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:
Social Ride – Provo’s Hidden Gems– Monday, May 3, 6:30 pm; Provo Bicycle Collective
Join us on a grand palooza! the bike ride of the century! You’ll discover the great hidden gems of Provo, such as:
-tiny art exchange
-the mysterious willow tree
-a pirate ship
-an egg shack
Come with your bike, come with your friends, come with your pet ducks! We’ll meet at Provo Bicycle Collective at 6:30pm and start riding at 6:45pm. If we have more than 25 people, we’ll split into two groups for covid safety.
Bike to Work Day – Wednesday, May 5, 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
Provo Art Stroll and Roll – Friday, May 7,6-9 pm; Hosted by 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.
Limited edition stickers will be at each Art Stroll location. You can get one by showing your helmet or bike to an employee at the location! 1 per person, while supplies last.
The Provo Art Stroll is a self guided art tour that takes place on the first Friday of every month in Downtown Provo! Art Stroll maps can be found at every participating location. Meet artists, discover new things downtown, and support local art!
Please help keep this event safe by wearing a mask when inside any business or when social distancing isn’t possible! View list of businesses here.
Goodbye Goatheads Service Project – Saturday, May 8, 10am – 12pm
Join BikeWalk Provo and @ProvoParks in our effort to say #goodbyegoatheads! Goatheads pop bike tires and hurt kids’ feet and pets’ paws. Meet at Paul Ream Wilderness Park Saturday, May 8 from 10-12. Bring your bike or come on foot as we go up and down the trail to pull up goatheads. The city will provide hand trowels and some gloves, but bring pliers, a screwdriver, or anything you have that will help you uproot the goatheads!
Can’t make it on Saturday? Join the campaign all summer by pulling what you can and reporting what you can’t: call 311 whenever you spot the weed and tell them where you found it so they can notify the appropriate party!
Family Bike Ride -Saturday, May 8, 1pm – Pioneer Park
Join us for our May Family Bike Ride. All ages, abilities, and bike types welcome. Meet at Pioneer Park at 1PM and meet other Provo bike families!
Social Ride – Mural Tour Monday, May 10, 6:30pm -Provo Bike Collective
Provo has a bunch of super rad murals. Join us for a social ride as we bike to a few of them! Maybe you’ll discover a few new ones.
Bring your bike, your kids, and your cameras!
Meet at Provo Bicycle Collective at 6:30pm. We’ll head out at 6:45pm
Social Ride – Cargo Bike Roundup, Monday May 17, 6:30pm -Provo Bike Collective
There has been a remarkable upsurge in the amount of cargo bikes in Provo! This is the time to unite for a community ride. Imagine how jealous all the people in cars will be.
Come with your cargo bikes, or come to ride alongside the cargo bikes! Meet at Provo Bicycle Collective at 6:30 pm. We’ll head out at 6:45pm.
Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 19 7pm; Provo Bicycle Collective
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.
Provo Concert Cycle Cruise – Friday, May 21, 6-8pm; Throughout Provo
The Provo Concert Cruise will feature four free concert locations that can all be accessed by bike. Each location will feature a different genre of live music. Registered participants will be assigned to begin at one of the four locations. Visit the Eventbrite page for more information on performers and schedule, and to register.
If you are interested in leading the ride between stations, or volunteering otherwise. Please complete this form.
Social Ride, Provo’s Word Famous Bike Tour – Monday, May 24, 6:30pm; Provo Bicycle Collective
Experience the best of Provo bike infrastructure with our World Famous Bike tour. Tours will be given in both Spanish and English.
Ride-in Movie Night: Klunkerz – Friday, May 28, 9-10:30pm; Provo Peaks Elementary
Join us for a movie night under the stars. We will be watching Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Biking. We will be watching the movie outside at Provo Peak Elementary on their baseball field. Bring chairs or blankets. Snacks will be provided.
PBC Fun, Fun Underground Forest Race (FFUFR) – Saturday, May 29, 4-6pm; Provo Bike Collective
Join us for a ridiculous race through the Mt Timpanogos Park Bike Skills Track. 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!
Social Ride – Spooky City Night Ride, Monday, May 31st, 9pm – Provo Bike Collective
Finish off Bike Month with a final, after dark social ride exploring the spooky side of Provo.
Please bring your lights! If you don’t have lights, we know a great place to buy some. 😉 Meet outside Provo Bicycle Collective at 9pm, we’ll start riding by 9:15pm.