Provo City employees have been riding their bikes on errands and commutes as they compete in this year’s Clear the Air Challenge.
Following in the footsteps of Mayor Curtis (who challenged all Provo residents to ride their bikes this month), employees have been keeping track of their hours spent spent riding and emissions saved.
The Daily Herald reports:
“The advantages of riding a bike to work or on errands isn’t just about gasoline and emissions. Provo Mayor John Curtis says he enjoys his time on the bike.
‘Riding my bike to work is a great way to clear my head in the morning and work out any kinks in my day on the way home. The mountains, blue sky and tree-lined streets all look a little better from a bike seat than they do from a car seat,’ Curtis said.”
A shout out to Jenny Starley who has saved the most car miles in the competition so far. And, a huge congratulations to all of the employees that are setting a good example for Provo! Please take a few seconds to leave a comment of support on the Daily Herald article.
Don’t forget to participate in bike-to-work day on May 18. Before pedaling to work, show up in front of the Provo Historic County Courthouse at 7:30 a.m. for a UTA-sponsored cycling event including: free food, free bike swag, free bike helmets (first 50 participants), free bike tune-ups, and a celebratory 3 mile ride with Mayor John Curtis.
This is a great way to have some fun and show your support of cycling in Provo. Take a look at the Bike-to-Work Day Facebook event and help spread the word by inviting your friends.
Mark your calendars for a May ride with Provo Mayor John Curtis. This year’s Provo City / UTA Bike-to-Work Day is excpected to be the best yet.
What: Enjoy free food and complimentary bike tune-ups, and a bike ride with Mayor John Curtis at 8 a.m. UTA will give away free bicycle helmets to the first 50 participants, and Provo City will offer free bike registration to residents. The event is free and open to the public. Children must be at least eight years old to ride and must be accompanied by an adult.
When: May 18, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Where: Historic County Courthouse at 51 S. University Avenue
Check out the Provo Bike-to-Work-Day event on Facebook to learn more and show your support.
photo credit: Bike by the Sea