Biking on the Bonneville Salt Flats Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center recently traveled to Utah's western deserts in search of joyous motoring. He took a bicycle ride on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, where speed enthusiasts have been spining their wheels for almost 80 years.
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Biking on the Bonneville Salt Flats

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Biking on the Bonneville Salt Flats

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Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center recently traveled to Utah's western deserts in search of joyous motoring. Powered by a volleyball-sized engine designed to give a boost to bikes, he took a ride on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, where speed enthusiasts have been spinning their wheels for almost 80 years.