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.