Learn About the Proposed Mountain Bike Skills Park at Tomorrow’s Slate Canyon Open House

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Here’s a little something for all you mountain bikers out there: the city is proposing to create a mountain bike skills park as a part of the Slate Canyon Park development. Word through the grapevine is that the initial designs are looking like they’ll provide an extremely fun time to anyone interested in a bit of adventure.

You can learn more about this project and give your own feedback on an initial design by attending the Slate Canyon Open House tomorrow.

When: Tomorrow, Aug 1, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Provo Recreation Center (Classroom A)

See more info on the Mayor’s blog and check out a detailed version of the image above on the Provo City website.

See you there!

Moving By Bike in Provo

Last month Sam and I decided to move to our new apartment without the aid of motorized vehicles.  We recruited friends and wrangled together every cargo bike we could find and were able to move everything rather easily.  We should have found someone to take more pictures and film footage, but everyone was busy lifting and riding, so you’re stuck watching the few amateur videos I took.  I hope you enjoy it, and remember that everything is better on a bike!

-Spencer

Bike and Build Program Helps Restore Historic George Taylor Jr. Home

george taylor 2Did you notice the commotion at the historic George Taylor Jr. home in downtown Provo last week? It is getting some much-needed restoration help from the non-profit Bike and Build Program. Over 28 self-funded cyclists are riding for 11 weeks and helping improve neighborhoods along the way.

The Daily Herald reports:

“Their demolition work in Provo was different to the other 15 days of home building they take part in during the trip. Some, including Cindy Freimark, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, were quite surprised to be working on such a historic building.

‘Whoever moves in will be so lucky because it’s so beautiful,’ she said.”

A couple years ago, this historic building was slotted for demolition. But, thanks to volunteer groups like Bike and Build and Habitat for Humanity, it will be a highlight of downtown Provo in the coming weeks. Thanks for helping out with our community, Bike and Build cyclists!

To learn more about this program (and see if you might want to volunteer for an epic building ride next year), check out their facebook page and take a look at the video below: