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2016 Provo Bike Month

May is National Bike Month…and in Provo we celebrate in style. Take a look at what is happening during our celebration of Bike Month 2016 and join us for some incredible events.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way down and come back to this page for more details, pictures, and links.

Provo Bike Challenge
Sunday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 31

When days are long – ride for fun, to work, any time you can! Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Provo was eligible to participate in the Provo Bike Challenge. This event is an easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues, and the Provo community to ride more. Participants are asked to record their daily/weekly miles ridden and points will be awarded throughout the challenge. Participate for a chance to win weekly prizes and giveaways. Those who finished at the top of their category (Organization, Female & Male) will be awarded at the end of the challenge and honored during Provo City’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The top competitors will receive a Provo Bike Challenge 2016 trophy

Follow these steps to sign up and join the challenge.

Cyclofemme Ride
Saturday, May 7 | 2:00 pm
Historic County Courthouse

This is a women’s only ride to empower women in the world and on bikes. Come make new friends and enjoy a slow paced 5 mile ride around Provo. We encourage all ages and skill levels. The ride will end at Joaquin Park (400 E 400 N) where the Provo Bicycle Collective will provide snacks.

Monday Night Ride
Every Monday in May | 9:00 pm
Joaquin Park (400 E 400 N)

Meet new friends during this leisurely, low-pressure evening ride. For more information follow the Event Facebook Group.

Bike to Work Day
Tuesday, May 10 | 7:30-9:00 am
Breakfast Stations hosted by employers, large & small, across the city

If you have been looking for a good reason to park your car and take your bike to work – this is it. Provo businesses will host stations located throughout the city and hand out free breakfast, drinks, and other treats to people who arrive by bike from 7:00 – 9:30 am. Pick up some breakfast and coffee, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, connect with the Provo Bike Committee and other community volunteers. It’s part celebration, part encouragement, part public display of solidarity, and 100% fun and family friendly.

For more information visit the Event Facebook Page.

Friday the 13th Ghost Ride
Friday, May 13 | 9:30 pm
Joaquin Park (400 E 400 N)

Provo Cycling Ghost Tours will be holding a special, one-night-only tour on Friday the Thirteenth in honor of Provo Bike Month. Unlike previous tours, this one will be free of charge. Come for a leisurely night time ride and discover all of Provo City’s ghost stories, haunted houses and local folklore. Both the believer and the skeptic will enjoy this eerie tour, but we are pretty sure you will be believing once you’re done. For more information visit the Event Facebook Page.

*Don’t forget you can enjoy the spooky side of Provo year round by downloading the Provo Ghost Tours app!https://appsto.re/us/aTUG9.i

Uphill Cycling Series

Saturday, May 14 | Registration at 8:30 a.m., Ride starts at 9:00 a.m.

Utah Lake State Park

Utah County Bicycling is hosting a free timed bike ride on the Provo River Trail as part of the Uphill Cycling Series. The course starts at the trail head near Utah Lake State Park and goes all the way to the end at Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. There are various distance options to accommodate all cyclists no matter what skill or fitness level they have. Prizes for every participant and division winners!

See the Facebook group Uphill Cycling Series or the website for more details.

 

Worldwide Ride of Silence 
Wednesday, May 18 | Meet @ 6:30 pm, Ride starts @ 7:00 pm
Dixon Middle School (750 W 200 N)

Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence on May 18th to ride to the brand new Ghost Bike Memorial for Douglas Crow, who was struck and killed by an SUV on February 15th, 2013.

We will begin at Dixon Middle School and go for a short, slow, silent ride to the Ghost Bike Memorial located at the location of Crow’s accident at the railroad crossing at 700 West 600 South. We will then ride back to Dixon Middle School where we will have light refreshments.

More information on the Event Facebook Page.

Bikes & Trikes Festival
Saturday, May 28 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Park (800 E Center Street)

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and pedal on over to Memorial Park on May 28th from 10am-12pm. Bring your bikes, trikes and training wheels for some fun cycling festivities your whole family will enjoy!

Activities include:

  • A fun bike ride with the Mayor
  • Bike Safety booths
  • Chalk the block
  • Bounce houses
  • Madsen Bucket Bike Giveaway
  • And more!

More information on the Event Facebook Page.