Bike Camping: You can do it!

It’s summer time! Just think of the biking activities that you can do. If you haven’t tried bike camping before, this is the year to do it. All you need is your loyal bicycle with a sturdy rear and/or front rack and some camping essentials.

Here is a video that will give you some tips for bike touring, but we used it to help us plan for our bike camping trip.:

 

As always, pack according to your needs and know that it is possible.

Just check out these savvy bike campers.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Englund

Photo courtesy of Jordan Englund

Photo courtesy of Jordan Englund

Photo courtesy of Jordan Englund

 

Ride safe. Enjoy the sun.

 

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Happy International Women’s Day

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Women are an ‘indicator species’ for a healthy cycling ecosystem in your community… If you see a majority of men riding on your streets, those streets are not truly bike-friendly. I work for more women on bikes because when I see lots of women on bikes, I know our streets work for everyone.” Read more about women, cycling and safety in this article from the California Bicycle Coalition.

Let us know how you think Provo can encourage women to ride their bikes more!

And check out the Provo Bicycle Collective, and the Provo Bicycle Committee facebook pages for lots of family friendly rides this spring!

Seattle to Portland

Every summer there is an epic ride from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. The ride is put on by the Cascade Bicycle Club and is 204 miles. Riders who dare to go on this journey finish within 1-2 days. There are food stops along the way and the infamous Big Hill. Through the wind and rain, it looks like the northwest loves any excuse to ride bikes with some friends.

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I hope some of you out there got a chance to soak up some of this amazing weather we have had today! It finally feels like winter has passed us and spring is on the way (hopefully!).

But as much I would like to hope that the good weather is around the corner, growing up here I know that there are going to be some spring rain showers coming through. Which means that there is one thing that is going to make or break a ride for me, fenders. Fenders are a simple way to keep dry, and while I initially resisted fenders when I first started riding due to the fact that I only really needed them on every odd day or so that it rained I eventually broke down and picked some up at a local bike shop.

Boy were those fenders a revelation! I came to really appreciate having those fenders as snow melted on my commute or a spring shower rolled through but still found them somewhat awkward for my tastes to have year round. Ultimately I wanted fenders when it was wet, and didnt want them when it was dry. I needed something that was easy to take on and off yet also be able to be stored away in my bag while at school. Which is why the fender that I have been using for the past 5 months or so has been a perfect solution.

enter the full windsor quick fix fender, a perfect solution for me that allowed me to quickly attach a fender for when I needed it and quickly take it off and stash it in my bag for when I didnt need it. whats extra nice about this fender that other types of foldable/packable fenders have is that it gives more than ample coverage for the nastiest of conditions. And while some of the winter salt has corroded the metal snaps and the plastic has scuffed up a little (more from being in my bag than for being actually used) it has been great to have and given me that extra peace of mind that I will be covered if the weather suddenly decides to not cooperate.

Ride Of Silence

Please join us today for a ride of silence in Provo Ut to remember Douglas Crow who was struck and killed by an S.U.V. on February 15th, 2013. The ride will start at 630pm. We are meeting at the corner of University Avenue and Center Street (the courthouse)

 

Facebook event please share:

http://www.facebook.com/events/462165300517672/

 

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It’s the Beez Kneez

The interwebs has once again provided tonight’s entertainment. Who knew that bees and bicycles would ever be associated together. Thanks to the Beez Kneez Delivery service, the people of Minnesota and St. Paul are able to enjoy the pleasures of local, raw, and sweet honey via bike delivery.

Although it might be awhile until the people of Provo have a need for bike delivered honey, other deliveries by bike would be pretty awesome. Just imagine you and your family are having a picnic in the park; then a strapping young fellow delivers a delicious meal, maybe from Station 22, on a classy Schwinn right in time for lunch. As I continue to dream of the warm sun for the upcoming summer, can’t a girl dream of bicycle delivered treats?

Ride safe.