We are halfway through Provo Bike Month and there’s still plenty of fun events, challenges and activities to participate in! Just this week we have the Worldwide Ride of Silence, a Bike in Movie and the Provo Bike Picnic! These are all great bicycling events you can do with your family or friends. Check out the list of events below for all the details and get ready to make Provo an even more bicycle-friendly community.
Worldwide Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 17 | Meet @ 6:30 pm, Ride starts @ 7:00 pm
Dixon Middle School (750 W 200 N)
Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence on May 17th to ride to honor people who were killed or injured while biking this last year and last several years. We will begin at Dixon Middle School and go for a short, slow, silent ride with brief stops at the ghost bike memorials for Doug Crow and Mark Robinson, and return to Dixon Middle School where we will have light refreshments.
Wednesday, May 17 & 24 | 8:00 pm
Provo Bicycle Collective (397 E 200 N)
Each Wednesday in May at 8pm the Provo Bicycle Collective will be hosting a movie night. Every week will be a different bike-themed movie. They will all be family friendly and a little over an hour in length. Make sure to bring your bike and a blanket as well as your favorite movie snack. For more information, follow the Bike Collective Facebook Group.
Provo Bike Picnic
Saturday, May 20 | Meet @ 4:30 pm, Ride starts at 5:00 pm
Meet at Utah Lake State Park (4400 Center St, Provo) | Picnic @ Lakeview Park (2825 W 1390 N)
There’s no sweeter way to spend your Saturday afternoon than a bike picnic. Meet us at 4:30 pm at Utah Lake State Park for a fun, causal bike ride. We will pedal on over to Lakeview Park to enjoy a homemade picnic. Be sure to pack your own food and blankets. Semi Formal dress is encouraged as the theme is fancy lawn party. We will be having a best dressed competition as well as best bike decorations and best picnic set up. For more information and to stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Pedal Provo Ghost Tour
Friday, May 26th | 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Memorial Park (800 E Center Street)
Pedal Provo Ghost Tour is holding a very special tour in celebration of Provo Bike Month! Plus they are charging 50% off normal admission so don’t miss out on this chance to travel through the eerie side of Provo. We will begin at Memorial Park on Center Street in Provo. The start time will be 9:00 PM with a different route than usual – so you can see more of Provo! The route will be about 5 miles long and it will be a loop. We will stop about 5-7 times to listen to ghost stories.
Tickets are required to come on this ride so please visit their website: https://pedalprovo.com/
Fun Fun Underground Forrest Race and BBQ!
Saturday, May 27th | 7:00 pm
Paul Ream Wilderness Park (1600 500 N)
The FUFFR is back! This event is more of a bike-themed party than a race. The course weaves through trees and streams in Paul Ream Wilderness Park. You’ll get dirty, wet, and likely crash. Last time, we completely shredded a single speed cog on an old beach cruiser. We’ll send 4 people at a time through the course on beach cruisers provided by Provo Bicycle Collective. Winners of each group will race in a final run and the winners will be crowned as the champions of the FFUFR 2017. Hot dogs will be provided; please bring a picnic-style side to share! To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Provo Bike Challenge
Monday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 31
Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Provo is eligible to participate in the Provo Bike Challenge. This event is an easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues, and the Provo community to ride more. Participants are asked to record their daily/weekly miles ridden (using the Strava app) and points will be awarded throughout the challenge.
Participate for a chance to win weekly prizes and giveaways. Those who finished at the top of their category (Organization, Female & Male) will be awarded at the end of the challenge and honored during Provo City’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.