Salt Lake City is becoming a more bike-friendly city all the time, and much of its thanks to these bike heroes. Plus, the best places to pick up a bike, rides and more.


Mary Margaret Williams, president of Bonneville Cycling Club

Biker Super Hero: Mary Margaret Williams
Super Cyclist
She's president of nonprofit Bonneville Cycling Club (BCC) which supports Bike Utah’s work on Capitol Hill and sponsors more than 500 rides a year. Join ULCER, a 60- or 100-mile ride from Thanksgiving Point around Utah Lake on Aug. 4.
 bccutah.org

For Epic cyclists
Legacy Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Utah
A 10 day excursion from Cedar City to Moab, pedaling and hiking through 10 national and  state parks and past two national monuments. Aug. 30–Sept. 8, lagbrau.com

For Beer Drinkers
Tour de Brewtah
Get your workout and your drink while aiding charity in this ride with stops at SLC beer bars. This year, spots sold out in the first 36 hours. May 2013, tourdebrewtah.org

For Farmhands
Bicycle Barnstorming Tour
It's a three-day, four-night tour of old barns across Central Utah. The last one was organized by the Utah Heritage Foundation, and the next will be led by Brad Smith in collaboration with the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area. June 2013. mormonpioneerheritage.org

Best Commuter Bikes
Saturday Cycles
Specializing in handcrafted steel bikes for your casual ride. Rent one to ride the nearby Legacy Parkway Trail. 605 N. 300 West, SLC, 801-935-4605, saturdaycycles.com

Best Bike Mechanic
Shaun at Contender
Contender is the bike shop in town for the Captain Underpants Super Spandex Cycling Crowd. A visit to the shop can be a little daunting for the casual cyclist (those who still have leg hair), but bike mechanic Shaun Bridgon gives great advice and can keep your ride on the road—even if it’s not a $3,000 Carbon Fiber racer. 875 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-364-0344, contenderbicycles.com

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