Bingham Cyclery. With four locations around metro Salt Lake, including one downtown Salt Lake City across from Pioneer Park, this friendly shop sells and rents bikes or will tune up the one you already have. Other branches are in Ogden, Sunset, and Sandy. 336 Broadway, Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. 888/611–2453;

City Creek Canyon. A favorite of bikers as well as walkers and joggers, City Creek Canyon and its lush 5.6-mile trail—just east of the capitol—rewards visitors with dramatic views of the city and mountains. Part of the hike is along a pristine alpine stream. Cyclists can ride the trail on odd-number days from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and every day between Labor Day and Memorial Day, when the road is closed to vehicles. N. Canyon Rd. at Bonneville Rd., Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103. 801/972–7800;

Contender Bicycles. In trendy 9th and 9th, the store that vows to "make every bike a dream bike" is a must-visit for cyclists, offering a full slate of sales and services, including rentals. You might catch Tour de France veterans Levi Leipheimer or Dave Zabriskie stopping by to chat or ride with this shop's competitive team. 989 E. 900 S, Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105. 801/364–0344; Closed Sun..