A Happy, Rainy Bike-to-Work Day

Despite the rain, the Provo Bike-to-Work Day morning event was a huge success. Cyclists of all ages came out to ride with Mayor Curtis and join in the fun.

Helen Anderson from the Mayor’s Office and Stacey Adamson from UTA did a wonderful job of organizing and running the show.

Many riders lined up for free bike-tune ups, compliments of Bingham Cyclery.

There was also a bunch of free, donated swag including bike-promoting water bottles, pens, lights, mints, and helmets. Jamba Juice gave away free Smoothies while Einsteins was handing out free bagels.

Mayor Curtis read a great statement about the importance of cycling in a healthy community.

Then he lead the group on a just-for-fun, 3-mile ride around town. Officers on motorcycles prepared the way.

At the get together, the Bike Committee collected over 50 surveys from people interested in local cycling. Many people stopped by our booth to learn more and take a flier (we’re looking forward to seeing you at the meetings!).

Overall, the Bike-to-Work Day event was a great kick-off to a fun-filled week. A big thanks to Mayor Curtis, UTA, and everyone who came out to support cycling in Provo.

P.S. Did you notice that both Mayor Curtis and Sterling Beck ended up riding their wives’ bikes? Turns out Spring is also flat tire season.

Free Swag, Free Fun at Provo Bike-to-Work Day – May 18

Don’t forget to participate in bike-to-work day on May 18. Before pedaling to work, show up in front of theĀ  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.

Rides, Classes, Discounts and Dozens More Ways to Celebrate Utah Bike Month

From commuting workshops to the Bike Bonanza, there are dozens of events planned for National / Utah bike month. Cities throughout the state are participating, so you can enjoy the Bike-to-Work-Day ride right here in Provo or branch out and attend state-wide events all month long. To find a complete listing of happenings, take a look at the Utah Bike Month website.

If you attend any of these events, please let us know by emailing your experience and any snapshots to bikeprovo AT gmail. We’d love to share your adventure on the blog.