The Advocates Injury Attorneys are thrilled to sponsor the 2023 Salt to Saint Relay bike ride. In fact, this year we won’t just be cheering participants on–we’re fielding a team ourselves!
Whether you’re a competitive cyclist or just looking for a fun way to get active with friends, you’ll find the Salt to Saint Relay has something for you. We encourage you to register and hit the road with us this September!
What Is the Salt to Saint?
As the name would suggest, the Salt to Saint Relay course starts in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ends in sunny St. George. Riders will cover over 400 miles along historic Highway 89 as they make their way to Southern Utah.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to pedal all that way by yourself. While solo racers are allowed to participate, there are also team options. You can gather your friends and family into a team of four or eight people to lighten the load.
You and your teammates will take turns riding the legs of the course–while one teammate rides, the rest of you will drive to the next handoff zone, enjoying the scenery and each other’s company.
Most legs of the race are between 12-20 miles. Depending on the size of your team, you may ride between 50-105 miles over the course of the entire race. When your team finishes the final leg in St. George, the whole crew can enjoy music, drinks, and food at the finish line.
When: September 22-23, 2023
Where: Race starts at 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue in Salt Lake City. Finish line is at Bloomington Park in St. George.
Find more information and register here: https://salttosaint.com/
Bicycle Safety Guidelines
Though the relay is sure to be an unforgettable experience, safety is always our top priority at The Advocates. Whether you’re taking part in the relay or just planning on putting a few miles on your bike this summer, be sure to follow these safety guidelines:
- Wear a helmet: It’s estimated that helmets decrease the risk of head and brain injury by 65-88%.
- Stay visible: Use lights, reflectors, and bright clothing to make yourself seen.
- Ride in groups: Cyclists who ride with others are less likely to be struck by a motor vehicle while riding (thanks to increased visibility).
- Follow the rules of the road: In general, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles while on public roadways. Follow all signs and signals to keep everyone safe.
- Never ride under the influence: About one-third of fatal bike crashes involve alcohol.
- Keep your phone put away: Just like with drivers of motor vehicles, texting while riding greatly increases the risk of a crash.
How an Advocate Can Help
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury attorney with The Advocates can help you recover. We will assist you in accessing medical care, getting your bike fixed, and building a solid injury case. Our team of skilled negotiators will fight the at-fault party’s insurance company to get you the settlement you deserve.
Contact us today for a free consultation. After your bike crash, you deserve to get back out there doing what you love. You deserve an Advocate.