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Cole Tribulski #bikewalkprovostories On theme social rides with the Provo Bicycle Collective I’ve met a number of the nonprofit’s talented volunteers and employees, one of them being Cole Tribulski. Arriving punctually for our interview the BYU Junior pulled up easily on his classic Motobecane Grand Record, a bike he knows well and keeps in top shape with the help of the Collective’s facility and his own past experience of working as a trained bike mechanic. But this wasn’t always the case: In 2017 Cole was in need of finding more dependable transportation, “because my brother got his driver’s licence” and now they would both have to share a single family car. Two teenagers involved with their own school activities and friends are rarely going in the same direction. He soon “was influenced by Stage 2 Cyclery” in Murrieta, California to take up cycling as an alternative means of transportation and became employed by the local shop as a mechanic. Cole learned of the Provo Bicycle Collective three years ago while living in Salt Lake City, where another of the parent Bicycle Collective’s four existing locations is located. When he moved to Provo in June of 2021 to attend BYU Cole began riding his Motobecane to campus, and because he needed a shop to work on his bike from time to time, he joined the Provo location at 397 E 200 N to work a couple of days per week as a volunteer. He’s now an employee, recently hired as a bike mechanic. Cole tells me he pedals across town from the North Park Neighborhood, where he’s living, to campus four days a week and rarely if ever uses his pickup truck for anything anymore, unless “the weather is so bad or so cold.” Commuting in the rain, snow and cold here in Provo are challenges to Cole that he enjoys “because it can be fun and [he] enjoys the option.” When the sun is shining, there’s no question as to whether riding or driving is the more enjoyable option. “I have so much more fun [riding] than driving a car, which has a certain amount of underlying stress, and I get to see more of the city, taking in more of the city and feeling more connected without all the distractions of a car. (Continued in comments…)

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Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our 2nd annual Love (Y)our Public Streets service project! Over 20 people helped, resulting in 15 bags full of trash, 3.2 miles cleaned (both sides along Cougar Blvd and University Ave), and over 40 service hours! #provo #bikewalkprovo

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 10am-11am Love (Y)our Public Streets Service Project What: Service project When: Saturday, January 8th, 10am Where: Meet at the NE corner of State Street and Cougar Boulevard in Provo. Trash bags and non-latex gloves provided. Start 2022 off with service and gratitude for an emerging transit/active transportation network in Provo by participating in our 2nd annual Love (Y)our Public Streets event! The detritus of 2021 litters the landscaped medians along the Cougar Boulevard protected bike lanes, along the downtown University Avenue UVX line, and along the downtown Center Street sidewalks. We will gather in the southeast corner of State and Cougar (the northeast corner of Utah Valley Hospital) and proceed to pick up the trash that has accumulated along these three transportation corridors. Please come on foot, bike, or scooter. BikeWalk Provo will provide trash bags and non-latex gloves.

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REMINDER of our monthly meeting today at 5pm. Agenda includes the following items: Announcements (Austin Taylor) Service Project (Chelsea Silva) Center Street Design (Rob Hunter, Provo City Engineering) Pedestrian Study (Ryan Cheney, BYU MPA student) Bike and Pedestrian Count Data (Clark Pixton) Provo Bicycle Collective Update (Kira Johnson, PBC) See you on Zoom! https://ift.tt/3z0CPvf

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Wishing you and your ride or die a wheelie happy holiday from BikeWalk Provo 😁🎄❄️!

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People for Bikes is asking for Provo residents’ opinion on how bikeable our city is. They will use your input to rank our city along with hundreds of other cities around the world. Please share your thoughts on this quick survey!

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This is your reminder to shovel your sidewalks!

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This is your reminder to shovel your sidewalks!

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BikeWalk Provo accomplished a lot this year, thanks to your help. Watch our recorded 2021 Year in Review Celebration or scroll through our slideshow! Links in bio. We look forward to improving walking and biking conditions together more next year!

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Chloe King #bikewalkprovostories E-Longboarding has arrived and is today quickly populating the streets of Provo, Utah.  Chloe King is one such active longboarder who has powered up a four-wheeler with innovative, electric technology to advance her reach and speed.  “Four or five years ago” Chloe began using a longboard as her sole means of transportation in Provo, after spending the prior year riding a board with friends in Chicago.  Chicago streets might sound a bit intimidating to us, but Chloe’s experience with learning to ride her Dad’s skateboards while growing up gave her all the confidence she needed.  “He bought some skateboards and let me and my sisters use them.”  This year Chloe decided to check out electric skateboards (still active transportation), as one of her Chicago friends had mentioned that he had recently bought an e-board.  It was just one of those routine days, Chloe had told her roommates that she was on her way to the grocery store to buy some bread.  On her way to the market she happened to stop off at Board of Provo, 465 N. University Ave., specialty Pro Snow and Skate Shop, to take a quick look at possibilities; she came back home that same day surprising her roommates with the purchase of a new Evolve Stoke Electric Skateboard.  Consequently, Chloe named her new e-longboard “Bread,” although I never did find out if she actually made it back home with the aforementioned food product. (Continued in comments)…

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