It is not an idea embraced by all, but electric bicycles – AKA e-bikes – are now allowed “where traditional bicycles are allowed” at all national parks and monuments as of Tuesday, Oct. 1 – and that will be followed by allowing ATVs and UTVs at the same parks and monuments effective Nov. 1.
The National Park Service will temporarily close the Windows Road at Arches National Park on Oct. 1 for construction work.
Scores of people attended a pancake breakfast to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Slickrock Bike Trail at Sand Flats Recreation Area Saturday, Sept. 14. Later in the day, yet more attended the premiere of the documentary film “50 Years of Slickrock” at Star Hall. The film can be viewed at discovermoab.com
The Times-Independent republished this week an article originally printed in 2003 about Sand Flats Recreation Area. The article is available here.
Moab’s Red Devil mountain biking team has 33 riders, but it’s growing with new members from Moab’s middle and high schools. At the first race of the season held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Eagle Mountain near Lehi, the team was number one in points in Division Three. That is thanks to weeks of training and some dedicated coaches, according to Greg Child.
Become a member of the Canyonlands Natural History Association before July 8 and then take a hike. A moonlight hike, that is, at Arches National Park.
Mark Finley and Kevin Christensen of Finley Holiday Productions were recently in Moab making a film on the history of the Slickrock Bike Trail, which then-resident Dick Wilson created in 1969.
Grand County opened a new hiking/biking trail June 10, according to Madeline Logowitz, division manager of the county’s active trails and transportation department.
Burro Pass on the Whole Enchilada Trail in the La Sal Mountains is still under deep snow. According to the U.S. Forest Service, which posted this photo submitted to it by local hiker Gerrish Willis, the Burro Pass portion of the trail does not open to commercial shuttles until July 1 each year.
Bike collectives, or Bike Co-ops as they are often called, function as a place in the community where anyone can go to access education about bikes, find affordable parts, use loaner tools and stands, and to collaborate with others on projects regarding this earth-friendly mode of transportation.
The 2019 Kokopelli Relay kicked off early Friday morning, June 7, at the Grand County High School parking lot. The race ended at Unity Park on Saturday, June 8, in St. George.
On May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Moab City and Grand County with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With the recent announcement of 39 new and renewing BFCs, Moab joins a team of communities that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members, said a press release from the organization.