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 Bike Month 2017

Celebrate the Many Reasons We Ride

May 2017 is going to be the best Bike Month yet! Check out some of the incredible events planned by Provo City, the Provo Bicycle Collective, the Provo Bicycle Committee, and other organizations.

Plus, keep watching the blog (and this page) for Bike Month updates.

Provo Bike Challenge

Monday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 31

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Provo is 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 (using the Strava app) 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 20th. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

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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! Meet at Joaquin Park (400 E 400 N) each Monday night in May for a casual ride through the streets of Provo. We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for a similar ride. Come to as many as you can! This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Please bring lights for your bike! To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

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Bike to Work Day

Tuesday, May 2 | 7:30-9:00 am
Breakfast Stations hosted by employers, large & small, across 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 and coffee, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, and connect with the Provo Bike Committee and other community volunteers. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

Bike-In Movie

Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 8:00 pm
Provo Bicycle Collective (397 E 200 N)

Each Wednesday in May at 8pm the Provo Bicycle Collective will be hosting a movie night. Every week will be a different bike-themed movie. They will all be family friendly and a little over an hour in length. Make sure to bring your bike and a blanket as well as your favorite movie snack. For more information, follow the Bike Collective Facebook Group.

Bike Theft Prevention Clinic

Friday, May 5 | 6 – 7 pm
Provo Bicycle Collective (397 E 200 N)

In an effort to decrease the amount of bike theft in Provo, we’re hosting a free informational clinic to show you how to keep your bike safe from thieves. Join us at 6:00 pm for a presentation from an officer from the Provo Police Department and a representative from the Provo Bicycle Collective. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

Tune-up clinic

Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 pm
Provo Library at Academy Square (550 N University Ave)

Provo Library is hosting a bike tune-up class to help you know how to get your bike in top shape for Bike Month. The class is totally free and open to the public. This is your chance to ask a bicycle mechanic for techniques on tuning your bike. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

Overnight Bike Trip

Friday, May 12 | Meet @ 6pm
Provo Bicycle Collective (397 E 200 N)

Meet at Provo Bicycle Collective at 6pm and leave shortly thereafter. Our 10-mile route takes bike lanes on University Avenue and the Provo River Trail the whole way. We’ll set up camp at Nunns Park and get a fire going. Smores will be provided.

To accurately predict how many campsites we need, please select “going” on the Facebook Event Page if you are planning to go and comment how many children you’ll be bringing. We’ll need one site per ten people. Please bring food for the night and morning, a tent or something to sleep in, and warmer clothes as it’s often colder in the canyon than in the city. There will be a bike trailer to help you carry your stuff; up to 100lbs of supplies. Please bring $2/person or be able to pay with Paypal/Venmo to split the campsite cost. RSVP on the Facebook Event Page to claim your spot.

Cyclofemme Ride

Saturday, May 13 | 2:00 pm
Historic County Courthouse Lawn (Center Street & University Ave)

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.

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Worldwide Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 17 | 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 17th 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.

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Provo Bike Picnic

Saturday, May 20 | Meet @ 4:00 pm, Ride starts at 4:30 pm
Meet at Utah Lake State Park (4400 Center St, Provo) | Picnic @ Lakeview Park (2825 W 1390 N)

There’s no sweeter way to spend your Saturday afternoon than a bike picnic. Meet us at 4pm at Utah Lake State Park for a fun, causal bike ride. We will pedal on over to Lakeview Park to enjoy a homemade picnic. Be sure to pack your own food and blankets.

Fun Fun Underground Forrest Race and BBQ!

Saturday, May 27th | 7:00 pm
Paul Ream Wilderness Park (1600 500 N)

The FUFFR is back! This event is more of a bike-themed party than a race. The course weaves through trees and streams in Paul Ream Wilderness Park. You’ll get dirty, wet, and likely crash. Last time, we completely shredded a single speed cog on an old beach cruiser. We’ll send 4 people at a time through the course on beach cruisers provided by Provo Bicycle Collective. Winners of each group will race in a final run and the winners will be crowned as the champions of the FFUFR 2017. Hot dogs will be provided; please bring a picnic-style side to share! To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.

Get-Yourself-A-Bike Sale

May 2nd – 6th | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Provo Bicycle Collective (397 E 200 N)

Want to celebrate bike month but need a bike first? Provo Bicycle Collective is offering 10% off everything in store, even with our already low prices. We’ve got an ever-changing selection of refurbished bikes, locks, lights, racks, helmets, panniers, etc. Everything you need to make biking your primary mode of transportation. We’ll also be selling beach cruisers in need of repair for $20 each for you to fix up and ride for the FUFFR race later this month. Come to the shop and see what’s in store!

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.

Provo #8 in National Bike Challenge

All month long, Provo residents, employees, and students recorded their daily/weekly miles ridden on nationalbikechallenge.org. Because of everyone’s commitment and determination to get out and ride their bikes during the month of May (whether for recreation or transportation) Provo City was ranked 8th on the National Leader Board!

We rode a total of 17,546 miles, burned 951,090 calories, and saved 7,793 lbs of Co2 in the month of May. Go Provo!

Congrats to everyone, especially the winners below:

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Read more on Mayor Curtis’ blog.

Have You Seen These Gorgeous Snapshots from the Provo Bike Prom?

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2015 Bike Prom attendees didn’t let the threat of rain ruin their fun. This second annual Provo Bike Prom was a magical party with an even more magical ride.

Revelers came from all over the county, dressed to the nines, and ready to roll. After a scenic ride around Provo, this dazzling crowd headed to the dance floor where they were treated to sweets, mocktails, and turntabled tunes.

Thanks to Mary Ann Nielsen for sharing these gorgeous photos of the night (you can see even more on the Utah Bicycling Club Facebook group).

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Put on Your Party Shoes…It’s Time for Provo Bike Prom!

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Spiff up your bike, add some streamers, and put on your finest party digs for the Bike Prom!

The event includes:

– 6PM Leisurely, pre-prom bike ride en masse through Provo (1 hour, leisurely ride) hitting iconic locations around town. All ages and abilities are invited to participate in the ride.

– 8PM Following the promenade, join us for the dance at the Provo Recreation Center. Enjoy mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, the photo booth, and DJ. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated bike, best dressed cyclist, and more. Tickets must be purchased for the dance (Age 17+), $8 advanced or $10 at the door (while supplies last).

Prom attired is optional, but encouraged for both the ride and the dance. Child care is available when requested during pre-registration. For more info, check out the event Facebook page or the Provo City Events page.

Don’t Miss the Sherlock Mystery Ride – Now Rescheduled to May 22nd

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Come with a partner (Sherlock/Watson) or come solo and meet someone new as you chase clues, test your skills, and end with a rad BBQ. The ride will happen come rain or shine. The games a foot, and we will see you there.

When: May 14th RESCHEDULED TO MAY 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Courthouse on the corner of University Ave. and Center St.

More Info: Sherlock Ride Facebook Event

See even more Provo Bike Month events here.

2015 Provo Bike Month

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May is National Bike Month and Provo is celebrating the benefits (and the fun) of bicycling.

Here is a list of the month’s events. Everyone is welcome.

Check back on this website for more information throughout the month.

MAY 4-30: TAKE THE MAYOR’S PROVO BIKE CHALLENGE
MAY 7 (THURSDAY) 5-6 PM: PROVO BICYCLE COMMITTEE MEETING
Community Oriented Policing Building, 48 N 300 W
MAY 9 (SATURDAY) 2 PM, CYCLOFEMME RIDE
County Building, Center & University
MAY 11 (MONDAY): 9 PM: MONDAY NIGHT RIDE
Joaquin Park, 400 E 400 N (a weekly year-round ride)
MAY 12 (TUESDAY) 7:30-9 AM: ROLL WITH THE MAYOR BIKE-TO-WORK RIDE
County Building, Center and University
MAY 13 (WEDNESDAY) 8 PM: BIKE-IN-MOVIE
Provo Bicycle Collective, 49 N 1100 W, #2
MAY 14 (THURSDAY) 7:30 PM: SHERLOCK RIDE
County Building, Center and University
MAY 15 (FRIDAY) 6 PM: BIKE PROM
6 pm ride & 8 pm dance, Provo Rec Center, 320 W 500 N
MAY 20 (WEDNESDAY) 7 PM: WORLDWIDE RIDE OF SILENCE AND DOUGLAS CROW MEMORIAL DEDICATION
Dixon Middle School, 750 W 200 N, dedication at 700 W 600 S
MAY 23 (SATURDAY) 3:30 PM: PROVELO BIKE PICNIC
Paul Ream Park, (bring your own food and blanket we will have bike crafts and bike-jousting gear)
JUNE 6 (SATURDAY)  NOTE THE RESCHEDULED DATE

 6:30pm – 10:00pm

: COMPLETE THE STREET 200 EAST PARTY
200 East/800 North, tactical urbanism begins at 5 pm, party at 7

The 2014 Provo Bicycle Carnival

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Much fun was had by the young and young-at-heart at this week’s Provo Bicycle Carnival.

Celebrators enjoyed free popcorn.

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And, played a variety of games…with parachutes and bikes and giant pants…

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Families enjoyed lunch time snacks from Macarollin’, Kona Ice, and Corndog Commander food trucks.

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Bicycle tattoos were all the rage…

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But, probably the biggest hit of all was the Bike Provo t-shirts. They were sprayed in all kinds of colors and designs. Take a look around next time you’re out biking and see if you can spot one of these spray-art shirts.

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Thanks, all, for coming to the very first Provo Bicycle Carnival. Hopefully, we can make this a city tradition. For even more pics, take a look at the BikeProvo Facebook album.