If We All Rode Bikes

I just stumbled across this video and it put a smile on my face and an itch in my leg to go for a ride. I hope it does the same for you. Just remember they are talking about riding bikes not just road bikes. This particular video is highlighting a race team but, the message still stands. The world would be a little nicer if we all road our bikes.

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Bicycle Yard Sale

(An actual bike that will be for sale on Saturday.)

Do you like a good deal? Do you like yard sales? Do you like awesome old bicycles? If so we have a great place to spend some time this Saturday morning (4/23). There is going to be a moving sale which will be featuring cool old bicycles. The yard sale will be on the corner of 800N and 500W from 7am-Noon. There will be full bikes as well as tons of bicycle parts/frames. If you have been looking for a bike to get you around this summer this is a great place to get rolling. A big thanks to Thayne on the heads-up.

Volunteer for Utah Bicycle Summit Get Free Admission

(If you have not done so yet check out Jamie’s awesome post on the upcoming 2011 Utah Bicycle Summit). We here at BikeProvo just recently got an email from Travis Jensen who is on the board of BikeUtah and, happens to be one of the original bicycle advocates right here in Provo. Here’s what the email has to say;

Do you know anybody down there that might be willing to volunteer to help out with the bike summit on April 29th? We’re in pretty desperate need of some volunteers. Anybody who volunteers gets free admission to the event. We’re hoping that we can juggle volunteers so they only have to work half of the day, then can attend the sessions during the other half.

Sounds like a good deal to me. Give a little time and be front and center for the biggest event that has to do with bicycle advocacy in Utah, for free. If you are interested send Travis an email at tjensen@bikeutah.org. And always if you want to go to the summit but do not want to volunteer you can go here and sign up.

2011 Utah Rivalry Ride

Show some BYU pride this spring by joining Mayor John Curtis on the 2011 Utah Rivalry Ride. Here are the details from the official Facebook event:

“The Utes won last year’s rivalry game, so Provo Mayor John Curtis (because BYU lost) and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (because he’s nice) will bike approximately 50 miles from Provo to Salt Lake City, starting at the Provo City Center, 351 W. Center St., in Provo. There will be an opening ceremony at 10 a.m., with the bike ride starting at 10:30 a.m. It will end when all participants arrive at the Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 S. State St., in Salt Lake City.

The public is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies and/or the ride at no cost. Participating Cougar fans should wear jerseys, shirts, or other articles of clothing in the color blue to show support for BYU. For more information, including a map of the ride, visit www.utahrivalryride.com. Continue reading

Free Bicycling Transportation Class This Wednesday

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If you’re just getting started riding or you need some tips on safely cycling  as a form of transportation, don’t miss the free class this Wednesday.

Here are the details from the Bicycling as Transportation Class Facebook Event:

In this class, we’ll discuss the in’s and out’s of using a bicycle for transportation. If you have questions, bring em! This is a class for those new to bicycle transportation, those who have been doing it for a while but have questions, or for those who just want to hear a different perspective. The class will be taught by our Orem store manager, Brad Woods. Brad is a League of American Bicyclists LCI, or League Cycling Instructor, and has been bicycle commuting for nearly 10 years. This promises to be a very informative evening. We look forward to seeing you all here at Mad Dog Cycles. Please RSVP here! (the event Facebook page)

The class will be held at the Orem Mad Dog Cycles (360 East 800 South, Orem) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Dylan Passmore

Provo Monday Night Family Ride Tomorrow

Come one, come all to the Mad Dog Cycles Monday Night Family Ride. Tomorrow’s ride is the third of the season and should be a blast for everyone.

Meet April 18th in front of Provo’s Mad Dog Cycles (450n 900e) at 6:00 p.m.

Here are the details from the ride’s Facebook event:

“Grab your bicycle, your closest family (friends count you do not need kids or a marriage license), and get ready for a fun ride. We will be riding from the Provo shop to a nearby park where we will meet up with the ride that will be coming from Orem. These rides have a nice slow pace so the little ones can keep up and everyone can have a great time. See all you Provoites there.

(Little ones should be able to ride up to 5 miles or, be attached by trailer/seat and EVERYONE MUST HAVE HELMETS)”

See you there!

Salt Lake Gets New, Warm-Weather Bike Corrals

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Yesterday, Salt Lake starting put up new bike corrals in front of some of the city’s most popular gathering places.

Business owners are eager to have the removable corrals in front of their shops and restaurants. Interested businesses can apply through the city and receive a corral that allows 10 cyclists to park in the place of one car.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the new corrals have been so good for business that even Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott wasn’t able to find an open bike stall outside of Squatters yesterday:

“Once he found a separate spot to lock up in a park strip, Garrott said the beauty of the program is giving cyclists a secure and simple option.

“It seems to be a good trade for business,” he added. “You bring in more people. Ten people on bikes instead of one car — it makes a lot of sense.”

While Provo doesn’t have a bike corral option yet, the Provo Bicycle Committee has been working on a proposal to bring artistic bike racks to favorite local businesses in the downtown area.

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Bike Committee Meeting Tomorrow!

This Thursday is the perfect day for a bike committee meeting. Come and help us plan some great events and make Provo an even better place to ride a bike!

During this meeting we’ll be discussing: Bike to Work Week, committee funding options, bicycle outreach and more.

Have friends, neighbors, or co-workers that are interested in the committee? Bring them along! Everyone is invited.

When: Thursday, April 14 – 5 pm

Where: Provo City Center (351 W. Center St.)

Monday Night Family Ride TONIGHT!

Last week’s Monday Night Family ride was a lot of fun, and tonight you have another chance to take advantage of the nice weather with a casual, friendly ride.

Meet tonight in front of Provo’s Mad Dog Cycles (450n 900e) at 6:00 p.m.

Here’s what Zac says about the Mad Dog Cycle’s Monday Night rides on the Facebook event page:

“Grab your bicycle, your closest family (friends count you do not need kids or a marriage license), and get ready for a fun ride. We will be riding from the Provo shop to a nearby park where we will meet up with the ride that will be coming from Orem. These rides have a nice slow pace so the little ones can keep up and everyone can have a great time. See all you Provoites there.

(Little ones should be able to ride up to 5 miles or, be attached by trailer/seat and EVERYONE MUST HAVE HELMETS)”

It’s a beautiful day and this ride is the perfect way to start your cycling season! See you tonight!