The Salt Lake Scene

Ralph and Peter celebrate Cycle Salt Lake Week

May 12-19 is National Bike to Work Week and Salt Lake is participating in full force with our version, Cycle Salt Lake. Today, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon headed up the joint city/county Bike to Work Day. They met up with a number of bike commuters at Liberty Park this morning and the whole lot of them rode a planned route to the Salt Lake County Government Center and then to the Salt Lake City and County Building downtown. The ride ended with a free breakfast and raffle for participants.

Ralph Becker rides his bike to work on a regular basis and is a strong proponent of bike lane additions and improvements in Salt Lake City. If approved by the City Council, he will also be hiring a Bike Commissioner to serve in his administration. County Mayor Peter Corroon has been a bike advocate for his entire tenure, and has worked with the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee, to make significant strides in promoting bike commuting and bike safety throughout the county.

Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker

Salt Lake City Mayor, Ralph Becker, with Bike to Work Day police escorts.

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon.

Salt Lake City bike commuters

Salt Lake City bike commuters.


Ali - one of the commuters, demonstrating a styley bike stand.

Other bike events this week:

Thursday, May 15 - Road Home Bike Tuning. Free bicycle tune-ups at The
Road Home
, 210 S. Rio Grand St. (455 W.) sponsored by the SLC Bike
. More info: 801-FAT-BIKE

Friday, May 18 - UTA Rideshare Bike Bonanza. Music, food, prize
drawings, free bike tune-ups, and activities for kids — at The Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street) from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pick up your registration packet for the Salt Lake Century Ride at the event
too. Cost: free. More info: Shaina M. Quinn (801) 287-2066

Saturday, May 19 - Cycle Salt Lake Century Ride. Salt Lake City to
Antelope Island and back, 35, 67 or 100 mile options. Meet at Utah
State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. 7:30 a.m. mass start time,
registration opens at 6:00 a.m. More info: Jon Smith (801) 596-8430, fax (801) 322-5056