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STARTING LINE Editor’s Note, State Capitol Half Marathon, Venture Outdoors Fest, The Bookshelf
10 RESORT REPORT Summer Activities and Events BY Jenny Willden
12 FEATURES Annual Green Gear Guide: 38 Planet-Friendly Picks BY Jenny Willden
Kick Up Some Dirt: Your Go-to Guide for Local Mountain Biking BY Jonathan Cracroft
20 TRAILSIDES Go by Bike: Bicycle Commuting in Salt Lake City BY Molly Newman
Above It All: A Short Guide to Sport Climbs Along the Wasatch BY Sean Zimmerman-Wall
24 CALENDAR Two Months Worth of Event Listings
30 LAST WORD What’s Hot: Jackets Jenny Willden
30 HEALTH Sports Injury Prevention Tips from TOSH
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the STARTING line Editor’s Note Think green! This issue of Outdoor Sports Guide is all about reducing your impact on Earth, without getting rid of everything you own and moving to a cabin in the woods. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) You may think eco-conscious living is hard, but implementing simple changes in your life like recycling, composting, turning off lights when you leave rooms, carpooling to work, bringing your own bags to the store and buying a reusable water bottle instead of plastic ones all make a big difference. Our second annual Green Issue gives you more ideas for helping the planet with features on bicycle commuting (pg. 20), green gear (pg. 12), and stories on earth-friendly sports like mountain biking (pg. 16) and rock climbing (pg. 22). For more green living tips and information, visit sportsguidemag.com, thegreenguide.com and care2.com. Have tips of your own? Email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EarthWell Sustainable Wellness Festival This new festival will take place on September 11 and 12, outdoors at Park City’s Redstone Village. The two-day event will include eco-friendly products for purchase, alternative energy vehicles, educational booths, workshops, speakers, organic food and a world music stage. Additionally, the festival plans to reuse, recycle or compost 99% of festival waste. For more information, contact Chris Bachman at 877-5006575 or follow the festival on Twitter @ EarthWellFest. earthwellfestival.org
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Teva Mountain Games You’ll have to make the trek to Vail, Colorado to attend this event from June 3-6, but it’s worth the drive! Teva Mountain Games is the country’s largest celebration of art, music and adventure sports with competitions held in eight different sports. Even your four-legged friends can join the fun in the dog competitions! Also check out the film festival, free concerts, swag booths, great parties and much more. tevamountaingames.com
Venture Outdoors Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 19 at this unique festival held at Canyon Rim Park (3100 South 2900 East, SLC). This free, family-friendly event runs from 3–10 p.m. and features live music, recreation clinics, guest speakers, giveaways and children's activities. You can also participate in morning activities like hikes, walks, bike rides and more. Visit the Festival's website for a full schedule of events. millcreekoutdoors.org
State Capitol Half Marathon Spend Memorial Day (May 31) running this half marathon, which begins at 7 a.m. at Olympus Hill Shopping Center (3900 S. Wasatch Boulevard, Salt Lake City) and ends at the Utah State Capitol Building (350 N. Main Street, Salt Lake City). Prizes and awards will be given to top finishers. statecapitolhalf.com
2010 Clear the Air Challenge This July, Governor Herbert, Mayor Becker and Mayor Corroon are challenging Utahns to “Drive Less and Drive Smarter.” The month-long Clear the Air Challenge aims to reduce vehicle emissions by challenging residents to use TravelWise options like carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, bike commuting and public transportation. Residents commit to reducing their weekly vehicle trips in Gold, Silver and Bronze increments, and compete to win weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end. This year you can participate as an individual, family, team of friends, team of coworkers or as a company. Find out more online. cleartheairchallenge.org Continued on page 8
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Park City Food & Wine Classic
This annual extravaganza returns to Park City from July 8-11 and will include entertaining, educational food and wine events each day. If you love mountain biking, attend the Mud, Sweat and Cheers seminar at Stein Eriksen Lodge on Friday at 10 a.m. It includes a bike ride, wine and a delicious lunch prepared by Executive Chef Zane Holmquist. Check out the Stroll of Park City on Friday from 4–7 p.m. that features a variety of wines and culinary samples from Main Street restaurants. And don’t miss Saturday’s Grand Tasting at The Canyons from 3–6 p.m. This event includes a variety of food and wine, along with live entertainment. parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com
The Runner’s Rule Book By Mark Remy and the Editors of Runner’s World This comical book details the everyday, unspoken rules of running that elite runners know and beginning runners must learn. Like which side of the road to run on, what to pack for a race weekend, what to wear, track etiquette, lingo and more. You'll laugh out loud, but you’ll also learn a lot about running and racing culture. At the back you’ll find a useful glossary of running terms and how to use them, a resource list and the runner’s rules of thumb. It’s an enjoyable read for newbies and seasoned runners alike. $17.99 rodalestore.com
26th Annual Cache Valley Biathlon Compete in Cache Valley’s premier biathlon at 9 a.m. on May 29 in Wellsville, Utah along the foothills of the Wellsville Mountains. Teams and all ages are welcome to participate, and cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers. The course consists of a five-mile run and a 16.5-mile out-and-back bike course. cvbiathlon.com
Discover the “ahh” in Southern Utah!
Cedar Breaks National Monument • Kolob Canyons • Zion National Park • Dixie National Forest Brian Head Resort • Utah Shakespearean Festival • Neil Simon Festival
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R E S ORT RE PO RT Winter resorts aren’t just for skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy summer in the canyons by attending events and taking part in activities at local resorts. BRIAN HEAD Access 200 miles of scenic mountain bike trails this summer with Brian Head's combined chairlift and shuttle services. To reach major area trailheads, use the weekend skylift service, or stay and ride in the Mountain Bike Park. However, the freestyle, downhill and terrain park features aren't recommend for novice riders. If you're not looking to bike, weekend chairlift service is also available to hikers, or see the sights on an ATV tour or horseback ride. brianhead.com BEAVER MOUNTAIN Located in Logan Canyon, Beaver Mountain rents their ski lodge, yurt and 10-person tents for visitors, youth groups and family reunions all summer long. They also have a campground with tent sites and RV hook-ups. Two music festivals will be held there on July 17 and August 14; each runs from 3–10 p.m. and will feature several bands. skithebeav.com ©istockphoto.com/blublaf
THE CANYONS Summer is hopping at The Canyons with many activities available starting June 18, like scenic gondola rides, uncrowded hikes, mountain biking and live concerts. Beginning in May, the Cabriolet parking lot will be taken over each Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. for a Farmer's Market featuring fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will continue until October. For more information call 435-615-3440. thecanyons.com DEER VALLEY RESORT The resort is open for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides from June 18 – Labor Day, then September 11–12. Guests have the option of loading at Snow Park Lodge on the Silver Lake Express or mid-mountain on Sterling Express. Call 435-649-1000 for more information. deervalley.com
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PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT Enjoy scenic lift rides, mountain biking and hiking all summer. Want an adrenaline rush? Check out the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster or Zip Rider. Kid-specific activities like human mazes and mini golf are also available. parkcitymountain.com
POWDER MOUNTAIN See spectacular sites on a Summer Safari 4X4 Tour that takes you to areas of the resort's 10,000+ acres that are otherwise inaccessible to the public by vehicle. Each three-hour tour will be tailored to meet the desires of the individual guests and to take advantage of the changing scenery, wildlife and weather. Price is $75 for adults, $35 for children 3–12 years old. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 801-745-3772 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. powdermountain.com SNOWBASIN Hiking, mountain biking and disc golf are available all summer. New this season, take a shuttle back to the base from some locations after your hike or bike ride. For more information call 801-620-1000. snowbasin.com SNOWBIRD Festivals and concerts are summer staples at Snowbird. Check out the Cool Air Concerts on Saturdays, Brewfest in June, the Mountain Music Festival in July and Oktoberfest in August and September. Or race to your heart's content at the Mountain Bout Bike Race on July 3, the Speedgoat 50K on July 31 or the Bicycle Hill Climb on August 21. snowbird.com SUNDANCE There’s a full roster of activities available this summer, including: scenic lift rides, lift-served mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting and nearby golfing. For a special treat, check out the full moon lift rides on selected dates from 9–11 p.m. Sundance is open for summer from May 21–October 9. Call 866-259-7468 for more information. sundanceresort.com WOLF CREEK UTAH Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available throughout the summer. For more information call 801-745-3737. wolfcreekutah.com
Green Gear Guide By Jenny Willden
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We can all take little steps to help the planet every day, and a great way to start is by purchasing environmentally-friendly products. There are tons of options for green gear out there, so we just picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Have a favorite piece that didn’t make o ma u list? We want to hear about it! Send our us an em email at email@example.com.
1. Real Earth Bug Away Spray Keep insects away naturally with this chemical-free repellent. It’s made from organic essential oils like lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, rosemary, vanilla, catnip and more. Safe for pregnant women, kids or pets, and it actually smells good! It’s also sweat and water resistant and won’t stain clothes. 4 ounces, $12.95 realearthproducts.com 2. Beyond Coastal® SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Protect your skin safely with this natural sunscreen. It’s great for sensitive skin and provides UVA/ UVB protection with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Aloe and Shea Butter nourish the skin while Vitamin A and Pro Vitamin B hydrate. Plus, the antioxidants repair and restore skin damage in a fragrance-, oil- and paraben-free formula. 4 ounces, $15.99 beyondcoastal.com 3. Nau Lightbeam Jacket Stay dry in wet weather with this lightweight windshell made from breathable 100% recycled and recyclable polyester. The women’s version features a stashable hood for changing weather while the men’s has a zip-away hood and stowable design. On top of using recycled fabric, Nau gives 2% of every sale to one of
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their environmental or humanitarian partners. The best part? You get to choose which partner gets the funds from your purchase. $175 nau.com 4. Patagonia® Simple Guide Jacket Looking for an awesome jacket for nearly any activity? This is it! Available for men and women, this stretch-woven softshell is made from 91% recycled polyester and 9% spandex with a Deluge® DWR finish that’s guaranteed to outlast other DWR finishes. It’s quick drying, wind resistant, breathable and moves with you through any activity from hiking the hills to spring skiing the slopes. When you finally wear it out, send it to Common Threads Recycling Program so it can be made into something new. $119 patagonia.com 5. Helly Hansen EkolabTM Recycler Jacket Not only is this jacket made from 100% recycled water bottles, it’s also your new best friend in wet, miserable weather. The Full 3-layer Helly Tech® XP waterproof breathable construction will keep you dry in any storm and stretch fabric in the shoulders and elbows makes moving easy. Large pockets hold maps or important gear, and the spacious hood is helmet compatible. Great for all-season use from hiking to
backpacking to backcountry skiing. Available in men’s and women’s styles. $300 hellyhansen.com 6. Helly Hansen EkolabTM Recycler Pant Keep yourself, and your backside, dry when sitting around a campfire in the rain this summer. Made from the same material as the Recycler Jacket, these pants protect you from the elements when the skies open on your next camping trip. The full side zips make it easy to get your legs in or out of the pants, and the waterproof construction keeps you completely dry. They’re also perfect for spring touring. $179.95 hellyhansen.com 7. PrAna Hemp Chalk Bags Prevent chalk from getting everywhere by storing your climbing chalk ball in this fashionable, eco-bag made from hand woven sustainable hemp and recycled silk from Nepal. It features a drawcord closure, double belt loops for security and an elastic brush holder. $24 prana.com 8. PrAna Women’s Brooke Sport Top Flattering, fitted and good for the earth, the Brooke Sport Top's made from 90% recycled polyester and 10% spandex and is ideal for climbing, yoga and gym workouts. It features slimming princess seams, a padded built-in bra and V-back straps. $48 prana.com
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9. PrAna Women’s Zelda Knicker Get more bang for your buck with these knickers that easily roll up into shorts. The organic cotton/spandex fabric makes them soft, stretchy and perfect for any activity. They’re semifitted and have a zipper-fly, drawcord waist and useful front and back pockets. $60 prana.com
13. PrAna Men’s Sutra Pant Climb to your heart’s content in these loose fitting pants made from recycled plastic and renewable hemp. They feature front pockets and a drawstring waist, but don’t look like pajamas, so you can rock them even after you’re done doing yoga or climbing. $64 prana.com
10. Earth Creations Dharma Yoga Pants Stretch in style in these wide-legged, clay-dyed yoga pants made from sustainable hemp and cotton. The wide waistband can be rolled up or worn down as fits your style. $75 earthcreations.net
14. Outdoor Research Men’s Gobi Tee Look good, even when you’re sweating, in this quick-dry tee made from recycled polyester and organic cotton. It’s ideal for backpacking because the built-in FreshGuard® odor neutralization keeps it stinkfree, even after multiple wears. $38 outdoorresearch.com
11. Outdoor Research Women’s Frescoe Tank TM Perfect for hot days at the crag, this lightweight, quick-dry tank is made with recycled polyester and organic cotton for a comfortable fit. The builtin shelf bra and criss-cross back keeps the girls supported, even on tricky overhangs, while the FreshGuard® odor neutralization keeps this tank smelling fresh after days of wear. $45 outdoorresearch.com 12. PrAna Carry All Yoga Bag A great haul-it-all bag for weekend yoga retreats or long gym workouts, this bag holds a yoga mat, extra clothes and more in the outside and inside stash pockets. Recycled cotton from overstocked t-shirt fabric and a recycled polyester lining also make it an earthfriendly choice. $70 prana.com
15. New Balance Men’s Cocona™ Raglan Short Sleeve Avoid overheating on summer hikes in this Cocona™ fabric shirt (made from coconut shells) which naturally cools, absorbs odor and protects you from the sun. There’s also reflectivity to ensure you’ll be seen when the sun sets. $38 newbalance.com 16. New Balance Women’s Cocona™ Sleeveless Summer running has never been better than in this 100% polyester Cocona™ knit tank that cools and prevents sunburn. Wicking knit insets in sweat zones promote breathability and reflective detailing enhances safety. $35 newbalance.com
17. New Balance Women’s Nbx Cocona™ Short Run naked! Or at least feel like you are in these soft, barely-there running shorts. The natural Cocona™ fabric enhances breathability and cooling, and the built-in X-Static® brief provides antimicrobial benefits and odor elimination. The X-Static® fabric, made from silver ions, is also anti-static and promotes body temperature regulation. Want more reasons to get these shorts? They have reflective details, an ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag and a storage pocket. $42 newbalance.com 18. Dorny Bars Snack on one of these locally-made, natural energy bars and you’ll be reducing your food’s footprint and supporting Utah’s economy at the same time! Dorny Bars come in four gourmet flavors: Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate + Fruit, Butterscotch and Chocolate Peanut Butter. They’re made from healthy ingredients like honey, dark chocolate, bran, agave nectar and more. $2.50 dornybars.com 19. Aladdin® Mini Lunch Bowl Ditch disposable containers and spice up your lunch with this leakproof container made from eCycle, Aladdin’s proprietary mix of recycled plastics. Just heat your meal in the morning and it will stay hot until you’re ready to eat. Plus, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe with a stay-cool exterior to prevent burns. The compact design makes it easy to EARLY SUMMER 2010
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stash, and the pull-out drawer with spoon is a bonus! Aladdin makes a variety of other eco-conscious products from water bottles to lunch containers. $18 pmi-worldwide.com 20. ReuseitTM Sandwich Bag Packing a lunch for your hike? Tote your sandwich in this reusable bag instead of a plastic one. Over time you’ll be greatly reducing your plastic bag waste, and saving money. Plus, it’s sturdy to prevent smooshing, moisture resistant, safe for hot or cold items and made in the USA. $8.45 reuseit.com 21. Keen Coronado Cruiser Bike commuting is more comfortable than ever, thanks to these innovative sneakers. They combine recycled rubber, natural canvas and soft leather for a shoe that’s stylish for biking or everyday wear. There’s a panel of soft rubber on the sole under the ball of the foot that provides extra grip on the pedals. Available for men and women. $80 keenfootwear.com 22. Ocean Minded Men’s Long Brothers II Sandal You’ll want to wear these sandals every day! Made from leather, hemp and organic canvas, they have ecofriendly elements, like an organic canvas footbed, recycled foam midsole, recycled car tire outsole, water-based glue and a heel and toe cap made from natural gum. Plus, they’re supportive, comfortable and great for extended wear. $51 oceanminded.com
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23. Ocean Minded Seaweed Sandal Give your feet a break from shoes with these lightweight sport sandals. They’re made with natural and sustainable resources like waterbased glue, recycled Croslite material and recycled nylon. The sturdy, durable rubber outsole keeps you secure in water or on dry land, and the Croslite material resists odors and will mold to your foot for a personalized fit. Made for men and women. $46 oceanminded.com 24. Planet Earth Meyer’s Boardshorts Take these boardshorts canoeing, rafting or anywhere else you find water! Made from 100% Recycled Polyester PET, they keep plastic bottles out of landfills and are quick drying and stylish. Men's styles also available. $48 planet-earth-clothing. com 25. REI Lookout 40 Pack Pack for a day on the trails in this ecoSensitive™ daypack that’s made primarily with recycled PET polyester fabric from recycled plastic bottles. Each pack keeps 26 16-ounce water bottles out of the landfill! Also, the pack’s egg crate foam back panel promotes air flow to keep you dry, while the padded shoulder straps and waistbelt provide maximum comfort. Multiple compartments store gear, including front lash points, compression straps and ice axe loops for carrying sleeping pads and trekking poles. Also available in a women’s-specific fit. $89.50 rei.com
26. Lole Women’s Explore Capris Unique antimicrobial Nano Carbon Lightweight fabric from the carbon generated by bamboo harvesting is used to make these stylish capris. Bamboo is a sustainable crop that grows quickly with little effort. The Explores feature an adjustable waistband, zipped security pocket and are perfect for hiking, climbing, camping or traveling. $90 loleforwomen.com 27. Patagonia® Women’s Merino 1 Tank Keep cool and dry this summer in a tank made from sustainable, chlorine-free Merino wool with a recycled polyester core for wicking. The Merino is slow washed to make it silky soft, and it naturally resists odor and helps regulate body temperature. $65 patagonia.com 28. Sherpa Adventure Gear Women’s Jaya Shirt Protect your shoulders from pack chafe and sunburn in this light, fitted shirt. The recycled polyester wicks moisture and a mesh lined vent at the back promotes air circulation. A front zipper pocket safely stows essentials. Use it backpacking, hiking, traveling and running amok. $39 sherpaadventuregear.com 29. Tilley TH9 Women’s Hemp Hat Prevent sunburn by wearing this UPF 50+ packable hat made from environmentally-friendly hemp. Hemp naturally resists UV light, mold, mildew and salt water. Plus, hemp
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doesn’t require pesticides to grow and breathes better than cotton. The hat comes with three interchangeable headbands in a reusable pouch and has a lifetime guarantee against wear. $79 tilleyendurables.com 30. Osprey React ReSource Daypack Commute or hike in style with this ultra planet-friendly pack that’s made from a minimum of 70% recycled materials, including: 100% recycled PET fabric, binding tape, webbing, mesh pockets and recycled buckles reground from buckle scrap. It features an electronics harness pocket, front organization panel, mesh water bottle pockets and laptop sleeve. $74 ospreypacks.com 31. TekoPoly MiniCrew Socks Your feet, and the planet, will thank you for buying these socks! Made from 100% recycled polyester and nylon, they're light, thin and good for running, cycling, cross training and more. They feature seamless toes, strike zone cushioning in the footbed, air vents for breathability and Lycra for support. $12.95 tekosocks.com 32. Primus EtaPackLiteTM Stove Cooking for two in the backcountry has never been more earth friendly! This stove is twice as efficient as the average camp stove, limiting the fuel needed to cook. This means less carbon dioxide goes into the air each time you use it. Also, for each EtaPackLiteTM stove sold Primus will donate to the international carbon
offset company, BaumInvest. $115 primuscamping.com 33. Sierra Designs Cyclone Eco Jacket Stuff this ultralight jacket in your pack the next time you hike or backpack for excellent weather protection in sudden storms. It’s highly breathable and waterproof, even in a downpour, and it’s planet friendly! The Cyclone is made 100% recycled polyester Tropozone fabric from discarded soda bottles and has pit zips for ventilation, fully taped PVC-free seams and a helmetcompatible hood. It’s also great for spring skiing and touring. Available in men’s and women’s styles. $189 sierradesigns.com 34. La Sportiva FC ECO 2.0 GTX Shoe Comfy shoes make for happy hiking, and your feet will love these ones! Eco-friendly folks will like that the laces and mesh panels are made from recycled nylon and the Vibram® outsole contains 30% recycled rubber. They're stable on wet or dry terrain and are completely waterproof, thanks to the Gortex-lined waterproof leather. The mesh uppers and nylon lining help them breathe to keep feet sweatfree on long hikes. $140 sportiva.com 35. Point6 Hiking Tech Light Socks Enjoy itch-free, fresh smelling feet by wearing these Merino wool socks on your next hike. Merino wool is a naturally sustainable, renewable, biodegradable fiber that resists odors. It’s made into these socks that have a precise anatomical fit, hand-looped toe
seams, deep heel pockets and stretch for comfort. All packaging is printed on recycled fibers with vegetable oil inks. Also available in women’s-specific styles. $18.95 point6.com 36. REI Men’s Ripstop Shorts Camping, hiking, backpacking or just hangin’ out around town, these shorts do it all. Organic cotton makes them planet friendly while ripstop fabric makes them light and durable. Plus, they offer 50+ UPF protection and have lots of pockets for storing essentials. $44.50 rei.com 37. REI OXT Tech Shirt Say goodbye to working out in cotton tees, and hello to the OXT Tech Shirt. Available for men and women, this shirt’s made from ecoSensitive™ polyester knit fabric that’s light, moisture wicking, quick drying and snag resistant. It offers 50+ UPF sun protection for outdoor workouts, but is also great for the gym. $24.50 rei.com 38. Earth Creations® Tees These unique shirts come from a company that’s dedicated to helping the planet. They use eco-conscious clay to dye all their clothing and everything is made from organic cotton. Earth Creations® supports Fair Trade and Sweatshop-free philosophies and makes all their clothing in the USA. Many additional styles are available. $35 earthcreations.net
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Your Go-To Guide for Utah Mountain Biking
By Jonathan Cracroft
doesn’t get too much greener than this! Mountain biking is a clean, efficient and sustainable way to get around. Plus, exploring Utah’s cities, foothills, deserts and mountains by bike gives you a rush that fuels your muscles and your senses. Charging the trail, endorphins explode throughout your body, a powerful reminder that you’re alive!
If you already mountain bike, you know the feeling I’m describing. If you haven’t biked before, don’t worry. This story provides you with great information on mountain biking’s history, culture, equipment, trails and local shops.
HISTORY & CULTURE In 1976 “Mountain Bicycling” first appeared in headlines as pioneers Gary Fisher, Charles Kelly, Tom Ritchey, Keith Bontrager, Charlie Cunningham, Joe Breeze and other bands of bicycle junkies participated in the first Repack Race in Marin County, California. This gave mountain biking the press it needed to gain widespread acceptance and understanding. These innovative thrill seekers hauled their balloon tire bikes up the hill in a pickup truck to the starting gates of their would-be racetrack. These pioneers were responsible for the development of a new cycling sport, one that would grow exponentially for years to come.
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In the Nineties, mountain biking became a more recognized sport and continued to grow in popularity. In 1995, the first Extreme Games [X Games] featured downhill mountain biking as a core discipline. The first Olympic mountain biking event was held at the Atlanta Games in 1996. Today in Utah, more and more cyclists are participating in local mountain bike race events. Hordes of cyclists gather in the mountains and deserts to pedal for first place and bragging rights. Overnight and endurance races like the 24 Hours of Moab bring together crowds who form entire tent cities. The culture is competitive, but equally supportive. Celebrations after races bring together bikers from all teams in a friendly environment. In fact, I’ve met some of my best friends at bike races. Mountain biking with friends is a great way to enjoy the sport, and today’s cyclists continue to gather in packs like the pioneers of mountain biking once did. Just visit one of the Wasatch Crest trailheads any summer day and you’ll find the parking lots full of cars and trucks hauling bikers and gear to the trails. Though popular in Utah, mountain biking has grown—in the last 20—years from an experiment to a mainstream sport throughout the world. According to the International
Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), itâ€™s estimated that there are now over 50 million mountain bikers in the United States alone. This industry accounts for nearly $26 billion annually in the United States. Just the trails in Moab bring an estimated $8.5 million per year from visitor dollars.
TECHNOLOGY The passage of time and introduction of new technology have caused a sharp increase in the prices of biking equipment. In the 1980s, when major road bike manufactures began building mountain-specific bikes, like the Specialized Stumpjumper, you could get one for just $750. Todayâ€™s model will cost you nearly $8,000. These technological advancements have changed the designs and engineering of our mountain machines, most notable being the introduction of front and rear suspension systems in the early 1990s. Today, advancements allow us to ride super lightweight mountain bikes stocked with carbon parts, hydraulic disc brakes, laser-cut chain rings and finely tuned derailleurs. These full suspension machines outperform anything prior by leaps and bounds.
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The incorporation of full suspension gives riders many benefits. Traveling across bumpy trail surfaces with these new oil and/or air shocks provides a smooth ride and allows for a more consistent power output while pedaling. Trail vibrations are now absorbed by the shocks instead of our bodies, allowing us to ride longer distances more comfortably. Additionally, bike suspension has opened up a whole new window of riding styles and technicality, including: All Mountain, Trail Riding, Downhill, Freeride, XC, Northshore and more. The most exciting new bicycle-related technology Iâ€™ve found comes from Google and their introduction of Bicycle Maps for commuting and mountain biking. Googleâ€™s March blog post stated, â€œWe wanted to include as much bike trail data as possible, provide efficient routes, allow riders to customize their trip, make use of bike lanes, calculate rider-friendly routes that avoid big hills and customize the look of the map for cycling to encourage folks to hop on their bikes. So thatâ€™s exactly what weâ€™ve done.â€? Plus, with cooperation from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, over 12,000 miles of trails have been added to Googleâ€™s maps. Check it out at maps.google.com.
SALT LAKE AREA TRAILS In addition to the information on Google Maps, there are several other resources to help you find the right trail at the end of this story. Below are a few of my favorite trails around Salt Lake City. Roller Coaster â€“ My first mountain bike was given to me when I turned 10 years old. Consequently, my first trails rides were near our home in the foothills of Salt Lake. With Emigration Canyon only 10 minutes away, dozens of trails were mine to discover. One of my favorite short loops then, and even now, is the Roller Coaster, situated on the south-facing aspect at the mouth of the canyon.
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KICK UP SOME DIRT! Continued from page 17 You can access it from the Bonneville Shoreline trail just across from the Hogle Zoo. Ride up the grueling ascent onto the benches near This Is The Place Monument, take a right turn to another long and loose hill climb up the single track to the top of the Roller Coaster. The hillside is carved out by canyon ravines, which create four major drops and four quick climbs, with just enough momentum in many cases to drive you to the peak of the next descent. A fantastic loop for those with limited time. Dry Creek – The next section of the Bonneville Shoreline is perhaps the trail I’ve trained on the most. It’s located just east of the Jewish Community Center parking lot near the University Hospital and accesses some the quickest, finest single track in the area. Bobsled – Grind up Dry Creek Canyon and up on top of the benches of the Avenues to access this trail. It’s named for its uniquely sculpted route, influenced by the canyon’s fast, tightly-banked turns. Many burms and mounds create a fun, dynamic ride. There’s also a number of vintage cars that have been added to the trail to offer dirt jumping options to those not shy of catching air. Wasatch Crest – This trail starts near Brighton Ski Resort at Puke Hill, adequately named. Get past this lung burner then make your way onto the Park City ridgeline, cresting the top of The Canyons Ski Resort. This section of trail boasts the challenging Spine of
the Wasatch. Once you get past the spine you can drop into Big Cottonwood Canyon via Mill D trail, or you can stay high and drop into Millcreek canyon towards Little Water trail. Both are spectacular! Drop into Big Cottonwood for some fantastic descents, meadows laced with Aspen and a couple creek crossings. Stay straight to access upper Millcreek Canyon’s Dog Lake, Big and Little Water trails and a fast downhill finish on the road, or jump back on trail at Elbow Fork and add on the Pipeline trail and Rattlesnake Gulch. Little Cottonwood’s Temple Quarry – Start at the electronic sign at the bottom of Little Cottonwood and sift through the first section of loose granite sand and past the old hydro-power plant. From there you’ll discover some solid, darkfloored trail riding with a number of medium-steep pitches, creek crossings, bridges, pipeline crossing and a great ascent to the end of the line, which dead-ends at the old stone structure on the other side of the river. There are dozens more epic rides in the area, too many to mention here. Check out Deer Valley, The Midmountain Trail, Solitude, Alexander Creek, Desolation Lake, Mueller Park, Butterfield Canyon, Corner Canyon, Yellow Fork and Albion Basin. For more trail information, visit these websites: slcvb.com, utah.com/bike, utahmountainbiking.com, cyclingutah.com and bicycleutah.com.
LOCAL SHOPS Looking for great gear or a bike technician? Check out some of my favorite local bikes shops below. For a complete list of bike shops in Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties, visit our website: sportsguidemag.com. Salt Lake County: Contender Bicycles 875 East 900 South, SLC, 801-364-0344 Cyclesmith 1300 East 250 South, SLC, 801-582-9870 Millcreek Bicycles 3969 S. Wasatch Boulevard, SLC 801-278-1500 Sports Den 1350 S. Foothill Boulevard, SLC, 801-582-5611 Wasatch Touring 702 East 100 South, SLC, 801-359-9361 Davis County: Bikers Edge 232 3 North Main Street, Kaysville, 232 801-544-5300 Bing B Bingham Cyclery 2 7 North No Nort M 2317 Main Street, Clearfield, 8 -82 825 2 801-825-8632 ah County: Co Utah Cycle ycle Mad Dog C Cycles 936 East Ea 450 0 North, North No orth t Provo, Pro 936 01-3 801-356-7025 r's Cycle e Services Servi S Service ces Racer's 50 North, Nor North orth Provo,, o 159 West 500 -3 5873 801-375-5873
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the atmosphere. With transportation • Bikeways. The latest version of this accounting for 29% of all greenhouse comprehensive map of bike-friendly gas emissions in the U.S., every trip routes around Salt Lake City is taken by bike instead of car makes a available now in printed and online real difference. versions. Use it to plan a safe and • Shrink your waistline. A one-hour comfortable ride. Pick up a copy at a round trip by bike uses about 700 local bike shop or see slcgov.com/bike. calories, depending on your weight. • Jordan River Parkway. Take the scenic Keep it up for a work week and you’ll route! This trail winds alongside the You grab your bike helmet and water have burned the equivalent of a full Jordan River through Salt Lake City, bottle and simply smile. Instead of pound of fat. crossing nine urban parks and three being stuck on the freeway or stopping • Expand your horizons. Bike golf courses along the way. Pack a for gas this morning, you’ll be burning commuters mention a surprising lunch for a picnic in the International calories, building muscle and sparing advantage to their mode of Peace Gardens, or reconnect with the air instead. transportation: a sense of nature at Bend-in-the-River. being more connected to their • Ample parking. Looking for a Commuting by bike in Salt Lake City is neighborhood and what’s going safe place to lock up for the day? easier than ever, thanks to bike-friendly on around them. Slow down and Over 100 bike-shaped racks are policies that guarantee cyclists a place experience it for yourself. located throughout Salt Lake City’s on the road. In the last year alone, 38 downtown. Some events, such as miles of bike lanes have been added to Safety First the Downtown Farmer’s Market, Especially if you were a kid last time SLC streets, and more improvements even offer valet bike parking for the you took your bike for a spin around are coming online every month. ultimate in convenience. town, it’s important to keep safety With the tips and resources we’ve • Get involved. Support for bike factors in mind. Protect yourself with gathered here, you can be ready to hit commuting depends on an informed, these common-sense tips. the road—safely, economically and aware group of cyclists willing to confidently—in no time at all. make their voices heard. Check out • Put a lid on it. For safe cycling, utahbikes.org or slcbac.org to help Why Bike? a helmet is not an option—it’s a ensure a bike-friendly future for Salt Looking for a reason to get out of the requirement. Price and style aren’t as Lake City. car and into the saddle? Check out important as proper fit. Find a bike • Learn more. For information about these facts: shop with experienced staff who can all kinds of bike riding and events in help you fit your helmet correctly to Utah—from cyclocross races to new • Shrink your footprint. According to your head. We recommend Limar's mountain bike trails—get the scoop the EPA, each gallon of gas a car Ultralight Helmets because they offer at cyclingutah.com. uses pumps 19.4 pounds of CO2 into professional performance, comfort,
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A Short Guide to Sport Climbs Along the Wasatch By Sean Zimmerman-Wall
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ow that ski season has ended, anxious athletes are looking for their next adrenaline fix. Fortunately, they don’t have to look far. Most of the great climbs are located just down canyon of the world-class resorts. So grab your gear and head out from the climbing gyms you’ve been hiding in all winter, outside the days are longer and the opportunities endless. Climbing is one of the most ecofriendly sports around, but you still have to drive a car up the canyons to reach the routes. Reduce your impact by filling a car with your friends and carpooling to your climbing destination. There are many epic spots near Salt Lake that cater to all experience levels and enable climbers to gain confidence in their abilities. They also serve as a meeting ground for the growing rockloving community here in SLC. Before you hit the road, pick up Falcon Guide’s Rock Climbing Utah’s Wasatch Range, a.k.a. The Climber’s Bible. You can also take a look at mountainproject.com for the lowdown on killer climbs and location information.
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For those just getting comfortable with leading sport routes, an array of opportunities exist that will help you reach your maximum potential. The following areas are laid out with route names and difficulty (per the guidebook). Big Cottonwood Canyon Just a short drive from the city, BCC offers some spectacular beginner terrain to hone your skills. Most of the climbs have straightforward approaches and are easy to locate. Dogwood Area • Take Me to the River (5.7) Smooth quartzite rock offers some excitement and the holds are laid out quite well. Top roping is also an option if you want to get a feel for the climb before leading it. • On the Skids (5.8) A step up from the previous climb; this route involves careful foot placement and attention to detail. Challenge Buttress • Sweet and Low (5.6) A quick, juggy, and sometimes dirty climb. This route is not the best first lead, but a good third or fourth. • Hollow Man (5.9) One of the fourstar climbs in BCC, and my first
lead climb in the Wasatch, this is an entertaining route that leaves you with a good forearm pump. Salt Lake Slips • Thieving Magpie (5.7) This clean, simple route will build stamina and confidence. • Entre Nous (5.8) With a slick finger crack and several jugged holds, this route provides technical moves and a good view from the top. • Witchhunt (5.10a) If you want to step it up a bit, this short, pumpy route will max out your novice status and move you into the intermediate realm.
Ferguson Canyon Located next door to BCC, Ferguson has great short, shaded climbs for beginner to intermediate leaders. Cathedral Wall • Monogamy (5.7) A solid, horizontally cracked wall with some jugs. The bolt placements here are a little funky, which makes for an interesting climb. • Nuptial Vow (5.8) A similar climb that’s next to Monogamy. Both of these can be top roped until you get comfortable.
Rock Canyon Outside Provo lies a well-developed, yet desolate, piece of prime climbing real estate. The area is expansive and encompasses a multitude of routes from beginner to expert. Galaxy Area (Milky Way Wall) • Gemini (5.8) Good warm-up route with solid rock and obvious moves. • Milky Way (5.9) A signature climb of the wall that provides a good learning environment. • The Right Stuff (5.10a) This route will challenge your technique and leave you feeling pumped. The opportunity to get out and enjoy the endless selection of climbs along the Wasatch Range is a gift that should be shared with everyone. As you build your climbing resume there are literally thousands more places to explore, and hopefully this short guide has given you a starting point. Get out there yourself, and see what it’s like to be above it all.
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Little Cottonwood Canyon Long known for its classic trad climbs, LCC still has a place for those who prefer bolted routes. Hellgate Cliffs (Melting Mud Wall) • Los Crodos (5.8) This route provides some great limestone climbing. The rock can be a bit crumbly sometimes, and the billygoats that roam around the top of the cliffs sometimes dislodge small rocks that come over the edge. A helmet and keen wits are strongly recommended. • Pogo Punk (5.10-) Again, good limestone holds with a spectacular view down canyon. Lisa Falls • Fleeting Glimpse (5.8–5.9) Spectacular granite features next to a magnificent flowing waterfall make this a great summertime spot. The friction on certain days is unbelievable. • Flee Flicker (5.7) Closest to the falls, this route has a tricky start but eases up after the first bolt.
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JUNE 19 Father’s Day Deal—3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $15/person or $75/family. You can add canoeing before or after for just $12 per canoe! 801373-8897, www.clasropes.com JUNE 23-25 Adult Coed Kickball League Session II—6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Games played on Wednesday nights in Murray Park on the softball diamond. Cost is $230 per team. The deadline to register is June 11. 801-264-2614, www.mcreg.com JULY 2-3 CLAS Ropes Family Retreat— 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 801-3738897, www.clasropes.com
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MAY 31 Stan Crane Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Race—7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Starting point is the Draper Equestrian Center at 13400 S. Highland Drive (1600 East) in Draper, UT. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com JUNE 4-6 MSC #3, Chile Challenge— www.racemsc.com/events/ chilechallenge.html JUNE 5 TMG 2010 X-Country Mountain Bike—www. tevamountaingames.com JUNE 5 TMG 2010 Mountain Biking Freeride Dual— www.tevamountaingames.com JUNE 5 SunCrest Hill Climb Challenge Road Bike Race— 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. www.drapertraildays.com
JUNE 10-13 Hoodoo 500 Training Camp— Train on every mile of the Hoodoo 500 race course! 4 hardcore days of 100+ miles of cycling. A perfect preview for solo, voyager and relay teams. Deb 818-8892453, www.hoodoo500.com
JUNE 11-12 Salt to Saint Relay—2010’s most unforgettable cycling event will start in Salt Lake City and end when you and your teammates get to St. George. www.salttosaint.com JUNE 11-12 Rockwell Relay—Race begins with a mass start on Friday morning and finishes Saturday. From Moab to St.George following the backroads of Southern Utah. www.rockwellrelay.com JUNE 12 19th Annual Pedalfest—7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series-Race #7. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com JUNE 12 Beti Bike Bash—First-ever women’s only mountain bike event. The race will feature a 5-mile lap in a cross country format. www.betibikebash.com JUNE 12 Tour de Cure® —American Diabetes Association®. Rees Pioneer Park, Brigham City, UT. firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-363-3024 X7075, www.tour.diabetes.org JUNE 12-13 6-Hour of Wolf Creek Enduro—Downhill race. Wolf Creek, UT. www.go-ride.com JUNE 12-13 Powder Mountain Hill Climb— Powder Mountain, Eden, UT. www.teamexcelerator.com JUNE 19 Wimmer’s XC Race @ Sherwood—8:00 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing SeriesRace #8. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com JUNE 19-20 22nd Annual Cook-Sanders Associates, Inc and The Spence Law Firm High Uintas Classic Stage Race—Evanston, WY. “Race Over the Top” at Bald Mountain Pass, elevation 10,700 feet. www.evanstoncycling.org
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JUNE 26 8th Annual Taming the Tetons—7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing SeriesRace #9. 801-942-3498, www. intermountaincup.com JUNE 26 Little Mountain Road Race— (Utah State Championship) Kevin 435-770-9852, www. loganraceclub.org JUNE 26-27 Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride—7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 175 miles, 2 days, 3,000 cyclists. Bike MS is Utah’s largest, best supported cycling event with routes of 40, 75 or 100 miles. Save $10 with discount code: sportsguide. 801-424-0112, email@example.com, www.bikemsutah.org JULY 3 The 23rd Annual Mountain Bout—7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series-Race #10. Snowbird, UT. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com JULY 9-11 MSC #5, Blast the Mass—Short track (endurance), downhill (gravity) and super D (endurance/ gravity) on Saturday. Cross country (endurance) and dowhill (gravity) on Sunday. www.racemsc.com/events/ blastthemass.html JULY 10 8th Annual Porcupine Hill Climb—Raising funds to fight cancer. 14.7 miles, 3,800 vertical feet, road climb up Big Cottonwood from Porcupine Pub and Grill to Brighton Resort. Mike 801-424-9216, www.porcupinecycling.com JULY 10 14th Annual Chris Allaire Memorial/UTAH OPEN STATE CHAMPION—7:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing SeriesRace #11. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com
JUNE 6 TMG 2010 Road Bike Time Trial— www.tevamountaingames.com
JUNE 19-20 Wolfcreek Mountain Mayhem—Super D, trailbike downhill. Wolf Creek, UT. www.go-ride.com
JULY 16-17 Capitol Reef Classic State Race—This event will challenge the most experienced racer and has also been designed to facilitate the transition from recreational cyclist to the world of competition. www.capitolreefclassic.com
JUNE 6 TMG 2010 Mountain Bike Slopestyle— www.tevamountaingames.com
JUNE 25-27 MSC #4, Wildflower Rush— Cross country (endurance), 40-mile epic cross country
JULY 24 Chalk Creek Road Race— Mike 801-424-9216, www.porcupinecycling.com
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JULY 31 1st Annual Basin Bash XC— 2010 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series-Race #12. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com JULY 31-AUGUST 1 Pomerelle Pounder—Downhill, trail bike. Pomerelle, ID. www.go-ride.com JULY 31-AUGUST 1 State Time Trial Championship— Marek 801-209-2479, www.utahcritseries.com
FILMS, FESTIVALS, CLINICS AND EVENTS JUNE 5 Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation “Concert Of Hope For The Cure”—5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. First Annual ”Concert of Hope for the Cure” benefi t event, featuring Neil Sedaka and The Lettermen. Proceeds benefi t breast cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. 801-355-ARTS, www.arttix.org JUNE 5 Concert Of Hope For The Cure - Dinner/Dance/ Auction—7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Following the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation Concert of Hope for the Cure. Proceeds benefi t breast cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. www. annestirbacancerfoundation.org JUNE 19 2nd Annual Snowbird Brewfest—Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JUNE 19 Cool Air Concert—6:00 p.m. Renaissance Center, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JUNE 20 Father’s Day Brunch—10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. w/live music, Atrium, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JUNE 20 Father’s Day BBQ Celebration—11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. w/live music, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JUNE 26 Cool Air Concert—6:00 p.m. Renaissance Center, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JUNE TBD Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean-Up— Renaissance Center, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JULY 3 Cool Air Concert— 6:00 p.m. Renaissance Center, Snowbird, UT. www.snowbird.com JULY 4 4th of July Pancake Breakfast—9:00 a.m.to
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WALK, RUN, 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON, MARATHON MAY 28 Midnight 5Kâ€”11:00 p.m. Beat the early summer heat of southern Utah! www.sgcityrec.org MAY 29 Sapper Joe 15K/30K/50K Trail Raceâ€”Come out to Camp Williams and run the 2nd Annual Sapper Joe Trail Race. www.fatpackracing.com MAY 29 Pepsi Refresh Community Action 5Kâ€”8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 815 South Freedom Boulevard, Provo, UT. www.communityaction5k.org
MAY 29 Live wElle 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Runâ€”7:30 a.m. Hunter Valley Park, 1250 S. 2200 East, Springville, UT. MAY 29 Memorial Day 10k/5kâ€”8:00 a.m. Orem City Center Park, 400 E. Center Street, Orem, UT. www.run13.com
MAY 29 Hooper Veteranâ€™s Memorial 5k Fun Run/Walkâ€”8:00 a.m. Hooper City Park, 5500 S. 6100 West, Hooper, UT. www. active.com/running/hooper-ut/ hooper-veteranss-memorial-5kfun-runwalk-2010#Summary MAY 30 Vedauwoo 5K Walk/Runâ€”8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Laramie, WY. Fast downhill course on dirt and gravel roads in Medicine Bow National Forest. www. angelfire.com/wy2/marathon MAY 30 Medicine Bow Half Marathon and Marathonâ€”6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Medicine Bow National Forest, Laramie, WY. www. angelfire.com/wy2/marathon MAY 30 Rocky Mountain Double Marathonâ€”6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Laramie, WY. www. angelfire.com/wy2/marathon MAY 31 State Capitol Half Marathonâ€” 7:00 a.m. Olympus Hills (3900 South Wasatch Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT. www.statecapitolhalf.com MAY 31 Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Kâ€”6:45 a.m. Jensen Park on Bluff Rd. Syracuse, UT. www.stridersrunning.com JUNE 3 Neola Half Marathon and 5Kâ€”6:00 p.m. Uintah Canyon, Neola, UT. neola_run@ yahoo.com, 435-353-4868
JUNE 5 TMG 2010 Mud Run 5Kâ€” www.tevamountaingames.com JUNE 5 TMG 2010 Vail Pass Half Marathonâ€” www.tevamountaingames.com
JUNE 5 Sports-AM The Crack of Dawn 8Kâ€”7:30 a.m. Starts 1 mile above Log Haven, down Mill Creek Canyon, finish at Olympus Hills Shopping Center. Register at active.com, 801-283-6281, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sports-am.com JUNE 5 Draper Trail Days Challenge Trail Run/Walkâ€”8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In beautiful Corner Canyon. Choose from 4, 6, 10 or 15-mile courses. www.drapertraildays.com JUNE 5 Girls on the Run 5K Fun Runâ€”9:00 a.m. Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. www.girlsontherunsaltlake.org JUNE 5 Provo Marathonâ€”5:30 a.m. Provo Canyon. www.trailrun.com JUNE 5 14th Annual Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Runâ€”5:00 a.m. Provo, UT. www.squawpeak50. com/sqw_mstr.htm JUNE 6 TMG 2010 Spring Runoff Trail Race 10Kâ€” www.tevamountaingames.com JUNE 11 Bear Lake Idaho Marathonâ€” 6:00 a.m. Special Limited Entry. www.mammothmarathons.com JUNE 12 Utah Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & 5Kâ€”5:30 a.m. www.utahvalleymarathon.com
High School at the corner of 2100 S. 1700 East in Sugarhouse and will end at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church at 1626 S. 1700 East. www. annestirbacancerfoundation.org
JUNE 12 Healing for 100 Years 5k and Breakfastâ€”8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A one time event celebrating McKay-Dee Hospitalâ€™s 100th anniversary in the Ogden area. Youâ€™ll get a dri-fi t-shirt, breakfast and a morning run down a shutdown state road for $12. www.mckay-dee.org/100years JUNE 12 Bear Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, 10Kâ€” 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Garden City Park, Garden City, UT. www.mammothmarathons.org JUNE 12 Utah Hemophilia Foundation BloodRun 5kâ€”Heritage Park, Highland, UT. A fun, healthy and friendly event catering to runners, walkers and families. www.bloodrun.org JUNE 12 Provo River Ten Mileâ€”8:00 a.m. The Shops@Riverwoods, 4800 N. University Ave, Provo, UT. www.trailrun.com JUNE 13 - 19 Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across The Sand)â€”7:00 p.m. Run from Grand Juction, CO to Moab, UT. www.geminiadventures. com/desertrats.html JUNE 19 Wahsatch Steeplechaseâ€”6:00 a.m. Memory Grove Park, Salt Lake City, UT. www.wahsatchsteeplechase.com JUNE 19 Running With Angels 5K Run/Walkâ€”8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. www.runningwithangels.com
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C A L E N DA R RUNNING EVENTS JUNE 19 Bear Lake 5k Walk/Run for Cancer—9:00 a.m. 435-9468413, info@bearlakechamber. com, www.bearlake.org, www.gardencityut.us JUNE 26 Sports-AM Arts Festival 5K—7:30 a.m. Register at active.com, 801-283-6281, email@example.com, www.sports-am.com JUNE 26 CUCIL 5K Run, Walk & Roll— 8:00 a.m. 2225 W. 620 North, Provo, UT. www.cucil.org JUNE 26 Logan Peak Trail Run—6:00 a.m. Hyrum Gibbons Mt. Logan Park, 1400 E. 350 South, Logan, UT. www.loganpeakrun.com JULY 3 Neola Half Marathon and 5K—6:00 p.m. Uintah Canyon, Neola, UT. neola_run@ yahoo.com, 435-353-4868 JULY 3 Freedom Run 5K & Children's Run—7:00 a.m. 250 North 100 East, Centerville, UT. www.centervilleut.net/ home.4thjuly.html
JULY 3 WE Run 4 Independence 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run—6:00 a.m. 10K, 6:15 a.m. 5K, 8:00 a.m. 1-mile fun run. Veteran's Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, UT. www.wemakeadifferencenow. org/We-Run/index.html JULY 3 Murray Fun Days 5K—8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The race takes place on State Street and into Murray Park. Cost is $15 pregistration and $30 day of the race. Register at Murray Parks and Recreation. 801-264-2614, www.mcreg.com JULY 3 The Sandy Classic 4th of July 10K and 5K Fun Run—7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration is available at the Sandy Parks and Recreation Office (440 E. 8680 South). www.sandy.utah.gov/parks
JULY 5 Freedom Run 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run—7:00 a.m. Kiwanis Park, 820 N. 1100 East, Provo, UT. www.freedomfestival.org/events/ freedom-run/#runredirect JULY 10 Farmington Festival Days 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon—6:00 a.m. Half Marathon, 6:45 a.m. 5K
and 10K. Farmington Elementary, 50 W. 200 South, Farmington, UT. Register at www.active.com
JULY 10 Hobbler Half Marathon & 5K—7:00 a.m. Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville, UT. www.run13.com JULY 10 Sports-AM Canyon to Canyon Half Marathon & 10K—7:00 a.m. Register at active.com, 801-283-6281, sports@sports-am. com, www.sports-am.com JULY 17 Bryce Canyon Half Marathon/5K Run/Walk— Marathon 6:00 a.m. at Ruby’s Inn, Hwy. 63, Bryce Canyon National Park. Ends at Cannonville. 5K Run/ Walk 6:30 a.m. in Cannonville, UT. 800-444-6689, www.bryce canyonhalfmarathon.com JULY 24 Deseret News Marathon /10K—This marathon is USATF sanctioned and certified, and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. www.deseretnews.com/run JULY 24 HandCart Days Half Marathon, 5K & 1K—6:00 a.m. South Davis Recreation Center, 550 N. 200 West, Bountiful, UT.
Register at active.com, www.southdavisrecreation.com JULY 24 Pioneer Day Classic 10K/5K—7:30 a.m. Timpview High School, 3570 N. 650 East, Provo, UT. www.run13.com JULY 24 Panguitch Run For Your Life 5K and 1-Mile Kids Race— 6:30 a.m. 95 E. Center Street, Panguitch, UT. 435-676-8855, 435-676-2212 JULY 31 Sports-AM Spring View Farms 5K—8:00 a.m. Register at active.com, 801-283-6281, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sports-am.com JULY 31 Speedgoats 50k—6:30 a.m. Snowbird Plaza Deck. Online registration is now available until July 26. www.karlmeltzer. com/speedgoat-50k SK ATING SPORTS CLINICS AND CLASSES SLC Area Inline Skate Fun Rolls—One Saturday each month, SkateNow will host a fun roll to explore the greater Salt Lake Area pathways. June/July/ Aug/Sept.
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801-944-5516, skatenow@att. net, www.theskatenowshop.com Short Track Ice Speedskating– Come out and try speedskating on the new ice sheet at the Park City Ice Arena. (State Hwy. 248 & Hwy. I-40). Near Quinn’s Junction, next to the National Ability Center. 600 Gillmor Way, Park City, UT. David Harris 435-658-4311, email@example.com, www.parkcityice.org
Series, targeting children ranging in age from 6-15 years, offers an interactive weekend experience for the entire family. www.ironkids.com JULY 17 Scofield Triathlon—7:30 a.m. Join the BBSC team to see what Scofield Triathlon has in store for you! Race #2 in the BBSC Trifecta Series. www.bbsctri.com JULY 31
EVENTS JULY TBA Summer Skate Tour–Coeur d’Alene, ID. 3-5 day skating adventure along 74 miles of Rail Trail Skating in Coeur d’ Alene. Cyclist are welcome to join skaters. Helmets are required for all skaters participating. SkateNow Skate School, LLC, 801-944-5516, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theskatenowshop.com EQUIPMENT/GEAR The SkateNow Shop, LLC– Utah’s complete Skates for Inline, Short Track, Long Track, Fitness & Recreation, Quad, Freestyle and Kid’s Inline Skates. Full service shop. 35 West Broadway (300 S.), Suite #101, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-944-5516, theskateshop@att. net, www.theskatenowshop.com
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Willard Bay Triathlon— email@example.com, www.willardbarytriathlon.com
5th Annual TriUtah Cache Valley Classic Triathlon™— 8:00 a.m. Hyrum Reservoir, Hyrum, UT (near Logan, UT), 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. www.triutah.com
JUNE 26 Adventure Xstream Adventure Race - Durango—Solo, 2-person and 4-person teams will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rappel and navigate for 12 or 24 hours. www.gravityplay.com JULY 10 9th Annual TriUtah Echo Triathlon™—7:00 a.m. Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT. 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. www.triutah.com JULY 10
Cache Valley Super Sprint Triathlon— firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cvsst.com
JULY 11 IronKids National Triathlon Series—Avon, CO. The mission of IronKids is to inspire and motivate youth through the sport to lead an active, positive and healthy life-style. The IronKids National Triathlon
The Layton Triathlon— email@example.com, www.laytontriathlon.com
UTAH SUMMER GAMES Schedule is subject to change. Get up-to-date information/ register for events www.utahsummergames.org JUNE 2-5 Cowboy Action Shooting—The Big Iron Cowboy Action Shooting Range at The Iron County Shooting Facility. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 5 Keelboat Regatta—Utah Lake State Park Marina. Host club: Utah Sailing Association, contact Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521 JUNE 8-9 Chess—SUU Starlight Room, 602 W. 100 South, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 9-12 Racquetball—Sorenson PE Building, SUU, 560 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 9-12 Soccer—29 Soccer Fields in Cedar City, Parowan and Enoch, UT. JUNE 10 Bowling Youth—10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cedar Bowling Center, 421 E. Hwy. 91, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 10-12 Swimming—SUU Natatorium. 560 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11 10K Run—7:00 p.m. Cedar Canyon, Main Street Park (200 N. Main), Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11 Opening Ceremonies—8:30 p.m. Eccles Coliseum, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Boxing—Cedar City High School. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Fencing—Canyon View, Main Gym. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 GYMNASTICS GIRLS—Centrum Arena, SUU, 109 S. 800 West, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Horsehoes—Cedar City Horseshoe Park, 625 N. 150 East, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Power Tumbling—SUU Sorenson PE Building Gymnasium, SUU, 560 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Trapshooting—Cedar City Trap Club, Kitty Hawk Way, 1150 W. 1200 North, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 11-12 Arm Wrestling—10:00 a.m. SUU Sorenson PE Building. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 12 5K Run/Walk—7:00 p.m. Cedar Canyon, Main Street Park (200 N. Main), Cedar City, UT.
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JUNE 12 Bass Fishing—5:30 a.m. Sand Hollow Marina, 4405 W. 3600 South, Hurricane, UT. JUNE 12 Bowling Adult—10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Cedar Bowling Center, 421 E. Hwy. 91, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 12 Equestrian-Reining and Working Cow Horse—9:00 a.m. Cross Hollows Event Center, 11 N. Cross Hollows Drive, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 12-13 Sailing-Catamaran, Dinghy, Windsurfer, Kite Board, SUP.— Deer Creek Reservoir-Sailboat Beach. Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521 JUNE 12-13 Sailing-Windsurfer & Kiteboard—Deer Creek Reservoir-Sailboat Beach. JUNE 13 Bowling Physically Challenged—10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Cedar Bowling Center, 421 E. Hwy. 91, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 14-16 Volleyball Youth—Cedar High School, SUU Sorenson PE Building, Canyon View High School, SUU Centrum Arena, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 17 Basketball Skills Youth—8:00 p.m. SUU Sorenson PE Building Gymnasium, 460 W. University Blvd. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 17-19 Basketball Youth—SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, UT.
JUNE 17-19 Tennis—SUU Tennis Courts. 925 W. 200 South, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 18-19 Soccer 3x3 - Adult—Bicentennial Soccer Fields. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 18-19 Softball-Slowpitch— Bicentennial Park, 600 W. 1045 North, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 18-19 Table Tennis—Cedar Middle School Gym, 2215 W. Royal Hunt Dr., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 18-19 Weightlifting—Cedar Middle School Commons Area, 2215 W. Royal Hunt Dr., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 18-19 Wendy Wood Memorial Rodeo—7:30 p.m. Cross Hollows Event Center, 11 N. Cross Hollows Drive, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 19 Moto Trails—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Three Peaks Recreation Area, West end of Midvalley Road. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 19 Rowing—Great Salt Lake Park - Marina. Salt Lake City, UT. JUNE 19 Triathlon—7:00 a.m. Sand Hollow Reservoir, Utah State Division of Parks and Recreation, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 19 Tae Kwon Do—Canyon View - Main Gym. Cedar City, UT.
JUNE 24-26 Shooting—Iron County Shooting Facility. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 24 Basketball Skills Adult—8:00 p.m. SUU Sorenson PE Building Gymnasium, 460 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT. JUNE 24-26 Baseball—Cedar Baseball Complex; Cedar High; Canyon View High; Bicentennial Softball Complex. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 24-26 Basketball Adult—SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, UT. JUNE 24-26 Cycling—Righhand Canyon, Lund Hwy., Cross Hollows Event Center. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 25 Equestrian-Dressage/ Combined Training— Cross Hollows Event Center, 11 N. Cross Hollows Drive. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 25-26 Track & Field—Eccles Coliseum, 99 S. 1100 West, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 25-26 Ultimate Frisbee—Cedar High Soccer Fields. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 25-26 Indoor Adult Volleyball—Cedar High School, Gateway Preparatory Academy, Canyon View Middle School, SUU Sorenson PE Building. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 26 Equestrian-All Breeds Amateur Show—Cross Hollows Event Center, 11 N. Cross Hollows Drive. Cedar City, UT. JUNE 26 Karate—8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Canyon View High School, Main Gym, 166 W. 1925 North, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 26 Power Lifting—8:00 a.m. SUU JD & Alice C Harris Center, 1078 W. 200 South, Cedar City, UT. JUNE 26-27 Archery—SUU Centrum Field (49 S. 800 West), Cedar City, UT. Practice day June 25th. AUGUST 20-21 Softball-fastpitch— Bicentennial Fields, SUU Fields, CVHS & CHS Fields. Cedar City, UT.
WATERSPORTS MAY 28-31 USA (Utah Sailing Association) Memorial Weekend—Bear Lake, Rendezvous Beach State Park. Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521, www.utahsailing.com JUNE 3 TMG 2010 Steep Creek Kayak Championship— www.tevamountaingames.com
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The Rab Momentum Jacket is made from fully waterproof, three-layer eVent ® fabric that provides maximum storm protection in a lightweight package. Waterproof taped seams, a rain drain and a helmet-compatible hood keep water off your skin and clothes in any weather. This jacket thrives in rainstorms, alpine conditions, adventure races, backpacking trips and wherever else outdoor sports and bad weather collide. Available for men and women. $284 us.rab.uk.com Hardshell meets softshell with the Helly Hansen Barrier Stretch 3L Jacket. It’s highly breathable and is ideal for high-intensity outdoor spring and summer sports. Lightweight construction and laser cut vent holes promote moisture movement to keep you dry during activity. Plus,
it’s waterproof and wind resistant to keep you comfortable while camping, backpacking, running, cycling and more. Men’s and women’s styles available. $250 hellyhansen.com Is it possible to look cute in a rainstorm? With the women’s Isis Raindrop Trench, yes it is. The long length offers more protection than a regular jacket, and it has great features like waterproof, breathable 2.5-layer fabric, fully-taped seams and a 2-way front zipper for ventilation. This trench has a stylish fit, adjustable partial elastic cuffs and roll-up sleeves that secure with snap tabs. Trench coats not your style? Try the Isis Misty Mountain Jacket for the same storm protection in a shorter shell design. Rain Drop $189, Misty Mountain $99 isisforwomen.com Looking for more jackets? Check out our Green Gear Guide on page 12 for eco-friendly picks or visit our website for extra reviews: sportsguidemag.com.
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Sunny weather and warming temperatures draw outdoor enthusiasts from their couches to nearby trails and bike routes. Unfortunately, spring and early summer recreation can all-too-often come to a quick end with an injury. “We see a large volume of patients during the spring with injuries that could have been prevented,” says Roger Petersen, Director of Physical Therapy at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) in Murray. “Following a few simple training guidelines—and starting slowly—can mean the difference between a summer of fun, or the long road of rehabilitation.” Sports scientists at TOSH suggest that injury rates can be reduced by 25% if athletes take appropriate preventive action. According to Jim Walker, Ph.D., Director of Sport Science at TOSH, two common mistakes lead to most springtime injuries: Starting too fast and not training properly. Many athletes like to start out in the spring at the same level they ended with in the fall. “This is a mistake,” says Dr. Walker, “If you haven’t kept a regular exercise program during the winter, it’s going to be a few months before you’re able to perform at the levels you’re used to.”
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And you shouldn’t use weekend recreation as training; train during the week so you can go all out on the weekend. Training plays a key role in determining your real injury risk. Fatigued muscles do a poor job of protecting their associated connective tissues, increasing the risk of damage to bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. If you feel tired, or have sore muscles, hitting it hard isn’t going to help you. “A sport-specific training program will strengthen muscles,” says Dr. Walker, “especially if the exercise involves movements similar to those associated with your sport.” Here are a few injury prevention tips from TOSH: • Allow plenty of time for warm ups and cool downs. • Match increases in training with increases in resting. • Increase carbohydrate consumption during heavy training. • Treat minor injuries carefully to prevent them from becoming big problems. • Never train hard if you’re stiff from the previous day. • Pay attention to hydration and nutrition. • Wear good-fitting, supportive shoes. • Introduce new activities gradually.
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