If you’re interested in bike advocacy, you won’t want to miss this year’s Utah Bike Summit. During the 2-day conference, you’ll hear from Congressman Jim Oberstar and attend workshops from fellow bike advocates. Topics include:
- Bicycling Issues in Utah
- Working with Business
- Being an Effective Advocate
- Changing Policies
- Working with Governmental Agencies
When: Friday April 16, 2010 Noon – 5:00 pm
Saturday April 17, 2010 8:00am – 4:00 pm
Where: Salt Lake City Library (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City)
The Utah Bike Summit is free, but you need to sign up online before April 9th or before all seats are taken.
Image: Utah Bike Summit
In what has been deemed the first-annual “Rainbow Road Bike Ride,” a group of cyclists from around Provo will be biking to the Krishna Festival of Colors. Join in for a 13 mile ride (each way) and a fun-filled afternoon.
What: The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is a traditional Indian holiday including music, mayhem, and a lot of colored chalk.
Where: Meet at Rowley Press (39 W 200 N) and ride to the Krishna Temple in American Fork
When: Saturday, March 27th. leaving at 2:00 p.m.
Many participants are dressing colorfully or decorating their bikes in true Rainbow Road fashion. For more info, check out the Rainbow Road Bike Ride Facebook Group or the Utah Krishna website.
photo credit: ben.chaney
Enjoy the spring weather with a celebratory bike ride this April. Provo Critical Mass is back and more than 110 people have already RSVPed for the fun on Facebook.
What: Critical Mass is a group bike ride that takes place on the first Friday of the month in cities around the world. Riders of all ages and bikes of all kinds are welcomed. If you’ve never heard of it, check out this article for the basics.
When: April 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Meet in front of the Provo Courthouse (10 E. Center St.)
Be sure to join the Provo Critical Mass Facebook Group to meet like-minded cyclists and get updates about such events.
photo credit: TimothyJ
At long last, the Provo Bicycle Committee has been revived! They’ve been meeting since January and have been working on some exciting projects to make our city more bike friendly. Recently, the committee met with Mayor Curtis to discuss some of their ideas and suggestions. I’ll be posting more information on the committee as I receive it.