Moab, UT, May 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As part of a statewide effort to raise awareness regarding car/bike safety and promote bicycling in Utah, “The 2014 Road Respect Tour” will visit Moab on May 31, 2014.
The Road Respect Tour is the centerpiece of a multi-agency program that addresses bicycle safety issues on the road by promoting adherence to the law and respect between bicyclists and drivers.
Once a year the 30 bicyclists representing the Utah Department of Public Safety, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol and Bike Utah travel to cities and towns across the state acting as a moving billboard and holding community rides and events. Road Respect activities in Moab include Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Week, Bike Parades, Freedom Riders classes and an annual Bike Rodeo.
The Road Respect visit will mark Moab’s official induction into the Road Respect Community Program. “Road Respect Community” was created as an off-shoot of the Road Respect campaign to encourage Utah municipalities to coordinate their bicycle planning efforts with an emphasis on road safety by identifying and integrating elements that build a strong bicycle initiative. The program improves communication and awareness regarding bicycle needs and issues, and encourages collaboration statewide.
Road Respect is a part of the Zero Fatalities program, and was developed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) in response to concerns from bicyclists and drivers about safety and the behaviors of each group on the road.
The Road Respect Rally Event is to be held at the Lions Park Transit Hub intersection of Highway 191 & 128. Agenda includes:
6:00 am – Riders gather to ride to Dead Horse Point
6:30 am – Road Ride – Riders leave for Dead Horse Point Ride – 73 miles
7:30 am – Riders gather to ride Potash Road
8:00 am – Road Ride – Riders leave for Potash Road Ride – 37miles
To learn more about the Road Respect program, or to find out how you can register for a Road Respect Ride in Moab, visit the Road Respect website at www.RoadRespect.utah.gov or contact Ruth Dillon at (435) 259-1347.