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!
More information below!
2022 LIST OF EVENTS:
4/30 (Sat, 9am) – Tree ID & Provo River Bike Bioblitz at Paul Ream Park – hosted by Provo Bicycle Collective and Utah Valley University
Grab your most fun bike and come along for a casual exploration of the plants along the Provo River. This guided bike ride will take us from Paul Ream Park to Utah Lake. Over this ride Dr. Mike Rotter will point out trees and other interesting plants and give tips for identifying these local neighbors. We will also be using the I-Naturalist phone app to help document some of the plants we encounter. This effort will help document plants and other living organisms with the City Nature Challenge, a global citizen scientist movement. Meet at Paul Ream Park (just over the bridge) at 9am on April 30th.
5/4 (Wed, 5pm) – Target Rack Installation – BikeWalk Provo
Come out to learn how to install a bike rack with our Bike Rack Installation team. We will install bike racks at Target on State Street and Bulldog Boulevard.
5/4 (Wed, 7pm) – Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class – Provo Bicycle Collective
5/5 (Thurs, 7:30am-9am) – Bike to Work (or Anywhere) Day
May is Provo’s Bike Month and on May 5th is our 22nd Annual Bike to Work (or Anywhere) Day! If you have been looking for a good reason to park your car and take your bike to work – this is it.
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. (The City Center breakfast station will be open at 7:00 am for early bird riders).
Pick up some breakfast, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, connect with BikeWalk Provo and other community volunteers.
5/5 (Thurs, 5pm) BikeWalk Provo Monthly Meeting on Zoom
RSVP on Facebook or join BikeWalk Provo Monthly Meeting with the link below
Join the monthly meeting: https://byu.zoom.us/j/94773152460
5/6 (Fri, 6pm) – Re-Imagine Timpview Dr. Service Project (and BBQ) at Rock Canyon Elementary School – BikeWalk Provo
Join BikeWalk Provo and Provo City Engineering for a project on Timpview Drive aimed at promoting and raising awareness about the benefits of safer, more walkable and bicycle streets in our community. Help us implement temporary changes on Timpview Drive to help the neighborhood and wider community reimagine the possibilities for this street and other public streets in Provo.
Volunteers are needed to help with 1) painting a mural for a child-friendly intersection at 2230 N next to Rock Canyon Elementary, 2) installing several pedestrian-friendly roundabouts, 3) installing bulb-outs at several intersections 4) creating parking-protected bike lanes, 5) landscaping the projected bike lanes, and 6) landscaping island traffic calming in parking zone next to traditional bike lanes.
Following the service project, volunteers will be treated to a barbecue. PLEASE RSVP on Facebook so we can get an idea of how much food to prepare for the BBQ and how many worker bees we will have to execute these changes. Everyone is welcome and we hope that many families living in the surrounding neighborhoods will join us.
The following evening, Saturday, May 7th, from 7 to 8:30 we will host a public event to introduce the project to elected officials and the general public. We will have treats, a design tour, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. See more information in event listing below.
5/6 (Fri, 6-9pm) – Downtown Provo Art Stroll/Roll
5/7 (Sat, 9am-12pm) – Slate Canyon Saturday (service and educational event) at Slate Canyon – Conserve Utah Valley
Join Conserve Utah Valley and Provo Parks & Recreation for a fun-filled morning at Slate Canyon Park as we celebrate Earth Day! Activities include a variety of educational and social activities for all ages, cleanup projects around Slate Canyon Park, and an introductory mountain biking lesson.
Schedule of events
9:00 AM: Nature Excursions, Scavenger Hunt, “Hope of Nature” Book Club with George Handley, First People’s History with the Timpanogos Nation, and Pizarra y Piedras with Gustavo Ramirez
9:30 AM: Service Projects begin
11:00 AM: Intro Bike Skills Lesson
5/7 (Sat, 7pm) – Re-Imagine Timpview Dr. Party – BikeWalk Provo
Celebrate the opening of this exciting project during a public event to introduce design elements with Provo elected officials and community members. We’ll have treats, design tour, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. See event listing above for more information about the service project!
5/11 (Wed, 7pm) – Intro to Bike Camping Class – Provo Bicycle Collective
Bikepacking or bike touring pique your interest? Have some fun stories / useful tips to share? Join us as we go over some recommended gear, route planning, and story-telling.
5/13 (Fri, 7:30am) – Morning Social Ride (Utah Lake breakfast ride) – Provo Bicycle Collective
Start your morning off right: a social ride, Utah Lake, and breakfast.We’ll meet at Provo Bicycle Collective at 7:30am. This will be a medium pace ride, about 16 miles long. We’ll stop on the Airport Dike Rd to eat (so bring something for yourself, and/or to share).
5/14 (Sat, 6:30pm) – FFUFR (Fun, Fun Underground Forest Race) at Mt. Timpanogos Bike Skills Park – Provo Bicycle Collective
Join Provo Bicycle Collective at Mt. Timpanogos Bike Skills Park for a ridiculous race through the skills course. 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!
5/14 (Sat, 8am start time) Golden Spoke Ride – Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
Join the Utah Department of Transportation to celebrate over 170 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails linking Ogden and Provo.
Two rides will start simultaneously and converge at the Jordan River Parkway in Salt Lake City. An End of Ride Event will be held at Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center.
5/18 (Wed, 7pm) – Ride of Silence at Dixon Middle School – BikeWalk Provo
Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence on May 18th 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.
5/20 (Fri, 6:30pm) – Evening Social Ride (Cargo bike/e-bike round-up) – Provo Bicycle 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.
5/21 (Sat, 6-8pm) – Motherload Screening in Springville – Springville City Library (hosted by Hobble Creek Bicycle Association)
MOTHERLOAD is an award-winning documentary film about families —especially moms— saving money and finding increased happiness and fulfillment by using cargo bikes for everyday transportation.
Before the movie there will be a Cargo Bike Roundup in the parking lot where you can check out a variety of cargo bikes and ebikes. Come test ride cargo bikes, get inspired by the film, and meet local families who are replacing car trips with bicycles rides.This event is entirely free and family-friendly. Bicycling to the event is encouraged but not required.
WHERE: Springville Public Library
WHEN: Saturday, May 21st 6:00–8:00pm
Sponsored by MADSEN Cycles, the Springville Public Library, and the Hobble Creek Bicycle Association
5/27 (Fri, 7pm) – Evening Social Ride -Bike to the Movie (see below!) – Provo Bicycle Collective
Join Provo Bicycle Collective for a group ride to the Napoleon Dynamite Bike-In Movie at Lions Park hosted by Provo City.
5/27 (Fri, 8pm) – Bike-In Movie Napoleon Dynamite at Lions Park – Provo City
Join Provo City for a bike-in showing of Napoleon Dynamite. Bike on over with Provo Bicycle Collective at 7pm (see above).