The Salt Lake Scene

Visit Salt Lake Cycling Team Rides to Fight Cancer

The "Visit Salt Lake" cycling team, comprised primarily of Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau employees, recently completed it's annual trek to bike various rides during the Skinny Tire Festival in Moab, Utah, including a stunning ride through Arches National Park seen below.

Each team member rode over 200 miles during the four-day festival to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and its fight against cancer.

The fight against cancer hits very close to home for the SLCVB, having lost its President and CEO, Dianne Nelson Binger, to the disease four years ago this month.
"Dianne was an incredible person; her spirit, her elegance and her hard work created a lasting impact on our community," said Beck. "It also touches my life personally. My mother is a cancer survivor, now in her eighth year post-diagnosis, and I lost my father-in-law to liver cancer 10 years ago. Riding a couple hundred miles with a sore backside pales in comparison to the monumental battle against cancer."

Led by Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO Scott Beck, the team included Cliff Doner (VP of Operations), Bill Krause (Visitor Services Manager), Michael Mack (VP of Services), Chris Peterson (Convention Sales Dir.), Shawn Stinson (Dir. of Communications), Eric Thompson (Dir. of Marketing), Mark White (VP of Sales), as well as Dave Fields (Dir. of Marketing, Snowbird Resort), Bill Kerig (Editor of Wasatch Journal), Ryan Patano (Dir. of Culinary Operations), and Nathan Rafferty (President of Ski Utah).

Salt Lake CVB Cycling Team at Moab's Skinny Tire Festival

Not only was this a good cause to be a part of it was a good opportunity for these Salt Lake cyclists to get ready for cycling season which in Salt Lake City is just around the corner. Look for them as you're out and about Salt Lake and of course, share the road.