Wheels of Justice
Who we are.
Wheels of Justice is a cycling club dedicated to ending child abuse. Our members are spread along the Wasatch Front, throughout southern Utah, and even in a number of different states and countries. All our welcome—roadies, mountain bikers, triathletes, commuters, randonneurs, casual riders—you name it. We raise money to support two outstanding organizations making a difference in our community: Prevent Child Abuse Utah (“PCAU”) and Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center (the “Friends of the CJC”).
The mission of PCAU is to prevent child abuse through public awareness and educating children and adults about such things as appropriate relationships, bullying, and internet safety. PCAU’s pinwheel logo symbolizes the innocence of childhood and the bright, happy future every child deserves. The CJC is an award-winning program that helps children who have been abused. Watch this 30-second video to learn more.
The CJC’s expert staff help break the cycle of abuse and empower victims to become survivors. The program’s operations are administered by the Salt Lake County District Attorney, and, as a mandated private-public partnership, donations from the community are vital to support the program’s mission and purpose. The CJC’s yellow butterfly logo represents the delicate and beautiful nature of childhood, as well as the empowerment that comes from exercising your wings to fly.
What we do.
Whether it’s in our annual Ain’t No Mountain High Enough! team ride, in small groups spread throughout the state on weekends, or solo riders simply reppin’ our colors, we mostly just have fun riding in the beautiful outdoors and enjoying the comradery that comes from riding with a common purpose.
We raise money through the sale of team merchandise and through in-kind and cash donations from our many community partners. One of our partners, Utah-based DNA Cycling, has made its coveted BIO Fit jersey and Elite bib shorts (custom made in Italy) available to our members at a steeply discounted price to assist in our fundraising efforts. You can purchase a team kit by contacting us.
What you can do to help.
You can do a number of different things to help us make a difference:
- Join the club! Membership in Wheels of Justice is absolutely free.
- Rep’ our colors! DNA Cycling makes our team kits available to us below cost. All proceeds go to help the kids. Just wearing the kit helps make a difference by raising awareness of this important issue.
- Donate! We gladly accept cash or in-kind donations.
- Make Wheels of Justice your nonprofit of choice on eBay and Amazon for seller donations.
- Spread the word! Know another cyclist or a local business that likes to give back to the community? Let them know about us.
- Serve! Consider taking some time to give back to the community, preferably in an endeavor related to our mission. Are you an attorney or other professional? You could provide pro bono professional services to our beneficiary organizations or directly to the children and families we serve.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!
Come, tackle all five of Salt Lake City’s riding canyons with us!
Our major event each year is our Ain’t No Mountain High Enough! ride. The ride will start at the Black Bear Diner in Sandy, where the good people there will provide us with a free pancake breakfast. (Breakfast starts at 6:30; the ride starts at 7:30.) Then we will ascend all five of Salt Lake City’s rideable canyons: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Millcreek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, and then, City Creek Canyon! Yep. Riders can choose one, two, three, four, or all five canyons. This formidable ride—with more elevation gain than the most prominent peak in the continental United States, and even more than the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawai’i—is meant to show that people can overcome any challenge. It also shows our team’s commitment to protecting and helping children.
Those who finish all five will receive a killer finisher’s medal, courtesy of DNA Cycling (Drive Marketing). All riders, regardless of how many mountains you conquer, will receive a free Specialized 2nd Gen Big Mouth water bottle, courtesy of UtahBikingLaw.com. Thanks to our other generous local partners, there will also be some very cool giveaways, as well as prizes awarded to the KOM and QOM of each canyon. Rally your friends and come join us!
For more information or to join the ride, click here!
Community Partners: Alta Ski Area | The Bagel Project | Black Bear Diner Sandy | Bountiful Bicycles | Brighton Resort | Clyde Snow & Sessions | Deer Valley Resort | Diversified Insurance | DNA Cycling | The Dodo | Dominion Energy | Drive Marketing | First Endurance | Flynn Cyclery | Frankie and Jess on 97.1 ZHT | Gear.com | Goebel Anderson | Great Harvest Bread Co. | Gregory Mountain Products | Harmon’s Holladay Market | Hartle & Rees Accountants | Holladay United Church of Christ | Hoole & King | Howdy Homemade | Kirton McConkie | Log Haven | LoToJa | Magna Dental | Mint Cuts | The Park Café | Parker Orthodontics | Greg and Brittney Petersen | PLAN7 Endurance Coaching | Salt Cycles Bike Shop | Sharon’s Café | Snowbird Ski Resort | Solitude Mountain Resort |Sundance Mountain Resort | Supersonic Car Wash | Titan Mobile | TOU Ultimate Challenge | Tour of Utah | Traeger Grills | Ultradent Products | UtahBikingLaw.com | Village Dental | Wasatch Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM and 1280 AM)