. A properly positioned rider will be able to handle their bicycle with confidence and minimize the potential for losing traction from the road. Cyclists like to set up their bikes with high saddles and low handle bars because that is what the pro’s

cycling utah.com bikes look like. The problem is, most people don’t have the flexibility and core strength to support that position. For some riders, this means raising the handlebars or shortening the stem. Your weight distribution between front and back wheels can drastically affect the way your bike handles. Weight distribution is a function of where your three basic contact points (foot to pedal, seat to saddle, and hands to handlebar). Your head and shoulders are heavy and can significantly affect your weight distribution. Too little weight on the front end can lead your front wheel to slide out in a turn or cause the front end to wobble at high speeds. Shifting your weight too far back while climbing can also lead to unstable steering, especially if you are bumped while riding in a tight pack. Changes in your reach to the handlebars (aka cock-pit position) can affect handling. Variables include such things as close or distant proximity of the saddle to the bar, and excessive height or depth of the bar. Maneuverability of the bicycle works with ease when your bicycle fits you well. You can corner in or out of the saddle, sprint holding on to the brake hoods or the drops, and climb with your hands anywhere on your handlebars. If your bike is too big for you, or your position is too stretched out, you may have difficulty maneuvering quickly; the bike may handle sluggishly and you may feel like you’re driving a boat instead of a racing bike. On the other hand, riding too small a frame leads to the opposite effect. A small bike or cramped position makes handling twitchy and nervous. Instead of handling the bike

effortlessly, you have to ride carefully to maintain stability. The fit of the bicycle is important! Take the time to be best fit on your bicycle and you will find a new level of joy in bicycling. Happy Spring! Erik Moen PT, CSCS is a nationally know expert on bicycling injury treatment and bicycle fit. Erik practices physical therapy in the greater Puget Sound area. Erik may be reached through his website, www.bikept.com

Salt Lake City to Hold Bike Summit Salt Lake City will be holding the Salt Lake Bike Summit on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The event will consist of workshops on Bicycle Infrastructure, Education, Enforcement, and Economic Development. In addition, Gary Sjoquist, Director of Government Relations for Bikes Belong, will give the keynote address. The summit will be held on May 2 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Salt Lake City Main Library on 210 East 400 South. To register or if you have questions, contact Nick Tarbet at [email protected]; (801) 535-7603. Registration deadline is Friday, April 24, 2009.

APRIL 2009 Share the Road Group License Plate Bill Signed into Law

Both houses of the Utah State Legislature recently approved legislation authorizing a special group “Share the Road” license plate. The bill was sponsored by Senator Wayne Niederhauser (District 9 – Sandy). Governor Huntsman signed it into law on March 23, making Utah the 17th state to adopt such a plate in the United States. Now signed, the Utah Bicycle Coalition (UBC) will purchase 2500 plates. The purchase is made possible by generous support from the Bonneville Cycling Club, other cycling organizations, and individual cyclists This is the minimum number required by the Utah Tax Commission to ensure plates will be available at all of the Department of Motor Vehicle offices throughout the state. The anticipated roll out date for the license plate will be October 1, 2009. Vehicle owners may then purchase the plate when renewing their annual vehicle registration. The cost will be an extra $25 per year. This fee will go to replenish the Share the Road license plate inventory and support bicycle advocacy activities of the UBC. Similar to other special group plates, the design will include a 4-inch square design on the left side of the plate and a slogan at the bottom of the plate. The UBC is a non-profit organization made up of recreational and commuter cyclists, bicycle manufacturers and retail shops, and transit advocates. Bicycle advocacy activities focus on developing laws and legislation that promote safe cycling and participation in transportation planning and construction to provide safe accommodations for cyclists. Find out more at UtahBikes.org.



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Sunday - June 7, 2009

Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe, NV - 18th Annual. A great Century Ride around beautiful Lake Tahoe in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. 3000 participants.

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How to Replace a Rear Derailleur Cable

By Tom Jow

One of the rites of spring is the annual tune up. But what if your bike doesn’t need a full tune up (see Cycling Utah April 2008)? Well one thing it will need at some point is new derailleur cables and housing. Having fresh cables and housing is an important factor of crisp, smooth shifting performance. Compared to some repairs, cables, housing and ferrules are inexpensive; about 30 dollars for parts. Additionally, few tools are needed; a metric hex wrench set and good bicycle cable cutters will do for the modern bike. Nor does it require a lot of time either. With practice, the replacement can be done in a half hour. Here are the first 11 steps to smoother shifting. 1. Place the rear derailleur in its relaxed position. For standard derailleurs, the chain will be on the small cog. Rapid-Rise derailleurs rest in the largest cog. In this position, the cable has little or no tension on it. 2. Locate the head of the cable where it exits the shift lever. It may be inside a cover (photo 1). If necessary, refer to a manual or manufacturers website.

Photo 2. Groove for cable under pinch bolt.

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of the pinch bolt the cable was positioned. (Photo 2) Save the old housing for measurement purposes. 4. Remove any adjusting barrels, grease the threads and reinstall completely. Also grease the threads of the pinch bolt. 5. Cut the new housing to the proper lengths. Double check that the Teflon liner is not pinched, therefore creating an obstruction for the cable. Next, install the ferrules. Tap these housing ends on the workbench to set them completely on the housing. 6. Insert the cable completely through the shifter. Slide the first section of housing onto the cable. Place the housing ends into the shifter barrel and frame cable guide. Continue until all housing is installed into the frame. 7. Insert the cable into the rear derailleur. If the derailleur has an adjusting barrel, grease the housing end before inserting. Place the cable in its proper place under the pinch bolt, pull tight by hand, and tighten the bolt. 8. Double check that all ferrules are inserted correctly into the frame cable guides. 9. Grasp the cable under the chain stay (or over seat stay) and pull. This will seat the housing and ferrules together. (Photo 3) 10. Loosen the pinch bolt, retension the cable and retighten the bolt. 11. Cut the cable 2-3cm from the pinch bolt, and cap. Next month: How to adjust the cable tension for buttery smooth shifting. Got a bike question? Email Tom at [email protected] He is a graduate of Barnett Bicycle Institute and a USAC Category 1 mechanic with more than 25 years in the bike industry.

Support Your Local Bike Shop! Photo 1. Shimano XT dual control lever with cover open.

3. Clip the cable end cap off. Loosen the pinch bolt and begin removing the old cable and housing. Make a note of which side

Photo 3. Pull to set housing and ferrules into cable guides.

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commuter Column

Practicing What One Preaches: Keeping a Healthy Body and the Air Clean

The key is working it into a daily routine so that aerobic exercise is performed at least 3 times/week with 5-6 times a week even better. Regular exercise has been clearly linked with longevity and improved health. C.U.: So we have greater longevity over the general population, but as a pulmonologist, I can assume you would say air pollution is particularly bad for bicyclists? N.D.: Unfortunately, I think that PM-10 pollution is hazardous to all, not just cyclists (see Arden Pope’s recent New England Journal paper). PM-10 are particulates that stick in the lungs when inhaled (the same diameter as medicines produced by inhalers and nebulizers). These noxious substances must be cleared by the lung’s defense mechanisms. Some irritant pollutants such as ozone, nitrates and sulfites are primarily airways irritants, particularly affecting those with chronic airway disease (like asthma). I think the positive step would be for more people in the valley to use mass transit/carpool and cyclists should lobby with the clean air groups for change.

Nathan Dean in the 2008 Porcupine Hillclimb. Photo: Matt Graham, Zazoosh.com By Lou Melini Dr. Nathan Dean is this month’s bike commuter profile, the 4th physician to be featured in this column. Talk about practicing what one preaches. Dr. Dean is the Section Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Respiratory ICU at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. I have known Nat and his wife Linda for nearly 30 years. For those that know Nat, he was pictured on the cover of cycling utah in August of 2008 while riding the Trek in the Porcupine Hill climb. Cycling Utah: Nat, great to finally have you in my column! How are the boys? Are they riding like you did in college? Nathan Dean: The boys are doing very well, Adam, now 24 is at the University of Virginia and Jesse is 19, currently at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Jesse has my old mountain bike. C.U.: You are one of the few that I know that has commuted to work and school longer than I. It’s been almost 40 years for you! N.D.: I started riding beyond local transportation needs when I was 17, riding 15 miles each way to Foothill College in Los Altos, California. I continued to bike commute while attending U.C. Berkeley and then at Stanford Medical School. I’ve continued to cycle both recreationally and commuting here in Salt Lake City. C.U.: You obviously understand the benefits of regular exercise, but why else do you commute? N.D.: Riding to work when I can is a way to get regular aerobic exercise. With long and too many hours at work getting to and from work makes for 5-6 days/week of exer-

cise. Otherwise I would be trying to squeeze in very early or very late exercise at some gym. I should, however, listen to my doctor and do more upper body strengthening. I also commute by bike in order to be “green”. I also can justify having a nice road bike by saving money on gas and other associated car expenses. Most importantly, riding is fun! I find it so much more enjoyable to get fresh air and sunshine on my way to and from work as opposed to getting in my car and driving through traffic. C.U.: How often are you commuting? N.D.: Usually 3-4 days/week weather and scheduling permitting. Due to time factors, I generally ride one way to work and use Trax to shorten the ride the other way. I also only ride in the mornings when the PM-10 levels are high such as yellow alert days. My round-trip commute is about 25 miles, 40 minutes to IMC and about one hour for the ride home. CU.: What are some of the other benefits of regular bike commuting? N.D.: The benefits of regular exercise include cardiovascular fitness, improvement in lipid profile, weight control, and anti-depressant effects.

C.U.: Should we as cyclists stay inside? N.D.: I know of no data documenting that staying inside during bad air days is better for people in the long term. It is an extrapolation based on the way most of us feel when exercising outside when pollution is bad (burning in throat and chest, watery eyes, etc). Also, we postulate that increased rate and depth of breathing worsens our exposure to pollutants, although not scientifically documented. The best strategy is not to have people stay inside during bad air days, but to clean up the air! C.U.: How would we best go about cleaning up the air? N.D.: I think gasoline and other sources of energy should be taxed the way Europe does. At the very least, taxes should be imposed to double the current price of gas. Linda and I were in Zurich last summer and it was impressive to see trams and trains everywhere, much less cars than the US. Business people take the train into town, then get on bikes while wearing dresses and suits for the ½ mile, mile or whatever to their offices. This is notably different than in the U.S., and likely driven by gas prices, good public transit and safe bike paths rather than intrinsic dedication to doing the right thing among the people. I think if gas was $5/ gallon or more, many people would walk/bike/carpool and take public transit. The bike paths and transit options would improve greatly by public use and demand.

C.U.: There are some that state our pollution is simply due to our geography. N.D.: Inversions are natural phenomena in high mountain valleys, but the pollution that builds up during inversions is man made and could be altered/improved. C.U.: What specifics do you see as needs for the benefit of cyclists? N.D.: We need more attention to bicycle routes-more than just painted lines and signs. For example, a northsouth bicycle route such as 3rd or 9th East ought to have barriers to auto traffic every ½ -1 mile so that there is no through traffic. Perhaps no car parking on one side to make more room for safe cycling, signals that are timed for through cyclists. Parked cars shouldn’t preempt publicly maintained roads, where the space could be used to create safer and faster bike routes. There are a lot of cyclists who work at Intermountain Medical Center, many commute by bike, more who would bike commute if there were safer, faster bike routes in the valley. C.U.: So how would you educate those co-workers who wish to bike commute? N.D.: First, I would say, “try it, you will like it”. When possible, avoid peak car commuting hours. For the first time on the route, try it on a Saturday or Sunday when there is less traffic and no time pressure to get to work. Find the best route

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you are comfortable with even if it means going a little out of your way. If reluctant, just start out with a day or 2/week. Newer bikes are very efficient and fun to ride, and don’t require nearly the level of fitness that one might imagine. Fitness will come quickly. Dress in bright clothes appropriate for the weather. Front and rear flashing lights are essential for early morning, evening or night commutes. Too many people think they can’t do it, bike commuting it is too difficult and only for someone who lives closer, is younger, more fit, an experienced cyclist, or whatever. If one is careful and safe in route selection and riding, the risk is much lower than some imagine. There is a county map available to help with route selection. http://www.slcbac. org/projects/map/current/slcbac_ map_web_2007.pdf. C.U: So what does the Respiratory ICU staff think of your bike commuting? N.D.: Oh, sometimes they make hilarious comments as I wheel my bike through the unit in my bike shorts. However, having the patients see me out of my white coat and stethoscope surprises them, perhaps “humanizes” me, and shows that I practice what I preach in regards to exercise and fitness. If you have a suggestion for a commuter profile, have a commuter question you wish me to address, or other comments, please send them to [email protected]

Alexander Jason Barto plead guilty and was convicted of felony aggravated assault in court on March 9, 2009. Barto struck cyclist Shane Dunleavy with his truck on Mirror Lake Highway on August 2, 2008. Dunleavy was training on the road at the same time the Tour de Park City was being held when the accident occurred. His bike was destroyed and he suffered minor injuries. Dunleavy said Barto did not seem remorseful about the incident. “I want to see Barto serving out his sentence doing some type of community service. I think picking up trash on the side of a highway would be good, somewhere he feels vulnerable and exposed to traffic,” said Dunleavy. Sentencing will be April 27th at the Summit County Courthouse at 1:30 pm. The District Attorney told Dunleavy to expect Barto to receive a sentence of 30-90 days of jail time. -Jennifer Barth



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Utah Bike Projects Benefit from Stimulus Package By Charles Pekow It’s like getting a whole extra year of funding for Transportation Enhancements. That’s’ one of the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package, that President Barack Obama signed into law. Utah got an extra $6.4 million available immediately. Historically, Enhancements have amounted to the largest source of funding for bicycle projects. And historically states have used slightly more than half the money for projects that directly benefit bicyclists, such as building trails and related facilities. (A minority of the money goes to everything that enhances surface transportation but doesn’t directly support highways, such as historic preservation, landscaping and transportation museums.) The new law, however, required states to act fast – they have to decide which projects to spend at least half the money on by early July. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) boasted that it wasted no time and met the requirement within two weeks. It promised to obligate the rest by June and take bids from contractors to start construction. “We looked at projects we currently have and we thought” we would spend the money on projects that

could get going quickly, explained Ahmad Javer, UDOT assistant planning and programming director. The goal of the money is to generate jobs and help the economy. ….Our focus has been on safety.” UDOT is spending the money on priorities outside bicycling, such as preserving roads and bridges, improving pedestrian access, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, wildlife connectivity and so forth, said UDOT spokesperson Nile Easton. It does plan, however, to widen the shoulder to allow bicycles on State Road 89 in Utah County. It also plans to spend $750,000 for a bike path extension on Rt. 12 between Panguitch and Ruby’s Inn. UDOT is funneling some of the money to local governments. Salt Lake City got some to offset other funding it will use elsewhere, says Tim Harpst, the city transportation director. The city plans to rebuild the North Temple Viaduct along with North Temple and create a bike path from the city to the airport, Harpst said. The city aims to complete the project by 2013. Salt Lake City isn’t confining its stimulus hopes to the Enhancements program. It is also looking at the possibility of getting funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. The U.S. Department of Energy will be giving states and extra

$2.8 billion. And cities and other entities can compete for an additional $400 million for a variety of energy saving projects. “We think we can build a case to do trail development so people can commute from home by bike rather than by car” to save energy, Harpst explained. In Idaho, the picture looks bleaker for getting bike projects as Governor Butch Otter hesitated to take stimulus money at all and the state hasn’t committed any of its $5.458 million share for bike projects. “When we see what other states are doing around us with their Enhancements, it’s like, ‘why us,’” complained Mark McNeese, state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. Meanwhile, the stimulus bill contains another significant potential source of funding for bicycle trails. The National Park Service (NPS) got $754 million for upkeep, including $146 million specifically for “deferred maintenance of facilities and trials and for other critical repair and rehabilitation projects.” Congress left it up to NPS how to spend the money but urged the agency to give preference to projects that create as many jobs as soon as possible as well as those that fix potholes or repair bridges. Another restriction: the law requires that NPS spend the money by October 2010,

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which left it no time to seek public suggestions. But “we are getting a lot of input from the Hill and from constituent groups” noted Dave Barna, NPS chief of public affairs. The time restriction also favors quick projects like trail and road repair, as opposed to projects like opening visitor centers, which take years to plan, design and build and don’t create many jobs, Barna explained. NPS said it hoped to pick projects around April 1. “We have about an $8 billion backlog. Most is road and trail reconstruction and surfacing, he added. “The secretary (of Interior) has given us priorities: improve energy efficiency, preserve national treasures. You’ll see projects that engage youth. I think you’ll see projects that employ youth, not just the usual pulling the weeds but training the next generation of park rangers,” Barna said. Separately, NPS announced it was awarding $100,000 to provide plan-

ning and coordination for Lions Park Trail and Transportation Hub. The project aims to connect Old Spanish National Historic Trail and Slickrock National Recreational Trail to Arches National Park in Moab. The grant belongs to a series of projects NPS is helping to fund that connect national historic and scenic trails to national parks.

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The Return of the Artisan Bicycle By Greg Overton Those of you out there who know me, or who used to read the Classic Corner rantings that formerly occupied this particular real estate inside cycling utah will perhaps know that I have lamented the passing of the artisan bicycle for the past several years. The romantic notion of an old Italian framebuilder, who has forgotten more about bicycle design than the rest of us will know, shuffling around a dimly lit shop and filing away on steel trinkets that would eventually become parts of a glorious bicycle is still one that resides near to my heart. There was a time when the bikes that were built by this fraternity of artisans were sought out and purchased by the best racers in the world, regardless of the company name that ultimately appeared on the downtube and the sponsorship affiliation of the team. It’s known that Merckx rode Colnago and DeRosa bikes, that LeMond rode Della Santa and Rossin, and Hinault’s bikes were mostly built by his mechanic for him specifically. And if the average Joe was lucky enough, he could also have a bike tailor-made to his own design or preferences by a custom framebuilder. All of this custom or as close to it as possible bike design was in the name of the perfect fitting and handling bike for whomever was to be its rider. A custom builder would take into account the rider’s physical features as well as his or her type of riding, terrain most covered and

any personal preference that might enhance the experience of owning that particular bike. To follow suit, in terms of production bikes on the bike shop sales floor, bicycle companies offered bikes in one or two centimeter size increments, and maybe two or three color schemes or equipment levels, so that any customer could get as close to a custom bike and size match possible. This all began to change with the emergence of the mountain bike and its mass production in huge numbers. Initially, this new type of bicycle was offered in similar size options as its road counterparts; but in pretty short order, this range was cut down to just three or four: Small, Medium and Large, with an Extra Small or Extra Large available if you really needed it. Otherwise, any sizing issues were corrected by changing ancillaries, like the stem and seatpost. In this environment, Asian companies flourished as the manufacturers of bicycles for most major brands; with Giant becoming the world’s largest manufacturer. And before long, the notion of many different frame sizes for road bikes was replaced by the ‘compact’ frame design that’s commonplace now, but first offered widely by Giant. This design was similar to the mountain bikes of the day, with a sloping top tube and shorter seat tube in order to increase standover clearance and allow a wider range of rider for a given size frame. And with this change came the sizing shuffle to Small, Medium and Large road bikes. It was marketed as lighter,

stiffer and avant garde. It was really faster, cheaper and easier to build. Other companies followed Giant’s lead, imitation being the purest form of flattery, otherwise known as ‘hey, that’s more profitable!’ I’m a capitalist, too, so I can’t blame them. But happily, the pendulum is swinging back, as always seems inevitable. What was old is new again, and in many cases better. If you haven’t heard of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show yet, you will, especially if you pick up any cycling magazine – now including this one – or visit any bicycle related website. NAHBS was founded by Texas framebuilder Don Walker about five years ago, as a sort of last gasp effort to save the custom framebuilder, a dying breed and with it a dying art. The show turned out to be a life raft, complete with food and drink, for a lot of drowning framebuilders out there who could not break into the bicycle stores with their wares. And it’s served as an open invitation for many others to dive into the water. The artisan bicycle is making a comeback! This year’s NAHBS, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 27 – March 1, was the largest yet, and plans for next year are well under way. An indication of the momentum gained by the show is the attendance of bike industry big wigs like Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM, along with just about every major cycling media offering coverage of the event. The show is open to the general public and is proving a boon to most of the builders exhibiting, as

they gather orders and fill out their schedule for the coming months. As bicycle stores become more corporate and homogenous in their offerings, NAHBS serves to show consumers the options available to them. The consumers are tuning in; many of whom had no idea that there were such unique and beautiful bicycles within their reach. And many of those options involve taking the traditional artisan notion of bicycle design and construction to whole new levels, applying building techniques and materials where those old guys of the past, shuffling around in their shop aprons could not have imagined. The art of the bicycle has had new life breathed into it, and it hasn’t stopped at just the frame. The “new’ notion of the bicycle as a form of daily transport has spawned the niches of the single speed errand bike, the custom commuter and the day tourer, or brevet, bike. Brevet is a traditional European cycling adventure, longer than a century usually, therefore requiring the bike to be able to haul some gear, yet still perform well, while not as loaded and sluggish as a full touring bike might be. Think back to those glory days of the mountain bike, when a cottage industry sprang to life building all manner of jewel-like components and trinkets. Similarly, there is now a groundswell of small companies forging the way in single speed, fixed gear, commuter, brevet, as well as road and mountain bike parts and accessories. But it would be nearly impossible for those small innovations to see the light of day without the likes of shows and gatherings similar to Don Wilson’s. So far this spring, there have been small, open to the public bike shows across the

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country, from San Diego to Colorado Springs, to New England. And in each location, local and regional artisans turn out to let the buying public see what is happening in the world beyond the major brands and their marketing budgets that put them wall to wall in local bicycle stores. In Utah and nearby, there are at least four such artisans: Alta Classic Bicycles, Salt Lake City, where you can custom order an update of the traditional road bike, usually built with lugged construction, by hand and to your tastes. Edwin Bicycles, Heber City, will build your custom frame, either road or mountain, in steel with new techniques or offer you one of their stock frames in a color of your choosing. Kelson Custom Cycles, in Ashton, Idaho offers steel, titanium and carbon rear frames on a custom order basis, and Sabrosa Cycles in St George will design and build your custom single speed and commuter frame. Each is an alternative to the off the shelf bikes, many of which are terrific in their own right and have had hours of design and engineering input spent on them, available at your local bike store. For many of us, bicycles are more than an appliance, so the chance to be involved in the planning, design and construction process, or even to just choose the color scheme, is a special opportunity. So if you want to celebrate and support the return of an art form, one that is truly unique in its functional beauty as well as its aesthetics, then it’s time to join me in welcoming the comeback of the artisan to the bicycle industry. It was an inevitable terminus of emotion, design and function, and the result in many cases is even better than the ‘good ole days’.



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TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Moab's Amasa Back Changes Like the Waves

Above: Kathleen Berglund headed up the jeep trail. Right: Kathleen Berglund coming down Amasa Back. Photos: Lukas Brinkerhoff

By Lukas Brinkerhoff I spent this past weekend in Santa Barbara, California, doing lots of stuff, but I never got on my bike. The house where I was staying was just a few hundred yards off of the beach and facilitated the checking out of the local surf scene. Plus, the guys I was staying with were 100 percent surfers. As I was thus taken from my regular throws of cycling and tossed into an adjacent culture, I found myself enjoying the relaxed nature and deep roots that the surfing community enjoys in California. After just 24 hours of said immersion, I had but one question, aren't the waves pretty much the same? The answer was scolded back at me, every wave is different. Every wave is different. In mountain biking, I find myself tuning into a trail and after riding it a few times I can flow through the nuances, curves and undulations, but when it comes down to it, the trail doesn't change like the waves. Amasa Back in Moab is the exception. This trail is a multi-use jeep road. You can witness every style of rider pedaling up and bomb-

ing down the road and at the same time see jeeps inching their way over, around and down the sandstone features. Due to the high use of Amasa Back by jeepers, the trail is in constant flux. Sure, the regular moves are their but each time they have changed. A rock may be gone. The sand could be a bit deeper. Or the entire move you are traversing could be brand new. Starting from the Moab Information Center on Main Street and Center head south on Main. At the McDonald's turn right on Kane Creek road. You will come to a fork, take the left leg which is basically straight. Stay on this road. It will turn to dirt just keep going until you see the big parking lot with the sign that clearly indicates, Amasa Back Parking. From this parking lot you will need to pedal, or continue to pedal if you rode to this point, to the trailhead which is another ½ mile up the road. The sign at the trailhead says Cliffhanger. Right from the start you will be treated to a great technical descent over sandstone that resembles giant steps. If there are jeeps at this point

it is worth a few minutes to watch them traverse this section. These first drops are indicative of what lies ahead. You will go up and down these types of moves all the way to the top. If you like this section, you'll love the trail. If you feel a little iffy then you may want to choose another destination or look forward to walking certain areas. Amasa Back is traditionally an out-and-back ride following the jeep trail. Done this way the trail is just over nine miles. Follow the jeep trail down to a creek crossing and then back up the other side. The trail will continue to climb from this point. Pick your way up and over the many rock moves. Seeing as this is a jeep trail it is wide and allows for more than one line. Many of the moves can be done from different angles or skipped entirely changing how the trail flows each time. Most of the rock will be slick and marked with the black rubber left behind by the jeeps rumbling over the trail. After 3.5 miles of dirt and rock road, the trail comes to open sandstone. From here you just follow the rock piles to the top which is the look out over the Colorada River. If you feel adventurous and not quite fulfilled you can explore the open

area finding your own moves and drops or simply head back the way you came. Unless you're in a super hurry, definitely take some time and enjoy the view. You will want to have your camera with you. The vistas on the way up as well as the look out at the top are plenty reason to make this journey. On your way up you will notice that there is singletrack that takes off from the road. In recent years new trails have been built to turn the ride into a loop. These include Jackson Trail and Rock Pile Trail. If you choose to be adventurous and follow these other two trails you will add another 5.5 miles to your ride and will ride techy, sometimes exposed singletrack. Any of the local bike shops can give you detailed instructions on how to ride these trails. Amasa Back is obviously only one of many mountain biking trails in the area, but for those with families or spouses who don't ride, there are plenty of other activities to fill your time. In town you will find

multiple businesses that specialize in helping you have an adventure. From river rafting to rock climbing and jeeping, Moab has something to keep your time occupied. Plus, within driving distance you can visit Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Deadhorse Point State Park. For the evening, I strongly recommend the Moab Brewery for dinner. The local micro-brewery puts out a nice sudsy beverage, but even if you don't partake in such things, the food is good and the ambiance is the best in town. You will find many a rider nursing a recent injury and willing to tell the tale. Good times are to be had by all. Santa Barbara taught me a few things that I never knew, but it also reminded me of how lucky I am to live in Southern Utah and have so many awesome areas where I can pedal my bike. And even some that resemble the waves, changing each time I ride them.

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Entering Your First Road Race

By Jeff Clawson

Clockwise from top: Scott Powers (Spin Cycle Racing) takes the C Flite sprint over Cody Rohovit (FFKR/SportsBaseOnline.Com) on 3-7-09 on the RMR Oval. Right: Chase Pinkham (Canyon Draper) pips Ryan Littlefield (Contender) for second. Bottom: The break under the Oquirrh's on 3-14-09. FInd your photo at zazoosh.com. Photos: Dave Iltis See results on page 9.

So, spring is finally here and you want to expand your athletic horizons and enter your first bicycle road race... congratulations! The process is not nearly as daunting as you might suppose. Here are some tips to help you get started on your journey to racing success. 1. Do some group rides to become more comfortable with riding in packs. Good group riding skills like drafting, pacelining and being relaxed in close proximity to other riders are crucial to racing road bikes. The best place to acquire these skills is on a group ride, and the best place to find these rides is at your friendly neighborhood bike shop. Most bike shops sponsor a team or club and conduct regular group rides you can try. 2. Ask advice from a more experienced rider. Most people are happy to help out a beginning rider and remember—everybody was a begin-

ner at some point. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 3. You don’t have to own an expensive bike to try racing. Your bike should be in sound mechanical condition with good brakes and reliable shifting. You will need clipless pedals and shoes, at least one water bottle cage and water bottle, a good helmet, and a basic (not sleeveless) jersey and cycling shorts. If you are not sure what to look for, have your bike shop help out. 4. The Utah Cycling Association has a great Web site that contains a “new racer” section with valuable advice for beginner racers as well as an “FAQ” section. You can check out the 2009 road race schedule in the calendar section of this paper or online at cyclingutah.com and plan out your strategy for becoming a champion racer. The UCA has classifications for all ages and skill levels, as well as a full schedule of exciting races from April to September. Log on to www.

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utahcycling.com. 5. Get your racing license. You will eventually need to get registered with USA Cycling and obtain your racing license, so go ahead and take the plunge. Log on to www.usacycling.org to get started. 6. Race the Weekly Criterium Series to gain fitness and confidence. The Utah Crit Series is a great place to get your feet wet in racing and get rid of some anxiety you understandably experience in your first races. Enter the “D” Flite and you will be racing against beginners who likely have the same general fitness and goals you do. You will be able to get a feel for racing on a wide circuit, on a closed road (no traffic), and will be able to drop off the back if needed without being left alone miles from your car. Go to www.utahcritseries.com for more detailed information. 7. Set goals and don’t be discouraged if you don’t immediately succeed. Most top racers will tell you their first races were a learning experience. It takes consistent training and application to be good at bike racing. Keep trying. You will be amazed at your progress after a short while. 8. Consider racing some hill climbs and time trials, even if you are not the best climber or do not have a TT bike. It’s OK to race some races to gain experience and fitness, and there’s no better way to improve than pushing yourself in a race. Hill climbs and time trials are more about individual performance and have smaller packs to negotiate, and so they can be a good place to start as a beginning racer. Utah is a great place to pursue your athletic ambitions, and bike racing is a fun way to challenge yourself. See you at the races!

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Triathlon News Ironman St. George to Debut in May 2010 By Scott Kelly

An Ironman branded race will return to Utah next year. A press conference that officially announced the event was held in St. George on March 18th. The Ford Motor Company sponsored, Ironman St. George, is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 1st, 2010. According to Assistant City Manager, Mark Mortenson, on December 4th, 2008 the St. George City Council approved the sum of $12,500 to be used for services related to the proposed event. He said another $12,500 would have to be funded by Washington County to cover the total amount of $25,000 needed for police and emergency services. The event will be produced by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 series brands. Like all other WTC produced Ironman events, this race will be a qualifier for the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. A share of $50,000 in prize money will be available to the top finishing pro triathletes. Age group triathletes will compete for one of 65 qualifying slots to the World Triathlon Championship that takes place annually in mid-October. Kevin Lewis, Sports & Events Director for the St. George Convention & Tourism Office, said that the St. George area could receive as much as $8 to $10 million dollars in economic impact each year from the event. The agreement is for five years. The event will be held the first Saturday of May each year and is also being sponsored by Washington County and the Utah Sports Commission. The St. George Ironman course is point to point, starting with a 2.4mile swim at Sand Hollow reservoir in Hurricane. From Sand Hollow, the scenic bike course heads west on SR-9 and then south through Washington City. Competitors continue south toward St. George and then west onto Red Hills Parkway to the intersection of Bluff Street. From here they will begin the first of two-loops that will take them west through the lava flow in Santa Clara, through Ivins and then north along the Santa Clara River through Gunlock to the town of Veyo (the highest point on the course at 4468 feet). Athletes will then descend along SR-18 (the same route as the St. George Marathon course) back into St. George. Upon completion of the second loop, athletes will continue south to Town Square in St. George and transition to the final run leg of the race. Athletes will then negotiate a hilly, two-loop, 26.2 mile run, that will take them from Town Square back onto Red Hills Parkway and the bluff overlooking St. George, to Pioneer Park, Diagonal Street, to the turnaround point at the intersection of Main and Tabernacle Streets. The finish line is adjacent to the Heritage Tower in downtown St. George. Ironman competition is not new to Utah. In June 2002, North American Sports (now part of WTC) produced an Ironman branded race at Utah Lake State Park in Provo. Heavy winds buffeted Utah Lake for most of that morning producing two to three foot waves at the start of the swim leg. The wind continued to build, and within ten minutes, the waves grew

to three to six feet in height. With over 1500 people in the water, the race director decided to cancel the swim leg while the race was in progress. Minutes later it was discovered that a California man drowned in the midst of the chaos and the race was reduced to a 70 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Ironman Utah was then replaced by Ironman Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. A half Ironman was staged at Utah Lake on the same weekend in June, the following year, and winds again impacted the swim. Only pro triathletes were allowed to swim and the age group race was reduced to a duathlon consisting of a 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. After two years in a row of weather related issues negatively impacting the event, the race site was deemed too problematic and NAS pulled out of the market and did not return with another event. The registration fee for the Ford Ironman St. George triathlon is $550.00 with a cap of 2500 participants. These events typically sell out in a few days once registration is open. For more information visit www. ironmanstgeorge.com. Scott Kelly is a personal trainer specializing in the sport of triathlon. He is the Head Coach and founder of Team Fast Lane, a USA Triathlon sanctioned club based in Salt Lake City. For more information visit www.teamfastlane.com.

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RIDER PROFILE

Bradley Gehrig — Phoenix Rising

Above: Bradley in the Valley of the Sun Stage Race Time Trial (Stage 1) Category 1/Pro, February 13, 2009, Phoenix, AZ. Photos: Justin Healy

By Keely Coxon

Park City cyclist returns from severe injury in time for the competitive season Injuries have a strange way of changing Brad Gehrig’s life for the better. The longtime Park City resident, 22, returned from his latest challenge (a fractured fibula, the result of a car-and-bike collision last October) mid-February in Phoenix. The injury temporarily slowed the Cole Sport team athlete, but with undying determination and a miraculous recovery pace, the stage is set for a show from cycling’s own “phoenix.” A modest competitor, Brad never elaborates on the events that led him to road racing. Judging from his ease

on a bike, it appears as though he has been riding for his entire life. Strangely enough, his foray into cycling began with a string of careerending injuries on the track and field circuit. A former University of Washington track athlete, Brad sustained injury after frustrating injury until finally resigning in the fall of 2005. Disappointed that running no longer provided enjoyment, he came home to Utah and started riding his bike. Brad entered the E100 Race in Park City – the youngest competitor in the solo category – to see how he would stack up in competition. The event proved a learning experience and he dropped out after hour eight “as a result of poor nutritional planning,” he laughs. Not one to let a single hitch avert him from his newfound passion, Brad stuck with it (improving his diet, thankfully) and found a job with Canyon Bicycles in Salt Lake City.

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He intended to race mountain bikes, but after a bit of cajoling from his boss, tried road biking and immediately fell in love. Brad entered his first three road races in the fall of 2006, placing second in the first race and winning the remainder. Since then, the journey is all history – on fast forward. He attended the University of Utah and worked full-time that year, but still found time to climb his way from a category IV cyclist (one step above entry-level racing) to a category III. Then ranked second in Utah as a cat III competitor, Brad has since progressed to Category I. We’re getting ahead of ourselves, though. Dedicating his entire 2007-2008 schedule to work and training, Brad withdrew from classes at the U. Days began with five a.m. workouts, followed by a full day at the bike shop and weights or yoga in the evening. Brad funded all of his travel and competition expenses from his own pocket; indeed, that season alone cost nearly five thousand dollars. “It was worth it,” he expains, smiling and shrugging his shoulders. After the 2008 Nationals, Brad flew to Barcelona with the intention of signing with one of the premier amateur teams in Spain. He worked for Marty Jemison Cycling Tours all summer and two days before the contract arrived, a car turned into him during training, crushing his fibula and ending hope for this season. Or so he thought. Within twelve hours of the accident, Brad boarded a plane and arrived home in Park City the following day. A team of doctors performed surgery on his leg at the end of October. A mere ten weeks post-operation, Brad rose from the ashes and jumped back onto his bike - outdoors when the weather allows, otherwise spinning

indoors. Gardie Jackson, a close friend and reputed personal trainer, is one of the few individuals to whom Brad attributes his success. After discussing the prospect of competing on the new elite Cole Sport team in Park City, Mr. Jackson placed a phone call that helped Brad reserve the last open position. In addition to Mr. Jackson, Brad works with world-renowned cycling coach and physiologist Massimo Testa. His recovery team is still “kicking

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[him] into shape,” and Brad remains optimistic after is February return. “Coming back from an injury is tough, but as a competitor, you have two options. Either you may sacrifice your career and throw in the towel, or you may choose to rise to the challenge. I chose the latter,” he concludes. Editor’s note: For Brad’s entire racing biography and most recent results, please see his web site, www.bradleygehrig.com.

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become involved with cycling and racing? MH: I saw those guys out at Liberty Park racing around the circle. I wanted to be involved with them. So I got a bike and started racing around at Liberty Park. DRW: When was that? MH: That was the year I came to Salt Lake. I don’t know exactly what year. It must have been in the ‘50s. DRW: Who were some of the big names in racing around Salt Lake at that time? MH: Ray Youngberg was a 15 - 17 year old. Wendell Rollins, he used to ride in the track races. He was a national track rider. Marv Melville was one guy I used to ride with. We rode from Warm Springs to Malad one year. He was on the Olympic ski team [ed. note, 1956 and 1960]. He’s a real good skier. Lee, I can’t think of his last name. Those names are all gone. I’m too old. DRW: How old are you now if you don’t mind me asking? MH: Four score and five. 85 years old. DRW: So you got involved in racing in the ‘50s. You were just showing me this sheet of paper with a list of events. What is it? MH: That shows when I started doing national time trials. Before that, I was just racing locally here with the guys in Utah. The first race I ever rode in was from the State Capital. We came down through the Avenues, through Fort Douglas, and out to the mouth of [Big Cottonwood] canyon. That was a Memorial Day race. It was in honor of Vaughn Angel. DRW: I recognize that name. MH: Vaughn Angel was a champion junior who went to the nationals at

that time and they made that race in his honor because he got killed in Vietnam. The second year I rode in that, we were going out of Fort Douglas, going like crazy. I dropped back and let the other guys go and I hit a wheel and went down and broke my shoulder So I was out of the races that year. Don’t ask me for dates, I can’t remember dates. DRW: Okay. MH: There was a time trial I heard about, a national time trial in Kentucky. I heard what the record was, and I said, “Well, I can do better than that”. So the next year I entered. That was in Seattle and it was not nationally sanctioned. The first two were not sanctioned by the [USCF] but I got a trophy cup that year [1977], and I got a cup the second year [1978]. And then the third year they started giving medals. So I won the first four national time trials I rode in and then I started to get slow. This one in Denver [1984], I did 1:00 . . . one hour. 25 miles in one hour. Douglas, Arizona [1980], I had on a national jersey. I got up to the line and [the official] said, “You can’t ride in that jersey.” They made me take the jersey off. Some kid gave me his jersey. It had been raining. His jersey was wet and I just got it on in time to take off. I just about didn’t make that race. But I won that one. [Reading the list] One, two, three, four. Four first places. DRW: Actually you have a fifth one down here [Denver, 1984]. MH: Five. Yes, five. [Interviewer’s note: The list being referred to is one kept by Milo. It shows he won the first five national time trials he entered: 1977-1979, 1981 and 1984. MH: This list doesn’t include the St. George races [Huntsman World Senior Games]. I was in the first race [1987]. Silvia Wonderly got the Huntsman World Games started. She

cycling utah.com got with [a] motel owner down there, and they got it up and it was just not much of a race. She said we were going to have a team race from Las Vegas to St. George. Well, there were no teams. We just went down to race. We paced on each other, individually, from Las Vegas to St. George. That was the first Huntsman World Senior Games. The next year they did the same thing. They had a team race. They called it a team race from Las Vegas to St. George, but that was just silly. There was no team at all. The next year, they decided to make it a real race. Then Jon Huntsman got into it. He put some money into it so it started to go. I went down there every year for 18 years and I would have been down there for the 20th anniversary but [my wife] got sick and we couldn’t go down. I’m going down again this year if I can get [my wife] better so she can travel. I haven’t been down for the last four years. My last race was when I was 80 and I won it too. DRW: Do you still go to the Utah Summer Games in Cedar City? MH: I went last year, I rode in the time trial and I took first place, of course. Nobody else that age raced. I am the only guy in Utah at my age that races. These [showing me an armful of medals] are all from the Utah Summer Games. I have won in the category down there almost every time I’ve went. DRW: Okay. So before you got into racing you were just riding to work. You were a school teacher. MH: Yeah. I rode to work practically every day. I lived on Roxbury Road [Salt Lake City] and that’s about 2600 East and 1300 South. I was teaching school on 1100 East at Emerson. So I’d go from Emerson clear up that hill every day. Also, I was teaching school at Glendale Junior High for about 8 to 10 years. I’d get out of school there and I would head out on Redwood Road to Draper and then

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get on 13th East and then Wasatch Blvd. and come back to my home on Roxbury.

different races, local races, including that hill climb that was supposed to be a world championship.

DRW: Wow. You would do that at the end of the day? MH: Yeah. For several years. I couldn’t do it now.

DRW: What kind of a bicycle did you ride when you first got into racing? MH: The first bike I had was an Ideor, I got it at Joe Fisher’s. It’s an Italian bike. It was the only one they had and I bought it. He was the only one that had [racing] bicycles. Nobody else had racing bikes in those days. I still ride it.

DRW: One year you went to the world championships. Is that right? MH: Yes. The World Senior Road Race [1982]. I took 10th in that. There were fifty of us, age 50 and older. Boy, that was a nice race, we were really rolling. There was a guy in back of us in his car with his radio going, and we were riding to that music and really rolling. There was a sharp turn and you go up into the town and those guys, they got ahead of me and I couldn’t catch them. 10th place in that is pretty good out of 50 guys who were European. Some of them were former Tour de France riders. They came from all over Europe for this. There were championship riders from every country in Europe. DRW: I was told that you won a World Championship Time Trial one year. MH: No. There was a girl in our neighborhood, when I lived on Roxbury Road, who was sort of a journalist or something and she read in some newspaper that I won a hill climb time trial. It was just a bunch of old guys racing up this hill in Austria. I won that but it was not a world championship time trial. It was just a local race that was being sponsored by that little [Austrian] town. She built it up as a world championship. She had a big banner on the garage and everything else. I had to play that down. DRW: That’s interesting. MH: I did win that hill climb but I actually don’t feel too proud because there was an older guy in front of me. He won in his age group and his time was better than my time. But he was a local guy and he was just muscles all over. It looked like he was a body builder. He had a better time than I did, but I won my age group. DRW: Okay. So did you go over specifically for the World Championship? MH: I went over for the road race. It was part of a sponsored trip. We toured Austria and rode in about 3 or 4

DRW: You’re still riding the same bike? MH: Yeah, I’m still riding that Ideor. It’s out there in the garage. It’s been painted 2 or 3 times. DRW: You’ve ridden the same bike all these years? MH: Well, not really. I had another bike, a real good bike. It got stolen. I parked it there at the Church Family History Center and some guy walked off with it. Boy, it made me sick. But I’ve still got my Ideor. DRW: Who are some of the other people that you recall racing with? MH: Rod Golsan, he’s got his Golsan Cycling Shop out there. You want to know who rode in those days, ask him. Bill Young was one guy. I tell him how I beat him when we raced up to Brighton. I caught him and passed him. I kid him about that and he says, “You only remember the races that you beat me but you don’t remember the ones I beat you!” There was Wendell Rollins. He’s gone now. DRW: I’ve heard that name before. MH: He competed nationally on the track, I think. Ray Youngberg was a young guy. He became a dentist. DRW: How about Gary Bywater? Did you race with him? MH: Yeah, we rode with Gary Bywater, he could beat us. I remember we were racing with him up above Ogden, around Pineview Reservoir He was out front riding all alone, just taking off all by himself. We were back there pacing with each other. I don’t remember what happened. He was quite strong. I remember riding around Liberty Park once with him. He took off and I couldn’t stay with him. But he was quite a bit younger

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than me. He was strong when he was riding. I don’t know how many years he rode. [At this point, we took a break to see Milo’s Ideor bike and take a few pictures. When we sat down again, Milo told me a little more about getting his Ideor.] MH: When I came to Salt Lake, I read about the races they were having at Liberty Park in the paper and I wanted to ride in them. So I took my bike down there. I had an old Schwinn Traveler and I thought I would enter the race with them. I rode around with them for one lap and I was dropped. That’s when I went down and bought my Ideor from Joe Fisher. And then the first race I entered in was from the state capitol out to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. I did real good in that. I didn’t win it, but I took a real good time. They gave me a real handicap but I won. I was the first one in my group, I was riding all alone. DRW: When you say they gave you a handicap, what do you mean? MH: Ray Youngberg used to give you a handicap. He would figure out how good you were and then say, “Well, we will give you so many minutes handicap”, and then you would ride with everybody. But if you were in first, you didn’t get first place if you had a handicap. I don’t know how they figure handicaps. They don’t do that now, they put you in different age groups. DRW: Back when you were doing a lot of racing in the ‘70s and ‘80s, how many miles do you estimate you would ride a year? MH: I never kept track It would have to be two or three thousand, I guess. I put in a lot of miles riding to and from school. From Glendale, clear out around there [to Draper] is quite a trip every night. I used to ride up over Big Mountain to Morgan and back. I used to do that quite regularly. It’s a nice ride. I would go out past Draper

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to Springville and back down around Utah Lake. I really liked to ride out to Fairfield. I would get on my bike and take off and go out to Fairfield and back. That’s quite a ride. Now I can’t even make it to Camp Williams.

she could beat me sometimes at tennis. I got fairly good at tennis.

DRW: Still, Camp Williams is a fair distance. MH: Last summer, I was training to go to Cedar City. I would ride out to Riverton. That’s quite a ride out there. I’m going to try that out again tomorrow or one of these days to see if I can still do it.

DRW: You mentioned that you have had several bikes over the years, but you still have your original Ideor. MH: I got this Ideor and I’ve had it ever since. I did buy a Torpado.

DRW: For a number of years, they had the state championship road race out at Herriman. MH: I used to race out there but I never did too good. I don’t know who I was racing against but I never did win anything out there. I can’t remember who I was racing with . . . I was racing with Rod Golsan and some of these younger guys. They didn’t have an [older] category. I remember when they first dropped the seniors down to 45. I would win some of those races when they would drop the seniors down. DRW: Where did your interest in bicycling come from? MH: I don’t know. DRW: Did you ride as a kid? MH: We used to ride bikes. Everybody rode a bike when we were young. I think I took it up because of transportation. I didn’t have the money for a car or for gas. I used the bike for transportation a lot. DRW: Did you participate in other sports when you were younger? MH: No. I couldn’t play basketball or softball. I couldn’t throw a ball. I wasn’t a ballplayer. In the army, I would play catch with some of those guys and they would through those balls at me and, oh boy, they could throw fast. I got pretty good at tennis. I would play tennis with my wife and

DRW: You have been riding a bike for a lot of years. MH: One way or another.

DRW: What happened to the Torpado? MH: It was stolen. Yeah, that was a good bike. I had another Ideor that was a bigger frame but it came apart. So I junked it. DRW: For as long as you have been cycling, you have seen a lot of changes in equipment and components. MH: My neighbor here has been riding. He’s an older fellow. He showed me the tape of the Tour of California Those guys had their seats so high. Those plastic frames and with the high seats. $200.00 for the wheels. I can’t believe that. I have a Paramount downstairs that I paid $1,300.00 for. I worked all summer and got some money and blew it on that. It’s a steel frame. They were advertising it as a little bit better and lighter. So I thought I would buy one. It’s no better, though. I can’t tell any difference. I’d just as soon ride my Ideor. I’ve got the Paramount downstairs on the wheels. DRW: Oh, on your trainer? So you still ride your indoor trainer regularly? MH: I try to. It’s the only way I get any exercise. If I go to bed without doing something, I don’t go to sleep. I ride now mainly just to keep in shape. DRW: I noticed you do not have clipless peddles on your Ideor. MH: No. DRW: You have peddles with cages and ride in penny loafers. MH: They are comfortable! You put your feet in there and they are so comfortable. Rod Golsan tried to sell me some regular racing shoes. They want $100.00 for those, and you have to buy new peddles. Who do I have to try to fool? I’m not going to win any medals. I could pay $1,000.00 for new shoes and I would not be any better. DRW: You showed me an older pair of cycling shoes that you bought. MH: I never used them. Once or twice. They pinched my foot. The ball of my foot after a while would start to hurt and ache. I’ve been wearing them the last couple days. I rode them into town and back and they didn’t bother me. I still don’t like them. They’ve got a real thick sole, real hard. DRW: So you just prefer to ride with your penny loafers. MH: I can get off my bike and I can walk. These guys get off their bike with those shoes and they’re clubbing around like elephants.

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DRW: What do you think are some of the biggest improvements that you have seen in bicycle equipment? MH: One thing, they’ve got those wheels that you can put a tire on with a tube. Sew-ups are just too expensive now. I still use them. But the tires they have now you can take the tube out and fix it. Evidently they’re just as good. You put enough pressure in there and you just roll. DRW: When I first got a racing bike,

it had sew-ups. They were almost impossible for me to fix. I was glad when they came out with the new wheels. MH: I got pretty good at sewing those things up. DRW: I imagine so. What about the components? MH: I’m not in to that. DRW: Do you use the index shifting, or do you still use the old friction shifters? MH: I use the index shifting. I like that. If you get components that are compatible with each other. If you get them from different companies, they don’t work too good. DRW: That’s true. MH: They used to have that 5 speed [cassette], then they went up to 7, then to 8 and 9. Now they have 10.

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DRW: They even have an 11 speed cassette. MH: And they have 3 [chainrings] on the front. I thought a 7 speed [cassette] was plenty. Then they came out with 9. DRW: I run a 10 speed cassette on my bike. MH: I would too if I could afford it. But why go to 10 when you don’t need it any more? When you’re my age. DRW: That’s understandable. Any advice for people getting into racing? MH: Save your money. It’s cheaper than buying a motorcycle but it’s expensive.

120 Days Until Mont Ventoux

That’s how long I have till my rendezvous with Mont Ventoux. It seems a long time away as I write this, my first update on my preparation to ride the Etape du Tour. (See “From Molehills to Mont Ventoux”, cycling utah, March, 2009) but I know how quickly that can pass. I also know how frustrating it can be to try to cram preparation for a big event into a few short weeks. I just finished J. R. Smith’s winter cycle camp. In going outside, I feel stronger and more fit than I usually do at this time of year. So, I am satisfied with where I am right now. However, I have had a tendency the last few years to let my training slide once the camp is over, and I pay the price. The next couple of months are critical in my continued preparation, and I cannot let them pass without some good progress. It is my intent to get some good base miles during the next month, which will culminate with my friend, Elliot, and I doing a century ride during the Cactus Hugger Cycling Festival in St. George. I also intend on beginning some longer and more strenuous climbing the last couple of weeks in April. My weight is currently at 156, down a couple of pounds from last month. That is good, though I actually was at 154 when my birthday week hit. Too much cake, pie and ice cream, but it is all gone now and, beginning tomorrow, I am back on my diet. By next month’s update, I hope to be down to 150-152. That’s the status right now. During the next couple of months, I will provide more details on my training and weight, but will also give some detail on the process of getting into the Etape, and preparing for and actually getting myself and my bike to France for this exciting event. -David Ward



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Cycling Events Advocacy Groups Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Comm­ ittee (MBAC) meeting. Second Wednesday every month 5 p.m. at the Salt Lake City/County Bldg, 451 S. State, Room 326. (801) 5357939 or (801) 487-6318. Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee — Meetings are the second Monday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in suite N-4010 of the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, SLC, (801) 485-2906 Weber County Pathways — Weber County’s Advocacy Group, (801) 393-2304 or www.weberpathways.org Davis Bicycle Advisory and Advocacy Committee — Contact Bob Kinney at (801) 677-0134 or [email protected] Mooseknuckler Alliance — St. George's Advocacy Group, www.mooseknuckleralliance.org Mountain Trails Foundation — Park City's Trails Group, (435) 649-6839, (435) 731-0975, [email protected], www.mountaintrails.org Park City Alternative Transportation Committee — normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Miner's Hospital at 9:00am, call to confirm, (435) 649-6839, (435) 7310975, [email protected], www.mountaintrails.org Utah Bicycle Coalition — Statewide advocacy group, utahbikes.org Volunteer to help build the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (801) 485-6975 or visit www.bonneville-

trail.org.

2008-2009 Events

Cycling

Salt Lake Critical Mass — Salt Lake City, UT, Last Friday of every month, 5:30 pm, meet at the Gallivan Center, 200 S. between State and Main in SLC, for more info, if you have a bike to lend, send an e-mail., slccriticalmass. org Bike Polo League — Salt Lake City, UT, Tuesdays at Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, 7 pm, enter from 13th S. and come up the 7th East side to the road entering the center of the park. All welcome, bring bike, gloves, and helmet. Mallets provided., Scott Brown, 801-8709292, [email protected], Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour — May TBD, Salt Lake City, UT, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meet at Popperton Park at 11th Ave. & Virginia St. in SLC. Cost: free., Brian Price, [email protected], Downtown Historic Tour of Salt Lake City — May 2009 TBA, Salt Lake City, UT, Meet at Popperton Park at 11th Ave. & Virginia St. in SLC at 6:00 p.m. Cost: free., Jon Smith, 801-596-8430, [email protected] mac.com, cyclesaltlakecentury. com May 1 — UTA Bike Commuter Challenge, Salt Lake County, UT, check website for details., Pat Dierks, 801-287-2062, [email protected] rideuta.com, utarideshare.com May 2 — GOTS, Bike and Outdoor Toy Swap, Salt Lake City, UT, Wild Rose, 702 3rd Ave, Check in on Friday, Swap on Saturday, Tim Metos, 801-533-8671, [email protected] earthlink.net, wildrosesports.com May 2-3 — Young Riders Bike Swap, Park City, UT, May 2 (8-5pm) & May 3 (11-3pm), Annual White Pine Touring swap to benefit The Young Riders youth based mountain bike program, great time with food and raffles, dropoff May 1st (3-7pm) and May 2nd (noon-9pm), 'The Yard' 1251 Kearns Blvd. , 435-649-8710, 435659-1188 , [email protected] com, youngriders.com May 2 — Salt Lake Bike Summit, Salt Lake City, UT, Bicycling Summit, Information, talks, Workshops on Advocacy, Salt Lake City County Building, 9 am - 1 pm, Keynote Speaker: Gary Sjoquist of Quality Bike Parts and Bikes Belong, Julian Tippets, 801-5357740, [email protected], slcgov.com/bike May 6-27 — UTA Bike to Work Wednesdays, Salt Lake County, UT, Wednesdays in May. Ride your bike to work! Show your support of biking as a viable commute option by biking to work every Wednesday throughout May., Pat Dierks, 801-287-2062, [email protected], utarideshare.com May 9 — Bikes for Kids Charity Bike Swap, Tentative, Salt Lake City, UT, held at Cottonwood Cyclery, 2594 E. Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City., 801-942-1015, [email protected], bikesforkidsutah.com May 9-16 — Cycle Salt Lake Week, Salt Lake City, UT, Weeklong festival with bike races, Bike Bonanza, Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride, Bike to Work day, and more.,

[email protected], cyclesaltlakecentury.com May 9 — Downtown Alliance’s Live Green Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, 6th Annual Sustainable Living Festival, 10 am to 6 pm at Library Plaza, 210 E. 400 South, Downtown Salt Lake City., Kim Angeli, 801-333-1103, [email protected], downtownslc.org May 9 — Salt Lake Challenge, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Team Challenge event, a challenge on wheels with jousting, ball carry, clues on short and long courses, to raise money for Bike Education and Youth Cycling., Bob Kinney, 801-677-0134, [email protected] org, bike2bike.org May 12 — Salt Lake County and City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day, Salt Lake City, UT, Place: Liberty Park (700 East 900 South, northeast corner) to the Salt Lake County Government Center (2100 South State Street) Time: 7:30 AM Cost: Free Presented by the Salt Lake County Mayor's Office and the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee. Join us for a mellow ride with Mayor Peter Corroon / Mayor Ralph Becker and other city mayors under police escort to County Complex and City County Building. Free bagels, coffee and juice for all participants., Charlie Kulp, 801-468-3799, [email protected] org, slcbac.org May 12 — UTA Rideshare Bike to Work Day in Provo City, Tentative, Provo, UT, West side lawn of the Historic County Courthouse in downtown Provo (University Avenue/Center Street), 7:30 - 9 am, Bike Ride with Mayor Lewis Billings at 8 am sharp, free food and drinks, bike swag, and complimentary bike tune-ups., Stacey Adamson, 801-227-8958, [email protected], utarideshare. com May 14 — Road Home Bike Tuning, Tentative, Salt Lake City, UT, 5-6pm, Free bicycle tune-ups at the Road Home, 210 S. Rio Grand St. (455 W.) sponsored by the SLC Bike Collective. , 801-FAT-BIKE, [email protected], slcbikecollective.org May 15 — UTA Rideshare Bike Bonanza, Salt Lake City, UT, Place: Gallivan Center Plaza, 239 South Main Street, SLC (Map) Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Cost: Free Music, free food, prize drawings, free bike tune ups, valet bike parking, activities for kids and much more! Pick-up your packet and check-in for the Cycle Salt Lake Century., Pat Dierks , 801287-2062, [email protected], utarideshare.com May 15 — Summit County Bike To Work Day, Summit County, UT, Commuter Cup Challenge, free breakfast at Yarrow and Basin Recreation Field House, evening fun at Squatter’s, encouraging Park City and Summit County to Bike to Work., Carol Potter, 435731-0975, [email protected] org, mountaintrails.org May 16 — Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake to Antelope Island and back, 35, 67, or 100 mile options. Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. 7:30 AM Mass start time. Registration opens at 6:00 AM. Online registration available., 801-596-8430, [email protected]

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Jamis Triathlon Bike Rentals! com, cyclesaltlakecentury.com May 16 — Cache Valley Bike Festival, Logan, UT, A Woodstock of bikes, the festival offers bike workshops, races (slow and fast), and fun for all types of bike riders. Runs 9-3, Merlin Olsen Park (300 E Center St.)., C. Ann Jensen, 435797-0964 ext. 3, [email protected] gmail.com, usu.edu/ucc/bikes. May 16 — Herriman Pedal Palooza, Herriman, UT, Cycling Event for the whole family. Amateur road crit, kids safety rodeo, helmet safety inspection (not sure what the blanket term for this event would be). 9 am., Brad , 801-5238268, [email protected], pedalpalooza.infinitecycles.com May 20 — Ride of Silence, Salt Lake City, UT, Ride to raise cycling safety awareness among motorists, police, and city officials. This is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street)., Raleigh Fehr, 801-6997016, [email protected], rideofsilence.org May 22 — Bike-In Movie, Salt Lake City, UT, Meet at the SLC Bicycle Collective 2312 S. West Temple @ 6:45 pm - ride as a group to the Redwood Drive-In Theater (3688 So. Redwood Road). Bring $7 and radios., Cory Bailey, 801649-4404, [email protected], saltcycle.com May 23 — Bicycle Film Festival, tentative, Salt Lake City, UT, showings will include films from the Bicycle Film Festival never before seen in Utah, live music afterwards, benefit for the SLC Bike Collective, 7:30 pm, The Depot at The Gateway, 400 W. and S. Temple., 801-FAT-BIKE, [email protected], bicyclefilmfestival.com May 23-24 — Cole Sport Bike Swap, Park City, UT, $10 fee if bike sells. All proceeds go to Mountain Trails Foundation. Drop bikes off at Cole Sport 1615 Park Ave. on 5/22., Scott Dudevoir, 435-649-4806, [email protected] com, mountaintrails.org June 1 — 3rd annual "Share the Road Memorial Ride.", Park City, UT, A ride to remember fallen cyclists. Meet at Cole Sport 1615 Park Avenue in Park City. 17-20 mile ride will leave Cole Sport at 6 p.m. Park at Park City Mountain Resort lower lot. All ages welcome but cyclists should be comfortable with a 20 mile ride., Scott Dudevoir, 435-649-4806, [email protected], June 6 — National Trails Day, Salt Lake City, UT, Volunteer on Trail Projects., Celeste Eppler, 801-4862100, [email protected], rei.com

APRIL 2009 2009 June 6 — National Trails Day, Park City, UT, 9 am, Meet at White Pine Touring at the Rail Trailhead, Coffee and bagels, Project TBA., Carol Potter, 435-649-6839, 435731-0975, [email protected] org, mountaintrails.org July 11 — Utah Tour de Donut, American Fork, UT, 21 mile circuit race and donut eating (subtract time for eating donuts each lap), bike safety rodeo, kids race, Greenwood Elementary in American Fork, 8 am, All proceeds are  being used for Bike Town Africa and other  local  Rotary projects., Kim Garrett, 801-763-1216, [email protected] yahoo.com, utahtourdedonut. com September 1 — Bikes for Kids, Salt Lake City, UT, fundraising dinner and silent auction., Teresa May, 801-453-2296, [email protected], bikesforkidsutah.com September 4-7 — Great Utah Bike Festival, Minersville, UT, every kind of event for every kind of biker, 3 century rides (100, 65, 50 mile options), road and mountain recreational rides, cyclocross racing, mountain bike racing, road stage race (2 road races, time trial, criterium, part of UCA series), Bike Ed presentations, bike parade, street racing, and more., Bob Kinney, 801-677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike.org September 22 — World Car Free Day, Planet Earth, Ride your bike and leave the car at home!, worldcarfree.net

Mountain Bike Tours and Festivals Celebration of Pathways — 2009 TBA, Ogden, UT, Snowbasin Resort, 11 am to 7 pm, mtb and road rides, Trail Maintenance, Bike Demo, benefit for Ogden Valley Pathways., 801-920-3426, 801-528-2907, [email protected] ovpathways.org, ovpathways. org April 18-21 — JDS Sportcoaching Mountain Bike Skills Camps, Moab, UT, For the recreational mountain bike rider with off-road experience, as well as mountain bike racers of all levels - beginner to expert., 303-736-2198, [email protected] jdssportcoaching.com, jdssportcoaching.com April 23-26 — New Belgium Brewing Company Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita, CO, 14th Annual ,World renowned trails, bike events, bike expo and live music in downtown Fruita, Clunker Crit, Prizes, Fun., 970-858-7220, [email protected] com, fruitamountainbike.com May 1-3 — Bookcliffs Trailfest, Price, UT, Trail Rides, Trail Building, Demos, Free Camping, Food, Live Music, Chaos & Mayhem, Friday afternoon warm-up ride will be pretty mellow with a party atmosphere, Saturday & Sunday we ride for REAL, HQ is at BicycleWorks., 435-637-2453, [email protected], fuzzysbicycleworks.com/TrailFest May 11-15 — The Maze, Canyonlands National Park, UT, 5- and 7-day mountain bike tours of the Maze District of the National Park travel over mesa and through canyon terrain. Intermediate to advanced riders. Also avail 9/13-19; 9/21-25., 800-546-4245, [email protected], magpieadventures.com May 15-17 — San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival,



APRIL 2009 Huntington, UT, 23rd Annual, Emery County, Celebrating the biking of the San Rafael Swell and the social aspects of riding. Activities include pre-ride pasta dinner and drawing or during post-rides Dutch-oven cookout around the campfire - there's time to learn from others., 435637-0086, [email protected] net, biketheswell.org

May 22-25 — Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Rapid City, SD, Rides, races (hill climb, XC, Super-D), Film Festival, and more., 605-3945225, [email protected], bhfattirefestival.com May 23 — 3rd Annual Amazing Earthfest, Kanab, UT, Joy Jordan Woodhill Trail Ride (BLM): 12, 24 mile non-technical loops on hard-packed natural surface with expansive views of the Kaibab Plateau and the colorful cliffs of the Grand Staircase. Meet at the Fredonia Welcome Center on US 89-A, Fredonia, AZ, Note: Utah is on daylight savings time. Arizona is on standard time., Rich Csenge, 435-644-3735, [email protected] net, amazingearthfest.com June 5-7 — NUMB Fest 2008, Vernal, UT, Three fun and action packed days of organized riding and festivities. There will be organized trail rides each day based on ability level with gatherings in the evening involving food, beverage, revelry, and prizes provided by the event sponsors. All events are in & around the Uintah Basin, AND there is no charge or entry fee., 435-781-2595, [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] northeasternutahmtb.org, northeasternutahmtb.org June 6 — National Trails Day, , Salt Lake City, UT, Volunteer on Trail Projects., Celeste Eppler, 801-486-

2100, [email protected], rei.com June 6 — National Trails Day, Weber County, UT, Biker's Edge Trail Crew and Weber Pathways Trail Day., Steve Sessions, 801528-2907, [email protected], bebikes.com/trailcrew.aspx June 14-19 — Grand Staircase Escalante Mountain Singletrack , Panguitch, UT, 6-day, 150-mi guided tour of the Grand Staircase and Escalante River areas, including Hells Backbone and Gap Mountain Trail. Tour includes 6-night cabin stay and food. Also available: 7/5, 8/2, 9/6., 800-5962953, [email protected] com, escapeadventures.com June 20-21 — Wild Rockies Boise to Idaho City Tour, Boise, ID, Starts and finishes at the Old Armory on Reserve Rd. 7am Boise to Idaho City (campover night) and back to Boise., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected] yahoo.com, wildrockies.com July 11-17 — Cycle the Divide Montana, Whitefish, MT, 208 mile multiday tour through the Swan Range, Flathead Lake and the Glacier National Park area., 800755-2453, [email protected], adventurecycling.org July 13-14 — Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles Women’s MTB Camp, Park City, UT, Learn new skills, increase confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before. World class instructional camps for beginner to advanced riders., 604-9058177 (Canada), [email protected] com, dirtseries.com July 16-18 — Candy Mountain - Fishlake Bike Festival, Sevier County, UT, Candy Mountain Fishlake Bike Festival based out of Richfield, Utah. Held July 16 - 18, 2009. Enjoy beautiful trails,

cycling utah.com cyclingutah.com Native American and mining history, wildlife and more., Kevin Arrington, 435-893-0457, 435-9792881, [email protected], July 21-22 — Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles Women’s MTB Camp, Sun Valley, ID, Learn new skills, increase confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before. World class instructional camps for beginner to advanced riders., 604-9058177 (Canada), [email protected] com, dirtseries.com August 15-24 — Wheelin’ the Winds, Jackson, WY, Supported mtb tour of the Jackson and Wind River area., 800-755-2453, [email protected], adventurecycling.org September 4-7 — Great Utah Bike Festival, Minersville, UT, Join the excitement of an entire weekend of all kinds of cycling. Miles and miles of roads and trails for all kinds of biking: mountain biking, road biking, racing, cyclocross, randonee, and recreational biking. There will be music, food and fun for everyone., 810-677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike. org September 13-19 — N Rim Grand Canyon, Jacob Lake, AZ, 148 Miles, self-contained tour of the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park, 800-755-2453, [email protected], adventurecycling. org September 19-22 — Women's White Rim Tour, Moab, UT, Women-only White Rim Trip in Canyonlands National Park with a focus on improving your riding technique and features daily yoga., 9704563-4060, [email protected], babesinthebackcountry.com September 25-27 — Castle Country

Single Track Mountain Bike Festival, Price, UT, Great Carbon County MTB Recreational rides for all levels, evening festivities, 2 meals included, bike raffle, fun for everyone!, Kathy Smith, 435636-3702, [email protected] utah.gov, castlecountry.com October 3 — Take Your Kid on a Mountain Bike Ride and IMBA Trail Care Crew, Boise, ID, [email protected], byrdscycling.com October 5-9 — Gooseberry Mesa Trail, St. George, UT, 5-day tour combining slick rock and singletrack trails south of Zion National Park, covering 15 to 25 miles per day, 4 nights camping and 1 night inn stay. Intermediate level. Also available 10/13 through 10/31., 800-845-2453, [email protected] westernspirit.com, westernspirit. com October 30-November 1 — Moab Ho-Down Bike Festival, Moab, UT, MTB festival includes townie tour and movie premiere, group rides, Super D race, DH Race, Dirt Jump Contest, Halloween Costume Party, prize giveaways and just an all around good time., Tracy Reed, 435-259-4688, [email protected], chilebikes. com/moabhodown

Mountain Bike Racing General Info Intermountain Cup information (Utah) (801) 942-3498. USA Cycling, Mountain Region,(UT, AZ,NM,CO,WY,SD), (719) 866-4581

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2009 Utah MTB Races Sundance Weekly Race Series — Sundance Resort, UT, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., May 20, 27, June 10, 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19alternates with Soldier Hollow Training Series, Kids' Races on May 20, July 22, August 19., Czar Johnson, 801-223-4121, [email protected] sundance-utah.com, weeklyraceseries.com, sundanceresort. com, Soldier Hollow Training Series — Soldier Hollow, UT, Wednesdays, May 6, 13, June 3, 18, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, alternates with Sundance, 6 p.m., Mark Nelson, 801-358-1145, [email protected], weeklyraceseries. com Park City Mountain Bike Race Series — Park City, UT, Dates TBA, Racing on trails at Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort., 435-671-5053, [email protected], mountainraceworks.com. Solitude Full Throttle MTB Race Series — Solitude Resort, UT, Dates TBA, Registration at 5:45, race at 6:30, 4, 8, and 12 mile options, Solitude Mountain Resort, Entry 1 (Moonbeam Lot), 801-536-5703, [email protected], SkiSolitude. com Snowbasin/Biker's Edge Mtn. XC Race Series — Snowbasin Resort, UT, Dates TBA, Registration- 5pm6:30pm at Grizzle Center, Race Start: 6:30, Jonny Hintze, 801544-5300, [email protected], bebikes.com April 4 — Cholla Challenge, Hurricane, UT, ICS #2, 12-mile loop, a mixture of slickrock and single-track, with challenging short climbs and descents, First race starts at 11:00am., Jerry Simmons, 435-674-3185, [email protected], intermountaincup.com May 2 — Showdown at Five Mile Pass, Lehi, UT, 14th Annual, ICS



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#3, XC.Fun XC course, 11-mile loop with rolling hills, First start at 9:00am for U12, others at 10am., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com May 9 — Wimmer’s Bicycle Race XC, Logan, UT, ICS #4, Sherwood Hills Resort., Ed Chauner, 435-7522326, [email protected], intermountaincup.com May 16 — 7th Annual Hammerfest at the Hollow, Midway, UT, ICS#5, Soldier Hollow, 9-mi loop with 1100' vertical per lap. Climbs and fast descents through a maze of ski trails at the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow, new singletrack added, First race starts at 9:00am for U12, others at 10:00am., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, , [email protected], intermountaincup.com May 23-25 — Sundance Showdown, Sundance Resort, UT, Super-D and DH, Utah DH Series, Sundance., Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, [email protected], go-ride.com May 25 — Stan Crane Memorial XC, Draper, UT, ICS #6, 4th annual. Monday race, Great XC course start/finish at the equestrian center, about 80% single-track on a 9.8-mi loop, Total elevation 1100'/ lap, first start at 8:15am for U12, others at 9:00am., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, , [email protected] yahoo.com, intermountaincup. com May 30 — Sundance Spin, Sundance Resort, UT, Utah State Open Championship, ICS #7, XC, 2 loops: a 7.1-mile topping out at 7100 ft, and the small 0.5mile lowest part of Archies Loop, First race starts at 8 am for U9, 8:30am for U12, others 9:30am., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com June 7 — Bountiful Bomber Downhill Race, Bountiful, UT, Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, [email protected] net, go-ride.com June 13 — 18th Annual Deer Valley Pedalfest, Deer Valley, UT, ICS #8, 18th annual, a tradition, multilap course on Deer Valley’s and Deer Crest’s world-famous trail system, climbs and twisty singletrack downhill through the dense woods, First start at 8:15am for U12, others 9:00am., Ed Chauner,

801-942-3498, [email protected] com, intermountaincup.com June 20-21 — Wolf Creek Mayhem Downhill Race, Wolf Mountain Resort, UT, DH/Super-D/Dual/ Quad X, Utah DH Series., Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, [email protected] netzero.net, go-ride.com July 11 — 22nd Annual Mountain Bout, Snowbird, UT, 21st Annual, ICS #10, Snowbird, Open to all, Event starts at 8000’ near the Snowbird Center (Entry 2). Course: 4-mile loop, with 800' of climbing per lap, First race starts at 8:10am for U9, 8:30am next start., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com July 18 — 13th Annual Chris Allaire Memorial, Solitude Resort, UT, Utah State Open Championship, ICS #9, XC, 13th Annual, Utah State Open XC Championship, Course combines Cruiser (upper) and Serenity (lower) loops, Registration closed 7/13, First start at 8:15am., Ed Chauner, 801-9423498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com August 1 — Rock the Canyons Intermountain Cup Grand Finale, Canyons Resort, UT, ICS #12, Snowbird, Open to all, XC course starts and finishes at Smokie’s Bar and Grill at the base of the gondola at The Canyons Resort. The course is about 90% wide single track, Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com August 14-16 — Flyin’ Brian Gravity Festival, Brian Head, UT, New format to include Super D race, Dual Slalom, Downhill and more., Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, [email protected], go-ride.com August 20-23 — Great American Mountain Bike Stage Race, Brian Head, UT, 4 stages, 280 miles, Brian Head, Utah., Tom Spiegel or Jeff, 435-884-3515, [email protected], teambigbear. com August 29 — 12 Hours of Bear Lake Mountain Bike Relay, Garden City, UT, 6 a.m., 15-mile XC loop, climbing from 6,000 to 8,000 feet in elevation through cedar and pine tree and open mountain terrain,Food, water and toilets will be available at staging,Registration and lodging

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cycling utah.com will be at Blue Water Resort, just 800 meters away from the staging (start/finish) line., Kevin Rowher or John Hernandez, 435-752-1987 ext 109, [email protected], s-spower.com, bearlake.com, September 4-7 — Great Utah Bike Festival, Minersville, UT, 3 century rides (100, 65, 50 mile options), road and mountain recreational rides, cyclocross racing, mountain bike racing, road stage race (2 road races, time trial, criterium, part of UCA series), Bike Ed presentations, bike parade, street racing., 801-677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike.org September 5 — 6th Annual Sundance Single Speed Challenge, Sundance Resort, UT, 10 am start, Sundance Resort., 801-223-4121, [email protected], Sundanceresort.com September 12 — 12 Hours of Sundance, Sundance Resort, UT, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 801-223-4121, [email protected], sundanceresort.com September 19 — Widowmaker Hill Climb, Tentative, Snowbird, UT, 10 AM, 3000' vertical race to the top of the Tram, Gad Valley, Snowbird Resort., 801-583-6281, [email protected], sportsam.com September 20 — Tour de Suds, Park City, UT, 27th Annual, Park City, 6 mile hill climb to celebrate the end of mountain bike season., Carol Potter, 435-649-6839, [email protected], mountaintrails.org October 5-17 — Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, UT, Must be 50 years or older. three events: hill climb, downhill, and cross country., 800-562-1268, [email protected], seniorgames.net October 10-11 — 24 Hours of Moab, Moab, UT, 14th Annual, solo, duo, 4 and 5 person team categories, men, women, and coed., 304259-5533 , [email protected], grannygear.com October 31-November 1 — 25 & 6 hours in Frog Hollow, Hurricane, UT, 25 hour event is from SAT 10am to SUN 10 am with the bonus double midnight lap6 Hour event and Costume contest is from Sat 11 am to Sat 5 pm- contest and awards at 6 PM, Other fun Holloween fun TBA, Cimarron Chacon, 970-7593048, [email protected], GROpromotions.com

THREE GREAT ROAD RACES IN

SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO! Saturday June 20th

Saturday, May 30 Garden Creek Gap Road Race

Tour of Marsh Valley A beautiful 25, 60 or 100 mile classic bike tour through Marsh Valley just south of Pocatello.

June 27 – 28 11th

Annual

Phil Meador

A classic, 25-mile, rural course with little traffic and a spectacular 3-mile climb through the gap!

Saturday August 1st Allan Butler Memorial Twilight Criterium Join us in memory of Allan for a downtown criterium in his hometown of Idaho Falls!

Register at sportsbaseonline.com

Information: www.idahocycling.com

2009 Idaho and Regional MTB Races April 3 — STXC Series #2, Boise - Mountain Home, ID, Fast fun action with banked corners, plenty of passing around the wholecourse, safe for all ability levels...and it's just for fun!, Hal Miller, 208-869-4055, [email protected] brokenspokecycling.org, brokenspokecycling.org April 11 — Barking Spider XC/Run, Nampa, ID, 2-3 hr XC course and 1 hour trail run, roller coaster single track and wide open fire road. Lots of fun all day., Darren

The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, the leading bicycle advocacy group in Salt Lake and Utah, wants to encourage all cyclists to participate. There are monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the City & County Building, Rm. 326 or 335, 451 South State Street. For details, visit www.slcgov. com/bike or call the Mayor’s office at 801-535-7939 or Dave at 801-328-2066

Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com April 24 — STXC Series #3, Boise - Mountain Home, ID, Fast fun action with banked corners, plenty of passing around the wholecourse, safe for all ability levels...and it's just for fun!, Hal Miller, 208-869-4055, [email protected] brokenspokecycling.org, brokenspokecycling.org May 1-2 — New Belgium Brewing Company 18 Hours of Fruita, Loma, CO, 4th Annual, Highline Lake State Park, Park 12 midnight start, 18 Hr race on 6.5 mile loop., Over the Edge Sports , 970858-7220, [email protected], emgcolorado.com May 3 — 7th Annual Avimor Coyote Classic, Boise, ID, AMBC Event, high speed rolling double track where speeds hit 40 mph, tight, technical groomed single track trails., Hal Miller, 208-3381016, [email protected]kenspokecycling. org, knobbytireseries.com, brokenspokecycling.com, May 9 — Sagebrush Scramble, Boise, ID, STXC, 1-mile loop with twists, turns, and banked corners., Dave Moore, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com May 22-25 — Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Rapid City, SD, Rides, races (hill climb, XC, Super-D), Film Festival., Jerry Cole, 605394-5225, [email protected], bhfattirefestival.com May 22-25 — The Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, NM, MX, Sun: XC, SD, Mon: STXC, DH, MX and DH are UCI 2 events, Angel Fire Resort., Sarah Rawley, 720-407-6142, [email protected], racemsc. com May 23 — Lava Rama, Pocatello, ID, 2-3 hr XC course and 1:30 trail run. Newer route with fast, flowing single track and wooden bridges, deep woods single track and wide open fire road, lots of fun all day and hot springs to soak the ol' bones., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com May 27 — 8th Annual Wood River Cup Race #1, 8th Annual Wood River Cup, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park, short track cross country., 208-788-9184, [email protected], powerhousefitstudio.com May 30 — Endurance Festival in Boise at the Velodrome and Cycling Park, Boise, ID, 20K, 40K, 50 mile half century distances on approximately a 20K circuit course, trail running, mountain biking, DuXtreme off-road duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECO-FUN, [email protected], EnduranceFestival.com June 3 — 8th Annual Wood River Cup Race #2, 8th Annual Wood River Cup, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park, short track cross country., 208-788-9184, [email protected], powerhousefitstudio.com June 6 — Velopark MTB Dual and Four-X, IVCP, ID, 2 person dual slalom and 4 person biker cross. We use digital timing, very accurate. These courses are built by

APRIL 2009 World Champion Eric Carter-this is the real deal folks. You'll find everything you expect at a National course with a grassroots feeling. Lots of fun all day and super easy road to get to the top of the events., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected] yahoo.com, wildrockies.com June 7 — Bogus Kamikaze DH #1, Bogus Basin Resort, ID, 2-3 min DH course, newer route with fast, flowing single track and individual time trial, gap jumps, sick drop-offs, wooden bridges and flowing boulders. Lots of fun all day and super easy shuttle., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com June 10 — 8th Annual Wood River Cup Race #3, 8th Annual Wood River Cup, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park, short track cross country., 208-788-9184, [email protected], powerhousefitstudio.com June 17 — 8th Annual Wood River Cup Race #4, 8th Annual Wood River Cup, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park, Short Track Cross Country., 208-788-9184, [email protected], powerhousefitstudio.com June 19 — Short Track Race, Garden Valley, ID, 208-343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com June 19 — Twilight Short Track, Boise, ID, 208-343-3782, [email protected] georgescycles.com, georgescycles.com June 21 — 20th Annual Idaho City Excellent Adventure, Idaho City, ID, 1:30 hr XC course and 1:30 hr trail run. Mass start at high Noon, deep woods single track and wide open fire road, Lots of fun all day and great BBQ., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com June 24 — 8th annual Wood River Cup Finals, 8th Annual Wood River Cup, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park, Short Track Cross Country., 208-788-9184, [email protected], powerhousefitstudio.com June 27-28 — Soldier Mountain , Fairfield, ID, XC, DH, Racers travel through pineforests and quakin' aspens, climbing to 8000' with long technical descents,creek crossings and plenty of rippin' fast single track., Hal Miller, 208-3381016, [email protected] com,[email protected] com, knobbytireseries.com June 28 — Jug Mountain Ranch Ride, McCall, ID, 2-3 hr XC course and 2hr trail run. New route with fast, flowing single track and wooden bridges. On this course, you'll find deep woods single track and wide open fire road. Lots of fun all day and great BBQ, full bar and beautiful views., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com July 4 — 13th Annual WYDAHO Bike Race, Alta, WY, XC, Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort., Andy , 1-800-TARGHEE ext. 1309 , [email protected], grandtraghee.com July 10 — Tamarack Double Down DH, Tamarack Resort, ID, 2 STAGE

Arrests Made in Zabriskie Burglary

The Salt Lake City Police Department has arrested and charged two men involved in the February burglary of local cycling pro David Zabriskie’s house. Police said Leopold Howard, 39 and Craig Carlisle, 43, stole all of the items from Zabriskie’s home. According to police the list of items reported stolen in the February burglary include; a Subaru Outback, Toyota Scion, 13 bicycles, a Cervelo team issued bike frame, Beijing Olympic ring, Olympic Seiko watch, Tag Heuer watch, Bose Speaker/ Receiver, space legs, computers, Marvel Comic statues and a Sony television. Police reported a bike and bike parts had been recovered but many of the items are still missing, including an Olympic Ring and Giro D’ Italia race medals. According to court documents, Howard was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and four counts of second-degree felony theft. Carlisle was charged with a second-degree felony for receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle count and a third degree felony count for stolen property. He is also charged with a misdemeanor for the possession of another’s ID. -Jennifer Barth



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DH course, 1 pedeller and 1 technical.Combined score wins all, newer routes with fast, flowing single track and individual time trial, we use digital timing, very accurate, On this course, you'll find sick drop-offs, wooden bridges and flowing boulders, lots of fun all day and super easy shuttle w/ high-speed quad lift., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com July 11-12 — White Pine Downhill Race, Palmdale, WY, Wyoming State Championships, DH on Saturday, Utah DH Series, White Pine Resort., Ron Lindley, 801-3753231 , [email protected], goride.com July 11-12 — Brundage Mountain, Brundage Resort, ID, 2-3 hr XC course and 20 min super D. 5-6 min DH course.,deep woods single track and wide open fire road, super easy shuttle with high speed lift for the Super D and DH events., Darren Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected] yahoo.com, wildrockies.com July 25 — 7th Annual Taming the Tetons, Jackson Hole, WY, ICS #11, 9 a.m. start for under 9, 9:30 start for all other categories., Ed Chauner, 801-942-3498, [email protected], intermountaincup.com, go-ride.com, July 25 — Galena Grinder, Galena Lodge, ID, XC/Marathon, 22.5 mile loop with 50% single track, start/finish at 7,000 feet with total gain of 3200 in one loop, open category (for racers who choose not to purchase a license) held for the marathon, which is 22.5 mile loops., Hal Miller, 208-7203019, [email protected] com, knobbytireseries.com July 25 — Idaho State Short Track XC Championships, Tentative, Hailey, ID, Hailey Community Bike Park (Croy Canyon), 208-7889184, [email protected] net, powerhousefitstudio.com July 26 — Teton Pass Hill Climb, Wilson, WY, 8:30 AM road race (4.7 miles, 2284 ft. vertical), 10:30 AM MTB race (5.6 miles, 2870 ft. vertical), cash prizes for top 3 men and women combined racers. Raffle and party following., Brian Schilling, 307-690-9896, [email protected], ucjh.org August 1 — Laramie Enduro, Laramie, WY, 111 K mountain bike race, Happy Jack., Richard Vincent, 307-745-4499, Enduro. [email protected], laramieenduro. org August 1 — Butte 100, Butte, MT, Fundraiser for Mariah's Challenge.100 mile endurance race. Single track heaven on the Cont. Divide Trail. loop course., Bob Wagoner or Gina Evans, 406-490-5641, [email protected] hotmail.com,[email protected] hotmail.com, tripleringprod.com August 1-2 — Pomerelle Pounder, Albion, ID, Right off I-84 Burley Exit come try your tech skills on day one and speed skills on day two(2 DH days): Wild Rockies Series DH #6, Utah DH, Series, 2X DH., Darren Lightfield, 208-3881971, [email protected] com, wildrockies.com August 7-9 — Blast the Mass, Aspen, CO, Cross country and

mountain cross on Saturday. Super D and downhill onSunday. Mountain cross and downhill are UCI Class 2 events. Snowmass Resort., Sarah Rawley, 720-4076142, [email protected], racemsc.com August 8-9 — Silver Creek Pedal and Plunge, Garden Valley, ID, 208-338-1016, [email protected], brokenspokecycling. org August 8 — Big Hole Challenge MTB Race and Duathlon, Driggs, ID, 15 mile MTB race, 7.5 mile bike and 5 mile run Duathlon, Horshoe Trail, 11 miles west of Driggs., Dick Weinbrandt, 208-354-2354, [email protected] peakedsports.com, peakedsports.com August 15 — Rendezvous Hill Climb, Teton Village, WY, 6.1 miles, 4139 vertical feet, 9 am reg., 10:30 am race, Brian Schilling, 307-6909896, [email protected], ucjh.org August 15-16 — Tamarack XC, Tamarack Resort, ID, XC, STXC, DH, Dual Slalom, Tamarack Ski Resort., 208-338-1016, [email protected] knobbytireseries.com,[email protected] knobbytireseries.com, knobbytireseries.com August 29-30 — 24 Hours of Grand Targhee Mountain Bike Race, Alta, WY, XC, Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort, 1st place solo male /female and Dou teams will receive $1000 / over $10,000 in cash and prizes., Andy , 1-800-TARGHEE ext. 1309, [email protected], grandtarghee.com August 29 — Knobby Tire Series Finals, Boise, ID, Only 15 minutes from Boise. There'llbe plenty of single-track to get your heart pumping with enough doubletrackto keep you honest., Hal Miller, 208-869-4055, [email protected], brokenspokecycling.org, knobbytires.com, September 12 — Endurance Festival in Pocatello, Pocatello, ID, 20K, 40K and 50 mile half century trail course on the famed City Creek Trail system. Also trail running, mountain biking, DuXtreme offroad duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECO-FUN, [email protected], EnduranceFestival.com September 12-13 — Bogus Samurai, Bogus Basin, ID, 2-3 hr XC and 2hr Trail run. New route with single track and good marking this time., Darren Lightfield, 208-3881971, [email protected] com, wildrockies.com September 12 — Endurance Festival in Pocatello, Pocatello, ID, 20K, 40K and 50 mile half century trail course on the famed City Creek Trail system. Also trail running, mountain biking, DuXtreme offroad duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECO-FUN, [email protected], EnduranceFestival.com September 13 — Bogus Kamikaze DH #2, Bogus Basin, ID, 2-3 min DH course. Newer route with fast, flowing single track and individual time trial!We use digital timing, very accurate. On this course, you'll find gap jumps, dropoffs, wooden bridges and flowing boulders. Lots of fun all day and super easy shuttle., Darren

cycling utah.com Lightfield, 208-388-1971, [email protected], wildrockies.com

Road Racing General Info Utah Road Racing - USCF, Utah Cycling Association - James Ferguson, 801-476-9476, utahcycling.com USA Cycling, Mountain Region Road Racing (UT,AZ,NM,CO, WY,SD), George Heagerty, (719) 535-8113.

Utah Weekly Race Series Cyclesmith Rocky Mountain Raceways Criterium — West Valley City, UT, Saturdays at 12 noon in March, Tuesdays in April - September, 6 pm, 6555 W. 2100 S. March 7,14,21,28, 31, April 7,14,21,28, May 5,12,19,26, June 2,9,16,23,30, July 7,14,21,28, August 4,11,18,25, September 1,8,15,22,29., 801-209-2479, , [email protected], utahcritseries.com Salt Air Time Trial — Salt Lake City, UT, Every other Thursday April August, I-80 Frontage Road West of the International Center; April 16, 30, May 14,28, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6,13., Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected] gmail.com, utahcritseries.com DMV Criterium — West Valley City, UT, Weekly Training Crit at the Driver's Training Center, 4700 S. 2780 W., A Flite - 6pm. B Flite - 6:55 pm. (April - September), April 1,15,22,29, May 6,13,20,27, June 3,10,17,24, July 1,8,15,22,29, August 5,12,19,26, September 2,9,16,23,30., Clint Carter, 801651-8333, [email protected],, utahcritseries.com Royal Street/Emigration Canyon Hillclimb — Park City/Salt Lake City, UT, Every other Thursday, Dates TBA, 900 ft. elevation gain, Royal Street and Deer Valley Drive, Alternating with Emigration Canyon TT, Marek Shon, 801-2092479, [email protected], utahcritseries.com Ogden Cash Crit — Ogden, UT, Thursdays, June 4 - July 30, 6 pm, ,C flight: 6:00pm (30 min), B flight: 6:40pm (40min), A Flight: 7:30pm (50min), Business Depot Ogden (600 W 12th St)., Weston Woodward, 801-388-0517, [email protected], Logan Race Club Time Trial Series — Logan, UT, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., 435-787-2534, [email protected] com, loganraceclub.org Powerhouse UVU Crit series, presented by UVU Cycling — Orem, UT, May: 7,14,21,28June: 4,11,18,25July: 2,9,16,23,30August 6,13Time:5:30: kids 5-7 / 8-9 / 10-12yrs6:00-6:55 A Flight (cat 1,2,3)6:00-6:40 B Flight (cat 3,4)7:00-7:30 C Flight (cat 4-5)7:00 -7:35 Women (women may ride in any group)7:40-8:00 D Flight (beginners)UVU, 1062 W 800 S, Orem, UT 84058, Lot V, Mason Law, 801-891-5275, [email protected] hotmail.com, www.thefancycling.com

Utah Road Races April 4 — Hell of the North RR, Salt Lake City, UT, Just north of the Salt Lake Int'l Airport, 5 mile circuit. includes 1.75 mile stretch of dirt road., Christian Johnson, 801867-5331, [email protected], hellofthenorth.com April 11-12 — Tour of the Depot, Tooele, UT, 3 Stage SR: Anaconda Road TT, Pine Canyon Circuit Race (same as '08), Tour of the Depot RR. All stages Start and Finish in Tooele.  , Jeremy Smith, 801-558-7215, [email protected] yahoo.com, tourofthedepot. com April 25 — East Canyon Road Race, East Canyon Resort, UT, 10 AM, From East Canyon Resorts to Lost Creek Reservoir and back, East Canyon Resort, Sign up at Canyon Bicycles 3969 S. Wasatch Blvd., James Zwick, 801-583-6281, [email protected], sportsam.com May 2 — Antelope Island Road Race, Antelope Island, UT, Race will start at the West end of the causeway go across the causeway towards the ranch and end on the island. Mileage ranges from 32 to 60. $2,000 cash plus prizes., Kelly Crawford, 801-4795774, [email protected] net, bmbbc.com

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May 9 — SLC Downtown Crit. (State Championships), Salt Lake City, UT, Pioneer Park, Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected] com, utahcritseries.com May 15 — Logan Canyon TT, Logan, UT, Kevin Rowher/Kirk Eck , 435-770-9852, [email protected], loganraceclub.org May 16-17 — Bear Lake Classic, Bear Lake, UT, May 16: RR, 51 mile flat loop, May 15: ITT 3.8 mile climb, May 17: TTT 5-man teams, scoring on 3rd wheel., Kevin Rohwer or Kirk Eck, 435-770-9852, [email protected], bearlake.com, loganraceclub.org, May 16 — Red Rock 200, St. George, UT, Solo Start: 6am, TwoPerson Relay Teams Start: 7am, Four-Person Relay Teams Start: 8am, 200 miles, 10,000’ of climbing with three neutral support check points along the route, post-race party, Deb Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected] com, redrock200.com May 16 — Herriman Pedal Palooza, Herriman, UT, Herriman skate park - 6000 W 13400 S in Herriman, event type: amateur road crit, kids safety rodeo, helmet safety inspection (not sure what the blanket term for this event would be)., 801-523-8268, [email protected]cycles.com, pedalpalooza. infinitecycles.com



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May 23 — Sugarhouse Criterium, Salt Lake City, UT, Sugarhouse Park, Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected], utahcritseries.com June 6 — State TT Championship, Salt Lake City, UT, International Center, Marek Shon, 801-2092479, [email protected], utahcritseries.com June 6 — Draper Challenge Hillclimb Race, Draper, UT, 8:00 am at Equestrian Center located at 1600 E. Highland Drive(13500 South), road race 15 miles with two hill climbs, ends at top of Suncrest., Ken Murdock, 801-2053700, [email protected] com, DraperTrailsDay.com June 13 — Little Mountain RR (Utah State championship), Clarkston, UT, 16-mile circuit race with one major climb (1 mile, 7-10% grade between Trenton and Clarkston) and one minor climb (1 mile, 4% grade 1-mile south of Clarkston.  Total elevation gain – 600 feet/lap., Kevin Rowher, 435752-1987, ext #109, [email protected], loganraceclub.org June 18-20 — Utah Summer Games, Cedar City, UT, Time Trial, Hill Climb, Criterium, Road Race with overall Omnium, Righthand Canyon, Lund Hwy, Desert Mound?, Checkshani Cliffs., 435-865-8421 , 435-559-2925, [email protected], utahsummergames.org June 20-21 — High Uintas Classic Stage Race, Kamas/Evanston, UT/WY, 21st annual, A Legendary Race. No Wimps! No Whiners! Bald Mountain Road Race; Charles Scrivner Memorial Time Trial; Downtown Courthouse Criterium. Kamas,UT to Evanston, WY., Paul Knopf, 307-783-6458, 1-866-783-6300 ext. 459, [email protected] evanstonwy.org, evanstoncycling.org June 27 — Powder Mountain Hillclimb, Eden, UT, 5 miles and 3000 feet up Powder Mountain Road, finish in upper parking lot, Ben Towery, 801-774-7551, [email protected], teamexcelerator.com July 10 — Porcupine Brighton Criterium, Brighton, UT, Mike Meldrum, 801-424-9216, [email protected], porcupinecycling.com July 11 — Porcupine Hillclimb, Salt Lake City, UT, Hill climb to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon., Mike Meldrum, 801-424-9216, [email protected], porcupinecycling.com July 17-18 — Capitol Reef Classic SR, Torrey, UT, ITT (8 miles),Criterium,  100/52/32 mile road race (distance determined by race category)., Tina Anderson, 435-425-3491, [email protected] live.com, capitolreefclassic.com July 18 — Sundance Hillclimb, Provo, UT, Starts at the bottom of SR92, climbs 8.2 miles, over 3000' of climbing, passing Sundance and finishing at the Alpine Loop Summit, perfect for the Pro Level racer wanting to beat the best or the beginner wanting a good challenge., Czar Johnson, 801223-4849, [email protected] com, sundance-utah.com July 25 — Chalk Cr RR (jr. & master state champ.), Coalville, UT, Juniors and masters Utah State Championship., Mike Meldrum, 801-424-9216, [email protected] com, porcupinecycling.com August 1 — Tour de Park City, Park City, UT, Same great 170 mile race through Northern Utah's beautiful mountain valleys. Great improvements for 2009. All men's and women's categories and masters., Riley Siddoway, 435671-5053, [email protected], tourdeparkcity. com August 8 — E-Center Criterium, West Valley City, UT, Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected] com, utahcritseries.com August 15 — Emigration Canyon Hill Climb, Salt Lake City, UT, Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected] gmail.com, utahcritseries.com August 18-23 — Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Presented by Zions Bank, UT, America's toughest stage

race, 6 stages, 325 miles, $45,000 purse, Pro/1 Men only, Salt Lake, Ogden, Utah County, Tooele, Park City, Snowbird, Salt Lake., Terry McGinnis, 801-558-2136, [email protected], tourofutah.com August 29 — Sanpete Classic, Spring City, UT, Main Street, Spring City will serve as the Start/Finish for loops of 45, 72 and 98 mile courses that go around the rural Sanpete Valley roads. Courses are mostly flat with some rollers and false flats, 2 feed zones, with one fully supported, BBQ lunch after race., Eric Thompson, 801541-3840, [email protected], skiutahcycling.com August 29 — Red vs. Blue Time Trial presented by O.C. Tanner, Draper, UT, Benefits Bikes for Kids, 9:00 a.m., 272 E. Traverse Point. 1300' elevation gain with 10 percent to 12 percent grades in some locations., Teresa May, 801-453-2296, [email protected], bikesforkidsutah.org September 4-7 — Great Utah Bike Festival, Minersville, UT, 2 road races, time trial, criterium, 3 century rides (100, 65, 50 mile options), Bike Ed presentations, other events., Bob Kinney, 801677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike.org September 5 — Climber's Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT, Individual time trial up the south side of Big Mountain from MM 3 to MM 9., first rider up at 11 AM., Jon Gallagher, 435-901-8872, [email protected], teamcsr.org September 12 — LOTOJA Classic RR, Logan, UT, 206 miles from Logan, UT to Jackson, WY., Brent Chambers, 801-546-0090, [email protected] lotojaclassic.com, lotojaclassic. com September 12-14 — Hoodoo 500, St. George, UT, 500 mile Ultramarathon bike race in Southern Utah. Voyager Start: 5am, Solo Start: 7am, Two-Person Relay Teams Start: 9am, FourPerson Relay Teams Start: 11am., Deb Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected] planetultra.com, Hoodoo500. com September 19 — Cyclesmith Criterium, TBA, UT, Marek Shon, 801-209-2479, [email protected] com, utahcritseries.com September 19 — Endurance Festival in Park City, Park City, UT, 20K, 40K, 50 mile Half century distances on a 20K circuit course, running, road cycling, DuXtreme duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECOFUN , [email protected] com, EnduranceFestival.com September 26 — Harvest Moon Historic 25th Street Criterium, Ogden, UT, Downtown Ogden in the Municipal Park between 25th & 26th Streets., Steve Conlin, 801589-1716, [email protected], ogdenone.com October 5-17 — Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, UT, Must be 50 years or older. Four events: hill climb, time trial, criterium and road race., Kyle Case, 800-562-1268 , [email protected] com, seniorgames.net November 10 — City Creek Bike Sprint, Salt Lake City, UT, 10 am, 5 1/2 mile climb up City Creek Canyon, road or mountain bikes., James Zwick, 801-583-6281, [email protected], sportsam.com

Regional Series Road Races Mesa State Wed Crit Series — April TBD, Grand Junction, CO, 970248-1014, [email protected] edu, org.mesastate.edu/cycling/ Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts Time Trial/Hillclimb Series — Pocatello, ID, April 22, May 6, 27, June 24 (Time Trial); May 20, June 3, 17(Hillclimb)10 km for flat TT on the Gate City Grind Course, Hillclimb is 5.1 miles, 1500 ft elevation up Scout Mountain., David Hachey, 208-241-0034, [email protected] com, idahocycling.com SWICA Criterium Series — TBD, ID,

cycling utah.com Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19,26, June 2,9,16,23,30, July 7.14, Local training crit series at Expo Idaho West lot., Kurt Holzer, 208-890-3118, [email protected], idahobikeracing.org

Regional Road Races April 5 — Birds of Prey Road Race (BCC Spring Series #3), Kuna, ID, Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com April 11 — George's Kids Races, Middleton, ID, Mike Cooley, 208343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com April 11 — Copper Valley Road Race, Globe, AZ, 59 mile Road Race for most categories (87 for pros, 35 for juniors), rolling course has a major climb towards the end of the race with significant elevation gain,1.5 hours from Phoenix., Patrick Rhodes, 480250-6355, [email protected] com, proconcyclingaz.com April 17-19 — Tour of Walla Walla Stage Race, Walla Walla, WA, Stage race - 2 RRs, crit, TT Dist & climbing vary by cat., pro 1-2 men do 165 miles (excl the crit) & climb 11,000 ft., Steve Rapp, 509520-9779, [email protected] com, tofww.org April 19 — Chicken Dinner Road Race (BCC Spring Series #4), Nampa, ID, Mike Cooley, 208343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com April 22 — FCA Time Trial, Boise, ID, This is a 10 mile time trial, Start time is 6 PM registration is on sportbaseonline only, race start is at Blessinger andPurple Sage., Chris Berry, 208-861-7327, ctberr[email protected], sportsbaseonline.com April 26 — Emmett-Roubaix Road Race, Emmett, ID, Spring RR #5., Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com May 1-3 — BODE TT Stage Race, Boise, ID, Mike Cooley, 208-3433782, [email protected] com, georgescycles.com May 16 — Galena Time Trial (Race#1 of Triple Crown Hill Climb Series), Galena Lodge, ID, Time Trial, part of the Triple Crown HC Series #2, and part of Wood River Valley TT cup, start: 24 miles North of Ketchum., Richard Feldman, 208726-7693, [email protected] com, durance.com May 16 — Endurance Festival, Pocatello, ID, 20K, 40K and 50 mile half century road course. Also options for running, road cycling, DuXtreme duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECOFUN, [email protected] com, EnduranceFestival.com May 16 — Ride for the Pass, Aspen, CO, The Ride for the Pass is a charity bike race/recreational ride to benefit the Independence Pass Foundation. The Ride is in its fifteenth year and will follow the traditional route from the Winter Gate, 4 miles east of Aspen, to the Independence Ghost Town approximately 10 miles east up Highway 82 on Independence Pass. The Ride gains approximately 2200 feet of elevation, from 8,500' to 10,700', over the ten mile route., Mark Fuller, 970 963-4959, [email protected], independencepass.org May 17 — Aspen Criterium, Aspen, CO, Fast paced, energy packed bicycle race held on closed streets in the heart of downtown Aspen. This event runs heats of athletes at speeds of 28 mph and higher around a .8 mile track with sharp curves on road bikes. , Kristin Drake, 970-429-2098, Kristin. [email protected], aspenrecreation.com May 18 — Bragging Rights Criterium, Las Vegas, NV, Sam Boyd Stadium., 702-232-4175, [email protected], luv2bike.com May 21-25 — Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, CO, Road Race, TT, and Criterium, Omnium., 970-259-4621 , [email protected], ironhorsebicycleclassic.com May 23-24 — Treasure Valley Stage Race, Boise, ID, RR, TT,

Crit, $10,000 purse, RR and TT Saturday, Crit Sunday., Vernon Padaca, 208-571-1730, [email protected], teamdobbiaco.com May 30 — Garden Creek Gap RR, Pocatello, ID, Sam Krieg, 208-2330951, [email protected], idahocycling.com May 30 — Garden Creek Gap Road Race, Pocatello, ID, David Hachey, 208-241-0034, [email protected], idahocycling.com June 6 — 3rd Annual Lyle Pearson 200-mile Team Challenge, Boise to Sun Valley, ID, Team relay road race from Boise to Sun Valley., Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782, [email protected], georgescycles.com June 12 — Tour of Eagle, Eagle, ID, Uhl Albert, 208-340-7224, [email protected], roadbicycling. com/tourofeagle June 14 — Intermountain Orthopedics State Road Race, TBD, ID, Kurt Holzer, 208-890-3118, [email protected], lostrivercyling.org June 19-21 — Elkhorn Classic Stage Race, Baker City, OR, 503-6523763, [email protected], elkhornclassicstagerace.com June 19 — Tour of the Bitterroot, Hamilton, MT, 406-531-4033, [email protected], tourofthebitterroot.blogspot. com/ June 20 — Idaho State Time Trial, Ketchum, ID, Start on Highway 20.  8 miles south of Bellevue, ID, 7am.  Parking at the Rest stop at the intersection of Highway 75 and 20., Richard Feldman, 208726-7693, [email protected] com, durance.com June 21 — Town to Summit Hill Climb, Ketchum, ID, Mass-start event from downtown Ketchum to the top of Trail Creek Pass, last three kilometers are rough dirt road, a little over 16 kilometers in total., Bob Rosso, 208-726-3497, [email protected], elephantsperch.com June 27-28 — Gate City Grind Stage Race, Pocatello, ID, 2 day classic stage race in scenic Southeast Idaho, Road race, time trial and criterium all within 20 minutes of Pocatello., David Hachey, 208241-0034, [email protected] com, idahocycling.com June 27-28 — Dead Dog Classic Memorial Stage Race, Laramie, WY, Sat: RR (85 miles or 53 miles), Sun: Crit and TT (10 miles), $8000 purse, awards points for the American Cycling Association Best All-around Racer and Best All-around Team competition., Kim Viner, 307-742-4565, [email protected] msn.com, deaddogclassic.com June 28-July 4 — USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships, Louisville, KY, 719-866-4581, [email protected], usacycling.org July 12 — Grand Targhee Ski Hill Road Time Trial, Alta, WY, 9 a.m., 12 miles, 2000’, to the summit of Grand Targhee., Dick Weinbrandt, 208-354-2354, [email protected] peakedsports.com, peakedsports.com July 18 — Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium, Boise, ID, 23rd Annual, NRC race., Mike Cooley, 208-3433782, [email protected] com, georgescycles.com July 19 — Intermountain Orthopedics State Criterium, Boise, ID, [email protected], lostrivercyling.org July 25-26 — Tour of Bozeman, Bozeman, MT, Two day, 3 stage omnium in the mountains around beautiful Bozeman, Montana. Stages include: 20k Time Trial, Downtown Match Sprints, and 70 mile Road Race with 4600+ ft of climbing. $5000.00 + cash purse. Escape the summer heat and come race in Beautiful Bozeman, Montana!, Brian Frykman, 406223-7632, [email protected] com, tourdebozeman.com July 26 — Teton Pass Hill Climb, Wilson, WY, 8:30 AM road race (4.7 miles, 2284 ft. vertical), 10:30 AM MTB race (5.6 miles, 2870 ft. vertical), cash prizes for top 3

APRIL 2009 men and women combined racers, Raffle and party following., Brian Schilling, 307-690-9896, [email protected], ucjh.org July 28-August 2 — USA Cycling Road Championships, Bend, OR, Elite, Junior, and Espoir National Championships., 719-866-4581, [email protected], usacycling.org August 1 — Allan Butler Criterium, Idaho Falls, ID, Twilight Criterium in downtown Idaho Falls in memory of Allan Butler. Course is flat, technical, L-shape, 1 km in length. Racing starts at 6 p.m. , Rob Van Kirk, 208-652-3532, rob. [email protected], idahocycling.com August 1 — Mt. Harrison Hill Climb, Albion, ID, Triple Crown #1., Brad Streeter, [email protected] com, August 4-8 — Idaho Senior Games, Boise, ID, Criterium, hill climb, 10k TT/20k RR, 5k TT/40k RR., [email protected] allidaho.com, seidahoseniorgames.org

Road Tours 2009 Utah and Regional Road Tours April 4 — Zion Canyon 200K, St. George, UT, Brevets are self support, timed distance cycling events, route begins in St. George, continues to Zion and returns via Toquerville and Leeds., Lonnie Wolff, 435-559-0895, [email protected], subrevet.org April 12-18 — Tour of the Canyonlands, Moab, UT, UT, 5 riding days, 350 mi, distance from 40-110 mi per day. Travel through Arches Nat'l Park, Canyonlands Nat'l Park, follow the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountain loop. Also available 10/11., 714267-4591, [email protected] com, CyclingEscapes.com April 18 — Willard Bay 100, Centerville, UT, BCC SuperSeries #1 self-supported 100 from Centerville JHS to Willard Bay, Shorter leg options of 30 and 75 miles., Don Williams, 801-6414020, [email protected], bccutah.org April 18 — Salt Lake City Marathon Bike Tour, Salt Lake City, UT, 25 miles without stoplights through the streets of Salt Lake on the SLC Marathon course, start: 6:00 a.m. at the Olympic Legacy Bridge near the Fort Douglas TRAX stop., 801-456-2540, [email protected] DevineSports.com, saltlakecitymarathon.com April 25 — Tour de Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 10, 35, 80 mile routes, Vistas Community Park, circumnavigates Las Vegas., 702252-8077, [email protected], tourdesummerlin.com April 25-26 — Cactus Hugger Cycling Festival 2009, Ivins, UT, Featuring the 9th Annual Cactus Hugger Century on Saturday, 7:00 am, post-ride meal for all riders (11:00 am to 4:00 pm), "Helmets for Kids", cycling activties for children, Sunday 10 am 45 mile tour to Zion National Park., Lucy Ormond, 435-229-1404, [email protected], cactushuggers.org April 26-May 1 — Bryce-Zion Bike, St. George, UT, UT, Ride through a panorama of sparkling sunny skies, red rock sculptures, immense canyons and aspen forests. All levels. Also available: 5/ 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 6/7, 14; 9/6, 13, 20, 27; 10/4, 11, 18., 800-443-6060, [email protected], bicycleadventures.com May 2 — Tour de Fire, Boulder City, NV, Metric double century, 20, 42, 73, 99, 132 mile options, benefits Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, starts near Boulder City, NV., Debra Craig, 702-2289460, [email protected], tdfire. com May 2 — Ghost Town Riders Century, Tooele, UT, Benefits Valley Mental Health, Deseret



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Peaks Complex, 2930 West Hwy 112, ride on the Pony Express Trail west of the Oquirrh Mountains., Bob Kinney, 801-677-0134, [email protected] Bike2Bike.org, bike2bike.org May 2 — Pine Valley Mountain 300 K, St. George, UT, Brevets are self support, timed, distance cycling events, in St. George to Cedar City, Newcastle, Enterprise and back to St. George., Lonnie Wolff, 435-559-0895, [email protected], subrevet.org May 9 — Springville to Nephi 100, Nephi, UT, BCC SuperSeries #2 self-supported 100 from Cracker Barrel in Springville to Nephi and back thru Santaquin, shorter leg options of 30 and 60 miles., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org May 9 — Salt Lake Challenge, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Team Challenge event, a challenge on wheels with jousting, ball carry, clues on short and long courses, to raise money for Bike Education and Youth Cycling., Bob Kinney, 801-677-0134, [email protected] org, bike2bike.org May 9-16 — Bicycle Tour of Utah - Color Country to Canyonlands, Springdale, UT, UT, 6 riding days, 454 mi, 26,000' elevation gain. Milage varies from 30-85 mi per day. Very scenic. Also available 9/19, 10/3., 714-267-4591, [email protected], CyclingEscapes.com May 16-30 — BRA SU, St. George, UT, Bike Ride Across Scenic Utah Tour, 5 states, 5 National Monuments, 5 National Parks, 2 National Forests, and 5 Nations, Start in St. George., 801-677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike. org May 16 — Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake to Antelope Island and back, 35, 67, or 100 mile options. Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. 7:30 AM Mass start time. Registration opens at 6:00 AM., 801-596-8430, 801-322-5056, [email protected] com, cyclesaltlakecentury.com May 16 — Cycle for Independence, Boise, ID, Fundraiser for the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 10,25, and 63 mile distances, individual and team rides, routes begin in northwest Boise, supported ride., Ramona Walhof, 208-336-5333, [email protected], tvcblindidaho.org May 16 — Ride for the Pass, Aspen, CO, The Ride for the Pass is a charity bike race/recreational ride to benefit the Independence Pass Foundation. The Ride is in its fifteenth year and will follow the traditional route from the Winter Gate, 4 miles east of Aspen, to the Independence Ghost Town approximately 10 miles east up Highway 82 on Independence Pass. The Ride gains approximately 2200 feet of elevation, from 8,500' to 10,700', over the ten mile route., Mark Fuller, 970 963-4959, [email protected], independencepass.org May 17 — Santa Fe Century, Santa Fe, NM, 24th Annual, 25, 50, 75, 100 mile options, fully supported., Willard Chilcott, 505-982-1282, [email protected], santafecentury.com May 17 — 3rd Annual Amazing Earthfest, Kanab, UT, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Scenic 37 miles out and back (paved) Knuckle Heads, 420 East 300 South (US 89), Kanab, Utah, Pre-ride refreshments, Optional 60 miles. MTB rides also., Rich Csenge, 435-644-

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3735, [email protected], amazingearthfest.com May 23 — Color Country Century, Cedar City, UT, 8 am, unsupported ride, 100 miles., 435-586-5210, 435-559-2925, [email protected] gmail.com, colorcountrycycling. org May 25 — Memorial Day 100, Salt Lake City, UT, BCC SuperSeries #3, West Point Park to Layton Bench then west to Antelope Island and back, 30, 60 mile options., 801641-4020, [email protected] net, bccutah.org May 30 — Hurricane 400 KM, Hurricane, UT, self-supported brevet ride, timed distance cycling events, Hurricane to Kanab to Panguitch returns to Hurricane via Cedar City., Lonnie Wolff, 435-559-0895, [email protected]t.org, subrevet.org May 30 — Bikes for Kids, Salt Lake City, UT, Metric century (62 miles) plus 4 and 25 mile options in Salt Lake City and Murray, 8:00 am, Intermountain HealthCare facility parking lot in Murray., Teresa May, 801-453-2296, [email protected], bikesforkidsutah.com May 30-June 5 — Red Rock Ramble, St. George, UT, ride through Color Country, self-supported, Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks., 800-7552453, [email protected] org, adventurecycling.org May 30 — Blue Cruise - Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID, Recreational bike ride with 15, 30 and 50 mile distances,8:30 a.m., lunch & t-shirt included, benefiting Canyon Rim Trail system., Karri Ryan, 208-3876817, 208-331-7317, [email protected], bluecruiseidaho.com May 31 — Eureka 105, Saratoga Springs, UT, BCC Super Series #4, Saratoga Springs Inlet Park, West Side of Utah Lake to Goshen, Eureka, Cedar Fort and back, self-supported., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected] bbtc.net, bccutah.org June 6 — Little Red Riding Hood, Wellsville, UT, Women only century ride, 15, 35, 45, 62, 80 and 100 mile distances in Cache Valley, fundraiser for Women’s Cancer Research., Penny Perkins, 801-472-2887, [email protected] com, bccutah.org June 6 — Moonshadows in Moab, Moab, UT, Evening recreational ride, cycle under the power of the full desertmoon., Beth Logan, 435-259-2698, [email protected], skinnytireevents. com June 7 — America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, Lake Tahoe, NV, 35, 72, 100 miles, 18th Annual, benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Stateline, South Shore Lake Tahoe., Curtis Fong, 800565-2704, 775-588-9660, [email protected] bikethewest.com, bikethewest. com, bikeandskitahoe.com, June 7-13 — Black Hills, Rapid City, SD, 234 mile supported road and dirt tour., Elliot Bassett, 800-7552453 ext. 3, [email protected], adventurecycling.org June 8-July 2 — Great Alaska Highway Ride, Dawson Creek, BC, AK, Ride up the full length of the Al-Can Highway, Dawson Creek, BC to Fairbanks, AK., Pedalers Pub & Grille , 1-877-988-0008, [email protected] pedalerspubandgrille.com, pedalerspubandgrille.com June 13 — American Diabetes Association / Tour de CureGolden Spike Century, Brigham City, UT, 25,69, and 104 mile options, also family loop, Box Elder High School, benefits American Diabetes Association., Marshall Emsley, 801-363-3024 ext 7075, [email protected], tour.diabetes.org June 13 — Bob LeBow Bike Tour “Health Care for All”, Nampa, ID, Routes from 3-100 miles, ride benefits the TRHS Zero Pay Fund, helping support primary health care for our most indigent patients., 208-467-4431, [email protected] org, trhs.org June 18-26 — Rocky Mountain Tour, Salt Lake City, UT, UT, Tackle the Wasatch Mountains, Soldier Summit, pass BookCliffs and north of Arches Nat'l Park. Challenging

cycling utah.com at times, rolling to finish in Pueblo, CO. 594 miles, 9 riding days., Bill Lannon, 888-797-7057, [email protected] aol.com, abbike.com June 20 — Bike for the Cure, Spring City, UT, A benefit ride for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 5.5, 42, and 58 mile and 100 mile options through Sanpete County in Central Utah, Start (7:30 am) and finish in Spring City, UT., Erika Stover, 435-283-2158, [email protected] mail.manti.com, sanpete.com June 20 — Tour of Marsh Creek Valley, Pocatello, ID, Fully supported ride presented in conjunction with the Pocatello Riverfest! Options of 25, 62, or 100 miles on the lonely roads that traverse the lovely country between Pocatello and Malad Pass, then enjoy food, fun, and music at the Riverfest., Mike Coolear or Dave Hachey, 208-241-0034, [email protected],[email protected] gmail.com, idahocycling.com June 20-26 — Cycle Montana, Missoula, MT, Missoula-Jackson Hot Springs-Missoula, fully supported., Elliot Bassett, 800-7552453 ext. 3, [email protected], adventurecycling.org June 20 — Bryce Canyon 200 K, Panguitch, UT, Brevets are self support, timed, distance cycling events, route begins in Panguitch and loops around to Bryce Canyon, Tropic and Circleville before returning to Panguitch., Lonnie Wolff, 435-559-0895, [email protected] subrevet.org, subrevet.org June 20 — Blue River Century and Metric Century, Summit County, CO, 4 ride options, 3 century finishes and a metric century, 7 am, benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation., Marie Willson, 303321-5196, [email protected], bluerivercentury.com June 21 — Up and Over 100, Salt Lake City, UT, BCC SuperSeries #5, Hogle Zoo in SLC to Summit County via I-80, Kamas, Browns Canyon and back, self-supported., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org June 27-28 — Bike MS: Harmon’s Best Dam Bike Ride, Logan, UT, Benefits National MS Society and multiple sclerosis research, 40, 75, or 100 mile routes on Saturday, 40 or 75 on Sunday, Saturday's route is a figure 8 loop to the north up into Idaho. Flat and friendly to all abilities with rest stops every 8-12 miles. Sunday's route is a loop to the south through Blacksmith Fork Canyon up to Hardware Ranch and back across Hyrum Dam. One of the most scenic routes in Utah! Cache Valley Fairgrounds (400 South 500 West)., Becky Woolley, 801-424-0112, Becky. [email protected], curemsutah. org June 27 — RATPOD, Dillon, MT, Ride around the Pioneers in one day, 130 mile tour., 406-549-5987 , [email protected], ratpod.org June 27 — Blue Cruise - Meridian, Meridian, ID, Recreational bike ride with 15, 30, 50 and 100 distances. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Lunch & t-shirt included in registration. Benefits Boise Greenbelt., Karri Ryan, 208-387-6817, 208331-7317, [email protected], bluecruiseidaho.com

July 4 — Tour de Riverton, Riverton, UT, Part of Riverton Town Days events. Starts at 7:30 am at Riverton City Park, fun ride, 25 mile loop through Riverton and Herriman., 801-523-8268, [email protected] infinitecycles.com, tdr.infinitecycles.com July 4 — Taterville 100, Richmond, UT, BCC SuperSeries #6, Richmond City Park near Logan/Smithfield, over the LOTOJA course to Montpelier and back self-supported, 100 and 150 mile option., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org July 4-6 — Northwest Tandem Rally, Victoria, BC, A weekend of tandem fun!, [email protected] ca, nwtr.org July 10 — Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride, Antelope Island, UT, 16th Annual, This a popular noncompetitive ride, held at night during the full-moon. Views are spectacular, food is delicious. ride goes from marina to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch, about 22 miles round-trip. Registration fee includes park entry, t-shirt and refreshments., Neka Roundy, 801-451-3286, [email protected] ut.us, daviscountyutah.gov July 12 — Chalk Creek 100, Park City, UT, BCC SuperSeries #7, Treasure Mtn Middle School Park City to Browns Cyn, Coalville, Chalk Creek, self-supported, 50 mile option starts at Coalville Courthouse., Don Williams, 801641-4020, [email protected] net, bccutah.org July 15-August 13 — Tetons to Tides, Jackson, WY, Jackson, WY to Eugene, OR, self-supported tour., Elliot Bassett, 800-755-2453 ext. 3, [email protected] org, adventurecycling.org July 18 — Pioneer Century, Morgan, UT, BCC SuperSeries #8, Morgan High School to East Canyon, Echo, Coalville and Back, Selfsupported 30 and 70 mile leg options., Don Williams, 801-6414020, [email protected], bccutah.org July 19-24 — Idaho Relaxed, Plummer, ID, 130 mile, low key, bike trails tour., Elliot Bassett, 800755-2453, [email protected], adventurecycling.org July 19 — Mt. Nebo Loop, Nephi, UT, BCC SuperSeries #9, From Nephi City Park on Main to Goshen Canyon and Santaquin over Mt Nebo, limited support on the 27 mile climb., Doug Jensen, 801815-3858, [email protected], bccutah.org July 24 — Pedal Away Parkinson’s, Kaysville, UT, The 4th Annual 10 mile family fun ride begins at 8:00 am at Gailey Park in Kaysville. All proceeds benefit the Utah Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association., Meredith Healey, 801-451-6566, [email protected], pedalawayparkinsons.com July 24 — Pioneer Day Century, UT, BCC SuperSeries #10, TBA., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org July 25 — The Big Loop Tour, Boise, ID, Boise to McCall, Horshoe Bend, Boise, unsupported., 208867-2488, [email protected], georgescycles.com

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July 26 — Upland Roller 100, Wanship, UT, BCC SuperSeries #11, Wanship Trailhead thru Coalville Echo over Hogsback to Morgan and back self-supported 30-50 mile options., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected] bbtc.net, bccutah.org July 26-31 — Family Fun Idaho, Plummer, ID, Bike trails tour for the family., Elliot Bassett, 800-755-2453 ext 3, [email protected] org, adventurecycling.org July 26-31 — Bicycle Washington, Chelan, WA, Chelan, WA to Oroville, to Chelan., 541-385-5257, 800-413-8432, [email protected], oregonbicycleride. org August 1 — Tour de Park City, Park City, UT, Fully Supported Road Rides starting and finishing at Park City. Great improvements for 2009. Three ride options: 50, 100, 170 miles through Northern Utah's beautiful mountain valleys., Riley Siddoway, 435-6715053, [email protected] com, tourdeparkcity.com August 1 — Around the Block Ride, Wilson, WY, Starts in Wilson, Wyoming to Victor and the Swan Valley and ends in Wilson after 109 miles and two mountain passes, 40, 70, and 109 mile options, fundraiser bike ride for the Growth Grant Program., Sarah Mitchell, 307-734-8600, [email protected], pursuebalance.org August 2 — Preride ULCER, Lehi, UT, BCC SuperSeries #12, Thanksgiving Point to Goshen and west side of Utah Lake, self-supported., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org August 3 — R.A.N.A.T.A.D., Sundance Resort, UT, Ride Around Nebo And Timp in A Day. Start at Sundance and ride down and around the Nebo Loop to Nephi and then back to the mouth of American Fork Canyon, over the Alpine Loop, finishing back at Sundance, 165 miles with over 12,000 feet of climbing. New this year: a shorter 100 mile option from Sundance around the Nebo Loop and back to Payson., Czar Johnson, 801-223-4849, [email protected], sundanceresort.com August 5-10 — High Country Relaxed, Silverthorn, CO, Silverthorn, CO - Silverthorn, CO., 800-755-2453, [email protected], adventurecycling. org August 8 — ULCER, Lehi, UT, Century Tour around Utah Lake, 100, 74, 56, and 24 mile options, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi., 801641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org August 8 — Blue Cruise - Pocatello, Pocatello, ID, Recreational bike ride with 15, 30 and 50 mile routes beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch & t-shirt included w/ registration. Benefits the Portneuf Greenway., Karri Ryan, 208-387-6817, 208331-7317, [email protected], bluecruiseidaho.com August 9-15 — Ride Idaho, Nampa, ID, 7 day supported bicycle tour, 360 total miles, Nampa, Payette, Cambridge, McCall, Garden Valley, Idaho City, Boise., Emily Williams, 208-344-5501, Emily.

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[email protected], rideidaho.org August 9-15 — Oregon Bicycle Ride XXIII, Monument, OR, Monument, John Day, Unity, Sumpter, Ukiah., 541-385-5257, 800-413-8432, [email protected] oregonbicycleride.org, oregonbicycleride.org August 15 — BCRD Sawtooth Century Tour, Ketchum, ID, Downtown Ketchum, fully supported, half and full century routes, t-shirt and aid station included., Janelle Conners, 208788-9142, [email protected], bcrd.org, sportsbaseonline.com, August 15 — Blue Cruise - Coeur d' Alene, Coeur d' Alene, ID, Recreational bike ride w/ distances of 15, 30 and 62 miles, 8:00 a.m., lunch & t-shirt included, Benefits North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation., Karri Ryan, 208387-6817, 208-331-7317, [email protected] bcidaho.com, bluecruiseidaho. com/ August 16 — Promontory Point 120, Ogden, UT, BCC SuperSeries #13, 5 Points Ogden to Golden Spike, Tremonton and back 120 miles self-supported, shorter options available., Don Williams, 801-6414020, [email protected], bccutah.org August 20-22 — Bear Pa Challenge Charity Cycling Tour, Garden City, UT, Fully supported ride from Bear Lake to Park City over the Uinta Mountains for children’s hospital, Saturday “family ride” in Park City (35 miles)., Tyler Hooper, 801-2929146, [email protected], thinkoutsideCC.org August 22 — Tour of Utah 1000 Warriors Ride, Park City, UT, 96 miles, 11,000+ vertical feet, Park City HS at 6:00 am, finish: Snowbird. Wounded Warriors (Marines) Charity Event. Toughest Stage of the Nation's Toughest Stage Race. Beat the Tour of Utah pro time, win the purse and the glory., Rick Bennett, 801571-3100, [email protected], 1000Warriors.com, tourofutah. com, August 22 — Desperado Dual, Panguitch, UT, 200 mile double century in Southern Utah, 100 mile option, Utah's only fully supported, 200 mile, one day cycling adventure., 435-674-3185, [email protected] redrockbicycle.com, desperadodual.com, , August 22 — Bike the Bear Century, Garden City, UT, 50, 100 mile rides, starts at Camp Hunt, register through Trapper Trails Boy Scout office, supported ride, includes t-shirt and goodie bag w/registration., Jason Eborn, 801479-5460, [email protected], August 22 — CASVAR 2009, Afton, WY, Pony Express 20, Colt 45, Pioneer 65, Blazing Saddle 85 and Saddle Sore Century rides,

Star Valley., Howard Jones, 307883-9779, 307-413-0622, [email protected] casv.org, casv.org August 22 — Ride for Teens, Provo, UT, 2 to 50 miles options in all three forks of Provo Canyon. Proceeds benefit local at-risk youth services. Prizes and post ride meal, the event starts at 8 am at the Ronald Williams Last Park, essentially Heritage Schools, 5600 N. Heritage School Dr. Provo., Jesse Ellis, 801-367-3599, [email protected] gmail.com, heritagertc.org August 22-23 — Bike MS Road, Sweat, and Gears, McCall, ID, Benefits the MS Society of Idaho and multiple sclerosis research, 20, 25, 40 & 60 miles, Camp Pinewood., Erin Farrell, 208-3881998, [email protected], bikems.org, msidaho.org, August 22 — HeArt of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID, 25, 50, 62, and 100 mile options. Entry fees are $22.00 and $32.00 that will cover entry,t-shirts, goody bags, and post ride BBQ at the museum. Routes are flat to rolling, easy to moderate difficulty. Sponsored by IF Art Museum, in conjunction with a show of antique bikes., Alpine Cycle , 208-523-1226, [email protected], theartmuseum.com August 29 — Cache Valley Century Tour, Logan, UT, 100 mi/100 km/40mile options. Hosted by Cache Valley Veloists Bicycle Touring Club. 8 am, in Richmond (12 mi north of Logan on Hwy 91)., Bob Jardine, 435-752-2253, [email protected], cvveloists.org August 29 — The Big Ride, Richmond, UT, BCC SuperSeries #14, Richmond City Park over Strawberry to Montpelier, West to Soda Springs, loop route on LOTOJA course., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected] bbtc.net, bccutah.org August 29 — Hess Cancer Foundation Legacy Parkway Tour, Bountiful, UT, 20 mile bike ride, half marathon, and 5K run  on Legacy Parkway, Ride will begin at 8:30 am. All proceeds go directly to the Hess Cancer Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to families who lose a child to cancer, (www.hesscancer.org)., Travis Hess, 801-520-9755, [email protected], tourlegacy. com , hesscancer.org, August 29 — Sanpete Classic Road Race and Fun Ride, Spring City, UT, Non-competitive fun ride and Road Race (UCA) for all classes, fully supported, 75 miles, route will circle the Sanpete Valley and will be on mostly flat roads with a few short moderate grades., Eric Thompson, 801-541-3840, [email protected], skiutahcycling.com

cyclingutah.com cycling utah.com August 30-September 5 — Tour of Southern Utah, St. George, UT, Carmel Junction (via Zion National Park), Bryce National Park, Escalante, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George., Deb Bowling, 818889-2453, [email protected], planetultra.com September 4-7 — Great Utah Bike Festival, Minersville, UT, Every kind of event for every kind of biker, 3 century rides (100, 65, 50 mile options), road and mountain recreational rides, cyclocross racing, mountain bike racing, road stage race (2 road races, time trial, criterium, part of UCA series), Bike Ed presentations, bike parade, street racing, and more!, 801677-0134, [email protected], bike2bike.org September 5 — Summit Challenge, Park City, UT, To benefit the National Ability Center, 15 and 50 mile ride and 100 mile ride, check-in starts at 7 am at NAC's Bronfman Recreation Center & Ranch, rides start at 8:30 and 9 am. at the National Ability Center in Park City., Jennifer Atkin, 435-200-0985, [email protected] discovernac.org, discovernac. org, summitchallenge100.org, September 5 — Hooper Horizontal 100, West Point, UT, BCC SuperSeries #15, West Point Park to West Weber and Hooper, selfsupported century, 30 and 65 mile options., Don Williams, 801641-4020, [email protected] net, bccutah.org September 10-19 — LAGBRAU (Legacy Annual Great Bike Ride Across Utah), Blanding, UT, 3 ride options: September 10-19, 10-12, or 13-19, Blanding to Cedar City, 400 miles, 3 National Monuments, 5 State Parks, 4 National Forests., Les Titus, 801-654-1144, [email protected] lagbrau.com, lagbrau.com September 12 — 10th Annual Independent Living 5K Run and Roll, UT, Hand-cycle, wheelchair & walk/run categories. Course TBA., Debbie or Kim , 801-4665565, [email protected], uilc.org September 13 — Tour de Tahoe Bike Big Blue, Lake Tahoe, NV, Bike Big Blue, 7th Annual, ride around Lake Tahoe on the shoreline, food and support, 72 miles. Boat Cruise & 35 mile fun ride., Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775588-9658, [email protected], bikethewest.com September 18-20 — Moab Century Tour, Moab, UT, Moab to La Sals and back, 45, 65, 100 mile options, century on Saturday, social rides on Friday and Sunday, benefits the Moab Cancer Treatment Center., Beth Logan, 435-2592698, [email protected], skinnytireevents.com September 19 — Tour de Vins, Pocatello, ID, Bike Tour and WineTasting Event, 16.5, 32 and 60 mile options, ride through Buckskin and Rapid Creek, fundraiser for FS Alliance (family violence prevention), Idaho State University., Sarah Leeds, 208-232-0742, [email protected], FSAlliance.org September 19 — Randy’s Fall Colors Classic, Salt Lake City, UT, BCC SuperSeries #16, Sugarhouse Park over Big Mtn, Coalville, Wanship, Browns Canyon, and back via I-80, self-supported century., Don Williams, 801-641-4020, [email protected], bccutah.org September 19 — I Think I CANyons, Salt Lake City, UT, Benefit ride for the Fourth Street Clinic, A nonprofit healthcare clinic in Salt Lake that provides free healthcare for the homeless, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood, Millcreek, and Emigration, start and finish at the Olympus Hills Shopping Center located on Wasatch Blvd. near 3900 South. Start time 7 am; registration begins at 6:30 am., Joel Welch, 801-631-7872, [email protected] hotmail.com, ithinkicanyons.com September 19 — Fifth Annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride, Salt Lake City, UT, This memorial ride is dedicated in Josie's honor to bring the community together to raise awareness for bicycle safety, meet at Sugarhouse Park, ride will start at 10:30, will travel to mouth of Big Cottonwood

Canyon and back, no charge to participate., Jason Bultman or John Weis, 801-485-2906, 801278-3847, [email protected] edu, josiejohnsonride.com September 26 — Heber Valley Olympic Century, Heber, UT, 25, 50, 62, 100 mile options. Also, Biathlon option! Enjoy scenic Heber Valley in its autumn finest during this fun and challenging ride that visits the Olympic venues, fundraiser for Huntsman Cancer Institute., Bob Kinney, 801-677-0134, [email protected] org, bike2bike.org September 26 — Yellowstone Fall Old Faithful Cycling Tour, West Yellowstone, MT, West Yellowstone to Old Faithful and back, 60 miles past golden aspen, bugling elk, majestic bison, gurgling geysers, and steaming hot pots, Supported ride., Sara Hoovler, 406-646-7701, [email protected]cycleyellowstone.com, cycleyellowstone.com September 27-October 3 — OATBRAN, Lake Tahoe, NV, One Awesome Tour Bike Ride Across Nevada,18th Annual, following the Legendary Pony Express Trail on U.S. Hwy. 50 - America's Loneliest Road, 5 days of riding, 420 miles from Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park. Fully Supported motel style tour., Curtis Fong, 800-565-2704, 775588-9658, [email protected], bikethewest.com October 2-4 — Sawtooth Cycle Challenge Bike Ride and Race, Sun Valley, ID, 4 rides/races, all start in Sun Valley, Galena Summit Challenge (30 Miles), Metric Century to the Top of Galena and back, Century to Redfish Lake and back, Extreme 150 mile Road Challenge from Sun Valley to Idaho City, benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rob Nesbit , 208-3715198, [email protected], sawtoothcyclechallenge.blogspot.com October 10 — Trek WSD Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, American Fork, UT, 10 or 20 mile rides for everyone, WSD Demo Bikes available, casual ride for women & their support network, Trek of American Fork 356 North Meadow Lane (750 West)., Vegas Sharp, 801-763-1222, [email protected] trekaf.com, trekaf.com October 10 — RTC Viva Bike Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, 25, 50, and 100 mile rides from Las Vegas to Lake Mead, Proceeds benefit Las Vegas After-School All-Stars Program., 702-676-1542, [email protected], rtcsnv.com October 17 — Tour de St. George, St.

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George, UT, Ride with us around Snow Canyon State Park, Quail Creek Reservoir and Washington County's newest reservoir, Sand Hollow. 35, 60 & 100 Mile Option. 100% of the proceeds to benefit local bicycling advocacy, 8:00am at 900E & 100S (Dixie State College)., Tim Tabor, 435229-5443, [email protected] com, tourdestgeorge.com December 31-January 1 — New Year’s Revolution, Goodyear, AZ, Join us on this special occasion to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the new year as we Ride out the Old and Ride in the New Year. What better way to celebrate than on your bike. Two different routes in warm & sunny Arizona. Escape the cold. Three distances each day (100, 70, 50) as we ride and enjoy the warmth., 801-677-0134, [email protected], Bike2Bike.org

MultiSport Races April 4 — Adventure Xstream Moab, Moab, UT, 12 Hour race, 10-15 mile river run, 35-40 mile mountain bike, 6-8 mile trail run, 275' rappel., 970-259-7771, [email protected], gravityplay.com April 18 — Sand Hollow Aquatic Center (SHAC) Triathlon, St. George, UT, Beginner, Sprint, and Kids races, starting between 7 a.m. and noon. Indoor swim, outdoor laps for run and bike., 435627-4560, [email protected], sgcity.org April 18 — Rage Triathlons, Lake Mead, NV, Sprint, Olympic, and Half, Overall, age group, clydesdale, athena, and relay divisions, Boulder Beach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Las Vegas, supports Leukemia Society, qualify for Halfmax Nationals, 702-401-6044, [email protected], bbscendurancesports.com April 18 — Telos Timp Triathlon, Orem, UT, Orem Fitness Center, Splash, Swim: 350 M, Run: 5k , Bike 12 miles., 801-678-4032, [email protected] t3triathlon.com, t3triathlon.com April 18 — Buffalo Duathlon, Antelope Island, UT, Short course: 5K run, 10mile bike, 5K run; Long Course: 10K run, 25 mile bike, 10K Run. Benefits the Hess Cancer Foundation., Travis Hess, 801-5209755, [email protected],



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hesscancer.org, active.com, April 25 — Balanced Man Triathlon, Logan, UT, 750 Meter swim, 20 K bicycle course and a 5 K run. Promoted by USU’s SigEp Fraternity., Chris Barron, 435-7646148, [email protected], ususigep.com April 25 — 9th Annual 4th Street Clinic Triathlon and 5K, Salt Lake City, UT, 300 yard swim, 8 mile mountain bike ride, 5K run, Huntsman Center, University of Utah., 801-540-6213, [email protected], fourthstreetclinic.org, 4thstreettri.blogspot. com, May 9 — St. George Triathlon, St. George, UT, the first race of the SG TRIFECTA series at Sand Hollow, sprint and Olympic distances., Brogg Sterrett, 702-4016044, [email protected], sgtrifecta. com May 16 — TriUtah Women of Steel Triathlon, American Fork, UT, 8 am, American Fork Recreation Center, 454 North Center. 300 meter pool swim/11.4 mile bike/3 mile run., Chris , 801-631-0965, [email protected], triutah.com May 16 — DuXtreme Road Duathlon at the Endurance Festival, Pocatello, ID, 25K Sprint (5K run20K bike), 50K Olympic (10K run40K bike), 101.5K Xtreme (13.1 mile half marathon-50 mile half century) distances on 5K run and 20K bike circuit courses. Also running, road cycling, DuXtreme duathlon and kids events. Festival village too!, Mike Welch, 866-8-ECOFUN, [email protected] com, DuXtreme.com May 23 — Stansbury Tri - Salt Lake Triathlon Series, Stansbury Park, Tooele County, UT, The Stansbury Park Tri offers anearly-season open water swim, ultra-fast bike course and stellar run courseout onto the island in the middle of the Stansbury Lake., Greg Fawson, 602-288-9077, [email protected] ustrisports.com, ustrisports.com, ustrisports.com/stansbury.htm, May 30 — Sunrise Duathlon, West Jordan, UT, Short course: 5K run, 10mile bike, 5K run; Long Course: 10K run, 25 mile bike, 10K Run. Benefits the Hess Cancer Foundation., Travis Hess, 801-5209755, [email protected], hesscancer.org, active.com, May 30 — Salem Spring Triathlon, Salem, UT, Knoll Park., Travis Snyder, 801-465-4318, [email protected], racetri. com May 30 — DuXtreme off-road duathlon and the Endurance Festival, Boise, ID, 25K Sprint (5K run-20K bike), 50K Olympic (10K run-40K bike), 101.5K Xtreme (13.1 mile half marathon-50 mile half century) distances on 5K run and 20K bike circuit courses at the new Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park in Eagle, ID. Also trail running, mountain biking, kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECOFUN, [email protected]

com, DuXtreme.com May 30 — SunDog South Valley Aquathlon, South Jordan, UT, 400m serpentine pool swim followed by a scenic, flat 5k along the Jordan River Parkway., [email protected], sundogsport. com June 6 — Vikingman, Heyburn, ID, 1/2 distance and olympic distance triathlon, Riverside Park., Lisa Clines, 208-431-0463, [email protected] vikingman.org, vikingman.org June 12-13 — Battle at Midway Triathlon, Midway, UT, Olympic Distance Tri, off-road duathlon, doggie doo-athlon. New for 2009 - a 9K trail run Friday night., 801-450-8477, [email protected] com, bamtriathlon.com June 13 — Ironman Boise, Boise, ID, 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run., 727-942-4767, [email protected] ironman.com, ironmanboise. com June 13 — Utah Summer Games Triathlon, Hurricane, UT, Olympic and Sprint, Sand Hollow Reservoir, the second Trifecta event, the Utah Summer Games Triathlon., Doug McCoy, 435-865-8421, [email protected] com, utahsummergames.org/ sports/triathlon.html June 19-20 — San Rafael Classic Sprint Triathlon, Huntington, UT, Huntington State Park, duathlon, kids tri, spring and Olympic triathlons, all proceeds from this event go to fun the Emery County Search & Rescue., 435-637-0207, [email protected], sanrafaelclassic.com/ June 20 — TriUtah Cache Valley Classic Triathlon, Hyrum, UT, Hyrum Reservoir, Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 Meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run, Where else can podium finishers get a cowbell?, Chris , 801-631-2614, 801-631-2624, [email protected], triutah.com June 20 — Provo Triathlon, Provo, UT, Olympic and Sprint, also kids race, Utah Lake State Park., Aaron Asay, 801-361-9425, [email protected] com, provotri.com June 27 — DinoLand Triathlon, Vernal, UT, Olympic and Sprint distances., 435-789-7720, [email protected] dinotri.com, dinotri.com June 27 — Rock Cliff Tri at Jordanelle - Salt Lake Triathlon Series, Salt Lake City, UT, The Rock Cliff Tri at Jordanelleoffers athletes the chance to race one of Utah's premier mountain racingvenues near Park City, sprint and olympic distances., Greg Fawson, 602288-9078, [email protected], ustrisports.com June 27 — SunDog Bear Lake Triathlon, Garden City, UT, If Tri courses were dreamt, designed, and built from the ground up (the way golf courses are) this would be the result. The Bear Lake SunDog Triathlon courses

cyclingutah.com cycling utah.com are like nothing you have seen before--featuring the best that south-shore Bear Lake has to offer, Four words: post race raspberry shakes., [email protected] com, sundogsport.com July 11 — TriUtah Echo Triathlon, Coalville, UT, Echo Reservoir, Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 Meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run, Utah’s best open water triathlon course., Chris , 801-631-2614, [email protected] com, triutah.com July 18 — Cache Valley’s Super Sprint Triathlon, Logan, UT, 500 M swim, 12.5 mile bike, 5K run, Logan Aquatic Center, 7:30 am, all proceeds are donated to the American Mother’s Association., John O’Very, 435-764-2319, [email protected], cvsst.org, runnercard.com, July 18 — Scofield Triathlon, Price, UT, Kid’s, Sprint, Olympic and “ESCAPE from Scofield” distances, the highest elevation triathlon in the USA, Mountain View State Park Boat Ramp., Brogg Sterrett, 801-557-6748, [email protected], bbsctri.com July 25 — Blanding Hillman Triathlon, Blanding, UT, Swim .75 mile, Bike 15 miles, Run 3.2 miles, Kids' triathlon July 24, Recapture Reservoir., Stephen Olsen, 435678-1314, [email protected] org, hillmantriathlon.info July 25 — Burley Idaho Lions Spudman Triathlon, Burley, ID, [email protected], burleylions.org/spudman.html August 15 — Utah Half Triathlon, Provo, UT, 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run., Travis Snyder, 801-465-4318, [email protected], racetri.com August 15 — Rush Triathlon, Rexburg, ID, 208-359-3020, [email protected] rexburg.org, rushtriathlon.com August 22 — TriUtah Jordanelle Triathlon, Park City, UT, Jordanelle Reservoir, Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 Meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run, One of Utah’s oldest triathlons now in its 11th year!, 801-631-2614, 801-6312624, [email protected], triutah. com August 23 — XTERRA Wild Ride Mountain Triathlon (American Tour Points), McCall, ID, Ponderosa State Park next to Payette Lake, 3/4-mile swim, a 19-mile mountain bike and a 6.2-mile trail run, mass start at 9:00 am in the Park and the finish line festivities begin at 12:00 noon with the racer feed and music, followed by awards at 3pm., Darren Lightfield, 208388-1971, [email protected] yahoo.com, wildrockies.com August 29 — Bear Lake Classic Triathlon, Garden City, UT, the last race in the ELEVATION TRIFECTA series in Northern Utah, Sprint

and Olympic distances., Brogg Sterrett, 702-401-6044, [email protected] bbsctri.com, bbsctri.com September 12 — Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon, Garden City, UT, Olympic and Sprint., Bill Rappleye, 801492-3442, [email protected] com, goldmedalracing.com September 12 — Camp Yuba Triathlon, Yuba State Park, UT, Travis Snyder, 801-465-4318, [email protected], racetri.com September 12 — TriUtah Ogden Valley Triathlon, Eden, UT, Pineview Reservoir, 1000 meter swim/15.2 mile bike/4 mile run, Utah’s only “Battle of the Sexes” Equalizer triathlon followed by the post-race Taste of Ogden Valley Festival., 801-631-2614, 801-631-2624, [email protected], triutah.com September 12 — Endurance Festival, Pocatello, ID, 25K Sprint (5K run-20K bike), 50K Olympic (10K run-40K bike), 101.5K Xtreme (13.1 mile half marathon-50 mile half century) distances on 5K run and 20K bike circuit courses. Also running, road cycling, DuXtreme duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECO-FUN, [email protected], EnduranceFestival.com September 12 — DuXtreme offroad duathlon at the Endurance Festival, Pocatello, ID, 25K Sprint (5K run-20K bike), 50K Olympic (10K run-40K bike), 101.5K Xtreme (13.1 mile half marathon-50 mile half century) distances on 5K run and 20K bike circuit courses. Also trail running, mountain biking, DuXtreme offroad duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECO-FUN, [email protected], DuXtreme.com September 12 — SunDog Gunlock Triathlon, TBA, UT, TBA, [email protected] gmail.com, sundogsport.com September 19 — Daybreak Tri - Salt Lake Triathlon Series, Salt Lake City, UT, Race the only openwater triathlon in the Salt Lake Valley! Pristine lake, bike course in the Oquirrh Mountians, running on over 13 miles of run trails, sprint and olympic distances., Greg Fawson, 602-288-9079, [email protected] ustrisports.com, ustrisports.com September 19 — DuXtreme road

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duathlon at the Endurance Festival, Park City, UT, 5K Sprint (5K run-20K bike), 50K Olympic (10K run-40K bike), 101.5K Xtreme (13.1 mile half marathon-50 mile half century) distances on 5K run and 20K bike circuit courses. Options for running, road cycling, DuXtreme duathlon and kids events., Mike Welch, 866-8-ECOFUN, [email protected] com, DuXtreme.com September 26 — Kokopelli Triathlon, St. George, UT, Sprint and Olympic distances, the third race of the SG TRIFECTA series at Sand Hollow, post race food included., Brogg Sterrett, 702401-6044, [email protected], bbsctri.com September 26-27 — XTERRA USA Championship/ XTERRA Utah, Ogden, UT, XTERRA Utah on Saturday: 750m / 19K mountain bike / 5K trail run; XTERRA USA Championships on Sunday (Pros only): 1.5k swim / 30k mountain bike / 10k trail run; he XTERRA USA Championship is the culmination of a series of more than 50 qualifying events across the US that award points to the top athletes in XTERRA's eight regions., Ann Mickey, 877-751-8880, [email protected], xterraplanet.com October 5-17 — Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, UT, Must be 50 years or older, Cycling Road Race, Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium along with Mountain Biking and a Triathlon., Kyle Case, 800-562-1268, [email protected] infowest.com, seniorgames.net October 17 — Powell3 Triathlon Challenge, Page, UT/AZ, Sprint750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run/ Olympic- 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run., Bill Rappleye, 801-4923442, [email protected], goldmedalracing.com October 17 — 2009 Land Rover Pumpkinman Triathlon, Boulder City, NV, Intermediate, Short, and Halfmax, [email protected], bbscendurancesports.com October 17 — SAC Triathlon, St. George, UT, Sprint, Beginner and Kids Triathlone at the Summit Athletic Club., Gene Trombetti, 435-628-5000, [email protected], mysummitathleticclub. com



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You Know You are in Utah When the Road Shoulder Ends — A Short Tour of Northeast Utah

Above: The view looking west from Big Mountain. Photo: Dave Iltis

By Lou Melini If you are looking for a bike tour you can do from your front door, try the following bike tour of Northeast Utah — a nearly 300 mile loop from Salt Lake City to Morgan, Huntsville, Woodruff, Evanston, Kamas and back to Salt Lake City. This is not a tour for cyclists wanting a flat ride. You will climb over Emigration (twice), East Canyon (7400 ft.), Snowbasin (Trappers Loop), Monte Cristo (9,150 ft), Mirror Lake Hwy (10,760 ft) and Parley’s Summit (7200). This is a bike tour for those who, like me, simply love to ride. It is about the riding, not the destination. I have done this tour twice, both times when I found extra time over Pioneer Day holiday (July 24th). However due to the heat, Pioneer Day is not a time I would recommend. The first time I did this tour was in 2004, going in the opposite direction than described above. I

had 5 days but I did it in 3 very long days. I simply pulled off the road when I had enough riding. On my last day (100 miles), despite drinking 7 24-ounce water bottles, a not-quite one liter Coke, and a couple of large mugs of morning coffee, I finished the tour under 56 kg. I started at 59 kg. Did I mention that I picked the wrong time of year to do this tour due to the heat? On the other hand, leaving too early in the season will reduce campground options. Perhaps a late August ride would be better. In 2008 I did this ride again. This time I did the ride in a “reasonable” 4 days. On the first day, after climbing over Emigration, East Canyon, and Snow Basin, I pulled off the road about 2/3 of the way to Monte Cristo summit. The 8-hour, 90-mile day in the heat was a bit more than I should have done, especially given the climbing. I briefly thought about riding back to Huntsville and staying in one of the many Forest Service

Campgrounds; but I didn’t. I passed a spring coming out of a cluster of rocks, filled my water bucket and rode to the first flat patch of ground not labeled with a no-trespassing sign. There is money to be made in “no-trespassing” signs given the number along this Highway 39 out of Huntsville. For those wanting to do fewer miles, one can stay at East Canyon Resort and East Canyon State Park for the first night. The Resort has more shade. There is also an RV park as you turn into Huntsville, an option for a shower. East Canyon is about 47 miles from Salt Lake and Huntsville is 70 miles. For my second night, I decided that I would catch a shower and slow my pace a little by staying at Phillips RV Park in Evanston. My wife and I stayed there on a 2005 bike tour. It is clean and has a nice shaded grassy tent area. I also received 10% off for cash and another 10% for being an AAA member reducing my stay to $10.35. You can use the savings to tip the pizza delivery guy. The only downside is noise at night from freight train traffic not too far from the campground. If you decided to stay in Huntsville and are not able to do long miles, be aware that there is little to nothing until you get to Evanston, an 80-mile ride. There is a Forest Service campground (milepost 48) near the summit of Monte Cristo (milepost 44). Woodruff (milepost 68) is 53 miles from Huntsville but there is little there. There was a small grocery store in operation on this 2008 trip, but it was not open during my 2004 and 2005 tours through this town. There is also a small town hall that was only open during my 2004 tour; enabling me to obtain water. I carry a water bucket and filter for this tour, as services are unpredictable. I also have the capability of carrying over 5 liters of water for this stretch of the tour. You may need less if you do this ride during a cooler time of the year. Services for groceries can be found in Morgan, Huntsville, Evanston, Kamas and Park City and perhaps Woodruff if the store stays open. Traffic to this point has been reasonable. Perhaps it was the summer of 2008 gas prices as traffic was light despite the holiday weekend. Speeding is definitely an issue on

some of the rural roads. This is mostly on the 10-mile section from Woodruff to the Wyoming border (route 16). I knew that once I came to the Wyoming border that there would be a shoulder waiting for me. I was pleasantly surprised to see a father and son approach Woodruff on their bikes. The father was carrying all of the camping equipment. The only shoulder in Utah to ride so far was going over Trapper’s Loop Road, where you pass the road to Snowbasin ski resort. However, there was quite a bit of loose sand in places on this road. After leaving Evanston you will get on Highway 150 also known as Mirror Lake Highway. Be sure to stop and read the historical markings as you leave Evanston. The history will make you want to put on some fatter tires, carry a couple of gallons of water and explore some of the improved dirt roads south of I-80 between Evanston and Fort Bridger. You don’t need the “Leaving Wyoming” sign to know when you actually leave Wyoming, just look for where the shoulder ends. If you would like an alternate route, just before leaving Wyoming, one can leave Highway 150 and enter onto a dirt road that will take you to Coalville. The Wyoming dirt road becomes paved at the Utah border. The ranger station along the Mirror Lake Highway (mile marker 44) is a good place to take a break. There are benches, water, restrooms and, on this trip, postcard shopping for Uinta Mountain cards to send to my son in Panama. There are many campgrounds along the way, but

water may be hard to obtain. It seems that much of the pipes are in disrepair so many of the campgrounds along the Mirror Lake Highway are without water. Also the higher elevation campgrounds may not be open until early July. After a long climb, I reached the summit (milepost 29 ½). I went to my highest gear and sped towards Rock Cliff Recreation Area, just south of Kamas, where I knew another shower was awaiting me. This was another somewhat long day, 7 hours of saddle time and 87.5 miles. Rock Cliff is currently undergoing a management plan. It is currently the only “hiker/biker” campground in the state. In other words you have to park and WALK a whole 200 yards to a campsite. Apparently this is too much for many and the state is pressuring this recreation area to open the campground so that cars can park next to the campsite order to bring in more revenue. (I can forward any comments you may have about this issue to Ranger Kathy Donnell). My final day was a 61-mile ride back to Salt Lake City and home. Total mileage was 295 miles, 24 ¼ hours of riding, 8540 calories (according to my new computer toy), and an unknown amount of elevation gain. This tour can be done in as few a 3 days (not highly recommended for obvious reasons) or at a more relaxed pace of 7 days. One could expand the ride by traveling further north on Highway 16 to ride to Bear Lake or into Wyoming. The beauty of this tour is not the destination but simply riding, camping, eating and then riding some more.

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Ogden: Creating Better Cycling in Northern Utah By Tyler Servoss In recent conversations with Cycling Utah, Mayor Matthew Godfrey and Josh Jones, a member of the Weber Ogden Bicycle Advisory Committee (WOBAC), laid out the key elements of Ogden’s vision for developing cycling related growth. The Mayor has been actively recruiting cycling industry companies to relocate to Ogden for several years. Ogden is fast becoming a Mecca for outdoor sports. With the private/public partnership Solomon Center as a central piece in the downtown area, and a focus on catering to the outdoor sports culture, many new businesses are calling Ogden home. Growing the job market and improving the tax base have been a major focus and those efforts have paid off, enticing a handful of companies to set up shop including Descente, Scott, and Edge Composites. The mayor’s office continued those efforts in 2008 by sending a delegation to Interbike in an effort to attract more cycling industry companies to the city. Outside of attracting new businesses, Ogden has partnered with a venture capital group called Grow Utah Ventures, and MarketStar founder Alan Hall. The result is the Concept-to-Company contest promoting the creation of new products and new companies. Incubating and growing new companies with an eye toward the future, the contest rewards entrepreneurs with both start-up and cash and expert business support and mentoring. The most recent contest resulted in three cycling related companies

receiving awards. The Fall 2008 Grand Prize winner was a company called Pressure Pak. The Company founded by Toby Hazelbaker has developed a personal hydration pack using a patented air chamber to pressurize the water. This allows the water to be sprayed and consumed without sucking. www.neversuckagain.com The Runners-up were also cycling related. Rack Ladder LLC with the Rack Ladder, makes a portable, collapsible ladder that quickly attaches to a vehicles roof rack and is made out of webbing and two small steps. WickWerks Radically Ramped Chain Rings by Chris Wickcliffe has an innovative design for chain rings prevents any chain slippage during shifting (www.wickwerks.com). Several other start-ups are looking strong for the next round of this contest and the city plans to continue the contest to drive start-up growth. Along with efforts to grow and attract new companies to the city, Ogden is diligently working at world class cycling facilities and venues. Among the more exciting developments is the progress being made towards building a world-class velodrome in the heart of the city. A number of efforts have been made over the years to bring a velodrome to Utah but this is the most promising venture yet. The overarching plan is to create a multi-use facility with a velodrome at the core. The proposed private/public partnership involves using the venue for such diverse sports as track racing, indoor archery, indoor tennis, roller derby, and indoor soccer. The combinations

seem unlikely at first glance but the floor plan and the logic work. By offering multiple sports, funds for building and maintenance can be drawn from a broader base, such as financial pledges from the Easton Foundation and other private entities and government grants. If all proceeds well, the velodrome could be in operation as early as 2011. In an effort to cater to other facets of the cycling community, plans have been submitted and grant money requested to build a dirt mountain bike trail from the heart of the downtown district to the foothills, adding another unique venue to the landscape. To cater to the race community, Ogden has a very popular cyclocross course at Ft. Buenaventura and the often-used criterium course at the Ogden Business Depot. Additionally, plans are underway to build a freeride park with design help from Kona bicycles to round out available venues. The Ogden Bicycle Collective is set to open in the next several months. It will be based on the model currently used by the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective. This model involves making refurbished bikes available to lower income riders, a community bike shop, introductions to commuting and other classes. The shop will be located on the corner of 24th Street and Wall Ave. In order to create a better riding environment for all riders the city engineering department is undertaking a bicycle master planning process. Ideas include new bike lanes, stripping, and bicycle preference in the design of specific lower car-

traffic streets. The bicycle preference planning involves designating certain streets for bicycle preference, lowering speed limits and using traffic calming measures. Ogden has worked steadily to create a city environment where all cyclists can access great venues and safer riding. Those efforts are paying off, and are rooted in a growing and

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