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Golden Spoke Rides and Event
Golden Spoke Logo.

Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with several local and regional leaders, officially recognized the completion of the Golden Spoke network at a community celebration event. The Golden Spoke network offers over 100 miles of safe, connected, paved trails from Ogden to Provo, becoming the longest continuous, multi-use urban trail network this side of the Mississippi, cementing Utah as a national leader in outdoor recreation and active transportation. Information regarding the celebration event follows.

Join us to celebrate over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails linking Ogden and Provo on Saturday, June 2.

The Wasatch Front Regional Council, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation; Utah Transit Authority; Bike Utah; Jordan River Commission; Mountainland Association of Governments; Utah Department of Health; Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation; and Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties, invites you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the completion of the Golden Spoke network. The Golden Spoke consists of over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails, including Ogden River Parkway, Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail (funded gap), Legacy Trail, Jordan River Trail, Murdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo.

This free event, presented by Intermountain Live Well and SelectHealth, includes two simultaneous group bike rides. One ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon and travels south (approximately 47 miles), while a second ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon and travels north (approximately 57 miles). The two group bike rides will converge in the center of the connected trails at the new Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City. Community members will have the opportunity to join at multiple points along the trails for a shorter ride, run, or walk. Additionally, there will be community events hosted along the way, as well as a final celebration at the Fisher Mansion in Salt Lake City, which will include guest speakers and family-friendly activities.

The group bike rides and event are free, but registration is requested. If you have any questions and/or are interested in planning a community event, please contact Scott Hess at 801-363-4250.

Date
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Times/Places
5:15 am: Group ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon
6:45 am: Group ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon
12:30 – 3:00 pm: Celebration event at the Fisher Mansion (1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City)
1:30 pm: Estimated arrival time of group rides at the Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City
2:00 pm: Event speakers

Itinerary from the North Heading South

LocationStreet AddressCityApproximate Time at LocationApproximate Distance to Next Location
Rainbow Gardens1851 Valley DriveOgden6:45 - 7:15 am (**send-off rally**)10 miles
West Park4500 South 2900 WestRoy8:15 - 8:20 am (**quick stop only**)5 miles
Steed Park300 North 1000 WestClearfield9:00 - 9:15 am13 miles
Farmington Rec Center300 South 650 WestFarmington10:30 - 10:45 am10 miles
Legacy Park1140 West 1100 NorthNorth Salt Lake11:45 am - 12:00 pm8 miles
Cottonwood Park1580 West 300 NorthSalt Lake City1:00 - 1:15 pm1 mile
Jordan River Bridge1205 West 200 SouthSalt Lake City1:15 - 1:30 pm-
Total Mileage---47 miles

Unless otherwise noted, each location has restrooms and water fountains available.

Itinerary from the South Heading North

LocationStreet AddressCityApproximate Time at LocationApproximate Distance to Next Location
Bridal Veil FallsProvo CanyonProvo5:15 - 5:30 am4.5 miles
Palisade Park1313 East 800 NorthOrem6:00 - 6:15 am8.5 miles
Canyon Road Trailhead2900 North Canyon RoadPleasant Grove7:15 - 7:45 am (**send-off rally**)10 miles
Murdock Canal Trail8970 West Bullriver RoadLehi8:45 - 9:00 am12 miles
Jordan River Rotary Park973 West 12600 SouthDraper10:15 - 10:30 am11 miles
Millrace Pond Park1150 West 5400 SouthTaylorsville11:45 am - 12:00 pm10 miles
SLC Police Department1040 West 700 SouthSalt Lake City1:00 - 1:15 pm1 mile
Jordan River Bridge1205 West 200 SouthSalt Lake City1:15 - 1:30 pm-
Total Mileage---57 miles

Unless otherwise noted, each location has restrooms and water fountains available.

If you are interested in planning a community event, please contact Scott Hess at 801-363-4250.

  • Clearfield City Parks and Recreation Rest Stop: Steed Park, 300 North 700 West, Clearfield; 9:00 – 9:15 am: water station.
  • Draper Parks and Recreation Ride: Jordan River Rotary Park, 973 West 12600 South, Draper; 10:00 am: group ride to the celebration event at Fisher Mansion.
  • Farmington City Parks and Recreation Rest Stop: Near Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington; 10:30 – 10:45 am: water and refreshments.
  • Millcreek Ride with Mayor Silvestrini: Grandeur Peak Trailhead, 2950 South Wasatch Boulevard, Salt Lake City; 11:00 am: mingling and refreshments; 11:30 am: ride begins and follows Parley’s Trail; approximately 12:30 pm: ride meets up with Golden Spoke ride on the Jordan River Trail. For additional information, contact Rita Lund.
  • City of North Salt Lake National Trails Day and Golden Spoke Rest Stop: Legacy Park, 1120 West 1100 North, North Salt Lake; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: refreshments, kids’ bike safety rodeo and bike helmet safety check, bike safety inspections, e-bike demos, trail information and maps, and ride the Golden Spoke with your elected officials.
  • Roy City/Riverdale City Rest Stop: West Park, 4500 South 2900 West, Roy; approximately 8:00 – 8:30 am: water and protein snacks provided by Roy City and music provided by the Riverdale City Band.
If you are interested in providing food or entertainment, please contact Katie Gerard at 801-363-4250.

Bicycle valet, provided by the Bicycle Collective, will be available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. Please note that the bicycle valet will close at 3:00 pm.

A limited number of complimentary transit passes, provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), will be available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis at the UTA table, located at the event.

Rainbow Gardens: Unfortunately no shuttle service to and only limited parking at Rainbow Gardens will be available during the day of the event. Parking alternatives near the mouth of Ogden Canyon include Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Lorin Farr Park, Timbermine Steakhouse, and the Ogden FrontRunner Station.

Bridal Veil Falls/Palisade Park: Shuttle service will be available to those arriving at the Orem Central Station at 4:05 pm (departing from the North Temple Station at 3:03 pm). The shuttle will stop by Palisade Park in Orem as well as Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.

Presenting Sponsors
Intermountain Healthcare Logo.
Select Health Logo.
Supporting Sponsors
Rocky Mountain Power logo.
In-Kind Sponsors
Bicycle Collective logo.
Bikers Edge logo.
The Bike Shoppe logo.
Bingham Cyclery logo.
Espokes logo.
Move Utah logo.
Utah Transit Authority logo.
Partners
Wasatch Front Regional Council logo.
Bike Utah logo.
Davis County logo.
Jordan River Commission logo.
Mountainland Association of Governments logo.
Salt Lake County logo.
Weber County logo.
Utah County logo.
Utah Department of Health logo.
Utah Department of Transportation logo.
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development logo.
Utah Transit Authority logo.
Map of the Golden Spoke network with hotspots and external links to various trail website pages.
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