A gay Salt Lake City bike tour? Why? Two words: Mormon Missionaries. The Mormon Church sends young men from Salt Lake City all over the world to preach from their bikes. Ever had a set of them on your front porch? Cute right? But where do these strapping young boys come from?
In 2012, the Advocate Magazine rated Salt Lake City the gayest city in America. HE Travel is sending a group of gay folks to Utah to see why.
We’ll ride two by two up the mountains, over the hills and through the bushes that surround this desert Oasis in Northern Utah. We’ll tour Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church, and see firsthand what those adorable Mormon boys were trying to tell us. Then we’ll wash it all down with a cocktail at a local gay bar (yes, Utah has both gay bars and liquor).
Opposition to the strict Mormon lifestyle has given rise to one of the most fascinating counter-culture communities in America. Salt Lake City has a vibrant gay community, a wild nightlife, and a slew of local breweries producing delicious, and uniquely named, beer (Polygamy Porter-Why Have Just One?).
Each day of riding will feature a different viewpoint of the Salt Lake Valley. We’ll ride up canyons with houses, other canyons with undeveloped watersheds, and along the Jordan River; a riparian zone that bisects the Salt Lake Valley draining Utah Lake into the Great Salt Lake.
On our last day, we’ll head up to Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival. We’ll ride the Alpine Slide, tour the historic city center, and soak our troubles away in “The Crater”- a secluded hot spring.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: $1500
Group transportation for all destinations within Salt Lake City and Park City;
accommodations 7 nights in one of Salt Lake’s premier hotels;
breakfast each day, 5 special dinners and 3 lunches;
entrance fees for activities listed in the itinerary,
bicycle rental for 3 days of biking,
accompanied by knowledgeable HE Travel tour director.
HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Transportation to and from starting and ending points;
2 dinners and 3 lunches;
personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls;
gratuities for guides and HE Travel tour director.
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