Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser.

X

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

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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.

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!

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

Bicycle Volunteers Needed on June 26, 27, & 29

If you’re interested in lending a hand for the cycling community, we need volunteers for a couple of events next week.

Helpers are needed for the Timpanogos Gran Fondo on June 29th, and we’re looking for some additional volunteers to help out at aid stations and along the course on race-day. If you’re interested, the organizers are happy to give all the volunteers one of their race shirts, a guaranteed spot in next year’s race, and a $10 discount for next year’s event. We know it’s last minute, but please sign up by this weekend and let them know that you’re with the BikeProvo.org when you sign up (it will appear as an option).

Bike Rodeo volunteers are needed throughout the summer to help guide obstacle courses, fix flat tires, etc. At the moment, volunteers are needed for the evenings of June 26th and June 27th. Email bikeprovo (at) gmail (dot) com to volunteer and get more info.

Thanks for your willingness to help our city become more bike friendly!

Provo City Bike Week (May 13th-19th 2013)

Please join us for a week of fun rides, new friends, and healthy exercise in our warming Provo weather. Everyone is invited to join us for the activities below. Over the past few years our Bike Weeks have been wildly successful and they are a wonderful chance for you to get involved in Provo’s bicycle community, whether you are work commuter, a riding family, a local student, or a potential volunteer.

Take a look at the Facebook events and upcoming blog posts for additional information about each event.

Monday 13th–   9pm Monday Night, Night Ride at Joaquin Park

Tuesday 14th –  7:30am Mayor’s Bike-to-Work Ride at Utah County Courthouse in Provo

6pm FREE Bike Tune-up Clinic at Joaquin Park

Wednesday 15th– 7pm Ride of Silence at Dixon Middle  School

Thursday 16th– 6:30pm Cycling Shorts (Bike Movies) at the Provo Bicycle Collective 49 N 1100 W

Friday 17th–   7:30pm Volunteer Open House at the Provo  Bicycle Collective

Saturday 18th– All day Murdock Trail Opening 1200 N 800 E Orem.

Sunday 19th-   6:30pm Sunday Best Ride at the  Provo Bicycle Collective (49N 1100W)

Brought to you by: BikeProvo.org, Provo Bicycle Collective, Provo City and the Provo Bicycle Committee.