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Outside Magazine article featuring Moab Cyclery Tour Center

SPOT ON – Moab’s Radical Conversion

Outside Magazine (March 2007)p. 46, Article by Megan Gambino

It’s not like we needed another reason to love Moab. But we’ve got one: Utah’s red-rock mecca for adventure sports is perusing one of the most ambitious green-energy policies of any town in the West. The movement is led by mayor and 35-year resident Dave Sakrison, 61, who was elected in 2000 and three years later had government offices supplying half their kilowatt-hours with emissions free wind power. He then successfully challenged 15% of residents and 40% of businesses to do the same – a move that coincided with Moab’s recognition as the EPA’s first Green Power Community – and in 2005 finished construction on a geothermally heated and cooled city hall. This April, the Moab Chevron station will install Southern Utah’s first bio-diesel tanks. Meanwhile, mountain bikers coming to town for the storied 12-mile Slickrock trail can turn to Moab Cyclery, which powers it’s shop with an 8 kilowatt solar-electric system and runs 5 support vehicles on used veggie oil. [Bike rentals with shuttle, $50; Moabcyclery.com].

Outdoor Network's article featuring Idaho

Idaho rated the #1 state for mountain biking by IMBA

Outdoor Network, December 3, 2001
The state famous for its potatoes may need a new slogan. For the second straight year, Idaho received the top grade in the International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Mountain Bike Access Report Card, solidifying its status as the best U.S. state for mountain biking. Serpentine trails, expansive public lands and a low population were sited by IMBA as key components in Idaho's mountain biking success. Idaho received the top grade in last year's IMBA Report Card, but that didn't make the local cyclists complacent. Riding opportunities improved this year around Boise, Idaho's largest city, as mountain bikers played a central role in creating new urban fringe trails.

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MercuryNews.com - A business cycle in Las Vegas that is all good.

A business cycle in Las Vegas that is all good.

MercuryNews.com, January 2006
By: Nicole Wong, Dean Takahashi and Matt Marshall

Jan. 2--Riding a bicycle down the Las Vegas strip certainly doesn't scream bling. But it's Roger Kay's secret to saving his soles from blistering and staying sane as 130,000 other people attending the convention dash between appointments and parties at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Sin City.

Kay, president of Massachusetts' Endpoint Technologies Associates, has used this speed-wheeling strategy for several years. It's helped him arrive on time for a dozen meetings a day scattered across a 1 1/2-mile radius.

"Nothing like passing 75 cars held up by one guy turning into the Convention Center parking lot, or leaving behind a cab line of several hundred plaintive souls to make you feel like the captain of your destiny," Kay wrote on the www.technologypundits.com blog.

For about $100, Escape Adventures delivers a bike to his hotel Wednesday night and picks it up Saturday morning. When the 52-year-old isn't biking down the gridlocked Las Vegas Boulevard -- or down the hotel hallway, as he's been known to do -- he may lock the bike to a structure in the Venetian's roundabout, tip a bellhop $5 to watch it, or stow it in his room.

He's considered riding a Segway, but that wouldn't be good at squeezing through the human gridlock. And it's just not fast enough for him.

Kay wears slacks while he rides -- carefully folding the pant legs around the crease when he straps on leg reflectors -- so there's no wasted time changing into business attire. And he can conduct business as easily on a bike as in a car -- talking on the cell phone using a noise-canceling Bluetooth headset.

"A caveat, however, is evening," Kay wrote on the blog. "Once the sun goes down, I retire the bike and switch to cabs. I may not gamble in Vegas, but I know what happens to the odds for a biker after the sun goes down."

National Geographic article featuring Las Vegas

Vegas Rocks

National Geographic Adventure, February, 2001, pp. 24, Story by Steve Casimiro

You think you know everything you need to know about Las Vegas, so when you’re flying above the Mojave Desert at night and the miles of blackness below you suddenly give way to a shocking amoeba of glowing luminosity, you’re not even close to surprised. It’s Vegas, man.But maybe you don’t know everything about Vegas,after all. Block out the city for a moment and focus on all those lightless miles of wilderness. From the stunning escarpment of Red Rock Canyon, 40 minutes west of town, to the Colorado River, the same distance east, Vegas’s real extravagance lies in its vast natural setting.

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