Circles turning circles—the efficiency of the bicycle is unmatched. The human motor coupled with the spinning of gears equals freedom for all those who enjoy the sun on their shoulders and the wind in their faces. A love affair with the bicycle makes up a good portion of Utah’s history, and has proliferated in nearly every portion of the state. Twenty years ago, the cycling community had reached a turning point. The sport was extremely popular, and its membership needed a way to unify and deliver the latest developments in a timely manner. Enter: Cycling Utah. … read more
Many incarnations of the SLUG Games have come to pass over the years, and while the themes and faces have changed, the partnership formed with Brighton Resort has stood the test of time. As 2013 rolled in with high pressure and clear skies, the first of two competitions began. Revenge of the Nerds Presented by Scion, Uinta Brewing and Busch Beer brought together the efforts of dedicated course designers, Games coordinators, and a host of Utah businesses to produce one hell of a good show. … read more
While attending the University of Utah during the mid-2000s, I became acquainted with a young man who was pursuing the dream of becoming a professional skier. His name is Wiley Miller, and his calm demeanor and sense of adventure made him easy to get along with.
Nestled in an unassuming neighborhood of single-story bungalows on Ogden’s east side sits a low-level brick building with stunning views of Mt. Ogden and the Wasatch Front. This is the new home of The Ogden Bicycle Collective (OBC), located on the quiet corner of 936 E. and 28th Street.
The snow and cold temps often put a damper on most Utahns’ cycling adventures from about November to March. Fortunately, entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman Spencer Randle saw an innovative opportunity to keep bikers entertained year round by bringing them to the great indoors. … read more
Simple, clean, satisfying beer has four primary ingredients—yet, the flavor combinations and styles are plentiful. Those who truly appreciate the crisp bite of an IPA or the cool, refreshing quality of a lager can go on forever about things like the palate and bouquet of their favorite fermented beverages. However, it takes a special kind of person to bring that information to the masses and create a unique experience for the consumer. Salt Lake City’s Beer Bar is a place where a like-minded group of beer aficionados have come together to provide just such an experience. … read more
The freedom a bicycle exemplifies and the simplistic motion of circles turning circles carries the rider toward countless opportunities throughout a lifetime. For many, a bike may be a form of conveyance or a method of exercise. But for those individuals who truly see the bicycle as mankind’s perfect machine, there is special meaning and attachment that transcends tradition.
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