SLCBAC News for May 2017

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By Ian Scharine

Another spring in the Beehive state has arrived and another May means Bike Months is here as well. This year’s weather has been wetter than past years, which makes it a pleasant surprise as well as a challenge for many bicycle riders. Hopefully the weather will once again cooperate and provide a dry, warm morning in May for the Mayor’s Bike to Work Day. Additionally, the month will be filled with activities to celebrate bicycling and get County residents out on the streets on two wheels so be sure to sign up for the MBAC list to be kept up to speed with the latest news.

What does cycling mean to you? Are you a commuter, recreational road rider, mountain biker or serious racer? Each of these categorizations deserves to have their opinions heard and SLCBAC is committed to seeking out and giving voice to all of them. Currently the committee is involved with assisting in a GIS project to provide mapping and routes/way finding throughout the county. At the prompting of Kevin Dwyer and the Salt Lake Valley Trails Society it is also exploring the possibility of supporting a funded and developed “soft” trails system for mountain bikes that might take advantage of the county’s open spaces before residential and commercial development have their say. If these issues are important to you, please consider attending one of our meetings and speak your mind. Great things don’t get accomplished without great citizens behind them.

After losing our room from last year, the committee had to move the February and March meetings to alternate rooms. We are happy to say that we have secured a room for the remainder of 2017. The room is on the 4th floor of the north building in N4-850, that’s all the way at the top so you might say that we’ve moved on up like the Jeffersons! Sadly we have bid farewell to yet another committee member and look to replace up to three board positions. Due to claims that applying for volunteer positions on the SLCo website has been difficult, SLCBAC will be adding a direct link to the application on its page at www.slco.org/bicycle. The page also contains meeting dates, board listings, meeting minutes and more. Drop on by and let us know what you think, and be sure to get out and ride safely!

Editor’s Note: To sign up for the MBAC email list, please email [email protected]

SLCBAC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in room N4-850.

SLCBAC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in room N4-850.

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