By Ian Scharine
Can you believe it is already more than halfway through the summer? Mercifully June’s late heat wave led to a cooler, wetter July and Independence Day celebration. Things will be heating back up in August however with the Tour de Utah which is rising among the recognized bicycle races in world popularity and participation. The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee will be in attendance at the two stages in Salt Lake County at one of the booths. Stop by if you have questions, comments or would just like to say hello. You might just end up with some cool swag!
As volunteer committees go, change is inevitable and the committee is sad to bid farewell to Steven Malone, Josh Staley and Bud Tymczyszyn who stepped down after faithful service on the committee. This of course means that we are looking for new members to add and would like to focus on communities within the county located in the south and west quadrants. If you would like to apply to serve on the committee or recommend the application to someone you know, please go to this link and follow the application instructions: slco.org/mayor/boards/.
As usual, meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the City Government Complex in the north building, room N2-800. The public comment session is a great way to contribute opinions, concerns or ask questions and it takes place just after the meeting convenes at 5:30 pm. We would love to hear your voice and expand our ongoing discussion of how we can make Salt Lake County and the state of Utah a premiere destination for bicycles. Come out, get involved! For more information, visit bicycle.slco.org