Professor Rob's Bike Page
"So lighten up. At the end of the day, you're just an overgrown kid riding
a toy outside in your colored underwear"
Ben Delaney, Velo News, June 2, 2003.
Some info on the bike organizations that fill Rob's many milliseconds of
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety for All Ages by
Jonathan Rosenfeld. (Thanks to Marlene Warwick and her Scout troop,
especially Conner, for this pointer!)
Emigration Canyon construciton plans The signs say Emigration
Canyon is closed to cyclists but the discussions on still underway.
We hope that more sensible access will be permitted while the entire
road is resurfaced! Stay tuned or more information.
Emigraton Canyon Community Council notice
The Emigration Canyon Roadway Improvement Committee Report, a
useful document that many seem to have forgotten.
GCN is the best!
There is so much on offer here about racing and all things related to
Cycling is good for cognative performance and well being
according to this study. In case you needed yet another excuse to
get outside and ride a bike, even an ebike!
Bicycle Helmet Ratings from new testing at Virginia Tech
- Airnimal, a new (to me, but they state
2013) folding bike company from Cambridge in the UK.
Rob and Chris B, cycling at the U
Economic impact of cycling in Utah is enormous!,
and the health benefits equally impressive.
Luminescent bike path in Poland , an amazing new bike path
material that glows in the dark.
Helix Folding Bike , a brand new Canadian product about
to hit the market in 2016.
The Radavist celebrate the love of bicycles.
Darren Jeffries, Urban Cyclist and his strory of improving
cycling's image through photos.
LEDbyLite bike lights, a LED strip light system from an SLC
company. I have had one since 2016 and love it!
Why are drivers so angry at cyclists? by Joe Sullinan, Seattle.
A bike that generates power for all sorts of applications.
Bike pure an organization with a
mission to "protect the integrity of cycling and promote clean
cyclesport." It's time to support such organization, try to move on
from the revelations of these past weeks (October, 2012)
- Some amazing bicycle photos from around the world.
Peugeot DL122 (concept) bike with laptop compartment.
Downhill mountain bike race in Chile. Amazing video from a
head mounted camera.
Dutch Cycling Embasssy, an amazing summary video of Dutch progress in
bicycle infrastructure. And the announcement of a resource to share
the knowledge they have developed with the world.
The Ride, a journal about
cycling with a decidely literary look and feel.
Make your own bike lane! Clever idea for improving safety on the
BikeMap.net a very cool site with
collected bike route maps from all over the world!.
Rent a Bike Now, a network of bike rental services all across
North America (and soon the world).
Bike facility of the month site, a collection of well intended but
problematic bike facilities.
1992 University of Utah Bicycle Report a
summary of the situation and set of recommendations from 1992. Has much
changed since then?
A bike lift system in Trondheim, Norway. Also a local copy of
the short video about the lift.
- Real equity on the road A cyclist's
2019: on the Tourmalet, yes, the TOP of the Tourmalet. Does it
get better than this on a bike?
2019: in Florida again, always a treat in springtime.
2018: on the River Maas near Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2018: near Deer Valley, Utah.
- 2016: In Vancouver,
Canada near the base of Grouse Mountain..
- 2016: At the top of Sa
Calobra in Mallora, Spain..
- 2016: In Palma de Mallora,
Spain with my main squeeze..
- 2015: On the Postalm
Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut of Austria .
- 2015: On the bike trail
south of Sun Valley, Idaho.
- 2015: Col de la
Madone, a little further from Nice, France.
- 2015: The
Col d'Eze near Nice, France.
- 2014: Red Rocket in
downtown Hamburg at the super-cool Side Hotel
- 2014: The Red Rocket in
(you guess) at the HRS conference.
- 2013: The Redrocket in
- 2013: Both bikes in
- 2013: Annette at the Expo
site in Zaragosa, Spain.
- 2010: Castle near Coburg in
- 2010: The tandem on a Sun
- 2010: The new Red Rocket
(Pocket Rocket Pro) in the Distilleries area of Toronto
2009: Summer on the Grossglocker, the highest paved road in Austria.
2005: The new TwinAir and trailer parked with some other hot
2005: TwinAir on a ferry in the Gulf Islands.
2004 The Q, a project bike for which we were beta-testers.
(Converts to a single!)
- 2001: Schauinsland pass in
This report from 1992 summarizes the
state of cycling facilities on the University of Utah. It also contains a
list of recommendations for enhancements to the campus. This was very much
a team effort of the University of Utah Bicycle Advisory Committee, which
was in place at the time and for a few years after. I was fortunate
enough to be chair of the committee.
These are links to articles I have written for Cycling Utah (and thanks to
the folks at CU for making them available).
Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee
Bikes and Transit
Cycling and mass transit should be natural allies with shared goals--to
reduce the use of automobiles, especially those with only a single
occupant. Here are some links to information and sites describing good
solutions for some of the technical options to mix bikes and transit
Bicycle boarding guidlines for the UTA Trax light rail system.
Bicycle Facilties Design and Implementation
Bicycle Health and Safety Information
Bike Racing Links
Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Some descriptions of the BST from Greg Roth's Single track website:
Bike Advocacy and Organizations
Cities and town with Bike Programs
Bicycle Commuting Information and Guides
Bike Maintenance and Repair
Maintaining a bike is essential, but also fun and cheap when you can get a
few tools together and learn some basics. The Internet is also full of
great videos to provide information and show the steps.
Road.cc guide to disk brakes. If you are new to disks like I am
this, is a great guide to the typical problems.
- A Guide to Bike Maintenance and Upkeep from Murf Electric Bikes
(thanks to Caleb, Layla, and Linda Sanchez)
A very nice basic guide to bike maintenance, from, of all places,
the bike rental shop in Central Park! We all know that since June of
2018, Central Park is mostly
car free now and open to cycling all the time. Special thanks again to
my friends, Brooke and Samantha, who send me great links!
- Sheldon Brown's Bike
Website constructed by the late, great Sheldon Brown and
maintained in his memory. There is no more comprehesive technical
site on cycle gear.
- GCN's Essential Guide to Bike Maintenance , a book from the
GCN Tech Network on YouTube.
Bicycling Magazine 101 Maintenance tips.
The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Bike Maintenance Skills from
Information Sources and Resources
There are some great bike shops out there and here are just some of my
favorites, mostly local but some discovered during my travels.
- Contender Bikes , run by
Ryan and Alison Littlefield. This is my go-to shop for everything.
We are lucky to have a shop with such a versatile mix of cycling gear
velofix Salt Lake City a mobile bike shop that comes to you.
- Wasatch Mobile Bike
Repair another mobile bike repair service in Salt Lake City.
- Bike Friday , the source of
my travel bikes (See action photos from various
trip for more information.
- Electric Bike Review,
one of the good sites for information about E-bikes, the catagory
that is exploding on the market now. Hard to keep up there is so
much happening in this sector!
- Electric bikes, these are
a major new wave with plenty of potential. Of special note, the
Stromer ST-2, which a friend owns, and is available locally
at Contender BIkes .
- The Copenhagen
Wheel, a new wheel design that includes motor and battery.
- Blue Monkey Cycles
a store specializing in electric bikes in Salt Lake City.
Wirecutter review of folding bikes. This has a very commuter
centric or urban cyclist view, which is great. However, this is a
different market from the travel bike system that allows one to tour
or do more serious riding while away from home.
Tandem intercom, from
Precision Tandemsthe most important component on a tandem! I'd
rather leave home without my water bottles than forget this gizmo,
worth every penny! There is also a wireless
version of the intercom that simplifies the problem of being
- Helix Folding Bike , a
brand new Canadian product about to hit the market in 2016.
Cardo Sytesms Bluetooth Intercom is the more packaged solution,
using bluetooth wireless technologies. The reviews have been good,
both this online review and from a couple friends who have purchased
- A summary of folding bikes from a great series of articles at
Warren McLaren in Australia.
LEDbyLite bike lights, a new LED strap light system from an SLC
- A similar summary of small wheeled bikes but some of which don't
fold. Don't ask my why small wheels and not folding but they are all
fun loooking bikes. Source is also the same
Warren McLaren in Australia.
Bikes power computers in Laos
- Conference exercise bike just for grins....
- RidebySide an orthogonal
form of tandem. Go figure.
- Custom Bicycle Laptop bags
from Timbik2. Requires Flash enables browser, but very cool.
- My favorite laptop backpacks
from Spire. I have a Meta and a Zoom. Sadly, this company seems to
be in trouble and I cannot find a US web site for them. A few tweets
claiming they are still running but their fate looks precardious. A
real shame as they really make great bags!!!
- The Senior Scooter new
transportation option for those tired of hard bike saddles and those
embassing pee breaks by the side of the road.
- Bike routes in
Utah a terrific collection of good bike routes around Salt Lake
City and a few other spots in the state. Yarden Livnat gets the
credit for this one!!
- BikeMap.com a very cool site with
collected bike route maps from all over the world!.
- Rent a Bike Now, a
network of bike rental services all across North America (and soon
- These provided by Greg Steele (Greg.Steele@FranklinCovey.com),
Wasatch Front Canyon Climbs from Mike Hibler.
Off road rides also from Mike
Bike Touring and Travel