Remember the day you learned to ride a bike? You wobbled down the street or driveway with Mom or Dad running alongside yelling, "Pedal, pedal, pedal" And then, like magic, you found your balance and took off on your own. That exhilarating sense of freedom is one you never forget and can easily recapture every time you hop on a bike.
Perhaps that's why millions of Americans young and old enjoy billions of bike rides each year. Whether a youngster just learning to ride, a commuter on the way to work, a road racer crossing the finish line, or an airborne BMX rider, everyone who bicycles has one thing in common: They know a great thing when they feel it.
Because bicycling isn't just fun. It is also good for the environment-and for you. Each ride you take helps cut down on traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Studies how that pedal pushing on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease, while improving muscle tone and strength. And when it comes to lowering stress, bicycling is like therapy on wheels!
So what are you waiting for? Get set once again to feel the breeze in your face, the swooping thrill of coasting down a hill, or the sense of accomplishment when you make it to the top of a steep grade. Climb on. Grip the handlebars. And pedal, pedal, pedal! ... See MoreSee Less
IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATE: You may recall that Dixie Drive was recently re-surfaced but during the restriping a measurement error occurred and the shoulder-line stripe wandered and was placed too far into the shoulder leaving virtually no place to ride in many places. SUBA heard from many cyclists about this situation and the city was quick to agree that there was an issue and spent several weeks researching the best solution. The city contacted SUBA yesterday to let us know that a solution has been finalized. On June 11, the lower portion of Dixie Drive (where the problem occurred) will have a coating of HA5 (a smooth heavy duty coating) applied to the old stripe and the entire shoulder area. New striping will then be applied creating proper lane and shoulder widths. Thanks to everyone at the City of St. George, including Mayor Pike, Public Works Director Cameron Cutler and others in city leadership like Marc Mortensen. We have a great community, all working together to make cycling as safe as possible. That's one reason why the League of American Bicyclists just named St. George one of America's Bicycle Friendly Communities. ... See MoreSee Less
The Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah is holding a bike swap for Bike Month on May 26th and 27th! Donate, swap or buy a pre loved bike! ... See MoreSee Less
Did bike month put some wear and tear on your bike? Or do you have an old bike in the garage you would like to donate?
Have some old parts you would like to sell or donate, or do you need a bike or know somebody that needs a bike.
Join us this Friday and Saturday for our First Swap and Sale...You can bring your own components, all we ask is that you donate 10 percent of your sale to The Collective.
Check out the flyer for directions. See you there!
We have a great local cycling community and you saw it at its best at this morning's National Bike to Work Day breakfast pit stop. Thanks to everyone who cycled to breakfast or helped volunteer. You are all awesome! ... See MoreSee Less