Salt Lake City is world-famous for its incredible skiing. But during the warmer months of the year, the incredible Wasatch Mountains turn into a five-star playground for cyclists. Whether you’re into long road bike tours, downhill mountain biking, cross-country singletrack riding, or commuting to work by bike, you’ll find a wealthy lifetime’s worth of riding here. And you needn’t look farther than the canyon roads and trails, and ski resort slopes.
Because of this incredibly large and diverse selection of biking terrain, Salt Lake City has an abundance of excellent bike shops. Some focus on road racing, others on commuting. Some specialize in high-end, specialty bikes, and others maintain a spread of prices and styles. Whether you’re a wide-eyed beginner or a hardened expert, you’ll find a shop that suits your needs.
All of Salt Lake City’s bike shops are open Monday-Saturday and are closed on Sundays. So if you want to get some riding done on Sunday, you’d best visit one of these shops earlier in the week.
If you’re just visiting in the area, don’t be shy about asking the staff at these shops for ride recommendations. Though valley temperatures in May can be quite warm, mountain canyons and trails can remain cool and muddy until July. Additionally, many shared-access trails (in Millcreek Canyon and City Creek Canyon) only allow for biking on certain days of the month. For an excellent summary of the road rides in the area, look online at Salt Lake Cycling’s website; for detailed descriptions of mountain bike rides in the area and across the state, check out Utah Mountain Biking.