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Riding in Salt Lake City(9 posts)

Riding in Salt Lake CityBikinCO
Nov 5, 2002 9:18 AM
I will be in SLC for Thanksgiving and I am planning on taking my bike. Our friends live on the 1100 block of East Charlton and was wondering if anyone knows a route that I could take from the house. If not, can anyone recommend a place to ride.
re: Riding in Salt Lake Citycomedy-tragedy
Nov 5, 2002 10:56 AM
What kind of ride are you looking for, steep of semi flat. From that neighborhood those are about the only choices you've got.
re: Riding in Salt Lake CityBikinCO
Nov 5, 2002 11:30 AM
Semi-flat, I will be all bloated on turkey and fixin's. 20 to 40 miles.
re: Riding in Salt Lake Citycomedy-tragedy
Nov 5, 2002 1:12 PM
Go East from the neighborhood to Wasatch Blvd, then So. on Wasatch for as far as you want to go. (If you're seriously bloated you might want to catch a ride up the hill. It's a little steep for the first couple of miles or so. After that it's just rollers.) If you go all the way out to the So. it'll be about 40 round trip, but Wasatch at the far So. end drops down off the bench. Around 8% down for about a mile. It's fun going down, but painful getting back up. I wouldn't want to do it on a Thanksgiving full stomach, but YMMV. The further So. you go the steeper the rollers get, but there's nothing really long or super steep unless you turn East at one of the canyons.

Wasatch Blvd also gives you a great view of our little valley, as long as we're not in a temperature inversion. (They don't usually get too bad until into Dec.)

If you have any other questions just e-mail me at
Anybody want to organize a ride ( nm )Andy
Nov 5, 2002 5:02 PM
Dammit, and I'm going to be at work. nmLeisure
Nov 5, 2002 6:13 PM
Call in temporarily dead ( nm )Andy
Nov 5, 2002 6:27 PM
re: Riding in Salt Lake Citypcmtngoat
Nov 5, 2002 8:50 PM
Another good option is Emigration Canyon. It is not as steep as the Cottonwoods and is a pretty easy ride until the last section. It is easily accessible from the east side, although I don't know where Charlton Streetis. The canyon starts just above the U of U campus. Emigration is a very popular bike route and drivers are used to seeing riders, although I wouldn't want to ride it if there is ice on the road.
Ride? Come on out and ski!Brooks
Nov 6, 2002 3:42 PM
The back of the Wasatch (involves driving) has a lot of less travelled roads. A favorite is Chalk Creek starting at the Coalville Courthouse. ~25 miles to end generally uphill but rolling with flat sections. Turnaround anywhere or go up to the Wyoming border. Probably doesn't get plowed frequently if snow comes through.