When it comes to city riding, Utah has multiple communities and towns that are not only friendly to cyclists, they're certified. More importantly, the vast majority of Utah's population lives within minutes of world-class outdoor recreation opportunities.
Did you know that The League of American Bicyclists at BikeLeague.org recognizes five Bicycle Friendly Communities?
Maybe there are no surprises here:
And these are only the beginning.
Cities and towns around the state are undergoing efforts to improve cycling infrastructure to enhance their quality of life through safer roads. Washington County, in southwest Utah, for example, has three Road Respect Communities in St. George, Ivins and Springdale, which is the bicycle-friendly gateway to Zion National Park.
In support of a bicycle-friendly city and the effort to help keep our air clear, the Utah Life Elevated® brand is a station sponsor for the GREENBike bike share program. It's also a fun and healthy way for travelers to get around downtown Salt Lake. Utah's urban corridor, in fact, is continuously improving its infrastructure. Utah's capital city, Salt Lake, recently initiated a review of its bicycle master plan. Click here for more information on Salt Lake City's urban trails initiative and here to learn more about the efforts of the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Overall, Utah has great support from its government and business leaders, and Salt Lake City has a vocal advocate for bicycle friendliness in its Mayor, Ralph Becker (pictured center, below) who can often be seen commuting to work or riding to a meeting in his suit, tie and helmet.