A New Vision for 300 West and How You Can Help

We have a vision for a new 300 West: a low-stress bicycle boulevard that connects people on bike and foot with UTA’s Provo Central station, Amtrak, Franklin neighborhood, Provo City Hall, downtown, Timp neighborhood, Provo Rec Center, IHC’s Utah Valley Hospital, Provo River Trail, and so much more.

To bring it about, we will be making temporary changes to the street to show Provo City and its residents how safe and friendly this street can be. This is called tactical urbanism.

But we can’t do any of this without your help. Here’s what you can do:


1. Design the artwork to be painted on the street. Winners are eligible for lots of prizes from local bike shops. Learn more about needed art and submit your ideas here: http://www.bikeprovo.org/open-call-for-urban-art-help-design-the-300-w-neighorhood-bikeway-tactical-urbanism-project/


2. Volunteer or donate money. We need all the help we can get painting the street and paying for supplies. If you intend to volunteer, please indicate on this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4t12Iu8OHCbHjVqrXxheWIQWh9XTeC8BXivHYgGKSj9TkFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The project will begin at 8pm on Friday, July 26 and we will paint through the night. Please attend and invite your friends! Together we can demonstrate a low-speed bikeway that safely connects people on bike and foot to major destinations and show the city how good it can be. Join us!

Provo Bike Month 2019

Save the dates! May is National Bike Month and Provo will be celebrating the many benefits of bicycling! Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community – you’re going to love the events and activities we’ve got planned. We’ve put together a month full of events and activities to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride!

LIST OF EVENTS:

 

Snacks Outside Morning Ride – Wednesday, May 1, 7am; Provo Bicycle Collective

Every Wednesday morning, we will meet at PBC, ride somewhere pretty, and eat snacks. PBC employee Jordan will provide something to share, like muffins or granola bars. Bring a snack for yourself or to share. Want to eat ice cream for breakfast next to a lake? Do it! Need an excuse to get out of bed and ride your bike? Do it! Come start your morning off right!

Bike to Work Day – Wednesday, May 1, 7:30am-9am; throughout the city

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 7:30 – 9:00 am. (Provo City’s breakfast station will be open at 6:30 am for early bird riders.) Pick up some breakfast, get to know your fellow commuters, and connect with your co-workers and friends! Map of locations

Social Ride, Bike Lanes – Wednesday, May 1, 5:30pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Casual rides around town with varying routes and times. No racing, no spandex, just a good-old ride around the city.

Bike to Art Stroll – Friday, May 3, 6pm-9pm; Downtown Provo

Ride your bike to Downtown Provo’s monthly Art Stroll to check out fantastic local artwork and shop at our fun and unique downtown businesses.

Bike-in Movie – Friday, May 3, 9pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Drive-In Movie = lots of stinky emissions
Bike-In Movie = no emissions
Bike-In Movie > Drive-In Movie
Come ride your bike over for a bike-themed movie (TBD). Bring something cozy to sit on, some snacks, and your friends.

Brunch on Bikes – Saturday, May 4, 9:30am-11am; Pioneer Park

Join a representative from Mad Dog Cycles for a cruise around town, stopping at many great restaurants along the way. Meet at Pioneer Park for departure. Anticipated stops include Provo Bakery, Ivie Juice Bar, Bianca’s La Petite, Peace on Earth Cafe, Fillings and Emulsions, and Hruska’s Kolaches.

Youth Open Shop Open House – Monday, May 6, 3pm-5pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Youth Open Shop is an afterschool program designed to teach bicycle mechanics to youth ages 8-18. Youth can work on their own bike, work on bikes for giveaway, or earn a bike for themselves by first working on bikes for giveaway.

Women’s Night Open House – Monday, May 6, 5pm-7pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Ever wanted to volunteer for Bicycle Collective? Come learn about Women’s Volunteer Night. You’ll meet ladies that are seeking to discover more about bicycle mechanics, or perhaps they’re just here for the fun community. Come ask us questions, maybe get your hands a little dirty. There will be snacks!

Women’s Volunteer Night happens weekly from 5-7pm on Mondays. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for females to volunteer in the shop and learn about bicycle mechanics.

Babes with Babes on Bikes Family Ride – Tuesday, May 7, 10am; Joaquin Park

Come join other bike-loving families on a friendly bike ride exploring bikeways and parks. Fantastic family time, great socializing opportunity, fun workout, and very eco-friendly. This ride will meet every Tuesday at 10am at Joaquin Park and end at the 11am storytime at Provo Library.

Snacks Outside Morning Ride – Wednesday, May 8, 7am; Provo Bicycle Collective

Social Ride, Tunnels and Tracks – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Golden Spoke Ride (registration required) – Saturday, May 11, 7am-5pm; Provo Canyon

Move Utah, in partnership with the Wasatch Front Regional Council; the Utah Department of Transportation; Utah Transit Authority; Bike Utah; Jordan River Commission; Mountainland Association of Governments; Utah Department of Health; Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation; and Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties, invites you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the Golden Spoke trail network. The Golden Spoke consists of over 100 miles of safe and connected multiuse trails, including Ogden River ParkwayDenver and Rio Grande Western Rail TrailLegacy TrailJordan River TrailMurdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo.

CycloFemme – Sunday, May 12, 6pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Every year in May, women around the globe band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change.

Babes with Babes on Bikes Family Ride – Tuesday, May 14, 10am; Joaquin Park

Snacks Outside Morning Ride – Wednesday, May 15, 7am; Provo Bicycle Collective

Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 15, 6:30pm; Dixon Middle School

Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence on May 16th to ride to honor people who were killed or injured while biking this last year and last several years. We will begin at Dixon Middle School and go for a short, slow, silent ride with brief stops at the ghost bike memorials for Doug Crow and Mark Robinson, and return to Dixon Middle School where we will have light refreshments.

Social Ride, Moonlight – Wednesday, May 15, 8:45pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Bikes and Trikes Children’s Festival – Saturday, May 18; location and time TBD

Pull those kids bikes out of your garage and pedal on over to Bike Month’s best event for kids. Join us for arts and crafts, games, and free food!

8th Annual FFUFR Forest Race – Saturday, May 18, 6pm; Paul Ream Wilderness Park

FFUFR stands for Fun, Fun Underground Forest Race. Yes, it’s that fun!

This event consists of a ridiculous race through the forest and streams at Paul Ream Wilderness Park. Bikes will be provided. Please bring your helmet and a side to share for the BBQ! All ages and abilities are welcome, racing is not required; you can just watch if you’d like! Meet at the park at 6pm.

Babes with Babes on Bikes Family Ride – Tuesday, May 21, 10am; Joaquin Park

Snacks Outside Morning Ride – Wednesday, May 22, 7am; Provo Bicycle Collective

Social Ride, Sunset – Wednesday, May 22, 8pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Bike Campout in Provo Canyon (registration required) – Friday, May 24, 6pm; Provo Bicycle Collective

Get out of the city and into the mountains by pedal power. Join PBC staff as we cruise the Provo River Trail up to Nunn’s Park to camp. Bring your loved ones or meet some new friends around the campfire! All ages are welcome.

Registration fee includes campsite fee, campfire wood, and s’mores. Campers will need to bring their own sleeping arrangements (hammock, tent, sleeping bag, etc.), food, water, and some warm clothing for the night. If you do not have racks or bags to carry your gear on your bike, we’ll have a bike trailer that can carry up to 100lbs of gear and will happily shuttle your stuff.

Pedal Provo Ghost Tour (registration required) – Saturday, May 25, 9pm; Provo City Cemetery

Pedal Provo Ghost Tours is holding a very special tour in celebration of Provo Bike Month! Tickets are required to come on this ride so please visit their website for more info and to claim your spot!

Babes with Babes on Bikes Family Ride – Tuesday, May 28, 10am; Joaquin Park

Provo Bicycle Collective Invites Women to Volunteer

From BicycleCollective.org

“Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade. Let’s change that.

Women’s volunteer hours are designed to create a safe and inclusive space for learning bike mechanics. All bicycles repaired by volunteers are given away to people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, giving independent transportation to those who need it most. Our goal in creating this program will be reached if women feel included in our volunteer program.

We invite all women and other female-identifying people to join us during these volunteer hours to repair bikes for those in need. We need your help!

Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come.”

Current volunteer hours for this program are Mondays from 4pm to 7pm.   Drop in anytime during those hours to join.

May is Provo Bike Month 2017

May is National Bike Month and Provo is celebrating the many benefits of bicycling!

Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community – you’re going to love the events and activities we’ve got planned. The city has put together a month full of events and activities to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride! We look forward to seeing you at:

  • Bike-to-Work Day
  • The Monday Night Ride
  • Bike-In Movie
  • The Tune-Up Clinic at the Library
  • Cyclofemme Ride
  • Overnight Ride
  • Worldwide Ride of Silence
  • Provo Bicycle Picnic
  • Fun Fun Underground Forrest Race & BBQ
  • Get-Yourself-a-Bike Sale at the Collective
  • And More!

Check out the full list of events and details on the Mayor’s blog.

Win a Madsen Cargo Bike at the Mayor’s Bikes and Trikes Festival

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Bring your bikes (and your kids trikes) to Memorial Park on May 28th for a celebration of cycling! We will be learning about bike safety, chalking up the street, bouncing in bounce houses, and giving away a Madsen bucket bike!

Did you know some Provo families even do their grocery shopping by bike? Here’s what one Provo mom has to say about  her family’s Madsen:

“Now that we’re back in Provo, I’ve begun using a Madsen cargo bike or ‘bucket bike’ to get our groceries. I’ve absolutely loved it. I think that if someone is going from a car to a bucket bike they might not be quite so impressed, but going from a stroller to a Madsen has been amazing. 🙂  I’ve even taken it up to Costco a few times. (The ride back along University Parkway has an amazing view of the valley, too!)”

Meet new family friends who share your love of cycling and start your weekend off with a celebration.

When: Saturday, May 28th. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Memorial Park (800 Center Street Provo)

Why: The joy of biking!

More Info: Bikes & Trikes Facebook Event

Provo Bike-to-School Week 2014

A Week of Prizes, Bike-In Movies, Tune-Up Workshops, and More

For Provo students, school is in full swing. And now is the perfect time to get in the habit of riding as a family. Kids that ride their bike to school start the day with exercise, become more aware of their community, and are better able to concentrate on their studies.

During Provo Bike-to-School Week, our local elementary, middle, and  high schools will offer a variety of programs to help kids get in the habit of riding to school.

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Students who bicycle to school will have the opportunity to win daily prizes and a weekly grand prize from Mad Dog Cycles, Taylor’s Bike Shop, Racers Cycle Services, Canyon Bicycles, and Outdoors Unlimited. Several schools will offer bike safety checks and group “bike buses” of students riding together. You can also compete against other participating Provo Schools for the Rad Riders’ Award.

Come to the Provo Bicycle Collective (49 North 1100 West Unit 2) on Wednesday, September 10th from 6-8 p.m. for a free tune-up workshop where you can learn how to do basic maintenance on your own bicycle.

On Friday, September 12th, don’t miss the Bike-In Movie ET, sponsored by Provo Parks and Rec. This classic will begin showing at dark.

Check back here (and be on the lookout for updates from your school) to find out more about Bike-to-School Week. Happy riding!

Utah Rides for Cancer on Aug 16th

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The Central Utah Clinic Foundation is hosting the second annual Utah Rides for Cancer event on August 16, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event brings the community together to raise funds and awareness for local cancer patients.  Many cancer patients must travel long distances to receive their treatments, making trips to and from the clinic expensive and burdensome for them and their families.  Central Utah Clinic Foundation strives to alleviate some of the burden of cancer treatments by helping patients pay for gas and lodging costs incurred through their travels to the clinic.

Utah Rides for Cancer consists of three rides: metric century (70 miles), half metric century (30 miles), and fun ride (10 miles).  The event will also include a bake sale and a gift basket auction.  Each rider will receive a URC t-shirt and food after the ride.

For more information and to register go to www.utahridesforcancer.com

Be sure to check out the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UtahRidesForCancer and watch this video to find out more:

Come Learn to Fix Your Bike!

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The Provo Bicycle Collective is hosting their second Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class of the year! Now’s a perfect time to pull your bike out of the garage and make sure it’s running before spring hits!

The details:

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class

Thursday February 20th, 6pm

Provo Bicycle Collective: 1100 W 49 N Unit 2, Provo UT 84601

5$ gets you into the class. 2$ patch kits will also be available and hot chocolate is free!

The class will cover some of the basics, such as:

– Changing a flat
– How to lubricate a chain
– Basic brake adjustment
– Correct tire inflation tips

Check out the event on facebook or just show up!  E-mail us at provobicyclecollective@gmail.com if you have questions.

Bring your friends and we’ll see you there!

Basic Maintenance Class at the Provo Bicycle Collective

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Bring your friends to the Provo Bicycle Collective to learn the basics of bicycle maintenance on Thursday January 30th at 7pm!

The class will cover:

-Fixing a flat

-Chain care and lubrication

-Brake adjustment

-Tips on proper tire inflation

The class costs 5$ and hot chocolate will be included!

You can RSVP to the event on facebook, or just show up at the Collective’s Bike Shop located at 1100 W, 49 N, Provo UT 84601

The Provo Bicycle Collective is a non-profit volunteer run bicycle shop where mechanics teach visitors how to fix their own bicycles.  The collective also sells used bicycles and parts and are always looking for volunteers to help them organize, run events, tear down/fix up bicycles or teach classes.  They also accept donations.  Drop by during their open hours to check them out, or send them an e-mail! provobicyclecollective@gmail.com

Thursdays 1pm-7pm

Fridays 2pm-6pm

Saturdays 10am-3pm

 

See you there!

3rd Annual Glo-in-the-Dark Halloween Bike Ride!

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Join lots of costumed cyclists this Thursday at 7pm for the Provo Bicycle Collective‘s 3rd Annual Glo-in-the-Dark Halloween Bike ride!  Decorate your bike with lights and ride around Provo for about an hour, then enjoy hot chocolate and treats at the Collective’s Community Bike Shop on 1100 W 49 N.  The ride starts at University Ave and Center st and Glo-sticks will be available for a small donation. There will be prizes for best lit bicycle and best costume!  You can check out the details on facebook.

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If you aren’t familiar with the Provo Bicycle Collective, check out our previous post.  They are entering the toughest season of the year financially and appreciate your support! All donations will go towards keeping their doors open and serving the community!

See you Thursday!