Our Accomplishments

Below is a list of the efforts, initiatives, programs, and projects in which Bike Utah has been involved since our founding.

2016

1. Launched our Youth Bicycle Education and Safety Training (BEST) Program. This free program will teach 3,000 kids across Utah how to safely and confidently get around by bicycle

2. Worked with UDOT to sign Utah’s first US Bicycle Route, which spans 539 miles across southern Utah. This is the first US Bicycle Route in the west that is signed.

3. Led Utah’s first Bike Park Tour to encourage more communities to begin building urban mountain biking facilities. Representatives from 9 communities across Utah participated.

4. Worked to pass SB 121, which helped to clarify ebikes as bicycles and exempted them from being motorized vehicles throughout the state of Utah.

5. Launched Wasatch Bike Plan Campaign with the goal of every Wasatch Front community having an active transportation plan that they are actively implementing.

6. Facilitated Mobile Active Transportation Tours for planners, engineers, and elected officials to experience bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The 2016 ride locations were Logan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Boulder/Fort Collins, Colorado.

7. Bike Utah produced the eighth annual Utah Bike Summit in Salt Lake City featuring Danish mobility expert, Mikael Colville-Andersen. More than 250 people attended the Summit.

2015

1. Raised over $125,000 to commission a study on the economic, environmental, and health benefits of bicycling and walking in Utah. Results will be available late in 2016.

2. Secured funding to launch a youth bicycle-training program. The program will train 3,000 children annually to safely and confidently get around by bicycle.

3. Worked with UDOT to ensure the distribution of $2 million in Safe Routes to School funding.

4. Collaborated with UDOT to designate Utah’s first US Bicycle Route (539 miles)

5. Created UDOT Region Two’s Bikes & Roadways Committee. This group reviews upcoming UDOT projects to ensure they are inclusive of bicycling.

6. Bike Utah produced the seventh annual Utah Bike Summit in Provo. More than 285 people attended the Summit.

7. We provided assistance to 6 Utah businesses in applying to become Bicycle Friendly Businesses. 

8. Facilitated Mobile Active Transportation Tours for planners, engineers, and elected officials to experience bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The 2015 ride locations were St. George, Provo, Moab, Park City, Draper, and Riverdale.

9.  The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #5 most bicycle friendly state

2014

1. HB 289 – Traffic-Control Signal Amendments
If a traffic-control signal is unresponsive to a bicycle, after 90 seconds and if the intersection is clear, a bicycle may pass through a red signal or red arrow.

2. Motorist, cyclist safety effort in Emigration Canyon

3. Sixth Annual Bike Summit
Bike Utah produced the sixth annual Utah Bike Summit in Salt Lake City. More than 250 people attended the Summit.

4. Support for Bicycle Friendly Businesses
Provided technical assistance 2 local businesses in applying to become Bicycle Friendly Businesses

5. Coordinated a bicycle ride looking at Salt Lake City’s bicycle infrastructure for planners, engineers, and elected officials from Utah, Davis, and Salt Lake Counties. Future rides are planned for other municipalities throughout Utah.

6. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #8 most bicycle friendly state

2013

1. SB 104 – Vulnerable User Act
Vulnerable Users of Highways Tightens up Utah’s three-foot law and will provide law enforcement with better tools to protect defined vulnerable road users; bicyclists, pedestrians, and emergency highway workers.

2. HB 299 – Bicycle Modifications
Provides that equipping the operator of a bicycle, rather than the bicycle with lights and reflective material meets requirements, also clarifies what electric bikes are considered bicycles and added that 3 & 4 wheeled bicycles are also considered bicycles under the traffic code.

3. HB 294 – Bicycles on Streets
Amends provisions relating to overtaking and passing bicycles and mopeds on the highway.

4. HB 297 – Bicycle and Moped Amendments
Amends provisions relating to overtaking and passing bicycles or mopeds on highways.

5. HB 324 – Passing on Right Amendments
Amends provisions relating to passing a vehicle on the right.

6. HB 316 – Traffic Amendments
Un-responsive signals, and clarification on ‘reasonable police powers to regulate bikes

7. Open Streets Events
Co-organized Utah’s first Open Streets Events with Salt Lake City and Taylorsville

8. Co-created the Statewide Active Transportation Coordinating Committee
with the Utah Department of Transportation
This committee aims to bring together those interested in advancing bicycle related efforts, which includes municipal governments, regional planning organizations, health departments, economic development agencies, law enforcement, and the education field, among others.

9. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #14 most bicycle friendly state

10. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 5 (2 Silver, 3 Bronze)

11. Bicycle Friendly Universities in Utah: 2 (2 Silver)

12. Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Utah: 8 (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze)

13. Fifth Annual Utah Bike Summit
Bike Utah produced the fifth annual Utah Bike Summit in Salt Lake City. More than 175 people attended the Summit

2012

1. Fourth Annual Utah Bike Summit
Bike Utah produced the fourth annual Utah Bike Summit in Ogden. More than 175 people attended the Summit.

2. Road Respect Campaign
Partnered with the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Department of Transportation for the second annual Road Respect Campaign.

3. Helped the Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance become an advocacy organization. Assisted in creating the Southern Utah Bike Summit in which nearly 90 people attended.

4. Minneapolis Trip
Bike Utah led a group of 15 Active Transportation Committee members to Minneapolis for a two-day site visit to learn from Bicycling Magazine’s most bike friendly city.

5. Informational Bicycle Tours
Bike Utah led tours for planners, engineers, and elected officials on the Murdock Canal Trail in Utah County, the Salt Lake City Cycle Track, and on trails and roads in Ogden, Logan, and St. George.

6. Bike Light Giveaway
Distributed more than 500 lights to cyclists in conjunction with Salt Lake City Transportation Division.

7. Assisted in forming Active Transportation/Complete Streets committees

8. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #13 most bicycle friendly state

9. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 3 (1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

10. Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Utah: 7 (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze)

2011

1. Road Respect Tour
Co-founded Road Respect Tour with the Utah Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety. This promotes mutual respect between motorists and cyclists through sharing the road.

2. Third Annual Bike Summit
Bike Utah produced the third annual Utah Bike Summit at Salt Lake Community College. More than 140 people attended the Summit

3. The sixth annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

4. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #31 most bicycle friendly state

5. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 2 (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

6. Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Utah: 4 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

2010

1. The SLC Bike Summit becomes the Utah Bike Summit

2. The sixth annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

3. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #21 most bicycle friendly state

4. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 2 (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

5. Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Utah: 3 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

2009

1. Share the Road License Plates (Get Yours Here!)
Created and raised funds for Utah’s Share the Road license plates: The funds raised through this program goes towards the promotion of safe bicycle operation, safe motor vehicle operation around bicycles, and healthy lifestyles.

2. Founded SLC Bike Summit
Bike Utah co-founded the SLC Bike Summit, a regional conference focused on bicycling-related issues in Salt Lake City.

3. The fifth annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

4. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #18 most bicycle friendly state

5. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 2 (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

6. Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Utah: 2 (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

2008

1. The fourth annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

2. The League of American Bicyclists ranks Utah the #11 most bicycle friendly state

3. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 2 (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

2007

1. The third annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

2. Bicycle Friendly Communities in Utah: 2 (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

2006

1. Bike Utah is designated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization

2. The second annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah

2005

1. Bike Utah was founded as the Utah Bicycle Coalition

2. Utah’s 3 Foot Law
Bike Utah was instrumental in the passing of Utah’s 3-Foot Law. This law prohibits a driver from operating a motor vehicle within three feet of a vulnerable user of a highway.

3. The first annual Josie Johnson Memorial Ride was organized by Bike Utah