What’s your color, red or blue? Show your pride for the University of Utah or Brigham Young University at the 2nd Annual Bikes for Kids Utah Red vs. Blue Hill Climb on Saturday, August 29 at 9 a.m. This event gathers the cycling clubs, alumni and fans of the U of U and BYU to raise money and awareness for Bikes for Kids Utah. Cyclists of all ages, abilities and genders can choose sides and race in an individual time trial up the famed Traverse Ridge (on South Mountain). Racers’ individual times will be combined to see which “team” has the fastest riders. The 3-mile course begins at the LDS Chapel at 272 E. Traverse Point Dr. in Draper. The O.C. Tanner Cup, a $1,000 cash prize, will be awarded to the club with the fastest average speed of official club members from the Y and U of U cycling clubs to help in their future racing efforts. Prizes for individuals will be awarded as well, and an awards ceremony and exhibitors’ booths will be at the finish line area. Entry fee is a tax-deductible $25.
Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.