Provo Bike Week

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National Bike Week happens every year during May and in Provo we celebrate in style. Take a look at what is happening during Bike Week 2014 and join us for some incredible events!

Monday Night Ride: Monday, May 12 – Meet new friends during this leisurely, low-pressure evening ride. (9pm at Joaquin Park – 400 N. and 400 E.)

Bike Tuning Workshop: Tuesday, May 13 – Stop by a free bike clinic at the Provo Bicycle Collective Shop. Learn the basics like pumping up tires, adjusting brakes and lubing chains. (6pm at 1100 W 49 N Unit 2)

Mayor’s Bike Ride: Wednesday, May 14 – If you have been looking for a good reason to park your car and take your bike to work – this is it. Grab your family, friends, and neighbors, pedal on over to the Historic County Courthouse, and join in all the cycling festivities. The event is from 7:30 am – 9:00 am, and the first 50 participants will receive a free helmet – so get there early! For more information click here »

Cycling Shorts: Wednesday, May 14 – Grab some popcorn and sit back for an enjoyable presentation of short bicycling films at the Provo Bicycle Collective. (7:30pm at 1100 W 49 N Unit 2)

Cruiser Ride: Thursday, May 15 – Join with bicyclists of all ages to for a slow, social cruise downtown. The ride will end at the Startup Building’s Thursday night “Food Truck Round-up” where valley food trucks of all kinds park side-by-side and tempt you with their delicious offerings. (7 pm on Thursday at Joaquin Park – 400 E. 400 N.)

Bike Prom: Friday, May 16 – What do bow ties, flowers, and bike pumps have in common? The Bike Prom! Ask a date or come with friends to Provo City’s first Bike Prom at the Provo Rec Center. Take a leisurely ride together through Provo to visit some local iconic sites. Then finish the night with dancing, a DJ, dessert, and mocktails . Kids Club available for children ages 4-12 during the event, no additional cost. Tickets are $5. To sign up click here or visit provo.org/signup. Times / locations on website. For more information, click here »

Bike Carnival: Saturday, May 17 – Bring your family and friends to celebrate bikes carnival-style! Gather at Exchange Park, just off the Provo River Trail. There will be free popcorn, carnival games, temporary bicycle tattoos, and much more. If you like, bring a plain white t-shirt for a special “Bike Provo” stencil painting to commemorate the day. ( Noon at 900 N. 750 W.)

Babes on Bikes: Saturday, May 17 – Spend a leisurely afternoon with the ladies of the Bicycle Collective with open shop time and networking with other bicycle-friendly women in a friendly environment. (3-4pm at 1100 W 49 N Unit 2)

Ride of Silence: Wednesday, May 21 –  Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride to: honor those who have been injured or killed, raise awareness that bicyclists are on the street, and ask that we all share the road. All ages are invited. Helmets required. (6:30 p.m., starting at Dixon Middle School 750 W. 200 N.)

Utah Valley Earth Forum May Meeting: Lecture on “Car-free Spaces ”: Wednesday, May 21 –  BYU Professor Shawn Miller will lead a discussion on car-free spaces for the UVEF. Audience participation is encouraged and refreshments are provided. (7pm at the Provo Library)

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  1. Emily Lower

    How do people bike to work in work clothes? How many work places have showers which seem essential? Just curious if this topic has come up this week. . .

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