mountain biking

Mountain Biking Icon, Cyndi Schwandt Remembered

22 hours ago
Team Sugar-Cyndi Schwandt

Park City resident, Cynthia Schwandt was found on Monday evening on a mountain bike trail in the Prospector area of Park City. She was unresponsive and had no pulse. She was 68 years old, an avid cyclist and Nordic skier who has been a local mountain biking  icon and proponent for  Park City’s trails for decades.

Park City Nordic Alliance

Sixty-eight-year old Cynthia Schwandt was found unresponsive on a mountain bike trail in the Prospector/Solamere area of Park City at about 7:15 on Monday evening. She was a long-time resident of Park City and well known in the mountain biking and Nordic skiing community. She was wearing her Team Sugar jersey, a helmet and was found near her bike but had sustained a fatal injury.

Snow Bikes Not Welcome On Basin Trail

Dec 3, 2018

 The popular Rob’s Trial near the top of the Sun Peak neighborhood has a sign stating snow bike use will not be allowed this year. Snyderville Basin Recreation received complaints from hikers that the trail has become dangerous because bikes travel too fast on the downhill. The decision is being challenged by users in favor of allowing bike use in the winter months. Basin Recreation will hold a public input meeting Tuesday at 3:30 to talk about Basin Rec’s decision.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Empire Lodge Parking Lot Closes Next week

Jul 28, 2017
Empire Lodge Web site

Parking at the Empire Lodge parking lot closes down next week.  Kpcw’s Carolyn Murray has more. 

http://www.parkcity.org/departments/transit-bus/transit-notices

The Park City Transit Department several weeks ago put a new limit on the number of bikes that are allowed on the Empire Pass and  Silver Lake Village buses.   The city says it's partly for safety reasons, but the community says if you want people to ride buses, why are you now limiting them?   Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney are joined by local trail gurus, Charlie Sturgis of the Mountain Trails Foundation and Bob Radke of Snyderville Basin Recreation District, national trail guru Rich Cook, development director for IMBA, (International Mountain Biking Association) who hails from Boulder, Colorado on a special call-in show.  The Mountain Life invites the community to talk all things trails - from etiquette to sustainable trails to user groups and trail directions - plus listener questions.

The Park City High School Miners Mountain Biking will head to St. George on Oct. 25 to compete in the state championships. The team has already experienced great success, typically placing first at each of the races. But, they say, it's not all about winning - the team and social aspect along with volunteerism is of equal importance. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

USA Cycling

Following the recent National Mountain Bike Championships in Pennsylvania, competitors from Park City littered the podium and brought home a handful of national titles. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Nathanial Williams

Park City mountain bike racer Keegan Swenson finished in the top 15 in his first world cup race of the season.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.