Golden Spoke Ride: Uniting Communities Across the Wasatch Front on May 11, 2024

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 9, 2024) — Each year, the Golden Spoke Ride brings together hundreds of enthusiastic riders to commemorate the extensive 170+ mile network of interconnected multi-use trails that grace the picturesque landscape of the Wasatch Front. This eagerly anticipated event not only highlights the direct trail connections bridging Ogden and Provo but also showcases the recent completion of the Parley’s Trail bridge, linking the Jordan River Parkway and the Crosstowne Trail in West Valley City, ultimately leading to Decker Lake. There are multiple starting points for the ride – see the map and schedule for details.

On the Jordan River Parkway, featured in teh Golden Spoke Ride. Photo by Dave Iltis

Scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, this year’s ride promises an array of engaging experiences tailored to riders of all ages and abilities. With five distinct rides of varying lengths, including two family-friendly options, participants will embark on a journey through scenic vistas and vibrant communities. The rides, featuring staggered start times, are strategically designed to culminate at the prestigious Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center in South Salt Lake, where an enriching End-of-Ride Event awaits from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the Jordan River Nature Center, attendees will immerse themselves in a celebration of nature and community, complete with access to the newly expanded facilities, delectable offerings from food trucks, captivating musical performances, engaging vendors, informative community booths, and the opportunity to acquire a complimentary day pass for the UTA FrontRunner, TRAX, and bus system, facilitating convenient return transportation or enabling riders to continue their journey on two wheels.

In addition to the festivities, the Map of the Month features two Golden Spoke-inspired maps, serving as invaluable resources for participants. The event map, available in English, Spanish, or as an interactive digital format, provides essential guidance for navigating the May 11th Golden Spoke Ride. Complementing this, a printable coloring map of the regional trail system offers riders a delightful means to track their progress towards conquering the entire Golden Spoke trail network.

A Golden Spoke ride rest stop. Photo courtesy Jordan River Commission

For comprehensive event details, route maps, and complimentary registration, please visit GoldenSpoke.net or simply click on the provided image. Embrace the spirit of adventure and embark on a memorable journey along the Golden Spoke. Enjoy the ride!

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