Photo: Jake Vivori
While Salt Lake is heavily laden with a rich cyclist subculture, it’s easy to forget that beyond the city limits, the trend of living green and working to improve air quality is spreading. Aggie Blue Bikes (ABB), a bike-rental program, initially started by members of the Utah State University community, is the poster child for taking on a cause with no reservations. Stephanie Tomlin, the program coordinator of ABB, invited SLUG to come out to see the shop and explore what they have created for their community. On the surface, it’s a simple rental program that offers bikes as a reliable, sustainable form of transportation for three months at a time at no cost to the users. The volume of commitment and drive required to sustain the program creates a backdrop that provokes waves of inspiration.