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Recycling Rubber, Invigorating lives: How tüb Gives Purpose to People with Disabilities

22 March 2015 Written by
Finding work for the disabled is often up to the staff at RHA Community Services of Utah, but in the case of tüb -- Amy Keele came to them. With an older mentally challenged family member who had previously worked in day programs, Keele was familiar with how important such programs can be. “I really wanted to try to find people who needed work -- not just anyone -- but people in our community,” she recalled. “I love supporting that program and giving them something to do.” The first step in creating the sleek city bag or the practical phone…

Sewing in Utah: Stitching for Pride and Freedom

09 January 2015 Written by
On the four days a week that inmates at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison sew jail uniforms and tüb bags, the prisoners get a taste of freedom. They've had to earn this job — cutting cloth and sewing rubber — so working alongside other men at the sewing shop is a privilege. And something of a shock. "Most guys who come into sewing say they never dreamed they'd be doing something like that," said Steve Gerber, a Corrections Officer at the Central Utah Correctional Facility. The independent employee continued: "Some are hardened criminals and they're sewing bags. At least…

Cycling Green (to elementary school and otherwise): An Interview with The Bike Shoppe

08 December 2014 Written by
By the time Matt Howard was 12 years old, he had built hundreds of BMX bikes at his dad's shop in Ogden, Utah. He had been there from the beginning. In 1976, when he was only 4, Howard and his twin brother helped paint red and blue race stripes on the walls before the store even had its first customer. One of five kids, everyone in his family pitched in at some point at The 10-Speed Bicycle and Sports Center, which became The Bike Shoppe a few years after opening. But as he grew up, Howard realized nobody but him…

Managing Stress: It's as easy as riding a bike

01 September 2014 Written by
There's so much advice out there about how to find happiness and reduce stress – and to be honest, a lot of it is really vague. That's why a recent study with some solid, practical advice really stood out: Researchers found that "cycling or walking to work makes people less stressed and more productive." The results of the 10 year study – which included a sample of 18,000 commuters that voluntarily tried different types of transport – demonstrated that people who rode a bike or used public transportation reported improved concentration, increased ability to handle problems, and that they felt…

Ten Tips for Riding Your Bike in Wet Weather

01 August 2014 Written by
In the fall, the cooler temperatures and changing fall leaves can make for some beautiful bike rides. But if you're an avid urban cyclist or bicycle commuter, it's possible you're dreading the change of seasons. Fall (and spring) usually offer variable weather conditions – some of them not so nice. Autumn landscape with road That's why today, we're offering tips to help you navigate rainy, windy weather. Here are the 10 must-know basics that will help you to ride around your neighborhood, commute to work, or even get out to do a little trail riding. Whether it's rainy, windy, or…

The Things We Carry: Traveling tips for trips to the farmers market

01 July 2014 Written by
Ah, the perfect summer weekend. Maybe you sleep in a little, and then hop on your bike for a ride out to the local farmers market for brunch, or to pick up something great to cook later in the day at a get together with friends. Do you know how to keep your produce fresh, and make it last long enough to eat it before it spoils? These days, so many of us are more excited about eating fresh, good quality, locally grown foods. The number of farmers markets has grown across the U.S. almost 76 percent over the last…

What Goes Around Comes Around: Recycling tips for cyclists, creative types, and savvy adventurers

01 June 2014 Written by
If there's one thing we're sure of, it's that the lifecycle of your bike inner tube doesn't have to end with a blown tire. The best gear is both functional and beautiful, and can outlive its original purpose – with just a little creativity and effort. In fact, we think it's a fine art to design intelligent solutions to everyday problems. We all know that recycling old items reduces the need for raw materials, and helps to keep more waste out of the landfill. What could be better? Maybe this: When you come up with DIY hacks at home to…