Whether you’re a casual cyclist or a professional training for the upcoming Tour of Utah, you’re guaranteed a gorgeous ride when you bike in Utah’s Wasatch Front. But there is one aspect of summer cycling that’s not so pretty — the ozone air pollution.
Even though ozone is invisible to the naked eye, it is a serious threat to our health. Our cars, buildings, and industrial sources give off harmful emissions (such as nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons) which mix together to form ozone. Along the Wasatch Front, ozone pollution increases during summer months, and it’s getting worse, which you can read about here…and here…and here.