Grab your bikes, trikes, boards, skates, and scooters and ride on down to the grand opening of Provo’s Lakeview Parkway! The new westside connector is about to open and to celebrate we’re hosting a non-motorized All-Wheels Festival! This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the open road and take advantage of the brand new corridor. Pedal, skate, drive or just walk on over to 1100 West and 1560 South on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for a once-in-a-lifetime event! *Please note that Lakeview Parkway is closed, so the only street access to the event is from 1100 West. Scroll to the bottom of the post for directions.
Besides cruising along the 3-mile stretch of open road, there will be:
Grand Opening Celebration
On your mark, get set, go! Mayor Curtis will welcome everyone to the event on the Main Stage at 5:30 pm to kick-off the All-Wheels Festival. There will be a giant inflatable arch, candy cannon shooting off delicious treats, countdown from the crowd, and an official ribbon cutting. Make sure you get to the event early so you don’t miss this opening ceremony.
“Decorate your Ride” Contest
Go the extra mile (pun intended) and come to the event with your “ride” decorated! Think streamers, posters, ribbon, garland, colorful tape, balloons, etc. We’ll have staff on sight giving out prizes for the most creative, craziest, cutest, and best decorated forms of transportation. And just in case you forget or you don’t have time to “decorate your ride”, a complimentary decorating booth will be available for participants. Prizes include $25 gift cards to the Provo Towne Centre mall, Provo Rocks shirts, and other gift cards to local restaurants and downtown shops.
Free Hot Chocolate
We’re serving up free hot chocolate for the first 200 people. Stop by our drink station at the event and enjoy a cup.
Food Truck Round Up
Remember to come to the event hungry! Starting at 5:00 pm, you’ll be able to order dinner from some of your favorite food trucks. We’ve got a great line-up which includes: Kona Ice, Ernies Sports Deli, Cubby’s, The Mouse Trap, Cupbop, The Soda Truck, Madera, Chug-a-lug, Family Squeezed lemonade, The Penguin Bros, Aji Sauce, Charlie Boys BBQ, Cluck Truck, and Mama Lau. We will also be posting updates on who’s coming on our Facebook Event Page.
Bounce House Inflatables
You can’t have a party without giant inflatables! Get ready to jump the night away in our Challenge Obstacle Course, 25-foot Dual Lane Mega Slide, and Castle Bounce House.
Free Bike Tune-Ups
Everest Bike Repair, Provo’s newest bike repair shop will be offering free bike tune-ups to anyone who brings their bicycle to the event. Stop by their station for an adjustment and safety check-up.
Free Bike Registration
Did you know that all bicycles that are used in Provo must be licensed? Help us prevent the theft of bicycles in our community by registering and licensing your bicycle with City of Provo. The fee for a bicycle license is $1 per bike but if you stop by Provo City’s booth at the event you can get your bicycle registered for free! For more information visit our Bike Licensing page on Provo’s website.
Don’t forget to check out our amazing vendors while you’re at the event – many of them will be giving out free prizes and swag. UDOT will have an amazing display showcasing the Westside Connector’s construction process. McCoard’s Farm will be giving away pumpkins and tickets to the Provo Corn Maze! Check out their booth for a chance to win and get your picture taken with Bigfoot. Yelp will be giving away bike bells, sweat bands and water bottles to the first 200 people. Other vendors include: Provo Bicycle Committee, Provo Bicycle Collective, Provo Airport, UVU Flight School, Pedal Provo Ghost Tours, and much more! We’ve got a great line-up and will be posting updates on who’s coming on our Facebook Event Page.
Prizes & Giveaways
Don’t expect to leave the event empty handed! There will be many opportunities to win prizes, enter drawing giveaways, and try your luck at the event. Utah Lake State Park will be giving away an Annual Pass good for day-use entrance fees at Utah State Parks! Allegiant is giving away two round-trip tickets in the form of a $200 voucher and Swire Coca-cola is giving out free sodas to anyone who rides to the west-end of the corridor! UVU Flight School will be giving away introductory plane and helicopter flights! We’ve got so many amazing grand prizes, which we will announce on the Main Stage at 6:45 pm.
Parking & Directions
Lakeview Parkway is so new, it can’t be found on Google Maps yet but if you head towards 1100 West and 1560 South you’ll be in the right place. We encourage everyone to ride their bikes, trikes, boards, skates, and scooters or walk on down to the event. If you’re unable to pedal on over, there will be event parking available in the church parking lot on 1100 West. See map below.
Check out our Facebook Event Page for all the details, vendor information, and exciting new updates and don’t forget to RSVP. Hope to see you there!