Mark your calendars, Portland’s traveling group of bike advocates is making a stop in Provo for one amazing night! The Bikestravaganza event will feature an interactive multimedia discussion about bike culture, a traveling bicycle library including hard-to-find zines, books, and movies, and the chance to make new friends with some incredible people. After the event, we’ll head out on a celebratory bike ride to a mystery destination.
What: Bikestravaganza: Off the Chainring Tour (check out the tour website for more details)
Where: Provo City Library (550 North University Ave)
When: August 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Our visitors, cycling activist Elly Blue and Microcosm Publishing founder Joel Biel, define the event as “an interactive, multimedia traveling roadshow bike summit coming to your town…with bikes, movies, zines, books, debate, and problem solving. Our goal is to bring together the diversity of big citiesâ€™ bike scenes, whittle away at the loneliness of the small town bike activist, and to have a blast meeting, inspiring, and learning from people in the bike movement outside of Portland.” Sounds like just what Provo cyclists need!
The event is free and open to the public. We will happily accept donations to help offset the traveling costs of our fine cycling friends from Portland.
Take a look at the Facebook Event and don’t forget to tell your friends! This will definitely be a night you won’t want to miss!
Photo above: Bicycle traffic in Portland, Oregon pauses in one of the cityâ€™s green bike boxes. Photo credit: Elly Blue.