Road biking is stupid as the above picture proves, so mountain biking is the obvious summer choice for wheeled adventure. It has been snowing so much in April this year it is sometimes tough to remember that biking season is right around the corner. My roommate Eric has been out riding a few times between powder storms and always comes home smiling and covered in mud. While I have not switched gears yet into biking mode I am thinking that lots of people in SLC are ready to go that route.
One classic line that is melted out nice and early is the Bobsled. Located in the hills Northeast of downtown, right behind the U of U, Bobsled offers up some freeridish freeflowing mountain biking close to home. The huge banked walls and smooth dirt make for some super fast riding that will entertain anyone from a beginner to and expert. There are usually a number of jumps to practice your air steez on as well, including 2 car gaps and a large channel gap over a dry creek bed. I have heard through the grapevine that most of the jumps and features have been knocked down. I am sure it will be no time before some little dirt groms are up there building things back up again.
There are a couple of ways to access the Bobsled. It drops off the Shoreline trail and actually has two entrances. I prefer the Eastern entrance right by the wooden bench. You can shuttle to near the top or push up the streets to access the Shoreline trail from the West, or park behind the U (I go with the Jewish Community Center or the Outdoor Rec. Program Parking lots) and pedal up Dry Creek Canyon to approach the drop in from the East. This way gets you a good workout, but F*cking Sucks on a full downhill rig. Ether way you are going to have fun on the way down. Stay tuned to UnofficialSnowbird.com this summer for biking, climbing, rafting and other Summer activities in Utah.