Monthly Archives: May 2011

The GLMR Metric Century

Location: Payson, Utah

Description: WHEN: July 30th, 2011


START TIME: 7:00am – 7:30am

WHERE: at the Park and Ride (900 N @ 143 W, Payson, UT 84651)

WHY: A great ride to prepare you for Lotoja! A benefit ride for Hope, Healing and Happiness. The GLMR is a 62.5 mile ride to raise an awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention. In 2008 an avid cyclist, Gary Ludlow, was taken by mental illness. We ride in honor of him and to enjoy the great sport that he loved. Proceeds raised go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Utah) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP Utah).

VOLUNTEER: We need all the help we can get! Volunteer, donate, or be a sponsor. See our contact information at or call Stan at 801.830.6655

Route: See: for route map.

Utah’s best 100K metric century starts in Payson at the Park and Ride (900 N @ 143 W, Payson, UT 84651) and goes south through Santaquin into Mona and stops at the Mona City Park (rest stop #1). From the rest stop, it heads west then north around Mona Reservoir, through Goshen Canyon and comes out into the city of Goshen. It precedes northeast through Genola and then north through West Mountain. From West Mountain, it turns east into Benjamin and stops at Benjamin Park (rest stop #2). From the rest stop, it heads north then east through Lakeshore and north west through Palmyra. From Palmyra, it loops back south through Lakeshore and Benjamin and ends at the starting point in Payson. 900 N @ 143 W, Payson, UT 84651

Start of the ride: 2011-07-30
End of the ride: 2011-07-30

More Details: here

Road Respect Hurricane Metric Century Bike Ride & Family Festival

Location: Hurricane, Utah

Description: “Road Respect, Hurricane” is the final day of an epic statewide, week-long education campaign for car & bicycle safety. “Road Respect, Rules to Live By for Cars and Bikes’ was created by the Utah Department of Transportation to educate bicyclists and motorists about how to ‘Share the Road’ and to foster a more open and courteous dialog. A group of 25 cyclists will begin this educational campaign in Logan and ride throughout the state teaching both drivers and cyclists the rules of the road so that everyone respects everyone’s space and everyone gets home safely. Their journey will culminate in Hurricane on June 18 with “Road Respect, Hurricane” a Metric Century and Family Festival.

The Metric Century starts at 7am at the Hurricane Community Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Washington County’s first officially designated bike route. The new route winds through Hurricane and around Sand Hollow Reservoir, returning back to Hurricane. The Metric Century riders will continue to Springdale for the ‘Road Respect, Springdale’ Festival where they will meet the original 25 Road Respect cyclists as they finish their statewide journey. All cyclists will continue back to Hurricane to celebrate the final leg of the Road Respect Campaign with the Family Festival

The Family Festival starts at 10am and is sponsored by Hurricane City. Activities include:
~ Free kid’s helmet giveaway courtesy of Cactus Huggers Cycling Club (first 100 kids who complete bike rodeo)
~ Kid’s bike rodeo with the Hurricane Police Department
~ Demonstrations and bike checks from Bicycles Unlimited and Red Rock Bicycles
~ Family Fun Bike Ride with Over the Edge Sports
Plus food, music & fun
The Family Festival is FREE and everyone, cyclists & motorists alike, are invited.

Date: June 18, 2011

6:00 to 7:00 am: Metric Century Check-in and day of event registration
7:00am: Ribbon Cutting & Metric Mass Start with police escort
10:00am to Noon: Family Festival

Place: Hurricane City Community Center & Fine Arts Building (formerly Hurricane Elementary School) 100 West 100 South, Hurricane, Utah

Directions: From I-15 take the Hurricane/Zion National Park Exit 16 to Highway 9. The Community Center is located in the middle of town on the south side of State Street (also Hwy 9). Access from 200 West or Main Street. Parking is available along neighborhood streets around the Community Center, please be considerate of homeowners and don’t block driveways.

Registration & Check In —Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated. You can register for only $15.00 up to Tuesday, June 14.
Late Registration & Check-in will be available Friday, June 17 at Over the Edge Sports from 4-6pm (75 E. 100 S. Hurricane) and at 6am on Saturday, June 18 prior to start.
After the 14th, registration is $35.00 so please register early.

Metric Century Registration includes:
~ Marked Course & map
~ Two fully stocked Rest Stops, one in Hurricane, one in Springdale
~ End of Ride Lunch from Durangos Mexican Grill
~ Event wristband & Road Respect vest
~ SAG support on course

Route: Come ride the first official designed bike route in Washington County. This first 22 mile loop is on quiet neighborhood streets and around Sand Hollow Reservoir, site of the St. George Ironman swim competition, returning back to the original start for the first rest stop. Leaving through Hurricane, the route will travel along State Rt. 9 through LaVerkin with a climb up to Virgin, through Rockville and into Springdale for the second rest stop at the Springdale Road Respect Festival. In Springdale you’ll meet the core group of 25 cyclists who have spent the past week riding the state to promote car & bike safety and respect. Metric riders will escort the Road Respect riders back to Hurricane for the Road Respect Festival and finale of the week-long Road Respect campaign. The entire route offers spectacular views of Sand Hollow and Zion National Park.

Start of the ride: 2011-06-18
End of the ride: 2011-06-18

More Details: here

2011 Tour de Peninsula (TdP) Family Recreational Bicycle Ride

Location: San Mateo, California

Description: WHAT: 2011 Tour de Peninsula (TdP) Family Recreational Bicycle Ride
WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 2011, rides start at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Start/finish at Eucalyptus Picnic Area, Coyote Point Park, San Mateo, California
WHY: Enjoy a day of cycling and outdoor fun with family and friends. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday—car-free biking on Canada Road.
INFO: , click TdP logo

This delightful day of cycling and outdoor fun with family and friends is based on the shores of San Francisco bay in scenic Coyote Point Park, and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Choose from a variety of routes to suit everyone from young children and first time riders to serious cyclists. Throughout the day, during and after the ride, family fun activities take place in the park, with a children’s playground, barbecuing, picnics, live music, and equally lively conversation. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday—car-free biking on Canada Road.

Route Options
Kids/Family Route: 1-3 miles on bike trail in Coyote Point Park begins at 12 noon
Short Route for beginner to intermediate cyclists: 20 miles begins at 8 am
Long Route for intermediate to experienced cyclists: 31 miles begins at 8 am
Metric Century for advanced cyclists: 63 miles (contains short-cut for 56-mile option) begins at 7 am

Registration Through June 30: Kids 11 and under are free. 12-16 years are $20. Adults 17 and over are $40.
Through August 3: Kids 11 and under are free. 12-16 years are $25. Adults 17 and over are $45. Day of Event: Kids 11 and under are free. 12-16 years are $25. Adults 17 and over are $50. Paid Registration for 12 and older includes T-shirt. ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Participants are encouraged to register online by July 29, by visiting Ride-day registration is available, beginning at 6:00 am.

General Enquiries, 650-321-1638

To Volunteer
Visit or volunteer tab on TdP pages at, or call 650-321-5812

Route: Route Maps for All Ride Distances

Start of the ride: 2011-08-07

More Details: here

Front Runner Century

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Description: Utah’s Newest Bicycle Century Ride. Looking for the perfect end to your bicycling season? Starting at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, you head north through the city until you reach the Legacy Parkway Trail. After reaching the first bicycle century ride rest stop at about 20 miles, you head west and travel through the back roads of Davis and Weber counties where the second bicycle ride rest stop at about 40 miles will get you fueled up and ready to finish off your bicycle century ride at the Ogden Intermodal Hub where a hot lunch and a seat on one of UTA’s FRONT RUNNER ® awaits.

For the 100 mile option you will be heading out onto Antelope Island.

Route: See:

Start of the ride: 2011-09-03
End of the ride: 2011-09-03

More Details: here