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Reporting from the Road Respect Tour

This afternoon, cyclists came from all over Provo to meet up with the Utah Road Respect Tour – sponsored by the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Transportation, Mad Dog Cycles, and Bike Utah.

We agreed to ride (and drive) with regard to other road users, and heard about road safety from Mayor Curtis, Bike Committee Chairman Zac Whitmore, and UDOT representatives.

Cyclists also enjoyed ice-cream, free bike tune-ups from the Bike Committee, and new friends.

Thanks to UDOT, MadDog Cycles, and Bike Utah for getting the word out about safety on the road. And, thanks to everyone that came out to support the message. Remember to ride safely out there and keep an eye out for cyclists when you’re on the other side of the wheel.

4 replies on “Reporting from the Road Respect Tour”

Just a small correction. This event and campaign is sponsored by the Utah Departments of Public Safety and Transportation, not UTA. Also, Bike Utah and Mad Dog Cycles are Sponsors. Thanks for reporting and supporting!

Brad thanks for the heads up we got the post corrected. Also, thanks for the great work you guys are doing. Have a safe ride across Utah.

Sorry about that Brad – I meant to go back and put in the right acronyms…

It was a fun stop in Provo! If you’re up for it, we’d love to have you report back after the ride is over!

[…] The Road Respect Tour is up and riding for the second year in a row. “What is the Road Respect Tour,” you ask? The Tour is a joint effort between UDOT, Zero Fatalities, BikeUtah, a ton of sponsors, and drivers/riders around the state. The purpose of the Tour is to educate all road users on how to safety interact with each other. On their website they have a Ride With Respect/Drive With Respect section that outlines each road users rights, and obligations. For the last year they have been running ads, and billboards all over the state, and now they are out on their bikes spreading the good word in communities as far south as St. George, and as far north as Logan. Last year the Tour started up north and worked its way down. They even stopped in Provo, and were greeted by the Mayor as well as a bunch of riders who came out to show support (check our coverage here). […]

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